THE RETURN OF LA BELLE JARDINIERE: Max Ernst 1950-1970. Werner SPIES, Max Ernst.

THE RETURN OF LA BELLE JARDINIERE: Max Ernst 1950-1970

New York: Abrams, (1971). First Edition. Hardcover. Large 4to. Yellow cloth in original illustrated dust jacket. Jacket with trace foxing at upper edge, faint band of toning to rear. Cloth and upper page edge with light foxing. Otherwise near fine. INSCRIBED by Ernst to his publisher with an original drawing to half title page. Very good + / near fine. Item #15566
ISBN: 0810901056

Publisher’s copy of this generously illustrated collection of Ernst’s later works. With a small, original drawing by the artist and in- scribed by Ernst to Paul Anbinder, who worked for Abrams in various capacities, including company President, from 1969-1975. He later went to found the art-oriented imprint Hudson Hills Press. With 88 illustrations including 38 in full color. Genuinely inscribed books from Ernst are uncommon, and rare with such a strong association.

Price: $2,500.00

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