Charles Ricketts, Everything For Art: Selected Writings
edited with an introduction by Nicholas Frankel

Published 1 December 2013

Hardbound: 15.6 x 23.4 cm., 351 pp.
33 black and white illustrations and 8 color plates

ISBN 978 1 904201 22 9
£40.00 / $60.00

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Charles Ricketts, Everything For Art: Selected Writings

edited by Nicholas Frankel

writings on printing and book design

Of Typography and The Harmony of the Printed Page
A Note on Original Wood-Engraving
A Defence of the Revival of Printing
Book Printing
Introduction to A Bibliography of Books Issued by Hacon and Ricketts

writings on art

The Unwritten Book
William Morris and His Influence on the Arts and Crafts
Prefatory Note to A Catalogue of Mr. Shannon’s Lithographs
On Velasquez
On Rubens
On Titian
From Titian
The Tendency of the Venetian School and Titian’s Influence
A Note On The Art of Watteau
from “Puvis de Chavannes”
Gustave Moreau
Three essays on Egyptian art:    Head of Amenemmes III in Obsidian
   Head in Serpentine of Amenemmes III
    Bas-Relief Figure of a King of the Ptolemaic Period in Blue Faience
On First Seeing the Pyramids
On the Hermes of Praxiteles

memoirs and recollections

Oscar Wilde: Recollections
Michael Field
On Wilde’s Salome


From The Dial No. 2:
    Ella The She-Bear
    Snow in Spring
From Unrecorded Histories:
    A Morning in Spring
    The New God
    The Two Peaches
Beyond The Threshold


1. “The Vale Artists No. 2 – Charles Ricketts,” from The Sketch
2. “Mr. Charles Ricketts & The Vale Press” (An Interview), from Bookselling
3. “The Work of Charles Ricketts,” by J. W. Gleeson White

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