FIRST EDITION illustrated with an original etching by Charles Camoin.
ONE OF THE FIRST 10 COPIES ON JAPAN IMPERIAL containing the frontispiece in triple states (black, blood blue).
The black frontispiece is signed in ink by the illustrator (followed by 90 copies on pure thread and 600 copies not illustrated).
The copy number 1 with this very nice autographed poem signed by the author :
"to Marcel Pareau,
with kind regards
Léon Vérane 1947
The lizard landscape
The cistus and broom crowns the hill,
The sea whitens between the pines on the horizon;
The irritated sun is sifting with bleach...
The innocent roofs of houses.
The fishermen pulled their nets on the beach,
The sleeping birds have stopped their concert
And the supple lizard signs the landscape
of green-lit donation.
This poem in the book (page 42) was dedicated to Jean Tristani.
The book received on Poetry House Grand Prix...it's complete with the rare award announcement tape.