The Pre-Publication collectors' portfolio for the Beautiful Full-Color Illustrated Hardcover Book CASTLES
Bantam Books, Circa, 1984. Portfolio. Folio. 1 of 1000 copies. The artist, Alan Lee, later illustrated the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This portfolio includes color proofs of the major paintings from the book, Castles; a proof of the book jacket, an essay on the development of printing methods that faithfully reproduce art work, a complete description of the book and its contents, and biographies of the artist, Alan Lee, the designer/editor, David Larkin, and the author, David Day. The beautiful plates depict scenes of castles, dragons, and knights. .Housed in a beige portfolio with brown title to front panel. Minor browning and minor wear to edges of portfolio. Includes 11 folio sized plates of which 10 are in full color and 1 is in black and white. Presumably, the black and white print is the proof of the dust jacket. There is creasing to the white margins of 2 of the plates. ART/010307. Very Good Plus.