TANGUY, Yves. Dormir, Dormir, dans les Pierres. By Benjamin Peret. Illustrated with three full-page plates printed recto only, and 10 vignette head- and tail-pieces after drawings by Tanguy. 8vo., 227 x 178 mm, bound in original illustrated wrappers, preserved in a new tan cloth folding box. Paris: Editions Surréalistes, 1927.
In this copy Tanguy has added additional colouring by hand in gouache and water-colour to the front cover and the title page. 'The cover and illustrations of this first embellishment of a Surrealist text by the artist are reproductions of his drawings, which he has enhanced with white paint on the first copies. In the year this book was published the self-taught Tanguy introduced small biomorphic and pebble forms into the barren landscapes that characterized his compositions.' (Riva Castleman, A Century of Artists Books).
From the edition limited to 210 numbered copies, all signed by Tanguy and Péret on the justification, with this one of 175 copies on vergé. A fine, unopened copy.
From Manet to Hockney 80. Castleman 179.
Item nr. 166306