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Arthur Rimbaud, passant immobile. [Exposition] Bruxelles, Maison de la Francité, 13 mars - 3 avril 1992. [Essais par François Carrassan et al.]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Maison de la Francité (Brussels)

Brussels: Maison de la Francité, 1992     ¶ Thirty full-page portraits by various artists 1866-1986, with essays by François Carrassan, Olivier Rometti, and Jean Gillibert, also the dedication of Rimbaud's bust at Charleville 1927 (by André Breton et al) and an introduction 'D'Hyères à Bruxelles' by B. J. Ridopoulos; published in conjunction with the Rimbaud exhibition at Hyères 1991, Brussels 1992. Long out of print and VERY SCARCE on the market.   ||| At head of title: Évocation littéraire.  Cover imprint: L'Or des Îles.  Collation: In 8s (235 x 183 mm): 38 leaves, paginated [1-6] 7-73 [74-76]. Pages [1-2] and [76] are blank as issued.  Illustration: Thirty-nine full-page and two smaller illustrations (mostly portraits), after Rimbaud (3), Carjat (3), Delahaye (3), Fantin-Latour, Régamey, Verlaine (2), Isabelle Rimbaud (3), Berrichon (3), Bosshard, <Pierre>Gandon, <Louis>Marcoussis, <N.>Altman, <Valentine>Hugo (3), <Roger>Vieillard (3), <Fernand>Léger, <Roger de>La Fresnaye, <Germaine>Richier, <Ernest>Pignon-Ernest (2), and others.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers, foredge flaps.  Condition: Fine.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$180.00

Bateau ivre: Bulletin de la société des Amis de Rimbaud. . . . No. 17 (novembre 1963). [Rédacteur en chef, Pierre Petitfils]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Amis de Rimbaud

Charleville: Les Amis de Rimbaud, 1963     ¶ Only edition; including papers by Petitfils on "La fin d'une légende (Rimbaud négrier)" and Briet on "Deux sources du Bateau ivre et autres poèmes dans le sillage du Capitaine Cook et de Lamartine"; together with an unsigned account -- probably by Petitfils -- of Arthur Rimbaud vu par des peintres contemporains 1962. The last includes a charming and little-known anecdote of Picasso's portrait of Rimbaud 1960, undoubtedly closer to the truth than Fowlie's account 1993. The lower wrapper illustrates a sculpture called Hommage à Rimbaud (Le bateau ivre), by François Stahly. Scarce.   ||| Collation: In 8 (230 x 156 mm): Eight leaves, paginated [1] 2-16.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine, largely unopened.  Reference: ISSN 1141-7218.  Provenance: (1) Pierre Petitfils (1908-2002), the editor; presented to l' (2) Auberge Verte (Rémi Duhart), of Paris; (3) Frédéric Porta, of Clichy; sold 2005.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$150.00

Patti Smith: A bibliography. [By Lawrence R. French and John D. De Gozzaldi]

By Smith, Patti, b. 1946. Bibliography.) French, Lawrence R

Berkeley (California)?, 1996 ?    ¶ Only edition of the only work of its kind; comprising descriptions of eighteen books and pamphlets 1972-94 and two forthcoming books, together with a full-page facsimile of an early price-list of Patti Smith publications (New York: Gotham Book Mart & Gallery Inc, 1978?). Date inferred from text, leaf [7]. A modest production, very scarce: Until very recently, this publication was unknown to Patti Smith herself. The present copy was SIGNED BY PATTI SMITH at Princeton, New Jersey, 28 May 2005, in black ink on page [1].   ||| Collation: 280 x 216 mm: Ten leaves, foliated [1-10] (ie, not foliated). Xerographed from typescript.  Illustration: Vignettes (horsehead), portrait, facsimile.  Binding: Loose leaves wire-stitched (stapled) top left as issued..  Condition: Fine.  References: Cf De Gozzaldi 2000; Berkeley/Bancroft; RLIN.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. <Signed at Princeton, 28 May 2005>.

