Verve. An Artistic and Literary Quarterly: No. 4 January March 1939.
Large quarto, lithograph and heliotype plates throughout, black leather binding with fitted slipcase, this copy is in very good condition.
Paris: Verve, Rue Ferou, 1939. This issue includes lithograph images of 'The Dance' by Henri Matisse and 'The Garden of Allah' by Andre Derain. This copy is in a remarkable hardcover leather binding with inlaid green and yellow leather spelling 'Verve' on the front board. The back board features the same design in relief with the lettering and pattern laid under the outer black leather cover. The original colour lithograph wrappers have been retained and now form the paste-down endpapers of the book. The previous owner and binder, one Richard Griffin of Sydney New South Wales, has written an honest and endearing explanation of his project on the rear blank free endpaper: 'This is the first leather binding I ever attempted. Having to give up the grog left me with long lucid evenings to be filled instead." A unique and remarkable binding production. (Item ID: 1320)