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The Chester Play of the Deluge. by  David. CLOVER HILL EDITIONS JONES - First Edition - 1977 - from SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS and

The Chester Play of the Deluge.


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London: Clover Hill Editions published by Douglas Cleverdon, 1977. 10 wood engravings by David Jones printed from the original blocks. No. 221 of 250 copies, there were also 80 special copies and 7 copies printed on vellum. Printed on Barcham Green mould made paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press in Gill’s Golden Cockerel type, title page printed in red and black. 337 x 259 mms. Sm. folio, oriignal cream cloth buckram backed marbled paper covered boards. Corners and head and tail of spine a little bumped, without the dust jacket, otherwise very good. Announcement for the book inserted loose.||Originally the ten engravings were going to include two printed offset, however while the text was being prepared, the missing two blocks were unearthed in Wales so all the engravings were printed from Jones’s original blocks.
The first printing of the blocks was in the Golden Cockerel Press edition of 1927. In this edition Robert Gibbings who did the printing was very disappointed by the results, blaming the inherent problems caused by Jones’s engraving of the blocks. Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press does a far far better job and in this 1977 publication, the wood engravings are perfectly printed and David Jones’s engravings were finally seen in their full glory.| The best printing of Jones’s remarkable engravings

  • Bookseller Inventory #: 9474
  • Title: The Chester Play of the Deluge.
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Clover Hill Editions published by Douglas Cleverdon
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1977
  • Keywords: Wood engraving;David Jones;Clover Hill Editions;Will Carter;Rampant Lions Press Book,Illustrated


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