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1960

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1993

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Book Cover, Montesquieu: The Persian Letters, 1960

This is a book cover. It was written by J. Robert Loy and designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen and made for (as the client) Meridian Books. It is dated 1960 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Dave Slatoff and Tamar Cohen and catalogued by Julia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 18.2 x 23.5 cm (7 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black, vertically, back cover lower right: Elaine Lustig; in black, front cover within white rectangle: The / Persian Letters / MONTESQUIEU / a new translation / edited, translated, and / introduced by J. Robert Loy; in green, below: MERIDIAN BOOKS M104 $1.55

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Montesquieu: The Persian Letters, 1960; Designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (American, 1927 - 2016); USA; lithograph on white wove paper; H x W: 18.2 x 23.5 cm (7 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-41

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