The Bones of my Hand including La Belle au Bois Dormant [INSCRIBED]
The Bones of my Hand including La Belle au Bois Dormant [INSCRIBED]
The Bones of my Hand including La Belle au Bois Dormant [INSCRIBED]
The Bones of my Hand including La Belle au Bois Dormant [INSCRIBED]

The Bones of my Hand including La Belle au Bois Dormant [INSCRIBED]

£750.00


[Edward James. Pavel Tchelitchew. Yevonde]


A collection of poetry from the Surrealist art patron and writer Edward James. The long title of the book continues 'with other poems published and many new ones. Also a song in French set to music by Henri Sauguet.' Pavel Tchelitchew's frontispiece includes a raised hand, a skeletal hand and a clenched fist. The clenched fist was used by James as a device for The James Press. It was incorporated by Rex Whistler in The Next Volume (1933) and appears again on the title-page of this book. With the scarce dust jacket featuring a photographic portrait of James taken by Yevonde in 1933. Inscribed by James on 'April Fools' Morning' in 1966.


Edward James. Frontispiece by Pavel Tchelitchew. Cover image by Yevonde. Oxford University Press. London. 1938. First edition. Inscribed by Edward James to the front free-endpaper - 'Santa Monica, California - / For Ken / from the poet, who came in from the cold, on the day he was rescued / with all best wishes / Edward James. / on April Fool's Morning 1966.'. Hardback, quarto; pink cloth-bound boards, backed with beige linen, gilt titles to front board and spine, dust jacket, publisher's note loosely inserted. viii, 103 pages. Frontispiece by Tchelitchew. English. 285 x 200mm. 0.7kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight shelf wear to jacket but generally very fresh, slight rubbing to folds, small 1cm area of loss to base of spine; stamp and numbering to front free endpaper.