More Than Fine Writing. The Life and Calligraphy of Irene Wellington.

(London): Pelham Books, (1986),

First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 141pp. Pelham Books, Item #27625

Illustrated with color plates. A student of Edward Johnston's, Wellington was a major influence on modern calligraphy helping to change it from a medieval influenced craft resurrected during the Arts & Crafts Movement to a modern art form in which personal artistic expression played a part. With a biography and chronology by Heather Collins, an essay on the revival of calligraphy by Heather Child, and an analysis of her methods and particular gift by Donald Jackson. Ann Hechle contributes the captions to the plates and describes Wellington as a teacher. A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket which is not price clipped.

Price: $40.00