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The Yorkshire Dales, 1989, Smith Settle, Otley [&] The Yorkshire Dales, A further selection, 1991, Smith Settle, Otley; two 4to volumes of wood engravings of views and scenes observed in Swaledale, Wensleydale and Wharfdale, each from a limited edition of 30, one of four 'out of series' copies (from a total edition of 268), signed by artist and publisher to limitation leaf at rear.
Publisher's quarter leather over marbled boards, in original slipcases. Handsome productions printed on a hand press, in near-mint condition, save some finger-soiling to slipcase boards
Yorkshire artist Hartley studied at Leeds College of Art, taught by Owen Jennings. She won a place at the Slade School of Art in London in 1921, where she specialized in wood engraving and developed her unintrusive but exact style of observation of the Yorkshire dales and its people (2).