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Feu Central de Benjamin Péret

Tanguy, Yves. Péret, Benjamin

Paris. Collection le Quadrangle. K éditeur. 1947
An excellent copy of the édition de tête.

From the edition limited to 1,030 numbered copies, with this copy one of 30 copies from the édition de tête on pur fil Johannot numbered in Roman numerals and with Tanguy's original etching.

'Feu Central' collects Péret's verse collections 'Immortelle Maladie' (1924), 'Dormir, Dormir dans les Pierres' (1927), 'Je Sublime' (1935), 'Un Point C'est Tout' (1946) and 'A Tatons'; all, save 'A Tatons', which appears here for the first time, had been published previously.

The original wrappers for the book were designed especially for the first 230 'exemplaires de luxe' of the book, were executed after the maquette by Pierre Faucheux after Tanguy's original drawing.
[60 leaves + inserted leaf with Tanguy's etching; pp. 101, (ii), (i), (i)]. 4to. (248 x 192 mm). Half-title, title with copyright verso and Péret's verse illustrated with 4 hors-texte phototypie plates reproducing gouaches by Tanguy, 'Table', justification and final leaf with achevé d'imprimer; inserted loose (as issued) is Tanguy's original etching (238 x 188 mm). Original publisher's printed wrappers as issued: a grey jacket with illustration after Tanguy in white with excised section to front cover and beneath a yellow patterned wrapper with printed text in red (see below).

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