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A handsome, oversized calendar with twelve delicate line drawings by a widely popular illustrator of small edition, fine press books in the 1920s and 30s. These plates were done as copper engravings to illustrate the Golden Cockerel Press publication of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat, published in a total edition of 300 in 1938. This handsome, very limited ediition calendar was published as a labor of love by a dedicated fan. Probably not more than 100 copies, perhaps as few as 50, will be produced. It is not readily available anywhere else.
John Buckland-Wright was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on December 3, 1897. After his father’s death his mother and he moved to England. He studied architecture at Clifton and Oxford but in 1924 gave up an offer of an architectural partnership to become an artist.
He worked primarily as a printmaker, illustrating numerous private press books in extremely small editions, some of an erotic nature, such as this one. Buckland-Wright’s work is represented in the collections of the Museum Meermanno in The Hague, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Tate Gallery. The British Museum was bequeathed a large collection of his work after his untimely death on September 27, 1954. — The Annex Galleries, online
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Item Code RUB19 Publisher Calligraphics Publish Date 2018 Print Status Out of Print Binding Wirebound Dimensions 13x19 # Pages 24pg Color b&w