Tailpiece to Peronnik the Fool, by George Moore. Engraving, Stephen Gooden.
Tailpiece to Peronnik the Fool, by George Moore

Tailpiece to Peronnik the Fool, by George Moore.

London: Harrap, 1933.

One of 15 artist's proofs. Original proof engraving, signed and dated by the artist. 1 vols. 3 x 2-1/2 inches, plus margins. Fine condition, in mount Campbell Dodgson 102. Item #26376

Stephen Gooden (1892-1955) was the most accomplished line engraver of his time. He illustrated a number of books, among them the Nonesuch Press Bible, the Rubaiyat, the Fables of La Fontaine, George Moore's The Brook Kerith, and Aesop's Fables. In addition, he produced a notable series of bookplates, including a number for The Royal Family, and was the official designer to the Bank of England. Because his work invariably appeared in limited editions, which restricted the public's access to his work, he is not as well known--particularly in America--as he deserves to be, but his work is unsurpassed.

Price: $175.00