Gorgeous edition of poems, with surrealist design by Toyen

Jehan RICTUS; TOYEN: Poesie. Cover and book design by Toyen, as well as 4 illustrations after coal-drawings by Théophile Alexandre Steinlein. 3rd edition. Prague: Odeon 1946.

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RICTUS, Jehan; TOYEN: Poesie. Translated by Jindřich Hořejší. Cover and book design by Toyen, as well as 4 illustrations, where of 3 full-paged, after coal-drawings by Théophile Alexandre Steinlein. 3rd edition. Prague: Odeon (České Opavsko) 1946. Small-8vo. 79, [5] p. Original publisher's pictorial wrapper with flaps.

Gorgeous little edition with poems by French naturalist Jehan Rictus (i.e. Gabriel Randon de Saint-Amand, 1867-1933), produced under surveillance of Toyen (i.e. Marie Čermínová). The surrealist artist and congenial partner of Štyrský also designed the cover for this book, contradicting Steinlein's gloomy illustrations by depicting a typical surrealist dream motive.

Attached are editor's illustrated advertising leaflet presenting the »Záblesky« [Flasehs] editon and an order card, offering among others books by surrealist authors like Breton, Eluard and Péret in Czech translation.

Front cover and spine with barely seeable spots, otherwise very good copy indeed, printed on stronger machine mould paper.

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Weight 1 kg