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READ, Herbert. Surrealism.

London. Faber and Faber Limited, [1937]. First edition, second impression.
8vo. 251pp, [1]. With 96 black and white photographic plates. Original publisher's grey cloth, lettered in black and red, pictorial dustwrapper designed by Roland Penrose, with his now iconic photo-montage design. Light shelf-wear, cloth darkened, dustwrapper priceclipped, chipped and lightly soiled, short tears to lower panel and head of spine. Booksellers ticket of F. Bauermeister, Edinburgh and inked ownership inscription to FEP.
The first edition, second impression of art critic Herbert Read's (1893-1968) monograph occasioned by the London International Surrealist Exhibition of June 1936, with essays by Andr√© Breton, Hugh Sykes Davies, Paul √Čluard, Georges Hugnet.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 22596