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Proofs of promotional extracts from Nadja, dating from 1927, and corrected in André Breton's hand.

Most likely intended for the journal Commerce, this version of the prologue to Nadja, of which we here have the proofs (with only minor alteration), is identical to the one that will appear in the book. Published in the autumn of 1927 in a journal known for its quality, it attests to Breton's desire to prepare his book for a reception commensurate with what he had put into it. La Révolution surréaliste and the American journal Transition published other fragments in early 1928. The definitive volume, scheduled for April 1928, did not go to press until 25 May. [Atelier André Breton website, 2005]

Set of proofs, undated [1927].
- Set of proofs of the first part of Nadja (28 pages in-4°), with variations from the original 1928 edition. [Sale Catalogue, 2003]


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28 pages in-4°

Date of publication 1927
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Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet, Paris : BRT 43 à 47

Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2119
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CategoriesAndre Breton's Manuscripts
Set[AB's Manuscripts] Nadja
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Épreuves des illustrations de Nadja

André Breton, Paul Éluard

Épreuves de 39 reproductions photographiques qui illustrent le récit Nadja écrit par Breton et publié par Gallimard en 1928.
42 images, une notice descriptive, une bibliothèque, une exposition, une bibliographie.

[AB's Manuscripts] Nadja