Signed Robert Mapplethorpe a Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud First Edition 1986


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Robert Mapplethorpe & Arthur Rimbaud. A Season in Hell.
[New York]: The Limited Editions Club, 1986. Quarto.
One of 1000 numbered copies of which this is number 269.
Signed in pencil by Mapplethorpe and Schmidt.

First edition in this format, illustrated with eight dust-grain photogravures after photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, printed by Jon Goodman on handmade etching paper. The translation is a revised version of Paul Schmidt’s translation, printed parallel with the original French text. One of one thousand numbered copies, printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress on mouldmade paper, and signed by Mapplethorpe and Schmidt.

Quarto. Full plum-red oasis morocco by the Jovonis Bindery. A fine, unfaded copy in slipcase, with club newsletter.

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