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Jeu de Massacre 12 Personages a la Recherche D'Une, Deltor, Fred [pseudonym for Frederico Antonio Carasso] (1899-1969).  Preface by Henri Barbusse
1 Deltor, Fred [pseudonym for Frederico Antonio Carasso] (1899-1969). Preface by Henri Barbusse Jeu de Massacre 12 Personages a la Recherche D'Une
Bruxelles Les Editions Socialistes First Folder. Paper pastedown on a heavy card stock. Very Good 
Signed by the artist on the front cover and dated 1928. (The album may have been issued in 1925, but bears no printed date.) 317 by 243 mm. One leaf, with playful carnivalesque preface by Barbusse on the recto and a key on the verso, with the title or subject of the following 12 pochoir plates rendered in six languages (French, Dutch, German, English, Russian, Italian and Spanish), with some power deriving from the repetitive similarities for the words in the different languages. Each plate an allegorical depiction of an enemy of the working class: militarism, property, philanthropy, social democracy, "justice", colonialism, fascism, "police spy", parliamentarism, "middle-spirit", religion and patriotism. The artwork, a heady mix of Cubist, Constructivist, Futurist and Dada-ist styles, has a sculptural quality, which is no accident given that Deltor eventually gained renown for his monumental public works. Deltor was a refugee from Fascist Italy. He first settled in Paris in 1922, where he was expelled six years later for his political activism. From there he went to Brussels and eventually settled for good in the Netherlands, where he won wider recognition. Also heightening the visual excitement are the muscularity of the coloration, with metallic silvers and golds and even blues, brash reds, unusual yellows, greens and other colors. And whatever one's politics, or for that matter, view of Modernism, one is likely to succumb to the wit and zest of the imagery. The subtitle of the set, "12 Personages in Search of One", would seem a play on the Pirandello play title "Six Characters in Search of an Author," which premiered in 1921. Foxing on the folder, which has slight chipping to its spine. Minor rubbing and wear by edges. Along the spine or joint edge appears the shadow remnants of tape that might have once run along it as a makeshift repair. Marginal toning to the plates. 
Price: 15000.00 USD
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2 Donati, Lamberto, a cura di Incisioni Fiorentine del Quattrocento
Bergamo Instituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche 1944 First edition Wraps Very Good 
Folio, 34 by 24 cm. 18 pp. 60 B/W plates. Light soiling, minor abrasion, other wear, on wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Goll, Iwan. Illustrated by Fernand Leger. Cover art by Hans Blanke. Die Chapliniade. Eine Kinodichtung. [On front cover, also: Kleines Kino der Menschlichkeit. Filmdichtung] Mit Vier Zeichnungen von Fernand Leger
Dresden Rudolf Kaemmerer Verlag. Printer: Petzschke & Gretschel 1920 First Edition Paper pasted onto boards Very Good 
Small 4to. 22.5 by 19 cm. 42 pp. This is a work interesting from a number of angles: it is evidence of the unique spell Chaplin cast on society, setting him apart from any other movie actor of the day; it signals an early acceptance of film as an artistic medium; it represents a convergence and blurring of high and lowbrow culture of the day; it is a foray by Leger into book production and a fun, accessible application of his form of cubism. Goll (1891-1950) was a Franco-German poet, born in Lorraine, who wrote in both languages and had close social and collaborative ties with many Expressionistic and Surrealistic artists of the day, including George Grosz, Andre Breton, Marc Chagall, and of course Leger. Spine repaired but a touch of roughness to it remains, especially in contrast to the love condition of the boards. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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The Works of George Cruikshank in Oil, Water Colors, Original Drawings, Etchings, Woodcuts, Lithographs, and Glyphographs With a Fac-simile of the Catalogue and Twenty-Eight Original Drawings Rproduced by Photogravure, Gough, John B.
4 Gough, John B. The Works of George Cruikshank in Oil, Water Colors, Original Drawings, Etchings, Woodcuts, Lithographs, and Glyphographs With a Fac-simile of the Catalogue and Twenty-Eight Original Drawings Rproduced by Photogravure
Boston The Club of Odd Volumes 1890 Limited First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Featuring several original sketches, mostly of witches on broomsticks, by Cruikshank, drawn and signed on two sides of a leaf tipped into the FFEP. The book itself: No. 4 of 125 limitation of copies on plate paper. 4to. 12 by 10 inches. 31 by 26 cm. 56 pp, followed by 28 plates. Printing is exclusively on the rectors, thus there are a total of 84 leaves. Spine heavily rubbed, with surface of spine label partly abraded. Boards are worn, with general soiling. Clean within. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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