Les Elements: La Mer. by MILOSZ, [Oskar Wladisław de Lubicz].…

Les Elements: La Mer. by MILOSZ, [Oskar Wladisław de Lubicz]. PRANAS, Gailius. illustrator.

~ Les Elements: La Mer. Saint-Cloud: Antarès, 1970.

Narrow oblong folio (220 × 550 mm), 18 leaves with linocut text and illustration, uncut and loose as issued in the original wrapper with linocut cover illustration, original cloth box with further linocut. Two original drawings. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

COPY NUMBER 1 OF 120 COPIES, WITH 2 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST. Oscar Milosz was a French-Lithuanian poet, playwright, essayist and representative of Lithuania at the League of Nations. His collection of poems Les Élémens appeared in 1911. Lithuanian-born Paris artist Pränas (1928–2015) apparently only illustrated/issued La Mer of the Elements sequence. His abstract expressionist linocuts are deeply impressed in thick paper.

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