Small quarto, unbound as issued. 136pp. From an edition of 242 copies, this is one of twenty-five copies with extra suites of the engravings and chapter headings. Illustrated with twelve surrealist copper line engravings by Mario Prassinos, as well as numerous chapter headings designed by Prassinos and engraved on wood. The Prassinos family emigrated from Greece to France, and Mario became involved in the surrealist movement as a painter, while his sister exercised her talents as a surrealist poet. Pierre Vorms, who published the present volume, also hosted the artist's first solo exhibition at his gallery in France. Bandello's tale, which was a principal source for Shakespeare's play, has been translated into French by Michel Arnaud. A couple of small splits to printed wrappers, else a fine copy in chemise and matching slipcase, which is lightly rubbed and starting to split at ends of spine. (Strachan p.106). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: L'Histoire Tragique de Romeo Montecchio & ...
Publisher: Pierre Vorms
Publication Date: 1947
Illustrator: Prassinos, Mario
Book Description Paris, Pierre Vorms,, 1947. Gr.-8°, Broschiert. Condition: Gut. 136 gez. Seiten + Tafeln Schönes Exemplar mit den Beilagen im orig. Schuber. Selten sehr geringf. stockfleckig. 55 / 56 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Seller Inventory # 111817
Book Description P., Vorms, 1947, in-4, en ff., chemise et étui éd., 136 pp. (SS20) 12 burins in-t. de Mario PRASSINOS et ornements gravés sur bois par Gérard ANGIOLINI. Un des 25 pur chiffon Malacca des papeteries de Lana avec suite des burins et des ornements. Seller Inventory # 1350259