WHITTINGTON PRESS. CRAIG, John. ~ Venice.
One of only 40 copies bound in a special designer binding with an extra set of most of the engravings loose in a portfolio. 70 wood engravings and 10 linocuts (some coloured) by John Craig who has signed the edition. Printed in red ink in Centaur & Arrighi types on Zerkall mould-made paper. 33 x 24.5 cms, original full black morocco binding bound to a design by Craig with red, green and duck egg blue inlays, spine blind tooled, separate portfolio in grey cloth backed paper covered boards housed together in a black leather backed grey cloth solander box. As new with the prospectus inserted loose.
A real magnum opus, John Craig explores with his burin the alleys and hidden places of Venice depicting it as “an innocent holiday maker wandering - open mouthed- without plan or guide through the small and less known parts of the city”.
It is a spectacular, beautifully designed production and a must for any lover of Venice.