A Vision of Order: Linocuts

By: Andrew Anderson (b. 1937)

Price: $6,000.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Good


Folio. 22 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. ix, [1 blank], 46, [6] pp. Half-title, frontispiece cross in ochre, double-page title page printed in black and ochre, initial letter in red, 31 linocuts (3 double-page, printed in black and various colors, 16 on separate sheets and tipped-in many of these folded); text clean, unmarked. Oasis goatskin spine and fore-edge, maroon paper over boards the front board with a linocut, maroon end-papers; binding square and tight. Comes in a grey-cloth-covered solander box with oasis goatskin spine label titled in gilt; the Press Copy box is well-rubbed. Included within the box is a portfolio with grey-cloth spine and fore-edge and maroon cloth sides that contains 2 copies of "The Rock of Cashel" print which is made up from 9 individual linocuts, each of which is the size of the book; these prints have pin marks in the margins where it was displayed on open days at the Whittington Press and a few stray pieces of adhesive tape. Includes the original prospectus which is a bifolium printed in 2 colors with a folding specimen page of the linocut "The Relief of the Ark"; pages 1 and 4 soiled. Also includes a large bifolium "This print of Apple Girl is proofed on the last remaining sheets of W. King's Alton Mill hand-made paper, on which Andrew Anderson occasionally editioned his linocuts" with the penciled note "Last Copy" at the bottom right hand corner of p. 1 of the bifolium; light soiling to pages 1 and 4. JR220-001. The text and binding of the folio volume is in fine condition, but the condition of the box and supplemental materials is Good. LIMITED DELUXE EDITION of 85 copies, there were 100 regular copies with cloth spine and maroon paper over boards; the copy offered here is the Press Copy, keyboarded and cast in 18- and 20-point Caslon at the Whittington Press by Neil Winter, printed by John Randle and Tom Mayo on Zerkall mould-made and Ingres papers, this is one of 85 copies bound in Oasis goatskin at the Fine Book Bindery. This Press Copy comes with a hand-written note from John Randle on Whittington Press letterhead, dated February 24, 2020 and 2 copies of "The Rock of Cashel" print, which is made up of 9 individual linocuts, each of which is the size of the book enclosed in a portfolio that mimics the cloth binding of the regular edition. Andrew Anderson began serious linocutting in about 1956, when he was nineteen years old. Anderson continued the practice for about ten or fifteen years; most of these linocuts are not precisely dated and many blocks have not survived, existing only as prints. The cuts fall into five groups: 1) plain inscriptions; 2) imagined cities; 3) love poems; 4) country churches; and 5) historic hymns and verses. Anderson went on to a career in architecture, including work on the restoration of many country churches throughout Britain. Of this publication, John Randle writes in private correspondence: "It's one of the best things we ever did, and I think will always be in demand. I have never seen another one [of the deluxe edition] offered for sale, and only one or two of the regular edition." Worldcat records 32 institutional copies in 4 editions.

Title: A Vision of Order: Linocuts

Author Name: Andrew Anderson (b. 1937)

Illustrator: Andrew Anderson

Categories: BIB-WEEK-VBF,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Risbury, Herefordshire, The Whittington Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 1854280929

ISBN Number 13: 9781854280923

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: JR220-001

Keywords: Andrew Anderson, A Vision of Order Linocuts, Whittington Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Neil Winter, Tom Mayo, John Randle, Fine Book Bindery