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Auction: Auction 27.11.2012
was auctioned on: 27 November 2012
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LEGER, Fernand (1881-1955) and CENDRARS, Blaise (1887-1961). J'ai tué . Paris: La Belle édition, 1918. 8° (182 x 182mm). Text printed in red, two plates printed in blue and two illustrations printed in red, all after Fernand Léger. (Two text leaves o...

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,393 - US$3,191
Price realised:  £4,750
ca. US$7,579
Lot number 321, Views: 112

LEGER, Fernand (1881-1955) and CENDRARS, Blaise (1887-1961). J'ai tué . Paris: La Belle édition, 1918. 8° (182 x 182mm). Text printed in red, two plates printed in blue and two illustrations printed in red, all after Fernand Léger (Two text leaves over-inked, light yellowing to half-title, blank verso of last leaf, and edges.) Original wrappers, front cover with a Léger illustration in blue and with a pochoir in yellow (browned, very short tears near edges); blue morocco clamshell case, unsigned but by Cambras, lettered with yellow onlays, protected in a blue cloth case. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK ILLUSTRATED BY LEGER. One of 26 hors commerce copies, this one lettered T, from an edition totalling 355 copies only. An intensely direct and compelling collaboration between the two men, who had both fought in the war of 1914-1918.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 27.11.2012
Date of the auction: 27 Nov 2012
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington