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GAWPY: BOOK ONE
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GAWPY: BOOK ONE

By HESTWOOD, HAROLD

HESTWOOD, ROBERT. (HESTWOOD,ROBERT)illus. GAWPY:BOOK ONE by Harold Hestwood. Carmel By The Sea: Hestwood Studios 1926. 8 1/2 x 12, cloth backed pictorial boards, sl. cover soil, near Fine. An absolutely stunning and striking book, every other page features a bold 20's style black and white linoleum cut featuring a pelican named Gawpy. Hestwood was an artist and print maker. He also taught art and one of his students was Virginia Lee Burton. Most unusual and in very nice condition.

$125.00

SQUISHY APPLES
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SQUISHY APPLES

By ENGLEFIELD, CECILY

ENGLEFIELD, CECILY. ENGLEFIELD,CECILY. SQUISHY APPLES. London: John Murray 1937. 12mo (5 x 6 7/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips rubbed, slight cover soil, occasional finger soil, tight and VG condition. 1st edition. The story features a family of pigs illustrated throughout with beautiful full and partial page woodcuts by the author.

$40.00

RABBIT & PORK
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RABBIT & PORK

By LAWRENCE, JOHN

LAWRENCE, JOHN. LAWRENCE,JOHN. RABBIT & PORK. NY: Thomas Crowell, 1975. Oblong 7 1/2 x 6 1/2", cloth, As new in dust wrapper. Stated first American edition, REVIEW COPY WITH SLIP LAID IN. An introduction to rhyming Cockney slang is illustrated with magnificent color woodcuts by Lawrence.

$50.00

LYTTEL BOOKE OF NONSENSE
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LYTTEL BOOKE OF NONSENSE

By DAVIES, RANDALL

[LEAR,EDWARD]. A LYTTEL BOOKE OF NONSENSE by R[andall] D[avies]. London: Macmillan 1912 (1912). 8vo (6 x 8 1/4"), 153p., cloth backed boards, light cover soil, sl. foxing on endpapers, VG+. 1st edition. Each page features a humorous nonsense rhyme facing a full page woodcut. Davies notes that few of the woodcuts are less than 400 years old and they are cleverly matched with orginal limericks in the manner of Edward Lear. "There was a young fellow of Sark,/ Who wandered about in the Park; / When the constable said / he'd be better in bed, / he replied, "I'm afraid of the dark.

$250.00

HANK AND FRED

By KINDRED, WENDY

BLACK INTEREST. (KINDRED,WENDY) HANK AND FRED by Wendy Kindred. Phil: Lippincott (1976). 4to, cloth, Fine in dw. Stated 1st ed. A simple picture book about a young white boy and a Black boy who become friends. Illus. with 2-color woodcuts on every page. Very striking.

$125.00

FAVORSKI COLLECTION
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FAVORSKI COLLECTION

By PUSHKIN

FAVORSKI, VLADIMIR. RUSSIAN. (FAVORSKI, VLADIMIR) 5 FAVORSKI BOOKS. Offered here are 5 books illustrated by Vladimir Favorski, the noted (and eccentric) woodcut artist who maintained an active working life that spanned his lifetime (1884-1964). Although Favorski began his work before the Revolution, his fame came from his post Revolutionary work which emphasized the art of the book. Although his style may have changed over the years, his emphasis on uniting the layout, typography and illustration with the text of the book remained the same. The 5 books included here offer a good example of the range of his work. The first 3 books date from the late 1920's and 1930's and Pushkin's Little Tragedies (#4) is one of his last works. One book includes a signed woodcut, one is a signed/limited edition and all are in extremely clean and bright condition. Most importantly is the inclusion of an excellent reference work on Favorski's life and work in English. Each is beautifully illustrated. See Lemmens / Stommels Russian Artists p. 109-10. Sold as a collection 1. Pushkin,A. Domik v Kolomne [Cottage at Kolomna]. 1929. 4to, pict. bds, sl. dusty, near fine. NUMBER 166 OF AN UNSPECIFIED LIMITATION SIGNED BY FAVORSKI. Pushkin's play is illus. with 3 full page woodcuts and many beautiful woodcut vignettes. 2. Globa,Andrei. Petr Petr [Peter, Peter]. 1929. A play, illus. with cover woodcut and woodcut frontis by Favorski. 3. Moskovskii Teatr Revolyutsii 1922-1932. Published in 1933. 4to, boards, [222] fine in frayed dustwrapper. A fascinating contemporary look at the theatre in post-revolutionary Russia, illustrated with dozens of tipped-in illustrations. Illus. by Favorski with dustwrapper woodcut, pictorial endpapers, double-page frontis with pictorial title and with small vignette on second title. Laid in is a fine woodcut of actress Maria Babanova as Goga in A. Faiko's play The Man with a Briefcase, dated 1933 in the block and SIGNED IN PENCIL BY FAVORSKI. 4. Pushkin,A. Malenbkie Tragedii [Little Tragedies]. Moscow 1961. 4to, pictorial cloth, [109]p., fine in slightly worn dust wrapper. Text features 4 plays by Pushkin including Mozart

