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The Art of Edmund Blampied in Books


This page lists books that contain illustrations of prints or paintings by Edmund Blampied, including the catalogues raisonné and biographies. This list also includes major books published after the artist's death in 1966.


Edmund Blampied is perhaps best known as an etcher even though he mostly preferred drypoint, a simpler, more immediate intaglio process (see Lumsden, 1925, below). He started to learn the technique at evening classes in 1909 at Bolt Court, the London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography, where he had studied in the academic year 1905-06. His work appears in three annual reports of this institution.

Blampied designed 53 prints between 1912 and 1914 of which 18 were published, but not until after the First World War. His output was prolific in the 1920s: he designed 124 plates of which 71 were published, most in editions of 100 proofs at a price of 6 guineas; and he designed 32 lithographs of which 18 were published. The etching revival ended with the Wall Street Crash 1929 and the start of the Great Depression, so Blampied's output diminished..

Blampied's prints featured in 1923 in the first volume of a long-running annual called Fine Prints of the Year and in every issue until volume 15 in 1937. By 1926 Blampied was well-known enough to be the subject of a limited-edition catalogue raisonné of his work (see left) by Campbell Dodgson, the Keeper of Prints at the British Museum, and he was featured by the leading art critic Malcolm Salaman in the series Modern Masters of Etching.

Most of the books listed here reproduced examples of Blampied's prints which are listed in catalogues raisonnné: CD = Campbell Dodgson (1926); AA = Arnold & Appleby (1996): AH = forthcoming.

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Cover of first catalogue of Blampied's prints, published in 1926




— 1906 —


London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography Report, 1905-6.


Author: A.J. Newton.

Publisher: London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography, Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

Edition: 1st. Pages: 15, xxxiv plates. Dimensions: 310 x 250 mm. Format: Stapled wrappers. Binding: Green card with title, place and date printed in black within decorative border. Cost: unknown. Blampied content: 4 drawings in monochrome.

Notes: This contains monochrome reproductions of Blampied's work while a student at Bolt Court. They were reproduced in the Principals Report for the Eleventh Session, 1905-6, presented to the London County Council on 13th Day of November 1906. Plate VI comprises two pen and ink drawings for Sketch Club competitions: 'Design for a supper ticket' and 'Illustration to poem by Tennyson'. Plate XVI comprises two wash and pen drawings for Sketch Club Competitions: 'Aesops Fables: Old man and death' and 'A market place'. No student had so many of their drawings reproduced in this report other than Blampied's friend Robert Charles Peter, who also had four drawings reproduced. In a Sketch Club students were given a title and asked to produce a suitable drawing from imagination.



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Left: Design for a supper ticket (click to enlarge)

Right: Illustration to poem by Tennyson (click to enlarge)


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Left: Aesops Fables: Old man and death (click to enlarge)

Right: A market place (click to enlarge)


The drawings by students at Bolt Court, as it was known, were reproduced as examples of different printing methods on different types of paper. My copy of this report was once owned by the Franklin Institute Library, Philadelphia, USA. There are no copies in British libraries recorded on Jisc. There is a copy in the archive of Bolt Court at the London College of Communication.


— 1910 —


London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography Reports 1908-9 & 1909-10.


Author: A.J. Newton.

Publisher: London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography, Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

Edition: 1st. Pages: Unpaginated. Dimensions: 310 x 250 mm. Format: Wrappers. Binding: Rebound copy seen. Cost: unknown. Blampied content: 1 colour drawing.

Notes: Examples of work of students of the school. Plate XIX reproduces 'The Gossips', a tinted drawing by E.Blampied printed in half tone with colour. Illus shows a man on a bench, a man on a chair leaning forward talking over a table to a man sitting with legs crossed and arm over the back of his chair. Two men have broad brimmed hats on. A small dog sleeps on floor. The picture was sold at Bonhams in March 1996 (lot 172).

This drawing indicates that Blampied was studying at Bolt Court, probably at evening classes, as his two-year LCC scholarship had ended in 1906. His first attempts at etching were dated 1909, so perhaps he was taking other courses as well to produce this watercolour.


— 1914 —


London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography Report for the session 1913-14.


Author: A.J. Bull.

Publisher: London County Council School of Photo-engraving and Lithography, Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

Edition: 1. Pages: Unpaginated. Dimensions: 300 x 245 mm. Format: Wrappers. Binding: Wrappers. Cost: unknown. Blampied content: Reproduction of an etching, printed with plate marks on wove paper. The print was reproduced as an example of a printed orginal etching.

Notes: Contains etching 'At the Wings' [CD: 23; AA: 14; AH: E13.7] by Edmund Blampied, signed Blampied 1913 in the plate. Two ballet dancers wait in wings.

My copy of the Report has 'Advisory Council' written in ink at top. The report mentions that 'An exhibition of about 100 works executed in this class (Etching and Mezzotint) was held in the School during the year'. That was the first exhibition to show Blampied's prints. The catalogue is reproduced in the front of Arnold & Appleby (1996).

This is probably Blampied's first published print. Campbell Dodgson reported than there were 'very few impressions', but if it was included in the printed Annual Report of Bolt Court there must have been quite a few. It may not have been published in a formally signed edition, but signed proofs are owned by Jersey Heritage Trust and the Warner Memorial Library.

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— 1919 —


Modern Art 1919.


Author: Charles Marriot & TIS.

Publisher: Colour Ltd. Edition: 1st. Pages: not recorded. Dimensions: 315 x 255 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Blue cloth, title in gold on spine and front cover with gold decoration. Cost: 21s.

Blampied content: Reproduction of 'Driving home in the rain' [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1].

Notes: Article entitled 'This Business Art' by Charles Marriot (p 5 - 13) followed by XLVII colour plates then 'Some aspects of modern art' by TIS (p 15-32) followed by VIII b&w plates including 'Driving home in the rain' [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1]. This is believed to be the first reproduction of this print.


— 1920 —


The Charm of the Etchers Art, Folio 2.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: The Studio, UK/ France/ USA. Edition: 1st. Pages: 8 pp text, 12 pp plates. Dimensions: 357 x 418 mm. Format: 2o. Binding: Black wrappers with title, publisher (and address) and "NUMBER TWO" printed in white. Four panes of adverts on back. Cost: 7/6.

Blampied content: Plate IX a tipped in reproduction of an etching entitled 'The Vraic Farmers', actually 'Vraic Men' [CD: 43; AA: 53; AH: E19.3].

Notes: A predecessor of 'Modern Masters of Etching'.


The Charm of the Etchers Art, Folio 3.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: The Studio, UK/France/USA.. Edition: 1st. Pages: 8 pp text, 12 pp plates. Dimensions: 357 x 418 mm. Format: 2o. Binding: Black wrappers with title, publisher (and address) and "NUMBER THREE" printed in white. Four pages of adverts on back. Cost: 7/6.

