Webb, Clifford

Clifford Webb (1895 - 1972) was born in London and has come to be recognised as one of an elite group of British wood engravers of and woodblock artists who peaked during the golden age of British woodblock art. He was wounded during World War I, and it was shortly after repatriation to Britain, that he studied at the Westminster School of Art, along with Kenneth Stephen Broad and Bernard Rice. It is most likely here that Webb developed his interest in wood engraving, and it was also here that Webb had a strong connection, as he later returned to teach at the school. After the Westminster school, he studied at the Birmingham School of Art and St. Martin's School of Art in London.
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Swallowdale, 1st edn 1932 (3rd printing) (Arthur Ransome)The follow-up to Swallows and Amazons was published in 1931 with illustrations by Clifford Webb. This ReproJacket shows the 3rd printing in 1932.

Jacket illustrations by Clifford Webb.

ReproJacket #195-C-1, size 206.2x505mm.
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Swallowdale, 1st edn 1936 (6th printing) (Arthur Ransome)The follow-up to Swallows and Amazons was published in 1931 with illustrations by Clifford Webb. This ReproJacket shows the 6th printing in 1936.

Jacket illustrations by Clifford Webb.

ReproJacket #195-F-1, size 205.4x507mm.
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Swallows and Amazons, 2nd edn Dec 1937 (12th printing) (Arthur Ransome)A second edition with illustrations by Clifford Webb appeared the year following first publication and was reprinted eleven times up to December 1937. This ReproJacket is for the final printing of this edition.

Note that this ReproJacket is offered also in a Novo version. Novo versions offer a better-than-the-original state of the jacket, by correcting problems and errors in the original jackets. In the case of the Swallows and Amazons series the illustrations which are contained within the jacket design are mostly reduced from the drawings within the books; the mechanical reduction process has degraded them, and on each printing the plates have become more worn. The Novo ReproJackets replace these drawings with the originals from early impressions of the books, allowing them to appear as the artist would surely have intended.

Note: This jacket is price-clipped.

ReproJacket #132-L-1, size 205.3x513mm.