Charles Ricketts’ page decorations for books published by the Vale Press: The Race of Leaves by Michael Field (1901),
The Rowley Poems of Thomas Chatterton edited by R. Steele (1898),
The Poems of Sir John Suckling edited by John Gray (1896).
its been a bit toasty where I’m at recently (where isn’t at this point though, am i right fellas) and before i went to bed, i had my window open to let that cool breeze on in, but i have wild anxiety about sleeping with my window open, so i distinctly made sure to close it before i tucked in.
but i rustled up at like 3, and THE WINDOW WAS OPEN AGAIN whoooaaaa i know its not that spooky, but I have a weird..feature…where i for some reason maintain my complete consciousness while I sleep, and definitely would have remembered if i woke up to open the window, bc I’m always aware of myself when i sleep…also i don’t know why i would have opened it on my own bc i would be even more afraid to open it in the pitch black of night
obvious solution? night ghouls are trying to get into my room at night to take my secret supply of Swedish fish i keep under my bed pile
Covers and patterned papers of books published by Ricketts and Shannon’s Vale Press:
‘Bird, arrow, and rose’ patterned paper for Fair Rosamund by Michael Field (1897), cover of The poems of Sir John Suckling (1896), cover of Nymphidia and the Muses Elizium by Michael Drayton (1896),
patterned paper for The Rowley poems of Thomas Chatterton (1898) (vol. 2).