Your Wood Engraving
by Mark F. Severin
Sylvan Press, 1953 [First Edition], 16 pages of engraved diagrams and plates, red cloth covered hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, chips and small tears to edges of dustjacket
'From this book, written and illustrated by one of the European masters of contemporary wood-engraving, the beginner can learn the simplest elements of the craft, and for the practicing engraver there is a wealth of technical information which will prove invaluable.
The author's unusual approach is to shoe the variety of styles and treatments accorded to one and the same subject by artists of the chief schools of wood-engraving, and this is further amplified by an appendix mentioning the tools used in each of these illustrations. It is not Mr Severin's intention to foster any particular technique, but, by showing as many as possible, to encourage the reader to develop a personal style, based on the discipline from which comes the mastery of any craft.'