GWASG GREGYNOG. GRAHAM, Rigby. PENNANT, Thomas. ~ Pennant and his Welsh Landscapes. Selected readings from A Tour in Wales (1778-1784).
20 spectacular colour woodcuts by Rigby Graham, several being double page and dramatic colour woodcut endpapers. No. 79 of 150 copies. Set in Monotype Baskerville and printed on Velin arches pure cotton mould-made paper. Folio, original citron morocco backed orange cloth sides with gilt designs by Rigby Graham blocked on both sides, gilt lettering on spine, housed in the original purple cloth covered slipcase with design by Rigby Graham blocked in gilt on one side. Spine minutely darkened, otherwise as new.
The text is taken from Thomas Pennant’s famous eighteenth century work ‘A Tour in Wales’ and is here edited with an introduction by Gwyn Walters who perfectly captures the spirit and writings of the great naturalist and antiquarian who originally came from Flintshire.
Rigby Graham’s illustrations, which dramatically blend the eighteenth and twenty-first century landscapes are exciting and vibrant and stand as a monument to his remarkable achievements as an important British illustrator and printmaker.