ENDGRAIN DESIGNS AND REPETITIONS. The Pattern Papers of John DePol.
Tuscaloosa: Legacy Press, (2000). 5 1/2 x 10. x, 154 pages plus 5 original patterned paper specimens mounted. Quarter black cloth, black & white patterned boards by Gray Parrot. Fine. Item #12739
"Beginning in the 1950s, the American master of wood engraving, John DePol (1913–2004), cut small, endgrain blocks featuring subjects from Nature, the Heavens, the Book Arts, and fantastical abstract/geometrical designs. Although many of these images were made into patterns and used as binding papers in a number of important fine-press books, the full breadth of this aspect of DePol’s work appears in this book for the first time (this aspect of DePol’s work is not included in the Book Club of California’s John DePol: A catalogue raisonne. These images—117 units in all with a pattern formed from each—are reproduced as originally conceived by DePol in beautiful black and white. The book also includes a biographical sketch written by the artist and the publication history of the images and patterns." (Publisher's prosectus) One of 130 copies signed by DePol and by Baker.