Title: The Wood Engravings of David Gentleman Publisher: David Esslemont, Montgomery Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Pub's Cloth Illustrator: David Gentleman Book Condition:Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Slipcase Very Good.
Signed: Signed & Inscribed By the Artist Edition: 1st This book is number 134 of an edition of 350 copies signed by the artist .
Most of the illustrations are printed from the original blocks:there is a list of the exceptions on the acknowledgements page.Both book & matching slipcase are in immaculate condition.
Between 1962 and 2000 Gentleman designed 103 stamps for the Post Office, making him the most prolific stamp designer in Britain at that time. These include sets for Shakespeare, Churchill, Darwin, British Ships, Concorde, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of Hastings, the BBC, Good King Wenceslas, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Social Reformers, Ely Cathedral, Abbotsbury Swannery and the Millennium.
The Royal Mint have issued two of Gentleman's coin designs. The first (issued jointly with the Monnaie de Paris in 2004) celebrated the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, and the second in 2007 commemorated the bicentenary of the Act for the abolition of the slave trade. Other miniature design commissions have included symbols or logos for the Bodleian Library, British Steel and a redesign of the National Trust's familiar symbol of a spray of oak leaves.