La Célestine Fernando de Rojas, Illustrated by Pablo Picasso. Editions de l'Atelier Crommelynck in Paris, 1971 The complete book comprising 66 etchings and aquatints, on Richard de Bas laid paper, watermarked La Celestine, hors texte, with title, text and justification, signed in pencil on the justification, copy number 192 from the edition of 350 (there were also 30 hors commerce copies in Roman Numbers). Text in French. Full sheets, in very good condition, bound as issued, in the original parchment covered boards with the title on the cover, and protective dust jacket in Richard de Bas paper and parchment, with title on the spine, all guarded in the original parchment slipcase.
66 etchings and aquatints engraved by Picasso to depict the dramatic novel of Fernando Rojas, the passionate story of Callisto and Melibea. A rare book that collects part of the etchings of famous series “347”, engraved between March and October 1968. The 66 engravings represent the lovers often in company of the cunning matchmaker Celestine. In 1903 Picasso painted a realistic portrait of Celestine, the well-known personage remained in Picasso imagination for many decades, until he revived the little old woman in the etchings of this beautiful rare book. Very rare book in very good condition. Ref: Cramer #149. $38,000.00
Contree Robert Desnos, Illustrated by Pablo Picasso. Robert Godet, Paris 1944. Limited edition of 213 numbered copies of which this copy is one of 200 in Lafuma pur fil paper. With one etching in frontispiece, loose as issued, with inverted signature and date Picasso 23.D.43. A collection of 25 poems by Robert Desnos, illustrated with 23 reproductions of different part of the etching to unveiling to the reader, page after page, the different aspects of the frontispiece. The etching depicts a seated figure in both sides, front and back, with millions of fine lines supporting the figure, the drawing acquires volume and intricacy, and questioning our sense of perception of the whole piece. The poems of the collection are highly militant, alluding to the occupation and imminent liberation; Desnos was arrested by Gestapo on February 1944, before the publication of the book, and died 15 months later. Condition: Very Good. Wrappers detached from the block text, in good condition with minor defects. Etching with 3 small pin holes at the edges of the etching, one of the top and two on the bottom, bottom edge slightly worn. Text block loose, with some wear. Overall a very good copy of a rare edition. Ref: Cramer 39 More pictures on request. $5,750.00
ESTAMPES PARIS, L'IMAGE LITTÉRAIRE - NICE-NEW YORK, RAFAEL FINELLI-FEUGÈRE, 1950. Foreword by Robert Rey. Essays by various authors – Illustrated by Chagall Matisse Picasso and other artists. The complete portfolio, comprising 12 wood engravings printed in colors after works by various artists, each signed in pencil by the artist and the portfolio's artistic director, Robert Rey. Each signed print is accompanied by an essay signed by the authors in blue ink. Rare French edition, one of 100 copies numbered in Roman Numbers, complete of the original case resembling a framed painting of Van Dongen woodcut. Loose as issued, it includes: the decomposition of Raul Dufy print, in a separated folder, title page, introduction text, table of content, essays, prints, and colophon. Artists include: Georges Braque,Maurice Brianchon, Marc Chagall, Françoise Desnoyer, Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, Henri Matisse, a; Pablo Picasso, La Casserole Emaillee; Maurice Utrillo, Kees van Dongen, Maurice de Vlaminck,Henri de Waroquier. Authors include: Jean Paulhan, Jacques de Lacretelle, Rene Huyghe, Andre Chamson, Jean Louis Vaudoyer, Louis de Vilmorin, Jean Cocteau, Jean Cassou, Pierre Mac Orlan, Andre Maurois, Jerome et Jean Tharaud, Daniel-Rops. Condition: Very rare copy in fine condition of the Rare French Edition. PICTURES ON REQUEST.$20,000.00
