Fifty Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley, Selected from the Collection Owned by Mr. H. S. Nichols
New York: H. S. Nichols, 1920. Limited Edition of 500. A Very Good Hardcover. Published for subscribers only. Edition: "500 copies ... have been printed ... and these have been numbered 1 to 500." No. 427 of a Limited Edition of 500 copies, with signature of Nichols.
Black cloth over beveled boards, gilt spine and on front cover with elaborate flower motif designs, without oil-cloth jacket. Small folio; 12.25 inches tall; Unpaginated; All illustrations in black and white, printed on rectos. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with dulled cloth.
Very Good. Item #16067
The drawings are considered forgeries probably by Nichols and one of his associates according to Beardsley experts. In a style very like Beardsley's, though perhaps a bit less stylish in implementation. Cf. Aubrey Beardsley / A.E. Gallatin. 1945. p. -141.