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COCTEAU (Jean)

Published by Paris, Librairie Stock, 1923 (1923)

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Item Description: Paris, Librairie Stock, 1923, 1923. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. 1ère édition. In-4 (28,7 x 23,5 cm), demi-maroquin noir à encadrement, plats de feuilles de balsa encadrés d’un filet doré, dos lisse, doublure et gardes de feuilles de balsa, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture et dos, étui bordé (rel. signée de J.-P. Miguet). Édition originale illustrée de 128 dessins à pleine page hors texte de Jean Cocteau, dont les portraits d’illustres contemporains : Auric, Diaghilev, Picasso, Poulenc, Radiguet, Léon Bakst, Satie, etc. L'un des 25 premiers exemplaires sur Japon Impérial (n° 15) comportant un très beau dessin original de Jean Cocteau, qui est reproduit en page 209 et titré "Le Bienfaiteur (Monte-Cristo)". Exemplaire exceptionnel dans lequel sont ajoutés 11 dessins originaux, pour la plupart à l'encre, de Jean Cocteau exécutés à l’époque de l’ouvrage et restés inédits. On trouve parmi ceux-ci un portrait de Georges Auric, des dessins érotiques, etc. Légères griffures sur les plats en balsa, mais néanmoins très désirable exemplaire. Livre d'occasion. Bookseller Inventory # 3675

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L'Art Décoratif de Léon Bakst (The Decorative: Bakst, Leon; Arsène

Bakst, Leon; Arsène Alexandre (Essay); Jean Cocteau (Notes on the Ballets)

Published by Maurice de Brunoff, Paris (1913)

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Item Description: Maurice de Brunoff, Paris, 1913. Hardcover. Book Condition: vg. Limited First edition. 1/20. Folio. [6], 49, [5]pp (text), 77 leaves (plates), [8]pp. Uncut. Original gilt-stamped full vellum, with gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Book housed in its original green cloth clamshell box, with title laid on front panel. Laid in, an original pochoir-highlighted watercolor signed and dated in pencil by the artist at lower right margin. Mounted photogravure frontispiece portrait of Leon Bakst signed by himself at lower margin. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative head- and tailpieces after Bakst. Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg (Bakst), painter and stage designer realized his greatest artistic success in the Alesandrinksy and Maryinsky theaters, and later from 1901 to 1921 with Diaghilev at the Ballet Russe where he designed more productions than any other artist. Theater and costume designs for more than ten ballet works appear in this splendid deluxe edition containing 77 tipped-in plates, all but one after Bakst, including 4 folding and 50 in full color, with pochoir highlights. The striking plates of Leon Bakst's stage sets and costumes for the Ballet Russe accompany synopses of the plays by Jean Cocteau for which they were designed. Bakst's brilliant control of color, line and decoration give his stage pictures a visual rhythm. Color and chromatic combinations were used emotionally and sensuously. The splendid costumes are richly decorated with myriad motifs and decorative shapes. Descriptive letterpress of each plate is on the verso of the preceding plate. Our copy is No. 17 of 20 deluxe copies reserved for the Russian market, out of a total edition of 80 deluxe copies (Catalogue Sotheby's 1968). Clamshell box split in two. One side panel missing. Heavy rubbing on both front and back panels. Original watercolor loosed from its frame, but frame still present. Text in French. Box in overall poor to fair, binding and interior in very good condition. About the artist: Born in Russia in 1866, Léon Bakst belonged to that young generation of European artists who rebelled against 19th century stage realism, which had become pedantic and literal, without imagination or theatricality. There were no specialist trained theatre designers, so painters like Vuillard in France, Munch in Scandinavia and Léon Bakst and Alexandre Benois in Russia turned their painting skills to theatre design. Bakst's fame lay in the ballets he designed for the Diaghilev Ballets Russes, and huge pageant spectaculars for dancer and patron, Ida Rubinstein. Bookseller Inventory # 38140

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Cocteau, Jean & Giorgio de Chirico

Published by Paris, Desjobert (1934)

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Item Description: Paris, Desjobert, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to, loose sheets in plain white folder with ties, folder bit worn, 10 b&w lithos by de Chirico, #70/110 with each plated numbered as such.(VVclst). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5755860923

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La danse de Sophocle: COCTEAU Jean