Le Cocu Magnifique Fernand Crommelynck. Paris: Editions de l'Atelier Crommelynck, 1968. Portfolio illustrated with 12 etchings with acquatint by Picasso (7 etchings, 4 aquatints with etching, and 1 aquatint with dry point and etching). Loose as issued printed on Rives BFK paper, guarded in the original Bordeaux box in leather with title on the spine. Signed by Picasso and Crommelynck on justification page, one of 200 copies, text in French. Condition: Leather box with scratches and wear. Inside in very good condition. Ref: Cramer books#140, Bloch#1244-1255. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $15,000.00
Un Poeme dans Chaque Livre.Paul Eluard. Louis Broder Paris, 1956. In Octavo (8x73/8 in.) Loose as issued in original wrappers, in Montval laid paper, chemise and slipcase in blue satin. One of 100 numbered copies on Rive wove paper. Signed on justification page by all the artists with exception of Leger, Laurens and Tanguy. The book is a tribute to Paul Eluard, who died in 1952, and includes a collection of 12 poems printed in facsimile Eluard’s handwriting, and 16 prints that accompany Eluard's poems by: Picasso (2 etchings), Braque (etching), Leger (lithograph), Ernst (etching), Beaudin (drypoint), Chagall (etching), Masson (etching), Arp (woodcut), Dominguez (drypoint), Miro (etching), Giacometti (etching), Villon (etching), Laurens (woodcut), Hugo (drypoint), Tanguy (etching). Beautiful rare edition. Condition: Very Good/Fine. Slipcase and chemise worn with satin heavily discolored. Inside in fine condition. pictures on request. $12,000.00
Six Contes FantastiquesParis, Flammarion, 1953. Maurice Toesca. Illustrated with 6 engravings with burin by Picasso. Loose as issued in the original printed wrappers, complete of cloth chemise and matching slipcase. One of 75 copies on Velin de Montval, from a total edition of 225 copies. Condition: Light tanning on the wrappers, Chemise and slipcase with visible scratches and wear. Inside Very Good near Fine Ref: Cramer 66. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $9,500.00
Doble Ensayo Sobre Picasso.With an original drypoint by Picasso numbered and signed in pencil.Josep Palau Fabre. Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 1968. 4to (280 x 210mm. Limited edition, 130 numbered copies in Capellades laid paper. loose in its original paper wrappers and slipcase. With one original drypoint by Picasso signed and numbered in pencil, (Bloch 1854) depicting a Spanish cavalier. The book is an introduction to Picasso’s art, by Palau i Fabre, poet and play writer from Barcelona, and Picasso's biographer. Ref: Bloch 1854. $8000.00
La Guerre et la Paix.Deluxe edition with an original signed lithograph by Picasso. Picasso Pablo, Roy Claude. Published by Paris, Editions Cercle d’Art, 1954. Folio (15 5/16 x 11 5/8 Inches) (390x295 mm). Loose in Arche wove-covered wrappers, cloth chemise, and matching slipcase. Deluxe edition limited in 100 numbered copies on Arches paper, with an original lithograph by Picasso dated 10.2.54 signed in red pencil. This book provides a complete documentary record of the two Picasso’s murals: La guerre et la paix, in the Chapel at Vallauris, South of France. Studies in pencil, preparatory sketches, related to the two murals, and also several reproductions of works done by Picasso in the 40th, which attest the artist hatred of war and desire for the peace. A reproduction of a canvas painted on 1954, Le hibou, serves as frontispiece. There are as well photographic reproductions of the two murals. The text that accompany this rare edition is from Claude Roy, a conversation with Picasso during the 1950/ 1954 reflecting on the man and his way of working. The Roy's essay: L'energie de l'espoir, complete the text of this book. Condition: Etching in very good condition, offsetting on the colophon from the reproduction of the painting Le hibou. In very good near fine condition. Ref: Cramer #67.PICTURES ON REQUEST. $8,000.000
