Leonardo da Vinci Drawings & Anatomical Drawings in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle
In 3 volumes:
Volume I: drawings 12275-12727, text;
Volume II: drawings 12275-12727, illustrations;
Volume III: drawings 19000-19152 (anatomical manuscripts A, B, C), text and illustrations.
Phaidon, London, 2nd edition, revised & enlarged 1968: revised with the assistance of Carlo Pedretti (1st edition 1935).
Hardbacks; 235 x 305 mm; light red boards with gold titles on spine; volume I: lxviii & 220 pages; volume II: unpaginated illustrations; volume III: xiv & 58 pages plus unpaginated illustrations. Original clipped dust jackets.
The books are in good condition. The bindings are sound. The dust jackets are somewhat grubby with some tears and wear, and some tanning internally. Top and fore-edges of the leaves are a little grubby, visible when the books are closed. However, internally the pages are clean and unmarked.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and his works are well known. The collection of his drawings at Windsor Castle is the finest in the world. Presented by the art historian Kenneth Clark (1903-1983), and revised by the Italian historian Carlo Pedretti (born 1928), these volumes provide an unequalled opportunity of studying his genius as a whole.