Ackroyd and Images with eight etchings by Norman Ackroyd



Ackroyd and Images with eight etchings by Norman Ackroyd. A small boxed folio with loose leaves published by The Penny Press in 1986. It consists of  eight carols with music by Selwyn D.Image illustrated with eight etchings by Norman Ackroyd. The etchings are the following; Near Grassington; Panters; Near Burnstall; Near Cracoe, Chicksgrove; Church Farm Meadow; Castle Ditches and Wharfedale, views of Wiltshire and the Yorkshire Dales. The etchings are Number 19 of 40 copies only, although the colophon does say that the edition size is 30 copies.(?) Each of the eight etchings are titled, signed and numbered by the artists in pencil. A rare book as the etchings are often removed and sold separately.  In very good condition.

Size 25 x 34cm approx.

An edition with good reproductions was also made in an edition of 500 signed copies.

‘Norman Ackroyd and Selwyn Image first met as students in December, 1961. Norman was in his first year at the Royal College of Art, London, and Selwyn was at Cambridge University.

Selwyn continues an annual tradition, initiated by his great-uncle and namesake, of producing a Christmas carol for his family and friends. The idea of bridging Norman’s etchings together with the carols is one that has been discussed for many years. It seems particularly apt that this volume should finally appear on the twenty-five anniversary of their first meeting.’

from ‘Ackroyd and Images’

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