BARBARIAN PRESS. LANDON, Richard. GIBBINGS, Robert. ~ Gibbings & Grey and The Charm of Birds.
Edited and introduced by Richard Landon. 20 wood engravings by Robert Gibbings printed from the original blocks with accompanying text from books illustrated by Gibbings. One of 350 copies. 8vo., original blue cloth backed pictorial paper covered boards, printed paper spine label. A fine copy.
Each wood engraving, originally done for Lord Grey of Fallodon’s The Charm of Birds is accompanied by appropriate text from one of Gibbings’s books - The Charm of Birds, Fallodon Paper, Sweet Thames Run Softly and Till I End My Song. The engravings would have been printed using stereos or electros in these trade books so it is really interesting to see what Gibbings’s work looks like printed from the original blocks.