Auction 357 Illustrated Books 19th - 21st c.

MASSON -- MAUROIS, A. Les érophages. (Paris), Les éditions La Passerelle, (1960). 86, (6) pp. W. 16 full-p. cold. aquatints by André Masson, all under tissue guards. Lge-fol. Loose as issued in original publisher's printed wrps. w. engravings to front and rear cover and spine, decorative green painted paper-covered chemise with gouache additions and gilt title to spine. In matching slipcase. (Some minor scratches to the slipcase, a bit age-toned throughout, some stencilling in places, but a fine copy).

With very fine illustrations by André Masson, who was one of the earliest French surrealists and an important Parisian friend and mentor of the Spanish abstract surrealist Joan Miró. One of 104 (of 145) copies on rives, signed by the author, artist, and publisher. This copy is numbered '71', especially printed for Marcel Thomasset. - Cramer, André Masson. Cat. raisonné des livres illustrés, 47.

€ 1000

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