Lot 12: Of utmost rarity! Alechinsky's earliest book illustrations

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

May 14, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: - ALECHINSKY, Pierre (Belgian 1927) and Anonymous. Histoire de la lune. Petit conte australien. [Brussels, E.N.S.A.A.D., 1946]. Leporello, folded 20.4 x 18.5 cm. in custom made printed cardboard portfolio (Binderij Phoenix). With five original woodcuts by Alechinsky. Typography by Lode Opdebeek, 30 copies printed in orange and black. Signed, numbered '21/30' and dated 'mai 1946' by Alechinsky (back cover). Waterstains (back cover), browned (along margin front cover), small strip of paper missing (lower right corner), tiny fold (lower left corner). 8 p. Imperfections hardly affecting text and prints.
Dimensions: Unfolded size 20.4 x 73 cm.
Literature: Frédéric Charron and Patrice Cotensin. The Complete Books 2
Provenance: Collection Gert Jan Hemmink, Amstelveen
Notes: The text was taken from Labyrinthe, a periodical published by Albert Skira, Genève, 1946.
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