‘John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints. Twelve Original Aquatints of modern Brighton with short descriptions by the artist and an introduction by Lord Alfred Douglas.’ Published by Duckworth, 1939.
Illustrated with twelve aquatints by John Piper. The original tissue have been removed and replaced by acid free tissue as many copies have brown staining from the original tissue which was not acid free.
Bound in the original red cloth spine with marble paper boards. This copy has been professionally recased in its original binding. The edges of the boards are worn and chipped and the surface of the boards also show signs of wear. But most importantly, the aquatints are fresh and clean with the occassional very light foxing in margins. Loosely inserted is a book plate designed by John Piper of a Regency Building for Marie Sargant. One of 200 copies, not numbered as issued. Size 10 x 15.5 inches 26 x 40cm
Reference: Listed in Levinson: 12-23. He states that the text was printed by Curwen Press and hand printed by A.Alexander and Sons. No prints were signed. Although not numbered as a limited edition, this is from a small edition size of 200. There were a small edition of 55 copies with hand colouring by Piper and his wife, some of which were unbound.