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(ARABIAN NIGHTS.) COCTEAU, Jean.

La Lampe d'Aladin.

Availability: In stock

Published: Paris Société d'Éditions, 1909

Stock Code: 130381

£1,250
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, hors commerce copy inscribed by Cocteau on the front wrapper, "Pour madame de Brontelle respectueux hommage Jean Cocteau". This was the author's first book, published when he was only 19 years old, a poetical collection inspired by the Mille et un nuits. "Cocteau's poetry was at one with his Parisian image of a Salon prince, and his cultivated pastel verses evoked Versailles, Watteau and Whistler as well as Beardsley and Wilde (an entire sequence was devoted to Salomé). All was enshrouded necessarily within the moral ether of German lieder and Nordic mists" (Williams, Jean Cocteau, 2008).

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Description

Octavo (175 x 130 mm). Original wrappers preserved in later tan morocco by Alix, with slipcase.

Condition

Small JP book label. Front wrapper (slightly dusty) inscribed by the author. Light marginal toning, short closed marginal tear in half-title fore edge, an excellent copy.

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