(1) A Fable of Love & War- A Romantic Poem. Curridge, Berkshire: R. N. Chubb, 1925. 8vo in illustrated wrappers. Deckled edges. 36pp. First and limited edition, numbered 104 out of 200 copies. (2) Woodcuts. London: Andrew Block, 1928. 8vo in marbled wraps.  pp., printed on rectos only. loss of paper to head and tail of the spine, and throughout. First and limited edition –previous bookseller having numbered in pencil, “24/194.” Both very good with moderate edgewear commensurate with age. Item #ANT105
Two rare books by Ralph Chubb (1892–1960), the English poet, printmaker and artist whose work often fixated on his spiritual and physical attraction to adolescent boys. Chubb’s work, heavily influenced by William Blake, combined an idiosyncratic blend of personal mythology, mystic Christianity, boyhood, and Arthurian romance. Chubb came to fixate on the image of the adolescent boy as a symbol of passion and transcendence. A Fable of Love & War was printed by Chubb on his home-made press and illustrated with five of the artist’s original visionary woodblock prints, plus a cover vignette. Woodcuts is a collection of twelve original prints, including Chubb’s celebrated Brothers print among other Romantic depictions of love, nature, and embattlement.