$2500.00

WOODCUTS & WOOD ENGRAVINGS: HOW I MAKE THEM

By MUELLER, HANS ALEXANDER

MUELLER, HANS ALEXANDER. WOODCUTS. WOODCUTS & WOOD ENGRAVINGS: HOW I MAKE THEM by Hans Alexander Mueller. NY: Pynson Printers 1939. Large 4to, cloth, 187p., fine. Limited to 3000 copies. 55 pages of text plus numerous reproductions of color and b&w woodcuts by Mueller.

$125.00

RABBIT & PORK
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RABBIT & PORK

By LAWRENCE, JOHN

LAWRENCE, JOHN. LAWRENCE,JOHN. RABBIT & PORK. Lond.: Hamish Hamilton (1975). Obl. 12mo, pict. boards, fine in dw. 1st ed. An introduction to rhyming Cockney slang illustrated with magnificent color woodcuts by Lawrence. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY LAWRENCE.

$75.00

OWL

By MAMET, DAVID

ALCORN, STEPHEN. MAMET,DAVID. THE OWL. NY: Kipling Press (1987). 8vo, cloth, fine in dw. Stated 1st ed. A children's story by playwright Mamet and his actress wife Lindsay Crouse. Illus. with beautiful woodcuts by Stephen Alcorn.

$75.00

ABC BOOK FOR GOOD BOYS & GIRLS
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ABC BOOK FOR GOOD BOYS & GIRLS

By LEWIN, F.G.

LEWIN, F.G. ABC. (WOODCUT) AN ABC BOOK FOR GOOD BOYS & GIRLS written and illustrated by F.G. Lewin. Bristol & London: Savory & Stock, no date [1911]. 4to, (9 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, cloth ties, corners slightly worn else near Fine. Printed on hand-made paper on one side of the page only, each page has hand-lettered text above which is a large scale WOODCUT, the whole book done in chapbook style. Really wonderful and different. (Peppin p.183).

$750.00

WOODCUT:RED EFTS
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WOODCUT:RED EFTS

By LATHROP, DOROTHY

LATHROP, DOROTHY. LATHROP,DOROTHY. WOODCUT: RED EFTS. Offered here are 2 proof versions of a charming woodcut by Lathrop that was originally issued in an edition limited to 50 copies signed by her. These copies are not signed. The image measures nearly 4 x 3 1/2" - both are printed on fine paper. Depicted are 2 little efts amongst the flora and fauna of a wooded ground. Done with Lathrop's sharp eye for detail.

$200.00

BEASTS AND SAINTS
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BEASTS AND SAINTS

By WADDELL, HELEN

GIBBINGS, ROBERT. (GIBBINGS,ROBERT)illus. BEASTS AND SAINTS by Helen Waddell. NY: Henry Holt (1934). 8vo, cloth, 151p., Fine in worn dw with triangular piece off front panel and off spine extrems. Stated 1st ed. Featuring magnificent full page and in-text woodcuts by Gibbings to accompany text.

$150.00