Wood Engravings by Gertrude Hermes being Illustrations to Selborne



Newtown: Gwasg Gregynog Press, 1988.

Wood engravings by Gertrude Hermes being illustrations to “Selborne” with extracts from Gilbert White. Introduced by William Condry with a Postscript by James Hamilton. Designed and printed in black and brown at Gregynog by David Esslemont. Number 167 of 200 (240) copies set in Monotype Baskerville type and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. 14 X 9.5 ins. 30 pp. Quarter cloth with repeat pattern paper covered boards after a wood engraving by the artist. Gilt spine titling and gilt rule on quarter binding. The 6 “Selborne” wood engravings, published here for the first time, were printed on a Columbian hand-press from the original blocks held in the National Library of Wales. Gregynog’s “The Natural History of Selborne” was left unfinished after Hermes completed these 6 engravings in 1932. A fine copy in the original slipcase and with prospectus loosely inserted.

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