GLEIZES, Albert (1881-1953). METZINGER, Jean (1883-1956). Du Cubisme. Paris: Compagnie Française des Arts Graphiques, 1947.
4to (257 x 202 mm). 11 etchings and aquatints in two states by Pablo Picasso, Marie Laurencin, Gleizes, Francis Picabia, Georges Braque, André Derain, Juan Gris, and Fernand Léger. (Some light offsetting from plates onto text, light spotting in some margins not affecting the plates.) Loose as issued in original publisher's wrappers; original board chemise with lettering-piece (upper hinge starting); original board slipcase; cloth folding case.
LIMITED EDITION, number 19 of 20 copies on papier d'Auvergne of a total edition of 435. The second revised edition of "the first and most authoritative publication intended to expose the principles of the new style" (D. Stein, Libri cubisti, 15). Including "L'Homme au chapeau" by Pablo Picasso, "Tete de jeune Fille" by Marie Laurencin, and an etching by and after Marcel Duchamp. The Artist & the Book 1860-1960, 89; Johnson & Stein, Artists' Books in the Modern Era, 122.