[GENET, Jean (1910-1986), attributed to.] Vingt lithographies pour un livre que j'ai lu. Paris: 1945.
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[GENET, Jean (1910-1986), attributed to.] Vingt lithographies pour un livre que j'ai lu. Paris: 1945.

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[GENET, Jean (1910-1986), attributed to.] Vingt lithographies pour un livre que j'ai lu. Paris: 1945.

Folio (330 x 255 mm). 20 lithographs, including the frontispiece. Original wrapper, in sheets, printed in black and pink; custom black cloth case, spine titled in gilt.

FIRST EDITION OF GENET’S RAREST BOOK, AND ONE OF THE BEST 20TH-CENTURY HOMOEROTIC BOOKS, with fine and explicit lithographs by Roland Caillaux (1905-1977), his best-known work. One of 115 copies only, this one number 96. Although Genet never acknowledged authorship, the themes and poems relate very clearly to Notre-Dame des fleurs, published in 1943. WorldCat locates just one, incomplete copy at the Harry Ransom Center. Dutel 2624.
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