Paris: Editions G.L.M., 1935. First Edition. Small quarto. Number 623 of 1200 press-numbered copies. SIGNED and inscribed by Paul Éluard. Seven unbound signatures laid into illustrated wrappers. A wonderful collaboration of love poems and photographs of Paul Éluard's wife, Nusch, who would go on to be one of Man Ray's trusted models. The juxtaposition of Man Ray's solarized imagery with the simple and beautiful typography of Éluard's poetry creates one of the purest and most visually pleasing books of the Modernist era. (Roth 86-87; Parr / Badger, v1, 104-105). Pages lightly browning as always, first signature with no text or images lightly foxed; very close to near fine in illustrated wrappers with light edge wear, and foxing to the rear of the wrapper. Nice copy of this consensus highspot of 20th century photographic literature. Housed in a custom clamshell box.