5 December 2006
RIMBAUD, Arthur. A Season in Hell. Trans. by Paul Schmidt. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1986.
4o. 8 PHOTOGRAVURES BY ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE. Original red morocco; black cloth slipcase.
LIMITED EDITION, number 986 of 1,000 copies signed by Mapplethorpe and Schmidt. "Robert Mapplethorpe responded to Rimbaud's poetic expression of moral conflict with a series of intensely personal, emotionally charged photographs. 'The eight images in this livre d'artiste do not so much evoke the mystical, nocturnal melancholy that characterizes the work' (Public and Private American Prints Today)" (Phillips/Zwicker, Grolier/American Livre de Peintre 30).
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