Mission, BC: Barbarian Press, 2013. Simon Brett. Hardcover. Endgrain Editions Four. Limited to 120 copies in the regular edition. This is the first addition to the Endgrain Editions since 2003, and it is a major return to the series. It is a celebration of the work of Simon Brett documenting his fifty plus years as an engraver. Simon is acknowledged as one of the masters of wood engraving of the past half-century. With 134 engravings printed from the wood, an introduction by the artist, and a chronological catalogue of the more than 1,000 engravings Simon has so far engraved, this is a major work of 250 pages, and is certain to be an important reference on Simon’s work as well as being a splendid book from this important private press. Text printed in Joanna with Fry’s Ornamented for display in green and black on Zerkall Cream laid with engravings printed on Zerkall White Smooth. Bound in quarter green cloth with paper patterned boards and title label to spine. In fine condition. PRI/062014. Fine.
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London: Oxford University Press, 1942. Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed "For my sister Emily, in grateful appreciation of her generous thought for my children, her brother, in old affection, Will / March 16 - 42." Near fine in original orange cloth boards with gilt title to spine. The spine is slightly cocked and rubbed and there is minor wear to the spine ends and corners. Illustrated with 40 handsome photogravures by famed artist Rothenstein printed in red. Clean and bright. 134 pages. ART/052010. Near Fine.
1898. RARE. Handsome original lithograph portrait of Stephen Phillips (1864 - 1915), the English poet and dramatist. The print was issued as part of a portfolio, Liber Juniorum, 1898, 50 copies, and also separately. Printed in red. Signed and dated by the artist on the stone. Published in "Liber Juniorum" (1898). Light soiling to print. 11" x 18" in a mat which measures 16" x 20". ART/012609. Fine.
Hollywood, CA: Sylvester and Orphanos, 2005. One of 367 numbered copies, out of a total edition of 424 copies. A folio in celebration of Greece's greatest modern artist, Yannis Tsarouchis. With tributes by authors Odysseus Elytis, james Merrill, Reynolds Price, Yannis Ritsos, Sir Stephen Spender, and John Updike; artists Paul Cadmus, Alekos Fassianos, and David Hockney; cinema directors Michael Cacoyannis, Constantine Cost-Gavras, and Jules Dassin; composers Manos Hatjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Vangelis, and Stavros Xarhakos; photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Horst P. Horst, and Constantine Manos; fashion designer James Galanos; hotelier Dimitris Tsitouras, and the publishers Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos. The preface is by Melina Mercouri, the former Minister of Culture of Greece and the afterword is by Yannis Tsarouchis. All copies of this edition have already been signed by each of the twenty-five contributors, many of whom have worked with Yannis Tsarouchis in film, stage, and the book arts, while others are owners or admirers of his work. Two portfolios with loose sheets housed in one beige cloth covered clamshell box with illustration in brown to covers and spine. The first portfolio contains a foreword by Melina Mercouri and essays by twenty-four others. The second portfolio contains a "List of paintings," and 36 facsimiles of Tsarouchis's paintings mounted on paper. Letterpress printed on heavyweight somerset paper with 36 large color plates. Size: 16 x 13 inches. The text is in English and Greek.