Edward Gordon Craig Designs for the Theatre ; King Penguin Book #40. Janet Leeper.

Edward Gordon Craig Designs for the Theatre ; King Penguin Book #40

London: Penguin Books, Ltd, 1948. First Edition. Boards. Near Fine. minor chips to spine. 12mo (5 x 7.25 inches). Illustrated boards. Issued without DW, thus complete. Pp. 48 fully illustrated throughout the text plus 40 plates produced from original drawings and woodcuts on loan from Mr. Craig for this edition. Text printed by R & R Clark, Plates made and printed by John Swain & Son, Ltd. Barnet Cover by William Grimmond after a design of Edward Gordon Craig. Introduced during the outbreak of Second World War and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and color printing. Near Fine. Item #6721

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