Monte Carlo: Éditions du Livre, ca. 1948. First edition thus limited to 3150 copies of which this is no. 1484 of 3000 copies printed on "vélin sans bois," 8 volumes, 8vo; illustrations by the author and others; uniformly bound in original cream wrappers printed in red and black, glassine dust jackets, 2 board slipcases containing 4 volumes each; jackets and slipcases a bit worn, else a fine, unopened set.
Complete works in French, including translations, art, correspondence, and book reviews; with recollections of the author by Jean Saltas and the Jarry's sister Charlotte. Jarry was probably best known not just for his play "Ubu Roi," but also for breakfasting on wine, regularly biking 80 miles while hydrating himself on absinthe, usually shod in his gal pal Rachilde's old shoes, and died of tuberculosis at the age of 34 so deeply in debt that Charlotte was compelled to sell her property and live the remainder of her life as a charwoman. (See Alastair Brotchie's Alfred Jarry (2011).). Item #607