DUCHAMP, Marcel. Transition - A Quarterly Review. Number 26. With texts by James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and others. 208 pp., plus ads. 8vo., original wrappers, with front cover designed by Duchamp, preserved in a grey cloth box. New York: Transition, 1937.
Duchamp designed this cover using a reproduction of his readymade 'Comb' and an image of the journal's masthead. The same reproduction (but without the 'Transition' masthead) is included in all copies of 'The Box in a Valise,' 1941. According to Sylvia Beach, James Joyce told her jokingly that "the comb with thick teeth shown on this cover was the one used to comb out "Work in Progress," (Schwarz). An unusually fine copy of this fragile item..
Schwarz, The Complete Work of Marcel Duchamp No.457. Slocum & Cahoon 70.
Item nr. 167430