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Clare Veronica Hope Leighton, N.A. 1898-1989.

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A new biography by the artist's nephew, Simon Brett, is available: Clare Leighton. The Growth and Shaping of an Artist / Writer. A Selection of Clare Leighton's talks and memoirs, illustrated by over 30 of her wood-engraved images. Forward by Simon Brett. Published by the Estate of Clare Leighton, 2009. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Drawn from Clare Leighton's diaries, lectures. reminiscences, essays and memoirs this assemblage is the next best thing to an autobiography; touching on art, education, gardening, life and happiness. 11 X 8.5 ins. 80 pp. Paper covers with wood engraving by the artist on upper cover. Illustrated with over 30 Clare Leighton wood engravings chosen on the basis that they are specifically mentioned in the text. Some of the engravings reproduced here for the first time. Frontispiece photo of the artist at work on a wood block. $35.

Fine Prints

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Corsican Washerwomen. 1934. Wood engraving. Boston Public Library 258. 8 1/2 x 10 (sheet 7 1/2 x 11). Edition 215, #192. Presentation print for The Print Club of Cleveland in 1936. Illustrated: Fine prints of the Year, 1935. Very slightly toned; otherwise excellent condition. A fine, well-inked proof printed on pale cream-colored Japanese mulberry paper. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. $825.

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Lambing: January. 1933. Wood engraving. Boston Public Library 216.ii. 8 x 10 3/8 (sheet 11 1/2 x 12 5/16). Series: The Farmer's Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry (London, Collins. 1933; New York: Longmans Green and Co, 1933.) Edition 100, #20 (from the second lifetime printing c. 1978). Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A fine, well-inked proof printed on pale cream-colored wove paper with full margins. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. $1,750.

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The Malt House. 1923. Woodcut. Boston Public Library 1. 7 x 5 (sheet 8 1/2 x 6 ). Edition 50, #2. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A fine, well-inked proof printed on pale cream-colored Japanese mulberry paper. $975.

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Stooking: August. 1933. Wood engraving. Boston Public Library 213.ii. 7 7/8 x 9 13/16 (sheet 11 1/2 14 3/4). Series: The Farmer's Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry (London, Collins: 1933; New York: Longmans Green and Co, 1933.) From the first English edition of 30, numbered xxx, #xv (there were 30 for the U.S. numbered in Arabic, and a second prints of 100 about 1978). Slight toning; otherwise good condition. A well-inked proof printed on Japanese mullberry paper with full margins. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. $1,750. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. $2,750.

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Threshing. 1926. Woodcut. Boston Public Library 25. 6 1/2 x 4 5/8 (sheet 8 1/2 x 6 7/8). Edition 50, #33. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A fine, well-inked proof printed on pale cream-colored Japanese mulberry paper. $975.

New York

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Skyscrapers. 1929. Wood engraving. Boston Public Library 148. 5 5/8 x 4 1/4 (sheet 6 3/4 x 6 1/2). Edition 30, #29. Printed on pale cream-colored Japanese mulberry paper with full margins. A fine, well-inked proof of this very rare image. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. $4,250.

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