FARLEIGH, John. POOLE, Monica. ~ The Wood Engravings of John Farleigh.
Frontispiece two colour wood engraving and 89 pages of wood engravings by John Farleigh, portrait of Farleigh and a few illustrations accompanying the text. Pp. iv, 122. Folio, original maroon cloth, gilt lettering on spine, no jacket. Exlibris on front pastedown.
An excellent illustrated look at the work of John Farleigh by his friend and pupil, the engraver Monica Poole. Included is a bibliography of his work.
John Farleigh (1900-1965) was a noted wood engraver, mural painter, designer and craftsman who was the co-founder and first Chairman of the Crafts Centre of Great Britain which first opened in 1947. As President of the Crafts Centre Prince Philip writes a foreword to this celebration of Farleigh’s wood engravings.