1961 XXe SIÉCLE 2 Issues Nos 16 & 17 with ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS by MIRÓ, APPEL, CÉSAR and VEDOVA - Bound in Hardcovers
XXe SIÈCLE Cahiers d'Art, 1961.
TWO ISSUES of XXe SIÉCLE , No. 16 and No. 17, bound together in Library Hardcovers. The two complete issues are bound in, including their front and rear covers, and their ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS by MIRÓ, APPEL, CÉSAR, and VEDOVA. The front cover of one issue is an illustration by CHAGALL.
Full Title: XXe SIÈCLE Nouvelle Série / New Series - Cahiers d'Art / Review of Art - XXIIIe Année / XXIIIrd Year - bi-annuels / published twice a year - Numbers 16 and 17, 1961.
These two issues comprise the issues for 1961. Both published in Paris, France.
Issue No. 16, Mai 1961, has THREE ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS, one each by CÉSAR, MIRÓ, and VEDOVA. It is the original FRENCH EDITION with text in FRENCH.
Issue No. 17, CHRISTMAS 1961, has an ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPH by APPEL, plus a Marc CHAGALL illustrated front cover that is on glossy stiff paper. This is the ENGLISH EDITION with text in ENGLISH, translated from the French by Joyce Reeves. (Note that the English edition has the Original Lithograph by Appel, which is different than the lithograph in the French edition.)
Bound together in Library Hardcovers, red cloth covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine, 9x12 inches, approximately 130 and 160 pages respectively. Again, the complete issues are bound in, including front and rear covers, and all called for original lithographs. Both issues contain articles on various artists and art movements, and both contain numerous b&w and color illustrations in addition to the original lithographs.
EX-LIBRARY (deaccessioned from the Lambeth Public Library, near London, England), with library hardcovers, gilt shelving number on spine, library bookplate on the front pastedown and on the inside front cover of each bound in issue, library stamp on the title pages, and library stamps here and there throughout. The Library bookplate states that the volume was kept in the Reference Library and it was to be used only in the Reference area, meaning it probably spent its life mostly undisturbed on a shelf. Someone, perhaps a librarian, neatly hand numbered many of the unnumbered pages at the bottom where one would normally find printed page numbers.
MOST IMPORTANT TO NOTE is that there is a red "Lambeth Public Libraries" stamped discreetly at the bottom of each lithograph and not as discreetly below or above many of the illustrations. The stamp on the lithographs really is not very disturbing, but it IS present and visible (please see photos). Ex library aside, the covers and both of the bound in issues are in Very Good condition, some toning and rubbing to the covers, the first couple of pages have a few light stains, overall the volumes and pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. The original lithographs are all bright and gorgeous.
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