$175.00

Water voyages, 1[-17]. Compiled by Joan and John Digby

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Digby, John, b. 1938

Oyster Bay (New York): Feral Books, 2001   ¶ ONLY EDITION of a charming anthology gathered together as a medium for "The remarkable collage images of John Digby[, which] are rich in associations that demonstrate man's ancient links with the sea. Using archival and library sources, he has found and utilized colorful antique illustrations from nineteenth century and earlier publications that show humans of diverse cultures in their many ocean-going pursuits. As a basis, he uses outlines of fish that contain within them and sprouting from them miniature ships, sloops, smaller craft, and shipwrecks." (Dudley, page [278].) The text consists of 101 poems and prose extracts arrayed in seventeen "keepsakes" or fascicles (parts) each illustrated by two or more "collages" or vignettes by Digby, together with three additional fascicles, viz: [18] Water voyages: A note on the keepsakes [by] Joan Digby, [19] The maritime collages of John Digby [by] William Dudley, and [20] Index. The Rimbaud fascicle is no. 17, "Improvisations on Arthur Rimbaud's Drunken boat" by John Digby (1995, 2002), with six illustrations or vignettes. The other authors include Homer, Aesop, Virgil, Dante, Campion, Shakespeare, Herrick, Fane, Milton, Marvell, Cowper, Crabbe, Wordsworth, Peacock, Shelley, Keats, Heine, Beddoes, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Rossetti, Mallarmé, Corbière, Lazarus, Masefield, and Spender.   ¶ A fugitive publication, already VERY SCARCE.   ||| Collation: 20 parts (216 x 140 mm): Together 146 leaves, paginated [1-292] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Seventy-five text-illustrations or vignettes after John Digby.  Binding: Self-wrappers.  Condition: As new.  References: (Not in OCLC.)   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$220.00

Rimbaud, 1854-1891

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Fantin-Latour, Henri, 1836-1904, after

Paris, 1951     ¶ The earliest postage-stamp -- and still the only French stamp -- devoted to Arthur Rimbaud; displaying a powerful portrait of the poet after Fantin-Latour (1872) with a storm-tossed boat and two great waterspouts in the background; designed by Paul Pierre Lemagny (1905-1977), engraved by G. A. Barlangue, and first issued at Charleville, 27 October 1951. Petitfils remarks that this stamp was "un grand succès", and that eighteen thousand were sold immediately.   ||| FULL SHEET OF FIFTY engraved postage-stamps (each 26 x 40 mm) denominated 15 F, printed in green ink on wove paper unmarked, plate no. 31681, cipher (pressmark) "IJ 3", full margins, dimensions 309 x 278 mm overall.  Condition: Near mint; partial fold-separations 5 cm center left and right.  References: BN/Briet (1954) 1148; Petitfils (1984) 111 (pages 77-78); qqv. Yvert 910; Scott 668.  < "Scott 668" = _Scott standard postage stamp catalogue_ 2004, v2 (sv France). p1053, no. 668 > .

$180.00

Le golf. [Par] Georges Jeanneau

By Miniature books.) Jeanneau, Georges, b. 1945

Paris: Éditions Biotop, 2002     ¶ FIRST EDITION of an original miniature book about golf -- smaller, in fact, than a golf ball --, by the author of Le golf en France 1999, Contes & nouvelles du golf 2001, and Le golf et les jeux olympiques 2003. This is a PRESENTATION COPY, accompanied by an autograph note SIGNED by the author, 28 April 2005.  Contents: Les origines; Principe du jeu; Le trou; Les clubs; La balle; Les règles; Vocabulaire; Le score; Les formes du jeu; Les compétitions; Les grands golfeurs; Champions français.  (Series: Collection 3.2; Le mini-livre.)   ||| Collation: 32 x 25 mm (1¼ x 1 inch): Forty leaves, paginated [1-5] 6-78 [79-80].  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: As new.  .

