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BUCAILLE, Max. "Les Cris de la Fee". [Paris]: GLM, 1939. Suite of 16 Surrealist collages by M. Bucaille within its original paper wrappers. No. 74 of 650 copies on velin. Les Editions GLM 203.
BUCAILLE, Max.. Le [scaphandier] des reves. Suite of 12 collages by M. Buicalle. Preface by J. Laude. [Paris]: GLM, 1950. Within decorated blue wrappers designed by the artist. No. 133 of 465 copies on velin. A fine copy. A companion to another suite of collages, Les Cris de Fees (1939), in the manner of Max Ernst. designs which Laude in his preface compares to Grandville and Dore. Les Editions GLM 328.
CAHUN, Claude. Aveux non avenus. Preface by Pierre Mac Orlan. Paris: Editions du Carrefour, [1930]. With 10 gravures of photomontages by Moore after the author’s plan. Square 8vo, [238] pp; wrappers, Fine condition. No. 319 of 417 copies on velin of a total edition of 497. A fine copy enclosed in a slipcase. Claude Cahun was a French photographer and a leftist member of the surrealist movement. L’Amour fou, p. 205.
CAHUN, Claude. Le Coeur de Pic. Deharme, Lise. Illustrated with photographs by Claude Cahun. Paris. Jose Corti. 1937. 4to. With 20 black and white plates.
ERNST, Max. Repetitions, by Paul ELUARD. Paris 1922. With 11 collages by Max Ernst accompanying poems by Paul Eluard. No. 293 of 350.Thin 8vo, deep rose wrappers with pictorial onlay. 8.5 x 5.5 Inches. Max Ernst Graphic und Bucher; Spies p 44 PL 10.
ERNST, Max. La Dame Ovale, by Leonora Carrington. [Paris]: GLM, 1939. With 8 collages (including frontispiece) after M. Ernst. 8vo, [29] pp. (uncut); aqua wrappers. No. 405 of 500 copies on velin blanc. A collection of surrealist stories by the artist's then mistress, the painter Leonora Carrington, embellished with some of Ernst's wittiest book illustrations. Les Editions GLM 208; Rainwater 39; Max Ernst Graphic und Bucher; Spies p 108-111, pl 136, 134, 135,137.

ERNST, Max. La Brebis Galante, by Benjamin Peret. Paris: Editions, 1949. With 3 color etchings (including title-page) by M. Ernst, plus 21 pochoir plates and numerous decorative initials after the artist. Small 4 to, 119 pp.; color decorated wrappers designed by M. Ernst (spine ends worn). No. 115 of 300 copies, on Grand Velin d'Arches. The Artist and the Book 100; Castelman, p. 43 Rainwater 49; Max Ernst Graphic und Bucher, Spies 126-129, pl158-162,163,164

ERNST, Max. A l’interieur de la vue: Poems visibles. Poems by Paul Eluard. Paris:Pierre Seghers, 1947. With 39 collages after M. Ernst dating from 1931-32, 7 of which are hand-colored. 8vo. 122 pp. No. 58 on Alma Marais from a total edition of 610 copies. Wrappers designed by the artist. A superb example of Ernst's surrealist book illustration in which the artist continues to disturb us with the juxtaposition of unlike objects and characters. Ernst has included an engraving of the planetoid Maximiliana, which was later to become the subject of a great collaboration between Ernst and Iliazd. Max Ernst Beyond Surrealism; Rainwater 31. Max Ernst, Graphik und Bucher, p. 72.

