Sale 18BP02 | Lot 20

COCTEAU, JEAN Two inscribed titles.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 20
COCTEAU, JEAN Two inscribed titles.
Comprising: Journal d'un inconnu. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1953. Number 9 from the edition of 150 copies, inscribed in ink in the year of publication, this volume XIV in the Les Cahiers Verts series. Publisher's printed wrappers, in remnants of original glassine. 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches (19 x 10.5 cm); 234, [3] pp. Slight lean, losses to glassine, pencil marginalia and underlinings; and Paraprosodies precedees de 7 dialogues. Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1958. Inscribed in ink by Cocteau in 1960. Original wrappers printed in black and red. 8 1/2 x 4 inches (22 x 11 cm); 37 pp. Upper margin toned, else fine.
Both volumes here are inscribed from Cocteau to Wallace Fowlie, the long-serving professor of French Literature at Duke whose translation Rimbaud influenced Jim Morrison and others of that generation. His commentary on and correspondence with Cocteau is well documented.


Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $437 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $437 (includes buyer's premium)

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