Appogiatures / Grace Notes. Text and Illustrations by Jean Cocteau. First American Edition, First Printing. One of Only 1,000 Copies Printed. ManRoot Press. Sacramento, 1988.

$72.00

Jean Cocteau is unprecedented in his variety of artistic forms. He was a poet, a playwright, a painter, designer, filmmaker, critic, and novelist. His work made lasting contributions to the most innovative artistic movements of the 20th century, including Dadaism, Surrealism, and the avant-garde. In Appogiatures, which translates to “grace notes” in English, Cocteau presents a series of humorous and devastating prose poems paired with his signature pen and ink drawings. Of his many works, Appogiatures is praised for how well it captures quintessential aspects of Cocteau’s style. This first American edition also includes English translations of the prose poems by several notable translators. It is one of only 1,000 copies printed by ManRoot Press, meaning it is a particularly scarce volume.

This first American edition is in about fine condition. In the original paper wrappers, about fine with only minor creases and rubbing to edges. Text block near fine with only small crease to bottom corner, not affecting text. Cocteau’s pen and ink drawings are superb throughout.

A scarce first American edition by Jean Cocteau, one of only 1,000 copies.

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Appogiatures / Grace Notes. Text and Illustrations by Jean Cocteau. First American Edition, First Printing. One of Only 1,000 Copies Printed. ManRoot Press. Sacramento, 1988.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in