The Edwin Austin Abbey book is now 400 pages! It will be available in the spring of 2021 direct from Flesk.
I started this book over 10 years ago with the intent to publish it in 2011. Life got in the way as I put it on a virtual shelf while I focused on other books.
Early this year, with the help of Kathy and Alice “Bunny” Carter, we pulled out the book to give it a fresh look. It has gone from my initial 176 page collection, to our 400 page collection. Bunny has written a 10,000 word Abbey essay. In addition, Bunny shared some rare Abbey books with us. This allowed us to add over 100 more drawings to the book.
We’ve turned the book over to Kathy who is putting the final touches on it. It’s neat to see her wrapping up the Abbey book. Coincidentally, she is the same age that I was when I was working on the Franklin Booth book and when I started this company. She’s really doing great.
We’ll be sending this book to the printer along with the recently announced Allen Williams book. This will be in early 2021, for a release sometime around the spring of next year. We’ll start to take pre-orders once it is at the printer.
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