Le Bestiaire ou Cortège D'Orphée.

APOLLINAIRE Guillaume; DUFY Raoul (1919.)


30 Full page woodcuts by Raoul Dufy, additionally with two woodcut initials, two tailpieces and one title page ornament. Second edition, one of 1250 copies. 8vo., 14.5 x 20cm, pp. [1 - 80]. Later full vellum with gilt rules, black leather onlay spine label lettered in gilt, original publisher's yellow paper wrappers bound in. Paris, Èditions de La Sirène.

A good copy, binding a little soiled, final 5 leaves with a very short closed tear to foredge, a handful of early leaves with dog-eared lower corner, but overall clean and bright. Apollinaire’s first book of poetry, originally published in 1911, decorated with striking and charming woodcuts celebrating the fauna of each poem, ranging from the wise Hibou to the fearsome and alien Poulpe.

Stock Code: 231239

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