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    Werner Spies and Helmut R. Leppien 218 (edition C)

Property from an Important European Collection

199

La Ballade du soldat (The Ballad of the Soldier) (S. & L. 218)

1972
The complete set of 34 lithographs in colours, on Japon nacré paper, the full sheets and with margins, the sheets loose (as issued) all contained in the original paper wrappers and blue cloth-covered boards with design on the front and title on the spine.
all I. various
all S. 38.7 x 28.6 cm (15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
boards 40.3 x 30 x 2 cm (15 7/8 x 11 3/4 x 3/4 in.)

All signed and numbered 'H.C. IV/XIX' in pencil, from the special edition (one of 19 hors commerce sets on this paper, there were also 79 in Arabic numerals, and an edition of 749 on Arches), published by Pierre Chave, Vence, lacking the accompanying book with texts by Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, all unframed.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £1,890

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14 - 15 June 2021