Apollinaire, Guillaume. LE BESTIAIRE ou Cortége d'Orphée.Paris: Editions de La Sirene, 1919.
Raoul Dufy. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Apollinaire, Guillaume. LE BESTIAIRE ou Cortége d'Orphée. Paris: Editions de La Sirene, 1919. Second edition of the text with the same great Dufy woodcuts that appeared in the rarely seen original 1911 first edition but in a slightly smaller format. 8vo., unpaginated. Red snake skin, red gilt stamped leather title piece, patterned red, blue & orange decorative endpapers. Original yellow card covers bound in. A few light bits of foxing otherwise a very nice near fine example of this handsome work illustrated by Raoul Dufy with 30 stunning woodcuts & 5 woodcut ornaments printed in black. His first published & most important book illustrations for this monumental first French illustrated book of the 20th century. Short note by Dufy as preface. One of 1200 numbered copies [of a total of 1250] on bouffant. A very important work especially so due to the extreme rarity of the 1911 edition. CARTERET IV, 45; THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK no 91 Note. $1175.
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