4to. Red cloth boards with black lettering to spine. Dust jacket (printed on both sides!) with slight shelf wear to spine and some chips and closed tears to edges. With chapters by Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton and H.P. Roche. Translated by George Heard Hamilton. First English edition. *** The sort of publication any artist would wish for… Every known work by Duchamp (up to 1959) is reproduced in deep-etched gravure: 129 monochrome plates, with 6 major works reproduced in colour. (These were left out in subsequent editions.) The frontispiece has been printed ‘by the collotype and stencil process, involving 21 applications of colour by hand’. The book contains 50 personal photographs of Duchamp and his circle, also reproduced in deep-etched gravure. ‘Duchamp has personally supervised the design and production of the book, and the mark of his inventive spirit will be found throughout’. The most sought-after monograph on Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968).
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