Curwen Press News-Letter 15 with illustrations by Ardizzone



Curwen Press News-Letter 15 with illustrations by Ardizzone

4to. Not paginated [12pp] Bound in decorative colour printed wrappers printed in lithography. We are not sure who designed them although Edward Bawden did a lot of work for the Curwen Press at the time, so possibly Bawden or maybe Enid Marx? First page advertises Crossing the Equator certificate designed by Edward Bawden; New lithographs for Contemporary Lithographs limited etc. Plus contents of this issue which is On the following pages Edward Ardizzone gives an imaginary and witty interpretation of the printing scene at Plaistow. … . Ten black and white line drawings beautifully printed by the Curwen press. The paper spine which is sown is slightly worn, else a fine copy. Folded

Size 25.5 x19cm (10.25 x 7.5 inches)

Reference:Brian Alderson C1.p. 221:  In an article in Matrix 5 , Winter 1985 , where eight of the hand-coloured drawings are also illustrated. In the accompanying article John Dreyfus records payment to E.A. for the ten drawings on the 30 May 1938 of £31.0.0. An unspecified number of the drawings were also sold in the form of tinted postcards.

Item details

Provenance: Andrew Murray, Director of Mayor Gallery, Cork Street, London. The Mayor Gallery exhibited Ardizzone s work in the 1960 s. Andrew Murray lent his personal collection of books and prints etc. to the travelling exhibition by Middlesbrough Museum in 1982.

Item details

Publisher: Curwen Press London Plaistow
Date: 1938
Place: London
Book ID: 60002521

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