Le Bestiaire sur Japon, complet du Supplément,
exemplaire de toute rareté de ce grand livre moderne
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First edition, complete with the rare supplement of the two suppressed poems published twenty years later. The book is illustrated with 34 original woodcuts, the supplement with 4 woodcuts, all by Raoul Dufy. One of 29 copies printed on Japon imperial paper, signed by author and artist. "Dufy took the lead in designing the book, which more than any other mimics block books of the fifteenth century, thereby providing an emblematic context for Apollinaire's homilies." (Riva Castleman p. 55).