A Series of Copper Plates engraved in the Line manner by Edward Wadsworth. And coloured by hand, with an Introduction and Brief Descriptions by Bernard Windeler
Author: WADSWORTH, Edward
Publisher: Printed at the Curwen Press for Etchells & Macdonald, 1936
First edition, limited edition of 450 copies. Engraved titles, an engraved map, 4 engraved vignettes and 17 engraved plates. Most but not all of the original engravings have been coloured as is always the case
Small folio. This copy has been choicely rebound by James Brockman in full orange vellum boards, thin gold rule around the margins, spine title gilt, with Brockman’s small binder’s ticket to front blank dated 1995. Presented in a very well-made blue drop-back, fleece-lined box with leather title label inset to spine. Brockman’s simple yet elegant binding beautifully compliments the finely hand-coloured copper plates.
“One of the most beautiful books to come from the Curwen Press in the 1920s, or indeed at any other time." (Peter Tucker Matrix 11)