Manuscript & Inscription Letters
for schools & classes & for the use of craftsmen.London : 1909 Stock Code: 43224
NotesFirst edition, first impression. Laid-in is a two-page autograph letter signed (on the back of printed galleys) from Mervyn Horder, prominent composer and, at the time, chairman and managing director of Gerald Duckworth & Co., Publishers, to the artist and illustrator Gwen Raverat. The letter concerns the commission of a press mark featuring the letter D and a duck; included are some trials by the artist which Horder is returning, with further suggestions. Gwen Raverat, a highly accomplished artist, was one of the foremost revivers of wood-engraving as a fine art in the 20th century and her skill is evident in the small sketches supplied.
Folio. 16 plates laid into the linen-backed portfolio, blue boards, titles to front board in black, linen ties.
One plate a little dusty, spine with some minor wear. Very good.
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