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    Sale 2044

    Prints and Multiples

    28 - 29 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    GEORGES BRAQUE

    St. John Perse, L'Ordre des oiseaux, Au Vent d'Arles Editeurs, Paris, 1962 (V. 182)

    Price Realised  

    GEORGES BRAQUE
    St. John Perse, L'Ordre des oiseaux, Au Vent d'Arles Editeurs, Paris, 1962 (V. 182)
    the complete set of twelve etchings and aquatints in colors, on handmade Richard de Bas wove with the publisher's watermark, three plates in-texte, the others hors-texte, with title page and justification, signed in black ink on the justification by the artist and author, copy 33 from the edition of one hundred (there was also a deluxe edition of 30 in Roman numerals, and 20 hors commerce copies), the full sheets, loose (detached), each print with light-staining, occasional foxing and offsetting, within binding by Jean Duval of black morocco-backed purple silk-covered boards with beige paper collage in the form of a bird (with some staining and scuffing), the spine titled, within a purple silk slipcase (faded and stained, the spine split) 18 x 21½ in. (450 x 545 mm.)
    album


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