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Edward Gordon Craig bookplates and prints

Edward Gordon Craig bookplates and prints

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Gordon Craig bookplates and prints
Creator: Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966
Inclusive Dates: circa 1896-1925
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (1 box and 2 folders)
Collection Number: ms840
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edward Henry Gordon Craig (better known as Gordon Craig) was an English actor, director, designer, producer, and theorist who influenced the development of the theatre in the 20th century. He also carved woodcut bookplates in the style of the 1700s for friends and wrote the book, Nothing, or the Bookplate.

For additional information see: Nothing, or the Bookplate, Special Collections Hargrett Rare Books, Z996 .C886 1925 and Gordon Craig; the Story of His Life, by Edward Craig, SST Bio PN2598.C85 C3 1968.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of twenty-nine bookplates and twenty-one prints by Edward Gordon Craig. Some of these are illustrated in Craig's book Nothing, or the Bookplate. Craig's autograph is on the manila folder in which the bookplates came.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Formerly part of the Telamon Cuyler Collection.

Preferred Citation

Edward Gordon Craig bookplates and prints, ms840, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Prints (visual works)
Signatures (names)
Woodcuts (prints)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related material in other repositories: Edward Gordon Craig collections, New York Public Library; Edward Gordon Craig Papers, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Special Collections; Edward Gordon Craig collection, mss433, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-2Bookplates , circa 1896-1900 ( 29 item(s) )
2Hecuba, copy no. 10, 1908
2Susanna, copy no. 8, 1908
2Group of eight men, copy no. 4 , 1908
2First Elder, copy no. 17 , probably 1908
2Priestess, copy no. 13, 1909
2[Man with a walking stick], copy no. 14, 1913
2Beauty, copy no. 6 , 1914
2Beast, copy no. 9 , 1914
2Group of four men, copy no. 19 , 1923
2For the Hour-glass, copy no. 15 , 1923
2Sphynx, copy no. 19 , 1923
2Troy, copy no. 12 , 1923
2In Italy, copy no. 13, 1923
2Taming the shrew, copy no. 22, 1923
2For King Lear, copy no. 28 , 1923
2For King Lear, copy no. 51, 1924
2Crown, copy no. 14, 1925
2[untitled landscape], copy no. 31, 1925
2[Untitled street scene], copy no. 22 , 1925
2[Untitled skeleton], copy no. 22, 1925
2Girl with ball, copy no. 8