Towrie Cutt, W. & Sloan, Joseph (Illus.) ~ Faraway World – An Orkney Boyhood : Signed By Joseph Sloan : With A Complete Loose Set Of The 24 Wood Engravings Captioned, Signed And Numbered By The Illustrator
Andre Deutsch, London : 1977
The First UK printing published by Andre Deutsch, London in 1977. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a little spotting to the upper text-block. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition with just some light toning to the flap edges. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Sloan has provided 24 B/W wood engravings throughout to accompany this evocative memoir . The book has been signed by the artist Joseph Sloan to the title page : 'Enjoy the visit, kind regards, Joseph Sloan'. Accompanying the book are a complete set of the 24 loose wood engravings from 'Faraway World' by Joseph Sloan. Each has been captioned, numbered and signed in pencil by Joseph Sloan. Each wood engraving has been printed on Zerkall acid free paper, mounted (plain white) and presented in removable archival covers. The limitation for each wood engraving varies from a range of 31-70. The mounted engravings measure 29 x 40cm. All the wood engravings are in Fine condition. The book and engravings are mounted in a custom solander box with pointed paper labels to the spine and front cover. The covers are slightly marked and rubbed in a few places. A list of the engravings with their limitation is affixed to the inside of the front cover for reference. Within the box, the box is protected within an inset. Joseph Sloan has had many touring exhibitions regarding his artwork relating to the Orkneys and the Arran Islands, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Show and at shows presented by the Printmaker's Council. A very scarce complete collection of prints to accompany an increasingly scarce title. More images available on request.
CONDITION: Near Fine
WOOD ENGRAVINGS: Fine