Andoversford: Whittington Press, ( 1989). 13 x 19. x, 20 pages + 4 pages of photographs + 7 large sheets (folded) of original Bawden wallpapers. Cloth spine, boards covered in reproduction "birds' nest" wallpaper. Lightly bumped at spine base, otherwise fine in very good but spotted slipcase. Item #18424
These wallpapers created between 1927 and 1933 have large scale repeat patterns, and required an oversized book to accommodate the original full sized specimens. The Curwen wallpapers were Bawden's earliest designs in linocuts. For some papers Bawden drew directly on the litho plates with ink and crayon. "These designs were larger in the repeat than anything previously attempted," Bawden reminisced, "and when they hung on a wall looked rather handsome."
Each of the 7 original specimens is tipped to a heavy sheet of brown paper. The 4 full size (approx 23 x 29 inches) papers are "Tree and cow," Wood Pigeon," "Napkin and Fruit," and Sahara." There is a half sheet of "Knole Park." And quarter sheets of "Node" and "Lagoon."
No. 67 of 80 copies with original specimens (there were also 40 with no specimens) printed in 14-point Walbaum on Oxford mould-made paper.