Pisanello’s medallion of the Emperor John VIII Palaeologus
London, [Printed at the University Press, Oxford, by Vivian Ridler, for] The British Museum, 1966
(21 cm), 32 pp., frontispiece (in colour) and 16 p. of black & white plates (pls.I-XVI). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - An account of the first renaissance portrait medal (1438-39), examining Pisanello’s position as a medallist, the circumstances of the commission, and the iconography of the medal itself. ¶ Excellent copy.