Price: 1,450.00 USD
1889. . Slender 4to. 26 pp. [ 6pp.]. The very rare first edition, a presentation copy, of this proto surrealist book. The colophon reads: Il A Ete De Ce Poeme: Cent exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. Cinq sur Japon Imperial. Cette Plaquette composee par Franc Ache A Ete Imprimee En Juin Mil Huit Cent Quatre-Vingt-Neuf Sur Les Machines Alauzet Imprimerie De La Vie Moderne pour Saint-Paul Roux". OCLC locates 1 copy at the Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve, France. In 1974 The Book Collector, Spring, 1974 p. 412 carried this notice " There are two " Catalogue 1 s" to record: Margaret Nangle (Periodicals), East Manor, Branley, Surrey who has taken over the lively and intelligent, modern literary periodical business of the Crane Bookshop, and Peter Tumarkin, 51 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass. who has issued an intelligently constructed assembly of modern French literature and livres de peintre. It contained that protsurrealist work, Saint-Paul Roux, Bouc Emissaire 1889, very rare and in more than resptectable condition". 1 of 105 copies. Presentation copy from the author to Henry Lapo.