only 40 copies issued
23,6 x 29 cm
The author of the poems is Jindrich Heisler, the author of the illustrations inside the book is Toyen (Marie Cerminova), the author of the cover is Jindrich Styrsky. The book is stored in a unique cover made of hard boards created in the form of frottage by an unknown author.
This first edition of the book is completely unique and basically unavailable on the art auction market.
This is the first auction sale of the book.
The book contains a collection of poems by Jindrich Heisler, five illustrations by Toyen. The cover is designed by Jindrich Styrsky. On the front of the book there is a handwritten dedication by Toyen to the important Swiss-German artist, sculptor, poet, model, "the first lady of the world surrealist movement" Meret Elisabeth Oppenheim (1913–1985) who was the main female personality of the surrealist movement and one of the women who fundamentally influenced the development of modern art: á Meret avec mon amitié Toyen 27/III. 1956
Consulted with the family of Meret Oppenheim, Dr Irena Zantovska Murray HonFRIBA, Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr. Karel Srp, Dr Jiri Machalicky and Vladimir Lekes.