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ARDIZZONE, EDWARD The Local. Wimborne Minster: Little Toller Books (an imprint of the Dovecote Press), 1010. Text by Maurice Gorham. Illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Introduction by Malcolm Yorke. A new edition of the 1939 classic from Cassell & Co. reproducing the colour lithographs printed at the Curwen Press. 9.25 X 6 ins. 92 pp. Paper covered boards with title and lithograph of "Christmas Eve at the Warrington" on upper cover. Ardizzone, and his childhood Irish friend, Maurice Gorham, Art Editor of "The Radio Times", used to visit the pubs near the artist's studio in Maida Vale most days. Indeed, the pub was Ardizzone's favourite milieu for people watching. "The Local" is the result of these happy lunchtime visits. Maurice Gorham points out that there were over 4000 pubs in London at the time. "But everyone of these pubs have one thing in common. Everyone is someone's local." A new edition of this book, called "Back To The Local" was published in 1949 with only black and white illustrations. This recast of the much loved original is long overdue. "The Local", with its vibrantly coloured lithographs, remains the coveted volume of the collectors. The original plates and Cassell's unsold copies were destroyed in The Blitz. As new.
ARDIZZONE, EDWARD Sketches For Friends. Boston: David R. Godine, 2002. Chosen and Introduced by Judy Taylor. First American edition. 6 X 8.5 ins. 127 pp. + Colophon. Pictorial boards with title on spine and upper cover. Ardizzone could never resist the temptation of filling his letters to family and friends with charming vignettes and sketches. Here, a selection of these letters, envelopes and their illustrations are drawn together by Judy Taylor, longtime children's book editor at the Bodley Head and one of Ardizzone's closest friends and correspondents. Illustrations throughout in colour and black and white. As new.
ARDIZZONE, EDWARD To War with Paper and Brush. Captain Edward Ardizzone, Official War Artist. Upper Denby: Fleece Press, 2007. By Malcolm Yorke. Conceived, typeset and designed by Simon Lawrence. First edition. One of 650 copies for sale. Set in Miller type and printed on Monadnock Dulcet paper. 9 X 11 ins. 170 pp. + Colophon. In full cloth binding by The Fine Bindery with paper title label on spine. Illustrated with 75 colour illustrations of Edward Ardizzone's wartime watercolours as well as numerous sketches and photographs of the artist in theatres of war. This is the first publication of Ardizzone's wartime exploits as an Official War Artist with special attention given to his time in North Africa and the push through Sicily into Italy. As new in custom green cloth covered slipcase.
ARDIZZONE, EDWARD: Arcadian Ballads illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Andoversford: the Whittington Press, 1977. By James Reeves. Number 177 of 200 copies set in 14 pt. Caslon type and printed in purple and black on Arches paper. Signed by the artist and author. 11 X 7.5 ins. 48 pp. Original cloth binding. T.E.G., others uncut. Paper title label on upper cover. 17 drawings by Edward Ardizzone. A fine copy in very slightly faded slip case.
AUSTEN, JOHN John Austen and The Inseparables. London: William Jackson (Books), 1930. By Dorothy Richardson. First trade edition. 8.5 X 5.5 ins. 26 pp. Grey boards with wood engraving and paper title label laid on upper cover. Wood engraved frontispiece self-portrait and 5 other wood engravings by John Austen. A very good copy.
BAWDEN, EDWARD Entertaining A La Carte. Norwich: the Mainstone Press, 2007. Essay on the artist by Peyton Skipwith. Designed by Brian Webb. This delightful book celebrates the tercentenary of Fortnum & Mason with a collection of the advertising material Edward Bawden produced for this famous store: catalogues, brochures, order forms and envelopes all of which are today highly prized by collectors of Bawden's work. One of 1000 copies. 13.5 X 9.75 ins. 128 pp. Full cerise coloured cloth with title label inset on upper cover. Over 200 colour illustratiuons handsomely displaying Bawden's unique humour and style. An elegrant production in its original shipping box.
BAWDEN, EDWARD Edward Bawden: Editioned Prints. Woodbridge: the Wood Lea Press, 2005. Introduction by Elspeth Moncrieff and Catalogue of Prints by Jeremy Greenwood. One of 450 copies printed on 150 gsm Gardapat paper. 9.5 X 13 ins. 136 pp. Quarter blue cloth with Bawden repeat pattern paper covered boards. Gilt spine titling. Over 250 illustrations, many in colour, covering Bawden's entire print-making career. As new in slipcase as issued.
BAWDEN, EDWARD Edward Bawden Engravings 1927-1929 London: Merivale Editions, 1988. With an Introduction by David McKitterick. One of 500 copies (additionally 35 copies with 5 artist's proofs were printed). Designed by Sebastian Carter, set in Electra type by Goodfellow & Egan and printed by Graphic Impressions. 10 X 6.75 ins. 16 pp including 15 line engravings on copper. Sewn into plain card with printed paper wraps after a design by th artist. Published to celebrate the eighty-fifth birthday of Edward Bawden these 15 little-known line-engravings on copper were executed between 1927 and 1929 mainly for his friends. David McKitterick states, "scarcely any copies were sold, even of the few printed. Bawden's records suggest that no more than 40 at most have been printed of even the most popular". Subjects include "Liverpool Street Station"; "Redcliffe Road" and "London Back Garden" picturing the view from 58 Redcliffe Road, Kensington, where Bawden and Ravilious lived as students and for some time after; "Mount Pleasant Road" which is Bawden's fictionalised name for the street where his parents lived and where he shows them in their back garden; "Kew Gardens" and "The Pagoda, Kew" which later appeared in "Adam and Eve at Kew", 1930; "The Jetty Beach"; "The Round Trip"; "The Pier"; "Marine Parade"; "Reverie" (a Bawden cat); "Tortoise" and "Lane in Moonlight". Sticker removed from back cover and inscription inside front cover, otherwise fine.
BAWDEN, EDWARD Edward Bawden by Douglas Percy Bliss. Godalming: Pendomer Press, 1979. Designed by John and Griselda Lewis. Printed and bound by the Scolar Press. 11.75 X 8.25 ins. 200 pp. Cloth bound with gilt title on spine. Pictorial dust-jacket. Over 100 illustrations including 11 in colour by Edward Bawden. A fine copy in fine dust-jacket.
BAWDEN, EDWARD Wallpapers by Edward Bawden Printed at the Curwen Press. Andoversford: Whittington Press, 1988. BGy David McKitterick and with an Introduction by Edward Bawden. Number 36 of 40 (120) special copies signed by Bawden and McKitterick and containing seven sheets of original wallpapers tipped-in as well as two whole sheets of Riviera" and "Facade" wallpapers held in a separate portfolio. This one of only 40 copies quarter bound in gold Oasis with paper covered boards after Edward Bawden's "Bird's Nest" wallpaper. Gilt spine titling. Headbands. Set in 14 pt. Walbaum type and printed at Whittington on Oxford mould-made paper. Title page in yellow and black. Atlas folio. 18.75 X 12.25 ins. xii, 21 pp. Inclused plates showing rooms decorated with Bawden wallpapers as well as colour photographs of 9 wallpaper designs. A fine copy with book and portfolio in slipcase (scuffed). Prospectus loosely inserted.
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