New boots / Guillaume Apollinaire ; [English translation by Richard Stokes].
- Standardized Title:
- Bleuet. English
- Other Title:
- Canton, N.Y. : Caliban Press, 2008.
 p. ; 25 x 13 cm.
- War and literature.
- In French and English.
- "Written during the First World War and originally published in the Parisian journal Nord-sud in 1917, Bleuet is Apollainaire's poetic meditation on youth and war. The original title is a complex reference to the new French recruits and their cornflower blue uniforms. For this edition the title has been loosely translated as New Boots."--Prospectus.
Apollinaire's original shaped verse appears on the opening verso with the English translation, shaped as a mirror image of the French, on the opposite recto.
"Printed on mouldmade and handmade papers with endpapers made from cut-up tactical pilotage charts and maps of the Middle East region. Sewn into Nepali handmade paper wrappers ... 100 numbered copies on mouldmade paper. 14 copies hors commerce on handmade paper."--Prospectus.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Sabin W. Colton, Jr., Memorial Fund.
Penn Libraries copy is no. 36 of a limited ed. of 100.
Penn Libraries copy has prospectus laid in; one folded printed leaf of text from "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare with ms. inscription ("Bleuet #36") in orange laid in.
- Penn Chronology:
- Stokes, Richard.
Sabin W. Colton, Jr., Memorial Fund.
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