California Hills and Other Wood Engravings. Arthur Miller.
California Hills and Other Wood Engravings.
California Hills and Other Wood Engravings.
California Hills and Other Wood Engravings.
California Hills and Other Wood Engravings.
(Landacre, Paul)

California Hills and Other Wood Engravings.

Landacre, Paul (illus.)

Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. Quarto. (x), (ii)pp., + 14 plates. One of 500 copies, signed by Landacre. Foreword by Arthur Miller. Published during a period that saw a renaissance in woodcuts and wood engravings, this marks Landacre's first original publication. Originally from Ohio, Landacre discovered the beauty of the California landscape while convalescing from a strep infection. Entirely self-taught, his engravings are noted for their fine lines that evoke a sense of drama and movement; those qualities are abundantly present in this group of fourteen full-page engravings and colophon vignette, all pulled from the original blocks by Harold Young. This book was one of AIGA's Fifty Books of the Year. A fragile book that is frequently dismantled for its plates, this is a fine copy in patterned boards which show a trace of wear to lower corners and spine ends, and light toning to extremities. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather lettering piece on front panel. Item #30460

Price: $6,000.00

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