La voix humaine by

Each copy is hand numbered from 1 to 2,000

$240 $

French edition

La Voix Humaine — a one-act play written and staged by Jean Cocteau that first appeared at the Comédie-Française in 1930. Cocteau often illustrated his texts on his own, but this time he decided to entrust the young artist Bernard Buffet with the drawings.

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Title la voix humaine

Jean Cocteau and Bernard Buffet

The union of two great French creative minds: Jean Cocteau, the poet, and Bernard Buffet, the painter.

La Voix Humaine — a one-act play written and staged by Jean Cocteau that first appeared at the Comédie-Française in 1930. Cocteau often illustrated his texts on his own, but this time he wanted the young artist Bernard Buffet to do the honor. 

voix humaine open book

In 1957, Bernard Buffet's twenty-eight illustrated and etched pages were published in a rare edition, limited to only 150 copies, which has since become very difficult to find. Éditions des Saints Pères is proud to present these beautiful pages to the public, enclosed in a beautiful and large format limited and hand numbered edition.

signature des auteurs (Jean Cocteau et Bernard buffet)

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Nouveau format de livre

Deluxe edition, limited to 2,000 copies

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" Les Éditions des Saints-Pères publient cette semaine un objet extraordinaire : les illustrations par Bernard Buffet de l'un des plus beaux monologues de théâtre du XXe siècle, La Voix humaine. (...)"

Qualité et Originalité

Les Editions des Saints-Pères nous surprend encore avec cet ouvrage longiligne et original. Manuscrit très graphique du plus bel effet avec ses planches détachées. Déjà possesseur d'une grande partie des manuscrits, je reste toujours à l'affut des nouvelles publications. Une collection qui s'étoffe peu à peu et que l'on regarde et conserve religieusement.
Bravo pour votre travail.

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