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LEGER, Fernand; Rimbaud, Arthur; FERNAND LEGER
Les Illuminations
1949 - LÉGER, Fernand. Les Illuminations. By Arthur Rimbaud, with a preface by Henry Miller. Illustrated with 15 original lithographs by Fernand Léger, of which 12 are hand-coloured by pochoir or freehand. Folio, loose as issued in original wrappers in a recent half morocco chemise and slipcase. Lausanne: Grosclaude, 1949. A fine copy of this important book by Leger. The plates were coloured using stencils and freehand, and the number of plates coloured and the colours differ from copy to copy. In this copy twelve of the plates are coloured, which is the maximum number possible, since three of the plates were never coloured. This is one of the edition 25 copies on Velin teinte lourd, accompanied by the suite on Chine, in black and white. This copy does not contain the original gouache, but does contain additional coloured copies of the lithographs, apres le deluge and phrases, both annotated bon a tirer and signed in pencil by Léger, as well as a third plate in black and white also annotated and signed. The total edition is 395 copies. The colophon is also signed by Fernand Léger as well as the publisher. Saphire. Fernand Leger: the Complete Graphic Work. 24-38. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books [U.S.A.]

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