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Péret, Benjamin, [Louis] Aragon, and Man Ray

Published by Alyscamps Press, 1996
ISBN 10: 1897722885 / ISBN 13: 9781897722886
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Title: 1929

Publisher: Alyscamps Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


Scarce first edition in English of one of the great underground books of twentieth-century French erotica, featuring verse by Péret and Aragon and four hardcore photographs by Man Ray (featuring Kiki of Montparnasse). Originally printed clandestinely in an edition of 215 copies in Belgium, most copies were seized at the border and never reached France. The Alyscamps edition of 1996 is the first edition in English. Translated by Zoltan Lizot-Picon, who has signed this copy on the title-page under his name. (The colophon notes that of 215 copies printed of this new edition, ten are signed by the translator and not for sale. It is unclear whether this copy is one of those or is one of the rest of the edition and signed though not called for.) A fine copy in wrappers, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 162

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Synopsis: Originally clandestinely published in 1929 in Brussels in an edition of 215 copies and intended for private distribution, most copies were seized by customs at the French border. This is the first edition translated into English. With four sexually explicit images by Man Ray. Poems by Benjamin Peret and Aragon; edited by Andre Breton, though uncredited. 54 pages; 4 b&w plates; 7 x 8.75 inches. Text in English. From an edition limited to 215 copies.

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