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Illustrated by Alberto Giacometti (Swiss (worked in France), 1901–1966), Author René Char (French, 1907–1988), Publisher Editions G. L. M. (20th century), Printer Guy Lévis Mano (French, 20th century), Printer Aldo Crommelynck, Atelier Crommelynck, Paris

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 191; H. C. Lust, Giacometti, cat. 188-191


Overall: 25.1 x 19.2 x 2 cm (9 7/8 x 7 9/16 x 13/16 in.) Other (Plates): 21.9 x 16.5cm (8 5/8 x 6 1/2in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four aquatints

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: GLM, 1965) Quarto, unbound; 58 pp. [4 ff.]; original publisher’s printed wrappers, original gray cloth box.

Paris: GLM, 1965


On colophon page in graphite: "11 janvier 1966 René Char"


Elizabeth Phillips, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, April 24, 1985.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by VAGA, New York.