Les Livres Surréalistes ainsi que les Publications Surréalistes sont toujours en vente à la Librairie José Corti.
Les Livres Surréalistes ainsi que les Publications Surréalistes sont toujours en vente à la Librairie José Corti

The scarce catalogue, in French, of the Surrealists  includes small (12mo)  printed bust length photographs  of each artist whose books the Corti book store sold. The 12 small photographic images are printed on six 12mo sheets, each image facing the catalog page of that artist's works listed.  Included are Maxime Alexandre, Louis Aragon, André Breton, René Char, René Crevel, Salvador Dali, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Benjamin Péret, Tristan Tzara, Pierre Unik, and Luis Bunuel. The back cover shows for the first time the well known list of those included among the Surrealists and those excluded. The two sets of lists printed in two columns each are titled, "Lisez: Ne Lisez Pas:" and ends, "Etc., etc., etc....." Surrealist artist Max Ernst (1891-1976) created the etching for the catalog's cover highlighting Corti's bookstore. The catalog is composed of  fifteen 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 inch pages.  Condition: Overall condition is fair. Covers are 2/3 detached from the rusted staples holding the catalog, rust stains show from the metal, soiled at margins particularly at the lower portion front cover, the catalog as a whole remains in tact. Some chipping and bends to lower right corners throughout a few of which have broken off. Several small pin holes show through front to back.  schulsonautographs.com.

Item #4772

Price: $875.00

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