The Work of Rex Whistler

The Work of Rex Whistler
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The Work of Rex WhistlerThe Work of Rex WhistlerThe Work of Rex Whistler
Price :  £200.00

Laurence Whistler & Ronald Fuller.

London. Batsford. 1960. First edition. Hardback, bound in green buckram cloth with gilt decoration and title, dust jacket. xxiv, 122 pages. Loosely inserted are 10 black-and-white photographs reproducing the 10 drawings in sepia ink and water-colour illustrating Konigsmark created by Whistler for A.E.W. Mason, now owned by the Tate. 112 hors-texte illustrations, some in colour, and several text illustrations. 305 x 235mm (12 x 9"). 1.5kg. . English. Good; jacket has some wear and markings, chipping to forecorners and head and tail of spine, a few short closed nicks to edges, rubbing and browning to spine, a small area of dampstaining to top edge of jacket, slightly effecting boards below, but not effecting pages; not price-clipped, clean internally with no inscriptions, rare in dust jacket.

The important catalogue of Rex Whistler's work produced by his brother Laurence and Ronald Fuller. The catalogue contains 700 works, the authors purpose being 'to record all the artist's work of any consequence'. It includes Whistler's murals, portraits, sketch-books, drawings, architecture, furniture and product designs, designs for the theatre and cinema, printed books, periodicals, bookplates, stationery, advertisements, posters, jeux d'esprit, caricatures and works for children. The book is beautifully designed in a Whistler manner.