COCTEAU Jean

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Item Description: Mercure de France, 1912. Couverture rigide. - Mercure de France, Paris 1912, 15x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 7 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers, le nôtre portant le n°1 et spécialement imprimé pour la mère de Jean Cocteau. Reliure à la bradel en plein vélin, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin brun, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête rouge, reliure de l'époque signée de Dupré. Légères piqûres affectant principalement les marges de certains feuillets. Émouvant et exceptionnel envoi autographe daté et signé de Jean Cocteau à sa mère, en latin, qui reprend l'un des vers des Bucoliques de Virgile : « Incipe, parve puer : cui non risere parentes, nec deus hunc mensa, dea nec dignita cubili est. / Virgile. / Jean » dont voici la traduction française : « Enfant, reconnais-la : le fils à qui ses parents n'ont point souri n'est digne ni d'approcher de la table d'un dieu, ni d'être admis au lit d'une déesse. » Exemplaire unique. Lorsqu'il publie ce troisième recueil de poésie, Cocteau, jeune prodige de 23 ans, est adulé par les cercles artistiques et littéraires. Intime de Proust, ami de Jacques-Emile Blanche, fidèle de Nijinski et Diaghilev et disciple d'Anna de Noailles, son ambition est de réunir dans sa personne tous les talents qui l'entourent. La Danse de Sophocle, référence à la danse que « le jeune et divin Sophocle » exécuta nu dans Athènes, après la victoire navale de Salamine, reflète l'ambition et l'exaltation du jeune Cocteau : romancier, peintre, danseur, poète, il se sent véritablement « digne d'approcher la table [des] dieu[x] ». « à égalité avec les meilleurs artistes, il était un truchement entre Dieu et la Terre. » Dans sa biographie, Claude Arnaud consacre un chapitre (« Le dieu vivant ») à la psychologie du poète à cette époque : « Il était un fragment détaché du créateur. L'un des organes terrestres par lesquels cet Être en évolution délibérait, et finalement tranchait, afin d'améliorer sa création. » Ainsi, c'est un Cocteau affranchi de ses illustres modèles et assumant pleinement sa divinité artistique qui se dévoile dans ce recueil extatique à l'instar du poème éponyme : Grâce à vous, cher orgueil, je portais l'auréole Offerte par le Dieu charmant de la parole, [.] Grâce à vous, j'ai connu les frénétiques luttes Où la plume et la feuille et le morne encrier Sont les liens des vers que l'on voudrait crier, Que l'on voudrait hurler, chanter, soupirer, rire, [.] Et qu'il faut, lorsqu'ils sont en nous et qu'on le sent, Les laisser ruisseler comme un superbe sang. [.] La dédicace à sa mère, sur le premier exemplaire des sept rares grands papiers, témoigne du seul véritable ascendant de Cocteau : Eugénie Cocteau. Mère sacralisée par son fils, elle influa profondément sur la vie du poète comme sur son oeuvre, marquée par l'omniprésence de la figure oedipienne. Claude Arnaud décrit longuement cet « élan filial doublé d'une attention quasi amoureuse [.] : il n'y a que mon amour pour toi qui m'accroche à quelque chose de vrai, le reste me semble un mauvais rêve. » On ne peut d'ailleurs manquer de voir dans le choix de la citation de Virgile cette ambiguïté incestueuse qui lie Cocteau à sa mère. Une des provenances les plus désirables pour cet exemplaire de toute rareté. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of seven numbered copies on Holland paper, the only leading copies, ours with the No. 1 and specially printed for the mother of Jean Cocteau. Binding to bradel in full vellum, smooth back, when golden tail, part of title brown shagreen guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, red head, contemporary binding signed by Dupré. Touching and exceptional autograph dedication signed and dated by the author to his mother, in Latin, who gets a verse of Virgil's Eclogues: "INCIPE, parve puer: cui non Risere relatives, nec deus hunc mensa, dea ultimate dignity cubili is / Virgil / Jean. "which this is the French translation:". Bookseller Inventory # 45274

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Item Description: Paris, Mai 1917. Folio. Bound in a contemporary half cloth (with "Picasso" paper label to spine) - with original illustrated extra wrappers (with a picture by Picasso on the front and the décor for "Baba Iaga" on the back); original illustrated wrappers for "Théatre du Chatelet" (drawing by André Marty on front, and advertisements on back) in grey and red; original illustrated coloured wrappers for "Programme des Ballets Russes" (front wrapper illustrated by Picasso with the Chinaman-costume from "Parade"). An excellent and unusually well perserved copy with only slight browning to some leaves and a very small tear to lower blank margin of first wrapper. Apart from the described wrappers and extra-wrappers, there are, in all, 24 leaves with -mostly photographic- illustrations (four of them with original hand-colouring on top) and 6 leaves of text.Free back end-papr with the original errata-leaf, which also states that the illustrations "Femmes de bonne humeaur" and "Parade" have been hand-painted by Carlos Socrate, after the designs of Bakst and Picasso, and that the front wrapper for "Parade" (the Chinaman) has been handpainted by Picasso himself. Scarce original printing of this seminal avantgarde-publication, the May 1917 "Théatre du Chatelet"- publication that presents Diaghilev's "Ballets Russes" in Paris - here containing the entire separate publication mainly devoted to Jean Cocteau's groundbreaking ballet "Parade" - being one of the most important publications in the history of modern art. It is here, in his presentation-article to "Parade" that Apollinaire coins the term "surrealism" and thus lays the foundation for the seminal cultural movement that Bréton came to lead. Furthermore, the ballet "Parade" represents a historical collaboration between several of the leading artistic minds of the early twentieth century: Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Léonide Massine, and Serge Diaghilev, and is famous, not only for its contents and its music, but also for its magnificent costumes designed by Picasso, the drawings of which are presented in the present publication for the first time - most famously the front cover for the "Parade"-programme, which depicts the "Costume de Chinois du ballet "PARADE"/ Aquarelle de Picasso", an etching with original, stunning pochoir-colouring (hand-painted by Picasso himself!).It is the 1917 ballet "Parade" - the first of the modern ballets - originally presented for the first time in the present publication, that marks Picasso's entry into the public and bourgeois institutions of ballet and theatre and presents Cubism on the stage for the first time. The present publication constitutes an outright revolution in the history of art, theatre, and ballet.Several variants of this spectacular publication exist, but the one we have here is as original and complete as it comes, containing the entire contents of the different variants. We not only have the extremely scarce and fragile dust-wrapper and the equally scarce illustrated coloured double-wrappers (front: "Peinture de Picasso"; back: Décor de Larionow pour le ballet "BABA IAGA"), but also the entire 1917 "Théatre du Chatelet"-programme (in original illustrated wrappers) with the entire separate "parade"-issue -also entitled "Programme des Ballets Russes"- (also in original illustrated wrappers), with more than 20 leaves of photographic illustrations containing pictures of the actors and actresses, also in their spectacular avant-garde-costumes, Bakst's portrait of Leonide Massine, Picasso's portrait of Stavinski, Bakst's portrait of Picasso, Picasso and Massine in the ruins of Pompei, Picasso's drawings of a scene from "Parade" and of Massine, as well as several (mostly humorous) advertisements. But more importantly, we have, apart from the above-mentioned famous Chinaman by Picasso, in original pochoir-colouring, the other famous etching by Picasso "Costume d'acrobate du ballet "Parade"/ Aquarelle de Picasso", also in original poc. Bookseller Inventory # 52873

