Arthur Wragg, The Lord’s Prayer in Black and White
This illustrated book is more than just Arthur Wragg’s thoughts on The Lord’s Prayer. Published in 1946 at the end of the Second World War he states that prayer is “a request for reason out of chaos.”
Arthur Wragg (1903-1976) was an artist, illustrator, teacher, pacifist and social commentator. His earlier book Jesus Wept criticised the build up to war in the late 1930s. The Lord’s Prayer in Black and White is his response to the chaos and misery of that time.
This book is full of powerful black and white images in Arthur Wragg’s unique style.
Published by Jonathan Cape, London 1946. A first edition hardback with dust jacket. The dust jacket is slightly scuffed and torn. The inside pages are clean with very slight darkening of the paper. Some very slight fox marking on the inside boards.