The Quest of the Golden Girl. A Romance
Le Gallienne, Richard.

London: John Lane, 1896. First edition. Binding extremities very lightly rubbed. Minor chips and a few small tears to crown and tail of spine. Contemporary ink signature on title-page. A very good, bright copy. Original blue-green cloth stamped elaborately in gilt in an Art Nouveau design by Will Bradley (1868-1962). Octavo. x, [2], 308, [2], [1, ad (Item ID: 16409)


William Henry Bradley was an American illustrator and artist, and dubbed the “Dean of American Designers” by The Saturday Evening Post. He was the highest paid artist in America during the twentieth century. His artistic style is a form of Art Noveau and draws heavily from the Arts and Crafts Movement (1880-1910) and Japanese block printing. His work is often compared to that of Aubrey Beardsley. He is credited with popularizing the two-dimensional poster style in the United States. Many typefaces, including Bradley Type and Wayside Roman, were based on his designs.

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