Spring 2020 Catalogue


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141. [Film & Theatre] Williams, Tennessee. (1911–1983).
A Streetcar Named Desire - SIGNED PROGRAM FROM THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION TOUR

Deluxe large-format softcover playbill issued on the original production National tour of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer-Prize-winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire, signed by the leading actors and actresses: Uta Hagen (as Blanche), Anthony Quinn (as Stanley), Mary Welch (as Stella), and George Mathews (as Mitch).  Also includes scene photos, behind-the-scenes photos, and an extensive scene excerpt in text. Original lobby poster illustration to front panel. 16 pp. 9 × 11 3/4 inches (23 × 30 cm). Tight, unmarked copy with light shelf wear and rubbing and light soiling to cover.

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142. [Film & Theatre] Williams, Tennessee. (1911–1983).
"The Glass Menagerie" - 1947 Program with Ticket Stub

Original souvenir program, single-sheet program, and ticket stub from the 1947 post-Broadway touring production of Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie. The production starred Pauline Lord, with Eddie Andrews, Richard Jones, and Jean Shepherd. Souvenir program (14 pp.) includes photographs and texts; single-sheet program dated February 3, 1947 and ticket stub are pinned to the inside front cover. Covers rubbed, with some toning; overall very good. 8.25 x 10.75 inches (21.3 x 27.5 cm).

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143. [Art & Literature] Dumas, Alexandre. (Père, 1802–1870) [Shakespeare, William. (1564–1616)] .
Autograph Quotation Signed from his "Billet d'Hamlet à Ophélie"

Autograph quotation signed from the distinguished French novelist of such historical classics as The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask. Dumas has neatly penned a quotation of the first four lines from his "Billet d'Hamlet à Ophélie," this opening portion consisting of his translation of Shakespeare. The quotation reads: "Doutez qu'au firmament l'étoile soit de flamme/ Doutez que dans les cieux marche l'astre du jour/ La sainte vérité doutez-en dans votre âme/ Doutez de tout enfin, mais non de mon amour./ Hamlet II acte, Mr. Dumas." There are some small folds in the corners, and light tonight, but otherwise fine. approx. 7 x 9 in (17.7 x 23 cm.) Read More...

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144. [Art & Literature] Fleischer, Max (1883-1972).
Signed Fleischer Studios Postcard

Signed postcard from the pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon, with a printed illustration featuring Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, and Bimbo. Koko's speech bubble, with printed text and the name of the recipient added in ink, reads: "Hello Robert/ Betty, Bimbo and I just stepped out of the movies to hang around with you." Under the illustration, printed text reads: "Here they are! Paramount funmakers at your service. Sincerely, yours, Fleischer Studios Inc.," followed by Fleischer's autograph signature in purple ink. The card is addressed to Robert C. Gillespie in Limestone, TN, with a 1.5¢ stamp featuring Warren G. Harding, and is postmarked as New York, N.Y. 1932. Some light wear along the edges and at the corners, and a few stray marks, but overall fine. 6.25 x 3.625 inches (15.8 x 9.2 cm). Read More...

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146. [Art & Literature] Golub, Leon. (1922–2004).
Torso of Man

Lithograph, pencil signed Golub. Pixelated abstraction of male figure. Image: 13.5"h. 8.5"

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147. [Art & Literature] Hemingway, Ernest. (1899 - 1961).
Two Press Photographs in Spain

Two interesting press photographs relating to the great American novelist, short story writer, and journalist.  Hemingway is seen in an iconic portrait photograph in Spain in 1959, photographed by Larry Burrows; and with bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguin and actress Ava Gardner in 1954. These later reprint photographs have been used in a newspaper office and are stamped on the verso with dates from the 1980's to 1990's. In fine condition, each 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.9 cm). Read More...

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148. [Art & Literature] Hujar, Peter. (1934 - 1987).
Signed Yearbook

New York: School of Industrial Art. 1953. Hardcover Yearbook. Unpaginated, 7 x 8 in. Light soiling and fading to cover cloth, else fine. The copy of Annabelle Simon, who graduated from the School of Industrial Art, New York in 1953, containing 56 personal inscriptions from her graduating classmates and including a signed inscription from the celebrated photographer Peter Hujar.  Read More...

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149. [Art & Literature] [Kerouac, Jack. (1922–1969)] Goldblatt, Burt. (1924–2006).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the American novelist and Beat poet by photographer Burt Goldblatt. Kerouac is shown next to a window, smoking a cigarette, in a portrait created as part of a photoshoot for the cover of the 1959 LP "Jack Kerouac - Blues and Haikus." Copyright label from Goldblatt on the verso. One small yellow stain in the center of the image; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm).  NB: This item is copyrighted (c)Burt Goldblatt/CTSIMAGES and purchase of this item does not include reproduction rights of any kind without permission. Read More...

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150. [Art & Literature] Kiefer, Anselm. (b. 1945).
Himmelspaläste - SIGNED

Munich: Schirmer/Mosel. 2010. Boldly signed by the artist in purple pencil across the title page spread. 111 pp. With essay by Heiner Bastian in German and English, and photographs by Bastian throughout showing Kiefer's sculptural installation Himmelspaläste ("Heavenly Palaces") at the brickworks of Höpfingen, Odenwald, Germany. Hardcover, grey boards, with dust jacket. Light bumps to edges and jacket; overall fine. 8.5 x 12 inches (21.5 x 31.5 cm).