Blampied content: 1 tipped in reproduction of 'Fetch it' [CD: 46; AA 57; AH: E20.1ii].

Notes: A predecessor of 'Modern Masters of Etching'.



An Etcher of Distrinction, Edmund Blampied, A.R.E.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: L.H. Lefèvre & Son, 1A, King Street, St, James's, S.W. and the Leicester Galleries, Leicester Square. Edition: 1st. Pages: 8 pp. Dimensions: 135 x 110 mm. Format: 2 leaves. Binding: Printed paper. Cost: Free.

Blampied content: No images.

Notes: The text was used in a catalogue of Blampied's first solo exhibition, held at the Leicester Galleries in October 1920, and was printed separately in this little 8-page booklet, probably to give to people who bought Blampied's prints.


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— 1922 —


Etching and other Graphic Arts An Illustrated Treatise.


Author: George T[aylor] Plowman.

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York; The Bodley Head, London. Edition: 2nd revised and enlarged edition, first published in 1914. Pages: 158 with unnumbered plates. Dimensions: 228 x 151 mm. Format: 8o.

Binding: Us edition, tan boards backed with brown cloth and corners. Title, author and published impressed on spine (ink lost?). UK edition, light green cloth backed with tan cloth, title, author and publisher in dark green on the spine. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Revised and enlarged edition with an original etching frontispiece and forty-nine illustrations. The frontispiece illustration in the US edition is signed by Plowman. The illust facing page 135 is the etching 'The sick man' by Blampied (CD: 65; AA: 79; AH: E21.6).

Notes: The British edition uses sheets printed in the USA but with a different binding.



Drawings in Pen and Pencil from Durer's Day to Ours.


Author: George Sheringham.

Publisher: The Studio. Edition: . Pages: 184. Dimensions: 300 x 215 mm. Format: 4o. Bindings: 1. White vellum in limited edition of 250 numbered copies on hand-made paper with extra plates. 2. Green cloth with title in gold on front and spine. 3. Printed wrappers with title and 'Special Spring Number 1922' on front. Cost: £2.2.0d, 10/6 or 7/6.

Blampied content: Blampied drawing of 'The Sick Mother' illust. on p 147.

Notes: Special spring number of 'The Studio'. This drawing was used on the advertising flier for the book, see here. The drawing was owned by E.S. Lumsden, see below.

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— 1923 —


Jersey an Isle of Romance


Author: Blanche B. Elliott.

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin, London; D. Appleton & Co., New York.

Edition: 1st.

Pages: 260.

Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm.

Format: 8o.

Binding: UK: Red cloth. Jersey crest imprinted on front cover. Title, author and publisher in gold on spine. US: Red cloth.

Cost: UK: 10/6. US: not known

Blampied content: Frontispiece by Blampied a reproduction of the etching 'The Vraic Farmers' actually 'Vraic Men' (CD: 43; AA: 53; AH: E19.3), with the same illustration on the dust jacket.

Notes: Book advertised in 'The Times' of March 13, 1923. The other etchings were by H.V. Edge.

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— 1924 —


The Artist's London in Eighty Contemporary Drawings.


Author: Essays by John Drinkwater, Wilfred Whitten, James Laver, W.P. Robins.

Publisher: John Castle, 7 Henrietta Street, Strand.

Edition: 1st.

Pages: xxxviii, 80 plates.

Dimensions: 292 x 228 mm.

Format: 4to.

Bindings: Deluxe edition of 200 copies (190 for sale) with original, signed lithograph by Frank Brangwyn and an etching by W.P. Robins as frontispiece in blue cloth backed with black leather with title in gilt on cover and title, sub-title and publisher in gilt on spine. Trade edition: black or very dark blue cloth with title in gold on cover; title, sub-title and publisher on gold on spine.

Cost: .

Blampied content: Pen and ink drawing reproduced on plate 48 'Selling Geese, Caledonian Market'.

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Fine Prints of the Year 1923. Volume 1.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd, London.

Edition: 1st.

Pages: VII, 208.

Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm.

Format: 4to.

Binding: Grey cloth with blue spine. Title in gold on front and publishers device in gold. Title in gold (giving year) on spine with name of publisher. Top edge gilt.

Cost: unknown.

Dust jacket: not seen

Blampied content: Blampied etching: "Resting" (p 29) and lithograph: "Splash splash" (p 146).

Notes: Not published in USA (Vol 3 onwards). Index at back gives Blampied’s address as: The Homestead, Glennie Road, London SE27

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— 1925 —


The Art of Etching


Author: E[rnest] S[tephen] Lumsden.

Publishers: Seely Service & Co, London; J.B.Lippincott, Philadelphia, USA.

Editions: Signed limited edition of 150 copies, 145 for sale; UK and US trade editions, reprinted many times.

Pages: 376.

Dimensions: 205 x 130 mm.

Format: 8o.

Bindings: Limited edition: plain pale blue boards backed with tan cloth, title and author on label pasted on top of the spine, signed frontispiece by Lumsden and three other prints, either initialled or signed. Dust jacket.

UK trade edition: tan cloth printed in red with title, author and 'The New Art Library' on front; same design, title, author and publisher on spine.

Later UK trade edition: plain green cloth with title, author and publisher in gold on spine. Dust jacket shown left.

US edition: as first UK trade edition, but with different publisher named on the spine. Jacket not seen, but probably different.

Dust jacket: Early issue with same design as cover except that decoration replaced with early reviews; later UK edition jacket shown left.

Cost: Limited edition: £6.6s.0d (6 guineas). UK trade edition: 21 shillings (1 guinea).

Blampied content: Description on p 352 by Blampied of the technique he used on two etchings illustrated 'Loading Seaweed' (p 351) [CD: 19; AA: 22; AH: E13.8] and 'The Stranger' (p 352) [CD: 55; AA: 66; AH: E20.10]. Several mentions in text especially p 323.

Notes: Book reissued by Dover Publications, New York, in 1962 and 2012. This is still one of the best explanations of the technique of etching.

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Front panel and spine of later UK edition (click to enlarge)


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Blampied's explanation of his techniques (click to enlarge and read)




Fine Prints of the Year 1924. Volume 2.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London

Edition: 1. Pages: vii, pp 11, 76 plates, xxvii. Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Grey cloth backed with green gloth. Title and publishers device on front cover in gold; title and publisher in gold on spine. Cost: unknown. Dust jacket: not seen.

Blampied content: Reproduction of etching “Joy Ride” (plate 4).

Notes: Not published in USA (from volume 3 onwards). Index at back gives Blampied’s address as: The Homestead, Glennie Road, London SE27. Lists the six prints he published during the year and their price and publisher. Frontispiece and original etching by Frank Brangwyn.

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— 1926 —


A Complete Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-points of Edmund Blampied.


Author: Campbell Dodgson.

