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Les Fleurs du Mal

Chimot, Edouard. Baudelaire, Charles

Paris. Le Livre du Bibliophile, Georges Briffaut, Editeur. 1941
From the edition limited to 500 numbered copies, with this one of 26 from the édition de tête on Japon Impérial with five planches refusées (in three states), an original signed drawing for one of the plates and two additional suites of the plates, each with remarques.

The material with this set includes:
1. 20 colour etchings as published.
2. 20 colour etchings with remarques.
3. 20 monochrome etchings with remarques.
3. 5 planches refusées each in 3 state.
4. Original signed drawing for one of the prints.
pp. 244. Small folio. (330 x 254 mm). Half-title with justification verso, inserted leaf with original colour etching by Chimot as frontispiece, printed title in red and black, dedication to Théophile Gautier, 'Au Lecteur' and Baudelaire's verse illustrated with 20 etchings in colour by Edouard Chimot (frontis. included), 'Table des Matières' and final leaf with achevé d'imprimer Loose as issued in original publisher's printed wrappers with titles in red and black to front cover and spine, burgundy board chemise with paper label with titles to spine and matching slipcase.

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