Miserable Miracle (La Mescaline)

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    First Edition.

    26cm x 20cm. [vi], 122, [1] pages, [23] leaves of black and white illustrations. Full red decorative leather, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Text is in French.

    The accounts, observations, and literary manifestations of Henri Michaux (1899-1984), Belgian born French poet and artist, while on mescaline. Associated with the Tachiste movement in the 1940s and 1950s, Michaux was one of the original 20th century artists to take drugs and make art. This copy has been finely bound in full leather by Queensland bookbinder Karen McGuire, with a design based on one of Michaux’s drawings. One of the standard edition of 1,500 numbered copies, of which this is 1,256.

    Binding is in Fine Condition. Minor foxing to edges. Minor bump to crown fore-edge corner of text block. Near Fine Condition.

    $1,100.00 AUD

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