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ELUARD, Paul. Un poeme dans chaque livre. Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. 

Small square 4to (190 x 190 mm). 16 etchings, drypoints, lithographs and woodcuts. 20th-century black calf decorated across both covers with an irregular mosaic of horizontal polished calf bands in different colors, the bands continuing across the smooth spine except for a narrow border at joints, with author's name incorporated in onlays of different colored calf, plain silver polished calf doublures and endpapers, edges gilt, STAMP-SIGNED BY P. L. MARTIN 1964 (a touch of slight rubbing to upper cover, otherwise fine); black calf-tipped fleece-lined chemise and slipcase.

LIMITED EDITION, one of 100 copies, SIGNED BY THE ARTISTS (except Laurens, Leger and Tanguy, as usual). With illustrations by Pablo Picasso (2), Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, André Beaudin, Marc Chagall, André Masson, Hans Arp, Oscar Dominguez, Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, Jacques Villon, Henri Laurens, Valentine Hugo and Yves Tanguy.  Published as the fourth work in the Ecrits et gravures series, this work is a tribute to Paul Éluard, who died in 1952, including poems from Exemples (1921), Cours naturel (1938), Mourir de ne pas mourir (1924), and Capitale de la douleur (1926). IN A FINE BINDING BY PIERRE-LUCIEN MARTIN.

Property from the Collection of Michael and Kay Melet

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