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La Ballade du Soldat

Ernst, Max. Ribemont-Dessaignes, Georges

Vence. Pierre Chave / Kenneth Nahan. 1972
From the edition limited to 714 numbered copies, with this one of 217 copies on Vélin d'Arches in English, signed by the author and artist.
[27 bifolia: 54 leaves; pp. 95, (i)]. Folio. (396 x 288 mm). Leaf with half-title and justification verso, leaf with original colour lithograph verso as frontispiece, printed title and Ribemont-Dessaigne's verse illustrated with 34 original colour lithographs (frontispiece and 24 full-page, 9 as head- or tail-pieces) and 2 original vignettes by Max Ernst, 'Table of Lithographs', final leaf with colophon recto and copyright verso. Loose as issued in original publisher's printed wrappers with vignette by Ernst to front cover, blue cloth chemise with purple vignette (a reduced version of that for the wrapper) and title to spine in purple, matching slipcase.

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