Paris: Éditions de la Revue Fontaine, 1945. Second edition. Original wrappers with integral dust jacket. Slight spotting to wrappers, spine a little browned.
1860 copies were printed on various papers; this copy unnumbered and apparently on wove pur fil du marais, of which fifty lettered copies were noted at the colophon. Inscribed by Eluard on the half-title, “à Hans Bellmer, qui a admirablement limité les erreurs de reproduction du désir, son ami Paul Eluard.” The first edition was published in 1922 and marked the first major collaboration between Ernst and Eluard; this copy introduces a third association bringing together three of the most important figures in the surrealist movement. Item #2282