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Rare books and original signed prints by Henri Matisse, including the limited edition of Ulysses which he illustrated.

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  1. Ulysses.
    (MATISSE, Henri.) JOYCE, James. Ulysses.

    New York : 1935

    First illustrated edition, number 868 of 1,500 copies signed by Matisse.
    Within weeks of the lifting of the US ban on the book (6 December 1933), Limited Editions Club impresario George Macy approached Joyce about a special edition of Ulysses and by February 1934 he was en route to Paris to speak to Matisse about illustration. The artist... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138549

  2. Apollinaire.
    (MATISSE, Henri.) ROUVEYRE, André. Apollinaire.

    Paris : 1952

    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 caricaturist and writer André Rouveyre (1879-1962) and the artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) left a trail of art works and a correspondence of over 1 100 letters.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 132731

  3. Portraits.
    MATISSE, Henri. Portraits.

    Monte Carlo : 1955

    First edition, number 1,682 of 500 copies in English numbered from 1,500-2,000, out of a total edition of 2,850 copies (2,350 were in French). The work was entirely planned by Matisse, who designed the cover, chose which portraits would be reproduced, and created an original lithograph for the frontispiece. Matisse also contributed the introduction,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 130705

  4. 139174
    (MATISSE, Henri.) The Last Works of Henri Matisse. 1950-54.

    New York : 1958

    First edition in English, following publication in France that year as issues 35 and 36 of Verve. Before his death in 1954, Matisse forbade the reproduction of his recent works. His wish was that instead all the works would appear in one volume, as a comprehensive manifestation of this final artistic period. Matisse designed the cover himself, and the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139174

  5. Jazz.
    MATISSE, Henri. Jazz.

    London : 2013

    First edition thus, first impression. This facsimile folio of Matisse's late masterpiece, originally published in 1947, is accompanied by a book that contains two essays by Francesco Poli and Corrado Mingardi and a full translation of Matisse's text. "At the age of seventy-five, during a twelve-month confinement to his bed, Matisse composed Jazz. The... Learn More

    Stock Code: 124075

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