(New York: Limited Editions Club, 1986). 292 x 191 mm. (11 1/2 x 7 1/2"). xii, 87 pp.,  leaves.Translated and with an introduction by Paul Schmidt. No. 787 OF 1,000 COPIES, signed by the translator and the artist.
Publisher's crimson Nigerian Oasis goatskin stamped in black. In the original black linen slipcase. WITH EIGHT HAND-RUBBED PHOTOGRAVURES BY ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE. Printed in English and French. Small (naturally occurring?) dimple on front board, otherwise in mint condition.
This is a virtually as-new copy of a typically fine production from the 1980s incarnation of the Limited Editions Club, bringing together the work of two "enfants terribles," Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91), the libertine Symbolist poet whose relationship with Paul Verlaine provided much of the material for this work, and Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-89), the controversial and influential photographer who died of AIDS not long after this volume was published. (ST11938c)
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PJP Catalog: 67.241