Spring 2019 Catalogue


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142. [Dance] [Gluck, Cristoph Willibald. (1714-1787)] Fedorovitch, Sophie. (1893–1953).
"Blessed Spirit" - Original Costume Design from 1953 "Orfeo ed Euridice"

Costume design in pencil and colored ink for a grey dress or tutu decorated with white doves. Ca. 1953, unsigned but apparently in the hand of Sophie Fedorovitch. The attractive sketch is captioned at the right in pencil: "Tally Ho / Net apron with doves /... / 4 or 6 / Blessed Spirits." "Blessed spirits" referring to the well-known ballet sequence in Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice. Toning, wrinkling and edge tears, with a vertical folding crease; overall good. 17 x 13.5 inches (42.5 x 34.8 cm). Read More...

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143. [Dance] [Lifar, Serge. (1905-1986)] Mayo, Eileen. .
Sixteen Drawings in Black and White

London: C. W. Beaumont. 1928. First edition. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 10. Includes 16 superb full-page black and white portraits by Mayo of Lifar in various roles. Translated from the French by Sacheverell Sitwell, with an introduction by Boris Kochno, and an appreciation by Cyril W. Beaumont. Original illustrated yellow boards with a portrait of Lifar in Apollo Musagetes, laminate white cloth spine with yellow cord, as issued. Handcut pages, scattered foxing, overall fine. 28 x 33.5 cm. Read More...

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144. [Dance] [Nijinsky, Waslaw. (1889–1950) & Melba, Nellie. (1861–1931) & Tetrazzini, Luisa. (1871–1940)].
1911 Royal Opera House Programme, Printed on Silk

Programme from a June 26, 1911 State Performance of the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, in honor of the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary. The performance included the Russian Ballet with Nijinsky, Karsavina, Cecchetti, Nijinska and others in "Le Pavillon d'Armide," as well as scenes from Aïda, Roméo et Juliette, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Nellie Melba sang the role of Juliette, and Luisa Tetrazzini followed in the role of Rosina. Attractively printed on silk, fringed around the edges, with the Royal insignia and a decorative border with portraits of the King and Queen. Mounted onto card covered in green felt. In very fine condition. 12.5 x 18 inches (31.5 x 45.5 cm), mounted to an overall size of 16.5 x 22.5 inches.

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145. [Dance] Robbins, Jerome. (1918–1998).
Typed Letter Signed to Raymond Lewenthal

Typed letter signed from the great dancer and choreographer to American pianist Raymond Lewenthal. February 20, 1973; 1 p. Robbins writes: "Dear Mr. Lewenthal: I had already gotten my own recordings and had listened to them way before I received your recordings, and rather than open yours or give them away I thought it only courteous to return them. You may be a tune detective but your other deductions are way off-key. Very truly yours, Jerome Robbins." Fine. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.4 x 26.6 cm). Read More...

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146. [Dance] Chast, Roz. (b. 1954).
"Cartoons by Roz Chast" - Hand-Painted Poster by the Artist

Hand-painted and signed poster by the American artist and longtime New Yorker cartoonist described as "the poet laureate of urban neurosis." Ink and watercolors, originally painted to accompany an exhibition of her work ca. 1980's, the poster has the text "Cartoons by Roz Chast," surrounded by her now-familiar characters, including a dog and cat. On thick poster board with a piece of hanging ribbon attached to the verso. Signed at the lower right. Very fine. 23.25 x 18 inches (59 x 46 cm).

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147. [Literature & Art] Delafosse, Jean-Charles. (1734–1789).
Three Architectural Drawings of Versailles Details

Pen-and-ink drawing of three architectural details from Versailles by the French architect and painter whose work spanned the birth and development of the Louis XVI style. The drawing shows two garland-shaped details, one with a lion head and one with a human face, labelled "De la gallerie de Versailles"; and a female face surrounded by a garland with cherubs, labelled "de l'exterieure de l'église." At the lower left: "de Versailles." Numbered "12" at the upper right and stamped with the collector's stamp of Yves Beurdeley at the lower right. 6.5 x 9 inches, attractively matted with a gold border and Delafosse's name and dates on the mat, to an overall size of 11.25 x 14.25 inches (28.5 x 36 cm). Read More...

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148. [Literature & Art] Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge. [Lewis Carroll] (1832–1898) [Tenniel, John. (1820–1914)].
Autograph Letter Signed with Drawing of "The Walrus and the Carpenter" after Tenniel

Autograph letter signed "C.L. Dodgson" from the English author known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as well as for word-play and nonsense poetry. 2 pp., September 11, 1882. Dodgson thanks the unnamed male recipient for a letter and statement of accounts, and mentions the enclosure of "the declaration duly signed" (not present). Legible contemporary docket on verso. Heavily toned and faded, but legible with some difficulty. Old mounts, tear at the top of one sheet, each sheet 5.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Overall good. Read More...

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149. [Literature & Art] Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. (1749-1832).
"Am acht und zwanzigsten August 1826" - SIGNED POEM

Signed printed copy of the poem celebrating his seventy-seventh birthday of the great German writer, scientist, and philosopher who takes a place among the central intellectual and artistic figures of his day. His poetry and dramatic works provided source material for Beethoven, Schubert, and Berlioz, among others.  'Am acht und zwanzigsten August 1826' ("Des Menschen Tage sind verflochten,/Die schonsten Guter angefochten ..."), signed at the foot by Goethe and inscribed "erneut ["again"] d. 28 Aug / 1830," 1 page, 8vo, decorative border, some toning, small tear at the lower right edge, mounted to another sheet, else fine. Overall size 6 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22.3 cm). Read More...

