1881 - 1973
POURQUOI LA JOURNÉE VOLE (B. 993; BA. 1081; CRAMER BOOKS 105)
The complete book, comprising one engraving on celluloid, 1960, signed in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of 25, on Arches wove paper, with text by René Char and justification page, published by Pierre André Benoit, Paris, contained in the original paper wrappers
plate approx.: 31 by 105 mm 1¼ by 4⅛ in
overall: 110 by 213 by 15 mm 4¼ by 8⅜ by⅜ in
The print is in good condition. (Two inconspicuous fox marks on back of folded sheet and a spot of stray ink on interior. Minor wear to spine and glassine and a spot of surface soiling on the cover.)
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.