Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef d'Oeuvre Inconnu  The complete set of 13 etchings, 1931, on japan paper, copy 30 of a total edition of 340, (there was an edition of 65 on japan, 240 on Rives and 35 HC), justification page signed in bistre by the artist and with the monogram of the publisher, with text in French, table of contents, 16 pages of  reproductions of drawings produced by the artist in 1924, plus 4 etchings from the series on BFK Rives paper (plates II, VII, X, XII), all the etchings loose as issued, within Montval paper covers, with the title and a wood engraving by Georges Aubert after a design by Picasso on the front and another wood engraving on the back, etchings printed by Louis Fort, published by Amboise Vollard, Paris, 194 x 278mm (7 5/8 x 10 7/8in)(PL), 335 x 265mm (13 1/4 x 10 1/2in)  Vol
Lot 64
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef d'Oeuvre Inconnu The complete set of 13 etchings, 1931, on japan paper, copy 30 of a total edition of 340, (there was an edition of 65 on japan, 240 on Rives and 35 HC), justification page signed in bistre by the artist and with the monogram of the publisher, with text in French, table of contents, 16 pages of reproductions of drawings produced by the artist in 1924, plus 4 etchings from the series on BFK Rives paper (plates II, VII, X, XII), all the etchings loose as issued, within Montval paper covers, with the title and a wood engraving by Georges Aubert after a design by Picasso on the front and another wood engraving on the back, etchings printed by Louis Fort, published by Amboise Vollard, Paris, 194 x 278mm (7 5/8 x 10 7/8in)(PL), 335 x 265mm (13 1/4 x 10 1/2in) Vol
Sold for £11,400 (US$ 19,296) inc. premium
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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef d'Oeuvre Inconnu (Cramer Books 20; B82-94; Baer 123-135)
The complete set of 13 etchings, 1931, on japan paper, copy 30 of a total edition of 340, (there was an edition of 65 on japan, 240 on Rives and 35 HC), justification page signed in bistre by the artist and with the monogram of the publisher, with text in French, table of contents, 16 pages of reproductions of drawings produced by the artist in 1924, plus 4 etchings from the series on BFK Rives paper (plates II, VII, X, XII), all the etchings loose as issued, within Montval paper covers, with the title and a wood engraving by Georges Aubert after a design by Picasso on the front and another wood engraving on the back, etchings printed by Louis Fort, published by Amboise Vollard, Paris, 194 x 278mm (7 5/8 x 10 7/8in)(PL), 335 x 265mm (13 1/4 x 10 1/2in) (Vol)
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