VARIOUS ARTISTS | JOAN MIRÓ; PRINTS FROM THE MOURLOT PRESS; AND EDICIONES POLÍGRAFA (CRAMER BOOKS 39, 91, 247)
Estimate: 1,200 - 1,500 USD
JOAN MIRÓ; PRINTS FROM THE MOURLOT PRESS; AND EDICIONES POLÍGRAFA (CRAMER BOOKS 39, 91, 247)
Three complete books; the first comprising ten lithographs by Joan Miró, nine printed in colors, with text by Jacques Prévert and Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, 1956, from the edition of unknown size, on wove paper, printed by Mourlot, published by Maeght, Paris; the second comprising 18 lithographs by various artists, 16 printed in colors, with text by Jean Adhémar, 1964, from the total edition of 2200, on wove paper, printed by Mourlot, published by Mourlot, Paris and Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the third comprising 18 lithographs by various artists, 15 printed in colors, with text by Daniel Giralt-Miracle, 1979, from the total edition of 1100, on wove paper, cover printed by La Polígrafa, Barcelona, book published by The Redfern Gallery, London (3 books)
first overall: 232 by 205 by 17 mm 9⅛ by 8 by ⅝ in
The prints are in good condition. All covers (each including lithographs) with wear and surface soiling to the edges. The cover of 'Joan Miró' with some ink loss at the edges and a small 5 mm tear at the top edge of the sheet near the binding (cover in plastic wrapper). Sheets in 'Joan Miró' with faint time-stain at the edges. Several text pages with soft handling creases, hard creases, and a few with tiny tears at the bottom and right edge. The cover of 'Prints from..' with tiny tears at the top and bottom of the binding. The ink from some lithographs has faintly offset onto the opposite page. The prints in 'Poligrafa' with a few tiny, faint fox marks and surface soiling, visible mostly on the versos. The ink from some lithographs has faintly offset onto the opposite page. Each book with a few text pages with either pencil inscriptions or stickers from previous vendors.
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