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Ferlinghetti & Bracaval, At La Puerta Escondida 1/35  

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At La Puerta Escondida

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence with Bertrand Bracaval

[Guenrouet, France]

Pré Nian



Loose leaves laid into heavy paper wrapper and issued in a hand-made box designed by Jeanne Frere. 37 x 39 cm. (14½x15") No. 11 of 35 signed and numbered copies. 

Scarce and beautiful poet/artist collaboration. Signed by Ferlinghetti on the title leaf and by Bracaval at the limitation. Each of the five full-page etchings are numbered 11/35 and signed by Bertrand Bracaval. Limited to an edition of 35 copies bound thus, plus 5 A.C., signed by both Ferlinghetti and Bracaval. 

The poem appears in English and in French (translated by Ève Lerner) on separate pages. Bracaval has been awarded many prizes through nearly four decades beginning with the Prix Lafont in 1967 and most recently the Prix Robert Beltz in 2002. His works are continually exhibited and are held in such public collections as the Centre George Pompidou, British Library, and the Boston Athenaeum.

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