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  • Literature

    Werner Spies and Helmut R. Leppien 13

  • Catalogue Essay

    The copies on Bristol paper were normally issued in a blue cloth binding with blue endpapers; this copy is in a black cloth binding with black endpapers, which was used for the 50 signed copies on Holland Van Gelder Zonen. A copy in a similar variant binding is recorded by Minkoff, who describes it as 'in a remaindered Holland Van Gelder Zonen binding'.

Property from an Important European Collection


Mr. Knife, Miss Fork (S. & L. 13)

The complete book containing 19 photograms of frottages in collaboration with Man Ray, on Bristol paper, the full sheets, with texts by René Crevel in black and red, and tissue guards titled in red, the sheets bound (as issued) within the original gilt and embossed black fabric-covered boards, in the matching clamshell box with gilt titled spine.
19.5 x 13.5 x 2.8 cm (7 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
Signed by the artist in black ink on the frontispiece photogram, from the unnumbered edition of 200 (there were also 50 numbered copies on Holland paper signed by the authors, and 5 special copies each containing four of the original drawings), published by The Black Sun Press, Paris.

£3,000 - 5,000 ‡♠

Sold for £3,276

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14 - 15 June 2021