Paris: Jeanne Bucher, 1937. Tanguy, Yves. First edition. Original wrappers, fine. Copy 4 of 25 on green Le Roy Louis teinte Normandie paper (tirage de tête) from a total edition of 130 copies. Illustrated with three line-cut drawings by Yves Tanguy. Inscribed by the author to Paul and Nusch Eluard. Pastoureau was a student in Paris after the first World War when he joined the Surrealists. He authored the surrealist manifesto "A la niche, les glapisseurs de dieu!" (1948). In the mid-1950s André Breton broke with him over Pastoureau's attack on Marcel Carrouges.
"Cry of the Medusa" contains 24 surrealist poems, which Tanguy has illustrated with three surrealist compositions. In 1937, Tanguy exhibited at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, along with Magritte and Man Ray, a year before his first solo exhibition at Jeanne Bucher-Myrbor. Item #32218