Wood Engravings. Helen OGILVIE, Helen MAXWELL.
Wood Engravings

Wood Engravings

Canberra: Brindabella Press, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover : 56 pp : 20 engravings, 3 small decorations : frontispiece, tipped in photograph of Helen in her Little Collins Street studio, 1938 : introduction by Helen Maxwell : quarter bound in green leather with brown paper sides : printed illustrated title label to front board : number 62 of 200 copies : SIGNED by publisher, Alec Bolton.

Publisher's prospectus and note loosely inserted; with a copy of responding note by previous owner also enclosed.

[A Licence to Print, 27]. Fine. Item #1914

The twenty-second book of the press and twenty-seventh publication. ''This book, which has been some years in preparation (and hundreds of hours in the printing), reproduces twenty of her major engravings and three small decorations. All but five have been printed from the original wood. The lost five are reproduced from line blocks from the artist's proofs. Helen Maxwell has edited the book and written its introduction. She has also compiled the captions, which incorporate Helen Ogilvie's remarks about the work, recorded at interviews shortly before her death: typically lively, humorous and modest.'' (from the prospectus).

Price: $500.00

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