Bracelli Bizzarie

Tristan Tzara

Alain Brieux, Paris, 1963. - Oblong 4to. A limited first edition of 500 copies, this being number 243. Slipcase holds a matching hardcover chemise, which includes two booklets. The first is Tristan Tzara's text "Propos sur Bracelli", with a fold out artist's alphabet. The second is a facsimile of the Bizzarie etchings by 17th-century Florentine artist Giovanni Battista Braccelli, reproduced from the only known complete copy, of American bibliophile Lessing Rosenwald. In Very Good condition with slipcase fairly clean and unmarked, except for some extremely light handling marks to the lower left corner and a small tear near the opening. Matching chemise is clean and square, with some minor foxing to the interior white lining. Booklet containing Tzara's text shows some light surface wear to the wraps with interior pages crisp and clean. Fold out with alphabet shows some very light tearing near one of the creases from being unfolded. Booklet containing the suite of etchings shows significant foxing to the imitation limp vellum wrappers, which are slightly bent to the fore-edge on both sides. Interior pages are clean with just a bit of creasing to the first page from the ties in the binding. Overall, still a solid example of this scarce item.