Collectors of fine numismatic literature can now order a deluxe and limited leather edition of Richard Margolis’ NLG-Award-winning Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta: Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont through the book’s publisher, Kolbe & Fanning.
The deluxe edition comes in an elegant 13″ x 10″ hardcover in original terra cotta half morocco with tan linen. The spine is embossed with six raised bands, is lettered and decorated in gilt with two red spine labels. Five flour de lis in gilt provide additional embellishment.
From Kolbe & Fanning:
Deluxe Edition, one of twelve copies thus bound. A gorgeous binding that houses an exquisitely produced book. Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta discusses the numerous varieties of Nini medallions, methods of distinguishing originals from aftercasts, and the artistic context within which these pieces were created. Each medal is presented in actual size in exquisite detail. Thoroughly documented and useful to both the novice as well as the expert, this handsome, large-format volume is finely illustrated throughout in full color.
List price is $500.