by Breton, André (Text by); Magritte (Cover illustration by)
Bruxelles: René Henriquez, 1934. First edition. Softcover. g to vg. Quarto (9 3/4 x 6 1/4"). Original illustrated wrappers and title page by Magritte*. André Breton was a major member of the Dada group and the founder of Surrealism. His work "Qu'est-ce que le Surréalisme ?" (What is Surrealism?) is the complete text of a lecture he gave in Brussels on June 1st, 1934 at a public meeting organized by the Belgian Surrealists. Wrappers slightly age-toned along margin. Pages evenly age-toned throughout. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good+ interior in good+ to very good condition. * This 1934 print edition of André Breton's "Qu'est-ce que le Surréalisme?" features a drawing by René Magritte called Le Viol (Rape). Meant to shock and repulse, Magritte's drawing, which eventually became a painting, features a woman's head whose eyes have been replaced by breasts and whose mouth has become a vagina.
(Inventory #: 40870)
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