London, England: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1929. from Woodcuts by Clare Leighton. First Edition Thus. Leather-bound. Quarto (9 3/4 x 6 5/8"); Quarter-bound vellum over patterned hand-made paper in a lovely repeating ribbon pattern,single-ruled in gilt. Spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt, fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed. Light to moderate rubbing to extremities/corners. Insignificant binder's error to pp. 346-348, showing a 3-inch chip to bottom margins of the two leaves. Mounted frontis image, with offset to next leaf. Eleven more mounted black and white woodcuts by artist Leighton, 484 pp. Book housed in sturdy thick board slipcase, covered in stone-marbled paper of yellow and orange, over light-and-dark grey, speckled white and beige. This edition is limited to 1500 copies, of which five hundred are for sale in England and one thousand copies in the United States of America, and SIGNED by artist Clare Leighton. Very Good. Item #84887
Clare Marie Veronica Leighton (1898-1989) was well-known for her wood engravings, and became the first woman to write a book about the craft, She is credited for enormously popularizing the art form.