Edition: 350 copies, 325 for sale, with signed dry-point

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith, London.

Pages: x, pp 28, 99 plates.

Dimensions: 300 x 240 mm.

Format: 8o.

Binding: Brown buckram with title and author in gold in front; title, author and publisher in gold on spine.

Cost: £6.6.0 (six guineas)

Blampied content: Signed drypoint as frontispiece 'The cooling stream' [CD: 100; AA: 117; AH: E26.1] plus 99 other etchings and drypoints illustrated, some with tissue guards.

Notes: The book was still advertised for sale in the last volume of Fine Prints of the Year in 1939.

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Modern Masters of Etching No 10, Edmund Blampied.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: The Studio, UK/USA.

Edition: 1st

Pages: 10 pp, 12 plates

Dimensions: 253 x 317 mm

Format: 4to

Cost: 10/6

Binding: Blue boards with pasted on label "10 Modern Masters of Etching Edmund Blampied" on front and and "Blampied" label pasted on spine (which is often lost).

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Dust jacket: Not seen, but known to be issued in one. Probably illustrated with one of Blampied's prints.

Blampied content: 10 page introduction by Malcolm Salaman then 12 tipped in plates of etchings and dry points, each with printed, glassine guard. The etchings or drypoint illustrated are: I. Driving home in the rain [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1]; II. Vraic men (Vraic farmers) [CD: 53; AA: 43; AH: E19.3]; III. Purring and snoring [CD: 62; AA: 77; AH: E21.4]; IV. The sick man [CD: 65; AA: 79; AH: E21.6]; V 'Horses eating hay' [CD: 80; AA: 88; AH: E23.2]; VI. The joy ride [CD: 81; AA: 89; AH: E23.3]; VII. Fisherman's pet [CD: 82; AA: 87; AH: E23.1]. VIII. Reflections [CD: 91; AA: 109; AH: E25.1]. IX. Cider drinkers (Country cider) [CD: 93; AA: 102; AH: E25.5ii]; X. The letter [CD: 94; AA: 107; AH: E25.2]; XI. The farmer dentist [CD: 98; AA: 106; AH: E25.9]; XII. Tonnerre de Brest! [CD: 99; AA: 108; AH: E25.3]

Notes: All prints published by Messrs Alex Reid & Lefèvre, Ltd, and the Leicester Galleries. These platesa re often removed from this book to be mounted and framed. They have the logo of The Studio, lower left.



Fine Prints of the Year 1925. Volume 3.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd; Minton, Balch & Co., New York

Edition: 1. Pages: vii, pp 16, 75 plates, xxiii. Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Orange boards backed with white vellum?. Title in gilt on front; title and name of publisher in gilt on spine. Cost: 30/-.

Blampied content: Two Blampied drypoints illustrated: 'The Letter' (plate 6) [CD: 94; AA: 107; AH: E25.2] and 'Country Cider' (plate 7) [CD: 93; AA: 102; AH: E25.5ii].

Notes: First volume also to be also published by Minton, Balch and Co., New York. Index at back gives Blampied’s address as: The Homestead, Glennie Road, London SE27. Lists three prints he published during the year and their price, edition and publisher.

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Fine Prints of the Year 1926. Volume 4.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd; Minton, Balch & Co., New York

Edition: 1st. Pages: vii, pp 17, 100 plates, xxiv. Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Red cloth, title in gold lettering on front and spine; publisher at base of spine. Top edge gold. Cost: 30/-.

Blampied content: Blampied etching (plate 7): Blessing the Waters [AA: 116; AH: E26.4].

Notes: This volume includes prints issued to year ending October 1926 and was published in November 1926, so it is the second edition published in 1926. Blampied's address was given as: c/o R.C. Peter, 18 Lansdowne Road, London SW9. The volume lists our prints publoshed by Blampied published in 1926.

Two volumes were printed in 1926, one for the previous year and one for the current year. The idea was to publish the annual in the November of the current year.

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— 1927 —


The Art of Pen Drawing.


Author: G. Montague Ellwood.

Publisher: B.T. Batsford Ltd., London

Edition: 1st. Pages: x, pp 207, 32 pp ads. Dimensions: 229 x 146 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Purple printed boards backed with purple cloth. The title, author and a device printed in ink on the front and the title author and published in gold on spine. Cost: 12 shillings.

Blampied content: A drawing in pen and ink by E.H. (sic) Blampied (p 61) of goose sellers in Caledonian Market (dated 1923), the same illustration in The Artist's London in Eighty Contemporary Pictures (John Castle, 1924), and a small drawing of a woman's head on page 90, attributed to Blam.

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Fine Prints of the Year 1927. Volume 5.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA

Edition: 1st. Pages: vii, pp 19, 100 plates, xxviii. Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Green cloth. Title in gold on cover and at top of spine. Publisher in gold at base of spine. Cost: 30/-.

Blampied content: 1 Blampied etching (plate 6): Street by Night.

Notes: List of Blampied’s drypoints (p iii) with address: 30 Roland Gardens, South Kensington SW7; 'Loading Vraic' [AA: 122; AA: E26.8.ii], 'Poor People' [AA: 127; AA: E26.9], 'Ostend Shrimper' [AA: 126; AA: E26.7.ii], 'Ostend Horse' [AA: 125; AA: E26.7.ii], 'Night Time Dieppe' [AA: 123; AA: E26.10], 'Ostend' [AA: 124; AA: E27.2], 'Bathing Machine' = 'Ostend bathing machine' [AA: 119; AA: E26.5], 'Street by Night' [AA: 128; AA: E27.1.ii], 'Farm Fire' [AA: 121; AA: E27.3], all in editions of 100, published by Reid & Lefévre.

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— 1928 —


Fine Prints of the Year 1928. Volume 6.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Year: 1928. Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA. Edition: 1st. Pages: viii, pp 19, 100 plates, xxiv. Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Reddish brown cloth with title in gold on front and title and publisher on spine. Top edge gilt. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: 1 drypoint: 'Camels at a Well' (AA: 130; AA: E28.1).

Notes: Blampied’s address given on p ii as 30 Roland Gardens, London SW7. List of drypoints published up to October 1928: 'Night-time in a stable' [AA: 131; AA: E28.2.ii], 'Apéritif' (AA: 129; AA: E27.4), 'Camels at a Well' [AA: 130; AA: E28.1], all in editions of 100, published by Reid & Lefévre.

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— 1929 —


Etchings of Today.


Author: C. Geoffrey Holme (ed). Introduction by E. Gaunt.

Publisher: The Studio, London; Albert and Charles Boni, New York Edition: Bound trade edition; also perhaps an edition in wrappers. Pages: vii, pp 24, 120 plates. Dimensions: 295 x 215 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Trade edition: dark crimson or tan cloth with title in gold on cover; spine title in gold and Studio logo. Dust jacket: title as if engraved by a burin (see left). Cost: 7s 6d (wrappers?) or 10 shillings (bound trade edition).

