Folio. Limited edition. One of 420 copies. Original quarter cloth with a patterned paper which is a reduced version of Bliss’s pattern of tattie-bogles. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, with numerous folded tipped-in plates, and with five prints made from original blocks. Original prospectus loosely inserted. As new.
Tattie-Bogles are scarecrows employed to keep Scottish potato fields free from predators. Bliss wrote to Edward Bawden in 1924 that, ‘I am troubled by Gargoyles and Tattie-Bogles’ and Simon Lawrence of The Fleece Press decided this would make a perfect title for the book. A long overdue celebration of the work of these two artists.
Author Yorke, Malcolm
Publisher Upper Denby, The Fleece Press
Offered by Anthony Smith Books