Lot 184 of 338:
Curious work by early surrealist, 1817  

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Title:
Facétiana, précédé de l'origine de Mlle d'Alambic, épouse d'Esprit-pointu, et orné de son portrait en taille d'ours. Avec les bons mots de Marianne, par Anagrame Dauneur
Author:
Ragueneau de LaChainaye, Armand Henri.
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Chez Delaunay... et chez les marchands de nouveau thé
Date:
1817
Description:

179 pp, Engraved frontispiece. (12mo) 13.5x8 cm (5¾x3¼"), period cloth.

The author was early exponent of surrealism. OCLC/WorldCat lists three copies of the 1816 first printing, with the same pagination and publisher, and just one copy of this 1817 printing, at Stanford University.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Minor wear to spine ends and corners, front hinge starting to crack; top right corner of frontispiece clipped, evidently to facilitate folding the top of the plate which extends beyond the text block; some aging within, a few pencil marks in margins; very good.
 
Item number:
305764
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