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Cervantes, Miguel; Drummond, Carlos; Portinari, Candido
D. Quixote. 21 desenhos de Candido Portinari. Glosas de Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Diagraphis, Rio de Janeiro, 1972. First edition. Limited to 1,200 numbered copies, printed on Chambril and Kraft papers. Copy #299. Large folio, 14 1/4" x 20", with 21 illustrations in colored pencil by Candido Portinari reproduced in the size of the originals. Text in Portuguese. Suffering from lead and arsenic toxicity from paint, Portinari took up colored pencil in 1956 to create new illustrations for Don Quixote. In 1972, when the publishing project came to fruition, poet Carlos Drummond was invited to write 21 poetic glosses to accompany Portinari's drawings. The book is formatted as a folio, with loose sheets within paper covered boards in a printed dust jacket. Contents are fine, with all sheets present. 3 inch split at the lower front hinge, board otherwise strong and intact. Some splitting to the fold of dust jacket in same location, dust jacket has closed tears, old tape repairs, some soiling and is taped to covers. Three business cards of Banco Frances e Brasileiro S.A. officials clipped to free end sheet: Jean-Marie Monteil, Director Gerente Geral; Jean Naville, Diretor Superintendente; Roger Van Nieuwenhove, Inspector Geral Adjunto (card with two signatures). A beautiful production. Internally near fine, overall very good. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: The Wild Muse [Granville, NY, U.S.A.]

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