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Signed book, First edition

Paul ELUARD Les sentiers et les routes de la poésie


Les sentiers et les routes de la poésie

Armand Henneuse, Paris 1952, 14x19,5cm, relié sous chemise et étui.

 First edition, one of 15 numbered copies on chiffon Auvergne paper, tirage de tête.
Spectacularly bound in black calf by Pierre-Lucien Martin, the covers inlaid with white and grey calf with a geometric decoration of gilt fillets making perspective shapes, endpapers and pastedowns of Auvergne paper, the delicate Auvergne paper covers and back preserved, top edge gilt. Slipcase with black paper flaps, lined with grey felt and with a spine of rhodoid plastic (small crack to head), trimmed with black calf and with a brown paper interior.
This copy is enriched with a manuscript sheet bearing six fragments of poems chosen and copied out by Paul Eluard, which had appeared in Poésie et vérité [Poetry and Truth] ten years before.
A magnificent copy remarkably bound in decorated black calf by Pierre-Lucien Martin.

10 000 €

Réf : 52661



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