Bound in full leather, with slipcase, this is a huge over-sized book, measuring 12.5" x 17.5", with fold-outs and hundreds of images. This special deluxe edition was limited to only 666 copies, with each copy having a limited edition, signed and numbered lithograph tipped in. This copy is numbered #73 of 666, and the lithograph has also been signed by H. This was the only time that the two volumes were combined into a single volume, with full leather binding, and a specially made slipcase, which is blind-stamped with the title. The book itself is near mint, but the lithograph print which was originally tipped in, onto the title page, has torn loose.Largely due to the fact that the litho was printed on card stock, and when opened as a'page', and turned, it naturally causes stress to the card stock, and causes it to tear. Luckily, the tear along the left edge is not all that significant, and if trimmed, will look perfect. In my opinion, it would make much better sense to frame the print, rather than to try and tip it back into the book. While it would be possible to do that, the same problem will arise again - so I would not advise doing that. Photo 4 shows the print when it was still tipped in.
Photo 5 shows the tear along the tipped seam. Photo 6 shows the print as it is now - needing a slight trim along the left hand edge. There is also a very slight split, between the pages (at the top - see photo 7), where the litho was tipped in. This is not serious, and some glue will fix it. This copy comes with the COA from Galerie Morpheus.
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