Camberwell Press - Eric Ravilious, Submarine Dream: Lithographs and Letters. Edited by Brian Webb.

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Eric Ravilious, Submarine Dream: Lithographs and Letters. Edited by Brian Webb with an Introduction by Peyton Skipwith. First issue, square folio, 37cm, 44pp, extra suite, Camberwell Press, London, 1996.

One of 75 (300) copies in a folder with an extra set of lithographs. This copy not numbered, but a presentation to David Moss (the printer) and signed by Eileen Hogan (President of the College) rather than Brian Webb as is usual. Set in Bembo and printed in blue and black on Canaletto paper. Ten five-colour lithographs (screened to their original size) with ER's correspondence to Tirzah Ravilious regarding their (hoped for) publication in 1940-41 on the facing pages. Tirzah Ravilious decorated paper-covered boards, predominantly dark green, cream, and black, over a flexibly sewn viridian morocco spine, printed label on the front. A fine copy with various relevant Double Crown Club ephemera loosely inserted.

When published in 1996 only about half the edition was bound up by Roy Howell at Camberwell. Due to his death (and various other problems) the binding of the remaining sheets was delayed for three years until taken up by Shepherds. The binding runs horizontally on the first issue, vertically on the second. These lithographs, of which only a very few original sets exist, are ranked amongst the artist's highest graphic achievements.

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