Banalité.Paris: Editions De La Nouvelle Revue Française, 1930 Stock Code: 122393
A seminal Surrealist photobookFirst edition, first impression, number 259 of 300 copies only. A beautiful reproduction of Fargue's poem Banalité, originally published in 1928, accompanied here by sixteen full-page photographs by Roger Parry. Roger Parry met the Surrealist photographer Maurice Tabard in 1928 and together they experimented with avant-garde techniques such as negative printing and superimposition, techniques Parry used for this publication.
Small folio. Original wrappers, titles to spine and front wrapper in black and blue. With the original dust jacket and glassine wrapper. Housed in the original cardboard slipcase and chemise.
16 full-page monochrome photogravures.
Dust jacket just a touched bruised at corners. A near fine copy.
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