Fall 2020 Catalogue


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221. [Literature & Art] Lagerfeld, Karl. (b. 1933).
Original Fashion Design with Fabric Swatch

Original fashion design, ca. 1960's, from the German fashion designer, artist, and photographer known as the creative director of Chanel and for his own eponymous fashion label. The design for a sleeveless dress is executed in ink and crayon with notes in French at both sides, a further small sketch of the back view of the dress at the lower right, and swatches of black, white and tweed fabric pinned to the sheet. Some light foxing and wear, slightly irregularly trimmed at the head; overall fine. 8.5 x 19.5 inches (21.6 x 47.5 cm). Read More...

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Group of six 1975 trading cards from the American conceptual artist and photographer Mike Mandel, each depicting a well-known photographer posing in baseball garb and printed with amusing stats on the verso, and each signed by the subject: Ansel Adams, Margery Mann, Judy Dater, Imogen Cunningham, Beaumont Newhall, and Jack Welpott. Offset lithograph. A few small creases to the margins, a few small stains along the edges of Margery Mann, Imogen Cunningham, and Ansel Adams, not affecting the images; moderate toning noticeable to the reverse of most. Overall fine. Each 2.5 x 3.25 inches (6.3 x 8.9 cm). Read More...

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223. [Literature & Art] Matta, Roberto. (1911–2002).
Untilted (figure) - Original Sketch delivered as "my autograph"

Original unsigned sketch of a figure with open mouth and crossed fingers, inscribed in black felt tip "Dear Fleming Hedborg, here…my autograph."  Graphite and colored pencil on notebook paper. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.6 x 21 cm.), in fine condition.  Read More...

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224. [Literature & Art] Maurois, André. (1885–1967).
"I am convalescing and getting better" - Autograph Letter Signed

ALS by the prominent French biographer, novelist, and essayist to Professor Irma Antonetto who he charmingly refers to as "Antoinette".  Dated 6 January with no indication of the year, but evidently concerning an invitation to speak in front of the Associazione Culturele Italiana. 1 pp., on Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo stationary.  Translated from the French: "Your letter (dated to 19 December) reached me this morning, on account of the strike.  Sorry for the delay – involuntary, and thank you for your wishes and those of Conte Lamerana. Please accept mine.  I am in convalescence and getting better. I think that I should be able to come on April 9, 10, 12, and 13.  Naturally it is necessary, more than ever, to limit visits.  This is the only conference I will attend this year, and despite my doctor's protestations.  So protect me.  I don't think my wife will be able to come with me at that time.  She always spends Easter in Périgord.  A thousand pleasantries."  Mailing folds, else fine, 5.25 x 8.25 inches (13.3 x 21 cm.). Read More...

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225. [Literature & Art] Millett, Kate. (1934–2017).
"I see that I'm listed as talking about La rivoluzione della donne- that's fine- might as well leave it at that..." - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the feminist writer, addressed to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italian(a), regarding a talk Millett would give the following March. Dated October 25 1975; 1 pp., on A4 paper.  "Dear Irma Antonetto,  Dear patient lady - how wicked I have been to you in the crucial matter of correspondence.  Always a sinner here I have committed crimes in your case.  For some amends: the topic I have chosen is "Sex and Culture".  I would love to talk about the Situation of the Woman Writer - but I fear that that may be too recondite?... Unless you think the woman writer thing might work, let's stick to the issue of Sex and Culture, since it's nice and broad... The last time [I was in Italy] it was hateful - but I'm afraid it was the company... with many many thanks for everything.  Yours, [Signature] Kate Millett.  PS Looking through the booklet I see that I'm listed as talking about La rivoluzione della donne- that's fine- might as well leave it at that..."  Millett has penned some further  comments in Italian to the right margin.  Expected mailing folds, and a light crease in upper left corner, else fine. Read More...

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226. [Literature & Art] Neutra, Richard. (1892–1970).
"We think with gratitude of... the friendliness which was shown to us all over Italy" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the Austrian-American architect to Professor Irma Antonetto (here addressed as "Miss") of the Associazione Culturale Italiana regarding a recent talk given at the Associazione.  Dated December 12, 1961; 1 pp., type-written on his A4 stationary.  "Dear Miss Antonetto, I hope that we have lived up tio your expectations and that your program of cultureal exchange has been enriched by our effort.  We think with gratitude of your and your sister's friendliness, and in fact the friendliness which was shown to us all over Italy by the public, in all receptions, and by the Press.  Speaking of the Press, we would greatly appreciate two copies of each Press report in the four cities where we made our appearances, including the "heading" of the particular newspaper. These, and photographs of the audiences in the beautiful theaters, might really help to inaugurate through the American Press an interest in your efforts and facilitate future invitations to American lecturers.  Perhaps suitable photographs could be send to us in several copies so as to reach the best publicity for you.  All warm wishes from us both, Cordially.  [Signature] Richard J. Neutra.  RJN/ah"  Mailing folds, else fine. Read More...

