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Some title pages and illustrations for books by Stephen Gooden

This page shows my small collection of Stephen Gooden's designs engraved on copper for books that he illustrated, published by the Nonesuch Press, George Harrap, and William Heinemann.




I99: Cock and Key


Date: 1932

Plate size: 73 x 83 mm

Campbell Dodgson (1944): 99

States: three states

Proofs: 15

Notes: This is the Headpiece to Chapter 3 of the book Perronik the Fool by George Moore (Harrap, 1933).

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I104: Title page of Aesop's Fables


Date: 1935

Plate size: 251 x 191 mm

Campbell Dodgson (1944): 104

States: two

Proofs: 525 copies of the book with 8 printed on vellum; plus separate edition of 12 sets of proofs

Notes: This is a signed proof of a copper plate engraving of the title page of Aesop's Fablespublished by George G. Harrap, most of which were printed on large paper and sold in a separate edition of all 12 proofs. This seems to be additional to those sets as it is printed on a small sheet of paper, perhaps as a trial proof. I have the

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I68: Title page of Volume 1 of The Fables of Jean de la Fontaine


Date: 1931

Plate size: 218 x 130 mm

Campbell Dodgson (1944): 68

States: two states

Proofs: unknown

Notes: This is a signed proof of a copper plate engraving of the title page of volume 1 of The Fables of Jean de la Fontaine, translated by Edward Marsh and published in an edition of 525 copies by William Heinemann in the UK and by Random House in the USA. This is a proof printed on laid paper, extra to the published book. It is illustrated at 60% of the size of the other engravings shown here.

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I120: The Three Kings


Date: 1939

Plate size: 113 x 89 mm

Campbell Dodgson (1944): 120

States: only state

Proofs: unknown

Notes: This is an engraved frontispiece to The Gift of the Magi, a short story by O.Henry published by Harrap (1940) in a limited edition of 105 copies of which 100 were for sale. I have the copy of the book that Gooden gave to his mother at Christmas, 1939.

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I122: Mask, flute and grapes


Date: 1940

Plate size: 70 x 57 mm

Campbell Dodgson (1944): 122

States: only state

Proofs: unknown

Notes: This is a vignette on a half title for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by E. FitzGerald (Harrap, 1940) published in a limited edition of 125 copies.

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I121: Frontispiece


Date: 1940

Plate size: 151 x 100 mm

Campbell Dodgson (1944): 121

States: only state

Proofs: unknown

Notes: This is an illustration for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by E. FitzGerald (Harrap, 1940) published in a limited edition of 125 copies.

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I124: 'Lo! Some we loved . . . crept silently to rest'


Date: 1940

Plate size: 151 x 100 mm

Campbell Dodgson (1944): 124

States: two states

Proofs: unknown

Notes: This is an illustration for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by E. FitzGerald (Harrap, 1940) published in a limited edition of 125 copies.

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I125: 'Annihilation's waste'


Date: 1940

Plate size: 151 x 100 mm

Campbell Dodgson (1944): 125

States: two states

Proofs: unknown

Notes: This is an illustration for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by E. FitzGerald (Harrap, 1940) published in a limited edition of 125 copies.

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