Arranged and with an Introduction by S. John Woods. Original prints by John Piper.
Faber & Faber. London. 1955. First edition. Hardback; orange cloth-bound boards, with green design to front board, green and gilt title to spine, dust jacket. 160 pages. Original aquatint, a monochrome and 3 colour lithographs; 11 colour and 244 monochrome reproductions, 8 pages of reproductions in four-colour line-and-tone. English. 320 x 260mm. 1.3kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light wear to jacket, short tear to head and base of spine and rear top forecorner, ruffling to head of spine with slight loss, 5cm by 3cm area of loss to top edge of rear panel, slight spotting to verso of jacket, not price-clipped; very slight offsetting to endpapers, previous owner's ink signature to front free endpaper, light creasing to corner of aquatint, not affecting the image.
A fine early book on the work of John Piper, with original aquatint and lithographs. The book was published at the height of Piper's career and was produced alongside the artist. It focuses on his paintings and drawings, reproducing in fine quality his work from the first half of the twentieth-century. Piper produced an original aquatint 'Figures from a Seal' and four lithographs specifically for the book. The lithographs were drawn in Paris and printed by Mourlot.