Eugene JOLAS

VERTIGRALIST PAMPHLET . Paris: Transition Press, 1938. First edition. Small 8vo. Jolas's manifesto of artistic and editorial "vertical" belief. Tan stapled wrappers, printed in red. Very delicate and very scarce. Light toning, and tarnished staples, very good.
Together with:
VERTICAL . Paris: Librairie Tschann, [1937]. First edition. Les Feuillets de "Sagesse" Nº 64. Single sheet, printed on both sides, and folded twice to make an 8vo., 5 page poem in French; front cover spotted as seems endemic to this title. Not dated, but published at about the same time as his Vertigralist Pamphlet (1938), published by his Transition Press. Other than spotting which appears less frequently internally, and short split at fold, very good. Scarce.

EUR 900.00

Jolas born in the US, but raised in France was a key figure in the Modernist Movement, in particular as publisher of TRANSITION where he published much of Joyce's FINNEGAN'S WAKE, Becket, Kafka, Stein and others