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Marlborough: Privately Printed at Libanus Press, 1989.
4to. 11 5/16 x 7 15/16 inches. [xiv] pp. 45 ff. Half-title, title page printed in brick-red and black with a large vignette of violet flowers, Foreword, Biographical Notes with a tailpiece, 44 plates of Skempton illustrations printed from line blocks taken from original prints (8 printed in color) with captions in brick-red ink, colophon leaf; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige linen, brown paper over boards, brown paper spine label titled in gilt, clear acetate dust-jacket; binding square and tight. GIL921-009. Fine.
LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this is number 78 of 120 copies for sale (15 copies were bound in quarter leather and included a separate engraving printed from the wood block) set in Monotype Bodoni and printed on Velin d'Arches mould-made paper, binding by Smith Settle.
This book contains a representative selection of the full range of engravings executed by Mary Nancy Skempton (1913-1993) from 1936 to 1980. Mary Skempton was known professionally as a bookbinder, but she was trained as an artist at the Royal College of Art, taking a Diploma in 1936. Her best-known work as an illustrator was executed in the years immediately after leaving the Royal College. However, she continued to produce annual wood engravings sent to her friends as gifts. This work brings to a wider audience this larger universe of wood engravings by the artist. Worldcat records 15 copies.
Title: The Wood Engravings of Mary Skempton
Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this is number 78 of 120 copies for sale
ISBN Number: 0948021195
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Illustrator: Mary Skempton
Location Published: Marlborough, UK, Privately Printed at Libanus Press: 1989
Binding: Quarter beige linen, brown paper over boards, brow
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very minor shelf wear
Size: 4to. 11 5/16 x 7 15/16 inches
Seller ID: GIL921-009
Keywords: art, fine press, julia elton, libanus press, limited edition, mary nancy skempton, michael mitchell, sir alex westley skelton, the wood engravings of mary skempton, woodcuts