Ravilious - Desert, a Legend, by Martin Armstrong. Woodcuts by E. Ravilous.

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Desert, a Legend. By Martin Armstrong. Woodcuts by E. Ravilious. First edition, 8vo, pp.252, Jonathan Cape, London, 1926.

De luxe issue, being number 2 of just 100 copies on handmade paper signed by the author. 3 full full-page and 31 smaller wood-engravings by Eric Ravilious (one more than the American edition). Green cloth, gilt, spine gilt, pictorial printed dust-jacket with two repeat engravings. Spine of dust-jacket just slightly darkened, one chip (no loss) to front panel. A very good copy indeed.

The artist's first commission from a publisher. The printing, whilst superior to the American edition, is poor - the engravings being heavily over-inked - although their appearance is much better on this heavier handmade paper.

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