With an Original Woodcut Bookplate
Woodcuts and Some Words. With an introduction by Campbell Dodgson.
London: Dent, 1924.
First edition, one of 160 copies, signed and dated by Gordon Craig, 1924. With an original woodcut ornamental initial O with trees and birds on tissue, signed in pencil by the artist EGC 1923, tipped to verso of frontispiece, noted in pencil at bottom “only 50 copies printed, number 18”. Frontispiece and fifty-eight mounted illustrations from woodcuts by Craig, with other illustrations in text. xx, 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With an Original Woodcut Bookplate. Brown cloth over bevelled boards. Near fine (scuff at head of spine; paste toning at top margin of woodcut and its tissue guard) Item #353603
Memoir of his career in and around the stage and as an artist and designer, abundantly illustrated with examples of his woodcuts and wood engravings; with a note at the back indicating that original prints from the blocks could be obtained from the office of The Mask in Florence.
The initial O here present as an original print is not illustrated in the book; it is reproduced as figure 38 (No Owner) in Craig’s Nothing or the Bookplate (1924).
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