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First edition of Eluard's first poems published in occupied France. The poet's own copy, on Japon impérial paper, certified and signed by Eluard, containing the bibliographical note on a leaf reserved for the 36 large-paper copies. Eluard has added to his copy: the original working manuscript of these poems, with numerous corrections, and an autograph catalogue of his writings; an amusing A.L.s. by Picasso asking Eluard to find old shoes for one of his sculptures; an autograph preface and 4 autograph notes signed by Jean Paulhan to Eluard; 2 original drawings by Brielle for Eluard.