Paris: Edition des Quatres Chemins, 1926. 4to. 14,  pp., including half-title. FIRST EDITION. Complete with 64 plates. Original printed wrapper with paper cover, spine taped, and the original printed label on the front cover; despite some loose leaves, a very good copy with clean plates. Item #17432
First edition, one of one hundred copies printed, though our copy is unnumbered. Waldemar here celebrates the masterful output of Picasso’s drawings from 1905 to 1925. The author approached the artist with the idea of reproducing his well-known work in book form, with the result being 64 drawings that have been beautifully reproduced.
Waldemar (1893-1970), from Lodz in Russian Poland, first published a volume of patriotic poetry when he was seventeen. To avoid prison he left for France in 1911, where his uncle was the editor-in-chief of La Revue Mondiale. He became a one of the most prominent critics, publishing in all of the French and German art periodicals. At first Waldemar attached Picasso as primitive while he promoted modern, or independent art.