FURST, Herbert (editor)

The Woodcut: An Annual.

Published: The Fleuron Ltd.

Date: 1927 - 1930

Volumes 1-4 (complete). Limited editions; all small folio. Volumes 1 & 2 from the Curwen Press Library with bookplates pasted to front pastedowns, original cloth-backed patterned boards in dust jackets; volumes 3 & 4 with top edges gilt and remainder uncut and original buckram. Nos. 3 & 4 are from the special edition of 80 and 75 copies (numbered 15 and unnumbered) with a signed woodcut by John Nash and Eric Ravilious bound in as frontispieces. The four volumes have woodcuts throughout including some tipped in. Volume 1, in paper binding designed and engraved by Paul Nash, includes essays by Furst, Robert Gibbings on 'The Golden Cockerel Press', Paul Nash on 'Woodcut Patterns', Eric Gill on 'Intaglio Printing from Wood Blocks'. Volume 2 includes essays by Furst, Douglas Percy Bliss on 'The Tools of the Wood-Engraver and Edmund Bucher on Frans Masereel, in paper binding designed and engraved by Enid Marx. Volume 3 includes essays by Furst, W.A. Thorpe on John Nash and Victor Scholderer on 'Wood and Metal in the Invention of Printing'. Volume 4, includes essays by Furst on Bewick and A.F. Johnson on 'Woodcut Writing-Books'. Volume 1 is near fine, with a little rubbing to the extremities, in a worn and torn dust jacket; Volume 2 is near fine, with a little rubbing to the extremities, in a very good dust jacket, faded to the spine; Volume 3 is very good faded to the spine and extremities; Volume 4 is also very good faded to the spine and extremities. A rare complete set preserved in a specially made slip case.

£2000

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