The collection pertains to the catalogue "Words and Image IV" published for an exhibition of "Paintings, Engravings and Writings of David Jones" at the National Book League, U.K., 1972. The final edition of the catalogue is included (Folder 3).
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David Jones (1895-1974) was an English painter and modernist poet. As a painter he worked chiefly in watercolour, painting portraits and animal, landscape, legendary and religious subjects. He was also a wood-engraver and designer of inscriptions. Douglas Cleverdon commissioned him to engrave The Rime of the Ancient Mariner As a writer he was considered by T. S. Eliot to be of major importance, and his The Anathemata was considered by W. H. Auden to be the best long poem written in English in the twentieth century. His Christian beliefs and Welsh heritage helped form his work.
Douglass Cleverdon (1903-1987) was an English radio producer, bookseller, and publisher.