A Book Of Cats By Tsuguharu Foujita



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19239 - Fine Books and Manuscripts - New York

June 22, 2011

Lot 1179

Bonhams Lot Notes –


JOSEPH, MICHAEL. A Book of Cats. New York: Covici Friede, 1930. Illustrated with 20 etchings by Foujita within text, plus additional suite of 20 loose etchings. 4to. Original salmon-colored cloth stamped in silver. Etchings are approximately 10 1/4 by 7 3/4 on 12 1/4 by 9 1/4 inch sheets (or the reverse). Little toning to endpapers.

Very fine copy, limited edition, no 79 of 500 copies, signed by Foujita on the limitation page and on one of the loose etchings. The signed loose etching in this copy is of Chrysothemis.”

Price realized: US$61,000 – a World Record price for a copy of the book

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