Leonardo: Master of the Renaissance

Leonardo: Master of the Renaissance

George Hornby, New York, New York, 1942

Description

Juror Notes

In this book we find the work of a master illustrator: an artist sure of himself, sure of his subject, sure of his technique; who has as a result produced pictures which are wonderfully good to look upon and wonderfully illustrative of the book’s subject.

It is not often that one comes upon such remarkably good illustrations in what is called “an ordinary trade book.”

George Macy

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1943)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designer
George Hornby
Illustrator
William Sharp
Authors
Elisabeth Hubbard Lansing, Hendrick Willem Van Loon (introduction)
Size
6 x 9.25 inches
Pages
254
Price
$2.75
Typefaces
Linotype Janson, 12 point, 3 point leading, Deepdene Text and Caslon (title page), Caslon and Narciss initials (other display), 26 x 44 picas
Compositor
Golden Eagle Press
Printers
Golden Eagle Press (text), Photogravure & Color Company (illustrations)
Printing methods
letterpress (text), sheet-fed gravure (illustrations)
Illustrations
from wash drawings
Paper
Warren No. 66, textshade wove, sub. 70
Binder
Cornwall Press, Inc.
Binding
Smyth sewn, bound between boards covered with Athol Natural Mohawk
Stamping
rust ink (on binding)
Publisher
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
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