Dos Contes: Le Centaure Picador.Reventos, Ramon. Editorial Albor, Paris-Barcelona, 1947. Copy for ROGER LACOURIERE, total edition 250 numbered copies. Folio (335 x 258 mm; 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 in.); text in French, illustrated with 4 original full-page black and white engravings with burin by Pablo Picasso; loose in Lana wove wrappers with title in a faxsimile of the artists’s handwriting on the front, guarded the original wooden boards with ties, with burgundy title faxsimile of artist’s handwriting. Condition: Wood board with minor wear, offsetting on the wrappers from the wooden board, inside light toning to the edge of the pages. Scarce edition in the wooden boards. In very good condition Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44 PICTURES ON REQUEST. $6,000.00
L'Age de Soleil.Illustrated by Pablo Picasso. GODET, Robert-J. Paris: Aux dépens de l'auteur, 1950. One of 100 copies on Vélin du Marais with frontispiece etching "Picasso pour Roby", in black, and with an ORIGINAL POINTE-SÈCHE “La Torera” dated in plate 29 April 1944. In the original stiff wrappers, lightly tanned. Condition: In very Good condition, minimal wear Ref: Cramer n° 57. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $5,500.00
Dons des Feminines.Penrose, Valentine. Preface de Paul Eluard. Etching by Pablo Picasso. Paris "Les Pas Perdus", 1951. Original edition illustrated by halftone reproductions after collages by Valentine Penrose. Limited in 400 copies, of which this copy is one of 350 copies, sur Velin, with an etching by Pablo Picasso especially made for this book: The Couple. The etching shown the cancellation bars on the right upper corner, and is numbered in pencil. The soft cover book is guarded in a custom-made box. Condition: In very good condition with a minimal defect, the spine marginally split between the preface and the left page. Ref: Cramer 61, Bloch 690. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $3,000.00
Témoignage.Jean Cocteau. Pierre Bertrand Editeur Paris, 1956. Homage to Pablo Picasso in occasion of its seventy-fifth birthday. Limited in 125 numbered copies. Illustrated with an original etching by Picasso depicting a nude turned on the back, dated, signed, and inscribed in plate, and an original etching by Paul Lemagny, a portrait of Picasso. Condition: Very rare copy, in very good conditions. The cover is slightly tan and the original glassine worn with some tears, inside NO stains, etchings are clear, offsetting on the blanc page preceding the title page, and in the first text page. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $2,800.00
Carnet de la Californie [Picasso's Sketchbook, 1955 - 1956].Boudaille, George. Editions Cercle d’Art, Paris 1960. Limited in 1000 copies. Reproduction in facsimile of Picasso's Sketchbook, bounded in a spiral notebook. The portfolio contains Picasso’s sketches between 1955 and 1956, 25 pages of illustration that exactly duplicate the artist’s original sketchbook. The colorful, black and white, and red pencil sketches were pulled in press by the master lithographer Fernand Mourlot. The sketchbook is securely protected by a pictorial cloth slipcase, together with the little booklet with the introductory text by George Boudaille in French. In very good, minor wear. $1,250.00
Sainte Catherine 1946. Regular edition One of 950 copies on "velin du Marais", WITHOUT the original lithograph by Matisse, signed and numbered in pencil. In very good condition complete of text and lithographs by M. Laurencin, C. Bérard, H. Matisse et Picasso, printed by Mourlot. Original glassine worn with stains on top left corner, front cover is clear as same as the other lithographs and pages. Very good copy. Pictures on request. $900.00
Les Yeux Fertiles. Paul Eluard, Illustrated by Picasso. Paris, GLM (Guy Levis Mano) 1936. One of 1240 numbered copies on Alfa teinte’ paper. With a portraits of Paul Eluard and 4 illustrations in full page by Picasso, that accompany Eluard poems. Small in 12mo, in very good conditions, soft cover detached from the text block, text block loose. Cramer 27. More pictures on request $350.00
PABLO PICASSO PAR CHRISTIAN ZERVOS. 2nd VOL. 1906-1912. 2nd Vol(oeuvres de 1906-1912)Limited in 700 copies. Text in French, with more than 150 illustrations in black and white. Bound with two title pages, binding in red and black cloth. In very good condition. $665.00
