Vivien Gribble Wood Engravings

Vivien Gribble (1888-1932), a notable wood engraver, was one of the first students of Noel Rooke at the Central school, but she favoured black line technique. Only a small amount of work exists from her, she was well off so did not have to work and she died young.

Sixe Idillia of Theocritus, Printed on hand-made laid paper with decorations designed and cut on wood by Vivien Gribble.  Published by Duckworth, 1922

Book Description: Folio size book, 57 pages, illustrated with frontispiece and 33 wood engravings by Vivien Gribble, book in fine condition in original paper covered boards and quarter tan buckram cloth spine, gilt spine titling, with good dust-wrapper, some edge wear and tears, some staining. Number 254 of an edition of 380 copies signed by the artist. Set in Cloister type, printed at the Cloister Press.

Designed by Stanley Morison who had seven different settings created before settling on Cloister Old Style for the typeface. Reprinted from the unique copy in the Bodleian Library, printed at Oxford in 1588 by Joseph Barnes

# 254/380 signed by artist

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