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CHIRICO. Cocteau, Jean.

Published by Editions des Quatre Chemins., Paris. (1928)

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Item Description: Editions des Quatre Chemins., Paris., 1928. 2 original etchings by de Chirico. (Sheet sizes: 190 x 246 mm; 244 x 191 mm). de Chirico's etchings for Cocteau's Le Mystère Laïc, each signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. [Ciranna 13 & 14]. Bookseller Inventory # 40881

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COCTEAU Jean

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Item Description: 1923. First Edition. COCTEAU, Jean. Dessins. Paris: Libraire Stock, 1923 [i.e. 1924]. Large quarto, original cream paper wrappers, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $9000.Signed limited first edition, number 44 of only 625 copies, this being one of only 50 copies "sur Hollande Van Gelder,"ť with a large laid-in original pen-and-ink drawing by Cocteau entitled "Hommage a Paul Morand,"ť depicting a wealthy woman reclining in a lounge chair, a copy of one of Morand's books dangling from her hand.Dessins contains more than 100 line cuts of Cocteau's early drawings, dedicated to Picasso with the apology: "Poets do not draw. They untie the knots in handwriting and then retie them differently."ť Because some plates were spoiled in the printing and therefore had to be restruck, the work did not actually appear until 1924. Cocteau's large original laid-in drawing depicts a stylish woman lounging on a wooden chair, a copy of a book by Paul Morand dangling from her hand. Paul Morand, often classified as a modernist and imagist, met Cocteau in 1917 at the premiere of Cocteau's ballet Parade. The two were very much part of the same avant-garde artistic and social movements. Morand remained a member of the literary elite throughout his life, though he was an unapologetic collaborator with both the Vichy regime and the Nazis during World War II. Owner signature.Interior generally fine, slight soiling and a bit of wear mainly to extremities of original wrappers, expert joint repairs. A scarce near-fine copy, most desirable with original drawing by Cocteau. Bookseller Inventory # 88343

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COCTEAU (Jean).

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Item Description: Grand in folio, plein maroquin noir doublé de velours vert, dos lisse avec titre doré, toutes tranches dorées, jaquette à recouvrement en demi maroquin noir, étui Bel illustré moderne, avec dix burins originaux de Leopold Survage, tous donnés en trois états. Ouvert par une Préface de Jean Cocteau donnée ici en édition originale, ce recueil regroupe des poèmes extraits de: Léone, Renaud et Armide, Neiges, Plain-Chant, Cherchez Apollon, et Poésie -1920. Le texte de cette édition, dont seulement 210 exemplaires on été tirés, à été composé à la main et imprimé par Fequet et Baudier en caractèrees Europe corps 20. Les superbes Burins de Survage ont quant à eux e té tirés sur les presses à bras de Lacourière et Frélaut. EXEMPLAIRE No. 1, sur papier vélin d?arches pur chiffon à la forme, tiré spécialement pour le Colonel Daniel Sickles, l?un des plus prodigieux bibliophiles du XXe siècle. Après avoir acheté son premier livre à l?âge de quinze ans, celui-ci composa l?une des plus importantes collections de manuscrits, lettres et livres en langue française jamais rassemblés par un seul homme. Pas moins de 21 vacations entre 1989 et 1997 furent nécessaires pour disperser son sa collection, riche de plus de dix milles pièces d?exception.Quelques frottements à la boite, mais l?exemplaire lui même est en parfaite condition. BEAU LIVRE. Bookseller Inventory # 51819

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La Fontaine - Préface de Jean Cocteau et Jean Cassou - Brayer, Brianchon, Buffet, Caillard, Carzou, Chapelain-Midy, Desnoyer, Fini, Fontanarosa, Foujita, Goerg, De Nobili, Oudot, Picart-le-Doux, Planson, Terechkovitch, Touchagues, Vertes, Villon, Waroquier; Alix, Calder, A.M. Cassandre, Cavaillès, Clavé, Clouzot, Paul Colin, Coutaud, Dali, Hermine David, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Valentine Hugo, Félix Labisse, Lagrange, André Marchand, Pignon, Dom Robert, Rohner, Marc Saint-Saëns.

