Posthumous Edition

Untitled, possibly an illustration from an unknown, posthumous edition of Publius Vergilius Maro: Georgica (The Georgics of Virgil)

Untitled, possibly an illustration from an unknown, posthumous edition of Publius Vergilius Maro: Georgica (The Georgics of Virgil)

When an artist’s heirs give permission for the printing of an edition or second edition, it is known as a posthumous edition. Posthumous editions should be limited and documented just as in standard printing practice, though they are not necessarily hand-numbered. Editions that were pencil-signed in their original edition frequently bear stamped signatures authorized by the artist’s heirs or the publisher in their posthumous state. 

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