18 November 2014
APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume (1880-1918.) Les Onze mille verges. Paris [E. Gaucher, 1907.]
Octavo (167 x 110 mm). 184 pages of text printed on laid paper. Title printed in red and black. (Short tear in the margin of the title, occasional light marginal soiling.) Later blue cloth, with the original front wrapper printed in black on grey paper mounted on the front cover, red label gilt on the spine.
VERY RARE FIRST EDITION OF APOLLINAIRE’S ONLY PUBLISHED EROTIC NOVEL, a frenetic, surreal and darkly humorous study of unbridled sexuality. AE and ABPC record no copy at auction; not in WorldCat, though one copy is found in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Dutel 636.
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