16 June 2015
BRAQUE, Georges (1882-1963). Cahier de Georges Braque. 1917-1947. Paris: Maeght .
2º (387 x 280mm). 94 reproductions after Braque, including the tile, limitation and cover. (Occasional faint offsetting, margins faintly yellowed.) As issued in the publisher’s original wrappers (corners lightly rubbed, shallow crease at the spine, back cover lightly yellowed and with some spotting); housed in a blue morocco backed chemise and slipcase. Provenance: Blaise and Raymone Cendrars (holograph note, laid-in, from Braque to Cendrars, dated Paris, 21 January 1948, discussing plans to meet and an incident: ‘tout va bien l’incident a été sans suite, un peu de sport c’est tout...’).
AN EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTATION COPY OFFERED BY THE PAINTER GEORGES BRAQUE TO BLAISE CENDRARS AND HIS WIFE RAYMONE WITH A HOLOGRAPH SIGNED INSCRIPTION.
The provenance echoes the heroic pre-war years when Braque and Cendrars, along with Modigliani, Picasso and Léger were the leading figures of the Paris artistic avant-garde. This copy from the second edition published in 845 copies, and illustrated with an original lithograph by Braque on the cover. The book consists of a collection of thoughts by the painter.
Vallier, Braque l'Œuvre Gravé, no. 37.
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