Le Mot Strangule with: Chute/ Chut No. 33 (2011). Mathias de Breyne, Jean de Breyne.
Le Mot Strangule with: Chute/ Chut No. 33 (2011)
Le Mot Strangule with: Chute/ Chut No. 33 (2011)
Le Mot Strangule with: Chute/ Chut No. 33 (2011)
Le Mot Strangule with: Chute/ Chut No. 33 (2011)
Le Mot Strangule with: Chute/ Chut No. 33 (2011)
Le Mot Strangule with: Chute/ Chut No. 33 (2011)

Le Mot Strangule with: Chute/ Chut No. 33 (2011)

ISBN: 2915734062
Paris, France: La Cinquieme Roue; Galerie L'Ollave, 2005; 2011. First Editions. Softcovers. Le Mot Strangule inscribed & signed by Mathias de Breyne to Thomas Rain Crowe; Chute/ Chut No. 33 inscribed & signed by Jean de Breyne. An intriguing bundle by two acclaimed French writers who are father & son: (1) Le Mot Strangule, a small volume of poems by Mathias de Breyne. All text in French, first edition published during September 2005. On shorter title page, Mathias has hand-written, signed & dated (17 January 2006) an inscription to "Thomas" which we have provided an image of that the French-literate reader can decipher, we surely would bungle any attempts to transcibe it. "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the great American poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). As briefly noted by Crowe in SFSF, Mathias was the translator into French of various works featured in the bilingual anthology, Baby Beat Generation, published in France & with a spoken-word CD included in 2005. (2) Chute/ Chut No. 33, a 2011 issue of an art & literary journal published by a French gallery, also with all text in French & with many contributions of poetry, prose, photographs & artworks. Jean de Breyne, a noted poet, chief editor of this journal & father of Mathias (who is on the roster of co-editors), has hand-written & signed on title page opposite copyright page a lengthy inscription in bold blue ink, addressed to Crowe & his partner. This inscription is mostly in English but we find it difficult to decipher, & again we provide an image. Large-format catalog-style production. Loosely included are two pieces of ephemera which we believe probably were included in all copies of this issue: A promotional sheet-order form for a book by Jean, Vient de Paraitre, printed on recto only; & another document, also we believe an order form, with printing on both sides. All text on both sheets in French, & the latter is folded width-wise into three sections. Two de Breyne-related rarities with relevant poets-to-poet association & provenance. (1) in very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing to front, back covers & spine; lightest wear & a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of same; several very small, light stains in blank area near upper left corner of front cover; mild spotting at upper edge of text block. Interior very fine with only several tiny spots at blank area of final page/ colophon; otherwise substantially mint. (2) very fine with only light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only slight residue-dots from inscription ink onto opposite copyright page (not effecting legibility), small area of light spotting at blank area near lower right corner of inscription page; tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Ephemera very fine, substantially mint, with one sheet folded as noted above. Very Fine. [Item #3705]

Price: $40.00