Meudon-Val-Fleury (Seine et Oise): [privately printed], 1939. First edition.  pp. Unprinted heavy wrappers, folded and string-sewn. Some extremely minor toning and slight edgewear, near fine.
Despite previous periods of intense collaboration dating back to their initial meeting decades earlier during the flowering of Zurich Dada, this is the first book published jointly by Hans and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. As Renée Riese Hubert wrote in her article "Sophie Taeuber and Hans Arp: A Community of Two," "Each partner implicitly looked upon the other simultaneously as a disciple and guide, even when the two worked on the same project…. [The artists] confront one another… as a visual versus a verbal creator." Tschichold's austere type design functions together with the text and drawings to create a harmonious and compelling whole. Item #1893