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Wallpapers by Edward Bawden Printed at the Curwen Press. With an Introduction by Edward Bawden
Andoversford: The Whittington Press, 1989. Limited edition, no. 75 of 80 copies from a total edition of 120. Folio. xii, 18, (6) pp. plus a 4 pp. insert featuring text and illustrations, quarter sand buckram over a paper on Bawden's "Bird's nest" design, brown lettered to the spine, slipcase with matching cloth to the upper and lower panels and plain brown papered sides. A folding colour reproduction of one of Bawden's wallpapers plus seven original examples of his wallpapers to the rear - 1. Tree and cow, 2. Wood pigeon, 3. Napkin and fruit, 4. Sahara, 5. Lagoon, 6. Knole Park and 7. Node. Nos. 5 and 7 are quarter sheets, the others are full (folded) sheets. A very attractive book. Copy nos. 1-40 were quarter bound in Nigerian goatskin with the same 7 original wallpapers plus two more and were signed by Bawden and McKitterick, nos. 41-80 were as here and nos. 81-120 were similarly bound but without the original samples.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB) [Lewes, United Kingdom]
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