Endgrain editions three: Peter Lazarov. With 50 wood-engravings by Peter Lazarov, thefrontispiece printed in colours. Folio, 132p, 38cm, (Crispin & Jan Elsted), Barbarian Press, Mission, British Columbia, 2003.
Text set in Joanna with Optima for display. 210 copies printed in black and yellow on Zerkall mould-made paper. Illustrated with 50 wood-engravings, mostly large and printed one to the page. This, one of 150 copies quarter-bound in yellow cloth with patterned paper-covered boards, spine label. A fine copy.
"In our field [Peter Lazarov] is the great virtuaso of the age ... [His work] seems to live a life of its own dancing between image and abstraction, surface and depth, the modelled and the line, the sketch and the fully resolved, to be always a pyrotechnic display, to be evidently a pyrotechnic display before ever one can begin to push aside dazzlement and sense what lies beyond it. It is essential reading and viewing for anyone who wants to know what wood engraving can do today." Simon Brett, in Multiples: The Newsletter of the Society of Wood Engravers (Vol.5, No.6, November 2003)