Paris, France: Imprimerie Union a Paris, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Near fine condition (book) / Near fine condition (DJ). Item #019855
xxxviii, 509 pages of text. Hardcover binding with a tiny bump to a lower corner; otherwise near fine condition. The unclipped dustjacket has one tiny tear and minimal shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Profusely illustrated in color, and black & white. Limited edition: one of 2000 copies printed. The text is in French, except pages 409-484 is translated into English. The translated text contains an essay by Jean Guichard-Meili as well as descriptions and information about over 100 books illustrated by Matisse. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.