First Edition. Original black cloth. Comes with the original publisher’s prospectus and a newspaper cutting. Fine copy.
Gibbings was an original founder of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920 along with Noel Rooke, and is widely credited as a driving force in the revival of wood engraving in the 20th century. He is closely associated with the Golden Cockerel Press, which he took over in 1924 and ran during the ’ “Golden Age” of the press when they printed such coveted works as “The Canterbury Tales” illustrated by Eric Gill. After he sold the press in 1933, he focused on his own career as author/illustrator and as a travel writer.