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TOULET, P.-J.

Les Contrerimes.

Avec portrait et vignettes gravés sur bois par Carlègle.

Brussels: Un Coup de Dés, 1927 Stock Code: 132141
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First Belgian edition, first printing, (third overall), number 49 of 25 copies on vergé de Hollande Van Gelder antique, with the additional suite of proofs of the engravings on auvergne paper, from a total edition of 492. Charles Émile Egli, known as Carlègle (1877-1937) was a Swiss-born illustrator and painter who spent most of his life in Paris. Carlègle excelled in wood engraving. His illustrations for Daphnis et Chloé exhibited in the autumn Salon of 1913 launched his career. From then until his death in 1937 he illustrated books by classical and contemporary authors.

As a writer, Paul-Jean Toulet (1867-1920) is best known for the present work, which to this day is still regularly printed. These poems are written in a verse form of his own invention: the rhyme scheme "abba", with the lines alternating long, short, long, short. The collection was first published posthumously in 1921, although many of the poems appeared in various literary magazines, either in earlier versions or finished forms. To Jorge Luis Borges, he was one of the greatest French poets.

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Description

Quarto. Original grey wrappers, printed in red and black, pages untrimmed. With the glassine wrapper. Housed in a custom buckram chemise with titles on spine in black and matching slipcase.

Illustrations

Wood-engraved portrait frontispiece and 5 decorations by Carlègle, additional suite of 6 proofs plates loosely inserted at end.

Condition

A fine copy.

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