FIRST ISSUE OF VERVE, WITH
JOAN; MATISSE, HENRI;
VERVE: Revue artistique et litteraire
The first issue of the most celebrated art journal
of the century: Verve, No. 1, with original lithographs by Leger, Miro,
Rattner, and Bores, and cover by Matisse.
An outstanding copy in original wrappers and with
original box of the first printing (preceding the English-language
edition) of the first issue of Verve, with four original
lithographs: L'Eau by Leger, L'Air by Miro, le Feu by Rattner & la Terre
by Bores. With photography by Man Ray, Brassai, and others; text by
Gide, Bataille, Garcia Lorca, Malraux, Henri Michaux, Vollard, and
Cradel. The cover by Matisse was designed specially for this issue.
Paris: December 1937. No. 1. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers,
original cardboard box. A little bit of soiling to wrappers, box with
some creasing and general wear. $1450.