Kubla Khan - Signed & Numbered Portfolio



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Five dramatic pen-&-ink drawings by Frazetta of the Mongol warrior.

This was the second of only three signed & numbered Frazetta portfolios (The Lord of the Rings, Kubla Khan, Women of the Ages).

Five 11 x 15 inch plates in an illustrated folder in a 12 x 15.5 inch illustrated envelope.

The five plates (including the signed & numbered Plate 1) are in mint condition.
The folder (repeating Plate 2) is also mint other than a very slight even off-white tone.
The envelope (with the same image as the folder) shows very slight wear.

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.


Frank Frazetta

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine plates in Near Fine folder (very small chip out of the bottom of the otherwise pristine folder) in Near Fine envelope (light wear
#1004 of 1000 copies signed by Frazetta



Publishing Information

East Stroudsburg, PA
Frazetta Prints

Physical Description

15 inches
11 inches
black & white