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L'Eubage aux Antipodes de l'Unité

Hecht, Joseph. Cendrars, Blaise

Paris. Au Sans Pareil. 1926
A scarce example on Japon Impérial of Blaise Cendrars' 'L'Eubage aux Antipodes de l'Unité' with Joseph Hecht's plates on three different paper stocks.

From the edition limited to 1,100 copies, with this one of 25 examples on Japon Impérial with Hecht's engravings on three paper stocks: Japon Impérial, Hollande and vélin Montgolfier; the first 20 copies, all nominatif and 'reservés aus Amis du Sans Pareil', were issued on vélin de cuve.

Born in Poland, Joseph Hecht (1891 - 1951) was a painter and print-maker and a founder member - with Stanley William Hayter and others to whom he had taught the technique of burin engraving - of Atelier 17.
pp. 95. 8vo. (194 x 144 mm). Half-title with 'Du Même Auteur' verso, leaf with Hecht's original engraving as frontispiece verso, printed title with copyright verso, leaf with Cendrars' dedications to Jacques Doucet and to Conrad Moricand and Cendrars' prose illustrated with four further original engravings by Hecht, leaf with 'table des Matières', leaf with 'Note Bibliographique' and final leaf with justification; the additional double suite of Hecht's engravings is included after the justification. Original publisher's dark turquoise printed wrappers with titles to front cover and spine in black, spine with some fading.