A WOOD ENGRAVING BY LETTICE SANDFORD.
Limited to 115 copies. Printed by David Esslemont from the original block by Lettice Sandford, a student of Blair Hughes-Stanton, for the frontispiece to Hero and Leander by Marlowe, originally published by the Golden Hours Press, London, 1933. Sandford also founded the Boar's Head Press with her husband Christopher and provided illustrations for the Golden Cockerell Press, which she and her husband took over in 1933. In the accompanying insert, Carol Grossman mentions the "great delicacy of details of [Sanderson's] work, accomplished with dexterous combinations of deep blacks and extremely fine white lines." Engraving printed on Japan vellum.
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> BOOK ILLUSTRATION, TWENTIETH CENTURY
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> UNITED KINGDOM
> ESSLEMONT, DAVID
> GROSSMAN, CAROL
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Blogie III, 105, 108 for the first two parts - the third and fourth parts are not in Blogie. This set is the illustrated version with 2 plates in color and 31 in monochrome in the first volume, 7 plates in color and 13 in monochrome in the second volume, 1 plate in color and 31 in monochrome in the third volume and 1 plate in color and 22 in monochome in the fourth volume. With later plain paper dust jacket covering each volume on which is written information about the sale and noting that each lot has been priced with buyer's name. Book block of first volume has become detached from cover.