SAINT HERCULES; And other stories

London: Fleuron, [1922]. Paul Nash. First Edition. 4to, pp. 65. Illustrated by Paul Nash. Original quarter cloth, Curwen patterned paper boards designed by Nash. Limited to 310 copies printed on hand-made paper. Paul Nash’s first pochoir book. Cover little worn and yellowed at edges, o/w a VG tight copy. Paul Nash Book Designs, 13. Item #37383

Original quarter cloth, Curwen patterned paper boards designed by Nash, minimal wear to tips. Nashwas so delighted with the pochoir process that he later wrote an article on the subject published in the Curwen Press Miscellany: "The colour for each picture is applied separately by hand, not impressed by a mechanical device. The colours used are pure and permanent - the colours used in the originals - instead of being anything but pure and any distance you like from the originals. Furthermore, the drawings admit of two qualities that no flat printing can give: texture and variety. In short, they are alive instead of being dead. It is a curious instance, in these days, of the triumph of the hand over machine."

Price: $325.00

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