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Item Description: Paris / Monaco: Jaspard, Polus & Cie, 1961, tome I + Paris, C. de Acevedo, 1966, tome II. In-folio (29 x 39 cm). Ensemble de 2 fois 20 fables choisies, chacune illustrée par un artiste différent (1 in-texte et 1 hors-texte pour chacune des fables, soit 40 illustrations au total). 1 des 80 ex. num. (n° 52) sur pur fil d'Arches, avec une double suite de toutes les illustrations dont une sur Hollande, un tirage sur soie de l'un des hors-texte, une décomposition de l'un des hors-texte, enfin la signature autographe des 20 peintres sur chacun de leurs hors-texte reproduits dans l'ouvrage. Le tout sous un emboîtage en chagrin brun imitant la forme d'un grand livre et portant le titre en lettres dorées sur le dos. Couverture rempliée (déchirure sans conséquence au tome I). Petites traces de frottement sur le dos de l'emboîtage. Contenu en parfait état. (Monod 6744). Bookseller Inventory # 1775

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COCTEAU Jean

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Item Description: 1923. First Edition. COCTEAU, Jean. Dessins. Paris: Libraire Stock, 1923 [i.e. 1924]. Large quarto, original paper wrappers, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $8000.First edition, one of only 625 copies, this being one of 100 "sur Madagascar," with a large original pen-and-ink drawing initialed by Cocteau of two baboons and a howling dog.Dessins contains more than 100 line cuts of Cocteau's early drawings, dedicated to Picasso with the apology: "Poets do not draw. They untie the knots in handwriting and then retie them differently." Because some plates were spoiled in the printing and therefore had to be restruck, the work did not actually appear until 1924. Cocteau's large original drawing on the front fly leaf depicts two baboons picking nits and a howling dog. Bookplate of music bibliographer Cecil Hopkinson. From the collection of George Verdak, who danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1942-1951- later became Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Ballet Theater and chairman of the Dance Department at Butler University.Interior fine, inner hinge reinforced. Original wrappers unusually nice. Most desirable and scarce with an original drawing by Cocteau. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 62834

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DIAL - 1920-1929. Complete set as a: T.S. ELIOT, Marc

T.S. ELIOT, Marc CHAGALL, Franz MARC, Natalia GONTCHAROVA, Constantin BRANCUSI, Robert DELAUNAY, Mina LOY, Sherwood ANDERSON, Osip ZADKINE, Max WEBER, Arthur RIMBAUD, Kenneth BURKE, Henry Mc BRIDE, William GROPPER, William Carlos WILLIAMS, Richard BOIX, Waldo FRANK, Jacques LIPCHITZ, Edward P. NAGLE, Paul ROSENFELD, E.E. CUMMINGS, Eric GILL, Gaston LACHAISE, Pablo PICASSO, Marianne MOORE, Edward MUNCH, Thomas MANN, Paul GAUGUIN, Conrad AIKEN, Egon SCIELE, Marie LAURENCIN, Charles DEMUTH, Arthur G. DOVE, Henri MATISSE, Thomas H. BENTON, William ZORACH, Jean COCTEAU, Wyndham LEWIS, Charles VILDRAC, Bertram HARTMAN, Joseph STELLA, Edward NAGLE, Guy PENE du BOIS, Louis ARAGON, Alexander ARCHIPENKO, Jacob EPSTEIN, Odilon REDON, et al.

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Item Description: 1920. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Bon. New York city 1920-1929. The Dial Compagny. 19 volumes fort in-4°, cartonnés et titrés. Du volume 68 (n°1) au volume 86 (n°7 et dernier), au total 115 numéros. Photographies, bois, vignettes, reproductions en noir et en couleur de C. Sheeler, Stieglitz, Picasso, Wh. Lewis, Archipenko, Matisse, J. Epstein, Larionov, Gontcharova, J. Lipchitz, A. G. Dove, J. Marin, C. Demuth, Chagall, Kokoschka, Masereel, Laurencin, Signac, Munch, Richard Boix, J. Epstein, Brancusi, Delaunay, Severini, Gontcharova, E. Mendelsohn, J. Stella, C. Pansaers, Art nègre, Brancusi, Foujita, Pascin, Derain, et al. Contributions littéraires, critiques poèmes et essais de Mina Loy, C. Pansaers, Djuna Barnes, E. Pound, P. Soupault (sur Dada), J. Joyce, G.B. Munson, Kenneth Burke, Cocteau, G. Stein, E.E. Cummings, P. Rosenfeld, A. Kreymborg, Aragon, P. Morand, Capek, Marsden Hartley, Rimbaud, Proust, W. Frank, et al. Nombreuses textes sur le Surréalisme, le Dadaïsme, Futurisme, l'architecture moderne, la Société Anonyme, les Ballets Russes et al. A noter l'importante contribution de T.S. ELIOT "THE WASTE LAND". Collection complète de la 3ème et dernière époque de Dial qui devint à ce moment le porte-voix du modernisme aux Etats-Unis. Tampons, ex-libris "James V. Brown Library". Manque 6 illustrations contrecollée :avril 1924, janv. et sept. 1925, Avr. 1926, avr. et sept. 1927. 4 feuilles collées, quelques mouillures marginales sans gravité. Ensemble en bon état. (Avant garde periodical, modernism, modern art). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16348250302

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Maurice Utrillo, V: GUITRY Sacha &

