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(GILL, Eric.) JOHNSTON, Edward.

Manuscript & Inscription Letters

for schools & classes & for the use of craftsmen.

London, John Hogg, 1909 Stock Code: 43224
£975.00
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Notes

First 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.

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Description

Folio. 16 plates laid into the linen-backed portfolio, blue boards, titles to front board in black, linen ties.

Condition

One plate a little dusty, spine with some minor wear. Very good.

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