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CHESTERTON, G. K. BRANGWYN, FRANK, Illustrator
WAY OF THE CROSS
London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, [1935]. No. 39 OF 250 COPIES of the Edition de Luxe, SIGNED BY BOTH ARTIST AND AUTHOR. 370 x 280 mm. (14 1/2 x 11 1/8"). [1] p.l. (limitation page), 51 pp. (printed on rectos only), plus lettered guard preceding each plate. No. 39 OF 250 COPIES of the Edition de Luxe, SIGNED BY BOTH ARTIST AND AUTHOR. Original full vellum, gilt lettering on upper cover, smooth spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 14 plates illustrating the Stations of the Cross by Frank Brangwyn.Vellum tending to splay slightly, a couple of shallow scratches and very tiny marks to covers, smattering of clear spots (binder's glue?) on corner of upper board but only visible in raked light, overall in excellent condition; negligible stain to title and facing page, otherwise the contents pristine.These poignant interpretations of the 14 Stations of the Cross by a renowned painter and muralist are here accompanied by moving commentary penned by staunch defender of the Catholic faith G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936). Perhaps best known for his Father Brown mysteries, Chesterton converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism in 1922 and wrote routinely on matters of doctrine and faith, as well as numerous secular essays and works of artistic and literary criticism. Dubbed by our author "one of the most masculine of modern men of genius," Sir Frank William Brangwyn (1867-1956) was a versatile artist whose output included everything from furniture design and metalwork, to paintings, etchings, and lithographs. Primarily self-taught, he worked as a glazier and designed embroiderie … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [United States]
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