E. Mervyn Taylor. A Book of Wood Engravings. Christchurch: The Caxton Press, 1946.
The Caxton Press produced more than just poetry and prose. A Book of Wood Engravings was the first book published by the press in 1946, and reflected the diversity of the printing operation. The book includes ‘twenty-two engravings of indigenous subjects published attractively between red cloth boards’. Glover embarked on the project after seeing some of Taylor’s engravings in The Arts in New Zealand. The result was a landmark in fine printing and the first of its kind to be produced in New Zealand. Reviews were enthusiastic. All 500 copies sold within weeks, and Taylor’s standing as New Zealand’s finest wood engraver was established (Ogilvie 320–21).
Gordon Ogilvie. Denis Glover: His Life (Auckland: Random House New Zealand, 1999)