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227. [Literature & Art] [O'Keeffe, Georgia. (1887–1986)] Ross, Alan. .
Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe, Carmel, CA 1976 - ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH

Original archival pigment print, signed within the negative and signed and inscribed in pencil lower left by the photographer, who was Adams' assistant in Carmel from 1974.  Approx 8 x 10 inches, archivally matted to 14 x 15 inches overall. 

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228. [Literature & Art] Ponti, Gio. (1891–1979).
Typed Letter Signed

Typed letter with the Italian architect's signature addressed to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italian. 22 October, 1954; 1 pp., on his stationary.  "Carissima Signorina,/ Le unisco questa lettera per il conte Camerana./ Con cara cose,/ Gio Ponti."  ("Dear Madame,/ I am attaching this letter for the Count Camerana./ Dearly,/ Gio Ponti.")  "Il conte" has been added in Ponti's own hand.  Mailing folds, else fine, 8.75 x 11 inches (22.2 x 27.9 cm.). Read More...

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229. [Literature & Art] Quasimodo, Salvatore. (1901–1968).
"...the title of the conversation: Discourse on Poetry" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the writer to a Director Giancarlo Camerana in Turin of an unknown institute regarding a conference to be held the next Spring.  Dated Milan, 27 October 1953;  1 pp., typed on hole-punched 8.75 x 11.25 inch (22.2 x 28.6 cm.) stationary. Text translated from the Italian: "Dear Director, Please excuse my late response to your invitation, but it is only now that I can tell you with certainty that I can hold a conference in April.  I will send you my bio-bibliographic note and a photograph soon. In the meantime, I tell you the title of the conversation: Discourse on Poetry.  Please accept my best regards."  Mailing folds, else fine. Read More...

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230. [Literature & Art] Ray, Man. (1890 - 1976).
Collection of Original Candid Photographs and Negatives

Collection of 36 color negatives and candid photographs including 23 color and black and white prints depicting the artist and his wife Juliet Ray (1911–1991) in their home, 7 photographs of other people, many at Ray's home, and 16 miscellaneous photographs including several of his studio, and including what is understood to be his studio toilet.  Stamp to verso of several photographs indicates they were taken by Michael Pado, an architect based in Chicago, who can be seen in a few photographs, along with his wife, art dealer Alice Adam.  It is believed that all present photographs were taken by Pado, some evidently printed around 1974 (with stamp), others printed later, many with ink numerical notations on the versos. Various sizes and formats, largest measuring 7 x 5 inches (18 x 12.5 cm), all in very fine condition. 

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231. [Literature & Art] Soulages, Pierre (b. 1919).
"Untitled" - Print and Publications from the Collection of Alvin Epstein

Untitled, ca. 1974 unsigned intaglio print on paper by the important French artist. 11.37 x 15.5 inches (29 x 40 cm.), tear to upper right corner, small tear to margin lower right, creasing, staining, toning, tape abrasions from former mounting to the reverse, else fine.  Accompanied by two publications on Soulages, one from Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York (2005), bearing an inscription from the artist to Alvin Epstein, the other from Salles d'Expositions du Musée Fabre et Galerie Frédéric Bazille, Ville de Montpellier (1975). Read More...

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232. [Literature & Art] Updike, John. (1932–2009).
"In general I think [public speaking] is an unhealthy distraction for the writer, or at least for this writer." - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the American man of letters to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, responding to her invitation to have the author speak.  June 8, 1972; 1 pp., airmail letter.  In full, "Dear Irma Antonetoo[sic.]:  Thank you for your several letters, and your kind invitation to participate in your distinguished lecture series.  Although I do occasionally speak in public, in general I think it is an unhealthy distraction for the writer, or at least for this writer.  Also, I am involved in a book which I am determined to finish.  So permit me to decline, with sincere gratitude for this honor of having been asked.  Sincerely, [Signature]."  The book to which Updike refers is unknown, but it is likely Museums and Women and Other Stories, a short story collection published in October of that year.  His next publication, A Month of Sundays, would not be issued until three years later.  Light surface creasing, two holes to left side of middle panel, else fine, 7.5 x 11 inches (19 x 27.9 cm.). Read More...

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233. [Literature & Art] Warhol, Andy. (1928–1987).
"Flowers" - SIGNED SCREENPRINT

Signed color screenprint of Flowers, annotated "Edition Nouvelles Images/Flowers/Serigraph/printed France" in pencil on verso, hand signed in black ink lower right by the artist "Andy Warhol." This is an authorized silk screen reproduction poster printed 1970 by NOUVELLE IMAGES EDITEURS, after the 1964 Flowers paintings from the Krefeld museum collection. Feldman/Schellmann pp.213-214; II.64-73. Printed text and lower blank border trimmed, now measuring 24.5 x 24.5 inches (62.25 x 62.25 cm.), slight handling creases with minor accompanying breaks to ink, light toning on verso. Else fine.

