[PICASSO, PABLO] ROCH GREY [=HÉLÈNE, BARONNE D'OETTINGEN]. Chevaux de minuit. Epopée.
Cannes and Paris: Aux bons soins du Degré 41 (Iliazd, i.e. Ilia Zdanevitch), (1956). Copy 5 of 52 copies on vieux Japon (and 16 Roman numbered copies), signed by Picasso and Iliazd. Loose as issued in publisher's vellum wrappers with the title on the upper cover printed from a drypoint, in a folded vellum sleeve with the spine imprinted with the title. 12 1/8 x 8 inches (30.75 x 21 cm); [xii], 56,  pp., (complex pagination: 3 partially numbered leaves folded to form 10 triptychs, interspersed with 28 partially numbered leaves); with 12 drypoints by Pablo Picasso. The outer case a little soiled and creased, else fine.
An extraordinarily successful Iliazd publication. As the MOMA catalogue states: "In Chevaux de minuit....the staccato layout of Roch Grey's epic poem gallops, trots, and leaps in the company of Picasso's engraved horses." (MoMA, p. 17). Bloch 809-821; Centre Georges Pompidou Iliazd, p. 71-72; Cramer-Goeppert 73; MoMA Iliazd and the Illustrated Book 22, plate 19.
C The Margolis Collection
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