Joan Hassall: Engravings & Drawings

By: Joan Hassall (1906-1988) and David Chambers

Price: $250.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 110 numbered copies, this is copy 110. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/4 inches. lxii, [2], 160, [7 pages of plates] pp. Half-title, illustrated throughout with over 470 black and white reproductions of Hassall's engravings, introductory memoir by Hassall, comments on Hassall's techniques by George Mackley, select bibliography, index of books, lists of illustrated books and journals and bookplates, eight Hassall engravings printed at the Cuckoo Hill Press, small signed chapbook in pocket at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Quarter black leather over boards with gilt trim, spine titled in gilt, patterned endpapers, mylar dust-jacket; gray-paper-covered publisher's slipcase; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Hassall on colophon and on cover of chapbook. MM219-007. Fine. The definitive account of Hassall's technique and oeuvre, by print and wood engraving scholar David Chambers who designed and printed this book at the Cockoo Hill Press. Joan Hassall was a celebrated wood engraver and book illustrator. In 1972, she was elected the first lady Master of the Art Workers Guild. In 1987, she was awarded the Order of the British Empire. This compendium includes copious illustrations by Hassall. This special edition contains eight engravings printed from the wood at the Cuckoo Press. David Chambers founded the Cuckoo Hill Press in 1959. This Chambers special edition is noted by scholars for its quality and substantial number of Hassall's illustrations.

Title: Joan Hassall: Engravings & Drawings

Author Name: Joan Hassall (1906-1988) and David Chambers

Illustrator: Joan Hassall

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Pinner, Middlesex, England, Private Libraries Association: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: MM219-007

Keywords: Joan Hassall, David Chambers, Joan Hassall Engravings & Drawings, Private Libraries Association, Art, Woodcuts, Wood Engraving, Fine Press, Limited Edition, George Mackley, Cuckoo Hill Press