Twelve Wood Engravings. by GIBBINGS, Robert. BAYNARD PRESS.

One of only 125 with Gibbings remarkable ‘vanished line’ wood engravings

~ Twelve Wood Engravings.

[London] Printed at The Baynard Press by Sanders Phillips & Co. 1921

One of only 125 copies signed by the artist. 12 strong wood engravings by Robert Gibbings each printed on the recto of an individual leaf with the verso blank. Sm. 4to., in the original canvas backed grey paper covered printed boards, small tape marks to endpapers, small mark on lower pastedown, otherwise extremely good.

Robert Gibbings’ first book, produced only 7 years after he first began engraving. The images are beautifully constructed with the structure coming from the black - effectively appearing as black and white shapes vanishing into the page. They are extremely unusual and graphically extremely imposing and strong. The subjects are The Mill, The Little Copse, Trees at Oxenbridge, Fowey Harbour, Local Races, The Model and the Mirror, Evening Sunshine, A Street in Macedonia, Scraps, The Girl in the Garret, Tigne, Malta and The Rick yard.

Kirkus, 1t
Stock ref: 9685
Keywords: Book, Illustrated
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