Marcel DUCHAMP & Vitaly HALBERSTADT.

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Marcel DUCHAMP & Vitaly HALBERSTADT.
Opposition and Combined Cases. Opposition und
Schwesterfelder. Opposition and Sister Squares. Paris & Brussels, L'Échiquier, (1932).
In-4: soft glossy paper boards with red printed headband
Original edition.
One of the 30 first copies on strong vellum paper Montgolfier d'Annonay (nº 16), numbered and signed by the authors.
Trilingual chess treatise - German, English, French - printed in red and black. It includes 6 boards printed on crystal paper. The cover was designed by Marcel Duchamp.
Cover a little stained; the errata page has not been preserved.
(Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, 430: "Duchamp and Halberstadt's subject is a rare endgame problem in chess... Duchamp designed the cover of the book with as much care as he devoted to more conventional aesthetic productions: one more example of his disregard for traditional art categories.")
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