With four original lithographs. Translated from the French by Patrick Gregory.New York & Monte Carlo: George Brazilier & André Sauret, 1961 Stock Code: 132543
With four original lithographsFirst edition in English, first printing, published simultaneously with the French edition, with four lithographs executed by Picasso for this work entitled; La Pique, Le Picador II, Jeu de la Cape, Les Banderilles. Sabartés (1881-1968) was an artist, poet, and writer, as well as a close personal friend of Picasso's, "the friendship of Picasso and Sabartés, in later years the artist's secretary, goes back more than 60 years, to their youth in Barcelona" (The Artist and the Book 240). This edition was printed in September 1961 by Draeger Frères; the lithographs printed by Mourlot Frères.
Oblong folio. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black, illustration to front cover in black, illustrated endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket.
Title page printed in red and black, four original lithographs, one in colour, and 103 full-page illustrations.
Neat ownership inscription to head of half-title. Light fading to board edges, faint foxing to book block edges; else a near-fine copy in the jacket with slight rubbing and nicks to folds and extremities.
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