Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The art and craft of lino cutting and ...
Publisher: B.T. Batsford
Book Condition: Good
Book Description B.T. Batsford, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The well known author excelled as a designer and inspirer of designs and wrote this classic book when lino cutting was one of the newest art forms. The 6 chapters cover : art & lino cuts, designing a lino cut, cutting and printing blocks, alterations and the future of lino cuts. 64 ppp, 150mm - 220mm, many illustrations. Some foxing to inside of cover with previous owners name in faint pencil, binding a little shaken, pages clean but slightly tanned throughout and sticking out over edges of boards. Cream boards have black and red titling and lino cut of London buses & streetscene. Boards rubbed, dirt marked and speckled with areas of darkening to extremities, minor shelf wear, wear to spine bottom. Bookseller Inventory # CF0013
Book Description Batsford, GB, 1934. Hardback. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: No DW. 1st Edition. Paper covered boards and cloth spine. Lino cut of buses etc on front cover. 66 pages. Ill. (This copy does not have any advertisement pages). Book is in very good plus condition with very minor signs of wear and/or age. Slight marks to rear cover. Bookseller Inventory # tr006.065
Book Description B. T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bright copy of this key guide to lino cutting in the 1930s by influential British artist. xiv, 66 pages, illustrations (some colour). First edition, first printing. Pictorial boards, linen back, slight shelf wear to edges, bump to one corner, 'Supplied for the Public Service' and 'Withdrawn' stamps on title page, no inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 006155
Book Description London: B. T. Batsford, 1934, 1934. Octavo. Original cream-cloth backed white paper boards, titles to spine in black, front board decorated with an original colour lino print by Flight. Ink stamp of the Times Book Club to rear pastedown. Tiny dampstain to front board. An excellent copy. Colour frontispiece and 4 other plates, numerous black and white illustrations. First edition, first impression. Claude Flight (1881–1955) was a devoted champion of the colour linocut, which, as he put it, "has no tradition or technique behind it, so that the student can go forward without thinking of what Bewick or Rembrandt did before" (p. 63). The exhibition he organised at the Redfern Gallery in London in 1929 was "the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the linocut in Britain; its success at the Redfern Gallery, London, led to a series of eight annual exhibitions which he arranged, initially at the Redfern and then at the Ward Gallery, London, until 1937. Flight also introduced the linocut to a diverse international audience through exhibitions toured by the Redfern to the United States (1929 and 1934), China (1931), Australia (1932 and 1937), and Canada (1935–6). Flight viewed the modern linocut, with its bold colour, geometric design, and rhythmic expression, as the new democratic art medium that would furnish homes with contemporary decorative designs at affordable prices. With utopian fervour he looked forward to the day when this 'art of the people for their homes' (Flight, Lino-cuts, 12) might sell 'at a price paid by the average man for his daily beer or his cinema ticket' (ibid., 4)" (ODNB). Bookseller Inventory # 109086