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[ATTERBURY, Rowley Streatfeild, 1920-2011] : THE CONTRIBUTORS : BEING THE PAPER OF A TALK DELIVERED TO THE WYNKYN DE WORDE SOCIETY AT STATIONERS' HALL ON 16TH MAY 1974.

[ATTERBURY, Rowley Streatfeild, 1920-2011] : THE CONTRIBUTORS : BEING THE PAPER OF A TALK DELIVERED TO THE WYNKYN DE WORDE SOCIETY AT STATIONERS' HALL ON 16TH MAY 1974.

Westerham : Westerham Press, 1974. First edition : the American issue, with the New York imprint of the Sandstone Press on a sticker on the verso of the title-page. A talk by the owner of the Westerham Press on the most influential book designers and printers working in twentieth-century England.
Post 8vo (22cm). (32)pp. Illustrations - portraits of Barnett Freedman, Eric Gregory, Eric Humphries, James Shand, Oliver Simon, Jan Tschichold, Berthold Wolpe, etc., a colour illustration by E. McKnight Kauffer, facsimiles and tipped-in facsimile Curwen Press flyers. Original cloth; very good in a just lightly used dust-jacket.

£15

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BIGGS, John R. (John Reginald), 1909-1989 : THE CRAFT OF WOODCUTS.

BIGGS, John R. (John Reginald), 1909-1989 : THE CRAFT OF WOODCUTS.

London : Blandford Press, (1968). A reprint of the original 1963 edition. A very attractively produced and illustrated guide to the tools and techniques of woodcut, linocut, wood-engraving, printing, paper, etc.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (64)pp. Illustrations throughout, many in a second colour. Original boards; a fine and bright copy in the just slightly rubbed but still very clean and fresh dust-jacket.

£15

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BRENNI, Vito J. (Vito Joseph), 1923-2012 : BOOK ILLUSTRATION AND DECORATION : A GUIDE TO RESEARCH.

BRENNI, Vito J. (Vito Joseph), 1923-2012 : BOOK ILLUSTRATION AND DECORATION : A GUIDE TO RESEARCH.

Westport : Greenwood Press, (1980). First edition. A bibliography of the published resources - over 2,000 citations of books, pamphlets, essays, theses, etc. Includes material on book decoration, manuals of illustration, methods of illustration, history of illustration, children's books, science, medicine, music, geography, history, etc.
Medium 8vo (25cm). viii,(192)pp. Original cloth; just a touch dusty, but a very good copy.

£25

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BRYANT, Mark, 1953- & HENEAGE, Simon, 1930-2011 : DICTIONARY OF BRITISH CARTOONISTS AND CARICATURISTS : 1730-1980.

BRYANT, Mark, 1953- & HENEAGE, Simon, 1930-2011 : DICTIONARY OF BRITISH CARTOONISTS AND CARICATURISTS : 1730-1980.

Aldershot : Scolar Press, (1994). First edition. A thoroughly researched biographical dictionary – from Hogarth to the late twentieth century.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (xviii),252pp. Numerous illustrations. Original boards; very good in just faintly sunned dust-jacket.

£25

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BURGESS, Frederick William, 1855-1945 : OLD PRINTS AND ENGRAVINGS.

BURGESS, Frederick William, 1855-1945 : OLD PRINTS AND ENGRAVINGS.

London : George Routledge & Sons / New York : G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 1924. First edition. A well-illustrated and wide-ranging guide in the Home Connoisseur series – with chapters on the engravers; processes; terms; wood blocks; mezzotints; stipples; line engraving; aquatints; lithographs; colour prints; Baxter prints; Arundel prints; early book illustrations; frontispieces and title-pages; dedicatory plates; printers’ marks; bookplates; portraits; Japanese colour prints; sporting prints; military prints; costumes; trade cards; tickets, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). xii,(282),[ii]pp. Plates. Original cloth gilt; just a hint of rubbing; a few plates a little loose (but all present); a very good and bright copy.

£25

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FARLEIGH, John (Frederick William Charles), 1900-1965 : ENGRAVING ON WOOD.

FARLEIGH, John (Frederick William Charles), 1900-1965 : ENGRAVING ON WOOD.

Leicester : Dryad Press, (1954). First edition. John Farleigh and a masterly illustrated essay on the techniques of wood engraving - the blocks, the printing, the use of the graver, the spitsticker, the round and square scorper, the tint tool and the multiple tool, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (52)pp. Illustrated with Farleigh's diagrams, illustrations and examples throughout. Original decorative boards in a three-colour Farleigh design. Very good.

£25

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GILMOUR, Pat : ARTISTS AT CURWEN : A CELEBRATION OF THE GIFT OF ARTISTS' PRINTS FROM THE CURWEN STUDIO.

GILMOUR, Pat : ARTISTS AT CURWEN : A CELEBRATION OF THE GIFT OF ARTISTS' PRINTS FROM THE CURWEN STUDIO.

London : Tate Gallery, (1977). First edition : the hardback issue. An account of the Curwen Press, published to accompany the 1977 Tate exhibition. Includes a full catalogue of the exhibition (340 items), a checklist of the complete donation, a glossary of printing terms, etc. With colour plates by Edward Bawden, Claud Lovat Fraser, Barnett Freedman, David Hockney, McKnight Kauffer, John Nash, Paul Nash, John Piper, Eric Ravilious, Ceri Richards, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (168),[viii]pp. Plates, some coloured. Illustrations. Facsimiles. Original boards; a very good copy in the dust-jacket.

£30

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GOLDMAN, Paul : VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS 1850-1870 : THE HEYDAY OF WOOD-ENGRAVING. THE ROBIN DE BEAUMONT COLLECTION.

