The Dial 1896 & 1897 issued by Vale Press

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Vale Press. 2 issues of: THE DIAL: An Occasional Publication. Edited by C.S. Ricketts and C.H. Shannon. [from the colophon: Edinburgh & London: Ballantyne Press, 1896 & 1897]. Front wrap carries the “VP” pressmark, L. Hacon and C.S. Ricketts, 52 Warwick Street Regent Street. Folio (13 ¾ x 11 ¼ in.), printed brown wraps, woodcut design by Ricketts on both covers signed “CR”. Contents printed on cream laid unwatermarked paper, edition of 270 copies. A4 and A5 in Maureen Watry, The Vale Press. (1) Dial IV, 1896. Rear cover separated, fore-edges of both covers chipped, backstrip chipped, inconsequential blank pages foxed, partly unopened. Among the original prints: Lucien Pissaro, Le Petit Chaperon Rouge, woodcut; C.H. Shannon, Delia, stone lithograph; C.H. Shannon, Atlanta, stone lithograph; T. Sturge Moore, The Death of the Dragon, woodcut; T. Sturge Moore, Baby Giants, woodcut. (2) Dial V, 1897. Edges and backstrip chipped, inconsequential blank pages foxed, partly unopened. Among the original prints: Lucien Pissaro, Ruth, Orpar, and Naomi, and, Ruth, The Gleaner, 2 woodcuts; C.H. Shannon, The Infancy of Bacchus, lithograph on stone; C.H. Shannon, December, woodcut; T. Sturge Moore, Pan Island, woodcut; T. Sturge Moore, Centaur With A Bough, and, The Hare Making Circles In Her Mirth, woodcuts. Vale Press issued a total of 5 numbers of The Dial. [W]