Paris: Editions Theophile Briant, 1928
25,6 x 16,6cm, 80pp. Original wrappers. First edition of this the surrealist’s first book which in the trade edition was illustrated by Max Jacob with four original b/w drawings hors texte.
This is a hors commerce example, unnumbered but on a special Madagascar paper reserved only for reviewers and friends of the artist (the rest of the edition consisted of 5 examples on japon, 15 on hollande copies and 150 on velin d’arches).
Additionally there is a exceptional full page (humorous and very friendly) relatively long, hand-written dedication to the early surrealist gallerist Pierre Colle (who was the person who first exhibited Dali as a solo artist – and for that matter, Tanguy….). Also found here is also a small Hugnet drawing of a head which he has entitled a “portrait de l’emmerde de la preface no 2” which is signed and dated 5 june 1928. A very good example.
Obviously unique and a wonderful association copy.
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