In-16 [180 x 118] of 82 pp, (3) ff. the last one blank : paperback, filled cover, blue morocco flat back folder and case by Boichot.
First edition. It is dedicated to Raymond Radiguet, "the first born opponent of the cursed poetry" (epistle).
Copy on edition vellum paper.
Piquant autograph sending signed : to the abbot // Mugnier // who forgives me // always. // with my // tender gratitude // Jean Cocteau //
Personage of the Parisian social and literary life, the abbot Mugnier (1853-1944) was introduced in the world of the Letters by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Confidant of Jean
Cocteau whom he met in 1912, he remained linked with him all his life: "You know that I do not like to bring a book into the world without having it baptized by you", he was to declare. Cocteau also alluded to his friend without naming him in Le Potomak where he is referred to as "a priest who helps me."