The Wood Engravings of Mary Skempton



Marlborough: Libanus Press, 1989.

Introduction and Biographical Notes by Prof. A.W. Skempton. Number 110 of 120 (150) copies privately printed at the Libanus Press. Set in Monotype Bodoni and printed on Velin d’Arches mould-made paper. Quarter bound in beige linen with rose paper covered boards by Smith Settle of Otley. Inset paper title label on spine. Title page vignette, tail-piece and 44 full page wood engravings printed from the wood. Mary Nancy Skempton studied at the Royal College of Art School of Design where she was taught by Eric Ravilious and John Nash amongst others. Later she studied with Noel Rooke at the Central School of Arts & Crafts. Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collectios now holds an archival collection of her wood engravings. As new copy of a handsome book.

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