First edition thus. Three volumes in slipcase. Publisher's original illustrated cloth, quarter bound in green leather lettered in gilt to spines. Printed on Abbey Wove paper. Complete with the dark grey-green card slipcase illustrated to the rear panel. A fine set, presenting as unread, the bindings square and tight, the contents clean and crisp throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps.

A beautiful set, generously illustrated throughout with colour plates. The text used is the translation by Edward MacCurdy, originally published by Jonathan Cape in 1956, with minor emendations, with the addition of extracts from Leonardo's 'Madrid Codices' translated by Ladislao Reti, and a new introduction by Charles Nicholl.

Stock code: 21637


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