First edition of the only collection published by the author, at his own expense and not put in the market. Edition at about 500 copies (without large paper). Rimbaud had contacted at the end of the summer 1873 with a workers' association in Brussels, the Alliance typographique M.-J. Poot et Cie, to print his collection. It is said that his mother accepted to pay at least the deposit for the printing costs. Rimbaud corrected the proofs and came to Brussels, 37, rue aux Choux, the week before last of October, to take a dozen copies of his volume. He left one for Verlaine at the Petits-Carmes prison. The balance of the printer's bill not having been paid, the remaining copies remained in his reserve until 1901, when a lawyer and bibliophile from Montpellier, Léon Losseau, discovered them by chance.
A very fine copy, finely bound and in perfect condition. Let us point out two three small foxes on the cover.