Charles Knight, R.W.S., R.O.I., by Michael Brockway, with Preface by Sir William Flint, R.A. F. Lewis Publishers Limited. The Tithe House, Leigh-on-Sea, England. 116 pp. + 52 plates (4 in colour). Small 4to. Ex library, with stamps on recto and verso of title page and rear pastedown. Original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front board, and publisher’s wood-engraved colophon on title page (a fist holding the foot of the ‘F’ of the publisher’s initials). The first 4 plates are in colour, printed onto photographic paper pasted onto the same cream, rough-grain ‘parchment’ paper the text is printed on, whereas the rest of the plates are b/w and printed directly onto the page which is of white photographic paper. Limited edition: 268/350. Front board slightly bowed, DJ price-clipped and very slightly chipped at extremities. Forward by famous watercolorist and illustrator William Russell Flint. Charles Knight (1901-1993), not to be confused with the dinosaur painter of the same name, was important for continuing the nineteenth-century English watercolour tradition through much of the twentieth century. This is a fine and rare monograph dedicated to his life and work.
Brockway, Michael; Flint, William Russell (intro.), Charles Knight, R.W.S., R.O.I., F. Lewis, 1952