Rêve d’une Petite Fille Qui Voulut Entrer au Carmel. Max Ernst.

Rêve d’une Petite Fille Qui Voulut Entrer au Carmel

Paris: Editions du Carrefour, 1930. First edition. [88] pp. Publisher's printed wrappers. Spine and extremities faded, spine a little creased, but a solid and very attractive copy of a fragile book. Of a total of 1063 copies printed, this is one of 1000 copies on vélin teinté. 78 illustrations printed on rectos only and in four sections: “La Ténébreuse”; “La Chevelure”; “Le Couteau”; and “Le Céleste Fiancé.” This is the second of Ernst’s trilogy of Surrealist books with illustrations after his collages, the first was La Femme 100 Têtes (1929) and the third, Une Semaine de Bonté (1934). Breton said of them, “the pages which he has enchanted rather than merely ‘decorated’ are so many eyelids that have started to flutter.”

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