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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.
BAWDEN, EDWARD: A 75th Birthday Exhibition. London: the Fine Art Society, 1978. With an appreciation by Carel Weight. Number 528 of 800 copies printed at the Curwen Press. 7 X 5 ins. 14 pp. Card covers with paper wraps after a Bawden design. 2 colour title page and 5 photographs. As new.
BAWDEN, EDWARD: Edward Bawden. Godalming: the Pendomer Press, 1979. By Douglas Percy Bliss. Designed by John and Griselda Lewis and printed by the Scolar Press on Glastonbury Book Antique Laid. Number 5 of 200 special copies accompanied by a signed, numbered print - "Nekayah, the Prince and Imlac in Cairo" - in a separate folder. 11.5 X 8 ins. 197 pp. Quarter black morocco with gilt spine title and gilt rule on upper board. Paper covered boards after a design by the artist. T.E.G. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Fine copy in its original, specially designed slip case.
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