Lot 643: Signed book: Documents Iconographiques. Geneva: Pierre Cailler, 1954. Originally published as a softcover, this copy has been bound within leather boards (original wraps contained within), 5.25 x 7.75, 330 pages. Boldly signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black ink to the translator, "Pour Alfred Rosset, Picasso, Paris le 4.3.55." Also signed and inscribed on the title page in ballpoint by Picasso's close friend and secretary Jaime Sabartes, who wrote the preface. In fine condition, with scuffs and rubbing to spine and trivial wear to edges. Picasso first met Sabartes in 1899 when they were both just eighteen years old and began a lifelong friendship. Sabartes initiated the establishment of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona with the donation of his personal collection, which consisted of nearly six hundred of Picasso's works.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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