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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
Upper Denby, Huddersfield: Fleece Press, 2004. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Deluxe Edition. 45 of 54 deluxe copies which include two tipped-in color prints and a signed loose print of Cafe Dansant No. 2. Laid in is a signed typed letter from printer Simon Laurence on his letterhead dated October 12th, 2003. This the fourth book in the John Buckland Wright series printed by the Fleece Press. It contains the "free" or autonomous prints not published in the previous volumes including book illustrations, commercial work and designs for cards, announcements and publishers'; marks. It addition it features a descriptive account of all the rejected and unfinished blocks in the studio. A description and printed examples of Wright';s experiments with color which culminated in two engravings "The Blue Dress" (1952) and "The Red Room" (1952) are also included; Wright died before completely finishing the latter. Before the printing of this book, neither of these engravings had been editioned. A print of Wright';s larger wood engraving, Cafe Dansant No. 2 (1930) accompanies several of the volumes in this series including this one. Fine in quarter vellum with patterned paper boards and gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with many tipped-in illustrations, some of which are in color. Printed in Modern No. 7 type set at Whittington by Peter Sanderson on Magnani Avorio Biblos paper and bound by Smith Settle. The tipped-in reproductions were printed in Sheffield by J.W. Northend Fine Print. The print and book are housed in a fine orange cloth clamshell box with paper title label to spine. 71 pages. PRI/122409.
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