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The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst.

BAKST] - ALEXANDRE, Arsene and Jean COCTEAU.

Published by The Fine Art Society London (1913)

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Item Description: The Fine Art Society London, 1913. Folio (40.5 x 28 cm). Original signed watercolour mounted, frontispiece portrait of Bakst, title, [8], 51 pp. with woodcut headpieces by Bakst, 77 tipped-in color and monochrome plates from original drawings, white silk bookmark. Original full vellum, embossed with decoration in gilt to boards and spine, top edge gilt, others uncut. Kept in original slipcase. Exceptionally fine example of one of 80 deluxe copies, with an original costume design signed by Bakst and superbly bound. The original design present in this copy was likely drawn for a costume of the Georgian Prince from the ballet Thamar, a piece set in the castle of the Queen of Georgia, which premiered in Paris on May 20, 1912. Of "this Edition de Luxe, containing an Original Drawing in Water-colour by Monsieur Leon Bakst, 80 copies only have been printed for all countries", which apparently included 20 copies for France (catalogue Sotheby's 1968), making this copy one of 60 or less. Very rare, especially in such a fine condition. "Born in Russia in 1866, Léon Bakst (Lev Samoilovich Rosenberg) 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" (V&A). Bookseller Inventory # 90173

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L'Art Décoratif de Léon Bakst (The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst) [SIGNED BY BOTH THE PUBLISHER AND LEON BAKST, WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR]

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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MYTHOLOGIE

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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Le Mystère Laïc. Essai d'Etude Indirecte (Giorgio de Chirico).

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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PICASSO de 1916 à 1961. Deluxe edition with signed litho and 2 extra suites.

Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973) Cocteau, Jean.

Published by Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition, from the total edition of 255 copies, this exemplar is number III of 30 deluxe copies on handmade Mulberry Bark paper, signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau on the justification page. The complete book containing 24 original lithographs by Pablo Picasso, on Rives paper, 11 of them hors-texte, 2 of which are double-page; and 2 suites each with 24 hors-texte original lithographs (2 double-page). In addition, an original full-page lithograph numbered 15/30 and signed by Pablo Picasso in pencil is laid in loose. 131 leaves, all printed on special handmade paper, watermarked with either Picasso or Cocteau signature. The total number of lithos in this book is 73, one of which is the si (1962)

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Item Description: Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition, from the total edition of 255 copies, this exemplar is number III of 30 deluxe copies on handmade Mulberry Bark paper, signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau on the justification page. The complete book containing 24 original lithographs by Pablo Picasso, on Rives paper, 11 of them hors-texte, 2 of which are double-page; and 2 suites each with 24 hors-texte original lithographs (2 double-page). In addition, an original full-page lithograph numbered 15/30 and signed by Pablo Picasso in pencil is laid in loose. 131 leaves, all printed on special handmade paper, watermarked with either Picasso or Cocteau signature. The total number of lithos in this book is 73, one of which is the si, 1962. Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition, from the total edition of 255 copies, this exemplar is number III of 30 deluxe copies on handmade Mulberry Bark paper, signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau on the justification page. The complete book containing 24 original lithographs by Pablo Picasso, on Rives paper, 11 of them hors-texte, 2 of which are double-page; and 2 suites each with 24 hors-texte original lithographs (2 double-page). In addition, an original full-page lithograph numbered 15/30 and signed by Pablo Picasso in pencil is laid in loose. 131 leaves, all printed on special handmade paper, watermarked with either Picasso or Cocteau signature. The total number of lithos in this book is 73, one of which is the signed litho; 59 of the 73 lithos are hors-texte (full page without text). Loose leaves, circa 15 x 11 in. (377 x 280 mm), housed in publisher's wrapper folder, front cover of which is an original lithograph with a cut-out profile revealing the title printed underneath; this folder and two folders with the suites are housed in a black morocco gilt clamshell box with crimson-red velvet lining (only the first 16 deluxe copies were issued with such box). There is the habitual slight rippling to edges of some leaves, as normal, overall an excellent copy. The difference in book number (III) and the litho number (15) is not a mismatch but normal; we have discussed this issue with Mr. Patrick Cramer, and there is no problem. "On the occasion of Picasso's 80th birthday, Pierre Bertrand, who was Cocteau's publisher, assembled eleven of the poet's texts which reflected his friendship with Picasso. The latter illustrated these texts with 24 lithographs, some of which are drawn in Cocteau-esque style " - Goeppert / Cramer 117. Also: Bloch 1037-1060; Monod 2926. Extremely rare, now possibly unique in the complete state like this copy. Bookseller Inventory # 9920

