Sixteen Contemporary Wood Engravers ( with 7 signed wood engravings)



Newcastle: David Esslemont, 1982.

A collection of wood engravings printed from the original blocks to accompany an exhibition. Designed and printed by David Esslemont on a Columbian press on Zerkall mould-made paper. Number 51 of 250 copies. 10.25 X 7.5 ins. 10 pp + 16 wood engravings printed recto with wide margins and a Colophon bookplate engraving by Leo Wyatt. Card covers with paper wraps. Exhibiting the work of 16 leading British wood engravers of the early 80s: Leslie Berenson*, Simon Brett, Claire Dalby*, David Esslemont*, Anne Jope*, Simon King, John Lawrence, Angela Lemaire*, Garrick Palmer, Hilary Paynter*, Monica Poole, Peter Reddick, Michael Renton, Richard Shirley Smith, George Tute and Sarah Van Niekerk*. Uniquely, those wood engravers with an asterisk after their name have signed their prints. A fine copy with prospectus laid in.

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