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Signé; Camille Bryen ([pseudonyme de Camille Briand] - Les Quadrupèdes à la chasse - 1934

First edition with a print run of 500 copies on vellum paper, numbered from 56 to 555 (No. 410), in addition to the 55 copies on Alfa-Navarre paper and 5 H.C. copies on Japon paper.

An uncut copy, enhanced with a dedication by the author to Louis Broder dated 15 September 1955: "... pour accompagner à pas de loup le manuscrit heureusement retrouvé des "quadrupèdes" et avec l'amitié de Camille Bryen".

A softcover volume, mute spine, front cover printed in black, adorned with a collage by the author mounted in frontispiece. Lightly aged binding, fresh and clean inside.

Camille Bryen, the pseudonym of Camille Briand (born in Nantes on 17 September 1907 and died in Paris on 8 May 1977), was a French poet, painter and engraver. In the years 1925-1927, Camille Briand was part of the Nantes bohemian scene, using the pseudonym "Aristide", no doubt in allusion to his illustrious namesake, also a native of Nantes. He appeared on the cover of the Revue nantaise in April 1927, in a portrait by Henri Bouyer, with the comment: "Type nantais, le Bohème Aristide". Camille Bryen moved to Paris shortly thereafter. Drawn to the Surrealists, he published his first collection of poems, Opopanax, in 1927, followed by Expériences in 1932, which combines poems, drawings and collages. His first solo exhibition took place in 1934.

Signed; Camille Bryen
Les Quadrupèdes à la chasse
Paris, Editions du Grenier, 1934.
Duodecimo (16 x 12 cm); 45 pp.

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Art, Illustrated, Poetry
Author/ Illustrator Signé; Camille Bryen ([pseudonyme de Camille Briand]
Book Title Les Quadrupèdes à la chasse
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1934
Edition 1st Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Extras Limited edition, Numbered edition, Signed by author
Number of pages 45
Dimensions 16×12 cm
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