3 December 2007
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
[LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]. JOYCE, James (1882-1941). Ulysses. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935.
2o. 6 etchings and 20 reproductions of preliminary drawings by HENRI MATISSE. Original brown cloth, gilt-decorated on cover; plain glassine wrapper (a few chips); publisher's board slipcase (split along one joint).
LIMITED EDITION, number 1486 of 1500 copies, one of only 250 SIGNED BY BOTH JOYCE AND MATISSE. "One of the very few American livres de peintres issued before World War II. According to George Macy, who undertook this only American publication of Matisse's illustrations, he asked the artist how many etchings the latter could provide for five thousand dollars. The artist chose to take six subjects from Homer's Odyssey" (Riva Castleman, A Century of Artists Books, pp.35, 61). The American Livre de Peintre 32; The Artist and the Book 197. A FINE COPY SIGNED BY BOTH JOYCE AND MATISSE AND INCLUDING THE SCARCE GLASSINE.
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