The Unicorn Tapestries / Margaret B. Freeman; Richard Minsky; The Metropolitan Museum

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Identifier: FA.OSB13.1007
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 244 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 x 26 cm
Publication dates: 1976
Commercially color offset printed book that was originally published by the Metropolitan Museum in 1976 to commemorate the restoration of the Unicorn Tapestries. Text by Margaret B. Freeman (1899-1980), Curator Emeritus, the Cloisters.

Richard Minsky created a limited artist's edition, case binding for this book, with parcel gilt, embossed forest green leather and an ivory embellishment on front cover; also contains plant fiber flypapers and endpapers. According to Minsky, The Metropolitan subsequently commissioned an edition of 25 of these custom bound books; the first one was signed by Minsky; this copy bears the stamp, "CBA/MMA Edition", indicating that the binding process was not carried out by Minsky, but by apprentices who worked at the Center.

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