Benares By Sandrine Balleydier Et Christophe Merlin [SIGNED]
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Benares By Sandrine Balleydier Et Christophe Merlin  [SIGNED]
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Glenat, Grenoble, Oct. 2002, First Edition, First Printing as stated on colophon page, in the original French. SIGNED and dated 'Paris 2003' on the title page by the author Sandrine Balleydier and photographer Fred Bessac, with a warm dedication in French to the great jazz saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose book this was. A small photograph, presumably by Fred Bessac whose wonderful photographs appear throughout the book, is tipped in next to the inscription. A love letter to India and specifically to Benares (Varanasi) which the much travelled author and artist first discovered at nineteen, a collage of the co-authors' text in French, photographs, drawings, gouaches, watercolours and Super 8 shots. In pictorial cloth boards, fine, tight, unmarked. Dust jacket is fine, unclipped, slightly rubbed. We can find no reference to other signed copies. Scarce, with interesting jazz association. NF297

Benares By Sandrine Balleydier Et Christophe Merlin  [SIGNED]
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Benares By Sandrine Balleydier Et Christophe Merlin  [SIGNED]
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Benares By Sandrine Balleydier Et Christophe Merlin  [SIGNED]
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Benares By Sandrine Balleydier Et Christophe Merlin  [SIGNED]
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Benares By Sandrine Balleydier Et Christophe Merlin  [SIGNED]
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Benares By Sandrine Balleydier Et Christophe Merlin  [SIGNED]
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