Newcastle & Boston: Oak Knoll / Thomas G. Boss. 1995. Quarto. Quarter calf and decorated paper over boards, gilt label. Photographs. Fine. Item #WRCLIT57935
First edition. One of fifty numbered copies, specially bound, and signed by the compiler. Some of these deluxe copies were issued in a slipcase, in company with a copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK, but not the present copy. The highly useful chief reference on the work of the influential American book designer, illustrator and graphic artist. "Will H. Bradley (1868-1962) is widely regarded as one of the masters of design during the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts periods. His typographic and illustrative work pushed the boundaries of these fields into new directions. In addition, his re-introduction and use of Caslon type brought it back into popularity. The guide includes 261 illustrations, including his designer's marks to help identify his pieces. The guide includes a Book Work section containing three parts: one of 81 definite books of Bradley's own execution, one listing those exhibiting the Bradley stamp but with no confirming documentation, and one listing those using his designs but were probably not produced by him. The remaining sections document magazine covers, advertisements, illustrations, posters, and other works" - Publisher's blurb.