Troisieme Front. Poemes de guerre, suivi de pieces detachees.  Illustre par l'Auteur. Third Front and Detached Pieces.
London: London Gallery Editions, 1944.    
Octavo, 48 pages. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the author. The first volume in the London Gallery Editions' series 'Collections of Recent French Poetry', edited by Mesens, translated by Roland Penrose and Mesens. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, drawings and a musical score. A very good copy, in publisher's printed light green wrappers, with a very good printed dust jacket. This copy additionally inscribed by Messens on the half title, "This copy is for Simon Watson-Taylor, the joystick. E.L.T. Mesens, 11th April, 1944." Watson-Taylor was a member of Mesens' group, and acted as the Treasurer for the Committee in Defense of Freedom of the Press. He translated Peret, Jarry, Sade and Walberg. He was prolific in the year of this inscription, publishing poems and articles in Fulcrum, Dint and Message from Nowhere, all in 1944. [Gersham's A Bibliography of the Surrealist Revolution in France, p. 30].
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Mesens, E.L.T.