1909, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Poupées électriques, Futurism, SIGNED, First Edition



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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Poupées électriques - Electric Dolls

Drame avec une Preface sur Le Futurisme 

First Edition 
Paris, Bibliotheque international edition E. Sansot, 1909 
Signed and dedicated by the author!

19x12cm 192 p + 1 sheet 

Brochure Cut and paper slightly foxed at the beginning and end as well as 
occasionally inside, cover slightly rubbed

Book covered with protection folio!
First French edition, only appeared in this completeness in Italian in 1920 
Contains, alongside the drama Poupees Electriques, 
a complete French version of 
the Manifesto of Futurism 
with reference to its publication in Figaro of February 20, 1909
Included is also a full-page dedication by Marinetti to Andre de Ridder, signed by Marinetti 
and with an Addendum on the opposite page: "Poesia, 2 Via Senato, Milano". 
It cannot be said with certainty who the dedication is addressed to, 
but it will most probably 
be the  Belgian art and literary historian Andre de Ridder (1888–1961), 
who was already publishing at that time.

Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (1876 – 1944) was an Italian poet, editor, art theorist, 
and founder of the Futurist movement. He was associated with the utopian and Symbolist 
artistic and literary community Abbaye de Créteil between 1907 and 1908. Marinetti is best 
known as the author of the first Futurist Manifesto, which was written and published in 
1909, and as a co-author of the Fascist Manifesto, in 1919. His drama La donna è mobile 
(Poupées électriques), first presented in Turin, was not successful either. Nowadays, the 
play is remembered through a later version, named Elettricità sessuale (Sexual Electricity), 
and mainly for the appearance onstage of humanoid automatons, ten years before the Czech 
writer Karel Capek invented the term robot.

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