Against the Grain: The Woodcuts of Antonio Frasconi.
NY & London: Macmillan, (1974). Quarto. 159pp. From an edition of 140 copies signed by the artist, with an original signed woodcut tipped in, this is one of fifteen lettered presentation copies. This copy is inscribed by Frasconi and his family to noted children's book publisher Margaret McElderry, "with all our love." The inscription is written in inks of many colors and decorated with a heart and stars drawn around the names. Illustrated throughout with examples of Frasconi's woodcuts in black, white, and red and several full-color plates, this is an invaluable guide to the artist's work. In addition to Frasconi's own description of his life and work, the text contains a bibliography, an Introduction by Nat Hentoff, and an Appreciation by Charles Parkhurst. Bound in green and tan cloth with a design of a flock of birds stretching across the covers. Faintest spot of soiling to front cover and lacking the slipcase, else very fine. (Item ID: 24317)