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Tom Darby CARICATURES BY ENRICO CARUSO 1982 Ltd Edition 200/250 Elephant Folio Plates Teddy Roosevelt Puccini Toscanini Cio-Cio-San

Tom Darby CARICATURES BY ENRICO CARUSO 1982 Ltd Edition 200/250 Elephant Folio Plates Teddy Roosevelt Puccini Toscanini Cio-Cio-San


Details: This is a very limited edition, elephant folio of artwork by Enrico Caruso. The title of the work is "Caricatures by Enrico Caruso" and it was produced in 1982 by Limnery Images in a limited run of 250 sets. Reportedly fewer than 150 sets were actually sold at the time of issue. This is set number 200 and it is in new condition. The text is written by Tom Darby.

This folio is housed in a dark tan set of heavy stock covers and the plates are loose, as issued. Each plate measures approximately 15" by 20.5" and the covers extend approximately 3/4" beyond the plate edges on three sides. There are 26 plates in all, each created on heavy, crafted paper with an "Arches France" watermark and a debossed, stylized letter "D" (might be an icon rather than a letter) in the lower left corner, just below the edge of the plate indentation. Each plate is captioned in pencil, with the matching 200/250 limitation notice also in pencil. The plates are preceded by a two-sided textual leaf that has "The Legacy of Enrico Caruso" on the front and an inventory of the plates on the verso. The titles of the plates are as follows:

Enrico Caruso - Auto-caricature
Caruso as Canio in "I Pagliacci"
Caruso as Turiddu in "Cavalleria Rusticana"
Caruso as Riccardo in "Un Ballo in Maschera"
Caruso as Rhadames in "Aida"
Geraldine Farrar as the "Goose Girl"
Giulio Gatti - Casazza
Arturo Toscanini
Cleofonte Campanini
Giuseppe Verdi
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Puccini in Egypt
Ignace Paderewski
Victor Herbert
Gustav Mahler
Oscar Hammerstein I
First rehearsal of "The Girl of the West"
Cio-Cio-San's entrance in "Madame Butterfly"
Pasquale Amato
Lucrezia Bori
Guglielmo Marconi
Anna Pavlova
"Teddy" Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Ethel Barrymore
Domenico Zante

These sets are extremely scarce, we were unable to locate any copies for sale or sold.
Condition / Notes: This folio is in new condition.

The stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $27.50

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Tom Darby CARICATURES BY ENRICO CARUSO 1982 Ltd Edition

Estimate $200 - $300Aug 26, 2018