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by O'Hara, Frank; De Kooning, Willem [Art]

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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1988. First Edition. Near Fine. Limited edition of 550 copies; this copy is #136 with authorized facsimile signature of De Kooning. Elephant folio. Black Nigerian goatskin lettered in gilt, housed in black cloth clamshell case with gilt lettered black leather spine label. Includes 13pp. staplebound Limited Editions Club Letter. A bit of waviness to a few pages in middle of book, else Fine, housed in Very Good slipcase with worn spot to back edge of spine, a bit of pilling to cloth. Letter has small light crease to bottom corners, else near fine. 17 original lithographs by De Kooning, reproduced from charcoal drawings, illustrating the New York School poet's ode to the Dutch-American abstract expressionist painter.


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O'Hara, Frank; De Kooning, Willem [Art]
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First Edition
The Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
abstract expressionism, New York School, poetry, art
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Poetry; Art;

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A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description. Further,...
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Goatskin, leather made from goat, is durable and easy to dye. The original and finest examples of Morocco binding are goatskin....
First Edition
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