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La Calanque au soleil

1946150 x 200 mm

ORIGINAL EDITION illustrated with an original etching by Charles Camoin.
ONE OF THE FIRST 10 COPIES ON IMPERIAL JAPAN.
Sent signed autograph in the form of a poem.

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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.

LV."

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.

Nice copy.

 

Paris,Rombaldi Publishing,1946.In-12, Softcover150 x 200 mm,86 pp.

Bio

Léon Vérane

(Toulon: December 21, 1886 - Solliès-Pont: November 10, 1954)

Member of theFantasy Schoole, which also included Paul-Jean Toulet, Tristan Derème, Jean-Marc Bernard, Tristan Klingsor and Francis Carco, Jean Pellerin and Robert de la Vaissière. Employed at the town hall in 1904, married in 1909, Vérane published a first collection with the help of Paul Fort in 1910 and Vérane founded the magazine Les Facets which will appear with interruptions until 1946.
After the Great War he continued his literary activity: eight poetic works in about ten years, five studies and portraits, including an evocation of his native Toulon (1930).
After the Second World War Vérane moved to Paris and frequented François Bernouard, Philippe Chabaneix, Francis Carco and Vincent Muselli. He publishes three more poetic works, receives the Grand Prix de la Maison de Poésie, the Légion d'Honneur and in 1951, the Prix Auguste-Capdeville of the Académie Française for the whole of his poetic work.