Manifeste du Surréalisme, Andre Breton
First edition, sixth printing of Breton's Surrealist Manifesto. Explicit in his assertion that surrealism is a revolutionary movement, Breton defines it as "Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express—verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner—the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern."
Paris: Aux Editions du Sagittaire, Chez Simon Kra, 1924. Original orange wrappers with titles printed in black. A good or slightly better copy. The fragile wraps show general shelfwear with some tearing and separation along the spine, a few minor scuffs, original price sticker to rear. Binding is still tight and holding firm, internally clean and bright aside from very minimal toning. Scarce.