Surrealist illustrations

SALMON (André) - CHARBONNIER (Pierre)Les Noces exemplaires de Mie Saucée ou les nouvelles métamorphoses de MM. Quasi, Total, Agénor de Jussieu et frère Gabier sous les contrôle et présidence de l’homme qui bêche.

(Paris), Éditions de la Fanfare de Montparnasse, [Presses du maître imprimeur R. Coulouma à Argenteuil], 1926.

Narrow 4to, quarter brown moccco by Canape & Corriez over marbled boards, gilt fillets, smooth spine gilt with geometrical onlays of red and black morocco, gilt title, marbled paper doublure and endpapers, top edge gilt, original printed pink wrappers bound in. (8) pp., 71 pp., (3) pp. Text printed in black, colour and gold. With the often wanting loose sheet with a photographic portrait of the artist and author by Berenice Abbot bound at the beginning. Complete.

15 original full-page b/w illustrations by Pierre Charbonnier.

First Edition, limited to 350 numbered copies on vélin de Rives.

Stunning illustrations by Pierre Charbonnier (1897-1978), important painter, costume/set designer and film director, a friend of many authors and poets of his time, including Max Jacob, Tzara, Hugnet, Desnos, Prévert and others.

One of the most extravagant books of the roaring twenties, by the celebrated French poet, art critic and writer André Salmon (1881-1969), one of the early defenders of Cubism, with Guillaume Apollinaire and Maurice Raynal.

Minimal wear to hinges and spine faintly faded, else a pleasing copy.

Price: 650,00 euros

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