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JOC SECUND. 1930. A HORS COMMERCE EXAMPLE (ONE OF 50 ROMAN NUMBERED COPIES) IN VERY FINE CONDITION WITH A DEDICATION FROM BARBU TO HIS FRIEND ALEXANDRU BUSUIOCEANU.

£995.00

Bucharest: Editura Cultura Nationala, 1930

19.5 x 13cm, 108pp plus original wrappers. All bound into privately commissioned, blue half leather boards.

The first edition of this book of “hermetic” poems from the Romanian avant garde-ist with a full page, woodcut portrait of the author by the dadist Janco (Ianco) as frontispiece

The title translates as “Second game: verses”.  This copy is in fine condition and is augmented by a hand-dedication from Ion Barbu to another Rumanian poet, Alexandru Busuioceanu, dated December 23th, 1929.

This example of this already very scarce book is from a small number of hors commerce copies retained by Barbu which were printed on better paper “semivelina vargata” and numbered (here “VIII” from only 50 such copies. Rare.

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