Large original 1946 photograph of the two Mexican artists, by the Colombian photographer Leo Matiz. Kahlo and Rivera are shown standing in front of a wall decorated with pottery tiles and vessels in the Mexican talavera style. Gelatin silver print, signed by Matiz at the foot: "Leo Matiz Foto / Mexico 1946 / Cocina de Coyoacan (Talavera)." Coyoacan is the area of Mexico city which was home to Kahlo and is still the location of the Frida Kahlo museum. 20 x 16 inches. In fine condition, frame in image not included.

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Group of six menus from Ristorante La Colomba, Venice, Italy, with images after Roberto Sébastian Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002), Sonia Delaunay-Terk (Ukrainian, 1885-1979), Serge Poliakoff (Russian, 1906-1969), Natalia Dumitresco (Romanian, 1915-1997), Zoran Antonio Music (Slovenian/Italian, 1909-2005), and Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, called "Corneille" (Dutch, 1922-2010). Each menu with a bold color offset lithograph on the recto, typed menu on the verso. Menus dated October 1959 and January–March 1965. Some folding creases, small edge tears and one with an edge loss; overall very good. Each 13.5 x 12.75 inches (31.8 x 35 cm).

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152. [Literature & Art] Noguchi, Isamu. (1904–1988).
Isamu Noguchi: A Sculptor's World - SIGNED

New York: Harper & Row. 1968. First American edition. Signed book from the Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades. He has signed on the half title: "To Jean Di Paola / Best regards / Isamu Noguchi." 259 pp. 13 color plates on 8 pp. and 256 black & white illustrations. 6 pieces of ephemera laid in. Cloth in dust jacket with a few small closed cuts, but overall fine. 4to. 9.75 x 10.5 inches.

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153. [Literature & Art] Picasso, Pablo. (1881 - 1973) .
Vase au Bouquet, 1956

Original Madoura round/square plate of white earthenware clay, engraving covered with oxidized paraffin under partial brushed glaze and beige patina. Numbered 18 from the edition of 200 in black on the base with the 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' stamps on the verso. 10 in (25.4cm) diameter, framed. Ramié, A. (1988) Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971, no. 303 on pg. 156.  Read More...

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154. [Literature & Art] Prin, Alice. [Kiki de Montparnasse.] (1901–1953) [Ray, Man. (1890–1976)].
Kiki Souvenirs - Signed and Inscribed with Self-Portrait Drawing

Paris: Henri Broca. 1929. Signed and inscribed on the first free endpaper with a drawing by Kiki, "a Sven Thempthander en souvernir de nos folles nuits... ta cheri Kiki de Montparnasse, 25 Juin 1930". Small 4to (23 x 18 cm.). Illustrated with 10 reproductions of photographs by Man Ray and with many reproductions of paintings and drawings. With preface by Foujita. Wrappers with a mounted reproduction, worn, partly soiled and stained, upper wrapper partly detached and with repaired tear, spine repaired, corners bumped. Overall very good. Read More...

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155. [Literature & Art] Warhol, Andy. (1928-1987) & Basquiat, Jean-Michel. (1960 - 1988).
Poster for Warhol/Basquiat Paintings - SIGNED BY BOTH

Exhibition poster signed by both artists, from the exhibition at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, September/October 1985. Color printed poster depicting Warhol and Basquiat wearing boxing gloves after the photo by Michael Halsband, signed in black by each artist above their portrait. 19 x 12 inches (49 x 31 cm). Folds, mounted to rigid backing, else fine.  Read More...

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156. [Literature & Art] [Black Power] .
1970's Moulded "Fist" Afro Pick with Cutaway Peace Sign

Vintage afro comb, the handle moulded into the shape of a Black Power fist, and with a cutaway peace sign above the metal teeth. Patent no. 238821. Some light wear to the plastic; overall fine. 3 x 7 inches (7.5 x 17 cm). Read More...

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157. [History & Culture] Einstein, Albert. (1879 - 1955).
The Scientist Enjoys a Good Smoke during his First Trip to America - Autograph Note with Rare Full Signature

Autograph note from the German-born physicist, humanitarian and Nobel Prize winner, promulgator of the general and special theories of relativity.  1 page, oblong 12mo. In German, translated "Warmest thanks for the special tobacco and your kind letter. Albert Einstein, New York 21.'" Read More...

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158. [History & Culture] [Female Impersonator] Caro, Harry. (1899 - 1963).
Paris De Paree / The Original Albert Alberta Sex Family

Advertising brochure with title "Paris de Paree: The Original Albert Alberta Sex Family. The European Enigma." Four pages as folded, 9.5 x 12.5 in. A few folds, but overall very good.  Last page with "Albert-Alberta's" autobiographical information. S/he claimed to have been born in 1899 in France and named Alberta at birth. Brought up as a girl, about the age of 10 (plus a few months), the two sides of her body began growing out of proportion, eventually developing male characteristics on the right and female characteristics on the left. There followed four normal siblings, then a young brother, named Albert. At birth a beautiful baby boy (in Alberta's words), but at the age of seven, one breast grew, and at the age of 14, the other breast grew, then later, the neck lengthened and smoothed (changes occurring every seven years according to Alberta). Otherwise, he was a perfectly formed athletic male. They took their show on the road as the "Albert Alberta Sex Family" in the 1930s. Albert-Alberta worked at Coney Island, Hubert's Museum in Times Square, in the Loew's theater circuit - as her publicity touts, "all the major theatrical circuits of United States and Canada." Read More...


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159. [History & Culture] [Gender Equality].
The Gender Gap - Novelty Card

Amusing card printed with a 1950's-style image of a baby boy and girl peeking inside their diapers, and the text: "Oh, so that explains the difference in our salaries!" Fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (13.9 x 21.5 cm).

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