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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). La Fin du monde filmée par l'ange N.-D. . Paris: La Sirène, 1919. 2° (318 x 253mm). 20 illustrations after Léger coloured in pochoir by studio Richard. (Lightly yellowed as usual, the doubl...

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Estimate: £1,800 - £2,500
ca. US$2,872 - US$3,989
Price realised:  £2,125
ca. US$3,390
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LEGER, Fernand (1881-1955) and CENDRARS, Blaise (1887-1961). La Fin du monde filmée par l'ange N.-D. . Paris: La Sirène, 1919. 2° (318 x 253mm). 20 illustrations after Léger coloured in pochoir by studio Richard. (Lightly yellowed as usual, the double-page illustration in chapter 4 a little more darkened.) Original card covers with illustrations after Léger (extremities lightly rubbed, light soiling); red morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Provenance : 'RÈS' (small label on inside back cover) -- Jacqueline and Lucien Galy (inscription from Cendrars). FIRST EDITION OF 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ACCESSIBLE FRENCH ARTIST'S BOOK OF ITS ERA'; 'a message of modernity is evident on every page of this bibliophilic masterpiece' (Johnson and Stein). INSCRIBED BY CENDRARS for Jacqueline and Lucien Galy. Number 44 of 1200 copies on Lafuma paper. Johnson and Stein, Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000 , pp.78-9 and cover illustration. [For another image of the lot please see back cover of catalogue].

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