The Woodcut Art of J. J. Lankes.

Boston: Godine, 1999,

First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 120pp. Godine, New. Item #6954

"Lankes worked exclusively in the East, and his woodcuts, mostly of scenery and structures, range from Northern Vermont to his adopted state, Virginia, with brief excursions into New York and Pennsylvania. He was commissioned on a regular basis to illustrate books, the most famous of these designs certainly being the ones he created for Robert Frost's poetry. These and the glorius woodcuts he published of Virginia were probably his crowning achievement, but this retrospective tribute contains a complete overview of his work, including the Christmas cards, illustrations of weather sayings, Bucks Country stone barns, and occasional ephemeral pieces." With an extensive bibliography of Lankes's published work as well as a collation of his prints.

Price: $25.00