(Eichenberg, Fritz)

Fritz Eichenberg. Prints from the Drawings Appearing in "The Catholic Worker."

Eichenberg, Fritz (illus.)

New York, New York: The Thistle Press, (1954-1955). Two folio-sized portfolios. (8); (8)ff. A total of sixteen prints each measuring 12 1/2 by 17 inches. Known to book collectors as a master wood engraver, Eichenberg also executed a series of drawings that appeared in Dorothy Day's "The Catholic Worker" newspaper, a lay publication concerned with the intersection of religion and social justice. Although Eichenberg was a devout Quaker, these drawings, with their combination of traditional Christian imagery and social awareness, had broad appeal, and were printed in a number of publications associated with various denominations. Among the prints included are "The Adoration of the Shepards," "The Annunciation," "The Lord's Supper," "The Visitation," "The Labor Cross," "Saint Luke," and "Rest on the Flight." The sixteen photoengravings for these prints were made from Eichenberg's original drawings, and are reproduced in their intended dimensions, without the resizing that was necessary for their publication in a newspaper. The drawings are housed in two paper portfolios, eight drawings in each. The portfolios have printed covers and an inside flap printed with the drawing titles and a brief biography of the artist. Portfolio no. 1 shows some soiling, portfolio no. 2 less so. Illustrations fine. Item #33423

Price: $650.00