Florin Press - O'Connor (John). Dukes Village.


Florin Press - O'Connor (John). Dukes Village.

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Dukes Village: A Suite of Wood Engravings, by John O'Connor. Introduced by Graham Williams with more than a little help from the artist. Royal 8vo, [19]pp, (Graham Williams) Florin Press, Biddenden, Kent, 1988.

Number 30 of 55 (70) copies handset in Lutetia with Rosart for display, printed in black (the title-page in green and black, the illustrations in any colours) on old Arnold grey laid paper, and signed by John O'Connor and Graham Williamss. Bhutanese hand-made paper-covered bards, spine titled in black. A fine copy.

Originally engraved for a projected Westminster Bank brochure in the late 1950s or early 1960s, these locks stayed unclaimed at the Curwen Press until its liquidation in 1984. All illustrations have been printed from these original blocks, as was the press device, which was engraved by John O'Connor in 1985. The coloured inks were reground at Florin Press with added pigment and other substances.

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