FLORIN PRESS. POOLE, Monica. MACKLEY, George. ~ Monica Poole: Wood Engraver.
No.39 of 50 special copies, signed by the editor Graham Willliams. 33 wood engravings by Monica Poole and one by George Mackley, all printed from the original blocks. Printed by hand in Optima type on Basingwerk parchment paper, which Monica Poole chose for many of her editions. Folio, in a special binding of quarter tan morocco with linen covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, housed in the original brown cloth slipcase, label with Poole wood engraving on upper board. An extremely good copy.
Monica Poole (1921-2003) was a superb British wood engraver who trained under Noel Rooke and John Farleigh at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. She was enormously talented but not very prolific so her engravings were eagerly snapped up whenever they appeared on the market. This is a chance to see her beautiful work in one place.
With the original prospectus inserted loose