GUITRY Sacha & COCTEAU Jean & BENOIT Pierre & COLLECTIF UTRILLO Maurice

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Item Description: Joseph Foret, 1956. couverture souple. - Joseph Foret, Paris 1956, (34x42 cm), en feuilles. - Edition orginale à seulement 197 exemplaires, le nôtre numéroté sur vélin du Marais. Ouvrage illustré par Maurice Utrillo, décomposé comme suit : 11 lithographies dont 8 en couleur, 1 inachevée, 2 en sépia dont celle formant la page de titre et 1 en noir ; et 2 lithographies de Suzanne Valadon, sa mère, et de Lucie Valore, sa femme, d'après un pastel. Bel et rare exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Orginale Edition only 197 copies, numbered on vellum ours Marais. Book illustrated by Maurice Utrillo, broken down as follows: 11 lithographs including 8 in color, unfinished 1, 2 sepia including that forms the title page and 1 black; and 2 lithographs of Suzanne Valadon, mother, Lucie Valore and his wife, according to a pastel. Beautiful and rare exemplary. Bookseller Inventory # 50691

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MAN RAY]. Cocteau, Jean

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Item Description: Librairie Stock, Paris, 1925. Man Ray (illustrator). First ed. Folio, (22) leaves printed rectos only, with photogravure frontispiece by Man Ray. Loose as issued in printed wrappers. The frontispiece has left a transfer on the colophon leaf as usual. A fine, unopened copy. Housed in a newly made chemise of paper over boards with a morocco spine, titled in silver ink, housed in a matching paper over boards slipcase. Of a total edition of 300 copies, this is number 47 of 25 copies printed on Hollande Van Gelder. For Cocteau, the Angel Heurtebise was both his guardian and a demon; written during a feverish period of seven days, this is one of his best known poems ".Your beauty, angel of white lead, Caught in a photograph by an Explosion of magnesium." (from an English translation) Jean Cocteau collaborated on many photographically illustrated editions, this was the first. This photogravure from a Rayogram is one of Man Ray's most subtle and beautiful. Additionally, this copy is SIGNED by Cocteau with his customary five point star and the following, "Viens au ralenti folle etoile" (slow down crazy star). Bookseller Inventory # 31775

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Cocteau, Jean, Schriftsteller, Regisseur und Maler (1889-1963).

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Item Description: , 1934-1935, 1935. 4to u. 8vo. 5 pp. 2 Umschläge. An Jacques Patin vom ‚Figaro‘: Nachdem er sich sich nach dem Hotel von Jules Lemaître erkundigt, beschreibt er eine Erinnerung an eine Stierkampf-Arena: „un souvenir des arènes. C'est le rire et le caquet de la jeune Eugénie de MONTIJO (?) rire et caquet qui durent effrayer er ensorceler le timide Napoléon III, le rire et le caquet de toutes les jeunes espagnoles, trépignant avec leurs pieds de bouc et battant de l'éventail pour applaudir un matador qui tue". 3 Zeichnungen: „1. Reynaldo en grand 2. Lemaître 3. Ernesta"; ferner bittet er darum, Rechtschreibung und Zeichensetzung korrigieren zu dürfen. Er gibt folgende Kapitelüberschriften: „Die Dichterinnen - Simone - Der große Maulnes - Die Gräfin von Noailles", etc. Er verwahrt sich gegen Eingriffe in seinen Text: „On n'a pas le droit de mutiler un texte et la suite logique d'une pensée. C'est un crime des lettres. Il fallait m'écrire, me téléphoner, me demander conseil. "Un merveilleux vertige verbal" je ne peux écrire cela. Pourquoi se substituer à moi?" Er kündigt an, seinen nächsten Artikel, aber anschließend keinen weiteren mehr zu verfassen. Bookseller Inventory # 60549

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L'éternel retour: Cocteau (Jean)

Cocteau (Jean)

Published by Nouvelles Editions Françaises, Paris (1947)

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Item Description: Nouvelles Editions Françaises, Paris, 1947. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Très bon. Edition originale. grand in-4. Un volume grand in-4 en feuilles sous chemise et emboîtage crème, étiquettes de titre et d'éditeur rouges. [4], 149 pages, [4]. Luxueuse édition des dialogues, écrits par Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), pour le film de Jean Delannoy "L'éternel retour", sorti en 1943, avec pour acteurs principaux Jean Marais et Madeleine Sologne.L'ouvrage, tiré à 400 exemplaires, soigneusement imprimé en rouge et noir, est illustré de 21 photos héliogravées par les frères Draeger. Exemplaire n°X, l'un des 25 de tête, imprimé sur pur chiffon d'Auvergne non rogné avec un portrait original de l'auteur tiré sur papier d'Auvergne sensibilisé par Laure Albin-Guillot et une phrase originale de Cocteau signée de sa main, enrichi en outre d'une photo de l'actrice principale. Très bel exemplaire malgré un emboîtage sali. // One volume, large 4to, in leaves, housed in cream and red original folder and slipcase. Deluxe and first edition of the French drama (released in 1943) The Eternal Return/Love Eternal dialogs written by Jean Cocteau (French poet, writer, painter, 1889-1963). Neatly printed on handmade vellum paper and illustrated with 21 photogravures. Copy n°X, enriched with and extra suite of the photos, a photo engraved portrait and an original handwritten sentence signed by the author, an extra photo of the main actress. Bookseller Inventory # 45-435

