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Le Mouvement Perpetuel. Poèmes. (1920 - 1924). Avec deux dessins de Max Morise

Morise, Max. Aragon, Louis

Paris. Librarie Gallimard. 1926
The first edition of Aragon's second poetry collection, with original manuscript 'pensée'.

From the edition limited to 268 copies, this one of 170 printed on Arches.

The cover features a superb mirrored typographic design by Aragon himself. The boxed phrase 'Voir au dos la pensée' leads us to the rear cover where a quote by Benjamin Péret, here in Aragon's hand, reads: 'Ah que le charbon est beau sur / les routes tournesol / Tournesol et carré / Si je tourne c'est que le sol est carré' (an extract, with one variation, from Péret's poem 'Dormir dormir dans les pierres,' 1927).

'Je dédie ce livre a la poésie et merde pour ceux qui le liront.'
4to. (237 x 187 mm). Title page (repeating cover design) with justification verso, dedication and frontispiece by Max Morise verso, half title and Aragon's poems (pp. 9 - 95) printed with one full page illustration by Morise for the section 'Les Destinées de la Poesie,' printer's credit to rear. Original publisher's cream wrappers with typographic design printed in blue, rear wrapper with a manuscript 'pensée' by Péret in Aragon's hand within blue three-dimensional box design.
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