Harold Nelson: Designs Made, Engraven & Imprinted by Him at the Sign of the Halberd. A.D. 1895.
Etching on india. In pencil "with Harold Nelson's compl"; 240 x 190mm, 9˝ x 7˝". Margins spotted Uncut.
Etched title page in a mediaeval style with a strong art nouveau influence, showing a man leaning over a work desk. Harold Edward Hughes Nelson (1871-1948), artist, etcher and engraver, who designed bookplates, adverts and postage stamps. Influenced by Albrecht Durer and William Morris, he specialised in black and white images. In advertising his clients included Cadbury’s, Pears Soap, Dewar's and Selfridges This is probably the title to 'Harold Nelson: his book of book-plates consisting of 24 original designs'. The date 1895 in the title is within the halberd monogram.
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