Paris: Librairie Stock, 1925. Man Ray. First edition. Folio,  leaves printed recto only, with photogravure frontispiece by Man Ray. Loose as issued in printed wrappers. The frontispiece has left a transfer on the colophon leaf as is usual. A fine, unopened copy. Housed in a newly made chemise of paper over boards with a morocco spine, titled in silver ink, housed in a matching paper over boards slipcase. Item #31775
For Cocteau, the Angel Heurtebise was both his guardian and a demon; written during a feverish period of seven days, this is one of his best known poems "...Your beauty, angel of white lead, caught in a photograph by an explosion of magnesium." (from an English translation). Jean Cocteau collaborated on many photographically illustrated editions, this was the first. This photogravure from a Rayogram, is one of Man Ray's most subtle and beautiful.
Of a total edition of 300 numbered copies, 25 were printed on Whatman, 25 were printed on Hollande Van Gelder, and 250 were printed on Vélin D'Arches. This is copy number 47 printed on Hollande Van Gelder. Additionally, this copy is SIGNED by Cocteau with his customary five point star and the following, "Viens au ralenti folle etoile" (slow down crazy star).