LE LIVRE DES COMMENCEMENTS ... THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS.

New Haven: Wequetequock Cove, [2019]. Oblong quarto (22 x 25.5 cm). Loose leaves and bifolia laid into stiff printed wrapper. Original photographic portrait. Illustrated throughout. Fine. Item #WRCLIT82676

First edition, with English text translated by Joshua Watsky printed in parallel with the French text. From an edition of 28 copies only, this is copy #19 of 24 copies for sale. The edition was printed on vélin d'arches by Francois Huin, with original enrichments throughout the work by Baltazar, executed in Chinese ink, watercolors, and colored pencil. The photographic portrait of the author and the artist is by Pierre-Yves Charbonnier and is signed by him in the lower margin. The colophon is signed by the poet, the artist, the translator and the photographer. A beautiful production in every regard. Two variant examples of the errata sheet are laid in, one with a correction in red ink.

Price: $1,650.00