With a frontispiece by Matisse

APOLLINAIRE (Guillaume)Lettres à Lou.

Genève, Pierre Cailler, n.d. (1955).

2 volumes 4to, in sheets as issued in publisher’s white paper wrappers, raffia-paper-covered chemise and slipcase. One volume of presentation text, 38 pp., (10) pp, with a preface by André Rouveyre and the table, 220 exact life-size facsimiles of autograph letters, notes, cards and calligrammes, each presented in a dated paper chemise. Linocut frontispiece-plate by Henri Matisse. Complete.

First Edition, of great rarity.

One of less than 30 extant copies. The entire edition was pulped following a dispute with the legal successors and the various persons interested in this correspondence and only a handful copies offered to the collaborators survived.

Monumental unexpurgated facsimile edition, produced with extreme care, of the writer’s correspondence with his lover and muse Lou [Louise de Coligny-Châtillon] between 1914 and 1916. The poems contained in these letters were published separately in the same year, by the same publisher, under the title “Ombre de mon amour”.

A fine copy.

Price: 3.500,00 euros

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