First edition, published by Pierre Matisse, New York, 1953.
One of 1000 numbered copies, this being n°
The dustjacket is an original lithograph by Dubuffet. This catalogue, created for an exhibition of the work of Jean Dubuffet at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York is illustrated throughout with several pasted in colour plates, and black and white images printed directly on to the page. These are accompanied with a text by Georges Limbour.
The production of the book is incredibly high quality, especially for an exhibition catalogue. A lightly primed canvas cover wraps the paperback publication, on this there is a high gloss title printed. Over this cover there is an additional heavy paper cover printed with two shades of black.