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234. [Literature & Art] Warhol, Andy. (1928–1987).
"Flowers" - SIGNED SCREENPRINT

Signed color serigraph screenprint of Flowers, annotated "Edition Nouvelles Images/Flowers/Serigraph/printed France" in pencil on verso, hand signed in black ink lower right by the artist "Andy Warhol." This is an authorized silk screen reproduction poster printed 1970 by NOUVELLE IMAGES EDITEURS, after the 1964 Flowers paintings from the Krefeld museum collection.  Feldman/Schellmann pp.213-214; II.64-73. Printed text and lower blank border trimmed, now measuring 24.5 x 24.5 inches (62.25 x 62.25 cm.), slight handling creases with minor accompanying breaks to ink, light toning on verso. Else fine.

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235. [Literature & Art] [Welty, Eudora. (1909–2001)] McKenna, Rollie. (1918–2003).
Original Photograph

Large original photograph of the American writer in Jackson, Mississippi in 1954, captured by portrait photographer Rollie McKenna. Titled, dated, and signed by McKenna in pencil on the mat. Several noticeable scratches to the photograph; edges of the mat bumped. Overall very good. Sight size 13.25 x 10.25 inches, overall size 20 x 16 inches (51 x 40.5 cm). Read More...

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236. [History & Culture] Cody, William F., "Buffalo Bill". (1846–1917).
Archive Including Cody Family Memorial Scrapbook, Signed Photograph, Signed Book, Original Photographs, Cody's Personal Grooming Kit & Meerschaum Pipe, and two newly discovered photographs, one being one of the earliest recorded photographs of Cody

A remarkable archive of photographs and ephemera owned by and relating to the legendary Wild West scout, bison hunter, and showman. The collection includes Buffalo Bill's personal shaving kit, an impressive rosewood and brass case complete with razors, combs, brushes and other grooming tools; his meerschaum pipe with a carving of a dog; three extremely rare photographs of Cody, including two previously unknown very early photographs; a signed first edition of his autobiography; an envelope of crumbled leaves from Buffalo Bill's grave on Lookout Mountain; and an album of clippings and photographs relating to his death and burial, compiled by Cody's nephew George Cody and his wife Anna Bond Goodman for their daughter. Most items in very good to fine condition; an important archive from the celebrated frontiersman and entertainer, a central figure in the history of the American West.  Read More...

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237. [History & Culture] Freud, Sigmund. (1856–1939) [Anna Freud. (1895 - 1982)].
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse [...] - PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PUBLISHER

Leipzig--Wien--Zurich: Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag. 1920. Dritte Durchgesehene Auflage. 8vo. VIII; 553 pp. Inscribed in blue ink on the half title by the publisher for Arthur Schütz (pseud. Erich Ritter von Winkler) (1880-1960), Austrian engineer and writer: "Herrn Ingenieur Arthur Schutz / überreicht vom verlag / 17. Sept. 1920." Brown paper over boards, scattered pencil marks in the margins, small staple holes or indentations through the first [VIII] pages, binding rubbed, spine cover slightly frayed, overall very good. Read More...

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238. [History & Culture] Louganis, Greg. (b. 1960).
"Breaking the Surface" - SIGNED

New York: Random House. 1995. First Edition . Signed copy of the autobiography of the Olympic diver and activist, with Eric Marcus. Louganis has signed and inscribed ("Paul, / Believe in yourself! / Greg / Louganis") the front flyleaf to Paul McMahon. 290 pp. Hardcover; dust jacket fine; overall in fine condition. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24.5 cm). Read More...

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239. [History & Culture] [New York City].
Vintage Cityscape Newspaper Collage

Attractive original collage of a New York cityscape, created from newspaper clippings by an unidentified artist. Signed at the lower right: E. Furth. Sight size 6.5 x 9.5 inches, matted and framed to an overall size of 10.5 x 13.5 inches (27 x 34 cm).

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240. [History & Culture] Tocqueville, Alexis de. (1805 - 1859).
Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter signed "Alexis de Tocqueville" from the great French philosopher and observer of America, writing to secure a copy of a missing issue of the Bulletin Algérien. Dated 1850, 1 page, translated in part:"Sir, I mistakenly told you that I was missing issue no. 303 of the Bulletin Algérien.  In fact, I am missing no. 313, so I'm returning the one I first took from you..." Approx. 5.1 x 8.25 inches (13 x 21 cm.). Central mailing fold, else fine.  Read More...

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