Paris: Chez Henry Parville (1925). A quite early publication by the poet/publisher who was at the forefront of creative typography during the early part of the twentieth century in France. This edition is illustrated with eight black and white drawings by Gaston Poulain (who also illustrated Les Éphèbes.) Several of the poems have a homoerotic theme, such as un éphèbe aux grands eux. A lovely edition, one of 23 examples on Lafuma (III),
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Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale (1981). Soft cover. The bibliography of the work of the GLM Press, fathered by Guy Levis-Mano, one of the most productive and creative of French publishers in the 20th century.
Paris: La Review Sans Titre (1924). 8vo. 81pp. "3eme ed" An uncommon edition of this collection of gay-themed poetry written and published by Guy Lévis-Mano, illustrated with ten woodblock prints by "Lucien Lovel" (a pseudonym for Gaston Poulain). Levis-Mano went on to be a highly regarded publisher whose creative typography has become easily recognizable. A very good copy with light sunning to front cover. Reference to third edition on front cover, an appellation that most copies bear. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Paris: Henry Parville (1927). 4to. 16pp. A beautifully produced collection of thirteen poems by Lévis-Mano, with a tipped in portrait of the author by "Françoise Nicole" who also contributes a frontispiece drawing. The style of both illustrations is remarkably like that of Romaine Brooks, who was working in Paris at the same time. A quite uncommon and early work by one of the most important French publishers of the twentieth century. A very good copy in original wrappers with label on cover.