JARRY, Alfred. Les Minutes de Sable, Memorial. , X, 5-210,  pp. Illustrated with 9 coloured (blue and maroon) woodcuts by Alfred Jarry. Small 8vo., 139 x 115 pp, bound in later binding using old paper over boards, preserving the original glossy black wrappers, Paris: Mercure de France, 1894.
First Edition, one of an edition of 117 copies on Arches. A great rarity --Inscribed by Jarry with the recipient excised. In Les Minutes de Sable, Memorial, his first book, Jarry illustrated his own text with symbolist woodcuts, exploring the primitive, insane and infantile.
"Jarry directly or indirectly inspired many leading artist and writers of the day. On the title page of his first book Les Minutes de Sable, Memorial, letters simultaneously function as the initial letters of different words, prefiguring the typographical experiments by Apollinaire as well as by Italian and Russian Futurist artists and writers..."(Andel, p. 46). Some faint water staining, but nevertheless a very good copy.
Andel, Avant-Garde Page Design. p.46.
Item nr. 167222