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Les Essencies de la Terra
Barcelona: Ediciones Poligrafa, 1968. First edition deluxe. DELUXE ISSUE: ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES WITH A MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY MIRÓ. Miró hand-colored the stunning large special lithograph on Japon nacré in different variations for this deluxe edition of 100 copies (plus 15 out-of-commerce copies). Only the black lines in the lithograph are printed; the rest is hand-colored. Signed and numbered by Miró both on the lithograph and in the colophon of the portfolio. Illustrated with an additional 11 large plates (six double-page) plus illustrated title and half-title, wrapper covers and box. With text by various writers throughout. The regular issue (without the signed hand-colored lithograph) consisted of 1000 copies. Size of hand-colored lithograph: 14x19.5 inches. Entire portfolio: 16 x 20.5 inches. Barcelona: Ediciones Poligrafa, 1968. Loose as issued in original publisher's printed wrappers with color reproduction after Miró, orange cloth chemise and matching box, both with monochrome designs after Miró. Some wear to corners of the box; paper wrapper with split to upper joint. Text and lithographs pristine. A beautiful book with a very rare outstanding hand-colored Miró lithograph. Very Good.
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company [USA]

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