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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | ARTHUR RIMBAUD. A SEASON IN HELL. (NEW YORK): LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, (1986), INSCRIBED TO SAM WAGSTAFF

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | ARTHUR RIMBAUD. A SEASON IN HELL. (NEW YORK): LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, (1986), INSCRIBED TO SAM WAGSTAFF

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | ARTHUR RIMBAUD. A SEASON IN HELL. (NEW YORK): LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, (1986), INSCRIBED TO SAM WAGSTAFF

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

1946 - 1989

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | ARTHUR RIMBAUD. A SEASON IN HELL. (NEW YORK): LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, (1986), INSCRIBED TO SAM WAGSTAFF


4to (11 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.; 292 x 193 mm). 8 photogravures from photographs by Mapplethorpe printed on handmade etching paper. Full red morocco by the Jovonis Bindery, spine and upper cover lettered in black. Black buckram slipcase; minimal wear.


PROVENANCE

Sam Wagstaff (presentation inscription)


CATALOGUE NOTE

Presentation copy, inscribed by Mapplethorpe to his patron and partner Sam Wagstaff on their shared birthday, 4 November 1986, "For Sam — on our birthday — X. R. M. '86" This is one of fifty out-of-series copies; in addition there were 1000 numbered copies, all signed by Mapplethorpe and Schmidt.

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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Sam Wagstaff (presentation inscription)