Ten Wood Engravings by David Jones for the Chester Play of the Deluge
Limited run of ten woodcuts depicting the biblical flood, presented in a green card stock portfolio; published simultaneously with the 1977 Clover Hill edition of The Chester Play of the Deluge.
The printer of the original 1927 Golden Cockerel Press edition did not dampen the engraving paper prior to inking, resulting in poor quality reproductions. Unhappy with the result, Jones took back the original plates which were later used to produce a result equal to his standards comprising the second edition of the book, as well as this scarce portfolio of loose prints.
No. viii of twenty-five sets, numbered i to xxv, printed on japon by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge for Clover Hill Editions and published by Douglas Cleverdon. London, 1977. Lightest rubbing to edges, sunning to top edge and spine of portfolio. Contents clean and bright; very good+. Portfolio. (#059558)