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(DUCHAMP, Marcel.) HUGNET, George.

La Septieme Face du Dé. Poëmes - Découpages.

Paris, Éditions Jeanne Bucher, 1936 Stock Code: 127717
£7,500.00

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First edition, first printing, one of 250 numbered copies of the regular edition from a total of 296 copies. Duchamp's cover combines a photograph by Man Ray of his readymade "Why Not Sneeze, Rrose Selavy" with titles whose letters contain the names of many in the surrealist pantheon, including Sade, Freud, Rimbaud, Paracelsus, Swift, Heraclitus, Chaplin, Jarry, Uccello, and Saint-Just.

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Description

Quarto. Original hand sewn green wrappers with titles and embossed photo illustration to front cover in black. Housed in a black flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Illustrations

Illustrated cover by Duchamp and 20 collage poems by Hugnet.

Condition

Front cover lightly chipped to corners and edges, with grazing to the Man Ray image causing a slight loss, damp stain to head of back cover, internally a few light marks but predominantly a bright copy.

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