1887 - 1985
THE CIRCUS (M. 490-527; SEE C. BKS. 68)
The complete portfolio, comprising 38 lithographs, 23 printed in colors, en- and hors-texte, 1967, signed in pencil on the colophon and stamped 'XV', an hors commerce set aside from the numbered edition of 250, with title page and text, on Arches wove paper, printed by Mourlot, published by Tériade, Paris, contained in the original wove paper wrappers and cloth-covered boards and slipcase (38 prints)
sheets approx.: 425 by 325 mm 16¾ by 12¾ in
overall: 452 by 345 by 61 mm 17¾ by 13½ by 2⅜ in
The prints are in good condition and the sheets are full. Most sheets with faint discoloration, primarily on the versos, and a handling crease in the upper left corner. A few sheets with tiny specks of foxing on the versos. Some text pages with faint off-printing from the facing pages. The boards and slipcase with minor surface soiling, the latter with wear at the edges.
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