1955 · Geneve
Two volumes, loose as issued in the original raffia paper chemise, both volumes housed in the original matching raffia slipcase. Original edition limited in 32 copies, 220 facsimiles of letters, postcards and calligrammes of the love correspondence among Apollinaire and the Countess Louise de Coligny-Chatillon, written between 28 September 1914 and 18 January 1916. This copy is complete with the handwritten and signed justification: "Edition Originale Exemplaire 15/32 P. Callier"
Condition: In very good condition. Due to the fragility of the raffia paper, both chemises are worn, especially on the spine section, one of them has a long split on the spine. Slipcase with minor wear. Inside one volumes include: the linocut, introductory text, editor notes, and justification, all secured in a hard cardboard folder; and the facsimile correspondences reproduced on papier teinte as the originals, each inserted into a captioned folder. The correspondences paper folders are wavy on the bottom; linocut is lightly toned but in very good condition. The other volume include only the facsimile correspondences reproduced on papier teinte as the originals, each inserted into a captioned folder, without defects. Rare copy of a rare edition Ref: Ref: Duthuit books 34.
Note: Following a dispute, the edition was destroyed as requested by people interested on the correspondence, as stated in the editor note: "The present volume is part of a set of a few copies. That were given, to the collaborators of this publication." Ref: Duthuit books 34. (Inventory #: B-06-050011)