Item #6209 Gargoyles and Tattie-Bogles. Malcolm Yorke.
Gargoyles and Tattie-Bogles
Gargoyles and Tattie-Bogles

Gargoyles and Tattie-Bogles. The Lives and Work of Douglas Percy Bliss and Phyllis Dodd.

Upper Denby: The Fleece Press, 2017. Folio. Limited edition. One of 420 copies. Original quarter cloth with a patterned paper which is a reduced version of Bliss's pattern of tattie-bogles. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, with numerous folded tipped-in plates, and with five prints made from original blocks. Original prospectus loosely inserted. As new. Item #6209

Tattie-Bogles are scarecrows employed to keep Scottish potato fields free from predators. Bliss wrote to Edward Bawden in 1924 that, 'I am troubled by Gargoyles and Tattie-Bogles' and Simon Lawrence of The Fleece Press decided this would make a perfect title for the book. A long overdue celebration of the work of these two artists.

Price: £250.00

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