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Saint Ghetto des Prêts, Grimoire.

Unpaginated (ca. 116 pp.) artist's book pairing enigmatic prose poems with the author's translations of the same into highly imaginative rebus-like compositions incorporating mathematical symbols, the Hebrew alphabet, musical notation, erotic doodles, sign language and other figurative and non-figurative characters. Paper a bit browned, some minor scattered soiling. 4to. Illustrated wrpps. Covers separating slightly from spine. Paris (O.L.B.) N.d. (c. 1950?). First edition.

"Nous sommes les nouveaux égyptiens," writes Pomerand in the work's introduction, claiming its pictograms as the hieroglyphics of his Lettrist circle. A legendary work in the cannon of avant garde publishing, Saint Ghetto des Prêts pulses with the anarchic energy of post-War Paris.

Book ID: 45933

Price: $4,500.00