Pablo Picasso


Published: Verve, Paris, 1954

Edition: 1st.

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The double issue Numbers 29/30 of VERVE, the most important French art publication by Teriade. This issue in lithographic paper covered boards designed by Picasso. Containing 16 colour lithographs printed by Mourlot Freres and 64 heliogravures printed by Draeger Freres. The subject of most of the illustrations are of the artist-model nude theme, many of an erotic nature. Foreword by Teriade and text by Michel Leiris and Rebecca West. 

This French edition published by Verve in Paris is more desirable and scarcer than the simultaneous edition published by Zwemmer in London. 

In the original illustrated boards which, apart from 3-4cms. splits at the top of the spine and the adjoining front and rear boards, are in clean very good firm condition and internally the condition of the pages and plates is fine. A volume which is frequently offered in much poorer state and often with the lithographs missing as they are removed for sale individually. Lacking the plain glassine dustwrapper. 

  • Please note that this is a heavy book and postage by courier outside of South Africa will incur additional costs. 
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good Plus
  • Size: Folio
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 011643 8437
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT for South African customers and International Bank Tranfer for customers abroad. I am unable to accept payment by credit card.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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