New York: Broom Publishing, 1923. First Edition. Boards. 8vo. 8.25"x6.5". Blue boards with vellum spine. Gilt lettering on spine. Original dust jacket. Four woodblock illustrations by Andre Derain. Translated and with notes by Matthew Josephson. 158 pp.
1.5" chip on jacket spine header and 1/8" loss midway down jacket spine. Other minor chips and scuffing around jacket edges. Dark scuff on right edge of jacket cover. Jacket spine is rather sunned. Top edge of boards sunned. Corners are a bit worn. A few spots of discoloration on vellum spine. Interior bright and clean, tightly bound.
This is a limited edition first printing of the first book by Apollinaire to be translated into English. It is numbered 233 of 1250 copies printed, and is scarcely seen in this condition in very good jacket. Near fine / very good. Item #941