HUGNET, Georges. Complete set of 4 pamphlets, as follows:
[A] Non Vouloir, poem by G. Hugnet. Paris: [George Hugnet, 1940]. With 1 engraving after JOAN MIRO. 8 pp. One of 26 copies on verge antique de Montval, inscribed from the poet "A Cecile de tout Coeur Georges Hugnet."
[B ] Au"Depens des mots," poem by G. Hugnet. Paris: [Georges Hugnet], 1941. With 1 engraving
in gold after VALENTINE HUGO. 8 pp. (uncut). One of 226 copies, inscribed by the "A ma petite Cecile Joyeux Noel de tout Georges Hugnet."
[C ] Marcel Duchamp, poem by G. Hugnet. Paris: [Georges Hugnet], 1942. With 1 pochoir,
"Moustache and beard of L.H.O.O.Q," by MARCEL DUCHAMP. 8 pp. (partially cut). One of 226 copies. Schwarz 310
[D] Pablo Picasso, poem by G. Hugnet. With 6 zinographs, 3 reworked with engraving, by PABLO PICASSO. 8 pp. (uncut). One of 226 copies.Cramer 35.
These small pamphlets were privately printed by the poet as gifts to friends. They are almost impossible to find the complete set and in fine condition. Cecile was the daughter of Gala, Eluard's and later Dali's wife. The New York Public Library, Surrealist Books Prints (b, c and d); The Toledo Museum of Art, The Bareiss Collection (d only). The Museum of Modern Art.

HUGNET, Georges. Huit jours a trebaumec [Paris]. Privately printed for the
author, 1969. With 82 photogravures after photocollages by the author. Designed by Henri Mercher. Slim 4to, [92] pp; decorated two-color photogravure cover in imitation of a Michelin guide, within its gray cloth slipcase. Beautiful copy. An edition of 102 copies this being Examplaire de Collaborateur. These collages, consisting of pictures cut from magazines combined with original photographs, were completed in 1947 but not published until 1969. Hugnet was a prominent figure in the French art world, being a poet, artist, and filmaker who was associated with the Surrealists and worked within the Resistance during World War II. Peregrinations de Georges Hugnet 149.
MASSON, Andre. La Pieuvre ("The Octopus"). Text by Victor Hugo. Buenos Aires: Editions des Lettres Francaises, 1944. 4to, 40 pp., with 8 full-page illustrations after drawings by A. Masson. No. 90 on papier polar of a total edition of 345. The text represents an extract from V. Hugo's work, Travail-leurs de la mer ("Workers of the Sea"). Some browning around edges of wrappers, otherwise in fine condition.
MASSON, Andre. Le Serpent dans le galere. Poem by George Duthuit. Illustrated by A. Masson. New York: Transition/Curt Valentin, [1945]. 8vo, 100 pp; red decorated cloth-backed boards (some soiling) designed by the artist. No 61 of 65 copies on papier du Marais, signed by the poet, WITH AN ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHED PORTRAIT OF G. DUTHUIT SIGNED BY THE ARTIST LAID IN. A sumptous Surrealist volume, honoring the Resistence and the Liberators of France. Surrealism & its affinities, p.40.
SELIGMAN, Kurt. Monsieur Tenor, by Pierre Courthon. Reperes 8. Paris: Editions GLM, 1936. With an etching by K. Seligman. 8vo, [9] pp; red self-wrappers. No. 37 of 70 copies on normandy vellum teinte, signed and numbered in ink by the publisher. Les Editions de GLM 87. Surrealism Books and Prints, New York Public Library Spencer Collection.
SELIGMAN, Kurt. Flaques. Prose poems by Jean Paul Collet. Paris:Les Ecrivains reunis, [1935]. With 3 etchings by K. Seligman. Square 8vo, [32] pp (uncut); yellow self-wrappers. No. 87 of 140 copies, on Featherweight.

STYRSKY, Jindrich. Jehlach techto dni Na [On the Needle of These days] 1945.
Praha. 8vo. Gravure plates; photographically illustrated wrappers.With Verses by Jindrich Heisler and typographical design by Karel Teige Fr Borovy, 1945. 8vo., 64 pp. Illustrated with a selection of 31 photographs by Styrsky (including title-page and covers) taken in 1934-35. A Co founder of the Surrealist group in Prague and a participant in Devetsil, Styrsky constributed much to Czech Surrealist photography. In the tradition of Atget, Styrsky's ordinary store fronts, still lifes and architechtural ornaments become provocative images when seen through the camera's eye. One of Styrsky's most important achievements. Czech Modernism p. 125-127; Dictionnaire General du Surrealisme, p. 387; The Photo Book/A History volume I, Parr and Badger p. 197; The Book of 101 Books Roth p.116-117.


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