LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION
Mountain Painter, An
by William Heaton Cooper
Mountain Painter is the first-hand
experience of a lifetime spent in-amongst the fells, lakes, tarns and crags of
the magnificent English Lake District. Written exclusively by William Heaton
Cooper, it features every aspect of his life as a painter, writer and climber,
whilst providing fascinating insights on working methods, family and friends,
and the emotional journey of one of
leading landscape painters.
Only 50 of these beautifully
made special editions were ever produced. Each one was bound in
Morocco leather by the bookbinders Hunter &
Foulis, based in
Sydney Cockerell (son of distinguished bookbinder Douglas Cockerell) provided
the endpapers, with a cover design by the pioneering calligrapher Joan Rix
Tebbutt. This unique handful of books have been made available, after the
publisher Frank Peters found them at home in his attic.
Signed by William Heaton Cooper, the extremely
limited editions are numbered 45-50 and come complete with a slip case, gold
leaf block edging and cover. An undoubted rare collectorís item to treasure,
they are also indicative of the remarkable series of collaborations Cockerell
and Tebbutt went on to produce over a number of years.