Book, 20 x 12.9 cm, 401 p, language : English, publisher : Calder Publications /Riverrun Press, London/New York, Series : Modern European Classics From Calder, ISBN : 071454311X.
Materials: Ink, paper
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/284).
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