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Item Description: Paris, Mai 1917. Folio. Original patterned dust-wrapper; original illustrated extra wrappers; 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"). Slight soiling to dust-wrappers, and corners a bit bent, and a bit of light brownspotting to the different wrappers. All in all a very nice and well-preserved copy. Apart from the described wrappers and extra-wrappers, there are, in all, 24 leaves with -mostly photographic- illustrations and 6 leaves of text. 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. 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 pochoir-colouring (bright blue), the seminal presentation-article by Apollinaire, which coins the term "surrealism" (see bottom of description for full translation of this groundbreaking preface), the two "Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur"-figures by Bakst, Constanza and Battista, printed and heightened in gold (pochoir), the printed costume by Larionow, "Les contes russes", which is with original bright red and blue pochoir-colouring, and the "Le Mendiant"-costume by Bakst for "Parade", and, of course, the tex. Bookseller Inventory # 49717

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Le Grand Ecart.

COCTEAU, Jean.

Published by à la Librairie Stock, Delamain & Boutelleau., Paris. (1923)

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Item Description: à la Librairie Stock, Delamain & Boutelleau., Paris., 1923. 4to. (248 x 185 mm). Half-title, printed title with justification verso, Cocteau's text and leaf with 'achevé d'imprimer' and 22 hors-texte plates after Cocteau, 11 with additional colouring, each with tissue guard-leaf with printed title in red. Contemporary parchment-backed marbled paper boards, title gilt to spine, marbled endpapers, original printed wrappers preserved, silk placemarker, t.e.g. From the edition limited to 500 copies, with this one of 30 on vélin des Papeteries d'Arches, this copy with a presentation in blue ink on the half-title and three drawings by Cocteau: 'Jean Cocteau / souvenir amical / à Marc / 1942'. Cocteau's original drawings are on the half-title and initial blanks: The first drawing depicts a faun-like figure with stylised horns holding a fig-leaf in his mouth. The figure is depicted from behind, against a flat horizon with a sun in the top right corner. The second drawing, typical of Cocteau, is the profile of a man with stylised hair and is identified - the beginning of the word is formed from the downstroke denoting the shape of the ear - as 'Jean'. The double-page drawing on the half-title comprises the figure of an elegant woman with a cane (on the left-hand page), her head back, regarding the figure on the right-hand page, a young man, possibly a self-portrait of Cocteau himself; this second figure merges into Cocteau's signature on the presentation. Bookseller Inventory # 41331

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PICASSO de 1916 a 1961. Deluxe edition with two extra suites.

Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973) Cocteau, Jean.

Published by Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition. Aside from the total edition of 255, this exemplar is one of several "nominatif" publisher's impressions, imprinted for Gerard Worms, and thus unnumbered. Patrick Cramer thinks that there were about 10 such copies, with 2 extra suites but without the signed lithograph which was part of only the first 30 copies). The book is signed in pencil by Picasso and Cocteau on the justification page. The book contains the text by Jean Cocteau and 24 original lithographs by Pablo Picasso, 11 of them hors-texte, 2 double page + two suites, one containing 24 hors-texte original lithographs and the other 23 of 24 lithos. 56 copies, including this one, have all leaves printed on special hand-made paper and t (1962)

