Endeavours & Experiments: John Buckland Wright
by Christopher Buckland Wright
Published in 2006 this book showed a number of John Buckland Wright’s engravings, printed from the blocks, which show his experimental work, along with a descriptive essay by his son Christopher. Standard copies were quarter-bound in cloth and housed in a slipcase, while the very special copies contained two three-colour prints and a loose copy of Cafe Dansant 1, 1929, shown above.
I have still a number of regular B edition copies (from the original 90), which do not include the extra three-colour original prints tipped-into the specials (these prints are displayed as tipped-in printed copies) but do include the loose print of Cafe Dansant 1, one of the truly glorious wood engravings made by Buckland Wright. The book is bound in quarter vellum, and with the print, is housed in a solander box. Published at £425 these can be sold now at £365.
See also below: two standard copies found in my packing area
Single copies of long-out-of-print books
I have occasionally bought back copies of ‘old’ books, and it is pleasant to offer them again to you. Below are listed what is available, by title only:
a) Binding copies of To War with Paper & Brush, Captain Edward Ardizzone, Official War Artist; folded and sewn sheets but not bound, final six copies £60 including postage inland
b) Barnett Freedman, the graphic art, by Ian Rogerson, 2006, with accompanying DVD of the film The King's Stamp. £224 including postage inland. A monumental study by Freedman's biographer. Sold
c) Ethelbert White's wood engravings, by Hilary Chapman, 1992; two large mounted engravings with an accompanying essay and checklist of his work, all in a drop-back box; mint, £175, post free inland. One copy
d) To Beauty, John Buckland Wright's friendship with Joseph Ishill of the Oriole Press, by Christopher Buckland Wright. Two copies found in my packing department. They have the very, very smallest marbling defect on the upper board, hence £125, post free inland; all sold
e) A set of binding sheets of The Yorkshire Dales – a further selection, printed for Smith Settle, 1991, £80, post free inland; sold
f) A set of sheets of Edward Walters, printer & engraver, 2014 (see Recent Publications page), £140, post free inland sold
g) Mr Derrick Harris, wood engraver, by Simon Brett; three sets found in my packing department, £185 post free inland; sold
h) Endeavours and Experiments, John Buckland Wright (details of the book directly above), standard quarter cloth copy (limited to 150) in a slipcase, long out of print, £280 including postage inland; (one now available)
i) Bookplates by Richard Shirley Smith, by Brian North Lee, two copies recently found. Housed in a slipcase and bound in Japanese wood veneer, these are graceful and delicate bookplates, some wood engraved and some drawn, all very beautiful. Letterpress with many tip-ins. £120.
Simon Lawrence, The Fleece Press, 95 Denby Lane, Upper Denby, Huddersfield HD8 8TZ
Telephone 01226 792200