A Picture Gallery: Paintings and Drawings by Tom Lea with Text by the Artist. Tom Lea.

A Picture Gallery: Paintings and Drawings by Tom Lea with Text by the Artist

Hardcover, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1968. First Edition. Near Fine. Book plus Profolio containing all 35 plates in original slipcase. I'll let Tom Lea himself explain the book part (from the Prefatory Note) : "This is not an autobiography and I have no desire to write one. Yet...work and life are too inextricably joined to write of one without the other....All I have tried to do here is is to write as if I might be walking with a friend in this picture gallery recalling the times when and describing the places where the work was done..." Book contains Lea's explanatory text and 97 of his wonderful illustrations. Book is 11 inches by 9 inches. No previous owner marks, text and all illustrations clean and bright. Comes with a hardcover Portfolio in folio size contianing its own title page/table of contents page and 35 full page plates. The first 12 plates are in full color and the remaining 23 plates are in monochrome (not necessarily black and white). All 35 plates are present, clean, and truly beautiful. No previous owner marks. The book and portfolio come in the original slipcase which is a bit battered. Book is Near Fine, Portfolio binding Near Fine, plates Fine, slipcase is Very Good. Slipcase has rubbing and soiling and has a small slit in it that doesn not affect its integrity. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. This is a very large and heavy item - US Media Mail only. Priority and International Shipping will be cost prohibitive. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall. [Item #78769]

Price: $85.00

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