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Poesies. Mallarme, Stephane.Lausanne: Albert Skira, 1932. Illustrated with 29 original etchings by Matisse, of which 23 are full-page. Original publisher's printed wrappers, chemise and slipcase. From the edition limited to 145 copies, with this one of 95 copies on Vélin d'Arches, signed in ink on justification page. Ref: Duthuit books#5, Artist and the Book#196, Rauch#168. $85,000.00 Pictures
Gravures originales sur le theme de Chant de Minos 1981 - (2 volumes) Paris: Les Héritiers de l'Artiste, 1981. One of 100 numbered copies. As new, loose as issued in original illustrated wrappers laid into 2 folding chemises, both volumes housed together in slipcase, in original shipping carton. Vol 1, Chant de Minos: with 41 original numberd full-page linocuts by Matisse; Vol 2, Pasiphaé: with 40 original numbered full-page linocuts by Matisse. Pasiphaé, Chant de Minos is a contemporary retelling of the classic tale Pasiphaë and the Minoan bull by Henry de Montherlant. Matisse for this illustrations took as his model ancient Greek background vase painting, in the intention of capturing the spirit of the classic tale. Matisse selected the most inspirational phrases from de Montherlant's Pasiphaé poem (1944) and created several variations for each of them. Ref: Duthuit 38. VERY RARE.$50,000.00 Pictures
Lettres Portugaises.MATISSE, Henri, Marianna Alcaforado. Paris: Teriade, 1946. With 15 full-page and 80 smaller lithographs by Matisse. Bounded in a beautiful artistic binding of J.Anthoine Legrain 1949, complete of the matching chemise an box. A copy of Matisse's first collaboration with Teriade. At this time Matisse was also working on Jazz. Unlike the latter work, which was comprised of collages, Lettres Portugaises showcases Matisse's brilliance as a draughtsman. It is distinguished by the use of purple and brown inks, and by "the suavity of Matisse's line" (The Artist and the Book). This is one of only 80 copies accompanied by an extra set of proof studies of the lithographs. The total edition was 270 copies. Mariana Alcoforado (1640-1723) lived in Our Lady of the Conception Convent in Beja. Matisse leads us along the course of the passionate love affair of the nun from Beja, depicting the imaginary portraits of Mariana with delicate and at the same time tormented contours. Ref: Duthuit 15. The Artist and the Book 199. $22,000.00 Pictures
Poesies Antillaises. Poems by John-Antoine Nau, Illustrated by Matisse. Paris, Fernand Mourlot, 1972.
Portfolio loose in Velin d’Arches, collected in the original orange chemise with the lithographed manuscript title, well preserved in the original orange cloth clamshell box. The portfolio is illustrated with 28 lithographs in full page in brown, 27 Initial Letters, and numerous ornamental drawings in blue, all by Matisse. Limited edition of 275 copies, of which our copy is one of 200 exemplars (N. 209). One of the most important and beautiful work form Matisse, a scarce edition in excellent condition. $20,000.00 Pictures
Sainte Catherine 1946. Aragon Louis, Eluard Paul. One of 200 copies on "velin du Marais", with an original lithograph by Matisse, signed and numbered in pencil, and 4 lithographs by M. Laurencin, C. Bérard, H. Matisse et Picasso. $14,000.00
Pierres Levees Jules Romains. Paris, Flammarion, 1948. Contains one lithograph signed in pencil by Matisse. One of 340 copies. $14,000.00
Cinquante Dessins par Henri Matisse.
With one original etching signed by Matisse.
Par le soins de l'artiste, Paris 1920.
Preface Charles Vildrac. First edition.
One of 1000 copies, with one original etching, a woman's face, entitled "Mlle. M. M," signed in black ink by Matisse.
This copy come with the original promotional prospectus for the book. Preface by Charles Vildrac, in French.
Bound as issued in the original grey wrappers with title printed in black. Size 310 x 210 mm (12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in).
The book in complete of the original signed etching, and a suite of 50 photo-lithographic reproductions of women's drawings by Matisse.
