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La Folie Tristan. Poème Anglo-Normand du XIIe Siècle Traduit Librement dans Son Mètre Original

Giacometti. Lely, Gilbert

Paris. Jean Hugues, Libraire. 1959
The édition de tête with Giacometti's signed etching in the original wrappers.

From the edition limited to 277 numbered copies on vélin de pur chiffon, with this one of the first 50 édition de tête copies with Giacometti's signed engraved frontispiece and the colophon signed by Gilbert Lely; a further 12 hors commerce 'de présent' copies were issued as well as the 215 copies without Lely's signature or Giacometti's frontispiece.

Issued by Jean Hugues as Volume I of the series 'Le Cri de la Fée', the other two volumes were illustrated by Max Ernst (Volume II: 'Le Poème de la Femme 100 Têtes' with text by Ernst) and Hans Bellmer (Volume III: 'Mon Arrestation du 26 Août' with text by de Sade), and the series was edited by Gilbert Lely. All of the volumes were published in 1959.

[Lust 103].
[34 leaves including inserted bifolium with Giacometti's engraving; pp. 57, (i)]. 8vo. (152 x 104 mm). Half-title, title, 'Préface', original etching by Alberto Giacometti as frontispiece (double page printed on a single sheet) signed in pencil and Chant I - Chant III of Lely's translation printed in italic throughout, 'Envoi' and final leaf with justification recto. Sheet size: c.150 x 104 mm; engraving sheet size: 152 x 204 mm. Original publisher's printed wrappers with titles in black to front cover and spine and vignette to rear cover.

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