First edition, 1977. Hardback. Folio. 87pp plus 81 plates (most multiple images). Three etchings by Robin Tanner signed in pencil: Title page: “Wren and Primroses”; Page 85 “Full Moon” and Page 87 “The Old Road”. Quarter blue morocco over tan cloth. Gilt titles to spine and top edge gilt. The book begins with a series of essays on etchings and etchers before progressing to an A - Z of British etchers with brief biographies for each. This is followed by an appendix listing minor etchers; a list of drypoints and etchings by Edmund Blampied; The etchings of Muirhead Bone; a provisional list of the etchings of C. R. W. Nevinson; and a chronological list of the etchings and drypoints of Joseph Webb. There then follow the 81 plates of illustrations which include, amongst others, illustrations of works by C. Aldin, W. Austen, Sir H. J. F. Badeley, L. C. Baumer, E. Blampied, Sir D. Muirhead Bone, G. L. Brockhurst, C. W. Cope, E. J. Detmold, Sir W. Russell Flint, F. L. M. Griggs, Sir F. S Haden, Dame L. Knight, W. Menpes, Sir J. E. Millais, C. R. W. Nevinson, S. Palmer, L. Pissarro, Sir J. C. Robinson, Sir F. Short, J. J. J. Tissot, C. F. Tunnicliffe & J. A. McN. Whistler et al.
Author Guichard, Kenneth M.
Publisher Robin Garton
Condition Very good condition. A little rubbing to boards, mostly to extremities) and spine. Light soiling & occasional mark to boards. Internally clean and bright. Very small mark to rear free endpaper. No tissue guards to the three signed etchings.
Pages 87pp plus 81 plates.