Paris: Comite de Lutte Anti-Nucleaire, 1958. Square 8vo, single sheet folded once. With papillon [3 1/8 x 5 1/4", offset printed on cream gummer paper] laid in.
A powerful manifesto by the Surrealist Group against nuclear science and proliferation at the close of the 1950's. The text was written by Breton, and is signed by Anne et Jean-Louis Bedouin, Robert Benayoun, Vincent Bounoure, J.-B. Brunius, Adrien Dax, Aube et Yves Elleouet, Elie-Charles Flamand, Georges Goldfayn, Radovan Ivsic, Krizek, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Clarisse et Gerard Legrand, Lancelot lengyei, Jean-Bernard Lombard, Joyce Mansour, Sophie Markowitz, Jehan Mayoux, E.L.T. Mesens, Jean Palou, Benjamin Peret, Jose Pierre, Jean Schuster, Jean-Claude Silbermann, and Toyen.
The tract attacks technocracy as the new opium of the masses and denounces the use of nuclear weapons and research. This copy with the matching papillon, previously unknown to us. OCLC locates only three holdings, none of which mention the papillon. Biro & Passeron p. 409 [again, not mentioning the papillon]. Breton Ad603.
Near fine with light toning to margins. Item #26195