Upper Denby: Fleece Press, 2005. 9 1/2 x 13. 285 pages, profusely illustrated throughout in color (including fullage and fold-out plates). Quarter cloth and decorated boards from a design by Bawden. Tiny bump at spine head, but fine. Item #13795
One of 675 copies for sale (of which 100 are deluxe copies). Bawden (1903-1989) was one of the most important British graphic artists of the mid-twentieth century. He worked in watercolor, copper engraving, lithography, and linoleum cuts, producing book illustrations, decorated papers, murals, wall paper, and advertising posters. Much of his work was for the Curwen Press and, as an official war artist, for the British government. "Inward Laugh" also focuses on Eric Ravilious, John and Paul Nash, Douglas Percy Bliss, and Kenneth Rowntree.