Six black-and-white plates and a bonus plate in an extra illustrated, printed folder.
Seven 11.5 x 14 inch plates in an illustrated folder in a 12 x 15 inch illustrated folder.
This is one of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the artist on the first plate.
St George and the Dragon
Hercules and the Hydra
Hiawatha and Kenabeek
Bellerophon vs the Chimaera
A bonus plate of sketches
Limited edition portfolios were a phenomenon of the 1970s and 80s. They grew out of a greater appreciation of comic and fantasy artists. Middle-Earth lead the way publishing a 1973 portfolio of Frank Frazetta drawings that quickly sold out its 500-copy print run. It was followed by Barry Smith's Tupenny Conan Portfolio in 1974 and another Frazetta portfolio, The Lord of the Rings, in 1975. This lead to a decade of large format, limited edition portfolios: a suite of new illustrations created without restrictions or censorship, with better printing on better paper, reproduced in a large size, to fully appreciate the artwork.