Seghers, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
ELUARD, PAUL. Corps Memorable, Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1957. Thin quarto, copy No. 709, pp. 35 plus 12 glossy halftone plates, plain boards quarter-bound in light brown wood, dust jacket with front panel image by Pablo Picasso, photos by Lucien Clergue, all text in French. Thirteen poems by Eluard illustrated with Clergue's photos of what may be the same female body, shown from different angles, always headless and in water. See Bertolotti, Books of Nudes, p. 147: "The book shows women looking like Juno, coming out of the waves of the sea as if they were symbolic forms of life." Condition of this book: Jacket bright with wear at corners, no tears, with original acetate overwrap. Leaves clean but a couple are loose, which is typical of this book; images fine. Size: Quarto. Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; France; 1950s; French Language; Poetry. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53319.