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Tableau bon levain à vous de cuire la pâte. L'Art Brut de Jean Dubuffet. Texte de Georges Limbour

Dubuffet, Jean

Paris. Editions René Drouin. 1953
Edition of 1,050 copies including 50 hors commerce (an edition of 1,000 copies with a translation of the text into English was also produced for Pierre Matisse, New York); copy stamp-numbered '029' on the justification and with presentations in black ink on the half-title from Limbour and Dubuffet: 'Pour Madame Nina Dausset / Chevancheuse du Dragon des Arts / En Hommage / C. L.' and 'et avec mille amicales révérences de / Jean Dubuffet'.

Nina Dausset, 'La Dragonne' in rue de Dragonne, was the owner of the gallery of the same name who gave several exhibitions to Dubuffet including that for La Métromanie.

With the publisher's announcement for the book, a single sheet of white paper (230 x 190 mm) with printed text recto and verso.
[54 leaves; pp.105]. 4to. (248 x 200 mm). Half-title with justification verso, printed title, Limbour's text and 91 illustrations of works by Dubuffet, 8 tipped-in and in colour, final leaf with achevé d'imprimer recto. Original publisher's grey faux cloth patterned wrappers with glossy black label to front cover with title in white, original black glossy dust-jacket with titles and illustration by Dubuffet to covers and spine, printed text to flaps.