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151. [Art & Literature] Lopez, Antonio. (1943 - 1987).
Portrait of June Weir-Baron

Large-format portrait in pencil and watercolors in the hand of the leading fashion illustrator whose work appeared in such publications as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Interview and The New York Times. Titled and signed in the lower margin "June by Antonio / 1985." 11 x 14 inches. In fine condition. Read More...

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Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper.  31-1/2 x 22 inches (80 x 55.9 cm) (sheet). From the Edition of 177 published by The United States Committee for UNICEF, signed by each artist in ink.  Creases to the extreme edges, else fine. Floated and framed under Plexiglass to 35 x 26 Inches. Cortlett III.33.  Read More...

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153. [Art & Literature] Saint-Phalle, Nicki de. (1930 - 2002).
"Les Amoureaux" ("The Lovers")

Lithograph, signed LR, numbered 84/300 LL. Measures approx. 25-1/2" x 18-1/2"; frame 34" x 27-1/4.

The French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker paired bold, jubilant, and cartoonish feminine forms with dark and disturbing material in her multifaceted artistic career.  Widely noted as one of the few female monumental sculptors, de Saint Phalle was also known for her social commitment and work.


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154. [Art & Literature] Wheatley, Phillis. (c. 1753–1784).
Lithograph Portrait

Attractive lithograph portrait engraving of the first published African-American poet. Printed by Lemercier, Bernard et cie, ca. 1834–1842, in the "Revue des Colonies," Paris. Some light toning, but overall in fine condition. 6 x 9 inches (15.5 x 23 cm). Read More...

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155. [History & Culture] [Anti-Slavery].
"Am I Not a Man and a Brother" & "Am I not a Woman & a Sister" - Pair of 19th Century Anti-Slavery Tokens

Rare pair of Anti-Slavery tokens produced for the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, established by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson in 1787.  The first shows the society's emblem of a chained African man, naked and kneeling, "Am I not a Man and a Brother" around the perimeter on obverse, "May Slavery & Oppression Cease Throughout the World" around the perimeter and clasped hands (in print formats generally one is black and one, white) in the center on reverse.  The other example shows a kneeling woman and "Am I not a Woman & a Sister" 1838" on obverse, "United States of America" (with backwards "N"), olive wreath with "Liberty / 183[8]" in center on reverse. These were commissioned by the American Anti-Slavery society to evoke pity for enslaved women as well as to foster equal rights for women.  Bronze. Diam. 1 5/16 inches (30 mm).  First somewhat worn and the "Sister" is slightly worn on recto (just a few high points) and the date below "Liberty" on the verso; the "Brother" with a loss on the recto. Not formally "graded" but overall very good. Read More...

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156. [History & Culture] ["BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL"].
Rare Original 1960s Civil Rights Hat

An original medium sized hat, 1960s, screen-printed with the powerful words "Black is Beautiful," some toning and light soiling, overall in very good original condition.  From a Bay Area collection of Black Power memorabilia,  most probably distributed and worn in a Black Panther or Black Power Rally around 1968-1970. Read More...

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157. [History & Culture] [Food & Drink] Cooper, Frederick G..
Collection of WWI Food & Drink Posters

An interesting collection of six posters related to the theme of food and conservation during WWI, including two by Frederick Cooper. As follows:   Read More...

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158. [History & Culture] [Jay, John. (1745–1829)].
Secretarially Signed Stock Certificate

Stock certificate from the Mutual Insurance Company of the City of New York, secretarially signed for the American statesman John Jay and dated February 26, 1818. Toning and folding creases; taped at the upper edge to a larger sheet. Overall very good. 6.75 x 5.25 inches (17.5 x 13.8 cm).

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159. [History & Culture] [King Jr., Martin Luther. (1929–1968) & Belafonte, Harry. (b. 1927)].
Poster for a 1966 Appearance in France

Poster for a March 28, 1966 appearance by the Civil Rights leader together with singer Harry Belafonte at the Palais des Sports in Paris. Organized by the Comité de Soutien Franco-Américain pour l'Intégration Raciale, the event featured a speech by King and music from Harry Belafonte and French singer Hugues Aufray, sponsored by Suze Liqueur. Two-color poster, with folding creases, one tear to the right edge, minimal wear and toning; overall very good. Sight size 14.5 x 22.5 inches (37 x 57 cm), archivally matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5 x 26.5 inches. Read More...

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160. [History & Culture] St. John, Charles Edward. (1857–1935) [Spurr, Ervin Willard.].
Large Original Photograph

Large original photograph of the American astronomer, one of the first to work at Mount Wilson Observatory and who is responsible for important work on the Sun, Venus, and the theory of general relativity. He is shown in a profile portrait to the right by photographer E. Willard Spurr, captioned at the foot: "Dr. Charles E. St. John / 'Physics of the Sun' / Mt. Wilson Observatory / 1927–." Copyright stamp at the lower left of the image and blind-stamp from Spurr at the lower left of the sheet. Fine. 16 x 19 inches (40.5 x 50 cm). Read More...

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