Ouverture du printemps. by JAMMES, Francis. Jean MARCHAND, illustrator.

Ouverture du printemps. by JAMMES, Francis. Jean MARCHAND, illustrator.

~ Ouverture du printemps. Paris: [Filipacchi and E. Desjobert for] La Centaine, 1927.

4to (251 × 192mm), pp. 48, [4], plus 7 lithograph plates, plus 2 suites with variants at rear. Uncut in original wrappers, preserved in a slipcase. An excellent copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

FIRST EDITION, ONE OF THREE COPIES ON JAPON with a suite in sepia and several variants (total edition, 100). A lyrical prose poem, typical of Jammes’ pastoralism, with lithographs by painter, Jean Marchand. Carteret IV, p. 216: ‘Édition recherchée en grand papier’.

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