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LES TRES RICHES HEURES DE MRS MOLE Forty-seven Drawings made for His Wife , Monica, each time She Underwent Chemotherapy
ARTISTS' CHOICE EDITIONS, OXFORD 2011 - SIGNED Copy. Beige morocco leather quarter binding with suede brown leather sides giving a "moleskin" affect, and inlaid leather title slip with gilt blocked titles.280 x 200 mm approx. Illustrated end papers, applied two colour head and tail bands. Colour frontis + 47 other full colour plates. Preface by Ronald Searle + 4pp of text by Monica Searle (Mrs Mole). Illustrations to bolster morale during Monica's chemotherapy sessions under the care of Professor Leon Schwarzenberg following her cancer diagnosis on New Year's Eve 1969. A moving testimony to the power of love. The copy offered by us is the signed limited edition by Artists' Choice Editions in slip case. Contrary to the limitation page which states that it was published in a limited edition of 156 special copies amendments made in pencil indicate that it was in fact 196 copies of which this is number191. (please see our images). The book was bound by Ludlow Bookbinders and the original artwork forms part of the Searle archive in the Deutsches Museum fur Karikatur und Zeichenkunst: Wilhelm Busch, Hannover. Both book and slip case are in "as new" condition. Fine/Fine (Book- no previous owner name or ins.Slip case - no rubbing or soiling). We presently also have in stock the trade edition in dust jacket which is flat signed by Ronald Searle. Stock ref no121869. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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