Item #31553 Meurs. Pierre André Benoit.
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(Miniature Book)

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Picasso, Pablo (illus.)

(Alès: PAB, 1960). One of forty regular copies, signed by the illustrator, Pablo Picasso, and the author, Pierre André Benoit. Thematically similar to plate 22 in La Tauromaquia (1959), which depicts the instant of death of a bull in a bullfight, this single drypoint etching accompanies a brief poem by the author/publisher Benoit. This is the first of two miniature books illustrated by Picasso. This copy specially bound by Georges Leroux in full brown calf, with upper cover bearing a design of three concentric circles, outlined in gilt, of inlaid tan leather spotted with gilt, and at center an overlaid bull's head spotted with metallic red. Lower cover shows same design, but with the colors in opposite places. Spine titling in gilt and metallic red; binder's stamps to foot of doublures; suede endpapers. A remarkable copy, very fine. Housed in chemise and slipcase. (Cramer 102). (1 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches; 33 x 46 mm). Item #31553

Price: $25,000.00

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