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Cahier de Curieuse Personne

Dali. Deharme, Lise

Paris. Editions des Cahiers Libres. 1933
Salvador and Gala Dali's copy with a presentation from Lise Deharme.

From the first edition limited to 310 copies, with this unopened copy one of 300 on 'Ingres rose' paper and with a presentation in purple ink from Deharme to Salvador and Gala Dalí on front free endpaper: 'Pour le seul peintre / Dalí / Avec: l'admiration profonde / de son amie / Lise / Pour Gala tendrement'.

Lise Deharme, who published her first book 'Images dans le Dos du Cocher' in 1921 (her second book 'Il Etait une Petite Pie' with illustrations by Joan Miró is often - erroneously - described as her first) under her maiden name Lise Hertz, was a muse to the Surrealists and editor of Le Phare de Neuilly, a periodical published in the Paris suburb of Neuilly. Immortalised by Breton in 'Nadja' as 'la dame au gant', Deharme was a prolific poetess and novelist. 'Cahier d'une Curieuse Personne' was her third published book.
[50 leaves + inserted leaf with frontispiece; pp. 93, (iii)]. 8vo. (172 x 112 mm). Half-title with 'Du Même Auteur' and list of works verso, leaf with monochrome frontispiece portrait of Deharme by Valentine Hugo verso, printed title with copyright verso, leaf with quotation and Deharme's verse, leaf with 'Table' recto and verso, final leaf with justification and achevé d'imprimer. Original publisher's pink printed wrappers with titles in black to front cover within ruled borders, title to spine and publisher's vignette to rear wrapper.

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