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Un Coup De Des Jamais N'Abolira Le Hasard / Mallarme, Stephane; Masson, Andre., 1961

Identifier: CC-29554-30922

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Scope and Contents

This publication was the first book commissioned for the bibliophile society, Du Livre et de l'Estampe Moderne. It was the personal copy of the bibliophile, Monsieur Roger Coulon. The prints were created in handwritten and freely drawn pages conceptualizing the idea of the freedom and majesty of Mallarme's poem. The colors used are subdued earth tones of green, orange, grey, gold and lavender suggesting earthly landscapes. The handwritten text of the poem coordinates with the drawings. The cover of the museum board folder and the slipcase are both decorated with applications of cloud-like cicles of white paint on a brown background. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1961



0 See container summary (29 prints (lithograph, folded) in folder (lithograph, papercard) + folder (cardboard, hand painted) + slipcase (museum board, hand painted)) ; prints 44 x 33 cm, in paper card folder 45 x 34 x 2 cm + cardboard folder 45 x 35 x 4 cm + slipcase 46 x 35 x 5 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

portfolio sh 1904

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Paris, France : Les Amateurs du Livre et de l'Estampe Mo. Signed by: Andre Masson (c.- final page); 2 illegible signatures (c.- final page). Nationality of creator: French. General: 77 copies of 102 total copies. 7 number copy. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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