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PLUS. Nos. 1 – 3. (All Published)

Twombly, Appel et al

Brussels. 1957–1960
A complete set of the Cobra-influenced periodical.

'Plus' was edited by Jean Dypreau, Theodore Koenig, Serge Vandercam, Jean Verbruggen and Philippe d'Arschot.

Two of the three issues have original lithographic wrappers: No. 1 designed by Karel Appel (original lithograph printed in red and black) and No. 3 designed by Cy Twombly (front cover with lithograph also in red and black); issue No. 1 includes the original envelope for the subscription and No. 3 includes the original printed mailing envelope together with the card for subscription for all three issues.

The magazine also contains illustrations of works by Alechinsky, Baj, Corneille, Van Anderlecht, S. Vandercam, Fautrier, B. de Leeuw, B. van Velde, W. Gaul, M. Butor, C.H. Pedersen, and others. Literary contributors include M. Lecomte, Dylan Thomas, T. Koenig, M. Havrenne, J. Putman, Samuel Beckett and Dotremont.

Complete runs of 'Plus' are scarce on the market and elsewhere.

[Le Fonds Paul Destribats 605].
4to. (Nos. 1 - 2). 8vo (No. 3). Illustrated throughout in black and white with printed text in French, or English, or Italian. Issue No. 3 with fold-out poem by Armand Gatti inserted loose. Original publisher's stapled pictorial wrappers (see below), with the original printed envelope for No. 3.

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