Blampied content: drypoint plate 7, 'Street by Night' [AA: 128; AH: E27.1.ii].

Notes: Trade 1st edition has no advertisements. Another edition seen with adverts after last plate, possibly the Winter Issue of 'The Studio'. In advert on p iii Blampied 'Street by night' is priced at £16.16.0. Page v of adverts in later edition has an advert for Alex Reed and Lefevre Ltd showing 'Aperitif' [AA: 129; AH: E27.4]. Its not clear if the limited edition was bound specially

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A History of British and American Etching.


Author: James Laver.

Publisher: Ernest Benn, London; Dodd Mead, New York, USA. Edition: 1st and limited edition. Pages: xiv, 195, LXXXIV plates. Dimensions: 282 x 223 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: UK edition: grey cloth backed with blue leather, nothing on front cover; title, author and publisher on gold on spine with small symbol. US edition: red cloth with plan front cover; title, author and publihse in black on spine. Dust jacket: UK dust jacket not seen; US edition issued in dust jacket and slip case with title label on front. Cost: UK edition: 3 guineas.

Blampied content: Full page reproduction on plate XLVIII of 'The Tumble' [CD: 61; AA: 80; AH: E21.7] and text on p 102.

Notes: Limited edition of 50 copies on hand-made paper. The book was reviewed in The Graphic on 28th September 1929, page 542.



Fine Prints of the Year 1929. Volume 7.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA Edition: 1st. Pages: vii; text pp 20; 100 plates; directory xxiv; adverts 12pp. Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Dark blue cloth with title in gold on front, title and publisher on spine; top edge gilt. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: 1 Blampied drypoint (plate V): 'Return to the Farm' [AA: 138; AH: 29.1].

Notes: Blampied’s address on p ii given as 30 Roland Gardens, South Kensington, SW7. Prints issued in the year, drypoints: 'Misty Morning' (AA: 137; AH: E28.7.ii), 'The Butterfly' (AA: 133; AH: E28.4), 'Morning Gossips' [AA: 132; AA: E28.3], 'Les Deux petits Verres' [AA: 135; AA: E28.6], 'The Cider Barrel' [AA: 134; AA: E28.8.ii], 'Return from the Fair' [AA: 138; AA: E29.1], 'A Holiday Morning' [AA: 136; AA: E28.5], all in editions of 100, published by Reid & Lefévre.

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— 1930 —


Vagaries of a "Vagabond".


Author: George Gray (The Fighting Parson) with an introduction by Dame Madge Kendall.

Publisher: Heath Cranton, London. Edition: 1st. Pages: 262; illustrations bound in. Dimensions: 223 x 1440 mm. Format: 8vo. Binding: Dark blue plain cloth with black rim. Title, author and publisher in black on spine. Cost: 12s 6d.

Blampied content: Reproduction of two political cartoons drawn by Blampied for the by-election of a Deputy in Jersey in spring 1918. Facing page 237 they show: upper "George and the dragon" George Gray on a rearing horse putting his lance into a dragon (his opponent) who is not named but was a farmer and Seigneur.

Notes: Text on page 237: A few days later there appeared in the office windows of a local newspaper some sketches by a Jerseyman, Edmund Blampied, now well known as a clever cartoonist. Through exceedingly clever the pictures seemed to me to be hardly fair on my respected opponent, so I saw Mr Blampied, from whom I purchased them, and they were seen no more till after the election.

George Gray (b 1863) was an actor and playwright. This book was made into a short film in 1912, which Gray directed.

Thanks to Philip Stevens for bringing this book to my attention.

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Blampied's first political cartoons, from around 1918.

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The History of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers 1880 - 1930.


Author: Sir Francis Newbolt.

Publisher: The Print Collectors' Club. Edition: 1st, limited to 600 copies, of which 300 are for presentation to the Members of the Print Collectors' Club. Pages: 269. Dimensions: 255 x 190 mm. Format: 4to Binding: Blue cloth with title and entwined PC emblem of the Print Collector's Club on the cover; same on spine. Dust jacket: not seen. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Drypoint: 'Return from the Fair' [AA: 138; AH: 29.1] on p 83.

Notes: Gives details of Blampied's election to the Royal Society of Painter-etchers and Engravers: elected Associate 8th January, 1920; elected Fellow, 2nd February 1921.

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Fine Prints of the Year 1930. Volume 8.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA. Edition: 1st. Pages: vii, pp 1-20 text; 100 plates; directory i-xx; p xii adverts. Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: dark red cloth with title embossed in gold on cover; title and publisher in gold on spine. Dust jacket: not seen. Cost: 30 shillings.

Blampied content: Reproduction of Blampied drypoint (plate VIII): 'The Old Complaint' (AA: 144; AH: E29.2 iii).

Notes: Blampied’s address on p ii given as 30 Roland Gardens, South Kensington, SW7. Prints issued in the year, drypoints: 'A Market Argument', 'En Pension', 'Marriages, Births and Deaths', 'The Old Complaint', all in editions of 100, published by Reid & Lefévre.

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— 1931 —


Modern Book Illustration in Great Britain and America.


Publisher: The Studio Ltd; W.E. Rudge. Edition: 1st. Pages: 144. Dimensions: 300 x 210 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Grey cloth; title in red on cover and top of spine; publisher in red on base of spine. Dust jacket: not seen. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Page 96, 3 illustrations from 'Travels with a Donkey'.

Notes: Special Winter number of The Studio.



Original etchings and engravings, an appreciation.


Author: Herbert [Ernest Augustus] Furst (1874-1945).

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Edinburgh and London.

Edition: 1st. Pages: vii, 409. Dimensions: 265 x 210 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Brown or red cloth with embossed title and device on front. Same in gold and name of publisher on spine. Dust jacket: Same design as cover but with ' 188 illustrations' and price in shillings and adverts for other books on rear. Cost: £2.2.0.

Blampied content: Contains a description of Blampied's work opposite an illustration of 'Sunday Afternoon' [CD: 73; AA: 85; AH: E22.3.ii] on pages 372 & 373.

Notes: In terms of purchasing power in 1931 this book would have cost £140 in 2020.

Furst writes: Apart from what he may or may not have learnt under tuition at art schools, Mr. Edmund Blampied - until his sixteenth year a farmer's boy in Jersey - acquired his characteristic manner of drawing with line from keen observation of life around him and from a curious combination of aethetical factors - namely, Durer, Rembrandt, and - white roses. Durer he explains, taught him outline; Rembrandt light and shade; and the self-imposed task of endeavouring to draw white roses with black lines on white paper, in such a manner that the drawing should render form without losing its suggestion of whiteness, accustomed him to use the etching needle in the manner peculiar to him.

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Fine Prints of the Year 1931. Ninth Annual Issue.


Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd; Minton, Balch & Co. Edition: 1. Pages: . Dimensions: 295 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Brown cloth with title in gold on front cover; title and publisher in gold on spine. Dust jacket: not seen. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Reproduction of Blampied drypoint: (plate 8) 'The Centenarian' (AA: 143; AA: E31.1).

Notes: Details of Blampied's prints published in the year: 'Madame Dupre' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), Road to the farm (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), 'A Jersey Shore' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), 'Le Chef d'Oeuvre' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), 'The Speech of the Evening' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), 'Village News' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), 'Fairy Tales' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), 'Below Stairs' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), 'The Centenarian' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6), 'Toute de Suite' (AA: 135; AA: E28.6) all in editions of 100 publihsed by Walter Bull & Sanders.

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Making an etching. How to do it Series 1.


Publisher: The Studio, London and New York. Edition: 1st. Pages: 79. Dimensions: 257 x 192 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Silver boards backed with black cloth; title and author printed on white pasted-on labels; pasted-on photograph of author making a print. Dust jacket: not seen. Cost: 7s 6d.

Blampied content: A treatise on etching with 16 tipped-in photographs illustrating the process and 16 tipped-in reproductions of etchings inluding 'Driving Home in the Rain' [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1] with an explanation of the plate (pp 52 - 53).

Notes: Levon West wrote:

This is one of the comparatively few examples by Blampied in straight etching. It is drawn with great verve, and one would hardly guess from its freedom and spontaneity that the artist is in the habit of basing his etchings on careful preliminary studies. The lines are coarse and open, with little variation between them, colour being suggested by simple cross-hatching. Definition is obtained by strengthenin the lines in pivotal places, as, for example, the hub of the wheel. The rain is indicated by a few long oblique lines, while the tone in the upper right is due to foul biting.

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Proceedings of the Charaka Club, Volume VII.


Publisher: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., New York. Edition: 1st, 575 numbered copies for members of the club and their friends. Pages: x, pp 190. Dimensions: 242 x 165 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Green-brown boards backed with white cloth with label of the Charaka Club on the cover; The Charaka Club Vol VII in black on white cloth spine. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Essay 'The Etchings and Drypoint of Edmund Blampied, R.E.' by Henry H.M. Lyle, read before the Charaka Club, January 1928, with reproductions of six etchings : Fig. 1. 'Driving home in the rain' [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1]; Fig. 2. 'Cider drinkers' = 'Country cider' [CD: 93; AA: 102; AH: E25.5ii]; Fig. 3. 'The letter' [CD: 94; AA: 107; AH: E25.2]; Fig.4. 'The Farmer dentist [CD: 98; AA: 106; AH: E25.9]; Fig. 5. 'Night time, Dieppe [AA: 123; AH: E26.10]; Fig. 6 'Poor people' [AA: 127; AH: E26.9].

Notes: An essay written for a lecture at an exhibition of 27 of Blampied's prints held in 1928 at the Charaka Club, which was described as a medico-historico-social club in New York. Its aim was to share members' interests outside medicine.


— 1932 —


Catalogue of a loan exhibition Twentieth Century Prints from several important American collections.


Publisher: The Lakeside Press Galleries, Chicago. Edition: 1. Pages: 88 pp (unpaginated), 4 pp ads. Dimensions: 260 x 205 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Wrappers in pale blue with black printing. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Reproductions of 81 etchings and drypoints by modern masters including No. 14 'Driving home in the rain' [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1] with details of two others at exhibition: 'Reflections' [CD: 91; AA: 109; AH: E25.1] and 'Country cider' [CD: 93; AA: 102; AH: E25.5ii].

Notes:


The Little Craft Books. Lithography as a fine art.


Author: A[rchibald] S[tandish] Hartrick.

Publisher: Oxford University Press and Humphrey Milford. Edition: 1st. Pages: 83, 16 illust. Dimensions: 217 x 174 mm. Format: 4to. Binding: Marbled paper boards backed with white cloth printed in gilt with 'Lithography - Hatrick'. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Plate XI is reproduction of a lithograph 'The stream', actually 'The cooling stream' (AA: L16; AH: L24.3).

Notes: Hatrick taught Blampied the art of lithography.

Hartick's notes on page 82 to plate: XI MORNING BY THE STREAM. By E.Blampied. From a print belonging to the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Crafts. This was one of the earliest wash-drawings done by Blampied in my lithographic classes at the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Crafts. It was done rapdily and straight onto the stone with rubbing down ink dissolved in distilled water. This print with some others by him was awarded a gold medal for lithography at the International Exibition of Modern Decoration and Industrial Art, Paris, 1925.


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Fine Prints of the Year 1932. Tenth Annual Issue.


Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA Edition: 1st. Pages: vii, 20 pp, 100 plates, xv, viii. Dimensions: 290 x 230 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Green cloth with Title on front in gold; title & publisher on spine. Cost: 30 shillings

Blampied content: Reproduction of drypoint 'En Promenade' [AA: 159; AH: E32.4].

Notes: Blampied's address: 4, Roland Houses, Flat D, Old Brompton Road SW7. Drypoints during year: 'En Promenade' [AA: 159; AH: E32.4]; 'Chez Mmme Dupont' [AA: 158; AH: E31.7], 'L'Auberge' [AA: 157; AH: E31.8], 'Agents de Change' [AA: 156; AH: E32.1] all in editions of 100 published by Walter Bull and Sanders. Advert for Walter Bull & Sanders on p II of 'The Cider Drinkers' and advert for the catalogue raisonné of Blampied's prints on page VII"

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— 1933 —


Modern Drawings.


Author: Campell Dodgson.

Publisher: The Studio & W.E. Rudge. Edition: 1st. Pages: 176. Dimensions: 295 x 230 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Brown cloth with title in gold on cover; title, author, Studio logo and publisher on spine in gold. Top edge gilt. Dust jacket: not seen. Cost: 30 shillings.

Blampied content: A drawing 'Outside Kairwan, Tunisia' pen and ink, 11” x 15 1/4” on page 155.

Notes: A drawing from Blampied's visit to Kairouan, Tunisia, in 1927.

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Drawing 'Outside Kairwan, Tunis' (click to enlarge)


Fine Prints of the Year 1933. Eleventh Annual Issue.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA. Edition: 1st. Pages: vii, text 19 pp; 100 plates; Directory xvi; adverts VIII. Dimensions: 290 x 230 mm. Format: 8vo. Binding: pale green cloth with title in gold on front; title and publisher in gold on spine; top edge gilt. Dust jacket: not seen. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: drypoint (plate 8): 'A Jersey Kitchen' [AA: 166; AH: E32.7].

Notes: Blampied's address 4, Roland Houses, Old Brompton Road, London, S.W.7. Dry points: 'A Jersey Kitchen' [AA: 166; AH: E32.7]; 'Galloping' [AA: 165; AH: E32.5.ii]; 'Vin rouge' [AA: 167b; AH: E32.6.ii], published by Walter Bull & Sanders.

