Paris: Pierre Belfond, 1973. First edition thus. 8vo, 146,  pp, bound in printed wraps. Text largely in French. Transcribed typographically from the original manuscript, with full page reproductions of it throughout, and a coda of ten reproductions following the text. Foreward by Philippe Sollers.
The first regularly published edition of one of the most radical, unique, and beautiful artists' books of the postwar period, written by a member of the artistic community at the Montfaucon Research Center. The work was first published by Joëlle de la Casinière in a tiny, fugitive edition the year prior. This edition, in which the work is largely typographically transcribed, was the first generally available edition. A third edition was issued posthumously. by Marc Dachy six years later, after the artists' suicide at the age of 21.
No English language edition of the work has ever been published, the work remaining as influential as it was unavailable. Interest in Podolski’s work has grown internationally since her appearance in many of Roberto Bolaño’s texts, including The Savage Detectives. Essential for any artist book or graphic novel collection.
Near fine in wraps. Item #29095