A New Specimen Book of Curwen Pattern Papers
WHITTINGTON PRESS ; MCKITTERICK David; CURWEN PRESS (1987.)
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The deluxe edition, including five full sheets of Curwen pattern papers.
Copy LXXV of 85 deluxe copies, with an additional 250 regular copies. 8 Photographic reproductions on glossy paper, 32 tipped in reproductions of Curwen pattern papers printed by the Senecio Press, along with a further 5 full sheets folded in a separate portfolio. Original quarter goatskin over Curwen pattern paper designed by Claude Lovat Fraser, spine lettered in gilt, with the separate portfolio covered in the same paper, all contained within a green paper covered box. Fine, the slightest of rubbing to corners, slight fading to spine and a little offsetting to the portfolio where it has contacted the goatskin. Glocestershire, Whittington Press.
Including Paul Nash's original introduction to the 1928 sampler of pattern papers from the Curwen Press and an introduction and short history of the press by David McKitterick. This is the best edition of a fine work on the pattern papers of the Curwen Press, including work by the foremost designers of the period, including Edward Bawden, Harry Carter, Enid Marx, Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious, Albert Rutherston and others.
Stock Code: 228574