CENDRARS, Frédéric Louis Sauser, dit Blaise.

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CENDRARS, Frédéric Louis Sauser, dit Blaise.
I killed. Prose by Monsieur Blaise Cendrars and 5 drawings by Monsieur Fernand Léger. Paris, La Belle Édition, 1918; in-8 square [180 x 179 mm] of (16) ff. and 2 plates out of text : half black embossed calf "petits carrés", edges of spines covered with half-round columns of calf in two tones embossed "petits carrés", extended at the head and tail with a bar of ebony, flexible boards in white calf painted with a bluish background and black monotype, ebony strip in the corners, red nubuck lining, blue nubuck endpapers, entirely untrimmed, illustrated cover preserved, blue half-calf case (binding by Jean de Gonet, 1995) First edition. Limited edition of 353 copies, this one on vergé à la forme (n° 112). First book illustrated by Fernand Léger : 5 compositions reproduced in line, two in the text printed in red, two out of text printed in blue and one in yellow and blue on the cover. The text printed in red is composed without indentation or line indentation, forming a square occupying the page, according to the layout of François Bernouard. Autograph signed on the false title: "To Dr. F. C. Écot I killed because I wanted to live!. Blaise Cendrars 1953" Very attractive soft binding by Jean de Gonet executed in 1995. The white calf boards have been painted with a bluish background in different tones and printed with a black monotype.
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