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Item Description: Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition. Aside from the total edition of 255, this exemplar is one of several "nominatif" publisher's impressions, imprinted for Gerard Worms, and thus unnumbered. Patrick Cramer thinks that there were about 10 such copies, with 2 extra suites but without the signed lithograph which was part of only the first 30 copies). The book is signed in pencil by Picasso and Cocteau on the justification page. The book contains the text by Jean Cocteau and 24 original lithographs by Pablo Picasso, 11 of them hors-texte, 2 double page + two suites, one containing 24 hors-texte original lithographs and the other 23 of 24 lithos. 56 copies, including this one, have all leaves printed on special hand-made paper and t, 1962. Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition. Aside from the total edition of 255, this exemplar is one of several "nominatif" publisher's impressions, imprinted for Gerard Worms, and thus unnumbered. Patrick Cramer thinks that there were about 10 such copies, with 2 extra suites but without the signed lithograph which was part of only the first 30 copies). The book is signed in pencil by Picasso and Cocteau on the justification page. The book contains the text by Jean Cocteau and 24 original lithographs by Pablo Picasso, 11 of them hors-texte, 2 double page + two suites, one containing 24 hors-texte original lithographs and the other 23 of 24 lithos. 56 copies, including this one, have all leaves printed on special hand-made paper and the lithographs watermarked with either Picasso or Cocteau signature. 136 loose leaves in publisher's wrapper folder, front cover of which is an original lithograph with a die-cut profile revealing the title printed underneath; all housed in publisher's chemise and slipcase, overall size circa 14 x 11 inches; the slipcase with very minor imperfections, otherwise in new conditiion. "On the occasion of Picasso's 80th birthday, Pierre Bertrand, who was Cocteau's publisher, assembled eleven of the poet's texts which reflected his friendship with Picasso. The latter illustrated these texts with 24 lithographs, some of which are drawn in Cocteau-esque style " - Cramer 117. Also: Bloch 1037-1060; Monod 2926. Bookseller Inventory # 13869

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Picasso de 1916 - 1961 (DELUXE EDITION WITH 2 EXTRASUITES).

COCTEAU, Jean.

Published by Monaco: Editions Rocher (1962)

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Item Description: Monaco: Editions Rocher, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. DELUXE EDITION WITH 2 EXTRASUITES (TOTAL OF 3 SUITES). COCTEAU, Jean. Monaco: Editions Rocher, 1962. First Edition. Illustrated with 24 original lithographs, of which 2 are double page, by Pablo Picasso. Folio, loose as issued in the original wrappers and the pubblisher's morocco-backed sleeve and slipcase. One of the copies reserved for the artist and publisher. The paper of this edition is especially handmade with watermark signatures of Picasso and Cocteau. Signed in pencil by Cocteau and Picasso on the colophon page. Total edition 255 copies. Ref: Cramer 117; Bloch 1037-60. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1156698501

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Maurice UTRILLO V - Illustrated with 13 original lithographs

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

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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). 1ère Édition. - 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, this one n° 136. - SIZE : 14 x 17". - CONDITION : Excellent, small deffects to the case. Bookseller Inventory # 000590

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Vingt (20) Fables de La Fontaine. Tomes I + II. Tome I: Brayer, Brianchon, Buffet, Caillard, Carzou, Chapelain-Midy, Desnoyer, Fini, Fontanarosa, Foujita, Goerg, De Nobili, Oudot, Picart-le-Doux, Planson, Terechkovitch, Touchagues, Vertes, Villon, Waroquier; tome II: Yves 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, Touchagues.

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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The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst. Appreciation by Arsene Alexandre; Notes on the the Ballets by Jean Cocteau, translated from the French by Hary Melvill.

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.'. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 8399

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Raspoutine à Vernouillet. Manuscrit autographe.

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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Orphée - DELUXE COPY Illustrated with 40 lithographs + 2 SUITES by Jean COCTEAU

Jean COCTEAU

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Item Description: Rombaldi, Paris, 1944. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Comme neuf. Jean COCTEAU (illustrator). Edition originale. - PRESENTATION : in-4 in leaves, in folder and decorated case. - ILLUSTRATED : with : 40 original lithographs by COCTEAU and two suites in black and in blue of the 40 lithographs. - SIGNATURE : About all the lithographs are plate signed. - PRINTER : Atelier Desjobert. - LIMITED : 145 copies, here one of the 10 de tete copy on japan paper with 2 suites. - PAPER : Japan paper. - SIZE : 9 x 13". - INFORMATIONS : Personnal copy of Mme Rombaldi. Consider as the most beautiful illustrated book of Cocteau. - CONDITION : Excellent - small defect to the folder. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. Bookseller Inventory # 000561

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Soignez la gloire de votre firme et l'excellence de vos marchandises. Illustrations de Charles Martin.

COCTEAU (Jean).

