Le premier exemplaire avec la maquette originale en grande partie manuscrite et le dessin original signé du frontispice par Magritte
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First collected edition of Mesens' influential poems, illustrated by Magritte. Unique copy on Holland paper, number 1 signed by the author, with the original signed pen-and-ink drawing by Magritte for the frontispiece, the autograph manuscript of 40 poems and the commentary on all 87 poems, as well as the original lay-out designed for this edition. The "maquette" incorporates a copy of the first edition of one of the poetry collections. The Belgian poet, Edouard-Léon-Théodore Mesens, was also the owner of a London picture gallery that played an important role in the international surrealist movement. Fine inlaid binding by Leroux.