Cocteau's Only Children's Title

Cocteau, Jean

Drole De Menage : textes de dessins de Jean Cocteau (Inscribed and with a unique drawing signed by Jean Cocteau to the half-title)

Published: Cocteau, Jean

Date:

The First French Printing published by Paul Morihien in 1948. First edition, trade issue, limited to 2000 copies, text in French with a total edition of 2720 copies. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, 56 pages, illustrated reproducing drawings, in color, by Jean Cocteau. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition with a little loss at the spine ends. Some toning to the stiff card cover edges with a small mark to the lower front leading edge. The binding remains tight. Toning to the page edges but the text and illustrations remain fresh and clean. Covers protected within a loose mylar cover. Inscribed and with a unique drawing signed by Jean Cocteau to the half-title: ' A Carmen (?), son vieil ami, de tout coeur, Jean x 1959'. A nonsense tale, by Jean Cocteau, for children, about the marriage of the Sun and the Moon, and their mischievous children, who are taught lessons by a dog. Cocteau's Only Children's Title. Scarce with such attributes.

Condition
Very Good++

Binding
Softcover

£850

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