Ramon de Rachilde (Marguerite Eymeryl)
Editions D'art Agori, Paris
35 Original etchings.
"The ultimate decadent novel" featuring
Fini's most pretty and lyrical artwork. Available in standard
(Edition of 275).
Also available is book #14 which includes 35 pencil
signed illustrations, an origianl pen-and-ink study, and an original
engraved copper plate.
Perfect Little Girls
Comtesse de Segur
Editiosn Art et Valeurs, Paris
20 signed original tinted etchings; loose pages
as issued; contained in a red cardboard 'faux' book with red cloth
cover heavily embossed with gold lettering and both gold and blind
The fey, something nasty, illustrations say all
there is to be said about little girls; from sweet to cruel, it
is all there mirroring Fini's view of children "I don't like
them because when they are in a room, no one pays attention to
Edited by Philippe LaBau
Presentation by Alain Bosquet
Illustrations by Fini, Cremonini, Man Ray, Herold,
Lamy, Ferrer and others.
All lithographs and texts are signed by the artist or author.
20 artists have illustrated texts by 20 authors. The book is bound
in a black and gold embossed turquoise leather cover that is further
contained in a fitted 'faux' book box.
La Grande Parade des Chats
The Great Cat's Parade
Editions Agori; Paris
60 Original full color lithographs, bound in pictorial board cover
with Fini-designed orange and black cats in a slipcase of the same
This book is the cat-loving Fini letter her legendary sense of the
ridiculous run rampant.
Since this book has often been destroyed to allow the sale of individual
lithos, a bound copy is exceptionally rare.
Edition of 230, CFM has #57/230
Histoire de Vibrissa
The Story of Vibrissa
Edition Tchou, Paris
Signed and numbered on the colophon; Maroon leather,
gold embossed cover and spine with tinted etching on vellum inset
onto cover. The text, a burlesaue about a cat queen and her friends,
is in Fini's handwriting and interspersed with numerous sketching
of erotic, droll cats, many of which are based on various personal
friends of Fini. A wickedly funny story with equally outrageous
and wonderful pen and ink illustrations.
Edition of 250
Le Concile d'amour
English Language translated from the German by Oreste Pucciani
Viking Press, NY
Includes many photographs of the 1968 Paris production
of the controversial play. With five new drawings by Fini created
especially for this book. Cloth bound with pictorial dust-jacket.
This is the script for the production that won Fini the quivalent
of the "Tony" for production and costume design. The
often lewd and bawdy costumes, along with a story that pushed
the bounderies of sacrilage caused a scandal when it opened.
Also available in paperback.
Les Descriptions Merveilleuses
Editions D'Art Agori, Bourg-la-Reine
10 original tinted etchings. Gray marbled paper hinged presentation
box; loose pages as published. Many of the charming and funny
original wash drawings are available at CFM Gallery.
Edition of 220, Plus 35 Artist's Copies
Leonor Fini: Musee de poche
With a Biography by Constantin Jelenski
Le Musee de poche-Feldsonhardt, Paris
39 black and white and 23 full color illustrations of both Fini
and her work; a difficult to find, basic comprehensive look
at Fini and her work. This is the only existent biography of
Fini up to this time that is based on accurate information.
Pictorial paper wraps.
Visages pour Delie
Faces for Delie
12 signed original lithographs with poems by Sceve.
Loose pages as issued, contained in a gray cloth portfolio. These
lithographs were done as a memorial to the great Italian actress
Anna Magnanni who was an extremely close friend of Fini's. Upon
learning of her death, Fini retired to her studio wehre she refused
to come out for days. She had food left on trays outside the door.
When she emerged she spoke to her agent, gave him the watercolors
and said "This is for Anna, do something with them."
This porfolio is the result.
Edition of 300, Plus 20 Artist's Copies
Le Concile d'Amour
The Council of Love
Grafik Europa Anstalt, Geneva
22 original tinted dry point etchings; seven years after causing
a sensation (and winning the Critic's Award) for her controversial
costumes and sets for this play, Fini illustrated a deluxe edition
book with equally shocking imagery; this oversize book is housed
in a red porfolio further encased in a matching red, gold embossed
presentation box. All graphics, as well as the colophon are pencil
signed by Leonor Fini.
Edition of 250
Images de la Morte Douce
Images of Sweet Death
Jean-Paul Guibbert, Paris
18 original etchings, loose in illustrated white
paper folio contained in a gray-brown cloth presentation box.
CFM holds copy EA/35, signed in the colophon by Fini. The text
is a series of eulogies for an assortment of professions and lifestyle
of the departed. A beautifully romantic series of images and texts.
Edition of 244.
Le Livre de Leonor Fini
The Leonor Fini Book
Editions Clairefontaine, Vilo, Paris
Brown cloth boards in dust jacket with photograph of Fini. Profusely
illustrated with photographs, reproductions of paintings, drawigns
and depictions of influences on her life and work. The definatie
study of her life as an artist, writer, designer, illustrator,
personality and visionary.
Also available in an updated and improved Second
German Language Edition published by Desch, Munchen.