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Author Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961.
Title La prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France / Blaise Cendrars ; couleurs simultanées de Mme Delaunay-Terk.
Imprint Paris : Editions des hommes nouveaux, 1913.
Location Call No. Status Message
 Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Rm 308  Spencer Coll. French 1913 03-320    AVAILABLE  PERMIT NEEDED


Description 1 folded sheet : col. ill., map ; 208 x 36 cm., folded to 10 x 18 cm.
Indexed In: Talvart & Place. Auteurs modernes, II, p. 332, no. 4
Castleman, R. Century of artists books, p. 168-169
Peyré, Y. Peinture et poésie, 11, 11 contrepoint
Note "Tirage de luxe ... De 1 à 8 pour les exemplaires parchemins. De 9 à 36 pour les exemplaires japon. De 37 à 150 pour les exemplaires simili japon"--Statement at beginning. Probably only 60 or fewer copies were actually completed; cf. Peyré.
The poem was subsequently published under title: Le Transsibérien.
Printed on one side of 4 sheets, each ca. 53 x 36 cm., pasted overlapping at top and bottom to form a single sheet, folded vertically in half, then accordion-folded to 22 sections.
Text printed by Imprimerie Crété, Corbeil. Cf. La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France ... genèse et dossier d'une polémique / Antoine Sidoti. Paris, 1987. p. 19-21. Pochoirs executed by Atelier Richard, Paris; cf. Peyré.
In 2 columns: on the left, the continuous ill. colored in gouache after pochoirs by Delaunay; on the right, the text of the poem, printed in 4 colors from 12 typefaces, with additional wash coloring from pochoirs in the blank spaces. For an approximately half-size reproduction on 2 folded leaves, cf. Sonia Delaunay: rythmes et couleurs / textes de Jacques Damase et al. 1971. p. 84-[91]. For discussion, cf. article by Burr Wallen in Arts magazine (New York), v. 54, no. 1 (Sept. 1979), p. 96-101.
Issued folded in parchment wrapper with additional painted ill. (wrapper lacking in this copy).
Local Note Spencer Coll. copy is no. 47, on "simili japon."
Spencer Coll. copy consists of the 4 sheets before assembly and folding, including margins above and below the printed and illustrated area. Sheets are partly untrimmed, ca. 57 cm. x 38-40 cm. Two have pinholes in upper and lower left margin. Another copy in this state, with variant coloring, is illustrated in Peyré, p. 87, fig. 53 (Peyré 11, contrepoint).
Provenance: Author's presentation copy, inscribed to Maître Jean Decloux, "21 juin 1938."
Subject Velika︠i︡a Sibirska︠i︡a magistralʹ -- Poetry.
Railroad travel -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Livres d'artistes -- France -- 20th century.
Drawings -- France -- 20th century.
Gouaches -- France -- 20th century.
Stencils (Images) -- France -- 20th century.
Pochoir prints -- France -- 20th century.
Added Author Delaunay, Sonia. Artist.
Imprimerie Crété. Printer.
Atelier Richard.
Decloux, Jean. Former owner.
Added Title Transsibérien
Call No. Spencer Coll. French 1913 03-320
Research Call Number Spencer Coll. French 1913 03-320