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— 1934 —


Fine Prints of the Year 1934. Twelfth Annual Issue.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA Edition: 1st. Pages: vii, text 22 pp; 100 plates; Directory xv; adverts IV. Dimensions: 290 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Black cloth w title in gold on cover and spine; name of publisher at base of spine. Cost: 25 shillings.

Blampied content: drypoint (plate 7): 'Fording a Stream' [AA: 166; AH: E34.1].

Notes: Directory at end of book gives Blampied's address as 4, Roland Houses, Old Brompton Road, London SW7. Drypoints published in year: 'Fording a Stream' [AA: 166; AH: E34.1]; 'Farm horses' [AA: 169; AH: E34.1] by Bull and Sanders, 6 7/

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— 1935 —


Fine Prints of the Year 1935. Thirteenth Annual Issue.


Author: Malcolm C[harles] Salaman.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA Edition: 1st. Pages: vi; pp 1-18 text; 1-60 plates; pp 19-26 text; plates 61-100; pp 29-38 text; VIII. Dimensions: 290 x 235 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Green cloth with title in gold on cover; title and publisher in gold on spine. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: drypoint (plate 6) 'Un Précieux' [AA: 174; AH: E32.3] and lithograph (plate 48) 'A Bracing Morning, Jersey' [AA: L34; AH: L35.1].

Notes: Directory at end of book lists Blampied's address as 4, Roland Houses, Old Brompton Road, London SW7. Lists drypoints published: 'Un Précieux' [AA: 174; AH: E32.3]; 'Men around the Mayor' [AA: 173; AH: E34.3], Lists lithograph: 'A Bracing Morning, Jersey' [AA: L34; AH: L35.1]. Publisher: Colnaghi.

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— 1936 —


Fine Prints of the Year 1936. Fourteenth Annual Issue.


Author: Campell Dodgson.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA. Edition: 1st. Pages: vi; pp 1-26 text; 100 plates; pp 29-41; VIII adverts. Dimensions: 288 x 2320 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Red brown cloth with title in gold on front; title and publisher in gold on spine. Cost: 25 shillings.

Blampied content: drypoint (plate 7): 'The Meadow Road' [AA: 176; AH: L36.4] .

Notes: Blampied's address given as 4, Roland Houses, Old Brompton Road, SW5 (sic). The only print listed during the year was 'The Meadow Road' [AA: 176; AH: L36.4] with an edition of 30 (not 36 as listed in Appleby, though probably 30 issued for purchase plus 6 proofs for the artist) at a price of £8.8.0. Published by Colnaghi. My copy dedicated by Campbell Dodgson to Stanley Anderson.

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— 1937 —


Fine Prints of the Year 1937. Fifteenth Annual Issue.


Author: Campell Dodgson.

Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London; Minton, Balch & Co., New York, USA. Edition: 1st. Pages: vi; pp 1-26 text; 100 plates; pp 29-42; IV adverts. Dimensions: 288 x 2320 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Light blue cloth with title in gold on front; title and publisher in gold on spine. Cost: 25 shillings?

Blampied content: lithograph (plate 5): 'The Forge' [AA: L32; AH: L37.1] .

Notes: Blampied's address given as 4, Roland Houses, Old Brompton Road, SW5 (sic). Prints published during the year: 'The Carousal' [AA: 180; AH: L36.3] edition of 36 at a price of £8.8.0.; 'The Vraic Season' [AA: 182; AH: L36.2.i] edition of 36 at a price of £8.8.0.; Lithograph 'The Forge' [AA: L32; AH: L37.1], edition of 25 at a price of £3.3.0. Published by Colnaghi.

There was one more volume of this series, published in 1938. It didn't contain any details of Blampied.

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Water-Colour Painting of To-day.


Author: Adrian Bury.

Publisher: The Studio. Edition: 1st. Pages: vii, pp 9-32 text, plates of 247 illust, pp IV adverts. Dimensions: 294 x 215 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Red coarse cloth with title in yellow; title, author and publisher on spine, in yellow. Cost: $4.50 in USA.

Blampied content: Plate 176 is a small monochrome reproduction of a watercolour (I have the original). It is the same composition as the drypoint 'Vraic season' [AA: 162; AH: E32.9) dated 1932 but in reverse.

Notes: Copy described is printed in UK with US dust jacket.

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— 1939 —


Fine Prints. Etchings, engravings and colour prints for home decoration.


Author: Warren E. Cox (editor)

Publisher: The Print Society, London; Rudolf Lesch, New York.. Edition: 1st. Pages: 200, 12 pp index & price list. Dimensions: 257 x 193 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Green cloth with title and publisher printed in black on front cover and spine. Cost: unknown, probably free to purchasers.

Blampied content: Catalogue of prints for sale by the Print Society. 'H.M. King George VI' by John St. Helier Lander and Edmund Blampied [AH: L36.1] illustrated in colour on p 11 (Price of signed artists proofs £6.6.0; unsigned £1.11s 6d). Four humorous lithographs of dogs priced at £1-4-6 signed and 10 shillings unsigned.

Notes: Contains descriptions of techniques by Warren E. Cox including pictures from 'Making an Etching' by Levon West. Many etchings by Solomon van Abbé with biography and photograph. Same as volume below, just with a different title and binding.


The Homelovers Book.


Author: Warren E. Cox (editor)

Publisher: Frost and Reed Ltd., London. Edition: 1st. Pages: 200, 12 pp index & price list. Dimensions: 257 x 193 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Green cloth with title and small picture pasted on; name of shop at bottom (Staples, 103 High Street, Croydon). Title and logo of Frost & Reed on spine. Cost: Probably free.

Blampied content: Catalogue of prints for sale by the Print Society. 'H.M. King George VI' by John St. Helier Lander and Edmund Blampied [AH: L36.1] illustrated in colour on p 11 (Price of signed artists proofs £6.6.0; unsigned £1.11s 6d). Four humorous lithographs of dogs priced at £1-4-6 signed and 10 shillings unsigned.

Notes: Contains descriptions of techniques by Warren E. Cox including pictures from 'Making an Etching' by Levon West. Many etchings by Solomon van Abbé with biography and photograph. Same as volume above, just with a different title and binding specifically for a shop in Croydon.

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— 1941 —


Die Kanalinseln. Jersey - Guernsey - Sark.


Author: Hans Auerbach.

Publisher: Curial-Archereau, Paris. Edition: 1st. Pages: 139. Dimensions: not known. Format: not known. Binding: Wrappers with three yellow leopards on red background in a shield on a black background. Dust jacket: Title and author in large green letters with the subtitle 'Literary Reminiscences between, in white'Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Contains a reproduction (plate 32) of Blampied lithograph entitled "Vraic Ernte" but actually "Martello Tower" [AA: L38; AH: L38.2].

