Lewis Carroll: Photos and Letters to Child Friends - 1975
From one of our favorite publishers, Franco Maria Ricci of Milan, Italy, comes one of the illustrious volumes from his Signs of Man series: Lewis Carrol—Photos and Letters to his Child Friends. Publisher: FMR/Franco Maria Ricci, Parma, 1975. Limited edition of 3000, of which this is #1654, signed personally by Ricci. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine slipcase. As described by the Ricci house in one of their magazines:
The Signs of Man is a rare and unusual collection of fine art books. These unique volumes are devoted to lost or forgotten masterpieces of art—the signs left by men of vision and genius—brilliantly captured in color images and examined in texts by writers and renowned scholars. Each volume is set in Bodoni type; the ridged, handmade paper, deckle-edged, has been specially produced in the 700-year-old Fabriano [Italy] mills; the color plates, exquisitely reproduced on superb paper, are hand tipped. Each volume is bound in black Orient silk, gold engraved, and presented in an elegant collector’s case. […] To ensure its value to collectors, the Signs of Man is printed in limited, numbered editions, never to be reprinted.
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