Joan Miró - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Phillips

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    Fernand Mourlot 959-990
    see Patrick Cramer books 188


Les Pénalités de l'Enfer ou les Nouvelles-Hébrides (The Penalties of Hell or the New Hebrides)

The complete set of 25 lithographs (5 in black and 20 in colours), title page, text in French and justification, including the additional folder of six lithographic reproductions of drawings, on Arches paper, the full sheets, folded and loose (as issued), the set of 25 contained in the original paper boards with the first lithograph printed on the front, spine and back, the additional prints contained in the beige paper folder titled documents 1929, all contained in the original orange cloth-covered box with the artist's and author's name printed on the spine.
unfolded S. 27 x 75 cm (10 5/8 x 29 1/2 in.)
portfolio 40 x 29.5 x 6.5 cm (15 3/4 x 11 5/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Signed in red crayon and annotated ‘Exemplaire de Guy Veliot’ (printed) on the justification (the edition was 200, the first 50 copies were issued with separate suites of the lithographies refusées, there were also 20 hors commerce copies in Roman numerals), published by Maeght, Paris.

£5,000 - 7,000 ‡♠

Sold for £4,375

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019