1893 - 1983
PARLER SEUL (C. BKS. 17; M. 102-175)
The portfolio, comprising 70 lithographs printed in black and in colours, 1948-50, signed in blue ink by the artist and author on the justification page, numbered 178, from the total edition of 253, with the title page, text by Tristan Tzara and justification, on Malacca pure rag paper, loose (as issued), contained in the original paper wrappers with lithograph printed in colours with collage on the cover, in white cloth-covered boards and slipcase (lacking the original lithographed paper-covered boards)
each sheet: approx. 380 by 285mm 15 by 11¼in
overall: 40 by 307 by 38mm 15¾ by 12 by 12½in
The full sheets, in good condition, some sheets with pale paper discoloration, a few pale fox marks, very pale offsetting.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.