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(BRONTË, Emily.) EICHENBERG, Fritz.

Woodcut proofs for Wuthering Heights.

[New York] : [1943] Stock Code: 129460
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A selection of nine woodcut proofs, from the library of the artist, each signed by the artist in pencil, done for Eichenberg's edition of Wuthering Heights (New York, 1943). These proofs were printed in a limited, unnumbered, run of 10 or fewer by Eichenberg in 1943. In 1980 at the Hampshire Typothetae Harold McGrath issued a signed limited reprint of 20 copies. McGrath's reprint, titled Artist of the Book, collected together a total of 248 of Eichenberg's illustrations and was made available institutionally and to a few major print collectors only. The total number of proofs pulled from the 14 original woodblocks made for the Eichenberg's Wuthering Heights edition is therefore roughly 30, the earlier examples, such as these, distinguished by being unnumbered. Proofs from the first printing are scarce, with one other selection, containing just four proofs, traced at auction. The original blocks are now part of the Eichenberg Archive at Yale University's Sterling Library. Eichenberg (1901-1990) moved to the US in 1933 and quickly became acknowledged as one of the leading wood engravers of his generation, illustrating such authors as Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Poe, and Grimmelshausen.

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Description

Together 9 woodcut proofs on japon: 6 of which measure 305 x 230 mm; 3 of which measure 154 x 228 mm.

Condition

In fine condition.

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