Arts et Metiers Graphiques No. 26. Le livre d'art international. 15 Nov. 1931.with illustrations and horse-texte plates by Picasso, Dufy, Max Ernst, Pascin, Segonzac, Odilon Redon and others. $500.00
Picasso, Peintre-Graveur: Catalogue Illustre de L'Oeuvre Grave et Lithographie, 1899-1931. Catalogue of Picasso etchings and lithographs between 1899-1931. Text in French. Total edition 500 copies, this copy is one of the 50 out of commerce. Single volume. Hard cover in beige cloth worn, with stain and discoloration, inside there is a split between the front cover and first page. The book is solid attached to the spine and all the pages inside are clear. Good copy in good condition. $200.00
Goodbye Picasso.New York, Grosset & Dunlap,1974. Photographer David Douglas Duncan designed and produced the book in honor of Picasso after the death of the artist in April 1973. The book is the testimonial of longtime friendship between the artist and Duncan, and it includes many pictures of Picasso at work and in relaxed moment of his life, pictures of paintings and sketches, in colors and Black and white. The book is in very good condition, complete of dust-jacket slightly worn with a 2 inches tear on the top right corner. The orange cloth hard cover and the book inside are in excellent condition. $180.00
Picasso's Picassos.David Douglas Duncan Harper & Row, New York, 1961. Issued for the 80th birthday of Picasso, the book is a recollection of Picasso work between 1895-960. The photographic reportage was shoot by Duncan in Villa La Californie in Cannes on the French Riviera, where Picasso was living with his wife Jacqueline. The book contains many illustrations, tipped in plates in colors, photographs of Picasso, and black and white illustrations, the text is reach of anecdotes and presents a fine portraits of Picasso life through is work and time. The Book is good condition, complete of dust jacket worn with tears in several parts, the beige cloth hard cover is lightly stained on the edges. The book inside is in very good condition, except for some pages with minor stains and defects. Overall a good copy in good conditions. $180.00
JE SUIS LE CAHIER: The Sketchbooks of Picasso.Glimcher, Arnold and Marc Glimcher. Atlantic Monthly, Boston, 1986. The book present the private sketchbooks of Picasso, the visual journey and annotations of the artist, preceding his paintings and artwork. The book, richly illustrated in color and Black and White, features 175 sketchbooks, and essays by Claude Picasso, Robert Rosenblum, Sam Hunter, Francoise Gilot, and others. The final section of the book serves as catalogue raisonne. The book accompany the exhibition at the Pace Gallery in New York in 1986, where the sketchbooks were presented. In very good conditions. Complete of dust jacket, reproducing one of the Picasso sketchbook cover, and red cloth hard cover, all in very good condition. Inside all pages and illustration are clear and in very good/Fine condition. $150.00
Picasso. Variations on Velazquez' Painting “The Maids of Honor”.Jaime Sabartes, Pablo Picasso. Harry Abrams, 1959. Pictorial hard cover. With a personal reflection by Jaime Sabartes. Profusely illustrated with tipped-on plates in color and B/W including Velazquez plate of The Maid of Honor. In very good conditions. Hard cover without jacket, slightly worn. $125.00
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Femmes et Faunes
Antonina Vallentin. Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1956. Complete portfolio of 12 pochoirs of drawings after Picasso, printed in black and white, and colors, in wove paper Richard de Bas, specially watermarked for this edition. Limited and numbered edition of which our copy is N: 66/200. The 12 pochoirs were executed by Jacomet, and are all well preserved in the original beige cloth folding case with pictorial title by Picasso. Total Edition : 200 copies + 26 copies H.C. Dimension: 51 x 41 cm. In very good condition SOLD
POUR DANIEL-HENRY KAHNWEILER. With a suite of 2 original lithographs signed by Picasso and 7 Original lithographs signed by various artists.
