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LEIGHTON, Clare.

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Availability: In stock

Published: New York Macmillan Company, 1937

Stock Code: 125386

£325
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harriet Reynolds, Clare Leighton". This collection of short stories is "a nostalgic celebration of English rural life on the eve of the Second World War" (ODNB). "Convinced that wood-engraving was an art for the masses rather than for an élite, Clare Leighton worked independently of the private presses. Her popular success was founded on a disciplined technique, powerful compositions, and a gravity of content and sincerity of feeling that derives from artists such as Samuel Palmer" (ODNB).

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Description

Quarto. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

72 wood engravings in text by the author.

Condition

Spine lightly sunned, ends of spine slightly worn, tips bumped. Otherwise a very good copy in the price-clipped dust jacket, spine panel toned, ends of spine panel and joints chipped, 35 mm split to base of front flap joint.

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