Paris: Gallimard / NRF, 1971. First Edition. Two quarto volumes. Tan linen over boards; dustjackets, in publishers cloth slipcase; 353,(8) + 363(4)pp; illus, some folding. Both volumes fine; jackets lightly soiled with minor chips to upper spine margins; Very Good; in clean, Near Fine slipcase. Extended, illustrated meditation on the career and work of Matisse, a late-career masterpiece by the French surrealist-communist poet.