Liquor and Literature by Edward Ardizzone

Artist(s): Edward Ardizzone
Author(s): Alan Powers
Format: hardback
Year published: 2018
Publisher: Reading Room Press
Total Pages: 33
Illustrations: Illustrated

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This book is derived from the autograph letters from Edward Ardizzone to John Lewis concerning his commission to illustrate the 1963 edition of Harveys Wine List. These letters are accompanied by eleven of the images from the list. Couple these to a preface by that ardent Ardizzonist Alan Powers, a full-sized reproduction of an ink and water-colour drawing hitherto in private hands since purchased in 1955, a contemporary interview with the artist for Harveys’ in-house magazine Vintage and you have a train of literary and visual delight.

150 copies set in Bembo, and bound in a Claret quarter-cloth and a patterned


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