$65.00

[Portrait of Rimbaud aged 36, with caravan and map]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Djibouti

Djibouti (Djibouti), 1991     ¶ A STRIKING MINIATURE PORTRAIT based on Isabelle Rimbaud's drawing of her brother in East African costume 1891, with a caravan and a map (Aden and the horn of Africa) in the background; printed in Switzerland by Courvoisier and issued at Djibouti 23 December 1991.   ||| Postage-stamp 30 x 42 mm, denominated 150 F, lettered in French and Arabic, signed Courvoisier lower right, lithographed in colors, perforated as issued.  Condition: Mint, never hinged.  References: Yvert et Tellier (2002) no. 687.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$22.00

Le lieu et la formule. Choix et préface de Alain Borer

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891

Paris: Mercure de France, 1999     Selected poems and letters; a common modern pocket edition. Borer's preface is entitled "Rimbaud à perte de vue", pages 7-[11].  (Series: Le petit Mercure.)   ||| Collation: 160 x 101 mm: 63 leaves, paginated [1-6] 7-120 [121-126]. Pages [1-2] and [123-126] are blank as issued.  Illustration: Three illustrations (facsimiles).  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers after Ernest Pignon-Ernest (qv), priced 24 FF. Conditon: Very good. .

$12.00

Nos Ardennes. Huit dessins de Paul Verlaine, Ernest Delahaye, Germain Nouveau; introduction et notes par Jules Mouquet

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

Geneva: Pierre Cailler, 1948   ¶ FIRST EDITION / ÉDITION ORIGINALE of Verlaine's charming prose sketches of Rethel and Vouziers, two towns in the Ardennes between Reims and Charleville. These were published originally in six installments in a Charleville daily 1882-83; but Verlaine never published them in book form, nor do they appear in his posthumous Oeuvres completes 1899-1902 &c. These pieces are enhanced here by reproductions of eight unpublished or obscurely-published drawings by Rimbaud's childhood friend Delahaye (3), by Germain Nouveau (3), and by Verlaine himself (2): Two of these drawings (Verlaine 1875, Delahaye 1880) include caricatures of Rimbaud.   ||| Collation: In 8s (183 x 120 mm): 42 leaves, paginated [1-6] 7-74 [75-84]. Eight full-page illustrations.  Binding: Quarter red morocco lettered in gilt, patterned boards, patterned endpapers, 2 + 2 flyleaves, top-edges sprinkled black, others trimmed & plain, preserving the original printed wrappers bound in.  References: Not in SMSU/StAubyn or Fischer.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. . First edition..

$150.00

Rimbaud, 1854-1891

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Fantin-Latour, 1836-1904, after

Paris, 1951     ¶ The earliest postage-stamp -- and still the only French stamp -- devoted to Arthur Rimbaud; displaying a powerful portrait of the poet after Fantin-Latour (1872) with a storm-tossed boat and two great waterspouts in the background; designed by Paul Pierre Lemagny (1905-1977), engraved by G. A. Barlangue, and first issued at Charleville, 27 October 1951. Petitfils remarks that this stamp was "un grand succès", and that eighteen thousand were sold immediately.   ||| CORNER BLOCK OF FOUR engraved postage-stamps (each 26 x 40 mm) denominated 15 F, printed in green ink on wove paper unmarked, full margins top and right, dimensions 78 x 123 mm overall.  Condition: MINT, the gum somewhat browned as usual.  References: BN/Briet (1954) 1148; Petitfils (1984) 111 (pages 77-78); qqv. Yvert 910; Scott 668.  < "Scott 668" = _Scott standard postage stamp catalogue_ 2004, v2 (sv France). p1053, no. 668 > .

$18.00

[Portrait of Rimbaud aged 17, with ship and sea-serpent]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Djibouti

Djibouti (Djibouti), 1992     ¶ A STRIKING MINIATURE PORTRAIT based on Carjat's second photograph 1871/2, with a storm-tossed ship and a sea-serpent in the background; printed in Switzerland by Courvoisier and issued at Djibouti 5 February 1992.   ||| Postage-stamp 30 x 42 mm, denominated 90 F, lettered in French and Arabic, signed "Courvoisier" lower right, lithographed in colors, perforated as issued.  Condition: Mint, never hinged.  References: Yvert et Tellier (2002) no. 689.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$22.00

Le bateau ivre, & autres poèmes

By Miniature books.) Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891

Paris: Éditions Biotop, 2004     Contents: Le bateau ivre; Les sœurs de charité; Les chercheuses de poux; L'orgie parisienne; Marine; Après le déluge; Antique; chronology. (Series: Collection 3.2; Le mini-livre.)   ||| Collation: 32 x 25 mm (1¼ x 1 inch): 40 leaves, paginated [1-80] (ie, not paginated).  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: As new.  Reference: ISBN 2 84400 034 7; ISSN 1248-5381.  .

$60.00

[Illustration for Rimbaud's nihilistic poem, "Qu'est-ce pour nous, mon coeur . . ." (What is it to us? my heart . . . , ca 1872)]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Strauchmann, Went, b. 1938

Memmingen (Bavaria): Edition Curt Visel, 1973     ¶ AN ORIGINAL LINOCUT SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, depicting a man imprisoned in a tower or pergola surmounted by a giant octopus, set in a volcanic wasteland relieved only by a peacock lower right. The accompanying text, interestingly, omits Rimbaud's last line -- "Ce n'est rien! j'y suis! j'y suis toujours" (It's nothing! I'm here! I'm still here) -- which is perhaps to be understood from the illustration itself. This print was originally issued as a supplement (Beilage) to the German graphic-arts periodical Illustration 63: Zeitschrift für die Buchillustration (1964-    ).   ||| Collation: In 2 (260 x 200 mm): Two leaves, paginated [1-4] (ie, not paginated).  A bifolium of machine-made wove paper, unmarked, loose as issued.  Contents: [1] linocut (202 x 156 mm) printed in black, signed "Strauchmann" in pencil lower right; [2] imprint, as above; [3] blank; [4] text: six quatrains of verse, in French, headed "Arthur Rimbaud".  References: Cf LCCN 80641496, OCLC 2673241. Not in SMSU/StAubyn (1986).  Provenance: Paul Dufrasne, of Berlin, an original subscriber.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$275.00

L'oeuvre logique de Rimbaud. . . . Orné d'un hors-texte de Pierre Petitfils, [intitulé] Les assis

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Dhôtel, André, 1900-1991

Mézières: Éditions de la Société des Écrivains Ardennais, 1933     ¶ ONLY EDITION of an early metaphysical interpretation: "Sous le nom de pays d'Orient, Rimbaud recherche le monde de son enfance qu'un incompréhensible déluge a balayé. Dans le brouillard d'enchantement qui obscurcit toutes choses depuis, il essaie de reconstruire sans imaginer l'univers disparu. L'Esprit est la clef de cette résurrection. Ce qu'il nomme Génie, c'est la Vie, ou mieux toutes les possibilités de vie. Il suffit de voir. Mais ce monde nouveau, purement matériel, ne tient pas compte d'une terrible réalité: la mort. C'est la faiblesse du système qui causera sa ruine, car Rimbaud n'admet rien hors la certitude. Une Saison en Enfer est l'écho du duel passionné de l'esprit chrétien et de l'esprit païen." (Petitfils 1949.)  Bibliography (61 items) at end.   ¶ Only issue, one of 1000 numbered copies on Vergé bouffant; the present copy is numbered "15". This is a PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "en souhaitant notre amitié  |  ADhôtel" on the half-title (page [3]).   ||| Series: Les cahiers ardennais, no. 7.  Collation: In 8s (230 x 160 mm): 74 leaves, paginated [1-7] 8-144. Pages [1-2] and [146-48] are blank as issued.<Quires: 1 in 10, 2-9 in 8s)>  Illustration: Halftone frontispiece after Petitfils as above.  Binding: Printed gray wrappers, priced 12 F.  Condition: Somewhat foxed, withal a good copy.  References: Petitfils (1949) 225; BN/Briet (1954) 842; SMSU/St Aubyn (1986) 293.  Provenance: (1) Raymond Labernède (____-____), reader in philosophy at Biarritz, from the author as above; (2) Dominique Ugartemendia, also of Biarritz; sold 2004.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous.  <For Labernède see Histoires littèraires xi (2002) 11.>.

