Milano, 1967 Five Volumes. Milano: Rizzoli 1967. One of the 1499 copies, with certificate of authenticity by Rizzoli. The five volumes are illustrated with 105 lithographs in color from Dali watercolors, printed on thick paper. Text in Latin. Each volume in the original publisher binding in hazelnut full Moroccan, spine with 5 nerves, gilded title and floral compositions, guarded in the publisher slipcase. Ref: R. Michler and L.W. Löpsinger, Salvador Dali, Catalogue Raisonne of Prints II, Lithographs and Wood Engravings 1956-1980, New York, 1995, p. 180, no. 1600; A. Field, The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí, New York, 1996, pp. 201-208, no. 3-12.
Jaime Sabartes Paris, 1962 Editions Leda, Paris. 1962. Pablo Picasso Illustrator, Jaime Sabartes. Complete portfolio, with foreword by Jaime Sabartes, 10 pochoirs by Picasso, executed by Daniel Jacomet (7 in colors) and one lithograph in colors printed by Mourlot, after Picasso's work. Loose as issued, collected in the original red cloth folder, with ties. one of 260 numbered copies. The lithograph and pochoirs are printed in different sizes. Red cloth folder with some wears. Some foxing is present, one of the prints with small scratches at the bottom edge.
Alfred Jarry Paris, 1966 Alfred Jarry (1873-1907). Teriade Editeur, Paris, 1966. Alfred Jarry play, illustrated by Miro with 13 original lithographs in colors, printed by Mourlot. Limited numbered edition in 205 copies on Arches wove paper, of which this copy is one of 180 copies from 1 to 180, (25 copies numbered I to XXV out of commerce reserved to the collaborators). Complete portfolio, signed in pencil by Miro on Justification page, with text in French, 13 original lithographs in color, title, and prints lists, loose as issued guarded in the original cloth chemise and matching slipcase. In very good condition, slipcase and chemise lightly worn, chemise with spine fade. Ref Cramer 107
Jaime Sabartes, Pablo Picasso. Paris, 1963 Foreword by Jaime Sabartes, Pablo Picasso illustrator. Completed portfolio with 11 pochoirs in color executed by Daniel Jacomet, after watercolors and pastels by Picasso, and one lithograph in text, the portrait of Sabartes by Picasso. Loose as issued, complete of title page, text, justification page, list of prints, and 11 color pochoirs, guarded in the original blue cloth slipcase with a composition of colors on the front by Picasso. Limited to 540 numbered copies on wove BFK Rives paper. Signed in pencil by Picasso in colophon, one of the 75 copies missing the signed etching.
Pierre Reverdy & Pablo Picasso Paris, 1948 Tériade, Paris, 1948. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Loose as issued, cover. folder and case. This edition was published in 1948 by Tériade and is printed from the poet's autograph copy. It is illustrated with 125 lithographs by Picasso (including 2 for the cover). Edition of 270 copies on Arches vellum, signed by Pierre Reverdy and Pablo Picaso: one of 20 out of commerce. Despite their long relationship, "Les Chants des Morts" is the only illustrated book Picasso and renown art reviewer and publisher Tériade ever collaborated on. Pierre Reverdy finished a series of 43 poems titled Le Chant des Morts and Picasso illustrated his handwritten manuscript page by page in the manner of old illuminated manuscripts, adding another layer of artistic expression to Reverdy's somber poems. The poems were written during the later years of World War II and explore themes of love, death, and the human condition often in a fragmented and surreal manner. Picasso's artwork in this book complements Reverdy's poetry by visually capturing the essence of the text and is often characterized by distorted and fragmented figures, bold lines, and vibrant colors. The illustrations serve as visual interpretations and extensions of Reverdy's words, deepening the reader's understanding and appreciation of the emotional intensity and existential themes present in Reverdy's poems. Ref: Cramer 50
Histoire de la Reine du Matin et de Soliman Prince des Genies. Copy enriched with a suite of the engravings on China paper + two prints numberedLucien Pissarro Gerard de Nerval Hammersmith, 1909 Gerard de Nerval, Illustrated by Lucien Pissarro. Limited edition of 130 nominative copies on Arches pour fil paper, of which this one is the n 73 for Henry Michel-Dansac. Gerard de Nerval tale from the collection of Voyage en Orient, illustrated with Lucien Pissarro composition drawings, engraved in woodcuts by Lucien and his wife Esther, Pissarro. This copy is enriched with a suite of the engravings on China paper (except for the vignette on the justification page) + two prints, also on China paper, of an unselected plate the first mounted at the head of the volume (N 17/ 50), and the second on a loose leaf (N. 49/50). In artistic binder signed M. Lortic ( Marcelin Lortic), empire green morocco, large gilt frame on the covers composed of a double frieze and rosettes, ornate ribbed spine, the original olive gray calf cover with florals gilt motives embossed, is preserved inside. In very good condition.
