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Edward Bawden : a book of cuts

Edward Bawden RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




1st edition


London: Scolar Press, 39 Great Russell Street, 1979

Physical Description

82 p. : chiefly ill. ; 31 cm.

General Note

“A book of cuts by Edward Bawden first published in 1979 by Scolar Press, 39 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3PH. Copyright © pictures Edward Baweden, text Ruari McLean, 1979. ISBN: 0859674568 cloth. ISBN: 0859674576. Printed in England by The Stellar Press Ltd., Hatfield.” [colophon]
“The design on the front of the jacket is a detail from `Pictures for Schools’ exhibition poster, for the Royal Academy, 1966. Only thirty copies were needed, so it proved to be more economic to screen-print the sheets in dark olive green, leaving white paper for the lettering and also an empty white octagon into which this motif could be dropped. The motif, essentially an eye-catcher, was rolled up in vermilion ink and printing done simply by foot pressure.” [dust-jacket]
Illustrated endpapers


Introduction / Ruari McLean -- A note on lino cutting / Edward Bawden -- The cuts


Signed by Edward Bawden in blue ink at the head of the title page


Illustrated books
Linoleum block printing


Edward Bawden RA, engraver
Ruari McLean, contributor
Scolar Press, publisher
Stellar Press, printer