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Le Coq et l’arlequin.

Notes autour de la musique. Avec un portrait de l'auteur et deux monogrammes par P. Picasso.

Published: Paris: Editions de la Sirène, 1918

Stock code: 95339

Price: £1,500

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First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Jean Cocteau to Gaston Picard, recipient of the Prix Calmann-Lévy in 1943 for his novel Le plus bel amour de Stendhal, “à Gaston Picard, souvenir amical de Jean Cocteau, Mars 1919”. From a limited edition of 50 copies printed on Hollande, not numbered but reserved for the author and justified by the initials JC on the limitation page. Number 1 in the Collection des Tracts series. Complete with the “erratum” slip with the initials JC.

Small octavo. Buff card wrappers printed in black. Housed in a brown cloth solander box with gilt titles to the spine. With two monograms by Picasso in the text and publisher’s device to title and front wrapper. Front free endpaper partially tanned. An exceptionally bright copy in excellent copy.

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