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Le bateau ivre / A. Rimbaud ; les illustrations, la relivre et la calligraphie ont fait par Konstantine Kalinovitch.,
[7] leaves, 7 leaves of plates ; 17 cm.
Collection number: MS 0051

"Ce livre a edite a un exemplaire."Mounted etchings.Unique copy of Arthur Rimbaud's poem "Le bateau ivre", with illustrations, binding and calligraphy by Konstantine Kalinovitch.

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Biographical Note

Konstantine Kalinovitch was born in Novokuznetsk, Russia, in 1960. He received his training at the Ukraine Institute of Polygraphy. He specializes in highly-detailed small-scale etchings and wood-engravings, particularly book plates. In 1992 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in Great Britain. His work has been widely exhibited from Toronto to Moscow. There were four showings of his work in London during the 1990's alone. Arthur Rimbaud was a French writer of poems and prose. His career was brief and brilliant. "Le bateau ivre" was written when he was 17; it was with this poem that he travelled from Charleville to Paris and immediate critical acclaim. He abandoned writing for a mercantile career in Abyssinia, returning to France because of illness. He died in Marseille, France in 1891 at the age of 37.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Poem by A. Rimbaud. Mounted etchings, calligraphy, and binding by Konstantine Kalinovitch. Bound in 1/2 black leather, 1/2 red-and-black brocade, with small brass plate engraved with Rimbaud's signature mounted on the leather. Copy is unique.

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