FIRST EDITION, one of only 300 numbered copies on verge d’Arches (out of a total edition of 343), with five plates by Henri Matisse illustrating three poems by Pierre Reverdy.
Often considered Matisse's first illustrated book, Les Jockeys Camoufles actually contains drawings made previously by Matisse between 1903-1917. A beautifully printed book with text in four colors.
Les Jockeys Camoufles. Trois Poemes par Monsieur Pierre Reverdy. Agrementes de cinq dessins inedits de Henri Matisse. Paris: La Belle Edition, (1918). Quarto, original wrappers, original glassine. Slight toning to edges of wrappers, small tear to original glassine. In outstanding condition. Rare.
Price: $5,000 .