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19 Jul 2018 16:30 GMT

Skotnes, Cecil (Artist); Gray, Stephen (Poetry) + Preface by A.T. Max Meliss

Man's Gold (Limited Edition Art Portfolio)

Published: Private, Johannesburg, August 1975 to January 1979

Edition: First Limited

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This art portfolio is copy number 43 of an edition limited to 75 numbered copies. There were also 15 lettered artists proofs.

Some copies were issued loose so that the art works could be framed. This copy is bound by master craftsman Peter Carstens, as issued, in full Oasis goatskin leather with a darker brown coloured central strip on the upper side with a Skotnes blind stamped design. There are 28 original woodcuts, each one signed in pencil by Cecil Skotnes and numbered 43/75. Each woodcut was printed from the original blocks in 2 to 5 colours on Zerkall Buetten paper.

The text pages were printed by Egon Guenther in 24 point Bembo.

CONDITION DETAILS: The binding has minor signs of age, use and soiling. There is a small of stain mark on the rear free end paper - a close up image is provided. The pages and and art work are still crisp and clean.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 394 mm x 557 mm
  • Sold By: Gandolph's Books
  • Contact Person: Arnaud Labuschagne
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: gandolph@telkomsa.net
  • Telephone: +27 11-624-1752
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Cash, Cheque deposits in Rands, bank transfers.
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