Paris: Abrams, 1960. Picasso. First. hardcover. 25 leaves. Illustrated throughout with handsomely printed lithographs (20 in b/w including 1 single-sided, and 19 in color, including 10 single-sided). The 11 page text pamphlet with foreword by Georges Boudaille is inserted at pocket in front. Narrow spiral bound folio with green printed card covers, housed inside a pictorial cloth folding slipcase with printed mylar wrapper. New York: Harry Abrams & Editions Cercle d'Arte, (1960). First American edition. Steel rings are just a touch rusty, and there is a small area of light staining at head of spine, otherwise a fine copy in a near fine case and dust wrapper. A very scarce and beautifully reproduced facsimile sketchbook. fine / near fine.
Limited edition -- one of 1000 copies. This portfolio is an exact facsimile of a sketchbook worked from November 1st, 1955 to January 14th, 1956... It puts into the hands of the art lover documents of a kind usually accessible only to the artist's close friends.