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    Sale 2497 | Lot 155
    Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
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    • Sale 2497 Lot 155

      MARIE LAURENCIN. "Alice in Wonderland." Complete set of the 6 original plates with hand-finishing for The Black Sun Press edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Colored pencil over printed proofs on wove paper. 275x363 mm; 10 3/4x14 1/4 inches. Each signed in colored pencil, lower margins. Accompanied by a set of the canceled outline proofs on Rives BFK paper, from the printer E. Desjobert, each stamped, signed and dated October 1930, and the prospectus from the publisher. Laid into original portfolio of cream paper over silver boards with bronze cloth spine and cloth ties (worn but holding). Paris, 1930

      Estimate $15,000 - 25,000

      The actual finished originals by Laurencin, inside a set of outline designs printed as proofs. Her original outlines would have been made directly on lithographic stones for printing, whereas this manuscript series was prepared for the printers to create color-separation plates (which explains why the color-printed images in the book do not precisely match the published drawings). One of Laurencin's most famous illustrated books and among the best and most important modern interpretations of Alice in Wonderland.