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AUBREY BEARDSLEY

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"NOTORIOUS": BEARDSLEY'S ILLUSTRATIONS FOR WILDE'S SALOME, WITH 17 FOLIO PLATES INCLUDING ILLUSTRATIONS NOT IN THE 1894 EDITION

(WILDE, Oscar) BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. Portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley's Drawings Illustrating "Salome" London, 1906.

Scarce folio collection, circa 1906, of Beardsley's controversial illustrations for the 1894 first edition in English of Wilde's Salome, featuring 17 splendid folio plates, including the censored first version of "The Toilette of Salome" (XIII), deemed too scandalous for inclusion in the 1894 edition, in original half vellum and gilt-stamped portfolio. $2900.

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“THE CULT OF PERVERSITY AND IRONY”

BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. Yellow Book. London and Boston, 1894-97. Thirteen volumes.

Mixed edition of Beardsley’s celebrated art-nouveau quarterly, profusely illustrated with 220 plates after designs by Beardsley, Sickert, Crane, Sargent, Beerbohm, Leighton and many others. With literary contributions by such distinguished men of letters as Yeats, Wells, James, France, and Grahame. $2300.

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