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COCTEAU Jean

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Item Description: 1928. COCTEAU, Jean. "Le Mystère Laic" [Paris], 1928. Original pen-and-ink design for a title page, drawn on cream wove stock measuring 8 by 10 inches; handsomely framed, entire piece measures 14 by 18 inches. $7200.Cocteau's original design for the title page of Le Mystère Laic (The Secular Mystery), his treatise on the art of de Chirico.This original design was produced by Cocteau as a title page for his Le Mystère Laic, "a fine treatise on the art of the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico. In this work Cocteau extended himself into the area of aesthetic theory that he had explored in Le Coq and his exegesis of Picasso. De Chirico was grateful for Cocteau's understanding and support and some years later did a series of fine lithographs for Cocteau's book Mythologie" (Emboden, 44). See The Artist and the Book 56. From the collection of George Verdak, who danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1942-1951- later became Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Ballet Theater and chairman of the Dance Department at Butler University. Accompanied by a copy of the first edition of Cocteau's Le Mystere Laic (The Secular Mystery), with five drawings by Giorgio de Chirico, one of 3000 numbered copies. Cocteau's design does not appear in the final version of the book, though the first copy in the limitation was issued with an original drawing by Cocteau, most likely from the same series from which this drawing comes. Light stain to top margin, not affecting drawing. A splendid original drawing, larger than most. Bookseller Inventory # 62835

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Maurice UTRILLO V - Illustrated with 13: Sacha GUITRY, Pierre

Sacha GUITRY, Pierre BENOIT, André MAUROIS, Edmond HEUZE, CROMMELYNCK and Jean COCTEAU

Published by Joseph FORET, Paris (1956)

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Item Description: Joseph FORET, Paris, 1956. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Très bon. Maurice UTRILLO, Suzanne VALADON and Lucie VALORE (illustrator). Edition originale. - PRESENTATION : In-folio in leaves under illustrated cover, cover and slipcase. - ILLUSTRATED : with 13 lithographs (including the title-page), 11 full-page by Maurice UTRILLO, 1 by Suzanne VALADON and 1 after Lucie VALORE. - PRINTER : Atelier Mourlot. - TEXTS : introduction by Sacha GUITRY, texts by Pierre BENOIT, André MAUROIS, Edmond HEUZE, CROMMELYNCK and Jean COCTEAU. - SIGNATURE : all the lithographs are plate signed, the justification page is handsigned by J Foret. - PAPER : Marais vellum. - LIMITED : 207 copies. - SIZE : 14 x 17". - CONDITION : Excellent, case partly broken. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. Bookseller Inventory # 000590

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MAN RAY [RUDNITZKY (Emmanuel) dit] & COCTEAU (Jean)

Published by Paris, Librairie Stock, 1925 (1925)

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Item Description: Paris, Librairie Stock, 1925, 1925. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. 1ère édition. 38,1 x 28,4 cm, in-folio, couv. imprimée, 4 f. n. ch., rayogravure de Man Ray, 15 f. ch. + 2 ff. n. ch. imprimés au recto, étui-chemise toilé noir, dos rond, pièce de titre noir, titre argenté en long (P. Goy & C. Vilaine). Edition originale avec une photographie rayogramme de Man Ray en héliogravure. L'un des 25 ex. num. du tirage de tête imprimés sur papier Whatman (outre cinq exemplaires h. c. tirés sur papier de chine), le nôtre portant le n°1. Ce poème écrit par Cocteau à la suite du décès de Raymond Radiguet en 1923 évoque le jeune romancier dont le frontispice serait le portrait. Man Ray venait de mettre au point le procédé du "rayographe" transcendant ainsi l'aspect documentaire de la photographie. Signé par l'auteur. Livre d'occasion. Bookseller Inventory # 2702

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COCTEAU (Jean).

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Item Description: 3 feuillets in-4 écrits au recto à la plume, montés sur onglets et reliés en une plaquette in-4, bradel demi-maroquin noir à bandes, plats de papier gris; doublures et gardes de papier gris.Très beau texte sur l'appétit du public pour les faits divers: L'autre jour le peintre Vlaminck déjeunait au petit "Restaurant de Rome", rue Houdon, lorsque la porte s'ouvrit et laissa entrer un vieillard pauvre. Il vendait des journaux. Vlaminck observa qu'il en vendait quatre pour un sou et que tout le monde achetait. Vlaminck suivit l'exemple et vit que ses journaux étaient de vieux journaux de 1915. Comme il en faisait la remarque, "oui" murmura le vieillard en clignant de l'oeil et en lui poussant le coude, "mais dans ces journaux, IL Y A ENCORE LA GUERRE". Cette histoire fait réfléchir. La masse aime le fait divers. La guerre était la reine des faits divers. Le fait divers monstre. Le fait divers type. La guerre finie, la masse réclame "cancans et faits divers". Or Landru inaugure le retour du fait divers civil. Avec lui le chien écrasé retrouve son droit. Le texte de ce manuscrit autographe très corrigé, présente de nombreuses et importantes variantes par rapport à celui qui a été publié dans l'édition originale de Carte blanche (Paris, Editions de la Sirène, 1920, pages 56 à 59). Bookseller Inventory # 33262

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COCTEAU, Jean;

Published by Paris, Grasset, 1935 (1935)

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Item Description: Paris, Grasset, 1935, 1935. Grand in-4 de (134) pp., broché, couverture rempliée. Edition originale tirée à 197 exemplaires numérotés. Préface de Jean Cocteau et album de 62 dessins à pleine page légendés au verso. Un des 11 exemplaires de tête sur Japon contenant un dessin original d'étude de Jean Cocteau. Il s'agit d'une étude pour le dessin n° 28 intitulé "Elisabeth voit Dargelos dans le trésor". Exécutée à la plume et au crayon, elle est plus grande (297 par 207 mm) et plus fouillée que le dessin retenu. Très bel exemplaire. Bookseller Inventory # 6161

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Bakst (Leon) - Alexandre (Arsene) & Jean Cocteau.

