Manifeste du Surrealisme [Manifesto of Surrealism]
Paris: Editions du Sagittaire, 1924.
First edition, a press copy with "S.P." for Service de Presse on the front cover. Signed by Andre Breton and inscribed to a French literary critic. Bound in publisher's original wraps printed in black. Near Fine with light soiling and wear to wraps and bumping or creased page corners throughout. Breton's first manifesto in which he defines Surrealism 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." Item #140943802