ICONS. Introduced by by T. Talbot Rice. NJ: Wellfleet Press, 1990. (A reprint of the British edition published by Studio Editions.) Richly illustrated in color. Large format hardcover with dustjacket in a clear protective jacket cover. Near fine condition. 144 pages. 1 copy only.
A good example of the push to popularize Greek and Slavic orthodox iconographic art. A quality book published during the heyday of cheaper printing costs, especially regarding color printing. Full-page color images of icons on the right page with descriptive text on the left page.
Talbot Rice was born Elena Abelson, to Louisa Vilenkin and Israel Abelevich Abelson, the latter a businessman and member of the Czar's financial administration. Leo Tolstoy was her godfather. Elena lived a privileged childhood in St Petersburg, initially attending Tagantzeva Girls' School. The Russian Revolution of 1917 prompted her family to move to England, and where she completed her schooling. She married David Talbot Rice, an English art historian. hey both published under the surname Talbot Rice, but are often referred to as "Talbot-Rice" or "Rice".