Published by Folio, 41cm, Tipped in portrait, Title, [4] ll, 51p & [12]ll., [1]l, London: The Fine Art Society, 1913. (1913)

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Item Description: Folio, 41cm, Tipped in portrait, Title, [4] ll, 51p & [12]ll., [1]l, London: The Fine Art Society, 1913., 1913. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Set in Caslon Old Face and printed in black and red on heavy grey handmade paper. 77 tipped-in plates, including 50 in colour. Ornamental drawings within the text by Bakst. Bound in half goatskin vellum with gilt extra, green leather spine label titled in gilt, gold top, other edges uncut, marbled papers sides, predominantly gold and green. A fine or near fine copy, with some remnants of the original card box. Inscribed; 'Au maitre Alfred Beyfus, un souvenir de grande rennaissance et de vive sympathie. Leon Bakst, Paris, 9 Juillet, 1913.'. Inscribed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 8399

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Cocteau, Jean, French artist (1889-1963).

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Item Description: S. l. 4to. 1 page. The present poem is a tribute to Mallarmé, and shows some some deviations in comparison to the published text in "Poèmes épars (1945-1963)", including the full title "La Pénultième est morte/Tombeau de Mallarmé". Bookseller Inventory # 34154

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Cocteau, Jean, French artist (1889-1963).

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Item Description: No place or date. 4to. 1 page. This wonderful poem was composed in memory of the young deceased French novelist and poet Raymond Radiguet, whose mentor Cocteau was. Bookseller Inventory # 34153

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Cocteau, Jean, Schriftsteller, Regisseur und Maler (1889-1963).

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Item Description: 4to. 3 pp. An einen Freund. Beschreibung seines Lebens auf dem Land: „Je travaille ferme à la campagne. Je chasse vos adorables mais pernicieux conseils [.] Chaque semaine je vais lire mon travail au Versaillais Reynaldo (dernier fidèle) et nous passons des journées mi fou-rire mi extase à travers des "Trianon" pleins de soldats, de veuves maigres et de dames énormes. Je viens de finir un sonnet pour vous qui sera dans mon "neufvoeuvre"" - Er beglückwünscht einen ungenannten Freund, der einen Preis gewonnen habe. Außerdem berichtet er, dass er eine Adaptation von Shakespeares Sommernachtstraum vornehme, die in London einen unvergleichlichen Erfolg habe, und er würde diese Inszenierung gerne mit Musik und französischen Stars übernehmen. Schließlich übt er Kritik an anderen Inszenierungen: "On établirait la réclame sur cette simplification. [.] L'erreur de Guitry c'est d'avoir "refait" Kismet - il avait perdu le climat, la saveur anglaises". Bookseller Inventory # 60550

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Sammlung von 5 Autographen (4 eigenh. Briefe: Cocteau, Jean, Schriftsteller,

Cocteau, Jean, Schriftsteller, Regisseur und Maler (1889-1963).

Published by o. O. Avenue de Malakoff, Place Sully., 1922 u. ohne Jahr (1922)

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Item Description: o. O. Avenue de Malakoff, Place Sully., 1922 u. ohne Jahr, 1922. 4to und 8vo. 7 pp. An den Grafen René Philipon en 1922. „Vallette édite mon prochain volume [ ] J’ai peur que Vallette [ ] ne s’effare de mon livre et surtout d’une nouvelle suite humoristique sur Versailles que vous aimerez!"; „je ne puis hélas accepter votre si aimable invitation car j’ai chaque mercredi un diner familial, navrant et obligatoire – Il est inutile de vous dire comme je regrette!!"; „J’irai vous dire ensuite" tout le neuf „de mon travail"; „Je commence après 80 jours de lit et de chambre (jaunisse.) à pouvoir écrire. Maman et moi sommes si touchés de votre carte! Il me reste maintenant à vous plaire avec mon livre". Bookseller Inventory # 61495

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COCTEAU, Jean;

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Item Description: Paris, Librairie Stock, 1923, 1923. Album grand in-4 de (138) ff., broché sous couverture imprimée, non coupé. Edition originale tirée à 650 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 100 exemplaires sur Madagascar comportant un beau dessin original signé de Jean Cocteau sur la page de garde. Ce recueil de 129 dessins exécutés au trait par Jean Cocteau et légendés reste son ?uvre graphique la plus importante et la plus aboutie. L'ouvrage est dédié à Picasso : "Les poètes ne dessinent pas. Ils dénouent l'écriture et la renouent ensuite autrement. C'est pourquoi je me permets de te dédier quelques jambages faits des buvards, des nappes et des dos d'enveloppes. Sans ton conseil, je n'eusse jamais osé les réunir.". Bookseller Inventory # 6159

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Picasso de 1916 à 1961: Cocteau Jean

Cocteau Jean

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Item Description: Editions du rocher, 1926. Inconnu. TRES RARE. In-4 (29x39 cm), feuilles sous couverture rempliée illustrée, sous chemise (dos cuir) et emboîtage, non paginé, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés de XXVI à L sue papier pur chiffon à la main Isle de France, filigranés à la signature de l'auteur et de l'artiste, exemplaire n°XLI, lithographies de Pablo Picasso ; coins de la chemise un peu frottés, emboîtage frotté, très bel état. Picasso. Bookseller Inventory # fh294

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The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst.: BAKST] - ALEXANDRE,

BAKST] - ALEXANDRE, Arsene and Jean COCTEAU.

