[Barcelona]: Albert Ferrer, . 19,pp. Folio (45 x 33.5 cm). Folded and gathered bifolia, laid into cloth-backed printed board folder, with ribbon tie. About fine. Item #WRCLIT57638
First edition. Illustrated with five original full-page aquatints by Garzon Florez, and a quarter panel woodcut in sepia by him on the upper board of the folder. The title-leaf has two additional decorative figures, stamped in blind. One of forty-five numbered copies (of fifty), with the aquatints and the colophon numbered and signed by the artist, who has also signed the upper board of the folder. Ferrer's work as a fine printer was singled out for mention in the March 1984 issue of CONNOISSEUR, and in the May/June issue of AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTOR. Apart from his lavish 1987 limited edition of the Barcelona Columbus letter of 1493, with additional material featuring lithographs and etchings by Juan Antonio Roda and co-published with the New York Public Library, Ferrer's work is poorly represented in American institutional collections.