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BIBLE (Jacob LAWRENCE)
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED GENESIS. THE KING JAMES VERSION
Limited Editions Club, New York, 1989. Large folio bound in full midnight blue Japanese cotton. Copy #249 of only 400 numbered copies, SIGNED on the colophon by Jacob Lawrence who has contributed 8 original silkscreens to this massive (16" x 22") and truly magnificent work, one of the high points of the press. These silkscreens are identical, except for not being individually signed, to the very few portfolios of eight prints currently selling for upwards of fifty thousand dollars. According to the publisher, anywhere from 17 to 21 screens were required to bring out the coloring of each illustration, making a total of 144 separate stencils, all of which were destroyed after the strictly limited number of some 400 original sets of prints had been achieved on the fine Whatman paper specified by the Osiris Printing Studio in New York. The text was printed on a heavy handmade paper from Cartiere Enrico Magnani of Pescia, Italy. Monthly Letter laid in. A gorgeous book. The clamshell box has a few small bumps and frayed spots; the book is as new. Fine in a Near Fine suede-lined linen clamshell box with leather label [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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