New York: George Braziller, 1959. First American edition. Hardcover. Folio. 247, pp. Original lithographically illustrated dust jacket designed by Matisse, over yellow cloth boards, with blue lettering on spine and front cover. In 102 striking plates, this volume features the complete original posters of Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró, and Picasso. The posters measure 12½x9½," (32x24 cm), and have been splendidly reproduced by Mourlot Frères in Paris. Also includes a descriptive catalogue at the end of the book.
Dust jacket with some sunning and minor water spots on the spine, as well as some, minor close tears and rubbing to extremities. Interior with plates 52-102, disbound from the book block, but present and in very nice condition. Previous owner's bookplate on interior front cover. Minor age toning along the top edges of pages throughout, with all images unaffected, clean and bright. Dust jacket in very good-, binding in near fine, interior in good+ condition overall. g+ to near fine. Item #46597