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DESSINS, WITH A WONDERFUL ORIGINAL DRAWING BY COCTEAU

COCTEAU, Jean. Dessins. Paris, 1923 [i.e. 1924].

Signed limited first edition, number 44 of only 625 copies, this being one of only 50 copies “sur Hollande Van Gelder,” with a large laid-in original pen-and-ink drawing by Cocteau entitled “Hommage a Paul Morand,” depicting a wealthy woman reclining in a lounge chair, a copy of one of Morand’s books dangling from her hand. $9000.

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COCTEAU’S BLOOD OF A POET, THE BOOK MADE FROM HIS FILM, WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED BY HIM WITH A LARGE ORIGINAL DRAWING

COCTEAU, Jean. Sang d’un Poète. Paris, 1948.

Limited first edition (“l’edition originale”) of the book version of Cocteau’s first film, number 566 of 2900 copies, this copy wonderfully inscribed by Cocteau on the half title with a large original sketch of a face, “Á Worth Durham, souvenir d’amity française, Jean Cocteau, —, Paris.” $4800.

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"TOUTE BELLE OEUVRE EST ÉCRITE À LA MAIN": WONDERFUL ORIGINAL DRAWING BY COCTEAU, WITH 22-LINE MANUSCRIPT ENTITLED "OXFORD"

COCTEAU, Jean. Original drawing and autograph manuscript. [Oxford], 1956.

Superb original Cocteau drawing of a face and 22-line manuscript on youth and art titled "Oxford," penned in June 1956 on Cocteau's visit to the University of Oxford where he was named doctor honoris causa. "Any good work is written by hand and the result of a long wait… The poet who agrees to continue the journey on foot to the end becomes a victim of Society…" $4800.

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WONDERFUL ORIGINAL INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED COCTEAU DRAWING

COCTEAU, Jean. Original drawing signed. Venice, 1958.

Fine, bold, and large original ink and red crayon drawing, signed “Jean Cocteau * 1958 Venise.” Additionally inscribed in French and signed, "Mystérieux dessin et amical souvenir [mysterious drawing and friendly souvenir] de Jean Cocteau à Jean Léger." Handsomely framed. $4500.

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JEAN COCTEAU’S PICASSO, INSCRIBED WITH
ORIGINAL DRAWING

COCTEAU, Jean. Picasso. Arcueil, circa 1956.

Later edition of Cocteau’s Picasso, inscribed on the title page, “Le feu jaillit de l’eau, La mer et l’oiseau, amities, Jean Cocteau.” With an original full-page pencil and blue wash drawing of a bird rising from the sea. $2600.

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PRESENTATION ASSOCIATION COPY OF LA DIFFICULTÉ DÊTRE, INSCRIBED BY JEAN COCTEAU, HANDSOMELY BOUND

COCTEAU, Jean. Difficulte d’Etre. Paris, 1947.

First printing, number 517 of 1000 copies printed on Alma Marais paper (out of 1070 in the first printing), presentation association copy inscribed on the half title to friend, fellow poet and artist Jean Berthet: “À Berthet. Son ami, de tout coeur. Jean Cocteau 1952.” $950.

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"I KEEP THINKING OF VENICE WHICH LEANS, SLIPS, MELTS INTO WATER LIKE LOVELY WARM SNOW… BUY A PALACE! BUY A PALACE!"

COCTEAU, Jean. Autograph Letter Signed. No place, no date.

Autograph letter signed by French avant garde playwright, poet, film director, and artist Jean Cocteau to Paul Néron, handsomely framed with a photograph of the author working at his desk, his sleeves rolled up to his elbows. $700.

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