[Munchen; Berlin: Marees-Gesellschaft. Verlag R. Piper & Co. Hersteller: Ganymed, 1926].
Number LVI of LXXX copies specially bound (limitation notice on front pastedown). Collotype facsimile reproducing in color the artist's watercolors, photographs, line drawings, and woodcuts. , 204 [i.e. 210] pp. 1 vols. 4to 12-1/4 x 9-1/4 in. Deluxe issue. Bound in original citron morocco, boards ruled in gilt, spine titled in gilt. Rebacked, some dustsoiling to covers, internally clean. Garvey, The Artist and the Book 115; Castleman, Century pp. 22-4, 82-3. Item #311648
The deluxe issue of this beautifully produced facsimile in color of Gauguin's original manuscript of his collaboration with the Symbolist poet Charles Morice. A version of the collaboration appeared in Gauguin's lifetime, but "Gauguin recopied and amplified his manuscript, adding watercolors, woodcuts, and an occasional photograph," and it is this manuscript, now in the Louvre, on which the present facsimile is based; Gauguin's "visual interpretation of this primitive culture in powerful rhythmic and totemic designs ... represents an important project in book-making by this major artist" (Garvey).
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