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La prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France

Collection Data

Cendrars, Blaise (1887-1961) (Author)
Delaunay, Sonia (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1913
Place: Paris
Publisher: Editions des hommes nouveaux
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. French 1913 03-320
Content: "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.
Content: In 2 columns: on the left, the continuous ill. colored in gouache after pochoirs by Delaunay; on the right, the textof 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.
Content: Issued folded in parchment wrapper with additional paintedill. (wrapper lacking in this copy).
Content: 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 to22 sections.
Content: Provenance: Author's presentation copy, inscribed to Maître Jean Decloux, "21 juin 1938."
Content: 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).
Content: Spencer Coll. copy is no. 47, on "simili japon."
Content: Text printed by Imprimerie Crété, Corbeil. Cf. La Prose duTranssibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France ... genèseet dossier d'une polémique / Antoine Sidoti. Paris, 1987. p. 19-21. Pochoirs executed by Atelier Richard, Paris; cf.Peyré.
Content: The poem was subsequently published under title: Le Transsibérien.
Statement of responsibility: Blaise Cendrars ; couleurs simultanées de Mme Delaunay-Terk.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 folded sheet : col. ill., map ; 208 x 36 cm., folded to 10 x 18 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15854267
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 786f63a0-c602-012f-421f-58d385a7bc34
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