With Twenty Original Lithographs Signed by the Artists, Including Calder and Dali

    La Fontaine. 20 Fables. Paris: C. de Acevedo, [1966].

    Edition limited to 440 copies, of which this is one of 41 copies "hors commerce" numbered H.C. 35, and containing an extra suite of the plate on paper "pur fil de lana"; a suite of all the states for one plate on paper "pur fil d'arches"; a printing on silk of the plate and vignette of one artist; all 20 full-page illustrations signed in the plate and additionally by hand by each artist.

    Folio. Preface by Jean Cassou. Twenty color lithographs, on sheets measuring 15 x 11 inches, by: Y. Alix, Alexander Calder, Cassandre, Cavailles, Clave, M. Clouzot, P. Colin, Coutaud, Salvador Dali, H. David, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Valentine Hugo, Labisse, J. Lagrange, A. Marchand, Pignon, Dom Robert, Rohner, Saint Saens, and Touchagues.

    Text and original signed art work in individual paper folders, as issued, all laid into original printed paper folder with glassine wrappers. With three additional folders containing an extra suite of plates, a single plate in all its states, and two plates printed on silk. Housed in a gilt-stamped leather clamshell case, with a split front joint and a couple of the side panels broken. Else, a fine copy.

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    Condition of box: heavy wear all over, including to edges, joints, spine ends, and corners. Spine is quite rubbed; in some areas the leather is worn through. Head of spine is fragile, having been bumped/cracked/chipped; with attempted repair. Front joint broken, but still attached. Sides of front tray broken.

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