First edition of this lovely copy, with an illustration by Jean Cocteau, “Visage de Profil”, on the front cover. There is another in frontispiece.
“Poésie critique” is a selection of texts by Cocteau produced by Henri Parisot for the Éditions des Quatre-Vents in 1945. The volume, composed in consultation with the author, contains five “chapters” of the Rappel à l’ordre (1926), excerpts from Opium (1930), the two texts of the Essai de critique indirecte (1932) and a few articles.
Bound in Bradel-style paperboard publisher’s binding. Copy in lovely condition, with some light friction from use on the caps. Fresh inside, devoid of foxing.
Jean Cocteau / Henri Parisot
Paris, Editions des Quatre Vents, 1945.
217 pages. Complete.
Octavo (15 x 21 cm).