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Item Description: Draeger Frères vers 1925, Paris, 1925. Petit in-folio, broché, couverture illustrée.Très rare plaquette publiée par les Editions Draeger, qui se présente sans page de titre, sans justification de tirage et sans achevé d'imprimer. Seul un papillon imprimé et collé sur le premier contreplat, précise que cette édition a été faite pour glorifier les industries des Arts Graphiques. Le remarquable texte inédit de Jean Cocteau est accompagné de 11 compositions en couleurs de Charles Martin, imprimées sous la forme d'une suite numérotée de planches volantes portant chacune un titre et une légende, qui retracent toutes les étapes de la création, de l'idée qui germe dans l'esprit au client, en passant par le littérateur, le dessinateur, le lithographe, le photograveur, le graveur, le tireur, le fondeur, l'imprimeur, la machine rotative à imprimer. La couverture est entièrement illustrée d'une composition typographique de lettres entremêlées, imprimée en trois couleurs avec au centre du premier plat, dans un rectangle rouge, le texte suivant: Soignez la gloire de votre firme et l'excellence de vos marchandises, car, si vous les jugez bonnes, votre intérêt devient l'intérêt général. Rarissime exemplaire broché de cette superbe publication. Bookseller Inventory # 34690

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Tableaux de Paris - Illustrated with 20 orig lithos + A SUITE by Matisse, Bonnard, Laurencin, Foujita, Rouault, Utrillo, Vlaminck, Van Dongen.

Paul Valéry, Francis Carco, Colette, Jean Cocteau, Tristan Derême, Jean Giraudoux, Max Jacob, Edmond Jaloux, Valéry Larbaud, Paul Morand, Pierre Mac Orlan, A. Salmon, Ch. Vildrac, Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, André Warnod and André Suarès.

Published by Emile-Paul Freres, Paris (1927)

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Item Description: Emile-Paul Freres, Paris, 1927. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Comme neuf. Bonnard, Ceria, Daragnes, Hermine David, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Falke, Foujita, Chas-Laborde, Laurencin, Marquet, Martin, Matisse, LA Moreau, Oberle, Pascin, Rouault, Utrillo, Van Dongen, de Vlaminck, Waroquier. (illustrator). Ed. numérotée. - PRESENTATION : Large in-4 with wrapper and slipcase. - TEXTS : -by : Paul Valéry, Francis Carco, Colette, Jean Cocteau, Tristan Derême, Jean Giraudoux, Max Jacob, Edmond Jaloux, Valéry Larbaud, Paul Morand, Pierre Mac Orlan, A. Salmon, Ch. Vildrac, Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, André Warnod and André Suarès. - ILLUSTRATION : 20 original full page lithographs and etchings by main artists of "Ecole de Paris" : Bonnard, Ceria, Daragnes, Hermine David, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Falke, Foujita, Chas-Laborde, Laurencin, Marquet, Martin, Matisse, LA Moreau, Oberle, Pascin, Rouault, Utrillo, Van Dongen, de Vlaminck, Waroquier + A SUITE OF THE 20 PLATES. - SIZE : 10 x 13". - LIMITED : to 225 copies, here one of the 25 deluxe copies on Japan paper with a suite of the etchings on Arches vellum. - CONDITION : Very good condition, case toned and used. - ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. Bookseller Inventory # 000291

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La mort". Poème autographe.

Cocteau, Jean, poète, graphiste, dessinateur, dramaturge et cinéaste français (1889-1963).

Published by S. l., [circa 1925]. (1925)

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Item Description: S. l., [circa 1925]., 1925. Au recto d'un feuillet. In 4°. Ce magnifique poème a été composé dans la filiation d'"Opéra" recueil centré en grande partie sur la mort de Radiguet, véritable traumatisme pour Cocteau dans lequel il puisa une véritable mythologie personnel. Le poème a été repris dans recueil "En marge d'Opéra" paru dans les "Œuvres poétiques complètes" dans la Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. Bookseller Inventory # 34153

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La Pénultième est morte". Poème autographe.

Cocteau, Jean, poète, graphiste, dessinateur, dramaturge et cinéaste français (1889-1963).

Published by S. l., [circa 1950]. (1950)

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Item Description: S. l., [circa 1950]., 1950. Au recto d'un feuillet. In 4°. Ce poème est un hommage à Mallarmé. Il comprend des corrections inédites qui ne seront pas reprises dans le recueil "Poèmes épars (1945-1963)" paru dans les "Œuvres poétiques complètes" dans la Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. Notamment le titre complet devait être "La Pénultième est morte/Tombeau de Mallarmé". - Précieuse version corrigée de ce poème sur Mallarmé. Bookseller Inventory # 34154

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PICASSO DE 1916 A 1961.

