London, South Kensington
16 February 2001
ORLEANS, Charles d' & Henri MATISSE (illustrator). Poèmes, Paris: Teriade, 1950. 2° (410 x 266m.), lithographed throughout in colour, 54 full-page coloured illustrations by Henri Matisse, 45 pages of facsimile text within lithographed borders, unbound as issued in original coloured decorated wrappers by Matisse (upper wrapper with short tear not touching decoration, dampstain at upper corner, some spotting, backstrip torn without loss). ONE OF 1,230 COPIES, THIS NO. 108 OF 1,200 NOT "HORS COMMERCE", SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.
Matisse's last illustrations for a book.
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