The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay
The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay
The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay
The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay
The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay
The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay
The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay

The Collector's Book of Virgil Finlay

American Fantasy Press, 2018. Finlay, Virgil. Limited edition. Hardcover. Limited edition. Hardcover. As new. Black buckram with full gilt pictorial cover, embossed. From the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert Weiner. One of 400 copies signed by Ellis, Weinberg (who has since passed away) and Robert T. Garcia. Another 90 were issued only on Kickstarter, signed by Lail Finlay.

The finest ever reproduction of Finlay's artwork, done entirely from the original artwork, much of it in these gentlemen's collections. Examples of Finlay's pointillism, his scratchboard art, his work done on coquille paper, even a large pencil piece, plus painted full color cover roughs with magazine's trade dress in the paintings, over 30 fully finished paintings of pulp and digest cover art, two-color pieces he did for the Science Fiction Book Club and even one rare piece from The American Weekly.

Line work was scanned at a whopping 2400 dpi to ensure crispness of detail. The grayscale pieces were scanned on Epson equipment at 600 dpi, while the color pieces were scanned at a 500-600 dpi setting. That's extraordinarily fine resolution and it shows.

This edition sold out rather quickly. Another, I believe, has been suggested but there is no sign of it yet. As I write this, there are no copies for sale of this online.

Here is a link to a very thorough and fully illustrated review: https://dmrbooks.com/test-blog/2020/1/18/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay. Fine. Item #30797

Price: $400.00

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