Friday, July 3, 2015

PARIS Outdoor Fair: San Sulpice Antiquarian Books

After Berlin, back to Paris for two outdoor fairs taking place during the beautiful spring weather. Starting late in the week, the San Sulpice Antiquarian Book Fair and running simultaneously that same weekend, the Bievre photo fair (see next post).

The San Sulpice photo (above) is from last year as I totally spaced out and forgot to take photos. Weather was beautiful, even too warm the first day with the sun reflecting off the white tents making for unseasonal discomfort. Nonetheless, there were great books and ephemera to be found scattered throughout the fair and I'm happy to have come away with three books which I have not owned in many years that I will add to my personal library ... 

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... Quiet Days In Clichy Henry Miller with photographs by Brassai. Paris, Olympia Press, 1958. The first edition, distinctive with the photographs printed in sepia-toned gravure. Miller's tales of prostitutes and poverty while living in the underbelly of place Clichy.

Die Puppe Hans Bellmer. Berlin, Gerhardt Verlag 1962. Bringing together all the photographs originally published in Bellmer's legendary surreal "doll" books, the first published in 1934 and second in 1949. Both books were published with original photographs tipped-in, the second, Jeux de la Puppe with images hand-tinted by Bellmer.

La Famille Quartre Cent Coups Une Historie pour les enfants pour les Parents (s'ils sont sages) Racontee et Illustree de Collages par Claude Roy. A surreal children's book with collaged images by Claude Roy published in 1954 by Paul Dupont. Marvelous devise using red, transparent paper adding and subtracting from the images on the facing pages!

See the next post for Bievre...

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