artist's book of 85 offset photo-lithographs; 84 plates slotted into pages of coloured handmade paper in discrete colour gatherings; plus 1 plate loosely inserted between colophon page and back of free end paper.
36.5 × 27.0 cm (page) (approx.) 37.8 × 28.1 × 5.5 cm (overall)
printed in red ink on label on box u.c.: FRANCESCO CLEMENTE / PASTELS 1980 printed in red ink on label l.c.: ANTHONY d'OFFAY / LONDON 1986 inscribed in faded ink on label on box u.r.c.: 524 embossed on front cover u.c.: FRANCESCO CLEMENTE / PASTELS 1980 embossed on front cover l.c.: ANTHONY d'OFFAY / LONDON 1986 inscribed in pen and green ink u.c.: THE PONDICHERRY PASTELS inscribed in pen and green ink u.l. - l.r.: These eighty-five pastels were drawn / in the Spring of 1980 in Pondicherry / a former French colony on the Eastern / Coast of India. They are reproduced / here in the original size. The book was / made at the Kalakshetre Press, under / the direction of C.T. Nachiappan. The / colour plates are tipped onto handmade / papers from the Sri Aurokindo Ashram / in Pondicherry. The endpapers and inside / pages were designed by Ettore Sottsass. / Published by Anthony d'Offay, 9 and 23 / Dering Street, London WI, in a limited / edition of one thousand copies, signed inscribed in pen and green ink l.l.: by the artist. / This Copy 524 inscribed in pencil l.l. - l.r.: Francesco Clemente