[Matisse, H.]. Montherlant, H. de.
Pasiphaé. Chant de Minos.
Paris, M. Fabiani, 1944, 119,(7)p., 18 full-p. linocuts in black and white, num. linocut vignettes in black and num. linocut initials in red, and orig. pres. wrappers in blue, all by HENRY MATISSE, printed in 250 numb. copies signed by the artist (200), bound by MARTIN JAEGLE for LUDWIG STRECKER in full black morocco, both covers w. central panel w. cut-out decoration showing on a white calf background the white bull's head within red mor. borders on frontcover and a stylized sun on backcover, backstrip stamped "Henry Matisse" in red, red suède endpapers, t.e.g., in matching black hmor. chemise w. "Pasiphae" stamped in white on backstrip and w. black suède on verso, in matching mor. lined slipcase, binding w. giltlettered "Legatoria artistica Ascone" and "1973" in lower margin turn-in of frontcover and "Entwurf Martin Jaegle" on lower margin turn-in of backcover, folio.
- Very fine copy in a fine master binding by M. JAEGE. Slipcase sl. worn on one joint and rubbed on sides; backstrip of chemise a few minor spots.
= Also contains the loosely inserted design in pencil for the bull's head cut-out on frontcover, signed by the binder on verso. Monod 8395; Carteret IV, p.290; The Artist and the Book 198. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXII.