Max ERNST. Sept Microbes (1953). Microscopic Surrealism
Ernst, Max. Sept Microbes: Vus à Travers Un Tempérament. Paris: Les Editions Cercle des Arts, 1953. First edition. One of 1,000 numbered copies.
A delightful production featuring 30 very small tipped-in plates after miniature paintings executed in Sedona, Arizona. According to his friend and fellow artist Roland Penrose, Ernst "decided to paint small works that could be easily transported in a suitcase." With the ownership signature of architectural historian Wayne Andrews. Minor repair to spine, as is ever necessary with this particular title; very good in folded wrappers over boards. In a custom slipcase.