CLAUDE CAHUN AND LISE DEHARME | LE COEUR DE PIC. TRENTE-DEUX POÈMES POUR LES ENFANTS ILLUSTRÉS DE VINGT PHOTOGRAPHIES PAR CLAUDE CAHUN. PARIS: JOSÉ CORTI, 1937
Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD
CLAUDE CAHUN AND LISE DEHARME
LE COEUR DE PIC. TRENTE-DEUX POÈMES POUR LES ENFANTS ILLUSTRÉS DE VINGT PHOTOGRAPHIES PAR CLAUDE CAHUN. PARIS: JOSÉ CORTI, 1937
4to (10 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.; 268 x 206 mm). Reproductions of 20 black-and-white photographs by Cahun. Publisher's two-toned buckram, upper cover lettered in black, both covers with printed color reproductions of Cahun photographs; some wear and rubbing.
Paul Éluard (presentation inscription and letter from the author)
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Lise Deharme in red ink to poet Paul Éluard (who provided the epigram for the book), "De tout mon coeur a Paul, le coeur de Pic, son amie Lise Quilaime."
A splendid collaboration. In these very fine photographs, Claude Cahun has captured childhood with a gentle surrealist slant, creating sly illustrations for Deharme's verses for young sophisticates.
Laid in: An autograph letter in green ink from Deharme to Éluard and a typescript (with two manuscript corrections) of four poems (5 pages). Like Cahun, poet Lise Deharme has been rediscovered in recent years as potent surrealist.
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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