Colombes, France: Collectif Génération, 1990. With imaginative engraved and blind-stamped illustrations throughout, to accompany Pleynet's modernist text. Many of the pages fold out to give the reader the feeling of discovery and thorough study. Bound in 2015 by Florent Rousseau, one of the few European binders with consistent mastery of unique materials. The volume is bound with a fabric spine and glittering covers of industrial plastic, resembling chrome, with dozens of die-cut squares through which are seen all manner of colors. Eight overlays, four on each cover, of the same plastic mimic Dorny's illustrations; two extend to the paste-downs, on which Rousseau has signed and dated the work. Finished with suede free endpapers and a yellow chemise and slipcase.
Square octavo. (15)ff. One of 60 copies, signed by the author, Marcelin Pleynet, and the illustrator, Bertrand Dorny. Fine, with few scuffs to chemise and slipcase.
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