Author: Barnet Freedman
Publisher: London, Designed for the Directors & Members of The Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Company Ltd., 1954
Large folio colour lithograph signed on stone, the message letterpress surrounded by scenes illustrative of a life in books. Printed area 430 x 325 mm, 17 x 11¾ ins.
Freedman designed a large number of book jackets for Faber and Faber over a period of 25 years, his illustrations for Siegfried Sassoon's Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1931) demonstrating his mastery of drawing original designs onto the stones without the intervention of trade craftsmen or photomechanical means. Freedman was also employed by Ealing Films to produce publicity material for its cinema productions, and posters for London Transport and Shell.