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Mr. Knife Miss Fork

1931
Illustrated by Max Ernst (German (active in France and the United States), 1891–1976), In collaboration with Man Ray (American, 1890–1976), Author René Crevel (French, 1900–1935), Translator Kay Boyle (American, 1902–1992), Publisher Black Sun Press (founded in 1927), Binding by A.J. Gonon (French, 20th century)


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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2008.93

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 19 original photograms

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

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

Provenance

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