Cover design for 'The Sphinx' by Oscar Wilde
Published by Elkin Mathews & John Lane
Bound by Leighton, Son & Hodge
Vellum-covered boards blocked in gold
Museum no. NAL: Drawer 67
Charles Ricketts - Cover design for 'The Sphinx' by Oscar Wilde
Ricketts designed the typography, illustrations and binding for this edition of Oscar Wilde's Aesthetic poem The Sphinx. The binding combines Byzantine and Japanese motifs.