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(Houplain, Jacques).
  • Paris, France: Société des Francs-Bibliophiles, 1947.
  • 4to
  • paper wrappers, chemise, slipcase

Price: $1,500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 135553

Limited to 160 numbered copies, of which this is one of 10 copies with a separate suite of 32 prints on Malacca blanc paper. Printed on extremely fine Arches wove paper. The second book published by the Société des Francs-Bibliophiles. A livre d'artiste illustrated with 27 original surrealist etchings by Jacques Houplain. Introduction by Francis Ambriëre. Loosely inserted is an original drawing by Houplain housed in a portfolio. Also loosely inserted is the menu, which Houplain has signed, printed for the release of the book at the Hotel Lutétia, in Paris, November 29, 1947. Chemise front panel broken, but present. Slipcase has a four inch crack along the bottom hinge. Else fine.

Jacques Houplain (1920-2020) was a French painter and engraver. This title is his first artist book.