Paris: Mercure de France (1912).
One of Cocteau's earliest publications, written when he was only 23. He had already befriended Marcel Proust, Andre Gide and many in the artistic and fashion worlds when he met the American painter Romaine Brooks, who painted his portrait in 1912. This collection of poems bears a warm dedication from Cocteau to Brooks referencing the portrait.
Very good in original wrappers, small chips at corners and edges, small stain on cover.