New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1969 (circa). Limited edition of 1800 copies, unnumbered copy from publisher's estate. Hardcover. Stunning edition with full brown leather binding, marbled end papers, gilt decoration on front cover, 7 raised bands on spine with elaborate gilt design, blue leather spine label with gilt titling.348 pp., 554 illustrations, including many laid-in plates in full color. VG condition, lacks slipcase. Item #129327
From the foreword: as far as possible, every work of art discussed is reproduced, including preliminary studies, various states of etchings, and comparative material. At any one time he may have been working in several different mediums on subject matter ranging from biblical themes to portrait commissions to landscape studies. He taught many pupils, dealt in art, became involved in lawsuits, and pursued his own course without deviation regardless of shifts of fortune and popular taste in art. Throughout his long career runs the unrivaled series of self-portraits, his own autobiography.
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