LE SURRÉALISME, MÊME #1-5 (all published).
LE SURRÉALISME, MÊME #1-5 (all published).
LE SURRÉALISME, MÊME #1-5 (all published).
LE SURRÉALISME, MÊME #1-5 (all published).
LE SURRÉALISME, MÊME #1-5 (all published).
LE SURRÉALISME, MÊME #1-5 (all published).

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LE SURRÉALISME, MÊME #1-5 (all published).

Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, October 1956-Spring 1959. Ed. André Breton. Sq. 8vo. Wrps. (pagination varies). Each issue lavishly illustrated (first issue contains colour plates), printed in different colour inks on different papers, with varied typefaces throughout, plus inserts.

Covers by Duchamp, Bellmer, Arp, Molinier, and Gabriel Max.

Texts by Breton, Joyce Mansour, Jean Schuster, Robert Lebel, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Benjamin Péret, Octavio Paz, ELT Mesens, Hans Bellmer, Theodor Spoerri, José Pierre, and many others, with reproductions of work by Léonora Carrington, Joseph Crépin, Wolfgang Paalen, Man Ray, Toyen, Duchamp, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Bellmer, Adolf Wolfli, Robert Lagarde et al.

A high point of post-war Surrealism.

Wear to backstrip of first issue, with contemporary ownership signature of Jacques Brunius (a contributor to the second issue), inserts present; slight rubbing to wrappers of the second issue (lacks the 'Le Royaume de la terre' insert); third issue Near Fine; diagonal crease to lower wrapper of fourth issue, o/w Near Fine; Jacques Brunius's neat monogram stamp to upper wrapper of fifth issue, o/w Near Fine. Overall, Very Good or better.

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