“TO POSSESS THE TRUTH IN ONE BODY AND ONE SOUL”: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE’S RIMBAUD, SIGNED
MAPPLETHORPE, Robert. A Season in Hell. Translated by Paul Schmidt. With Photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. (New York): The Limited Editions Club, (1986). Small folio, original full red morocco, original black cloth slipcase. $1950.
Signed limited edition, number 137 of only 1000 copies, signed by Robert Mapplethorpe and translator Paul Schmidt, with eight superb photogravure plates after photographs by Mapplethorpe.
This lovely private-press edition was designed by Benjamin Shiff, printed at the Wild Carrot Press and bound by Jovonis. The original French text and the English translation are printed on facing pages.
A fine copy.