Lot n° 113
1000 - 1500
6 autograph letters signed to Henri Parisot. 8 pp. in-8. Toulouse, Saint-Alban [Lozère] and Paris, 1944-1950.
He sends him 3 poems for his review and will visit him on his return to Paris. About a book illustrated by Hans Arp: "I am delighted that Arp has finished the illustrations. If you have a print, I would be quite happy to see it. On the other hand, since the justification must be much larger than that of the 7th edition - and since in any case I suppose that you will have to have the texts recopied before giving them to the printer - I could, if you wish, indicate on this copy the way in which the verses are to be followed. This is to avoid too many corrections. On the other hand, I would prefer that each poem starts on the page, i.e. that the poems do not follow each other. As for the print run, what do you think of 1000 copies and about 20 deluxe copies that Arp and I could sign? The selling price will depend, I think, on the printing costs. Personally, I am in favor of prices that are not too high (100 to 150 francs?), although I would be quite keen that the paper be suitable [...]". "Here is the text of Aragon. I propose to have it printed on 2 pages of the book format. For the announcement, what do you think of this idea: in subtitle: Reprint of the first book of poems by Tzara (1918), then the 6 lines: "Tzara him.......... Press statement". Aragon (1922) [...]".
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