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Such a disappointment
on 16 October 2014
With the exception of the cover image the inner 44 plates are extremely poor quality. The sensitivity and subtlety of the original drawings have been completely lost and one is presented instead with leaden grey images that look as if they were produced on a tired old office photocopier on a bad day.
It's such a pity, the originals are some of the most vibrant and fresh portrait drawings of any era and they are reproduced here with such total disregard for quality and fidelity.
Yes, it's a low cost publication, but I would have preferred ten good quality plates for the same money.
The publishers should be ashamed to produce such rubbish.