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R. Crumb Sketchbooks: 1982 - 2011, Vol 7-12 with signed print

R. Crumb Sketchbooks: 1982 - 2011, Vol 7-12. Taschen, 2012. Hard Cover. New. Robert Crumb. SIX BOOK BOXED SET limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide with signed color art print. First Edition. This six-book boxed set is the first collection of Robert Crumb sketches to be printed from the original art since the hard-bound, slipcased, seven volume series issued by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. Unlike the Zweitausendeins edition, which included every doodle ever made by the preeminent underground artist, this best-of edition has been personally edited by the notoriously picky artist to include only what he considers his finest work, including hundreds of late period drawings not published in previous sketchbook collections. Robert Crumb requested that the books representing the second half of his career be published first due to fan demand for new Crumb material (Volume 1 covers the period 1982-2011, and Volume 2 covers the period 1964-1981). In the last 20 years Crumb's artistic output has slowed considerably, making new works more rare and highly prized. This collection of over 600 unseen drawings created between 1996 and 2011 makes this a must-have collectible for every Crumb fan. The slipcased set is made with loving attention to detail in a size and format selected by the artist. Each book in the boxed set contains 224 pages, for a total of 1,344 pages of prime Crumb. The set includes a hand-written introduction, and marbleized page edges from a design created by the artist. Each set of this 1,000-copy limited edition also includes a signed color art print of a Crumb original. 1344 pages. Full Colour illustrations. 8" x 11" (203mm x 279mm).-from

Ours is new in shrink wrap - well, almost. I had to confirm that I had the same thing, and opened the shrink-wrap enough to pull out the booklet containing the signed print - evidence of which you will see in our photographs. There is a slight split in the shrink-wrap on the back of the slip case, no damage to the book. Handled with extreem care and the set is wrapped in an archival plastic bag for safe-keeping. BH01a