Paul NASH  - POSTAN, Alexander (author). The Complete Graphic Work of Paul Nash.
Paul NASH  - POSTAN, Alexander (author). The Complete Graphic Work of Paul Nash.
Paul NASH  - POSTAN, Alexander (author). The Complete Graphic Work of Paul Nash.

Paul NASH - POSTAN, Alexander (author). The Complete Graphic Work of Paul Nash.

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Paul NASH - POSTAN, Alexander (author). The Complete Graphic Work of Paul Nash. New York; Secker & Warburg. 1973.

Royal 8vo.; publisher's quarter unlettered red morocco over red buckram sides in original red cloth-covered slipcase; pp. [12] + [v], 6-87 including Appendices; including 4 original proof woodcuts mounted-at-large on buff stock, each numbered in pencil 21/35 with the tiny authentication stamp PNT (Paul Nash Trust) to the corner (these were prints left unsigned a the time of Nash's death and in the possession of the estate trustees in June 1972); with illustrations throughout in monochrome or half-tones through the bulk of the catalogue; a near fine copy, bearing an armorial bookplate "R.G." to inner upper cover, with a minor production ruck to one corner of one of the mounted proofs, in a near fine slipcase with one small blister to cloth and very minor rubbing to extremities.
First edition, this being number 21 of only 43 special copies, signed by Alexander Postan. The 4 original woodcuts were designed by Nash for Lermontov's A Song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch (Aquila Press, 1929) and were printed but never published. The volume comprises: an introduction; a chronology; notes on the catalogue; lithographs; woodcuts; appendix 1 (lithographs of the First World War) and appendix II (transcript of the 1928 Redfern Gallery Exhibition).

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