The Rose and the Cross. ART DECO DESIGN, Clifford Bax.
The Rose and the Cross.

The Rose and the Cross.

Mullock, Dorothy (illus).
London. Cecil Palmer. No date. Ca. 1928.
Play script in paper wraps 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 22 pp. plus one page of advertising. Four silkscreen color plates by Welsh-born artist Dorothy Mullock. Light foxing to a number of pages, heaviest on two pages at the rear of the volume, light toning to front and back covers, otherwise good condition. Book inscribed by the original owner "1928" while the date "1918" appears on the first title page; presumably this is the date of composition. The title page also states the volume is Number 2 in the "Studio Plays" series. Bax's short verse play is set in fifteenth century Italy. A line intoned in the play's opening speech commends "the delicate joy of spoken rhyme"; the reader is duly warned. The deco color plates, each depicting women, are in good condition, with very light foxing, restricted chiefly to margins. Overall, an attractive publication with condition issues noted. Item #49241

Price: $150.00