This comprehensive and authoritative monograph on the works of Francis Bacon includes 260 monochrome (b&w) plates and 27 exquisite, tipped-in colour plates.
With an introduction by Sir John Rothenstein (Director of the Tate Gallery) and catalogue raisonné & documentation by Ronald Alley (Deputy Keeper of the Tate Gallery), this beautiful production was published by Thames & Hudson in 1964 (London). It was at the time, and remains still, the definitive publication on his work. Indeed, until Bacon’s death in 1992, precious little was ever published – this was to change but even the slough of books that have been released posthumously has failed to provide anything nearing this publication in scholarly terms.
Our copy is in excellent condition – there is a 2cm triangular tear to the back base of the dustjacket and slight bubbling of the plastic veneer about the spine plus light foxing to the top of the page block only. This is the sum total of flaws on an otherwise exceptional copy.
Internally all pages, including endpapers, are bright and clean. The plates are all in immaculate condition with strong paste-downs.