Matisse writes to James Joyce's business advisor, Paul Léon, expressing his reservations about the Limited Editions Club Ulysses (see next lot). "Your letter made me happy. If you have not yet written to America, would you please insist—if you still think it is on Mr. Joyce's mind—insist on the composition of the book, what they call over there the design of the book—(for example, if the editor finds one page too filled with characters; that is to say, the margins are too small, he can remove one line from the bottom and thus displace the ensemble of my two pages—text and illustrations). Ask the editor to give me complete and total responsibility for the general lay-out. If you had seen the preceding book, Lysistrata illustrated by Picasso, you would understand my concern ...."