[Octon, France]: Verdigris, 2009. Rothchild, Judith. Limited Edition. Stiff wraps. Number 7 of 15, quarto size, unpaginated  pp., signed by Judith Rothchild. Fine. Item #CNJL1292
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci were compiled, edited and translated by Jean Paul Richter in 1883, they include hundreds of pages of notes written by the mysterious Renaissance master, including sketches, lists of books he read, and financial records. Much of his notes are detailed studies and astute observations of the natural world, including the flight of birds, mechanics, the flow of rivers, architecture, astronomy, anatomy et al. His notes on light and shadow are both scientific and philosophic in nature, beautifully complimented Judith Rothchild's six shadow studies, both the text and prints imply evidence of a curious and vigilant eye. ***DESCRIPTION: Original brown paper portfolio with embossed geometric shapes and inlaid printed title to upper wrapper, lettering in blind to backstrip, housed in an illustrated blue paper slipcase, off-white flyleaves embossed with geometric shapes, six plates in mezzotint, rocker, roulette and dry point (the copper plates, embossments and screen prints are printed by the artist) all with original tissue guards, Vendôme Romain type, 9.25" by 12.25", unpaginated leaves folded once  pp., limited edition, signed by Judith Rothchild to the colophon and to each plate. ***CONDITION: Fine in a like slipcase. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.