Edward Gordon Craig bookplates and prints

Edward Gordon Craig bookplates and prints

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966
Title: Edward Gordon Craig bookplates and prints
Dates: circa 1896-1925
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet (1 box and 2 folders)
Coll. Number: ms840

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

Signatures (names)
Woodcuts (prints).

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Formerly part of the Telamon Cuyler Collection.

Preferred Citation

Edward Gordon Craig bookplates and prints, ms 840. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

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