Les Horribles et espouvantables faictz et prouesses du très renommé Pantagruel Roy des Dipsodes fils de grand géant Gargantua. Derain’s main illustrated work, with 128 (21 full-page) original color woodcutsAndré Derain. François Rabelais. Paris, 1943 François Rabelais, illustrated with colored woodcuts drawn and engraved by André Derain Limited numbered edition of 275 copies, of which this copy is on of 200 in Velin d Arches, signed by the artist on the justification page. Derain's main illustrated work, with 128 (21 full-page) original color woodcuts, 34 color woodcut initials and 18 color woodcut final vignettes. André Derain took full charge of the printing process from the carving of the wood blocks, in the manner of 15th-century cardmakers, to the coloring to which he added special attention to preserve the warm tone of his woodblocks, using a hand - coloring technique: all the wooden blocks had to be colored one after the other by a team of practitioners, in their nuances, according to a scheme established by the painter and repeated in each volume. Loose as issued in half parchment wrappers, chemise and slipcase. Text selection by A. Lefranc, illustrations printed by Andre Derain and Roger Lacourière. Light foxing at the margin, chemise in poor condition. Ref: The Artists and the Book 81.
Mourlot, Fernand, Marc Chagall Illustrator Paris, 1963 The complete deluxe set Illustrated by Chagall with 14 original lithographs, of which two are signed and numbered in pencil by Chagall. Volume two of the catalogue raisonne of Chagall's lithographs. Limited edition of 150 numbered copies on Grand Velin d'Arches paper, signed by Chagall and Sauret at the justification page. Bound as issued, in the original soft cover with a black lithograph on the front, red cloth chemise and matching slipcase. In very good conditions.
Pablo Picasso, Rene Crevel, PAB Alès, 1956 Rene Crevel first edition of is poem NUIT, published in the "Autumn 1924, Winter 1925" issue of Little Review New York magazine, illustrated with an original engraving with burin on celluloid by Picasso signed in pencil. Oblong tiny format, 65 x 90mm, published by PAB Alès, May 1956. Limited numbered edition of 30 copies, printed on fine Auvergne laid paper by Richard-de-Bas, n. 29 signed in pencil by PAB (Pierre Andre Benoit) Ref: Cramer 74. Very Good, lightly tanned.
Gerard de Nerval, Lucien Pissarro. Gerard de Nerval, Illustrated by Lucien Pissarro. London Hammersmith, ERAGNY PRESS, for Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1909. Limited edition in 130 numbered and nominative copies, of which this one is the n 52 for M. Henry Hirsch. Gerard de Nerval tale from the collection of Voyage en Orient, illustrated with Lucien Pissarro composition drawings, engraved in woodcuts by Lucien Pissaro and his wife Esther. Frontispiece and Head-Letters in colors and gold. Bounded in the original publisher binding, in olive grey calf, with florals gilt motives embossed, guarded in a case and slipcase signed by Renaud Vernier, 1995. Rare edition in very good condition, few splits on the text block and light off-prints from the illustrations.
Rene Crevel, various artists Paris, 1965 Feuilles éparses. (Scattered leaves). Rene Crevel. Collection Archives 187 - Volume I Complete book with fourteen unsigned etchings, aquatints, woodcuts and lithographs, the majority in colors, hors-texte, title page, text and justification, on Velin de Rives. Total edition of 150 copies, this copy is one of 20 numbered in Roman numbers, (III of XX). All the copies are signed by the artists in pencil in a full sheet, with the exception of Dominguez and Wols. Illustrated with one etching by Alberto Giacometti in frontispiece, and 13 Aquaforte, lithographs, and aquatints, by the following artists: JEAN ARP, HANS BELLMER (2 prints), CAMILLE BRYEN, OSCAR DOMINGUEZ, MAX ERNST, STANLEY WILLIAM HAYTER, VALENTINE HUGO, WIFREDO LAM, MAN RAY, ANDRE MASSON, JOAN MIRO, WOLS. Loose as issued in the original soft wrappers, hard chemise, and slipcase.
De Mandiargues, Kandinsky, Chagall, Bouisset, Lassaigne, Dorival, Marini, Taillandier, Moore, Fornari, Marchiori, Carandente, Milani, Porzio, Zavattini and others Paris, 1975 Editions XXe Siecle, Paris, 1975. Tribute to the founder of XXe siecle magazine. Limited edition for a total of 630 copies. This copy is one o fthe 55 copies reserved for the artists, collaborators, and friends, and was printed especially for Jaques Lassaigne. The portfolio collects prints and texts from artists and writer friends of Gualtieri di San Lazzaro founder and director of XXe Siecle art journal. It includes lithographs by Max Bill, Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Magritte, Picasso, Hans Hartung, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland e Zao Wou-ki, Fontana, Magnelli, and Poliakoff. Texts by De Mandiargues, Kandinsky, Chagall, Bouisset, Lassaigne, Dorival, Marini, Taillandier, Moore, Fornari, Marchiori, Carandente, Milani, Porzio, Zavattini and others. Case with wears, inside some stains are present on the text pages and at the edges of some prints, usual off printing on the text pages near the lithographs. Overall, a very good copy
Alexander Calder - Jacques Prévert Paris, 1971 (Celebrations). Paris: Maeght, 1971. Text by Jacques Prévert illustrated with 8 original etchings by Calder, loose as issued guarded in the publisher s orange cloth clamshell box. Limited edition of 225 copies, this copy in one of the XXV (25) out of commerce, printed on Arches vellum, signed by the author and the artist in justification page, (copy XI). Complete portfolio, with one original etching in color for the front cover, and seven aquatints in color all with embossing.
