Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Plastique Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4. 4 Vols. + Dimensionist Manifesto

Paris: S. H. Taeuber, 1937–1939. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 24, 24 (2), 32, 24pp. Original wraps with variant modern typography and designs, all protected by modern mylar.

1. Printemps 1937 1: Malewitsch in Memoriam. Original yellow wraps with circular cutout revealing excerpt of Malevich painting. Illustrated with works by Kasimir Malevich, including Suprematist Architecture, Antoine Pevsner, Cesar Domela, El Lissitzky, S. H. Taeuber-Arp, Theo van Doesburg, Hans Arp and others. Texts by Malevich, H. Wescher, Georges L. K. Morris and S. Giedion. From inside back cover: PLASTIC is a magazine devoted to the study and appreciation of Abstract Art; its editors are themselves painters and sculptors identified with the modern movement in Europe and America. Articles will appear in English, French or German. Printed at 2 Artisans, Paris-XIV. Wraps with light sunning along top and bottom of covers.

2. Été 1937 2: Dimensionisme. Original green wraps with typographical design on cover. Illustrated with works by Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Cesar Domela, Clara Friedrich, Max Bill, Viking Eggeling, Hans Richter, Prinner, Moholy-Nagy, S. H. Taeuber-Arp and others. Texts by Gabrielle Buffet, Hans Richter and Charles Sirato, including the scarce often missing laid in insert contianing the four page "Dimensionist Manifesto", printed to orange paper and protected by modern mylar. Some sunning along spine and thin line at upper front and back cover.

3. Printemps 1938 3: Original white wraps with typographical design in three colors. Illustrated with works by Josef Albers, Georges L. K. Morris, Jean Xéron, A. E. Gallatin, R. D. Turnbull, Gertrude Green, Elsa Thoresen, Balcomb Green, B. G. Benno, Ferren, Alex Corazzo, Frederick Kann and others. Texts By L. K., A. E. Gallatin, Balcomb Greene, Georges L. K. Morris, Eugen Jolas and Charles G. Shaw. Very light foxing to upper left corner of front cover.

4. 1939 4: Original tan wraps with typographical design in two colors. Includes "L'homme qui aperdu son squelette," a collaborative novel by Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Georges Hugnet, Henri Pastoureau and Gisèle Prassionos. Poems by Raoul Hausmann, Kandinsky, Hans Arp, Kurt Schwitters, Georges Hugnet. Illustrated with works by Kandinsky, Ernst Schwitters, Raoul Hausmann, Hans Arp, Kurt Schwitters and others. Wraps lightly browned along edges with light foxing on covers and first and last page. Very good condition. Item #48313

Price: $3,750.00

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