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Histoire Naturelle - Max Ernst - Limited Edition Portfolio

This marvelous portfolio contains 34 plates created by Max Ernst (1891-1976), German painter and sculpture and one of the founders of Surrealism. The original work was published in Paris in 1926 in an edition of 306. In 1972 the portfolio was reprinted in Germany in an edition of 1200 copies. 400 copies were printed in English and reserved for publisher Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in New York. Jean Arp, the co-founder with Max Ernst of a Dadaist group in Cologne, wrote the introduction to the original portfolio and it is reproduced in this edition. This copy is number A255. The plates Measure 13" wide x 19.75" tall. They rest in a cloth covered clamshell box with original shipping carton. It is in excellent condition. Truly an excellent opportunity to own a piece of 20th Century art history. (Stock Number 003Ernst) SOLD

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