Nice: Joseph Pardo, 1963. Limited edition. Hardcover. 2 volumes, folio, full vellum with hand-painted illustrations on boards of each volume, gilded bosses at corners of front boards of a stag in relief, crimson moire silk endpapers; 107; 83 pp. Illustrated with 10 plates by Jean Gradassi, page margins illuminated in gold and colors by Arnaud Ansaldi, 2 suites of proofs in orange and green outline, 1 signed original painting by Arnaud Ansaldi tipped at front of first volume. Each volume housed in red morocco crimson silk clamshell case with vellum spine label. Fine. Item #21816
Edition of 1150 copies, this #758 of 750 examples numbered 381-1130 (there were 20 hors-commerce copies as well). This copy doesn't quite align with any of the descriptions of the various iterations of the edition on the limitation pages. Nevertheless, it is a stunningly lavish presentation of this classic 14th-century celebration of the hunt.