Lot 209
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RECTIFICATION : Front cover damaged (splits) POETRY FOR POWER. Paris, René Drouin, 1949. In-folio, in sheets, illustrated cover, teak wood cover-jacket, first plate titled, illustrated and covered with galoshes nails, under titled cover, and case. Original edition decorated with a frontispiece by the author and lithographs by Michel Tapié. 46 copies were announced, but many never saw the light of day. The latter, which is not commercial, was one of the first to be signed at the justification of the print run by Michel Tapié, Aline Gagnaire and René Drouin, who participated in the elaboration of the book. One of the very rare examples made in 1944 with the teak wood cover shirt, covered with galoshes nails. The truly cursed manufacture of this cover was interrupted and only 5 or 6 copies of the first issue were made. Michel Tapie explains this in Commentary on an Exorcism. Excerpt from Cahiers de la Pleiade, 1950. Autograph signed: "To René Bertelé that our friendship exorcises the nails. Henri Michaux." A few freckles. Provenance: Sale Collection René Bertelé. Paris Drouot 28 November 1997
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