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Hardback folder

containing two original drawings



Author André Breton
Drawings by Nadja


A hardback folder illustrated with a vignette drawing by Nadja and André Breton’s monogram, dating from 1926.

1713: when it is handwritten this number resembles André Breton's initials (AB). Associated here with Nadja, it could also be linked to the figure of Berkeley (his Dialogues of Hylas and Philonous quoted in Nadja was published in 1713). We find it in various manuscripts, such as this notebook from 1923-1924 given in Alentours II (Oeuvres complètes, volume I). [Atelier André Breton website, 2005]

Hardback folder (32 x 24.5 cm) included on the cover is a vignette in black ink with the legend 1713 (Breton’s monogram) with an original ink drawing (10.4 x 10.7 cm) representing a mermaid’s tail that was part of one of Nadja’s drawings:
A double sheet on Montgolfier vergé paper is inserted in the folder (32 x 24 cm). [sale catalogue, 2003]

*This entry was translated from the French by Michael Richardson.


- André Breton (Édition de Marguerite Bonnet avec la collaboration de Philippe Bernier, Étienne-Alain Hubert et José Pierre), Nadja, Œuvres complètes, tome I, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Paris, Gallimard, 1988, pages 721-722 (autre version du dessin).


Creation datesd [27 nov. 1926]
Physical descriptionchemise - carte

Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet, Paris : BRT 45

Size24,50 x 32,00 cm
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2123
CategoriesFine Art, Andre Breton's Manuscripts, Graphics
Set[AB's Manuscripts] Nadja
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