Condition: In very good condition, etching and prints are clear without stains, the book has splits between pages near the spine, the split is visible only in certain pages. Cover with discoloration, a tear near the spine in the bottom of the back cover, and one on the upper left corner of the front cover. Prospectus, with discoloration on the cover, but no tears or creases.$12,000.00
Original etching"Mlle. M. M" signed in black ink by Matisse.
Repli. DELUXE Edition with extrasuite. ROUVEYRE, Andre, gravures de Henri Matisse. Paris: Editions du Belier, 1947. Tall octavo, original illustrated pochoir covers, uncut and unopened. Housed in original paper-covered slipcase and chemise. First edition, one of 35 deluxe copies (total edition 370 copies printed), signed by Matisse and Rouveyre on the limitation page. Unbound as issued, with two original color linocuts, four original black-and-white woodcuts, and 12 original black-and-white lithographs by Matisse, with one extrasuite of the 12 original lithographs in China paper. The lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres, the linocuts and typography by Fequet and Baudier, and the pochoir stencil-format wrappers by Nervet after Matisse's cut-outs. In the original French. A unique and beautiful signed portfolio of this scarce Matisse production. $11,500.00 Pictures
Le poème pulvérisé René Char. Paris, Fontaine, 1947. One of 50 copies on Johannot, signed by Char, with one linogravure signed in pencil by Matisse. Réf : Cramer Matisse Les Livres Illustrés n°21. $10,000.00 Picture
Tableaux de Paris. Editions Emile-Paul Freres. Paris. 1927. 4to. With 20 full page original graphics, either lithographs or etchings. Edition limited to 225 copies on velin de Rives. With 20 original prints by the leading artists of the 'Ecole de Paris': Bonnard, Segonzac, Foujita, Laurencin, Matisse, Rouault, Utrillo, Van Dongen, Ceria, Daragnes, Hermine David, Falke, Laborde, Marquet, Charles Martin, Moreau, Oberle, Pascin, Vlaminck, and Henri de Waroquier. With and additional lithograph and an original signed drawing by Daragnes. $8,000.00
Dix Reproductions, 1933.Portfolio of eight pochoir prints and two collotypes by Braque, Derain, Dufy, Gris, Leger, Lurcat, Masson, Matisse, Picasso and Rouault; From an edition of 1000 with "JB" blind stamp; 20 1/2" x 15 7/8" (sheet) each; Printer: Editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris and Editions John Becher, New York. $8,000.00
Paris 1937. Paul Valery and others. Paris, 1937. Illustrated with 62 original etchings, 31 full page by Matisse, Vlaminck, Derain, Van Dongen, Bonnard, and others. One of 200 copies. Ref: Duthuit books 7. $7,500.00
Vie et Mort de Richard WinslowFranz Villiers - With an original Lithograph by Matisse Signed - Copy 33/40. Editions du Belier Paris, 1947 $8,000.00
Vie et Mort de Richard Winslow
Une Fête En Cimmérie
Une Fête En Cimmérie. Duthuit, Georges. Paris: Teriade, 1963. 78 pp Illustrated with 31 lithographs by Matisse on different formats of which one in the front cover, 16 hors-text, 14 in a suite numbered in verso. 4to, loose as issued, housed in original pictorial wrapper, in original black chemise and slipcase. One of 120 copies on Rivers. Matisse's inspiration for these illustrations was drawn from photographs and Eskimo masks. Ref: Duthuit#35. $8,000.00
Le Fleurs du Mal Baudelaire, Charles illustrated by Matisse, Henri. Paris: La Bibliothèque Française, 1947. 29 portraits of women in which Matisse captures expressions and gestures of the passionate and loving feminine nature. With one original etching on chine appliqué (frontispiece), 33 full-page photo-lithographs, 38 line-drawn decorations (10 full-page), of which 2 on the covers, and 33 wood-engraved lettrines; all by Matisse. Large 4to. Decorate wraps, designed by Matisse. Slipcase and chemise. One of 300 numbered copies on papier de Rives, signed by Matisse in the colophon, from the limited edition of 320 in all. Etching printed by R. Lacourière, lithographs by Mourlot Frères, wood-engraving by Theo Schmied. $7,500.00 Pictures
