Book Description

This book offers a faithful reprint of Clare Leighton's most celebrated work. In the early 1930's she started work on a sequence of wood engravings depicting farming in England over the course of a calendar year. This was carried out against the backdrop of the Great Depression with its attendant high unemployment, hunger marches and the increasing mechanisation of agriculture. Already established as one of the most innovative engravers of her time Clare Leighton was encouraged to write a series of sketches to accompany the 12 engravings she had produced - and 'The Farmer's Year' became a reality to great critical acclaim both in England & North America.
Author Clare Leighton
Date 2012 Reprint of the 1933 original edition
Binding Green boards with silver titles to the spine + a decorated dust wrapper featuring one of her engravings 'April - Sowing' on the front cover
Publisher Little Toller Books, Dorset
Illustrator 12 Full page engravings as well as several smaller ones within the text, all created by Clare Leighton
Condition VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper (enclosed in a plastic sleeve)
Pages 58

Price: £50.00

Offered by Geoff Cox Books

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