$320.00

Arthur Rimbaud. Par Gérard Bauër

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) (Dine, Jim, 1935-2002.) Bauër, Gérard, 1888-1967

In: Historia (Paris, 1955-  ) no. 242 (January 1967), pages 120-31     ¶ ONLY EDITION: This is the original magazine whose cover inspired the American artist Jim Dine to embark on his extraordinary series of nine Rimbaud portraits 1971-73, now very scarce and highly prized. In an interview with Thomas Krens (1976), Dine recalled that he had been "impressed by Rimbaud first as a still life. The Rimbaud series began several years ago when I found a French popular history magazine in a bookstall on the quai in Paris. The cover of the magazine had a portrait of Rimbaud, probably by some nineteenth-century academician [but in fact after Carjat 1871/2], and I was attracted by the way the face looked, physically. Seeing his face in a bookstall on the Seine--it just struck me how interested I was, how much he looked like a young boy, how amazing his face was. I then read his poems, and about his life, and that really fascinated me, but it was his face that I was attracted to." (Williams/Devereux 1977, 23.)  Scarce.   ||| Cover title: Rimbaud, le révolté.  Collation: 239 x 157 mm: 80 leaves, paginated 1-160.  Illustration: Numerous halftone illustrations and facsimiles (including nine relating to Rimbaud).  Binding: Color pictorial wrappers, priced 2 F.  Condition: Very good.  References: LCCN 49051785; OCLC 01586868. Not in SMSU/St Aubyn. Cf Williams/Devereux (1977) no. 150. .

$80.00

Bateau ivre: Bulletin de la société des Amis de Rimbaud. . . . No. 18 (juillet 1964). [Rédacteur en chef, Pierre Petitfils]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Amis de Rimbaud

Charleville: Les Amis de Rimbaud, 1964     ¶ Only edition; including papers on "Le nouvel autographe des Effarés", "Une source d'inspiration des 'Chansons' de Rimbaud?" and "Le manuscrit des Mains de Jeanne-Marie".   ||| Collation: In 8 (230 x 157 mm): Eight leaves, paginated [1] 2-14 [15-16].  Binding: Printed wrappers.  Condition: Fine, unopened.  Reference: ISSN 1141-7218.  Provenance: (1) Pierre Petitfils (1908-2002), the editor; presented to l' (2) Auberge Verte (Rémi Duhart), of Paris; (3) Frédéric Porta, of Clichy; sold 2005.  ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous.  .

$45.00

Ébauches; suivies de la correspondance entre Isabelle Rimbaud et Paterne Berrichon, et de Rimbaud en Orient (variantes et documents divers). Recueillies par Marguerite Yerta-Méléra

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891

Paris: Mercure de France, 1937     ¶ FIRST EDITION of this important collection; comprising drafts of Une saison en enfer 1873, variant texts for Les illuminations 1886, and eight letters to Demény 1871 and Delahaye 1872-75 -- including both the celebrated 'lettre du voyant' of 15 May 1871 ("Le poète se fait voyant par un long, immense et raisonné dérèglement de tous les sens", page 55) and the 'absomphe' letter of June 1872 (84-87). To these are added twenty-six letters between the poet's sister and brother-in-law 1896-97 and an essay "Rimbaud en Orient" by Isabelle Rimbaud, quoting liberally from her brother's letters: There is, says Petitfils, "quelque chose d'émouvant dans la découverte de Rimbaud, ou mieux d'UN Rimbaud, par ces deux êtres attirés l'un vers l'autre sans se connaître."  This edition is VERY SCARCE. There was no tirage de luxe.   ||| Collation: In 8s (186 x 119 mm untrimmed): 128 leaves, paginated [1-5] 6-250 [251-256].  Binding: Printed yellow wrappers, overslip priced 21 F.  Condition: Fine.  References: Petitfils (1949) i.30 (pages 88-89); BN/Briet (1954) 868; SMSU/St Aubyn (1986) 107.  Provenance: YVON BOUREAU (d. 1976), of Asnières-sur-Seine, author of the Iconographie complémentaire de Paul Verlaine 1975 (and brother-in-law of Jean Senelier, Nerval's bibliographer); by descent to his niece; sold 2005.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous.              < NB: ¶ BN has 1st ptg ut supra, also 4th ptg ("4e édition") 1938.  ¶ Chapitre.com (2.2.05) has 2d ptg "1937": "In 8 Epais. in-8°, 256 pp, br, éd en partie orig avec mention 2e éd Variantes et documents divers recueillis par Marguerite Yerta-Méléra", stock no. 3933-196, €42 = $55.  ¶ Librairie Le Feu Follet (Grégory Bacou, Paris 5e) has ÉO, "un des ex du service de presse", "Dos insolé, très léger manque marginal affectant les deux premières pages", €198 = $267, ABE 440143058, 4/20/05. >.

