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Elizabeth Cook, illus. Paul Thomas
The Iliad and The Odyssey
2005. 35x52cm,[68+81pp] (2 vols). The complete set of drawings by Paul Thomas exploring The Iliad and The Odyssey, lithographically reproduced on thick Fabriano paper. Copy 3 of 25, each volume numbered and signed by Thomas in ink, bound in full dark blue buckram, The Iliad with red endpapers, The Odyssey with blue, bronze-blocked titles to backstrips, in a solander box similarly covered. Accompanied by a laid-in portfolio of thick white card with illustration ('Achilles kills Hector', not duplicated in the sequence of bound-in illustrations) to the front, containing a loose bifold sheet with texts inspired by the drawings by Elizabeth Cook, plus (in each volume) a laid-in bifold sheet with thumbnail images of all the drawings and their titles numbered to match the colour of the endpapers, plus explanatory text, and also laid-in a 4pp illustrated brochure from The Drawing Gallery, London, of an exhibition of the drawings and the book in January-Feburary 2005. A livre d'artiste on a monumental scale, comprising the entire sequence of Paul Thomas's 148 drawings exploring The Iliad and The Odyssey, superbly reproduced. Various exhibitions of the drawings took place in 2002 - 2005 and the two-volume book, as here, was published in 2005 an edition of just 25 copies. A colossal undertaking, and extremely scarce. From the website of the University of the Arts, London: 'The overall cycle of 148 drawings explore the grand narratives of The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Iliad drawings were made between 1995 and 1999, and were published by Making Space as 'The Trojan War'. The Odyssey dr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Woodbridge Rare Books [Suffolk, United Kingdom]
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