Joan Miró - René Crevel Paris, 1957 Louis Broder, Paris 1957. First edition, 4th volume of the collection Mirror of the poet". Illustrated with a dry point in black printed on Japanese paper for the cover, and with 5 original full-page color etchings by Joan MIRÓ. Limited edition in 145 numbered copies on Rives vellum, signed in pencil by the artist in justification page, copy number 20. In artistic binder, chemise and slipcase, signed by François Levy-Bauer. The binder is mosaicked in black, red, green and blue, on ocher morocco after a Miró drawing, the original binder in Japanese paper with black dry point is well preserved inside.
Salvador Dalí Suite of 10 aquatints in colors on Arches paper with Dalí dry seal embossed on the low left corner, each signed and numbered in pencil 94/145, loose as issued, contained in a paper folders with the title of each print. The etchings are enhanced with gold dust. Published by Les Heures Claires, and printed by Manuel Robbe, Paris 1974, the set also include title page, and list of the prints in English and French, all guarded in the original red cloth-covered boards and slipcase. Ref : Field 73-2-A-J
Marc Chagall Complete book with 24 original color woodcuts by Marc Chagall accompanying a collection of poems written by the artist from 1930 to 1964, with the exception of an older poem Le Jardin written in 1909. Limited edition in 238 copies, of which this one is n. 105 of 200 printed in Rives wove paper with a watermark designed by the artist. Signed in pencil by Chagall on Justification page. Loose as issued, collected in Auvergne paper wrappers, and guarded in the original cloth chemise and matching slipcase. Complete and in very good condition. Ref Cramer 74
Paul Eluard Paris, 1956 Paul Eluard. Louis Broder Paris, 1956. In Octavo (8x73/8 in.) Loose as issued in original wrappers, in Montval laid paper, chemise and slipcase in blue satin. One of 100 numbered copies on Rive wove paper. Signed on the justification page by all the artists with exception of Léger, Laurens and Tanguy. The book is a tribute to Paul Eluard, who died in 1952, and includes a collection of 12 poems printed with Eluard s handwriting in facsimile, and 16 prints that accompany the poems by: Picasso (2 etchings), Braque (etching), Leger (lithograph), Ernst (etching), Beaudin (drypoint), Chagall (etching), Masson (etching), Arp (woodcut), Dominguez (drypoint), Miro (etching), Giacometti (etching), Villon (etching), Laurens (woodcut), Hugo (drypoint), Tanguy (etching). Beautiful rare edition. Complete and in very good conditions: Slipcase and Hard chemise in blue satins with some discolorations and light wears. Inside in excellent conditions except for a small and pale stain on the poem Les yeux fertiles, and one on the poem Defense de savoir, two very small and pale stains on Chagall lithograph, and light offprint on the poem Exemples Imbécile habitant.
Joan Miró, Francesco d'Assisi Barcelona, 1975 Translated in Catalan by Joseph Carner Forewords Maria Manent. Published by Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 1975. Complete portfolio illustrated by Joan Miro with 33 etchings with aquatints in color, that accompany the text of Francesco d Assisi translated in Catalan. Limited edition in 273 numbered copies of which this copy is n 180, signed in pencil on the justification page by Miro, printed in Guarro wove paper. Loose as issued, guarded in original grey paper wrappers and original yellow cloth chemise with matching clamshell box. Ref Cramer: 196 In very good conditions, box, and chemise with light foxing. More pictures on request
Paul Eluard, Pablo Picasso Paris, 1951 Paris, Éditions Cercle d'Art, 1951. Poems by Paul Eluard Illustrated by Pablo Picasso. Complete book with one lithograph in frontispiece, depicting the portrait of Fracoise Gilot fuse with the body of a dove bearing an olive brunch. The book also includes 29 reproductions of Picasso drawings on the theme of the peace, in full page with Eluard text on the bottom page. Complete with title page, and justification, one of 150 copies in Roman numbers, printed on Johannot pur fil paper (total edition 2250) Le visage de la paix was the last book of the collaboration between Picasso and Eluard, the poet died the year after the publication. Lithograph in very good condition. Spine weak with some splits inside between the text block, one reproduction with a stain on the page that doesn t affect the illustration. Overall, in very good conditions. Ref: Bloch 687 - Cramer 62 - Mourlot 203. More pictures on request