COCTEAU Jean / PICASSO Pablo

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Item Description: Monaco, Editions du Rocher, 1962. En feuilles : 27,5x37,5 cm. Ouvrage illustré de 24 lithographies tirées par Fernand Mourlot (dont celle de couverture et 2 sur double pages). Ouvrage signé au crayon par Picasso et Cocteau. Couverture rempliée. Titre apparaissant à travers un découpage sur la première de couverture. Chemise-étui en demi-peau brune, portant le nom de l'auteur et le nom de l'artiste en lettres dorées. Traces de frottement sur la chemise-étui, sinon ouvrage lui-même en excellent état. Un des 199 exemplaires sur Rives pur chiffon à la forme (n° 188). La Librairie de l'Univers offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 5000 EUR. Bookseller Inventory # 2296

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SEMINA TWO

Berman, Wallace (editor & contributor); Bukowski, Charles; Cocteau, Jean; Crews, Judson; Eluard, Paul; Hesse, Hermann; McClure, Michael; Valery, Paul (contributors)

Published by Wallace Berman / Stone Brothers Printing, Los Angeles [and Jackson Street, San Francisco] (1957)

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Item Description: Wallace Berman / Stone Brothers Printing, Los Angeles [and Jackson Street, San Francisco], 1957. First Edition. Slim octavo; brown sheets, with variously-sized hand-printed papers tipped-in, saddle-stapled into cardboard covers with printed sheet applied to front wrapper; [28pp]; illus. Light wear along spine fold and extremities, faint stress creasing at right edge of rear wrapper, occasional light offsetting from applied papers onto each other, with author's statement lacking from rear panel, but supplied in facsimile (we have seen issues with and without, and with the statement hand-written); Very Good+. Second issue of Berman's proto-DIY magazine, edition unspecified, but likely produced in numbers between 150-200 copies. "Hand-printed on a table-top at his house, this free-form zine with it's loose-leaf poetry adn amazing collages, montages and photography is also most baffling in its vanguard status: no one had done anything like this before Berman, not even in the days of Dada." Any issues of Semina are genuinely scarce; outside of commerce, they were sent to Berman's friends, contributors, and people he admired. The present issue contains 'The Bead Game' by Hermann Hesse, 'Tomb of a Cursed Poet' by Baudelaire, 'Mine' by Charles Bukowski, and poems by Peder Carr, Paul Eluard, Jack Anderson, Michael McClure, Zack Walsh, Judson Crews, and Berman, et al. An important, early issue of this avant-garde publication. Kugelberg p.2, 8; Dorbin C20. Bookseller Inventory # 1648

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Vins, fleurs et flammes - 21 gravures et lithographies par Maurice UTRILLO, FOUJITA, Raoul DUFY, GEN PAUL, Jacques VILLON, Max JACOB, Jean COCTEAU.

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Item Description: Bernard Klein, Paris, 1952. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Comme neuf. Maurice UTRILLO, FOUJITA, Raoul DUFY, GEN PAUL, Jacques VILLON, Max JACOB, Jean COCTEAU... (illustrator). Edition originale. #### ENGLISH #### - PRESENTATION : tall in-4 in leaves under folder & slipcase. - ILLUSTRATION : 21 original lithos & etchings by Jacques VILLON, Raoul DUFY (2), Max JACOB (2), Andre DERAIN (2), Maurice UTRILLO (2), Moise KISLING (2), Jean COCTEAU (2), DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC (3), GEN PAUL (2) FOUJITA & HONNEGER. - PAPER : Arches Vellum. - SIZE : 16 x 12". - LIMITED : 300 copies, here one one of the 200 copies on Arches Vellum. - INFORMATIONS : this rare edition must not be compared to the two reeditions of 1953 & 1956 by the same editor. Here is the true original edtition with the original etchings and lithographs, the later editions includes smaller facsimile of the illustrations. All the lithographs are ehanced with hand painted pochoir. - CONDITION : excellent, small browning at the edge of a very few pages. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. #### FRANCAIS #### - PRESENTATION : grand in-4 en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - ILLUSTRATION : 21 gravures et lithographies par Jacques VILLON, Raoul DUFY (2), Max JACOB (2), Andre DERAIN (2), Maurice UTRILLO (2), Moise KISLING (2), Jean COCTEAU (2), DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC (3), GEN PAUL (2) FOUJITA & HONNEGER. - PAPIER : vélin Arches. - DIMENSIONS : 40 x 30 cm. - LIMITE : 300 exemplaires, ici un des 200 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches. - INFORMATIONS : cette superbe edition ne doit pas être confondue avec les deux rééditions du même éditeur de 1953 & 1956. Cette eidtion constitue la vraie édition originale contenant les illustrations originales alors que les éditions postérieures contiennent des facsimilé de qualité très inférieure. Dans cet exemplaire, les lithographies sont réhaussées à la main au pochoir. - ETAT : excellent, rares rousseurs en bord de certaines pages. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE. Bookseller Inventory # 000809

