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Marcel Broodthaers: Je m'en lave les mains


Zurich. Seedorn Verlag. 1982
Artist book of poetic fragments by Marcel Broodthaers.

From the edition limited to 524 copies, with this unnumbered example one of the 500 ordinary copies printed on 'papier d'édition'.

The text was conceived by Marcel Broothaers in 1962 - 1963 but the work was published posthumously: 'L'original qui ne porte ni date ni titre comprend trois feuilles dactylographiées. La première ligne du texte a été choisie comme titre ... '. (From the 'Note de l'éditeur').
[16 unnumbered leaves]. 8vo. (187 x 141 mm). Half-title, printed title with copyright verso, section title and seven leaves each with a poetic fragment recto and verso in Roman and italic types and numbered I - XIV in Roman numerals in red, leaf with 'Note de l'editeur' and final leaf with justification. Original publisher's white printed wrappers with titles in red and black to front cover; some foxing to front wrapper.

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