Aux Portes de l’imaginaire. by CLASSENS, Henri. Jean COUY, illustrator.

Aux Portes de l’imaginaire. by CLASSENS, Henri. Jean COUY, illustrator.

~ Aux Portes de l’imaginaire. Paris: [Maurice Sauteron (text) and Georges Leblanc (plates) for] Société des Éditions la Caravelle, 1947.

4to (325 × 248 mm), pp. 215, [5], plus 17 etched plates. Loose and uncut in original wrappers. Some uncut edges and tissue guards a little creased, title slightly stained. Closed tear at head of upper wrapper, without loss. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

FIRST EDITION. The plates by Couy are typical of his lyrical abstraction. At the age of eight he had been struck by an illness which left him bed-bound for several months, during which he fed on his books and dreams, an event which left its mark on the spirit of his future works. One of 285 copies (number 110 on papier murier du japon).

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