1921 · Paris
by Jacob, Max (b. Paris 1876- d. Drancy concentration camp 1944)
Paris: Editions du Sagittaire [Simon Kra], 1921. 8vo. Orig. wrappers, glassine. Slight fraying to glassine & spine ends. Original edition Hors commerce copy initialed by Jacob. ( Entire edition 272 copies: 35 special copies printed on Japon with a suite (10 with original drawing); 203 on Velin; 22 hors commerce copy on velin as here; 12 copies numbered copies for M. Ronald Davis & Cie.), With 18 wood engravings in 3 colors (4 full-page, including front.) Printed by Ducros, Lefčvre & Colas. 30 April 1921.
Max Jacob’s influence on modern French poetry was profound, and his modernist lyrical verse is still widely read. He played a decisive role in the new directions of modern poetry during the early part of the 20th century. He influenced many of his contemporaries and toward the end of his life was surrounded by a devoted group of younger and older artists. He was also an accomplished artist as could be attested to by his friend Pablo Picasso. (Inventory #: 1292)