La première édition publique des Poésies sur Chine, l'exemplaire annoté par Eluard et offert à Nusch.
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Second (first published) edition of Ducasse's Poésies in prose (the privately published first edition of 1869 being unobtainable), first edition of Philippe Soupault's preface. Limited edition of 596 copies including 10 on Chine, the most exclusive issue, of which this is n° 4. Intimately inscribed by Paul Eluard to Nusch, and with his manuscript notes in the margins of twenty pages (correction to Soupault's dating of Lautréamont's birth, long reference to Schlegel, short ones to other writers, including to Vauvenargues' maxims). Laid in are nine pages of Eluard's autograph copies of maxims by Vauvenargues that are perverted in the text. Important association copy, as Lautréamont belongs to the Surrealist pantheon and was a particular influence on Eluard.