A.J. CASSON PORTFOLIO "ELORA AND SALEM"
"Elora and Salem - 20 Sketches by A.J. Casson", hardbound art portfolio book produced in a limited edition of 50, this numbered 48, published by M.B. Loates, 1979; the book contains 20 coloured plates, each pencil signed by Casson; also pencil signed on the title page by Casson, and on interior pages by Paul Duval and Glen Loates; housed in quality red leather binding, the book itself measures 52.1 x 50.8cm, (20 1/2 x 20in); included in the back of the folio is a loose limited edition print of Grist Mill, Elora, pencil signed by Casson and editioned 48/50; together with a Glen Loates limited edition print, also pencil signed and editioned 48/50; the linen protective case and rare original box (MBL Publishing) are also included
Provenance: from a private Point Edward, Ontario estate collection, the owner originally purchased this portfolio at a charity auction for $15,000.00; the book is in pristine condition as it has been stored inside its box since 1979, never opened
Alfred Joseph Casson, Canadian, 1898-1992, member of the Group of Seven, this book produced the same year he was awarded the Order of Canada