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Sailing Ships and Barges of The Western Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas
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Sailing Ships and Barges of The Western Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas

by Wadsworth, Edward

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London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1926. Limited Edition. Small folio -- 30.8cm, 81 pp. plus colophon. Quarter cream buckram with scarlet cloth covered boards with de-bossed bright gilt nautical device on front cover, bright gilt spine titling. All edges uncut. Title-page, full-page map, 4 head and tail-pieces (two hand-coloured). 17 full-page engravings of ships and barges; printed recto only, and all but one coloured by hand — all by Edward Wadsworth. Copper plates destroyed after 450 copies printed.
An elegant and most impressive publication featuring a series of copper plates engraved in the line manner by Edward Wadsworth and coloured by hand. Introduction and brief descriptions by Bernard Windler. Number 187 of 450 copies set in Koch Kursiv type and printed at the Curwen Press (recto pages only) on Zanders hand-made paper. There is such a harmonious elegance between the typeface (Koch Kursiv) and the engravings that one must agree with Peter Tucker when he says "It was one of the… Read More
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