Werner Spies and others authors. Publisher Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1965. One of 100 numbered copies, with a suite of 9 lithographs on Rives wove signed. The book is bounded in blue cloth cover, wrapped in a wove dust-jacket with an original lithograph by Picasso on the front depicting a face in cubist stile. The suite in a separate blue cloth folder, with title and copy number printed on the front. Conceived by Spies as a tribute for Daniel Kahnweiler in the occasion of his 80th birthday, the book assembles testimonials from notable authors and artists, retracing the lifelong career of this great art dealer. The book contains: Text reproduced in facsimile, mostly letters, by Apollinaire, Artaud, Braque, Derain, Gris, Jacob, Klee and many others. Many reproductions that illustrated the articles, and nine original lithographs, of which two by Picasso, one in the book and one printed on the jacket, both dated in plate June 12, 1964 (12.6.64). The separated suite contains: A set of the 9 lithographs printed on the book, loose and signed in pencil from the following artists: Andre Beaudin, Elie Lascaux, Sebastien Hadengue, Eugene de Kermadec, Andre Masson, Pablo Picasso (two lithographs), Suzanne Rogers, and Yves Rouvre. Lithographs printed by Mourlot. Both Books and Suite are in very good condition, preserved in slipcase. The dust-jacket spine is very lightly tanned, and has very light crease in the bottom edge on the front. More pictures on request SOLD
Trente ans d'activité. Gérald Cramer. Geneva, Gérald Cramer 1971. The complete portfolio, comprising 9 signed etchings, 2 signed lithographs printed in colors, and 4 unsigned reproductions printed in colors, by various artists, printed on various papers, each numbered 102/125 in pencil or ink, Chadwick and Zao Wou-Ki dated, the text leaves on Rives paper, the full sheets, in excellent condition aside from Picasso with pale time-staining, with original paper wrappers, in original linen- and wood-covered portfolio box with metal clasp designed by Alexander Calder (some wear, scratches). Artists & Titles Include: Lynn Chadwick, Golden Wedding, 1968; Marc Chagall, Composition à l'horloge, 1967 (C. 33); André Dunoyer de Segonzac, L'Eglise à Travers les Arbres, 1954; Max Ernst, Composition, 1968 (S./L. 129B); Marino Marini, Jongleurs, 1955 (G. A36); André Masson, Jeune Fille Présentant une Gravure Surréaliste, 1967 (C. 85); Joan Miró, Jeune Fille aux Deux Oiseaux, 1967 (D. 549); Henry Moore, Two and Three Piece Reclining Figures, 1967 (C. 95); Pablo Picasso, Personnages, 1966 (B. 1241); David Alfaro Siqueiros, Femme qui Marche, 1967; Zao Wou-Ki, Composition, 1967. Also included are reproductions of works after Jean Arp, Composition, 1960; Georges Braque, L'oiseau, 1950; Henri Matisse, Sirène, 1952; Jacques Villon, Composition, 1956. Ref: Cramer books#150, Bloch#1241. SOLD
Le peintre et son modele. DELUXE edition, with signed etching by Picasso.
Parmelin, Helene. Paris, Editions Cercle d'art. 1965 4to. Full cloth, the cover printed in colors with a drawing after Picasso. One of the 150 DELUXE copies accompanied by one original etching signed in pencil by Picasso. The oblong etching, on Richard-de-bas wove paper, depict the view of an atelier with a large seated nude, the painter at work sitting, with a standing nude and the artist's dog, an Afghan hound, named Kabul. This book is the second volume of the series "Secret d'alcove d'un atelier". Fine condition. Ref: Cramer 130, Bloch 1139. SOLD
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LYSISTRATA with 6 etchings by Picasso
Aristophanes, Illustrated by Pablo Picasso with an introduction of Gilber Seldes. New York: The limited Edition Club, 1934 One of 1500 copies in Rives wove paper, bonded in the paperboard cover with a design after Picasso printed in color, in the original blue paperboard chemise, the slipcase is available but is in need of restoration. Signed in pencil by Picasso in the justification page. Picasso illustrated Aristophanes’ famous comedy, Lysistrata, translated in English by Gilbert Seldes, with 6 etchings in the same classical style, characterized by purity of line and balance of composition, which he used to illustrate Ovid’s Metamorphoses in 1931. The book is enriched by many lithographic drawings that interwoven with the text. In very good condition. SOLD
Les Menines et la Vie.
