One of only 130 copies
KINDERSLEY, David. ~ Graphic Sayings.
Cambridge Kindersley & Skelton 1972
No. 25 of 130 copies signed by David Kindersley and Chirstopher Skelton. 16 sayings printed in different coloured ink on variously coloured papers by Christopher Skelton at his press from David Kindersley's original calligraphy, there are a futher set of prints in coloured inks on Japanese paper in a envelope at the end of the book. Oblong 4to., original maroon morocco backed silk covered boards with a calligraphic design by Kindersley printed in brown and gilt on the upper cover, housed in the original card slipcase with designs by Kindersley, spine lettered in gilt. An extremely good copy.
Kindersley calligraphically illustrated sixteen proverbs written by Idries Shah as an extention of his exploration of letteres in alphabetic form in 'Variations on the Theme of 26 Letters'. He writes that he 'let words develop into pictures'. The designs were originally drawn by Kindersley in pen on sheets of mould made paper and then painted in gouache on prints of the same size and paper. The prints of these on Japanese paper were the end result and were a very close collaboration between Kindersley and the printer, Eric Gill's nephew Christopher Skelton. Kindersley was Gill's greatest assistant.
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