New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977. Reprint of the 1911 edition published Paris: Deplanche, with a new English translation by Lauren Shakely. Folio. Woodcuts bu Dufy. Original flexible cloth; publisher's slipcase. Some sunning to slipcase, otherwise fine. Item #402231
Inspired by Picasso's experimental woodcuts that depicted animals, Apollinaire got the idea to write a contemporary bestiary as a series of quatrains about a troop of animals. Picasso has involved in other projects, so Apollinaire commissioned Dufy, whom he had met through Derain, to collaborate with him.
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