First edition of Le Balcon by Jean Genet, with lithographed wrappers designed by Alberto Giacometti.
Décines (Isère): Marc Barbezat (L’Arbalète), 1956. First edition.
8vo., 198 pp.
Printed in an edition of 3265 numbered copies, of which this is 1030/3000 on lana vellin watermarked paper.
The text is set in the Bodoni by Hubert-Denous and printed on the presses of Audin. The lithograph was printed by Mourlot.
Original wrappers with glassine cover. Untrimmed page edges.
Front and rear of the wrapper lithographed with decoration and lettering, by Alberto Giacometti.
In fine condition, a few small damages and chips to the glassine cover.