Fine Press Book

LOWINSKY (Thomas, illustrator) - MILTON (John)Paradise Regained. Decorated by Thomas Lowinsky.

London, The Fleuron, [Printed by W. Lewis at the University Press Cambridge], 1924.

8vo, original half black cloth lettered in gilt over green paper boards, untrimmed, (without matching dust jacket). (10) pp., 80 pp., head- and tailpieces, 3 plates engraved by Thomas Lowinsky, with an extra set of the 3 plates on Japan vellum enclosed in an envelope and inserted into a pocket inside the back board. Complete.

First Edition

Fine publication printed on Hollande paper and limited to 350 numbered copies (No. 80).

Thomas Esmond Lowinsky (1892-1947), British painter of portraits and fantasy scenes, book illustrator, designer of papers, textiles and collector, born in India, of Hungarian and South African descent. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1912-14. During WWI, he served in France. Between the wars he lived at Garsington Manor and Aldbourne. First solo exhibition, Leicester Galleries, 1924. Member of the New English Art Club, 1926-42. Founder member of the Double Crown Club. He illustrated Edith Sitwell’s Elegy on Dead Fashion and other books. He also collected British drawings. After his death exhibitions were held at Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1981 and Tate Gallery, 1990. His work is held in the Tate Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (ref. British Museum).

A fine copy.

Price: 150,00 euros


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