(Hajdu, Etienne)illus. LE CORPS CLAIRVOYANT. Poems by Jacques Dupin with gauffraged (embossed without inking) abstract prints by Hajdu. copyrighted and published by the collaborators, Paris, 1963. Number 26 of the edition of 65 (there were also 10 copies hors de commerce). Signed by Hajdu and Dupin on the colophon, and also with a presentation inscription on the final blank page to Duncan Philips by Hajdu ("Hommage, Remerciements a/Monsieur et Madame/ Duncan Philips/Etienne Hajdu/Bagneux le 9 Oct. 1964"). Large 4to., red-orange soft morocco folder with one of Hajdu's designs embossed on the front cover, lined with red cloth, containing 20 loose sheets folded in half, with the sheets numbered 1, 2, 3 and 16, 17 and 18 being printed with Dupin's poems, and the sheets numbered 4 through 15 with Hajdu's abstract prints (each print is on the full sheet, and can be apprehended as either an embossment, standing up from the surface, or as impressed into the surface, depending on which side of the sheet is being viewed. Sheets 19 and 20 are un-numbered; the 19th sheet is the Colophon; the 20th sheet is blank, except for the inscription noted above. The title sheet and the final blank are browned from exposure to the cloth lining of the folder; the leather is faded and worn at the spine, and there is a 4 inch tear at the bottom where the spine meets the front cover. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Rare and interesting.
Inventory # 9659

Price: $1,500.00