Toller Fratum, Dorchester: Little Toller Books, 2019.
By Simon Brett who was taught wood engraving by Clifford Webb at St. Martin’s School of Art, London. Set in Chaparral type and printed by Imprint Press, India. 10.75 x 8.75 ins. 224 pp. Clifford Webb (1894-1972) was one of Britain’s leading wood engravers and illustrator of children’s books in the post war period. He studied under Eric Gill and Walter Sickert and taught at St. Martin’s for many years. In this book his former student, Simon Brett, now a leading wood engraver and writer on the art of black and white, has gathered together Webb’s life and work in an extensively illustrated and beautifully presented biography. Signed by the author, Simon Brett, on the title page. As new.