Title: Fifty Drawings by Canaletto From The Royal ...
Publisher: Johnson Reprint, NY
Publication Date: 1983
Folio, 13 1/2" x 19 1/2", 44 pages in text volume with seventy-four illustrations. Foreword by Sir Robin Mackworth-Young. Bibliography. Catalogue of Drawings. Indexes. Portfolio of fifty drawing same size as the text, many are double-paged. The original drawings were set directly before the color separation camera, eliminating any loss of definition and distortion of color. According to Mackworth-Young the "facsimile is for all practical purposes indistinguishable from the original." The original price of the reprint was $3000.00. Photography and color separations were undertaken on premises made available to the Publisher in the grounds of Windsor Castle by permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This work was designed by John Dreyfuss, printed at the Curwen Press on rag mould-made parchment, and bound by A.W. Lumsden of Edinburgh. A majestic production. Limited edition, copy 175 of 520 sets, of which 500 are for sale. Solander case is half brown morocco and brown cloth, raised bands, gilt panels and lettering. Large, very heavy book. Orig. brown cloth: text volume, [fine], and portfolio of plates [fine] in fine matching, brown solander case. 2 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 10752
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