The Modern Woodcut a Study of the Evolution of the Craft...with a Chapter On the Practice of Xylography By W. Thomas Smith with Over Two Hundred Illustrations in Black & White and Sixteen Plates in Color
Furst, Herbert

New York, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1924. F xxviii + 271 pages; with a useful index of woodcutters and engravers and a general index as well. Contents including: defining the nature of the woodcut and wood engraving, xylography; survey of the history of the woodcut; qualities of design; colour; and background information regarding various movements within the artistic tradition which influenced the woodcut art. At front is a list of illustrations in the alphabetical order of the names of the artists. With the booksellers' ticket of Marmor Book & Art Shop Art Books-Prints-Fiction Fine Framing and Book Binding New York on front endpaper edge. Heavy volume, 6 lbs with the shipping; approx. 9 1/2" x 11 1/2" size; bound in beige cloth, illustrated hardcover. Some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding, top of spine cloth fraying a bit; first few leaves spotty, foxed; rest of text block generally clean and in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 26129)


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