Charles Mozley and the Stellar Press

Here are a couple of examples of Charles Mozley lithographs, in limited editions commissioned by Cyril and Barbara Sweett and printed at the Stellar Press, Barnet.

Charles Mozley (1914-1991) was an artist, illustrator and graphic designer, working prolifically and at the height of his powers and influence in the period from the early 1950s until the late 1970s. Best known for book jackets and children’s book illustrations, some more information is at http://www.reading.ac.uk/special-collections/news/exhibitions/sc-exhibition-mozley.aspx

These examples of lithographs were commissioned for limited editions.  The style is very distinctive and of its period and similar in both cases, though a google image search shows that he in fact had a very wide range of approaches.

The Nativity. The Gospel According to St Luke. Chapter II Verses 1-20. 1962. Illustrated by Charles Mozley
Book Description: Printed card covers, No.247 of 400 copies printed at the Stellar Press for Cyril and Barbara Sweet on heavyweight Strathmore paper and illustrated with 10 two colour lithographs by Charles Mozley, font is Bembo and initials also by Mozley, internally clean and bright, binding a little weak in places. , tall 8vo 9″ – 10″ tall

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An Hymne of Heavenly Beautie. [Illustrated by Charles Mozley.] Spenser (Edmund).
Item Description: 8vo, [20]pp., [The Stellar Press] At Barnet: Printed for Barbara & Cyril Sweett, 1963. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Number 165 of 230 copies printed in Bembo on Barcham Green mould made paper and signed by the artist. 8 full-page lithographs and one smaller. Sewn into pictorial covers with a repeat lithograph on the front. Just slightly soiled externally. A very good copy. Signed by Illustrator(s).

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