New Haven; (2004): Yale University Press. First Edition. Small Quarto. Item #021945
First printing. 266pp., preface by Werner Spies, illustrated with photographs, maps and art. The author describes the secret journey made by an extraordinary mén·age à trois: the painter Max Ernst, Paul Elurad (cofounder of Surrealism with Andre Breton) and Eluard's wife Gala. The author unravels the story of Ernst's love affair with Gala, Eluard's disappearance, Ernst and Gala's pursuit of him, their meeting in Saigon where the love triangle came apart, and the resulting departure of the Eluards, who left Ernst to explore the jungles of French Indochina alone. Bound in brown cloth, spine lettering silver, lower corner of last few pages bumped. A very good copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket.