London: The Fleuron, 1927-1930. Complete in 4 volumes. 7 1/4 x 10 3/4. 75; 90; 78; 71 pages. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings. Volume 1 has two large tipped-in specimens of color engravings printed on fabric by Enid Marx and Eric Ravilious. Cloth & boards, with some wear & discoloration on board edges; a spot on the top edge of Volume III. Occasional light foxing. A very good set. Item #18484
The Annual included articles on all aspects of the art, technique, & history of wood engraving, decorative patterns, woodcut calligraphy & xylography, wallpaper, and book illustration. Each issue reproduces 15 or more "Contemporary Woodcuts" by the most important artists of the day in Great Britain, Europe, and Russia.There are reviews of the best English, German, & French books with wood engravings issued that year.
Finely printed at the Curwen Press. Limitation of Volume I is unknown; Vol. II 750; Vol.III was 450 for Curwen & 300 for Random House; Vol. IV was 450 for Curwen & 250 for RAndom House. The patterned boards on the first three volumes were designed by Paul Nash, Enid Marx, and Althea Willoughby. The 4th volume in plain boards is a Random House version.