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APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume, & Raoul Dufy.

Le Poète Assassiné.

Availability: In stock

Published: Paris Au Sans Pareil, 1926

Stock Code: 134245

£1,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First Dufy edition, number 113 of 380 copies printed on Montgolfier d'Annonay paper from a total edition of 450. "Dufy again paid tribute to Apollinaire ... by illustrating one of his major pieces of prose fiction. Le Poète Assassiné was originally a book of short stories which took its title from its opening novella. Dufy had attended the launch party for the book organized by Paul Dermée and Juan Gris, at the Palais d'Orléans in Montparnasse on New Year's Eve 1916. In 1924 the Sans Pareil publishing house reportedly invited Picasso to illustrate a new edition of the story, but once again, two years later, it was Dufy who took on the job ... The closeness of the working relationship between Dufy and Apollinaire is reflected thematically in the collector's edition of Apollinaire's Le Poète Assassiné, produced in 1926, 10 years after initial publication of the work and eight years after the poet's death" (Brown, pp. 4 and 24).

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Description

Quarto (285 x 224 mm). Later morocco halved diagonally into red and black fields, lettered in white on spine and front cover, untrimmed.

Illustrations

18 full-page and 18 smaller lithographs by Raoul Dufy.

Condition

Contemporary bookplate of "J.A. -B.E. Dunbar". Sometime furbished, lettering clumsily retouched, light wear to extremities, spine ends chipped, hinges tender, occasional faint toning; a very good copy in an interesting binding, Apollinaire's name misspelled on the front cover.

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