Lot n° 205
2000 - 3000
Abanico para los toros. Mesures, 15 October 1938.
Small booklet in-4: half-brick morocco à la Bradel, painted paper boards fixed under plexiglas, untrimmed, red head, cover and spine kept, case (Mercher, 1960).
First edition: dedicated to Pablo Picasso.
Offprint from the journal Mesures.
One of 20 copies on alfa Navarre (no. 6).
Autograph letter signed on the title:
To Paul Eluard, these poems whose title was given to me by your great friend
A beautiful autograph letter signed by Michel Leiris to Paul Eluard (21 August 1938, 1 page in-4) is bound at the head.
My dear Eluard,
Thank you very much for your text, which I am hastening to send to Masson.
In the limpidity of his sentences I find again that extraordinary transparency, that something so earthy and at the same time so light which is the mark of Masson's early paintings. [...]
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