Francis PONGE - Pierre CHARBONNIERLa Fenêtre. Avec deux gravures à la pointe sèche de Pierre Charbonnier.
Paris, John Devoluy, 1955.
Small folio, in sheets as issued in original wrappers, illustration on first side. (28)pp. Text printed by Théo Schmied in Montrouge, the illustrations by G. Leblanc.
With 2 original drypoints by Pierre Charbonnier (1897-1978), important painter, costume/set designer and film director, a friend of many authors and poets of his time.
First Edition limited to 98 copies only.
One of 18 copies on grand vélin d’Arches, numbered 2-19, signed by both the author and the illustrator, with a suite of the drypoints on Auvergne paper.
Exceptional copy from the collection of former President of the French Republic Georges Pompidou (1911-1974), with his bookplate and inscribed to him by Pierre Charbonnier. Georges Pompidou and his wife had a passion for poetry and the arts of their time.