Author: Michael Feld
Publisher: London, Sold by Messrs Hacon & Ricketts, 1901
The decorations are designed and cut on the wood by Charles Ricketts under whose supervision the book has been printed at the Ballantyne Press.
Limited edition of 280 copies on paper. Printed in red and black. Title-border and decorative borders by Charles Ricketts.
8vo., original paper covered boards with dead leaves motif, blue paper spine, paper label. A little browning to spine label, otherwise a very good copy.
Michael Field was the pseudonym used by Katharine Harris Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913) for their poetry and drama publications. Living in an openly lesbian relationship, they formed part of a large literary and artistic circle which grew around the Aesthetic Movement and included Oscar Wilde and Robert Browning, to whom they were particularly close. They settled in Richmond, near to Ricketts and his partner Charles Shannon, and collaborated with Ricketts on the production of several books.