Paris: Éditions du Dragon / Instance, 1953. First edition. 8vo,  pp, rebound in beige cloth titled in orange at the spine, with the original front wrap preserved. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Wolfgang Paalen. One of a limited edition of 555 copies, this copy unnumbered and out of series.
The first collection of poetry by the Caribbean writer, who was born in Martinique and was associated with Negritude movement, and was an important influence on the Créolité group.
Boards toned, especially at the spine, with some minor abrasions or insect damage to spine. The paper within is toned, as often found, but clean and supple. Very good. Item #28409