Paris: Edward W. Titus, at the Sign of the Black Manikin Press, 1930. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Item #36953
First edition. Translated by Samuel Putnam. 186 pages. Stiff printed wrappers. 1000 copies printed by Darantière, Dijon. 20 full-page black and white reproductions of paintings by the author; 4 b/w photographs of the author by Man Ray; 1 b/w photograph by the author; full-page b/w portraits of the author by Foujita, Kisling, Per Krohg, Hermine David, Mayo and Tono Salazar. Contains chapters on Man Ray, Kisling and Foujita. Condition: In its original unopened glassine wraps. The glassine is torn and chipped at the base and corners, and lightly soiled/foxed. Light rubbing and shelfwear to top and bottom cover edges. Tip of top right front corner is creased where the glassine wrapper was torn. The book and its red wrap-around band have been unopened and untouched and remain in Near Fine condition. The cardboard slipcase is in poor condition - ends are broken, rubbed and scuffed; covers are soiled. Pictures available upon request.