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    [Tsuguharu] Foujita. A Book of Cats. Being Twenty Drawings. Poems in Prose by Michael Joseph. New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1930. First edition, limited to 500 copies, of which this is number twenty-eight, and signed by the artist. Quarto (13 x 9.875 inches; 323 x 256 mm.). [2], 84 (i.e. [46]) pages. Twenty engraved plates inserted throughout (included in pagination), each rubber-stamped "Made in France" on the bottom corner of each recto, as issued. Publisher's light red cloth, spine and front board lettered in silver. Page edges untrimmed, with a single bolt between the limitation leaf and preceding blank still unopened. Ex-library with call letters written in white ink at the base of the spine and again in pencil on the copyright page; title-page with five short vertical marks (two below the B in Book and three below the F in Foujita). Covers very lightly soiled, with a faint blemish near the bottom corner of the front board; lower portion of the boards faintly darkened; backstrip dulled just a shade. Text block with just a hint of yellowing to the page edges; endpapers very faintly discolored at the hinges, with a couple minor ripples to the rear pastedown. Very good. Lacking additional suite of twenty illustrations printed on Japanese vellum paper.



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