COCTEAU’S “COEUR A COEUR,” WITH ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH
BRICARD, Christian. Operation Coeur de Paris [cover title]. [Paris]: (Centrale Commerciale, 1962). Square octavo, original white paper-covered boards, original dust jacket. $250.
First edition of this public relations piece for the urban renewal of Paris, with manuscript facsimile of Cocteau’s “Coeur à Coeur” on page 4 and tipped-in lithograph on the facing page. With Festival program illustrated by Cocteau laid in.
Promotional piece for the renovation of inner city Paris, containing a brief tribute to the city by Jean Cocteau in his capacity at the Académie Française, accompanied by an original color lithograph produced by Cocteau for the promotion. Laid in is the Edinburgh International Festival program for 1962, with a Cocteau illustration on the cover. Bookplate.