$350.00

Portrait dArthur Rimbaud = Portrait of Arthur Rimbaud

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Lengrand, Jean Michel, b. 1955

St Jean Carénage (St Barthélemy), 2002   ¶ A RICHLY EVOCATIVE PORTRAIT: The legendary brat-poet is depicted here from the famous photograph of Rimbaud aged seventeen, taken in Paris by Etienne Carjat about December 1871 (three months before Rimbaud stabbed Carjat in a postprandial fracas). Here the poet is transported to the foreground of his later milieu, an African landscape illuminated by a full moon top left. Distant clouds glow pink and yellow. Rimbaud's collar is burgundy velvet; his unruly hair is smoothed. "In the eyes", the artist says, "there is the romanti[ci]sm of a young poet, but also a part of night." In the middle distance, over the poet's left shoulder, la plus haute tour rises from the wetlands: It is a helix of manuscript-paper, "a tower of Babel", the artist says, "where the man wants to go untill [sic] the sky". Over the poet's right shoulder, leaves of manuscript-paper scatter heavenward, one by one becoming folded-paper birds flying off above and behind him, into infinity.   ||| Oil on panel (41 x 31 cm), signed "Jean Michel Lengrand" lower right.   ||| Pour une description en français, voir htt p://www.mag4. net/Rimbaud/album34. html (veuillez supprimer les espaces).   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$6120.00

Arthur Rimbaud in Abyssinia. By Enid Starkie

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Starkie, Enid Mary, 1897-1970

Oxford: at the Clarendon press, 1937     ¶ FIRST EDITION of the first serious study of Rimbaud's career in East Africa 1881-91  =  ÉDITION ORIGINALE de la première étude sérieuse sur Rimbaud en Afrique de l'Est 1881-91; notable especially for Starkie's discovery of unpublished documents in the Foreign Office (London) suggesting that Rimbaud had been involved in the slave-trade -- a question still hotly debated today, eg by Petitfils (1984) 84n, Robb (2000) 390-92. Bibliography, pages [154]-155; index of names, [157]-158.  This is an unusually attractive copy, nicely preserved in its original dust-jacket and VERY SCARCE in such condition. (Series: Oxford studies in modern languages and literature.)   ||| Collation: 222 x 138 mm: 84 leaves, paginated [i-v] vi [vii-viii], [1] 2-158 [159-160].  Illustration: Full-page map.  Binding: Publisher's oxford-blue cloth lettered in gilt, plain wove endpapers, no headbands, top- and foredges trimmed, tail-edges untrimmed; as issued. Printed DUST-JACKET, price clipped.  Condition: Unfoxed, dust-jacket somewhat worn, withal a very good copy.  References: Petitfils (1949) 185n; Petitfils (1984) 84n (une "contribution capitale"). Not in BN/Briet (1954) or SMSU/St Aubyn (1986).  ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous.  .

$350.00

Bibliographie des poètes maudits, ii: Arthur Rimbaud. [Par Maurice Monda et François Montel]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Monda, Maurice

Paris: Librairie Henri Leclerc / L. Giraud-Badin,, 1927 ¶ ONLY EDITION OF THE FIRST DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RIMBAUD; comprising transcriptions of title-pages, collations, justifications de tirage, and detailed publishing histories of the twelve éditions originales of Rimbaud's works published 1873-1923, including variant readings (June/July 1873) for Une saison en enfer (October 1873) and the variant texts of five poems as they appeared in Une saison en enfer 1873 and Les illuminations 1886; together with an appendix on recent publications 1922-25. FIRST PRINTING, ONE OF ONLY TWO HUNDRED COPIES, and very scarce in the market. Series: Les bibliographies nouvelles (Colléction du Bulletin du bibliophile), no. x. ||| Collation: In 8s (250 x 165 mm untrimmed): 40 leaves, paginated [1-5] 6-77 [78-80]. Halftone frontispiece (portrait after Carjat 1871/2), two plates (after Rimbaud, Régamey).  Binding: Printed blue wrappers.  References: BN/Briet 803; SMSU/St Aubyn 213.  Condition: Spine barely chipped, the wrappers and a few foredges partly sunned, withal a very good copy. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$450.00

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