Mr. Knife Miss Fork

Illustrated by Max Ernst (German (active in France and the United States), 1891–1976)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

G. R. Minkoff, Bibliography of Black Sun Books, A41; Rainwater 30; Roth, Book of 101 Books, pp. 66-67


Overall: 18.4 x 12.3 x 1.8 cm (7 1/4 x 4 13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 19 original photograms

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Black Sun Press, 1931) 18 cm; [2 ff.] 38 pp. [1 f.], plus 19 plates; original publisher’s gilt- and blind-stamped black buckram (red cloth box).

Surreal literary illustrations.

Paris: Black Sun Press, 1931


Gardner Colby Walworth (born 1878; bookplate); Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston (Cat. 142 [2008], no. 44), from whom purchased by MFA, March 26, 2008.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund