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Title: Sélection. Chronique de la vie artistique ( et littéraire ) Série 1-6 ( = Année) 1-6 (all published). (together with continuation) . SÉLECTION - CAHIERS. Volumes 1-14 (all and last published).
Description: Bruxelles, éditions Sélection, 1 aôut 1920 - septembre 1927 (= série 1-6, année 1-6), and continuation; Sélection -Cahiers volume 1-14, Bruxelles, mars 1928 - juillet 1933. Added; Tracts I and II of Sélection. (I) P.G. Van Hecke ; Pour réparer le retard et le malentendu (1921). (II) André Salmon ; Le Révélation de Seurat. (1921). All issues in the original untrimmed covers ( as issued). All covers were printed on fragile paper resulting in some damage at the covers and the spines and some traces of manipulation. We summerise here the condition year per year, indicating damages : [1st year] Fine/good copies. Cover of issue 10 with loss of paper (upper righthand corner 5 x 10 cm). [2nd year] Fine copies. [3rd year] Some spines with small loss of paper, a bit more so at issue 1. [4rd year] Fine/good copies, frontcover of issue 1 completely torn in the fold. [5th year] Fine copies. [6th year] Spine of issue 1 reinforced with transparent tape. Issues 6, 8-9 and 10 with damaged spines (loss of paper). [Cahiers 1-14] In fine condition, except for Cahier Baumeister (13) which lacks its original cover. The very rare and complete collection of this Belgian interbellum avant-garde periodical which was devoted to modern art in Europe during this interesting period. It was founded by André de Ridder and Paul-Gustave van Hecke, with Gustave De Smet (who provided the well-known cover design) and Georges Marlier. Each series comprises 10 issues. The covers of the first series (first year) are all done by a different artist in a different color (De Smet , Joostens , Spilliaert , Ramah , Geo Navez , Cantré , Creten , Derain, Fritz van den Berghe , Prosper de Troyer ). Among the contributors we find e.g.; Max Jacob, André Desson , Léon Duesberg , Tristan Tzara , Hubert Dubois , André Salmon , M. Lecomte , Erik Satie , Paul van Ostayen, Jean Cocteau , H. Vandeputte , Nico Rost. Many issues contain original graphic illustrations, woodcuts, drawings etc. by such artists as Masereel, George Grosz , Henri van Straten, Edgar Tytgat , Chagall, Zadkine , Picasso , Man Ray, Raoul Dufy, Léger, R. Guiette....The second series consists of 14 ''Cahiers'' all devoted to a single artist. These are; Dufy , De Smet , Zadkine , Tytgat , Léger , Chagall , Marcoussis , de Chirico , Gromaire , Gargallo , Baumeister , van den Berghe , Wadsworth and Kandinsky. The complete set is kept in 7 uniform purposely made cloth boxes, with red leather labels. A complete set , in original issues, as published; and in this condition is extemely rare. It is unlikely that it could again be assembled in the future. .


Price: EUR 7500.00 = appr. US$ 8151.35 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 52530