Hans BELLMER (1902-1975) Les jeux de la poupée - 1949 - Texts by Paul ELUARD (1895-1952) on Vélin Crève-coeur du Marais - Paris Les Editions Premières - First edition Copy numbered 40 - designed and signed by Hans BELLMER - Original brochure illustrated with an original photo vignette glued and colored on the cover (the same as on the title page) and with the original pink belly. Including 15 original silver salt photographs on silver paper manually colored with aniline by a relative. Copy remained in the family (*) and given to the artist by Bellmer in thanks. The photographs in this book were developed between 1934 and 1939 and were not published until 1949 in view of the period of the 39/40 war and its censorship. Photo dimensions 13 x 13.5 or 14 cm Size of the book 24.5 x 19 cm CONDITION : Headdress slightly twisted - Perfect state of freshness of the photos - Interior pages not cut out. One of the great manifestos of surrealism! Of which Bellmer said: "The body is like a sentence that invites you to disarticulate it so that its true contents can be recomposed through a series of endless anagrams". (*)See below excerpts from his diary about his collaboration with Bellmer) * This remarkable copy "Les jeux de la poupée" by Hans Bellmer that we present in this sale comes directly from the man who colored the book manually with aniline and who had met the artist thanks to his sister Eliane who had just married Yves Bonnefoy. In an autobiographical book, he explains his meeting with Hans Bellmer: "My sister invites me to be a part of her life.