Very scarce as the deluxe edition
Furst, Herbert (Ed.) ~ The Woodcut No. 111 : Edition De Luxe : With A Woodcut Signed by John Nash
The Fleuron Limited, London : 1929
The sole UK printing published by The Fleuron Limited, London and printed by The Curwen Press in 1929. This is the special edition de luxe with this copy being number '42' of only 80 copies issued (of which only 75 were for sale), printed on hand-made paper and with a woodcut ('The two tugs') signed in pencil by John Nash, as the frontispiece. There was also a trade edition issued on standard paper and issued without the frontis. The BOOK is in near Fine condition in the publisher's original salmon red cloth binding with gilt titling. Upper edge gilt. Pages uncut and internally clean. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. I am assuming the striking wrapper design is by Paul Nash (It is unattributed). Some minor edge-wear with a little loss at the spine ends and corners. Some small closed tears. The wrapper remains very striking in the removable archival protector. The signed John Nash frontis is complete with a few light spots to the margins but the image is itself clean. A very handsome production with a chapter on 'The Wood engravings of John Nash' which includes reproductions of three woodcuts. There is also another chapter 'Fourteen contemporary woodcuts' which includes work by Gertrude Hermes, Gwen Raverat and Tirzah Garwood et al. A handsome production. 'The Woodcut' annual ran to an edition of four volumes and it is very scarce to find any copy with a wrapper or the special deluxe edition with the signed frontispiece intact.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++