London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
VERVE -- MATISSE, Henri and Pablo PICASSO, Joan MIRO, Fernand LEGER, and others. 15 issues of Verve. Paris: Verve, 1938-1953. 15 vols in 9, as issued, 4° (355 x 275mm). Illustrated throughout, including colour lithographs by various artists. Various original bindings of cloth, paper covered boards, and wrappers (some wear, especially the issues in wrappers with the double issue 5/6 split and chipped at the spint, and issue no. 8.2 chipped at the spine ends). Provenance: small booksellers' labels in some issues.
INCLUDES THE DOUBLE-ISSUE 27/28 WITH LITHOGRAPHS BY MATISSE, LEGER, CHAGALL AND MIRO. The group comprises: the cloth-bound issue of numbers 2-4, a duplicate of number 3, the double issue 5/6, number 8 part 2, the double-issue 14/15, and numbers 16, 24 (Chagall's Boccacio), 25/26 (Picasso ceramics) and 27/28. (9)
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