Lot 1056
Sold for US$ 33,550 inc. premium
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JOSEPH, MICHAEL. A Book of Cats. New York: Covici Friede, 1930. Illustrated with 20 etchings by Foujita within text, plus additional suite of 19 (of 20) loose etchings. 4to. Original salmon-colored cloth stamped in silver. Etchings are approximately 10 1/4 by 7 3/4 on 12 1/4 by 9 1/4 inch sheets (or the reverse). Three of the loose etchings tipped at 2 corners to old mats (including signed etching), those evenly toned in plate area and with some marginal markings; one with small marginal area of adhesive residue. Loose etchings with pale toning and minor edge creases, one loose etching lacking, one loose etching soiled along lower margin, one bound etching with small light spot, binding hinges cracked, endpapers browned, cloth with some soiling, spine rubbed and tanned.

Limited edition, no 278 of 500 copies, signed by Foujita on the limitation page and on one of the loose etchings.
See illustration.
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