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Ardeur by  F Arrabal - 1983 - from Bromer Booksellers (SKU: 6580)


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by Arrabal, F

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Paris: Moreau, 1983. Halska, Véronique. Oblong 12mo. (26) pp. Illustrated by Baltazar. From an edition of 220 copies, this is one of forty signed by the author and by the illustrator, and hand-colored. Reproduced entirely by serigraphy, the text is from the author's own manuscript. The abstract black and white illustrations have been colored with pencils by Baltazar. In a unique binding by Véronique Halska of full red snakeskin, with a nickel-plated brass tubular spine. Protected by a black morocco chemise, titled in silver, with a slipcase of morocco and gray paper. The original pictorial wrappers have been mounted on black morocco, which is edged with red snake skin, and fit into the opposite end of the slipcase. Véronique Halska, a Belgian binder, has been widely exhibited in Europe, her bindings appearing at the Centre Pompidou and at the exhibition "Petits Formats Relis" at the Wittockiana Museum in Belgium. Her goal is to "integrate in bindings very diversified materials, always trying to insert in the work fineness and equilibrium, all in harmony with the text." This is a very elegant and tasteful example of her work, and a fine copy.


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About Bromer Booksellers

Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. Owned and operated by Anne Bromer, who has been in the business of fine books for over fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, illustrated books, children's books, and miniature books.


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The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
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