M.C. Escher : His Life and Complete Graphic Work. With a Fully Illustrated Catalogue. With Essays by Bruno Ernst [and] M.C. Escher
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F.H. Bool & J.L. Locher [e.a.] - M.C. Escher: His Life and Complete Graphic Work. With a Fully Illustrated Catalogue. With Essays by Bruno Ernst [and] M.C. Escher - New York - Harry N. Abrams Inc. - 1982 - 1st edition -  pp - Cloth binding with dust jacket - 25 x 31 cm.
Condition: As new - the FIRST EDITION still packaged in the publisher's box (!).
English translation of Life and Work of M.C. Escher (1981); the most important monograph of the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). Illustrated with about 600 photos and reproductions of the artworks in COLOUR and black and white. With bibliography and index. Hardback first edition.
¶ This definitive standard reference work also contains the text of 'Regelmatige vlakverdeling' (The Regular Division of the Plane, here for the first time translated into English); the bibliophile book that Escher wrote and illustrated in 1957 for Stichting De Roos. The first five biographical chapters are by J.R. Kist, the younger brother of Bas Kist who was Escher's lifelong soul mate.