Notes: Rebound edition seen, original wrappers only seen on internet.


— 1948 —


Ink in My Veins, literary reminscences.


Author: Cecil Hunt.

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1. Edition: 1st. Pages: 148. Dimensions: 219 x 144 mm. Format: 8vo. Binding: Plain black cloth; title, author and publisher in gold on spine with gold bars at top and above and below author. Cost: 10/6d.

Blampied content: Facing p 58 b/w signed drawing by Blampied of Blampied and John St. Helier Lander (see left). Photograph of Blampied at his easel between pages 106 and 107.

Notes: Book dedicated to: Edmund, Marianne and John Blampied, cherished friends who have done much to gladden my Fleet Street years.

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Drawing of Blampied and John Lander (click to enlarge)

— 1955 —


The Estate of the Beckoning Lady.


Author: Marjory Allingham.

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, U.K.; Doubleday, USA. Edition: 1st. Pages: 255. Dimensions: unknown. Format: 8vo. Binding: Plain blue cloth on the cover; title, author and publisher on spine. Dust jacket: Tite and author, with a sickle. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Marjory Allingham was a friend of Edmund Blampied and she named him on page 38 of a detective novel featuring Albert Campion:

All around the walls were treasures peculiarly Minnie's own. There was her father's head of a cherub, the exqusite Rushbury water-colour and Edmund Blampied's superb drawing of a farm horse with 'For Minnie on her birthday' inscribed under the signature.


Islands in Danger. The story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940-45.


Author: Alan & Mary Wood.

Publisher: Evans Bros., U.K.; Macmillan, New York, USA Edition: 1st. Pages: 255. Dimensions: 218 x 144 mm. Format: 8vo. Binding: Plain dark blue cloth on the cover; title, authors and publisher in gold on spine. Dust jacket: Perspective drawing of the Channel Island with Swastika . Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: A cartoon dated 1942 printed on glossy paper bound between pages 192 and 193 with caption: My horse's tail is gone? - Dammy! I had to smoke something!.

Notes: Blampied is mentioned in the text as the designer of banknotes, and the fact that he saw Russian prisoners of war being punished by the Germans.


— 1968 —


Working Drawings 1895-1938.


Author: Ian Lowe.

Publisher: Boston Public Library, USA. Edition: 1st, limited to 500 copies. Pages: 24pp, unpaginated . Dimensions: 229 x 178 mm. Format: 6 stapled leaves. Binding: Wrappers. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Illustration of 'The Auberge of Bouchet St. Nicholas' from Travels with a Donkey by Stevenson, p 29. Original owned by BPL.

Notes: An Exhibition chosen by Ian Lowe, Assistant Keeper of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford from the Albert H. Wiggin Collection, Boston Public Library, MCMLXVIII. Limited edition of 500 copies printed by The Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont.

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— 1969 —


The Print Club of Cleveland, 1919-1969.


Author: None.

Publisher: Print Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. Edition: 1st edition of 1000 copies. Pages: 171 pp, 113 plates. Dimensions: 230 x 188 mm. Format: 4to? Binding: Red cloth with name of Print Club of Cleveland in gold in box, top right; title in gold on spine. Dust jacket: None, issued in clear plastic wrapper. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Reproduction on page 66 of etching of 'Jersey Vraic Cart' [AA: 183; AH: 39.1] and on page 67 the original drawing submitted to the Print Club of Cleveland.

Notes: The book illustrates the presentation prints of the Print Club of Cleveland, some with the preliminary drawing, and gifts of prints to the club.

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— 1975 —


The Lorna Doone Trail.


Author: S[amuel] H[olroyd]? Burton.

Publisher: The Exmoor Press. Edition: 1. Pages: 75. Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Green printed wrappers (see left). ISBN: 0 900131 19 5. Cost: 75p.

Blampied content: Cover illust by Blampied (no signature visible) a detail (9.4 x 14.8 cm) from a 1930 lithograph entitled 'Fetching the doctor' (AA: L24; AH: L30.2), so credit on contents page is wrong which states it is an etching.

Notes: He was a master of draughtmanship, as shown here by the inimitable manner in which he conveys the essence of the subject with a minimum of strokes. And what is the subject? Tom Faggus outdistancing his pursuers, or Carver Doone hell bent on some fell purpose? The answer lies in the eye of the beholder.

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— 1976 —


European drawings in the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Author: Alfred Moir (introduction)

Publisher: Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Edition: 1. Pages: 298. Dimensions: 279 x 217 mm. Format: 4o?. Binding: Printed white card wrappers illus drawing by Picasso, title on spine. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Reprod in monochrome on page 128 of a watercolour called "Le souper" with details on facing page.

Notes: Drawing has lines around edge and dimensions (11 x 8 3/8) perhaps indicating that it was used as an illustration?

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Monochrome image of watercolour Le Souper (1935)

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— 1977 —


British Etchers 1850 - 1940.

Author: Kenneth M. Guichard.

Publisher: Robin Garton Ltd. Edition:1st, 2nd (1981). Pages: pp 76, 81 plates. Dimensions: 340 x 270 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Tan cloth backed with dark blue leather or cheaper edition of tan cloth only. Title, author and publisher in gold on spine. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: 81 plates, several illust to one plate. Plate 8 by Blampied showing: 'Driving Home in the Rain' [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1], 'The Farm Fire' [AA: 121; AH: E27.3], 'L’Auberge' [AA: 157; AH: E31.8], 'The Cowman' [CD: 48; AA: 56; AH: E20.3].

Notes: Appendix 2 (p 76) contains a list of drypoints and etchings by Edmund Blampied published between 1925 and 1937 i.e. mostly after Campbell Dodgson (see above). 50 etchings listed. Entry on Blampied’s work p 26 -27.


— 1978 —


In Praise of Sailors .

Author: H.W. Warden III.

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, New York Edition:1st. Pages: pp unknown, 44 tipped-in plates. Dimensions: unknown. Format: 4o. Binding: unknown Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: an etching, title unknown.

Notes: This has only been seen for sale.


— 1983 —


Dictionary of British Book Illustrators. The Twentieth Century.

Authors: Brigid Peppin & Lucy Micklethwait.

Publisher: John Murray. Edition: 1. Pages: 336. Dimensions: 273 x 200 mm. Format: 8vo. Binding: Black cloth. Title, author and publisher in gold on spine. Cost: £35.

Blampied content: Entry on Blampied pp 45 - 46 with illust from "More Hand-Picked Howlers".


— 1986 —


Edmund Blampied.


Author: Marguerite Syvret.

Publisher: Robin Garton Ltd. Edition: 1. Pages: 184. Dimensions: 282 x 214 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Plain brown cloth; title and author in gold on spine. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: A biography with many illustrations: 29 drypoints and etchings, 2 lithographs, 18 drawings, 11 oil paintings, 6 watercolours, 1 silhouette, 1 bronze and 8 photographs of Blampied or his family. Cover illustration: silhouette 'Jersey farmer' [AA: SL6; AH: S50.6] (see left) and on rear panel, 'Driving home in the rain' [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1].

