WHITTINGTON PRESS. RECKITT, Rachel. BISHOP, Hal. ~ Lost and Found. Rachel Reckitt's book illustrations, including the complete set of woodblocks engraved for The Mill on the Floss, & what was lost in their making.
One of only 55 copies with a complete set of proofs for The Mill on the Floss, this no. xlv. Set in Van Dijeck type on Zerkall mould made paper. Sm. 4to., original half duck egg blue oasis with patterned paper covered sides with image by Reckitt repeat printed in blue, the portfolio of proofs in quarter blue cloth with blue paper covered sides, housed in the original blue cloth and blue paper slipcase. Some fading to spine as usual with this colour leather, otherwise an extremely good copy.
The 16 proofs for Mill on the Floss appear here for the first time and the other 18 engravings in the book show how her style was developed prior to these engravings.