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I begin my exploration by positing a history of the symbolism of the pomegranate. As we shall see, in Christian and classical lore, pomegranates have been associated with both fertility and fecundity - and therefore prosperity - and with death, blood, and violence. Thus, the implications of the fruit are paradoxical, a matter that is essential to the appraisal of these baffling stories. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page.
If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. Read preview. Blue cloth with orange titles and decoration. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some cracks and splits to top and tail of spine on both sides; appears to have been professionally repaired. A little fraying of cloth. Some scuff marks and uneven fading.
Front joint is partially cracked. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some pages internally. All plates present. London: James R. Osgood McIlvaine, Small quarto. Gilt green cloth backed cream cloth over boards, elaborately decorated in gilt and red.
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Plates, illustrations and decorated endsheets. Binding a bit darkened, with some pale discolorations at edge, ownership signature on preliminary blank, corners a trifle worn, the plates by Shannon somewhat faded as usual but still legible, a few small nicks and a short tear to the edges of the front free endsheet but a good, sound copy, a few leaves unopened. First edition. Design, illustrations and decorations by C.
Ricketts and C. Shannon, with plates by the latter. One of one thousand copies printed.
Original pictorial cloth gilt, covers a bit discoloured but nicely restored by Coriander Reisbord. First edition, copies printed.
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Although Wilde remained effusive about the decoration of his book and defended it from public criticism , the printing of Shannon's four plates had been difficult. As a result of some fault in the printing process, a dusty deposit appeared on each plate, which was only noticed after the book was bound. Unfortunately the solution - wiping each plate with a flannel - removed the surface of the print and left the images rather faint, and in some cases, almost invisible.
Also the binding has proved over time to be very susceptible to soiling and spotting. This copy is about average or better than most copies. Turn of the Century, 6.
Very Good. Designed and decorated by Charles Ricketts and Charles H. With in-text pictorial illustrations and 4 plates designed by Shannon.
A house of pomegranates / by Oscar Wilde ; with sixteen illustrations by Jessie M. King
Original olive-green quarter linen and decorated cream linen over boards, gilt spine, pictorial design stamped in gold and red on the front board, pictorial endpapers. Small contemporary ownership signature in ink on the front pastedown. Darkening and some fading to the boards and spine, wear to the joints, edges, and spine-ends, the endpapers are toned, a near very good copy, with the plates by Shannon somewhat faded, as usual.
The gilt stamped front cover designs of the peacock, fountain, and basket of pomegranates are clearly discernible, as are red-ink decorations and lettering. A good copy of this famous book, despite the faults in the printing of Shannon's plates, all four impressions in this copy are clearly visible. Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, Card Board. Near Fine. One of copies. Printed on Van Gelder paper. Raised bands on spine. Clean unmarked copy.
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Postage stamp sized owners bookplate inside front cover. Ships with Tracking Number! Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! A House of Pomegranates. Methuen, London. Wilde, indeed, "characterize [d] the stories as illustrations of a highly sophisticated and complex project: 'an attempt to mirror modern life in a form remote from reality'" Gillespie These issues are dealt with in such a manner that no straightforward map of the ethics depicted can be created, for just as a story appears to nominate an expositive model for the moral world of the volume, a new piece of information, or a subsequent tale, unsettles its foundations.
I begin my exploration by positing a history of the symbolism of the pomegranate. As we shall see, in Christian and classical lore, pomegranates have been associated with both fertility and fecundity - and therefore prosperity - and with death, blood, and violence. Thus, the implications of the fruit are paradoxical, a matter that is essential to the appraisal of these baffling stories.
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