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Item Description: The Fine Art Society London, 1913. Folio (41.3 x 28.5 cm). Photographic portrait frontispiece, title, [4] ll., 51 pp. and [12] ll., [1] l., 77 tipped-in plates including 50 in colour. Original publisher's half vellum over marbled boards; rebacked preserving original spine, slightly spotted and rubbed. Very good example, very fresh internally, of this major luxury work on Bakst's art, the earliest of a series of similar publications. "Born in Russia in 1866, Léon Bakst belonged to that young generation of European artists who rebelled against 19th century stage realism, which had become pedantic and literal, without imagination or theatricality. There were no specialist trained theatre designers, so painters like Léon Bakst turned their painting skills to theatre design. Bakst's fame lay in the ballets he designed for the Diaghilev Ballets Russes, and huge pageant spectaculars for dancer and patron, Ida Rubinstein. He died in 1924 but after nearly 100 years his magic is as potent as ever, rediscovered by every generation. His influence was such that people who have never heard his name now see the world in a different way" (Victoria & Albert Museum). Bookseller Inventory # 90423

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COCTEAU, JEAN

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Item Description: This is a wonderful finished drawing of two men, one in profile and one head on, both three quarter length standing. The drawing is executed in black ink, with blue, purple, gray, and red. Signed with date and number, "Jean Cocteau 53 IV/V1" and also signed using the color pencil. Framed in silver painted wooden framed Image and dimensions on request. Bookseller Inventory # 2132

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La difficulté d'être: COCTEAU Jean

COCTEAU Jean

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Item Description: Paul Morihien, 1947. couverture souple. - Paul Morihien, Paris 1947, 11,5x17cm, broché sous chemise-étui. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau à Jean-Paul Sartre : « son ami de tout cśur ». Sans être de la même génération et en dépit de tout ce qui pouvait les opposer, Jean Cocteau et Jean-Paul Sartre se fréquentèrent à la fin des années 1940 et au début des années 1950 ; à la mort du philosophe, Jean Marais évoquera des coups de fil réguliers mais aussi des dîners aux interminables et merveilleuses discussions. C'est ainsi que les deux hommes śuvrèrent de concert à la reconnaissance de Jean Genet et qu'ils publièrent en juillet 1948 dans Combat une lettre ouverte au Président de la République, Vincent Auriol, en faveur de la libération de prison du poète-voyou. Quelques années plus tard, Cocteau aidera Sartre à créer un comité de soutien à Henri Martin, opposant communiste à la guerre d'Indochine condamné à cinq ans d'emprisonnement pour distribution de tracts. Cocteau participera également à la mise en scène des Mains sales, pièce de Sartre créée en 1948 au Théâtre Antoine. En offrant au pape de l'existentialisme un exemplaire dédicacé de La Difficulté d'être, l'infatigable dandy lui soumet l'une de ses śuvres les plus intimes. Dans l'ouvrage, c'est en poète qu'il évoque d'ailleurs l'engagement politique de Sartre : « mais pourquoi se borne-t-il à l'engagement visible ? L'invisible engage plus loin. [.] Les poètes s'engagent sans aucune autre cause que de se perdre. » Rare témoignage des liens entre deux figures majeures de la scène intellectuelle et littéraire du XXème siècle. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by Jean Cocteau to Jean-Paul Sartre: ". his friend wholeheartedly ." Without being of the same generation and despite everything that could oppose them, Jean Cocteau and Jean-Paul Sartre frequented regularly in the late 1940s and early 1950s; the death of the philosopher Jean Marais will remember regular phone calls but also endless dinners and wonderful discussion. Postwar, Cocteau seemed indeed to have heart to forget some of his compromises Occupancy and friends to positions as committed as Sartre could appropriately contribute. Cocteau was also a curious who could not fail to be interested in the rise of a complex personality. Thus the two men worked along with the recognition of Jean Genet and they published in July 1948 in Combat an open letter to President of the Republic, Vincent Auriol, for the release from prison of the poet-hooligan . A few years later, Sartre Cocteau help to create a Support Committee Henri Martin, Communist opponent in the war in Indochina sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for distributing leaflets. Cocteau also participate in the staging of Dirty Hands, Sartre's play premiered in 1948 at the Théâtre Antoine. By offering the pope of existentialism an autographed copy of the difficulty of being the indefatigable dandy subjected him one of his most intimate works. In the book, he recalls Sartre, noting also with political commitment, it "lifted a large hare." Rare example of the links between the two major figures of literary and intellectual scene of the twentieth century. Bookseller Inventory # 52186

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