|MATISSE, Henri. Portraits
by Henri Matisse. Monte-Carlo: Andre Sauret, 1955. Quarto, original
wrappers designed by Matisse, glassine; original slipcase and chemise.
First edition, one of
only 500 copies, of the English-language issue of Matisse's Portraits.
(There were 2350 copies printed of the much more common French-language
issue.) Lavishly illustrated with original lithograph (as frontispiece),
60 black and white portraits, and 33 mounted color plates. With
introduction by Matisse. Mild wear to slipcase. A beautiful, fine copy.
Scarce, especially in such fine condition.
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