My first offering is John Farleigh’s 1954 book, Engraving on Wood. This interactive page turning effect works on every device.
Many have found this old publication useful in their pursuit of understanding how wood engravings are made.
I owe a debt of gratitude to the estate of Mr. Farleigh for allowing me to publish this.
This is a nice 16 page pamphlet published by Dryad Handicrafts back in the fifties I think. Written by Douglas Bliss it serves as a good introductory overview of the wood-engraving process. There are some lovely illustrations.
You can thumb through the publication by clicking here: Wood-Engraving
Published in 1938 this very informative handbook titled The Student’s Book of Wood-Engraving provides valuable insight into the means and methods of master engraver Iain Macnab.
I haven’t made it into a flip-book just yet but am working on it. In the meantime I will be publishing each chapter as regular text, starting here.
I’m delighted to offer this wonderful little book for viewing. It’s full of excellent examples of Bewick’s engravings along with text by John Rayner.
Thomas Bewick is of course the father of modern wood engraving having revived it in the 1700’s.