The Wood Engravings of David Gentleman SOLD
The Wood Engravings of David Gentleman
Introduction by Fiona MacCarthay
Printed and published by David Esslemont 2000
Large 4to (landscape, 26x33.5x2.5cm),No.205 of 350 copies, signed by David Gentleman,
As issued in full black buckram with printed paper titling label on spine, housed in black buckram slip case. mint, apart from very small bump on corner of slipcase, 131pp. every page illustrated with wood engravings, mostly with a descriptive paragraph by David Gentleman
The vast majority of the engravings are printed from the original blocks. This is the first collection of David Gentleman's engravings to be published. There are approximately 300 illustrations including twenty-five engravings for Swiss Family Robinson, published in America. As well as book illustrations there are designs for stamps, adverts, book jackets, wine lists and much more.
The book is beautifully printed on a heavy Zerkall mould-made paper.