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La Métromanie, ou les dessous de la capitale. Texte de Jean Paulhan. \%

Dubuffet, Jean

Paris. Presses lithographiques de Edmond et Jacques Desjobert. 1950
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Enid Bissett's hors commerce copy of La Métromanie with a presentation from Dubuffet.

From the edition limited to 150 copies, with this hors commerce copy unnumbered on papier d'emballage, as called for, and with a presentation in blue ink on the verso of the first leaf: 'avec l'amical salut de / Jean Dubuffet / à Enid Bissett'.

Enid Bissett was, together with Ida and William Rosenthal, the developer of the Maidenform bra; Enid and her husband Joseph were close personal friends of Dubuffet and his wife Lili. Generous patrons of the arts, the Bissetts owned paintings and other works by a number of major European artists including Picasso, Modigliani and Giacometti, as well, of course, as Dubuffet.

'Calligraphié et orné d'images par Jean Dubuffet en décembre 1949, texte et illustrations ont été tracés au roseau taillé avec de l'encre lithographique sur papier report et reportés ensuite sur pierres, imprimé chez Desjobert, Paris, décembre 1949, chez les auteurs, Paris 1950.' (Webel, pg. 64).

[Webel 175 - 264].
[46 unnumbered leaves]. Small 4to. (208 x 210 mm). Lithograph text and illustration printed recto and verso throughout: 15 full-page illustrations, 44 leaves with text and illustration, 32 leaves with text only, final leaf with justification recto and achevé d'imprimer verso; text after Dubuffet's manuscript. Original olive linen-covered boards, gilt title to front cover.
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