Le Mort. 2 Vols. (Complete) 1/10 COPIES [WITH ORIGINAL COPPER PLATE, ORIGINAL DRAWING AND ... Le Mort. 2 Vols. (Complete) 1/10 COPIES [WITH ORIGINAL COPPER PLATE, ORIGINAL DRAWING AND ... Le Mort. 2 Vols. (Complete) 1/10 COPIES [WITH ORIGINAL COPPER PLATE, ORIGINAL DRAWING AND ... Le Mort. 2 Vols. (Complete) 1/10 COPIES [WITH ORIGINAL COPPER PLATE, ORIGINAL DRAWING AND ...

Le Mort. 2 Vols. (Complete) 1/10 COPIES [WITH ORIGINAL COPPER PLATE, ORIGINAL DRAWING AND ADDITIONAL ETCHINGS ALL SIGNED BY ANDRE MASSON]

Bataille, Georges; André Masson

Published by Au Vent d'Arles, Paris, 1964
Condition: vg Soft cover
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Oblong folio. [4], LVII, [11]. Original full vellum, bevelled edges. Title blind-stamped to upper panel and black lettering on spine. One of only 10 de luxe copies, containing 9 etchings with color aquatint, one original signed drawing by André Masson and an original copper plate, the latter inserted into the front cover. Limitation page signed by André Masson. With an additional suite of 9 hand-colored etchings, plus one refused, all signed by Masson, laid into publisher's vellum spine over beige cloth boards. Each etching protected with a tissue-guard. Volumes housed in original leather edged beige cloth slipcase. Bataille's final erotic text, in which he crystallises his central notion of "érotisme" (the logical end of eroticism is death), into a harrowing story. It is boldly and somewhat abstractly illustrated, as was his first erotic fiction "Histoire de l'Oeil" by his friend and long-time collaborator André Masson. Slight rubbing to edges of slipcase. Minor soiling on spines. Closed surface tears along inner front joint of main volume, firmly holding. Sporadic and minor offsetting on pages (not affecting plates). Text in French. Slipcase in overall good, bindings in good+ and interior in very good condition (with plates in fine condition). About the author: Georges Bataille (1897-1962) was a French writer. Although several philosophers have been significantly influenced by his thought, Bataille tended not to refer to himself as a philosopher. Founder of several journals and literary groups, Bataille is the author of an oeuvre both abundant and diverse: readings, poems, essays on innumerable subjects (on the mysticism of economy, in passing of poetry, philosophy, the arts, eroticism). He sometimes published under pseudonyms, and some of his publications were banned. He was relatively ignored during his lifetime and scorned by contemporaries such as Jean-Paul Sartre as an advocate of mysticism, but after his death had considerable influence on authors such as Michel Foucault, Philippe Sollers, and Jacques Derrida, all of whom were affiliated with the journal Tel Quel. His influence is felt in the work of Jean Baudrillard, as well as in the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan. Bookseller Inventory # 27195

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Title: Le Mort. 2 Vols. (Complete) 1/10 COPIES [...

Publisher: Au Vent d'Arles, Paris

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:vg

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited First edition.

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