Edward Wadsworth. Sélection chronique de la vie artistique XIII.

WADSWORTH Edward (1933.)

£500.00  [First Edition]

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43 black and white illustrations. First edition. 4to, wrappers, glued in to home made card wrappers, hand lettered 'Edward Wadsworth and James Kirkup. 1933-1947', housed in a custom made folding box. Anvers, Éditions Sélection. 

Tipped on to the title page a typed poem by James Kirkup 'Marine Stlll Life', inscribed 'To Edward Wadsworth James Kirkup', followed by 'This poem was not written about one particular painting by Wadsworth, but about his painting in general JK'. Also tipped on to the title page a 1 page ALS from Wadsworth to Kirkup, 23 June 1947, some 90 words, thanking Kirkup for a letter, sending this book in return, explaining 'what I am doing at present is somewhat different - flowers and shells but rather "abstract" in spirit - and the development is largely in the  colour'.

Book labels of the collector Stanley Scott, who manufactured the new wrappers, to the rear endpaper.

Stock Code: 217285

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