Title: Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly, ...
Publisher: Éditions de la Revue Verve
Publication Date: 1938
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fair
140 pages, text in French. Illustrated with 62 Color & 34 b/w illustrations; 10 Color lithographs; 28 b/w Photographs. First English edition Periodica. Notable for the cover art by Georges Rouault, the seven illustrations for "Le Jardin d'Allah" by Derain and the three illustrations by Matisse for "Les Grandes Heures de Rohan"; includes also texts by Bataille, Garcia Lorca (with 2 unpublished drawings), Michaux, Rilke, Sartre, Paul Valery, Pierre Reverdy, José Bergamín, Jules Supervielle, Ambroise Vollard, Roger Caillois and others; photographs by Brandt, Devaux, Erwe, Maywald, and others. 26.5 x 38 cm. Original printed wrappers. Spines and hinges damaged- front cover loose. Contents complete but binding in a sorry way. This is one of approximately 2,000 originally issued. The Dance is one of the most famous of Matisse's subjects. Matisse had painted earlier compositions of the same theme, before executing it as a lithograph here for Verve. Bookseller Inventory # 4309