The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner.London, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1929 Stock Code: 125858
NotesLimited edition, number 510 of 500 unsigned copies, from a total edition of 535 (35 issued on special paper). Kauffer was born in the United States but settled in England in 1914. He was a member of both Wyndham Lewis's Group X and the Cumberland Market Group. A good painter, Kauffer's real genius was in advertising art; he produced seminal posters for the London Transport Board and for the Great Western Railway, as well as book jackets and illustrations. "Kauffer's sprightly, jazzy, designs were part of the social fabric of progressive, forward-looking Britain in his time" (ODNB).
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, two raised bands to spine with green morocco block, pictorial block to front board gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges.
Frontispiece and 7 hand coloured illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer, using the pochoir process.
A fine copy.
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