Repli. ROUVEYRE, Andre, gravures de Henri Matisse. Paris: Editions du Belier, 1947. Tall octavo, original illustrated pochoir covers, uncut and unopened. Housed in original paper-covered slipcase and chemise. First edition, one of 370 copies printed, signed by Matisse and Rouveyre on the limitation page. Unbound as issued, with two original color linocuts, four original black-and-white woodcuts, and 12 original black-and-white lithographs by Matisse. The lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres, the linocuts and typography by Fequet and Baudier, and the pochoir stencil-format wrappers by Nervet after Matisse's cut-outs. In the original French. A unique and beautiful signed portfolio of this scarce Matisse production. $4,750.00
Dessins Themes et Variations Aragon Loius. With introductory text by Louis Aragon subtitled: "Matisse-en-France." Produced with the participation of Roger Lacouriere. Paris: Fabiani, 1943. Illustrated with one original linocut frontespice, 3 decorative lithographs in text, and 158 plates. Folio, loose as issued in original cloth-backed portfolio boards (not in good condition). A good copy of this very rare publication, limited in 950 copies on Velin pur fil. The work consist in themes, or pictorial motifs, a vase with flowers, a woman smoking a cigarette, lettered A through P (including N bis). Each thematic section includes a number of variations on the same subject. Each of the drawings is reproduced in full-page. Our copy is complete of the linocuts, all text and the 3 decorative lithographs, and 151 reproduction of the 158 published, unfortunately 7 plates are missed. Inside the portfolio is in very good condition, sligtly tanned. Ref: Duthuit 9. SOLD
Dessins Themes et Variations
Alternance.Paul Eluard and others. Paris, Le Gerbier, 1946. One of 262 copies in Rives BFK numbered, from a total edition of 340 copies. The portfolio, loose as issued, is complete of the original chemise, slipcase, and clamshell box. This edition present a collection of 16 etchings from differnt artists, of which one from Matisse signed and dated in plate, by Laurencin, Cocteau, Lhote, Villon, Dignimont and others, alternating with inedited texts by eminent writers of that time: Eulard, Giraudoux, Cassou, Ribemont-Dessaignes, Jacob and others. The porfolio is in excellent condition. Ref: Duthuit books 12.$4,500.00
XXe siècle N. 4. 1938. San Lazzaro, G. di Paris: Chronique du jour, With original engravings by Matisse, de Chirico, Miro`, Arp, Laurens, Magnelli, Zadkine, Helion and original lithographs by Duchamp and Max Bill. $ 4,000.00
Lettres à Lou avec une introduction d'André Rouveyre.Apollinaire Guillaume. Geneve Pierre Cailler, 1955. With one original linocut by Matisse. Ref: Duthuit books 34. $4,000.00
Henri Matisse: Catalogue Raisonne des Ouvrages Illustrés. Deluxe edition.Duthuit, Claude. Paris: Duthuit, 1988. First edition, text in French and English; hundreds of quality illustrations; cloth in dust jacket. Catalogue raisonné of the illustrated books by Henri Matisse. Of the total edition of 2000 copies, this example is from the hors-commerce edition of 125 numbered copies, containing a laid-in loose original etching on Japon Impérial, stamped with artist's monogram. The preparatory drawing for this print was done by Matisse in 1932 for the book by Stéphane Mallarmé "Poésies", but it was not selected for the final version of the book. This etching was for the first time printed by the Matisse Atelier in 1987 to accompany 125 copies of this book distributed among contributors and artist's family. Ref,: Duthuit pp. 33-34 (ill'd as the 7th image of the 8 "Etudes"). $3,570.00
Apollinaire. Rouveyre, Andre. Illustrated by Matisse, Henri. Paris: Raisons d'Etre, 1952. One of 330 numbered copies on "velin d'arches a la forme", with 11 original prints, cover included (1 etching with aquatint, 7 lithographs and 3 small linocuts), printed by Mourlot. Slipcase. $3,500.00
La Chirurgie Discipline de la connaissance. Matisse - Rene Leriche with an original lithograph in china signed and numbered 163/300 in pencil. Paris, La Diane Francaise 1949. ref Duthuit 27 SOLD