Le Bestiaire, ou Cortège d'Orphée. Guillaume Apollinaire, Raoul Dufy.
Le Bestiaire, ou Cortège d'Orphée
Le Bestiaire, ou Cortège d'Orphée

Le Bestiaire, ou Cortège d'Orphée. Illustrated with Woodcuts by Raoul Dufy

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977. Facsimile Edition. Folio, publisher's oatmeal cloth, spine stamped in silver, original blue-paperboard slipcase with printed pictorial label.

Facsimile edition of this livre d'artiste (originally published in 1911), a collaboration between French poet Apollinaire and painter Dufy. Apollinaire, a passionate book collector, hearkened back to the medieval tradition of the bestiary in this cycle of thirty animal poems. Dufy in turn was inspired to try his hand at the newly revived ancient art of woodcutting, creating some of the most striking illustrations of his career. This edition is based on a copy from the original edition in the Department of Prints of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Text in French; English translations by Lauren Shakely on opposing page. Some toning to edges of slipcase, with corner of pictorial label chipped. Item #1098


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