Lot 134: Lettres à Lou avec une introduction d'André Rouveyre. Apollinair Guillaume illustrated with a Wood engraved in frontispiece by Matisse.
27 October 2016
Reston, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Lettres à Lou avec une introduction d'André Rouveyre. Apollinair Guillaume illustrated with a Wood engraved in frontispiece by Matisse. 2 volumes. Geneve Pierre Cailler, 1955. With one original linocut by Matisse in frontispiece, depicting a double portrait on black background. Rare copy of a rare edition Ref: Duthuit books 34. Two volumes, loose as issued in the original raffia paper chemise, both volumes housed in the original matching raffia slipcase. Original edition limited in 32 copies, 220 facsimiles of letters, postcards and calligrammes of the love correspondence among Apollinaire and the Countess Louise de Coligny-Chatillon, written between 28 September 1914 and 18 January 1916. This copy is complete with the handwritten and signed justification
Condition Report: Very good condition. Complete condition report on request as well extra pictures.
Artist or Maker: Henri Matisse - Guillaume Apollinaire