Zürich: Edition Hans Bolliger, 1972. Folio (34 x 26 cm). Loose gatherings laid into printed wrappers. Illustrations and two original lithographs. Fine. Item #WRCLIT74213
First edition thus. Dialogue by Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano. Texts in German and French. With six whimsical illustrations in the style of his collages by Ernst, along with an original lithograph in color and the same lithograph in gray and black, both signed in pencil in the lower margin by Ernest. An unnumbered copy, in addition to 77 numbered copies with the signed lithograph in both states, from a total edition of 607 copies on Rives. The dialogue by Arnim and Brentano was inspired by the painting by Caspar David Friedrich. Heinrich von Kleist revised the first draft heavily and published the text in the BERLINER ABENDBLÄTTER. Max Ernst translated the text for the first time into French. Afterword by Werner Spies.