FORT Paul (1872-1960)

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FORT Paul (1872-1960)

MANUSCRIPT autograph signed "Paul Fort", L'Arbre à poèmes, [1922]; one volume in-8 of 133 autograph pages and 74 pages printed as proofs and corrected, bound in green half-marocco with corners, spine ribbed, gilt head (Bernasconi).
Complete manuscript of this collection of verses, the 29th of the Ballades françaises, published by Povolozky in 1922.
This "Manuscrit ayant servi à l'impression" includes all 34 poems of the collection, plus the poem used as an epigraph which gives its title to the collection (taken from t. xxiii des Ballades), entirely in the hand of Paul Fort in black ink, with typographical indications in pencil.
The first 100 pages of proofs, including André Fontainas' lecture as a preface, and the first 12 poems have been bound with the manuscript. An L.A.S. and two postcards from Paul Fort to his friend Antoine Girard (1921) were mounted on tabs at the head of the volume.
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