Homage to Picasso on His 70th Birthday: Drawings and Watercolors Since 1893, Lund Humphries, 1951, SC, VG.

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Penrose, Roland, and Paul Eluard. London, Lund Humphries, 1951. 
English & French, Very Good, SC, 4to, 12 1/4" x 9 3/4", Unpaginated.

Pictorial softcover, featuring color illustrations to front and back, minor foxing and toning throughout text block and edges, small 1/4" tear to fore-edge of 12 pages near front, minor wear to edges and tips, otherwise, sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Good glassine paper cover, black lettering to front and spine, notable wear and tear along top and bottom edges, some toning to edges, otherwise, clean and intact.  Unpaginated, replete with 77 black-and-white images, 3 full-color plates, essay by Roland Penrose, essay by Paul Eluard, and List of Illustrations. Published on the occasion of the Pablo Picasso's commemorative birthday exhibition "Drawings and Watercolor Since 1853" at Dover Street in London on October 25, 1951. From Roland Penrose's essay: "The generous and sustained power of Picasso's genius is nowhere more apparent than in his drawings, wherein he gives us intimate occasions to observe the process of his creation. His drawings are like soundings taken in regions where the mysteries of the unconscious lie hidden." Acquired from the private library of photorealist, Robert Bechtle and art historian, Whitney Chadwick.