Item nr. 170510 La Septieme Face du De. Georges Hugnet.
La Septieme Face du De.
La Septieme Face du De.
La Septieme Face du De.

La Septieme Face du De.

HUGNET, Georges. La Septieme Face du De. With a cover by Marcel Duchamp and 20 decoupage poems by Hugnet. 4to., bound in original illustrated wrappers in a board slipcase. Paris: Editions Jeanne Bucher, 1936.

An unusually fine copy of this important example of surrealist book-making, which is rarely found in good condition. This celebrated work is a brilliant collaboration between Duchamp and Georges Hugnet, whose poems are set out in a manner reminiscent of Mallarme's Un Coup de Des N'Abolira Jamais le Hasard, and which he has illustrated with a series of brilliant collages. Duchamp's cover combines a photograph by Man Ray of his readymade "Why Not Sneeze, Rrose Selavy" with an elaborately lettered title, whose letters contain the names of the heroes of surrealism from Heraclitus and Uccello to Jarry and Charlie Chaplin.

Accompanied by a copy of the prospectus, printed on green paper and Hugnet's visiting card.
This is one of 250 copies of the regular edition of a total of 314 copies.

Schwarz, The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp, No. 444. Roth, The Book of 101 Books, p. 92. Andel, Avant Garde Page Design 457.

Item nr. 170510
Price: $17,500.00

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