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— 1987 —


British Prints. Dictionary and Price Guide.


Author: Ian Mackenzie.

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club. Edition: . Pages: 359. Dimensions: 279 x 219 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Blue cloth with title and author in gilt on cover; same on spine with logo. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Entry on p 55 about Blampied with illust of 'L’Aperitif' [AA: 129; AH: E27.4] drypoint.


— 1988 —


Bergerac's Jersey.


Author: John Nettles.

Publisher: BBC Books. Edition: 1st. Pages: 152. Dimensions: 253 x 195 mm. Format: 4to. Binding: Plain brown cloth; tite, author and publisher in gold on spine . Cost: £12.95.

Blampied content: 14 illustrations by Blampied reproduced, mostly as endpieces to chapters: 6 etchings, 7 drawings and 1 silhouette.

Notes:


— 1990 —


Etched in Memory: The Building and Survival of Artistic Reputation.


Author: Gladys Engel Lang and Kurt Lang.

Publisher: University of Carolina Press. Edition: 1st. Pages: 520. Dimensions: 0 x 0 mm. Format: . Binding: . Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Reprod of 'Driving home in the rain' [CD: 32; AA: 35; AH: E14.1].


— 1992 —


British Printmakers 1855 - 1953.


Author: None.

Publisher: Garton & Co/ Scolar Press. Edition: 1st. Pages: x, pp 326. Dimensions: 318 x 255 mm. Format: 4o. Binding: Green cloth. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Biography of Blampied on p 9. Illust of etching on p 150 'Driving Home in the Rain'; p 215 lithograph "The Black Bottle" (see Studio Magazine 100, No 448 p 75 called? "Les Trois Verres".

Notes: Contains some information about the Senefelder Club. Active 1908 - 1934. Blampied became a member in 1924. In late 50’s called the Senefelder Group. No minutes of theclub known. Big exhibition in 1934.


— 1994 —


Dictionary of British Cartoonists and Caricaturists.


Author: Mark Bryant & Simon Heneage.

Publisher: Scolar Press. Edition: 1. Pages: xvii, 252. Dimensions: 216 x 152 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: . Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Entry on p 24 on Blampied with a reproduction of 'Hell hath no fury like a woman’s corns' from 'Ripe Howlers'.

Notes: Says that Blampied had a famous 'Nonsense Show' in 1931.


The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators.


Author: Alan Horne.

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club. Edition: 1st reprinted 1995, 1999. Pages: 456. Dimensions: 280 x 217 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Blue cloth with title and author in gold on cover; title, author and publihser in gold on spine. Cost: £45.

Blampied content: Entry on Blampied on p 108 will reproduction of 'Poverty is not a sin” from 'Hand Picked Howlers' and 'Potato planters' from 'The Apple' (Vol 1, 4th quarter).

Notes: States Blampied contributed to: The Apple, Bystander, Graphic, Men Only, Strand Magazine, Tatler.


— 1996 —


A Catalogue Raisonné of etchings drypoints & lithographs of Edmund Blampied.


Author: Jean Arnold and John Appleby.

Publisher: JAB Publishing, Les Ormes, Ville au Bas, St Ouen, Jersey JE3 2GR. Edition: 1st. Pages: 422. Dimensions: 338 x 247 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Fine edition: red Morocco with title in gold to front cover. Standard edition: crimson cloth with title in gold to front cover; title and publisher on spine in gold; plain slipcase in same colour cloth. Cost: Deluxe edition: £450. Standard edition: £195.

Blampied content: Illustrations in monochome and colour in the introduction, then ilustrations of almost all of 200 etchings or drypoints, 43 lithographs, 12 silhouettes, 2 bronzes, one maquette, 5 bank notes, and 8 stamps. There are lists of books and magazines that show Blampied's work and a partial list of magazines and books illustrated by Blampied.

Notes: Limited edition of 350 copies bound with an unsigned proof of an original drypoint 'In stable' [AH: E36.6.ii] as a frontspiece (not listed or numbered as a print in the main catalogue) and 750 copies with no limitation.


The Way to the Bay.


Author: Jackie de Gruchy.

Publisher: La Haule Books, Jersey. Edition: 1st. Pages: 83. Dimensions: 245 x 170 mm. Format: 8o. Binding: Tan cloth decorated in gold. Title and publisher on spine in gold. Protective plastic wrapper. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Many monochrome and colour illustrations of Blampied’s work, some from private collections, including a lovely watercolour of roses once owned by Marianne Blampied..

Notes: Limited edition of 750 copies.


Prints 1460-1995. The Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.


Author: George L. McKenna.

Publisher: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Edition: 1st. Pages: Not known. Dimensions: Not known. Format: Not known.. Binding: Warppers. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Small reproductions of several etchings and drypoints in the collection of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art including 'Male Voice Choir', 'Fishermas's Pet'.


— 1999 —


St. Martin Jersey. The story of an island Parish.


Author: Christopher Blackstone & Katie Le Quesne.

Publisher: Phillimore & Co. Edition: 1st. Pages: xix, 380 pp. Dimensions: Not known. Format: 4o. Binding: Not known. Cost: £25.

Blampied content: Oil painting 'Midday meal at the farm, Jersey' (presented to HMS Jersey in 1939).



Edgar Holloway and Friends. An artist's collection of prints from the 'thirties.


Author: Robert Meyrick.

Publisher: School of Art Press, University of Wales. Edition: 1st. Pages: 36. Dimensions: 299 x 211 mm. Format: Wrappers. Binding: Printed card wrappers. Cost: unknown.

Blampied content: Contains a reproducton of 'Night time, Dieppe' [AA: 123; AA: E26.10] on page 21 which is signed and inscribed.

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— 2010 —


Edmund Blampied, an Illustrated Life.


Author: Andrew Hall.

Publisher: Jersey Heritage. Edition: 1st. Pages: 272. Dimensions: 260 x 190 mm. Format: perfect bound. Binding: Decorated card wrappers, see left, from The Bystander. Cost: £25.

Blampied content: His life as an illustrator of books and magazines with many reproductions in colour.

Notes: Quite simply the best biography of Blampied.

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Edmund Blampied, an Illustrated Life.

  Companion Bibliography.


Author: Andrew Hall.

Publisher: Jersey Heritage. Edition: Limited edition of 50 signed and numbered copies. Pages: 89. Dimensions: 260 x 190 mm. Format: perfect bound. Binding: Decorated card wrappers. Cost: £25.

Blampied content: Reproductions of the front panel of books and dust jackets designed by Blampied for books. A list of all magazines found to contain illustrations by Blampied.

Notes: This is the predecessor of these web pages.

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