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PICASSO de 1916 à 1961.

Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973) Cocteau, Jean.

Published by Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition; one of 199 copies (total edition 255), signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau on the justification page. The complete book with text by Cocteau and 24 original lithographs by Picasso (11 of them hors-texte, including the front wrapper, while 2 are double page), printed in black by Mourlot. Loose leaves in the publisher's wrapper folder, front cover of which is an original lithograph with a cut-out profile revealing the title printed underneath, in publisher's chemise and slipcase; in practically new condition (the slipcase with a minor crease). "On the occasion of Picasso's 80th birthday, Pierre Bertrand, who was Cocteau's publisher, assembled eleven of the poet's texts which refl (1962)

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Item Description: Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition; one of 199 copies (total edition 255), signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau on the justification page. The complete book with text by Cocteau and 24 original lithographs by Picasso (11 of them hors-texte, including the front wrapper, while 2 are double page), printed in black by Mourlot. Loose leaves in the publisher's wrapper folder, front cover of which is an original lithograph with a cut-out profile revealing the title printed underneath, in publisher's chemise and slipcase; in practically new condition (the slipcase with a minor crease). "On the occasion of Picasso's 80th birthday, Pierre Bertrand, who was Cocteau's publisher, assembled eleven of the poet's texts which refl, 1962. Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1962, first edition; one of 199 copies (total edition 255), signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau on the justification page. The complete book with text by Cocteau and 24 original lithographs by Picasso (11 of them hors-texte, including the front wrapper, while 2 are double page), printed in black by Mourlot. Loose leaves in the publisher's wrapper folder, front cover of which is an original lithograph with a cut-out profile revealing the title printed underneath, in publisher's chemise and slipcase; in practically new condition (the slipcase with a minor crease). "On the occasion of Picasso's 80th birthday, Pierre Bertrand, who was Cocteau's publisher, assembled eleven of the poet's texts which reflected his friendship with Picasso. The latter illustrated these texts with 24 lithographs, some of which are drawn in Cocteau-esque style " - Cramer 117. Other references: Bloch 1037-1060; Monod 2926. Bookseller Inventory # 8204

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PICASSO DE 1916 A 1961

Cocteau, Jean

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Item Description: Editions du Rocher, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Picasso (illustrator). 1st Edition. Folio. With 24 (2 on double page) transfer lithographs by Pablo Picasso, in original slipcase. One of 199 copies on Rives pure rag, from a total edition of 255 copies. Signed by Cocteau and Picasso. - Cramer 117; Bloch 1037-60. Good condition, with some little defects on the box and some stains. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 31198

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Le Mystère de Jean l'Oiseleur

COCTEAU, Jean

Published by [Paris: Edouard Champion (1925)]. 4to (1925)

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Item Description: [Paris: Edouard Champion (1925)]. 4to, 1925. Soft cover. 1st Edition. [Paris: Edouard Champion (1925)]. 4to. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Perhaps Cocteau's greatest illustrated book, consisting of thirty-one self-portraits, created while he was undergoing a disintoxication program for his addiction to opium. The drawings were produced as he stared relentlessly into a mirror for hours on end, attempting to come to terms with his chronic addiction and still mourning the loss of his beloved Raymond Radiguet. Many of the images also include text, some of it written backwards, creating a surrealistic effect. A beautiful copy of a superlative work of personal insight, created during the most creative period of Cocteau's life. Limited to 130 copies (and 10 on Japon), the sheets are laid into illustrated wrappers, with a decorative cardboard loose cover, as issued. Light wear to wrappers, small tear at foredge, internally very good. This copy (#102) is initialed by Cocteau on the colophon page. Housed in a fine decorative paper slipcase and chemise. Uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 6221

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Vingt (20) Fables. With signed lithographs by Brayer, Buffet, Cocteau, Fini, Foujita, et al.

