4 rue de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris
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Benoit Forgeot

Established in Paris for thirty years, Benoît Forgeot is located rue de l’Odéon, in the heart of the Latin Quarter. He deals with rare books and manuscripts from all periods, mainly of literary interest. Along the years he also got specialized in the negotiation of intellectual archives such as Guy Debord’s or Michel Foucault’s, or the working library of Jacques Derrida.

Benoît Forgeot regularly publishes catalogues and was involved as a specialist in the auctions of major private libraries, such as Dominique de Villepin, Pierre Bergé or Jean-Paul Kahn.

Guillaume APOLLINAIRE, Case d’Armons, Aux Armées de la République, 1915

(1880 – 1918)

Case d’Armons
Aux Armées de la République, 1915

©Photos Stéphane Briolant Paris

The very rare first edition printed, or mimeographed, in 25 copies only in the trenches by Apollinaire with the assistance of Sergeants Bodard and Berthier (no. 16).

The collection of 21 poems, mostly calligrams, ranks among the icons of the of the 20th Century avant-garde.