PABLO PICASSO 1881 - 1973 HISTOIRE NATURELLE (EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES POUR DES TEXTES DE BUFFON) (CRAMER BOOKS 37; B. 328-358)
Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP
1881 - 1973
HISTOIRE NATURELLE (EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES POUR DES TEXTES DE BUFFON) (CRAMER BOOKS 37; B. 328-358)
The complete book, comprising 31 etchings with aquatint and drypoint, 1942, numbered 110 on the justification (from the total edition of 226), with the title page, text in French by Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, and justification, on Vidalon wove paper with the Ambroise Vollard watermark, loose (as issued), contained in the original paper wrappers and pale blue imitation morocco paper-covered boards with the title in gold on the spine and modern green fabric-covered slipcase and portfolio box
each sheet: approx. 372 by 280mm 14⅝ by 11in
overall: 377 by 285 by 45mm 14¾ by 11¼ by 1¾in
In good condition, a few sheets with very pale paper discoloration and the occasional fox mark, a few soft handling creases, a few inconspicuous areas of very slight surface soiling, the title-page for 'Le Chardonneret' with a short horizontal tear at right sheet edge (measuring approx. 1.5cm), the paper wrappers with minor discoloration and a short tear at the upper spine (measuring approx. 3cm). The boards repaired, with wear and a few minor losses along spine and edges.
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