Fame’s Trumpet.; Twenty Rhymes.
Brisbane, Australia: Locks’ Press, 1982. Octavo, 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Cased in full beige cloth, decorated with a repeat pattern of spider webs, paper labels to the spine and upper cover, and pale green light-toned Barcham Green endpapers. Housed in a [presumed original] glassine dust wrapper. Unpaginated [pp. 48, plus 2 leaves bearing illustrations, twice folded and printed on both sides]. A fine copy. The text was set in 12-pt Baskerville, with initials in 36-pt, and printed on Barcham Green Tovil paper. Illustrated with 20 full-page woodcuts, 24 woodcut vignettes, and two woodcut spreads spanning twice-folded leaves, all cut in plywood by Margaret Lock. One of 75 copies, signed by Margaret Lock on the colophon page, of which this is number 48.
Fame’s Trumpet was the third title issued by Locks’ Press and the first to be illustrated with woodcuts, the medium for which Margaret is now best known. It was preceded by Lear’s The pobble who has no toes (Brisbane: 1979; illustrated with nine copper engravings), and Five letters from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, 1813 (Brisbane: 1981; illustrated with eight linocuts). Item #163