De mémoire d'homme
De mémoire d'homme

De mémoire d'homme

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Pablo Picasso (illustrator); Tristan Tzara. De mémoire d'homme. Poème par Tristan Tzara, Lithographies de Pablo Picasso. [Paris]: Bordas éditeur, [1950]. First edition, Arches issue, limited to 300 numbered copies, numbered 31-330, of which this is number 291, following 20 hors commerce copies on Alfa mousse and 30 on Van Gelder holland accompanied by a suite of plates on Japon. Lacking Tzara's initials on the limitation page. Quarto (13 x 9.875 inches; 330 x 250 mm.). 119, [5], [4, blank] page (note: first four pages blank). Nine full-page lithographic illustrations (including the title-page) after Pablo Picasso. Publisher's binding, sewn sheets in oversized letterpress white paper wrappers with the contributors printed on the front, the title on the spine and the publication information on the back in black, french-folded over the first and last leaves of the text (both blank); yapp edges; all edges of the text block untrimmed. Spine somewhat askew and creased vertically with a short closed tear at the base of the backstrip; front joint partially split (three and three-quarter inches from the bottom edge); covers lightly soiled with some stray minor scuffs and a few light splashes (the largest being about three-quarters of an inch in diameter, over the contributors' names on the front panel); corners bumped. Occasional mild over-opening, but the text still feels secure; some mild foxing or spotty discoloration to a few leaves, including the third illustrated page (butterfly). Very good. Picasso: Cramer 59; Boston 234; Horodisch B15; Rauch 79. Tzara: Harwood 41. (#10002).