Correspondence between F.J. Newbery, The Chiswick Press, and Margaret Nash, regarding the publication of the illustrated essay by Paul Nash, 'Aerial Flowers'.

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  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/2109-2152
  • Dates of Creation
      1946 - 1947
  • Physical Description
      45 pieces

Scope and Content

Letters include Margaret's original concept of completing the printing of 'Aerial Flowers' to coincide with the anniverary of Paul Nash's death (TGA 7050/2109); her dissatisfaction with the cover of the initial press (TGA 7050/2114); her attempt to rectify the offending covers by having a photographic portrait of Paul Nash 'tipped in' (TGA 7050/2116-17); acquiring and proofing the block of the portrait made for the cover by Lund Humphries (TGA 7050/2117-2124); gaining permission to reproduce the portrait originally photographed by the Manchester Guardian and locating a second photographic portrait of Paul Nash (TGA 7050/2141-49); the retail price of 'Aerial Flowers' (TGA 7050/216-19, 2123, 2137); the reproduction of the Paul Nash painting 'Ypres Salient Front Line' (TGA 7050/2126, 2132-36, 2144); Margaret acquiring reproductions of 'Forest of Dean. Study One', 'Monster Field' and 'Menin Road' (TGA 7050/2150-52) and her involvement with the Tate Gallery Memorial Exhibition for Paul Nash (TGA 7050/2148-49). Other Paul Nash books being published are briefly referred to, the 'Memorial Volume' (Lund Humphries) being the only one named (TGA 7050/2142).

Related Material

Letters from F.J. Newbery, Chiswick press to Paul Nash. Includes the original proof of Aerial Flowers approved by Paul Nash. TGA 7050/316-339.

Letters from Conrad Senat, Counterpoint Publications, to Paul Nash TGA 7050/424-445.¬Copy of 'Aerial Flowers', published by Chiswick Press, TGA 964/1/26.