CRAIG, EDWARD GORDON

£425.00

Woodcuts and some Words

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London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1924.

With Introduction by Campbell Dodgson. Number 15 of 160 copies (only 150 for sale) signed by Craig with additional woodcut on Japon dated 1900 tipped on blank leaf which is browned and loosely inserted. Woodcut signed and dated 1923 with additional notation “State 2. Only 150 copies printed. copy 5”. First edition. 10.5 x 8.25 ins. 122 pp. Original brown buckram with bevelled edges. Gilt spine title and gilt artist’s monogram, “CG”, to upper cover. 58 tipped-in woodcuts by E.G. Craig together with illustrations in text. In his “Notes on Wood-Engraving” Craig quotes Odilon Redon’s comment that, “Black is the most essential of all colours…it is an agent of the mind far more than the beautiful colours of the palette or prism”. Previous owner’s bookplate (Norman F.H. Freudenthal) on front paste-down. A near fine copy.

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