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Desire Caught by the Tail

Picasso, Pablo


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Desire Caught By The Tail

By Pablo Picasso

A play written and illustrated by the author

Published by Rider and Company, London, 1950. Hardback with dustjacket.Approx board size: 19cm H x 13.5cm W (7 ½”H x 5 ¼”W). 60pp. Terracotta cloth, with gilt title to the front and spine. Preface and translation by Bernard Frechtman. Red dust jacket front designed by Picasso, with reviews to the back and photographic portrait on the inside flap and advertisements on the inside; Frontispiece self portrait, and a further 3 b/w line drawings illustrate the text. Condition: Very good – Spine text dull; Ghosting to the endpapers; No foxing – Clean, Bright and Tight; No inscriptions. Jacket with some small tears and chipping; Spine and edge of front faded, now under a removable protective cover.


Overall Condition – Very good.


Surrealist drama written during the first winter of the German occupation of Paris.

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