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Dos Oraciones a la Virgen

Alberti, Rafael & Carlos Rodriguez-Pintos. Rodriguez-Pintos, Carlos & Alberti, Rafael

Paris. Carlos Rodríguez-Pintos. 1931
A charming double collaboration between artist and poet, printed on the poet's own press, with each providing a poem and an illustration.

From the edition limited to 325 copies, with this unnumbered copy seemingly on Japon; copies were issued on 'papel Holland Pannekoek' and on 'papel Ronsard' and this copy appears to be neither.

'Tota pulchra est ... ', from the verso of the title.

'Dos Oraciones a la Virgen' is scarce with OCLC reporting copies at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, the Sorbonne and the British Library in Europe and at Notre Dame and Syracuse in the US only.
[3 bifolia: 6 unnumbered leaves]. 4to. (210 x 290 mm). Printed title, quotation printed verso (see below), leaf with poem by Carlos Rodriguez-Pintos ('Nuestra Senora de la Cinta) printed recto and verso followed by Alberti's illustration of the same title, Alberti's poem ('Nuestra Senora de la Buena Leche') printed recto and verso followed by an illustration by Rodriguez-Pintos of the same title, final leaf with achevé d'imprimer and illustration of Rodriguez-Pintos at his press. Loose as issued in original publisher's thick Japon printed wrappers with flaps and titles in black to upper cover.

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