GOLDMAN, Paul : VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS 1850-1870 : THE HEYDAY OF WOOD-ENGRAVING. THE ROBIN DE BEAUMONT COLLECTION.

Boston : David R. Godine, (1994). First American edition. With chapters on the literature; the explosion in popular publishing; publishers, editors, engravers and entrepreneurs; the readership; the artists; foreign influences, etc., with a checklist of the 592 items in the Robin de Beaumont collection (now in the British Museum). With a preface by Antony Griffiths and a preliminary essay by Robin de Beaumont.
Crown 4to (26cm). 144pp. Colour plates. Ninety-two illustrations. Original cloth; very good in dust-jacket.

£25

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GRIFFITS, Thomas E. (Thomas Edgar), 1883-1957 : THE TECHNIQUE OF COLOUR PRINTING BY LITHOGRAPHY : A CONCISE MANUAL OF DRAWN LITHOGRAPHY.

GRIFFITS, Thomas E. (Thomas Edgar), 1883-1957 : THE TECHNIQUE OF COLOUR PRINTING BY LITHOGRAPHY : A CONCISE MANUAL OF DRAWN LITHOGRAPHY.

London : Faber & Faber, (1947). The third impression of the original 1940 edition. A most attractive guide to all aspects of lithography, with material on the materials (stones, plates, graining, polishing, textures, transfer papers, etc.), equipment, press work, artists' work, etc. With an introduction by Frank Pick.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xvi,110,[ii]pp. Eight colour plates and the complete set of the six loosely inserted colour-stop masks. Illustrations and diagrams. Original decorative cloth; mild tanning of endpapers; top edge slightly spotted, but a very good copy.

£15

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LEWIS, Griselda, 1917-2014 - editor : HANDBOOK OF CRAFTS.

LEWIS, Griselda, 1917-2014 - editor : HANDBOOK OF CRAFTS.

[London] : Edward Hulton, 1960. First edition. Essays by various hands on all manner of craft work - Edward Bawden on lino cutting, David Gentleman on wood engraving, and further chapters on embroidery, patchwork, fabric collages, rugs, handweaving, upholstery, chair-caning, rush basket-work, toys, dolls, glove puppets, toy theatres and much more.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (372)pp. Plates. Illustrations. Diagrams. Original patterned boards; very good in a just lightly used and slightly nicked dust-jacket. Ownership inscription of Beryl G. Miller.

£25

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PENNELL, Joseph, 1860-1926 : MODERN ILLUSTRATION.

PENNELL, Joseph, 1860-1926 : MODERN ILLUSTRATION.

London : George Bell & Sons, 1898. Second edition. A masterly survey of late nineteenth-century book and magazine illustration from the influential Joseph Pennell. Individual chapters discuss techniques of reproduction, French illustration, English illustration, American illustration, etc. Heavily illustrated with examples of the work of all the leading exponents. First published in 1895, the present edition was issued in Gleeson White's "Practical Designing" series as a handbook for students. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
Crown 8vo (20cm). xxvi,146,[iv]pp. Over 170 plates and illustrations. Original decorative cloth; lightly rubbed and a little sunned; slight spotting of edges and lower cover; some spotting throughout; but a good and sound copy.

£25

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SENDAK, Maurice (Maurice Bernard), 1928-2012 : CALDECOTT & CO. : NOTES ON BOOKS AND PICTURES.

SENDAK, Maurice (Maurice Bernard), 1928-2012 : CALDECOTT & CO. : NOTES ON BOOKS AND PICTURES.

London : Reinhardt Books, (1989). First British edition. Essays, thoughts and interviews from the master on children's books, their history and their illustrators - on Hans Christian Andersen, Edward Ardizzone, Jean de Brunhoff, Randolph Caldecott, Walt Disney, Claude Lovat Fraser, George MacDonald, Maxfield Parrish, Beatrix Potter, and many more.
Medium 8vo (24cm). [viii],216pp. Illustrations. Original cloth gilt; a very good copy in a just slightly dusty dust-jacket.

£20

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STONE, Reynolds, 1909-1979 : REYNOLDS STONE : ENGRAVINGS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE ARTIST AND AN APPRECIATION BY KENNETH CLARK.

STONE, Reynolds, 1909-1979 : REYNOLDS STONE : ENGRAVINGS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE ARTIST AND AN APPRECIATION BY KENNETH CLARK.

London : John Murray, (1977). First edition. A handsome recapitulation of Reynolds Stone’s lifetime of work in wood engraving – over 550 illustrations (many in colour) – illustrative work, decorations, title-pages, bookplates, labels, etc. – each of them described and set in context. Printed at the Curwen Press. Loosely inserted are a copy of the original prospectus and a 1978 Cambridge University Press invitation, utilising the armorial device by Stone illustrated on p.132.
Imperial 8vo (30cm). (xliv),(154),[ii]pp. Original buckram; a very good, bright and clean copy in a dust-jacket with a couple of short tears.

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VACHER, Francis, 1843-1914 : ENGRAVERS & ENGRAVING : BEING THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS ...

VACHER, Francis, 1843-1914 : ENGRAVERS & ENGRAVING : BEING THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS ...

Manchester : Privately Printed, [1887]. First edition. A tour of the methods of engraving – wood-engraving, dot manner, line engraving, chiaro-oscuro, etching, soft-ground etching, dry-point, mezzotint, aquatint, stipple, Blake’s manner, etc. – with reference to the great masters. The presidential address to the Birkenhead Literary & Scientific Society, Session XXXI, 1887-1888.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],106,[iv]pp. Five collotype plates. Original stiff card wrappers, top edge gilt; floral cotton endpapers; a few faint spots, but a very good copy in the original parchment dust-jacket, printed in red and black, and with a design by Thomas Bewick on the upper panel; the parchment a little soiled and discoloured.- but still attractive.

£40

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