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VERVE: The French Review of Art Nos 5-6 July - E. Teriade - 1939. 
Paris:: Editions Verve,. 1939.. First printing (American edition). Hardcover. Special double issue of this iconic French art journal especially for the New York's World's Fair, with original color lithograph covers of female nudes by Aristide Maillol. Verve commissioned only a small group of artists to create original lithographs for its covers; these artists included Rouault, Chagall, and Matisse. Maillol (1861 - 1944) was a French sculptor and painter, noted for his monumental female nudes. Profusely illustrated, including 16 lithographs in color and black and white.The text, in English, includes essays by French artists and writers, including Jean-Paul Sartre, Ambroise Vollard, Paul Valery, Andre Gide and others. The final section is a study of the 1452 Book of Hours of Etienne Chevalier, with 11 tipped in color plates.Folio in stiff paper boards, in the original slipcase, with the slipcase title printed in black and a gilt highlighted, color illustration from the Book of Hours laid down at the front cover, 14 x 10 1/2". The slipcase a bit rubbed and chipped along bottom edge; the laid down illustration a bit ruffled lower left corner. Overall, very good condition, with the journal itself in fine condition.
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