Under Noel Rooke's tuition, and inspired by John Nash, Mary Skempton became a competent engraver while still a post-graduate student and she produced much of her best work while at the Royal College of Art. Although she later turned to book binding at which she excelled she never lost her love for & creativity in the art medium of engraving. 'This book contains a representative selection from the full range of engravings dating between 1936 and 1980.' The biographical notes have been written by her husband Prof. A W Skempton. This item is now very uncommon.
Author Julia Elton (Foreword)
Date 1989 First edition ; Limited edition no.48 / 150
Binding Quarter beige cloth, tan boards with gilt title on tan label laid down on spine.
Publisher Libanus Press, Marlborough (Privately Printed)
Illustrator 44 wood engravings, printed in black, red & brown + vignette on title page & one small engraving
Condition VG +
Pages 60 incl. 44 pages of wood engravings