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Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989)

A Season in Hell, by Arthur Rimbaud, 1986 (English translation by Paul Schmidt); Eight photogravures; Signed by Mapplethorpe and Paul Schmidt and numbered 533 of 1000; 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" (largest); Publisher: The Limited Editions Club; Provenance: Private Collection

Sale Price: $1,625

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Condition Report

Signed and numbered in pencil last page. Black slip case is stained and has some surface dirt and scuffs. The red leather cover of the book is in good condition. There are two small scuffs near the 'A' and 'S' in 'A Season in Hell" on spine. The pages of the book are clean without folds. There are pieces of tissue over each photogravure. Some of these tissue sheets are creased and folded, but remain protective. Please be advised that condition reports are often updated during preview. Please be sure to check for updated condition reports the day of the sale, as there may have been a change or addition.