Portfolio) La Fontaine, Jean de. Preface by Jean Cocteau and Jean Cassou.

Published by Paris / Monaco: Jaspard, Polus & Cie, 1961 (1961)

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Item Description: Paris / Monaco: Jaspard, Polus & Cie, 1961, 1961. Paris / Monaco: Jaspard, Polus & Cie, 1961, first edition with these illustrations. From the total edition of 440, this is one of 80 deluxe impressions on Arches, with 20 fables by Jean de la Fontaine illustrated with 20 in-texte half-page color woodcuts + 20 full-page color woodcuts by 20 modern artists, each signed in pencil or ink by respective artists, as issued + one Cocteau woodcut with the printed signature. This portfolio also contains four additional suites of unsigned hors-texte color woodcuts. Suite 1 (on velin de Jouhannot): 20 hors-texte woodcuts printed recto only + 10 hors-texte plates with 20 woodcuts printed back to back + one Cocteau woodcut. Suite 2 (on special Holland paper): 41 color woodcuts, each hors-texte, printed recto only. Suite 3: about 35 color decomposition woodcuts by Edouard Goerg. Suite 4: one woodcut by Bernard Buffet, handcolored by the artist and printed on laid silk. The woodcuts in the 4 suites are signed in the plate. The total number of hors-texte woodcuts printed to one side is 64 (of which 20 are hand signed, in addition to the 35 color decomposition plates and half-page woodcuts. Contributing artists include: Yves Brayer; Brianchon; Bernard Buffet "La Mort et le Mourant"; Caillard; Jean Carzou; Chapelain-Midy; Desnoyer; Leonor Fini; Fontanarosa; Foujita; Goerg; Lila de Nobili; Roland Oudot; Picart-Le-Doux; Planson; Konstantin Terechkovitch; Touchagues; Vertes; Jacques Villon; and Waroquier. Jean Cocteau contributed an additional woodcut printed in sepia and several lithographed manuscript leaves, which constitute the introduction to this magisterial art project. Aside from the prints and the suites, there are about 200 loose leaves of fables by La Fontaine, all housed in publisher's leather covered solander box. Overall size 17 x 13 x 3.5 in. (43 x 33 x 9 cm). The contents are in excellent condition; the box with moderate wear. This portfolio has become exceedingly rare in complete state. Bookseller Inventory # 15015

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Picasso de 1916 à 1961

Jean Cocteau / Pablo Picasso

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Item Description: Editions du Rocher. Monaco, Editions du Rocher, 1962. 1 volume in-folio en feuilles couverture rempliée illustrée d'une découpe derrière laquelle apparaît le titre chemise et boitier d'édition. (6), 113, (114) p., suivi de lettre ouverte à Picasso (14) p., (2) ff. de justification et achevé d'imprimer 24 lithographies originales de Picasso sous serpentes 11 hors texte et 13 in-texte tirées en noir et blanc par Fernand Mourlot. Un des 199 exemplaires sur rives pur chiffon signé par Cocteau et Picasso. (Celui ci n°28). Légères Usures d'usage au boitier et à la chemise néanmoins bon état, intérieur très frais. Bookseller Inventory # 774

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Opium. Journal d'Une Desintoxication

Cocteau, Jean

Published by Librarie Stock. Delamain & Boutelleau, Paris (1930)

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Item Description: Librarie Stock. Delamain & Boutelleau, Paris, 1930. Original Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Deluxe issue. No. 14 of 28 copies "sur Japan imperial". Edges untrimmed. Glassine jacket slightly ruffled in a couple of places. A further 1485 numbered copies were issued on various papers. Bookseller Inventory # 003935

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Tableaux de Paris - Illustrated with 20 orig lithos by Matisse, Bonnard, Laurencin, Foujita, Rouault, Utrillo, Vlaminck, Van Dongen.

