Thursday, October 23, 2014


MATISSE, HENRI. French, 1869-1954.
ALCAFORADO, MARIANNA. Les Lettres Portugaises. Paris: Teriade, 1946.
Quarto (269 x 207 mm). [109] pp. Illustrated throughout with original lithographs by Henri Matisse (20 full-page) in sepia or purple, printed by Mourlot. On Arches paper. Loose as issued in original lithographed wrappers with glassine; cloth-backed chemise; board slipcase. Occasional mild offsetting from lithographs, touch of shelfwear to slipcase.

SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION, no 90 of 270 copies including 20 copies hors-commerce, signed in pen by Matisse on the justification page. The famous love story by Alcaforado was chosen as the first of several books by Matisse to be published by Tériade. Artist & the Book 199; Chapon p 297; Duthuit-Matisse 276-278; Rauch 170.