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Sports et Divertissements. Musique d'Erik. Satie. Dessins de Ch[arles]. Martin

Martin, Charles. Satie, Erik

Paris. Lucien Vogel. n.d. 1914
One of the finest and most charming of the Art Deco portfolios.

From the edition limited to 900 copies on Hollande à la forme, with this one of 675 examples with one colour plate (' ... contenant la musique et une seule planche en frontispice ...').

An album of music by Erik Satie, 'Sports et Divertissements' was printed by Studium and the colour plate(s) after Charles Martin were 'enluminées' by the pochoir master, Jules Saudé.

The sports and pastimes of pre-war France in the present work are as follows: 'Balançoire', 'La Chasse', Comédie Italienne' - see the frontispiece, 'La Mariée', 'Colin-Maillard', 'La Pêche', 'Yachtin'g, 'Bain de Mer', 'Le Carnaval', 'Le Golf', 'La Pieuvre', 'Les Courses', 'Les Quatre Coins', 'Pique Nique', 'Water-Chute', 'Le Tango', 'Traineau', 'Flirt', 'Feu d'Artifice', 'Le Tennis'.
[23 leaves]. Oblong folio. (402 x 446 mm). Leaf with title by Charles Martin recto, 'Préface' and 'Choral Inappétissant' verso by Erik Satie, the plate 'Comédie Italienne' with pochoir colour titled at lower right and 20 leaves, each with title, border and vignette recto by Martin and song with printed music by Erik Satie verso, final leaf with 'Table' recto and justification verso. Loose as issued in original publisher's pink printed card portfolio with flaps and cloth tie, paper label with printed title in purple with vignette to front cover, portfolio with some wear to edges and spine.

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