Gogmagog Press - Cox (Morris). [Seasons]


Gogmagog Press - Cox (Morris). [Seasons]

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An Impression of Spring [Summer, Autumn, Winter], by Morris Cox. A Landscape Panorama. Three embossed reversed/direct offset prints joined into a continuous strip, and folded to make nine double-page openings. 4 volumes, each 26 leaves joined at the fore-edges. 8vo, 201 X 122mm, London: (Morris Cox) The Gogmagog Press, 1965-66.

Set in Bodoni Ultra Bold. Each one of 100 copies printed in black and blue (Winter), black and green (Spring), black and yellow (Summer), black and brown (Autumn) on Hosho paper with the prints done in a grat variety of colours. Ingres paper boards printed monotypes in various colours, front, back and spine. Pale grey pastedowns. Acetate dust-jackets. A fine set.

The Seasons are reckoned the peak of Cox's achievement as printer and artist and belong together. Each of the four starts with a short poem, the rest is all colour printing. The panorama folded into pages achieve their effects. Each possesses more undisciplined colour embossing, nature-printing with seeds and leaves, than exists in the rest of his books and prints.

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