McKNIGHT KAUFFER, E. WADSWORTH, Edward, GIBBINGS, Robert, RAVERAT, Gwen, ROOKE, Noel, WHITE, Ethelbert. DODGSON, Campbell. ~ Contemporary English Woodcuts.
No. 435 of 550 copies. 27 original woodcuts all printed on simile Japan paper on individual pages by Lady Mabel Annesley, Eric Daglish, E.M. O’R. Dickey, Marcia Lane Foster, Robert Gibbings, J.F. Greenwood, Vivien Gribble, Philip Hagreen, E.McKnight Kauffer, Rupert Lee, Sydney Lee, John Nash, D.T. Nightingale, Margaret Pilkington, Gwen Raverat, Noel Rooke, Edward Wadsworth and Ethelbert White. Large 4to., original linen backed printed boards with a design by Vivien Gribble on upper cover, spine lettered in black. Some slight rubbing to edges and darkening to the spine, endpapers a little browned by generally very good.
Includes some astonishing work such as McKnight Kauffer’s ‘Flight’, two marvellous Gibbings woodcuts, Edward Wadsworth’s ‘Yorkshire’, Raverat’s ‘Bathsheba’ and Margaret Pilkington’s ‘Echo’.
A marvellous book by the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum which celebrates the beginnings of the reflowering of the art of cutting and engraving on wood in Britain in the first half of the 20th century.