Histoire de l'œil.
Nouvelle version.Burgos, [Jean-Jacques Pauvert,] 1941 Stock Code: 94460
NotesThe "Burgos" clandestine edition, the third and last edition of the Story of the Eye to be published during Bataille's lifetime and under his pseudonym of Lord Auch. Published in 1951, in a limited edition of 2,000 copies, although the imprint states that it was published in 1941, in a limited edition of 500 copies reserved for subscribers, of which this copy is marked as being number 328, this edition of Bataille's erotic masterpiece earned its publisher immediate prosecution from the French State. Bataille's novella was first published in 1928, and then in 1947, in an altered text, which is reproduced in this edition.
Octavo. Drab card wrappers, titles to front cover in red, edges untrimmed, printed in black and red. With the original glassine jacket.
A bright copy in excellent condition in a jacket with very light chipping at head and tail of spine panel and a small edition number inscribed in pencil to rear panel.
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