La Fin du monde, filmée par l'ange N.D. (The End of the World Filmed by the Angel of Notre Dame), 1919
Author: Blaise Cendrars (Frédéric-Louis Sauser; French, born Switzerland. 1887-1961).
Publisher: Paris: Editions de la Sirène, 1919.
Page size: 12⅜ × 9'¾6" (31.5 × 25 cm).
Images: 22 pochoirs (including half-title, title page, chapter titles, and colophon), 6 with line-block reproductions of ink drawings, in color on ivory wove Lafuma paper (except wrapper).
Edition: 1,225: 25 numbered 1-25 on Rives paper; 1,200 numbered 26-1,225 on Lafuma paper.
Printers: Pochoirs, Richard, Paris; text, Frazier-Soye, Paris.
Collection: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Louis E. Stern Collection
The following is quoted from the original publicity materials:
"Cendrars's twentieth-century satire La Fin du monde (The End of the World) is organized like a movie script and given a dizzying pictorial environment by Léger. Compressing space in the Cubist manner, Léger invokes a sense of simultaneity with overlapping and repetitive geometric and alphabetic forms."