Mignonne, allons voir : fleurons de la bibliothèque poétique Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller (catalogue of an exhibition held at the Fondation Martin Bodmer, Coligny, 5 May-22 July 2007; and Château de Chantilly, Chantilly, October 2007-January 2008)
Paris & Geneva, Editions Hazan / Musée Barbier-Mueller, 2007
(31.5 cm), 538 pp., illustrations (mostly in colour). Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - Catalogue of French poetry (142 entries), “a selection not just of the famous but also of the often rarer books by poets almost forgotten”. The bindings are reproduced in much greater detail than in the collector’s catalogue Ma bibliothèque poétique (nine volumes published, of a projected fourteen). Some descriptions have been enhanced and “In all these ways [Mignonne, allons voir…] supplements the record of the same books in the catalogue” (quotations from a review by Nicolas Barker, in The Book Collector, Winter 2009, pp.467-481). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.