22 June 2010
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
PICASSO, Pablo (1881-1973), illustrator -- Prosper MERIMÉE (1803-1870). Le Carmen des Carmen. Afterward by Louis Aragon (1897-1982). Paris: La Bibliothèque Française, 1949; Editeurs Français Réunis, 1964.
2o (353 x 260mm). 3 aquatint plates, one drypoint plate, one colored lithograph, and numerous border illustrations and decorations (some in color), all by PICASSO and numbered in pencil. Unbound as issued in original wrappers, publisher's cloth box (one joint of box split).
LIMITED EDITION, number 169 of 245 copies on vélin d'Arches signed by Aragon and Picasso from a total edition of 275. Bloch 1000-1005; Cramer/Goeppert 126; Mourlot 332.
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