With AN ORIGINAL SIGNED ENGRAVING. Text by Jamie Sabartes, Edition Cercle d’Art Paris, 1958. Illustrated with one original engraving with burin by Pablo Picasso, dated on the plate and signed in multicolored pencil. One of 100 DELUXE copies, on Richard de Bas paper. Reference: Cramer 97/Bloch 857. SOLD
TOROS. Two of the 13 pochoirs
15 lavis de Pablo Picasso, poeme de Pablo Neruda Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1960. Limited in 500 copies. Portfolio with 13 of the 15 pochoirs (Daniel Jacomet) reproducing the wash drawings by Picasso, each numbered in pencil. The prints are loose, as issued, secured in the original portfolio, in red satin covers with a drawing after Picasso printed in black on the front, black satin spine, linen flaps and tie-strings. Complete of title page, colophon and text, all in very good condition, on velin d’Arches paper. The prints are also in very good condition, 3 of them were previously framed, and margins and back shows light signs of it. Rare Portfolio unfortunately with 2 missed prints, but in very good condition. Size: 22”x16” inches – 55x24 cm. SOLD
Notre Dame de Vie. DELUXE edition, with signed linocut by Picasso.
Helene Parmelin, Pablo Picasso. Notre Dame de Vie Secret d’alcove d’un atelier. Editions Cercle d’Art Paris, 1966 Brown leather and cloth covered box, with gilt lettering on the spine, and with a color reproduction of Picasso’s signature on the front. Deluxe limited edition on 150 copies. This book is the last of three volumes of “Secrets d’alcove d’un atelier”. A loose linocut, with inverted date 16.2.66 in the plate, signed and numbered in pencil, accompanies the book. The print represents the portrait of the painter Edouard Pignon, the husband of Heleine Permelin. Very good and rare copy. REF: Cramer #134. SOLD
Cinq Sonnets de Petrarque.
La Fontaine de Vaucluse, MCMXLVII (Paris, 1947) With an original etching by Picasso (Bloch 370), translated in French by Luois Aragon. One of 100 copies on Arches wove of a total edition of 110. Each copy is inscribed with a different handwritten proverb by Louis Aragon, in lieu of his signature, and is numbered in ink by Aragon. This book includes five sonnets from the “Canzoniere” conceived and written by Francesco Petrarca after the death of his beloved Laura on 1348. Picasso’s etching for the book is a beautiful oval face surrounded by flowing hair, representing the idealized portrait of Laura, but it was the homage of Louis Aragon to Elsa Triolet, a Russian he met in 1928 after a suicide attempt, and who changed his life. In the dedicatory epigraph Aragon wrote:”They said Laura was somebody Else” the printing of the capital letter E make a possible equation between Laura and Else, or Laura and Elsa. Ref: Cramer 47, Bloch 370, Bloch books 43. inscribed: a short note written by the author or a previous owner in the beginning of a book, generally accompanied by a signature SOLD
Faunes et Flore d'Antibes. Lithograph in 10 colors
Faunes et Flore d'Antibes
Pablo Picasso (after), Faunes et Flore d'Antibes, portfolio with 12 color pochoirs, printed by Daniel Jacomet, Paris. Introduction by Jaime Sabartes, New York Graphic Society - Au Pont Des Arts, Paris, 1960. Loose as issued, one of first 25 numbered copies of the American edition limited in 125 copies, (total edition 350 copies). The Portfolio reproduces 11 paintings on paper of Pablo Picasso, from the series: la joie de vivre, Antibes August/September 1946, plus the frontispiece that was especially made by Picasso for this edition; in addition this portfolio, as one of the first 25 copies, contain a lithograph in 10 colors executed by Mourlot after an inedited drawing by Picasso. Printed on velin pur Chiffon d’Arches paper, and preserved in the original linen portfolio folder. Prints are reproduced in the original paintings format, and the dimensions of the portfolio are: 26.25''h x 20.25''w inches (65 x 50cm). Linen folder and prints are in very good condition. More pictures on request. SOLD