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    Frank Brangwyn and Hayter Preston. Windmills - The Limited Signed Edition. London: John Lane/The Bodley Head, [1923]. The first issue, limited to 75 copies, of which this is number 20. The limited edition contains two woodcuts which do not appear in the trade edition. These color woodcuts, printed by Y. Urushibara, are both signed by Brangwyn in pencil. Quarto. 126 pages. 16 full color plates and several black and white illustrations depicting windmills by Brangwyn. Text by Preston.

    Vellum backstrip over dark mustard paper boards. Black and white leather label to spine. Top edge gilt. Two-color patterned endpapers, designed by Brangwyn. Foot of spine lightly bumped. Offsetting to three pages of the last chapter from a now-absent sheet of paper that had been laid in. A near fine copy of an uncommon - and desirable - edition of this book.

    Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) was an acclaimed Welsh artist and designer who trained briefly with William Morris.


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