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JARRY Alfred
Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll, Pataphysicien. [Gestures and Opinions of Doctor Faustrall, Pataphysician.]
1911. One of 5 numbered copies on Holland paper, this one unnumbered. 8vo., 323pp., [1p. advertisements]. Bound in original wrappers with boards backed in patterned papers printed with red and green ink. Brown morocco spine label stamped in gilt. Bookplate loosely tipped in. Stamp of 'Paper Special Pour Les Huissiers. Copies d'exploits et signifucations de pieces' [Special paper for bailiffs. Copies of exploits and meanings of pieces] on p.3. Paris, Bibliothèque Charpentier. Published posthumously, Gestes et Opinions is Jarry's magnum opus and defined his seminal concept of the 'pataphysique' as 'the science of imaginary solutions which symbolically grants to lineaments the properties of objects described by their virtuality,' or the use of absurd irony to portray symbolic truth. Near fine, original wrappers slightly browned. Scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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