CENDRARS, Blaise. Dix-Neuf Poèmes Élastiques.  ff. Illustrated with a portrait of the author by Amedeo Modigliani. 16mo., 195 x 125 mm, bound by S. Jacques in three-quarter crushed burgundy morocco over matching paper boards, author and title gilt on spine, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., with original printed wrappers bound in. Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1919.
Fourth in the Littérature series printed by Firmin-Didot et Cie., this is number 1050 of 1050 copies (numbered 51 to 1100) on velin d'Alfa, inscribed by Cendrars to Francois Laya on the flyleaf, "a Francois Laya/ en lui reclament/ toujours et encore/ ce manuscrit inpubliable/ de poemes..../ Blaise Cendrars." This is one of the only examples of Modigliani's work in a book, featuring his portrait of the author after the title-page. In excellent condition, with the original wrappers bound in.
Jentsch, I Libri d'Artista Italiani del Novocento 392.
Item nr. 34489