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La Cassette de Plomb. Poèmes de Georges Gabory, Ornée de Deux Gravures Originales et Inédites par Monsieur André Derain

Derain, André. Gabory, Georges

Paris. Imprimerie François Bernouard. 1920
A good unopened copy of Georges Gabory's erotic verse illustrated by André Derain.

From the edition limited to 155 numbered copies, with this one of 125 on papier vergé d'Arches à la forme with the stamped number and signed by Derain in blue ink.

The first poem in the collection, 'La Grande Cascade', was dedicated to Derain by Gabory. This copy features an additional label pasted to the front wrapper - above the publisher's imprint - that of Kahnweiler's 'Editions de la Galerie Simon' with the woodcut seashell device and Kahnweiler's initials designed for him by Derain. Kahnweiler appears to have taken over publication, or perhaps more accurately distribution, of the book after it had been printed.
[18 unnumbered leaves]. Small 4to. (290 x 196 mm). Leaf with half-title recto and justification verso, printed title, 2 leaves with Derain's original dry-point engravings, leaf with Gabory's dedication 'A ma chère Antoinette' and 11 leaves with Gabory's verse, final leaf with achevé d'imprimer recto. Original publisher's printed wrappers with titles in black to front cover, additional label of 'Editions de la Galerie Simon' pasted to front wrapper; slight toning to wrappers, unopened.

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