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Les Assemblages de Jean Dubuffet. Signes, Sols, Sortes. Texte de Pierre Volboudt

Dubuffet, Jean

Paris. Editions Fernand Hazan / Pierre Matisse, New York pour 'XXe Siècle'. 1958
The édition de tête with Dubuffet's signed lithograph 'Le Promeneur'.

Edition of 770 copies including 50 on Arches with the original lithograph frontispiece, 700 on vélin blanc and 20 hors commerce numbered in Roman numerals; copy numbered '11' on the justification from the édition de tête with the original five-colour lithograph frontispiece 'Le promeneur' signed and numbered ('11/50') by Dubuffet on the verso.

With the publisher's announcement for the book, a single leaf of brown wrapping paper with printed text recto only (90 x 210 mm) describing the publication of 'Les Assemblages de Jean Dubuffet. Signes, Sols, Sortes' as well as James Fitzsimmons' 'Introduction à son oeuvre'; both works were presented at 'La Hune', 170, boulevard Saint-Germain on Monday December 8th, 1958.

Also with 'Jean Dubuffet Tableaux d'Assemblages'. Paris. Rive Droite. 1957. Catalogue for the exhibition at Galerie Rive Droite, 82 Fg St-Honoré, '30 avril - 23 mai 1957' with 3 full-page colour and monochrome plates and one vignette by Daniel Jacomet after Dubuffet's originals.

[Webel 395; see pg. 123].
[66 leaves (including inserted lithograph); pp. 117, (vi)]. Small folio. (340 x 245 mm). Half-title, inserted leaf with original five-colour lithograph as frontispiece (330 x 234 mm), signed and numbered by Dubuffet in pencil ('Le promeneur'), printed title, Volboudt's text with 17 plates, (9 colour including 1 folding and 3 double-page) and 8 monochrome (2 double-page) all executed in pochoir by Daniel Jacomet after Dubuffet's originals, 'Table des planches' and final leaf with achevé d'imprimer and justification. Loose as issued in original publisher's printed wrappers with monochrome design and text to front cover, chemise with title in black to spine and marbled design and matching slipcase, the wrappers, chemise and slipcase were designed especially by Dubuffet.

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