Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Chronique des temps héroiques (Chronicle of Heroic Times) [WITH 3 ETCHINGS & 24 WOODCUTS / SIGNED BY PICASSO]

Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. First edition, published posthumously. Hardcover. 130/150. Signed by Picasso on limitation page. Quarto. 126pp, 4 plates. Original white morocco with gilt lettering on spine and black geometric Maroquin applications on covers; doublures in red morocco with gilt monogram (L-P. L) at front. Gilt edges. Japan flyleaf endpapers. Original wraps and spine bound in. Binding signed J. Clasat. Second volume of the series "Écrits et Gravures." Addition twenty copies were issued with Roman numerals I to XX.

One of several works by Jacob illustrated by Picasso. Like Picasso, Max Jacob lived in Bateau-Lavoir Rue Ravignan in 1907. He was one of Picasso's first and closest friends. Max Jacob narrates on Futurists, Surrealists, about his friends Apollinaire and Picasso and, of course, about Paul Guillaume as a collector of African art. Picasso made three drypoints for this book in honor of his friend who died at an early age on September 7, 1956. Text in French. Binding very lightly rubbed, protected by modern mylar. Fine condition. Item #53449

Price: $4,500.00

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