Haarlem: Joh. Enschede en Zonen, 1958. Item #02455
Herodotus Illustrated by Edward Bawden
HERODOTUS. BAWDEN, Edward (Illustrator). The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus. Translated for The Limited Editions Club by Harry Carter. Illustrated and decorated by Edward Bawden. Haarlem: Joh. Enschede en Zonen, 1958.
Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Edward Bawden, this being copy no. 1456.
Quarto. Full brown buckram with cream labels lettered in gilt. In original wrappers and housed in publisher's cream slipcase with decorated sides. A fine copy.
Edward Bawden CBE RA (1903 – 1989) was an English painter, illustrator and graphic artist, known for his prints, book covers, posters, and garden metalwork furniture. In 1919 he attended Cambridge School of Art full-time (1919 to 1921). Here he became interested in calligraphy and in the work of Aubrey Beardsley, Richard Doyle, William Morris and other Victorians. This was followed in 1922 by a scholarship to the Royal College of Art School of Design in London, where he took a diploma in illustration until 1925. Here he met his fellow student and future collaborator, Eric Ravilious; the pair were described by their teacher, Paul Nash, as "an extraordinary outbreak of talent". He was admired by Edward Gorey, David Gentleman and many other graphic artists.