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1 Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (1893-1918). Selected War Poems of Wilfred Owen.
Pasadena, CA: Vance Gerry : The Weather Bird Press, 1983 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Dale Barnhart (d. 1996). Signed by Illustrator
LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this is number 45, press work by Patrick Reagh with special ink, printed on Arches heavyweight paper with Janson type, bound by Bela Blau. The linoleum cut illustrations were based on earlier drawings and were not book related. Folio. 15 1/8 x 11 3/16 inches. Half title, title page printed in black and mauve with a two-toned illustration, 13 two-toned illustrations (12 full-page); text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown plastic, green cloth over boards, front cover gilt-ruled with an illustration stamped in brown, spine titled in gilt, printed paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, some light wear and soiling to the jacket, jacket with a few small chips and tears at the extremities. SIGNED by Dale Barnhart on the colophon. A Fine copy in a Very Good Jacket. The strong illustrations are filled with anti-war feelings to accompany the poems of Wilfred Owen. "Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First Word War. His war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his mentor Siegfried Sassoon, and stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke." Wikipedia. Vance Gerry remarks that due to the large format and the expensive binding materials, "this was the first book to demand a large cash outlay by the press." Illustrator Dale Barnhart (d. 1996) worked at the Animation Department at Disney Studios, as did Vance Gerry. REFERENCE: Gerry, Twenty-five Years of the Weather Bird Press, No. 54. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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