ARP, Jean. Soleil Recerclé 61 pp. Illustrated with 18 woodcuts by plus a signed colour woodcut frontispiece on Rives. Large folio, 475 x 380 mm, loose as issued in publisher's wrappers with colour woodcut illustration in the publisher's grey slipcase (with one of the 18 woodcuts) and vellum backed chemise. Paris: Louis Broder, 1966.
First Edition, one of the 150 printed on vélin de Rives, signed by Arp. Jean Arp created a series of paper collages to illustrate his poetry and then created woodcuts of the collages to illustrate the present edition. The woodblocks would later be painted by Arp and presented as sculptures. The colourful, large format of these woodcuts make this book susceptible to the print trade, thus complete copies are now rare. An immaculate copy.
Arntz. Hans Arp: das Graphische Werk, pp. 250-264.
Item nr. 169143