Guillaume Apollinaire's copy

Waldpastelle : Sechs Gedichte

1910145 x 194 mm

ORIGINAL EDITION of 500 copies.
Copy of Guillaume Apollinaire.


1 in stock


FIRST EDITION  with woodcut title by August Better, 500 copies printed by "für Bibliophilen - Berlin D.34".
One of 490 copies on "genuine handmade laid paper" - after 10 copies on Japon Impérial.

ONE OF GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE'S COPIES, with his armorial bookplate stamped on the first leaf.
In January 1913, Apollinaire was invited to Berlin to give a lecture on modern art. There he met Paul Zech and other German poets, and brought back three of his works: Schollenbruch, Das schwarze Revier, and Waldpastelle - He is probably referring to two copies of this last volume, as another copy is known, bearing Apollinaire's bookplate and a letter from the author, kept at the Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris (Bohn, Willard. Apollinaire and the International Avant-garde. New York State University Press: 1997. p. 83)
The following year, Zech and Apollinaire appeared side by side in the contents of the expressionist magazine Der Sturm. They took part in the war on opposite sides, at first with the same enthusiasm, then with the same scepticism. The exhibition "Paris-Berlin", held in 1978 at the Centre Pompidou, contrasted the two poets' handmade booklets, written on both sides of the front.

Berlin,A. R. Meyer,1910.In-12°, Sheets,145 x 194 mm,6 pp. .


Paul Zech

(Briesen: 19 February 1881 - Buenos Aires: 7 September 1946)

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