Paul Valéry, Francis Carco, Colette, Jean Cocteau, Tristan Derême, Jean Giraudoux, Max Jacob, Edmond Jaloux, Valéry Larbaud, Paul Morand, Pierre Mac Orlan, A. Salmon, Ch. Vildrac, Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, André Warnod and André Suarès.

Published by Emile-Paul Freres, Paris (1927)

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Item Description: Emile-Paul Freres, Paris, 1927. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Bon. Bonnard, Ceria, Daragnes, Hermine David, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Falke, Foujita, Chas-Laborde, Laurencin, Marquet, Martin, Matisse, LA Moreau, Oberle, Pascin, Rouault, Utrillo, Van Dongen, de Vlaminck, Waroquier. (illustrator). Ed. numérotée. - PRESENTATION : Large in-4 with wrapper and slipcase. - TEXT : by : Paul Valéry, Francis Carco, Colette, Jean Cocteau, Tristan Derême, Jean Giraudoux, Max Jacob, Edmond Jaloux, Valéry Larbaud, Paul Morand, Pierre Mac Orlan, A. Salmon, Ch. Vildrac, Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, André Warnod and André Suarès. - ILLUSTRATION : 20 original full page lithographs and etchings by main artists of "Ecole de Paris" : Bonnard, Ceria, Daragnes, Hermine David, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Falke, Foujita, Chas-Laborde, Laurencin, Marquet, Martin, Matisse, LA Moreau, Oberle, Pascin, Rouault, Utrillo, Van Dongen, de Vlaminck, Waroquier. - SIZE : 10 x 13". - PAPER : Rives vellum. - LIMITED : 225 copies. - CONDITION : Very good, the case is passed. - ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. Bookseller Inventory # 000844

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L'ETERNEL RETOUR.

COCTEAU JEAN (1889-1963). ALBIN GUILLOT LAURE (1879-1962).

Published by NOUVELLES EDITIONS FRANCAISES. (1947)

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Item Description: NOUVELLES EDITIONS FRANCAISES., 1947. IN-4 EN FEUILLES (36 X 27,5 X 5,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 156 PAGES, SOUS COUVERTURE BLANCHE REMPLIEE AVEC TITRE EN BLANC GAUFRE DANS CARTOUCHE ROUGE SUR LE PLAT SUPERIEUR, CHEMISE ET ETUI CARTONNES DE L'EDITEUR AVEC TITRE EN BLANC SUR ETIQUETTE PAPIER ROUGE. TEXTE IMPRIME EN ROUGE ET EN NOIR, AVEC DE BELLES LETTRINES. ILLUSTRE DE 21 PHOTOGRAPHIES HORS TEXTE DE LAURE ALBIN GUILLOT REPRODUITES EN NOIR ET BLANC, TIREES SUR LES PRESSES HELIOGRAVURES DE DRAEGER FRERES, ET PRESENTEES CONTRECOLLEES SOUS MARIE-LOUISE. PREMIER TIRAGE LIMITE A 625 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES. UN DES 150 SUR PAPIER DE RIVES A LA FORME, AVEC LE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHIQUE ORIGINAL DE JEAN COCTEAU PAR LAURE ALBIN GUILLOT SUR PAPIER DE RIVES SENSIBILISE, SIGNE AU CRAYON PAR LE PHOTOGRAPHE. PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE SANS GRAVITE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE, BEL ETAT INTERIEUR. Bookseller Inventory # 864

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ORPHEE, A Tragedy in One Act and an Interval.

Cocteau, Jean.

Published by Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford: London. (1933)

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Item Description: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford: London., 1933. Frontispiece by Picasso, 8.75 x 6, black cloth with gilt lettering, 43 pp, extremities a bit bumped and fraying, covers lightly rubbed, ink name and date on front fly, light spotting to eps, hinges a bit used else a good copy. LIMITED TO 100 NUMBERED COPIES (this one 62/100), SIGNED BY JEAN COCTEAU AND PICASSO. Cocteau has added the usual star to his signature, and the star is a bit fuzzy with ink absorption. Two different bindings have been identified: black cloth and yellow cloth. We’ve located copies numbered in the 60s in black cloth, higher numbers in yellow. Still, a nice copy of the very scarce edition. Limitation states that "One Hundred Copies Have Been Printed on Basinwerk Paper.". Bookseller Inventory # 96-9729

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