Scarce limited French edition of Carroll's mathematical logic primer, illustrated by his great Surrealist admirer.
LOGIQUE SANS PEINE
"Tout homme est mortel<br />Socrate est homme,<br />donc Socrate est mortel."
Selections from Carroll's SYMBOLIC LOGIC, and THE GAME OF LOGIC, translated into French and profusely illustrated by Ernst in charming and startling style: sometimes geometric and abstract, elsewhere figural and whimsical. Carroll's works held a perennial fascination for French and English surrealists and symbolists and all their descendants; Ernst in particular returned to Carroll's Alice figure repeatedly as motif and inspiration, and would rework some of the illustrations in LOGIQUE SANS PEINE in his 1970 lithograph series for LEWIS CARROLL'S WUNDERHORN.
With an introductory essay on Carroll by Jean Gattégno ("La logique et les mots dans l'oeuvre de Lewis Carroll"), and a conclusion by Ernest Coumet ("Lewis Carroll logicien").
Paris: Hermann, (1966). 7.5'' x 5.5''. Original olive-green wrappers in glassine jacket. Edition of 85, of which 75 are numbered; this copy no. 50. Illustrated in black and white throughout by Ernst. French translation by Jean Gattégno and Ernest Coumet. 288 pages. Minor edgewear. Faintest smudge to rear endpaper.
The Fine Print
We work hard to meet our ethical responsibilty to describe our material accurately. All items are guaranteed as described and may be returned for any reason within 30 days. Please notify us before mailing a return.
We guarantee the authenticity of our items. All items are original (meaning not facsimiles or reproductions), first editions (i.e. first printings), unless otherwise noted. TPM is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.
All items subject to prior sale. Domestic orders over $250 and international orders over $500 ship gratis. We use USPS unless otherwise requested. Expedited, overnight, or international shipping, as well as other carriers, may carry additional costs beyond quoted rates. All orders receive tracking information and a direct contact in case of any questions.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, check, money order, and bank wire. We are happy to accomodate institutional buyers' needs. Sales tax will be added to applicable purchases.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. We prioritize our long-term relationships far above any individual purchase, and we want you to love your item as much as we loved cataloguing it.