Fred Lawson (1888-1968) trained at Dewsbury, then Leeds and the Royal College in London. In 1911 he took a holiday in Wensleydale and lived at Castle Bolton for the rest of his life. His house is now available as a holiday let. His daughter is Sonia Lawson R.A. He was active as an illustrator and writer for The Dalesman magazine, and painted more on the Continent than many suppose .Although some of his penwork for Lillilows can lack conviction, even look hurried, his two colour images have verve and close observation. The binding of the book is unusual and counter to the culture of the contents, with its Vorticist motif on the spine. The construction of the lettering on the front is ingenious and unlike anything else I have seen. But then it is Bodley Head book.