(headpiece for the colophon page for De Rerum Natura) by Paul Hambleton Landacre

(headpiece for the colophon page for De Rerum Natura) by Paul Hambleton Landacre

(headpiece for the colophon page for De Rerum Natura)

Paul Hambleton Landacre

Title

(headpiece for the colophon page for De Rerum Natura)

 
Artist
Year
1957  
Technique
wood-engraving 
Image Size
1 1/4 x 1 1/2"" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
signed proof, outside the published edition of 1500 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Limited Editions Club 
Inventory ID
19001 
Price
$500.00 
Description
This is the only known signed impression of the 15 known proofs of this print. This small woodengraving was used by the Limited Editions Club for the headpiece to the colophon page for De Rerum Natura (The Nature of Things) by Titus Lucretius Carus. The publication was translated into English by William Ellery Leonard and illustrated with wood-engravings by Landacre. The publication was printed by the Ward Ritchie Press.