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.
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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.
TRANSITION Number 22. February 1933. The Servire Press, The Hague. First edition, original illustrated wrappers, cover illustrations (front and back) by Hans Arp.
Contains VERTIGRAL DOCUMENTS: Hans Arp, Hugo Ball, Hamilton Basso, , Eugene Jolas, Georges Pelorson, Theo Rutra, Camille Schuwer, Kurt Schwitters, Roger Vailland.Also James Joyce: Work in Progress. Very good copy, with slight dustiness to covers, spine with slight sunnings and minor wear.
Scarce journal and scarce collection.

EUR 2,700.00

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 edited by Eugene Jolas, with Vincent Huidobro, Hans Arp, Georges Peterson (who was the director). Very rare periodical, inspired by 'Vertigralism', the movement that Jolas had developed in Transition. "Vertigralism adopted the irrational aspects of Surrealism, but did not care to accept the idea of automatic writing or the surrealist Communist political bias (...) and wished to stress language innovation, never a primary concern of Surrealism." (Hofman,Allen & Ulrich, The Little Magazine). Texts and poems in German, French and English from Jolas, Huidobro, Gabrielle Buffet, Hans Arp, Georges Peterson, Léon-Paul Fargue. (Not in Vasseur, Admussen and the Cat.Collectif de la BN).

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