Item #00088 Edward Bawden. Edward BAWDEN, Douglas Percy Bliss, PENDOMER PRESS.
Edward Bawden
Edward Bawden
Edward Bawden
Edward Bawden
Edward Bawden
Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden

Godalming, Surrey: The Pendomer Press, 1979. Item #00088

One of 200 Copies with a Signed Lithograph by Edward Bawden

[BAWDEN, Edward]. BLISS, Douglas Percy. Edward Bawden. [Godalming, Surrey]: The Pendomer Press, [n.d., 1979].

First edition, de luxe issue. Limited to 200 numbered copies (this copy being No. 40). Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 inches; 287 x 222 mm.). 200 pp. Eleven color plates and numerous black and white text illustrations. Pictorial title-page. “This book has been designed by John and Griselda Lewis. It has been printed and bound by the Scolar Press. The paper is Glastonbury Book Antique Laid…The book has been set in 12/14 Monotype Modern Extended and printed by offset lithography” (Colophon). Bibliography, by Barry McKay (p. 177-197).

With a four-color lithograph laid into a terra cotta paper portfolio: “‘Nekayah, the Prince and Imlac in Cairo’ from The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson. Lithograph drawn in four colours by Edward Bawden and printed in an edition of 200 by The Curwen Studio, each copy being signed by the artist[this copy also being No. 40].”

Original quarter black morocco, ruled in gilt, over decorative paper boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Laid in is a two-page color illustrated article on Edward Bawden. As new. Housed together with the signed lithograph in the original plain terra cotta paper over board slipcase (mildest of soiling to slipcase).

Edward Bawden (1903-1989) was “one of Britain’s most original and versatile artists. In this, the first full-length study of his work, the author tells the story of Bawden’s career and devotes sections to his book illustrations and advertisements, his watercolours, including the brilliant series he made as an Official War Artist, his murals and his linocuts. Bawden’s graphic work is characterised by humour and the frankness and simplicity of his line…There is a full bibliography of Bawden’s illustrations for books, magazines and publicity material, compiled by Barry McKay…There are over 100 illustrations including 11 in colour” (from the first trade edition dust jacket).

Price: $450.00