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Break of day.

Colette.

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1983
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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This copy, no. 1597 of a limited edition of 2000, is => signed on the colophon page by Fran?oise Gilot, a longtime companion of Pablo Picasso and a great painter in her own right. She created the illustrations for this edition, which include => nine monochrome line drawings in-text (eight in blue, one in terra-cotta) printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress and => three full-page silk-screen multicolor plates printed at the Studio Heinrici, which show the influence of Matisse more than Picasso. Gilot also contributed a page of reflections on what it meant for her to illustrate this work. Her goal, she wrote, was more to "sustain a mood" than provide "visual commentary" ? before adding, "Re-reading Colette is like falling in love all over again." The work was introduced by Robert Phelps and translated by Enid McLeod. Gilot and Ben Shiff designed the work choosing 16-point Bembo with four points leading-space between the lines. The title on the title-page and half-title are printed in blue ink. The blue of the inside of the book is matched by the binding by Robert Burlen and Son, which is full deep-blue Chinese pongee silk, stamped in gold on the spine and front. On the whole, a very pleasing production! The appropriate LEC newsletter is laid in. 4to (27.9 cm, 11"). xiii, [1], 137, [5] pp.; three plates. Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 534. Binding as above, in publisher's blue-gray slipcase which shows only minimal shelf wear. Text and illustrations => pristine. Bookseller Inventory # 34406

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Title: Break of day.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club, New York

Publication Date: 1983

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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