Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, XXI: Book illustrations and title-pages
London & Philadelphia, Harvey Miller / Heyden & Son, 1978
Two volumes (27 cm), I: (8) 362 pp. II: (6), pp.363-552, plus 294 black & white illustrations. Uniform publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jackets. - Catalogue of the book illustrations for which Rubens either provided designs for the engraver (his favourite was Cornelis Galle) or supervised the execution (Erasmus Quellinus). Each illustration or title-page is described in detail, reproduced, and accompanied by a resumé of the contents of the volume it illustrates. An appendix lists all the books published by the Plantin Press in the design of which Rubens had a hand. ¶ Short tear (1 cm) in each dust jacket. Lacking publisher’s plain card slipcase.