1904 - 1989
LA CONQUÊTE DU COSMOS I (M. & L. 641, 645-6, 650-2; F. 74-12)
The complete portfolio, comprising six etchings and lithographs printed in colors with embossing, 1974, each signed in pencil and inscribed 'EA', one of 25 artist's proofs sets aside from the edition of 195, on Rives BFK wove paper, contained in the original portfolio box (6 prints)
plates: 750 by 553mm 29½ by 21¾ in
sheets: 997 by 699mm 39¼ by 27½ in
With full margins, the prints are in good condition apart from occasional soft handling creases and a few small spots of surface soiling in the margins. Each sheet with a thin pressure mark along the upper sheet edge. Plate D with a 1 cm tear at lower right sheet edge. Plate F with pale light-stain and Plate A with two nicks at lower sheet edge. The portfolio case with minor traces of surface soiling and a few losses to the leather.
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