Place Published: New York
Publisher: Editions Medicina Rara Ltd
Date Published: 1971
Edition: Limited facsimile edition
Book Id: 40589
Folio [45 cm] Twelve illustrated single suites in color, and housed in a portfolio box covered in Curtis Tweedweave laid paper, and created by Brick & Ballerstein, Inc., Long Island City, New York. The portfolio is in very good condition, with mild surface rubbing and light staining. There is a large tear in the paper at one of the corners, and there is a previous owner's bookplate on the inside of the box. The suites are in fine condition. Complete. Publisher's leaflet tucked in.
Twelve Medical Caricatures. This is copy number 1261 of twenty-eight hundred portfolios (2500 single suites) of Thomas Rowlandson's Medical Caricatures, printed for the members of Editions Medicina Rara Ltd., on permanent, natural Curtis Rag laid paper bearing the private watermark of Medicina Rara, and manufactured by The Curtis Paper Company, Neward, Delaware. The plates for printing were produced from twelve original aquatints, ten in the collection of Medicina Rara and two from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Smith, Kline & French Laboratories Collection.