Mallette Dean: A Printmaker and His Art

By: John T. Hawk

Price: $1,500.00

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 237. DELUXE LIMITED EDITION of 350 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies hors de commerce, this is copy number 9, SIGNED and numbered on the colophon by the author. Copies numbered 1-25 were hand bound by Claudia Cohen, Bookbinder, and include a Mallette Dean wood engraving printed from Mallette Dean's original block. Designed and produced by Peter Rutledge Koch. 4to. 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. 170, [2, last a blank] pp. Half-title printed in red and black inks, display types printed in red, tailpieces, illustrated throughout with photographs of Dean and examples of his work, catalogue raisonne, bibliography, index, print on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Red leather spine, patterned paste-paper over boards, red leather tips, gilt rules on the covers, black leather spine label titled in gilt, slip case; binding square and tight. SIGNED and numbered by John Hawk on the colophon. Fine. This is John Hawk's comprehensive review of the life and work of H. Mallette Dean (1907-1975), a prolific artist whose professional career spanned several decades, from his earliest work in the late 1920s until his death in 1975. Dean was a printmaker, painter, muralist, illustrator, and letterpress printer as well as a major figure in the history of the fine press book in California. Dean achieved mastery across a range of traditions in the book arts: an accomplished printmaker skilled in creating multi-block, relief-cut illustrations, and a master wood engraver.

Title: Mallette Dean: A Printmaker and His Art

Author Name: John T. Hawk

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 2018

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, As Issued.

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GDD918-002

Keywords: John T. Hawk, Mallette Dean A Printmaker and His Art, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Peter Rutledge Koch, Claudia Cohen