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Braque, Georges. Hésiode

Paris. Maeght Editeur. 1955
Georges Braque's beautiful Cubist etchings.

From the edition limited to 150 numbered copies on 'papier d'Auvergne à la main', signed by George Braque.

The etchings were executed by Braque in 1932 at the request of Ambroise Vollard for a project which was never completed. The cover, the frontispiece and the head- and tail-pieces, however, were etched in 1953 and the cover printed in colour and varnished by the artist.

[The Artist & the Book 38; Vallier 23].
[15 bifolia + 15 leaves; pp. 78, (i)]. Folio. (448 x 240 mm). Printed text illustrated with 20 original etchings, 17 full-page, by Georges Braque, final leaf with justification. Loose as issued in original publisher's wrappers with the etching by Braque, chemise with title to spine and slipcase with appliqué collage elements.

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