ZULEIKA DOBSON OR AN OXFORD LOVE STORY.
ZULEIKA DOBSON OR AN OXFORD LOVE STORY.
ZULEIKA DOBSON OR AN OXFORD LOVE STORY.

ZULEIKA DOBSON OR AN OXFORD LOVE STORY.

(Baltimore: The Garamond Press for the Limited Editions Club , 1960).

FIRST OF THE EDITION WITH DISTINCTIVE ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT BY GEORGE HIM.
A fantasized distillation of the Oxford atmosphere of the 1890s. Beerbohm’s writing was characterized by elegance and a light but incisive touch of irony and wit. He was an associate in the 1890s of Wilde and Beardsley, the Rhymers’ Club, the Bodley Head Publishing circle and the New English Art Club. George Bernard Shaw, in his valedictory essay in the Saturday Review, dubbed him “the incomparable Max” and Beerbohm was hired by the Saturday Review to replace Shaw when he retired. This was Max Beerbohm’s only novel. Item #28055

First of the edition, one of 1,500 copies only, signed by the artist. Illustrated with full page color paintings and black and white drawings within the text by George Him. 4to, in the publisher’s original gray cloth covered boards, gilt lettered on the spine and pictorially decorated in purple and black on both the spine and upper cover. In the original slipcase with lettered label on the spine panel. xvi, 277 pp. A fine copy.

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Price: $75.00