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ENDEAVOURS AND EXPERIMENTS John Buckland Wright's Essays in Woodcut and Colour Engraving, Together with Other Blocks Remaining in His Studio. [Text by] Christopher Buckland Wright
Upper Denby, Huddersfield The Fleece Press 2004 - Limited Signed First Edition, ONE OF 54 ONLY, THE BEST ISSUE OTHER THEN THE SIX COPIES RESERVED FOR FAMILY, one of the special limited vellum backed copies with an additional large print "Cafe Dansant No. 2" included and housed in a drop-backed box and one of only 54 (60 including the 6 family copies) in which two tipped-in colour woodblock prints replace the two printed colourplates used in the lesser copies. This is copy 32 numbered in hand and signed by Christopher Buckland Wright. Including the normal copies, there was a total printing of only 300. Included also are a few other items of the printer's work laid-in with the extra extra engraving. Beautifully illustrated with the artist's 36 wood-engravings printed from the original blocks, the two special tipped in colour woodblock prints, 12 colour & 4 monochrome plates, tipped in image from a photograph, and the extra print in the separate folder. 4to, in the original deluxe Smith Settle binding of quarter vellum over printed paper boards featuring a design by Buckland Wright, lettered on the spine in gilt, in the original box, the extra plate also housed within the box and in a printed stiff paper wrap with additional materials including an order form for the T.E. Lawrence book and a dinner card with Buckland Wright's pictorial illustration. 71 pp., blanks and colophon leaf. A perfect and as mint copy, the foldover box also is without flaw. ONE OF ONLY 54 SPECIAL DELUXE SIGNED COPIES, with with a print pulled from John Buckland Wright's copper plates entitled "Cafe Dansant No.2", engraved during his period at the Atelier 17. This print was previously unpublished and un-editioned and is seen here for the first time. Noted wood engraver and artist John Buckland Wright was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and moved to England with his widowed mother in 1908. He initially studied architecture but decided instead to pursue a career in art. Wright worked primarily as a printmaker, illustrating numerous private press books. His naturally elegant style, coupled with his abiding interest in the female form, created a distinctive and sensuous style for which he was justly famous during his life and ever after. Many of the plates presented here are from a collection of blocks found in his studio shortly after his death. Many of which were never seen or published before, and the others that had been were printed in extremely limited numbers. Christopher Buckland Smith and printer Simon Lawrence of the Fleece Press also collaborated on works presenting others of those found plates, this was their fourth such endevour. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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