Paris: Editions Gallimard, 1963. Large 4to (13.25 x 10 inches; 336 x 254 mm). 12 double-page gauffraged (embossed without inking) prints. Loose as issued in original soft red morocco portfolio, upper cover with embossed design after Hajdu; original cloth folding case, lettered on spine. Some minor browning to first and last blank leaves and a few edges. Item #405187
LIMITED EDITION, an unnumbered copy from a total edition of 75 (65 numbered and 10 hors commerce), signed by Hajdu and Dupin. Additionally inscribed by Dupin in pencil on p. : "un temoignage de sympathie / J. Dupin." The gauffraged – or embossed – technique creates a sculptural quality to the prints, and to the book as a whole, its leaves buoyed by the raised reliefs.
Scarce: according to records, only one copy of the complete work has appeared at auction in the last 35 years. OCLC locates only three copies (BnF, Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet, and Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel; none in the US).
Price: $2,000.00 save 20% $1,600.00