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(MATISSE, Henri.) ROUVEYRE, André.

Apollinaire....

Henri Matisse.

Availability: In stock

Published: Paris Raisons d'Être, 1952

Stock Code: 132731

£3,250
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition thus, first printing, number 233 of 300 on vélin d'arches, from a total edition of 350, with the chemise and slipcase in unusually nice condition.
The friendship between the cartoonist and writer André Rouveyre (1879-1962) the artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) left a trail of art works and a correspondence of over 1 100 letters. They met at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1898. After loosing touch for a while, the two friends later reunited and exchanged daily correspondence as they both lived in the South of France where they had fled the World Wars. The present work is an homage to their mutual friend the writer and poet Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), who famously coined the term "calligram", being a contraction of "calligraphy" and "ideogram", that is, text written in a shape related to its contents rather than linearly.

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Description

Folio. Original illustrated wrappers, gatherings loose as issued. With the glassine. Housed in publisher's chemise and blue slipcase.

Illustrations

Aquatint frontispiece, 6 full page and 1 smaller lithographic portraits, decorative initials, wrappers and chemise by Henri Matisse.

Condition

Wrappers lightly toned, faint offsetting, chemise boards a little bowed and rubbed, some wear to splicase extremities, rubbed, head and foot of fore edge just startingt, a very good copy indeed.

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