Holiday 2020 Catalogue


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181. [Literature & Art] Hockney, David. (b. 1937).
Turandot - Mixed Media on paper

Untitled (Turandot).  Mixed media with digital pigment print on paper.  11 x 8-1/2 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm) (sheet).  Signed and dedicated lower left: For / Michael / love / David.  PROVENANCE: The artist; Michael Roth Collection, Los Angeles, California, gift from the above. Read More...

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182. [Literature & Art] Johnson, Philip. (1906 - 2005).
"Several new projects have tied me to my desk" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the architect to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, declining an invitation to speak.  May 11, 1962; 1 pp., written on A4 Philip Johnson Associates stationary.  "Dear Madame Antonetto:/ How very flattering to get this new offer from you and I hope you believe me when I say I would like nothing better than to speak to your audiences.  Unfortunately, several new projects have me tied to my desk, so that for the next few years I am afraid you will have to cross me off your distinguished list.  I am truly sorry./  Yours very sincerely, [Signature] Philip Johnson."  While Johnson would conclude several projects in the next couple of years, including the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska (1963), the New York State Theater (renamed David H. Koch Theater) at Lincoln Center (1964); and the New York State Pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair, depending on his definition of "new" in this letter, it is more likely he is referring to the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University (1966) or the Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C. (1967).  Expected mailing folds, two holes to left margin, the recipient has written 62-63 in the upper left corner, else fine. Read More...

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183. [Literature & Art] [Joyce, James. (1882 - 1941)] Abbott, Berenice. (1898 - 1991) .
Portrait Photograph of James Joyce

Silver gelatin print of Abbot's famous portrait of James Joyce taken in 1926, signed in pencil l.r. by the photographer on the mounting board.  Though many reproductions of this image use a cropped version in order to exclude the visible cracked negative, this is the larger format, meaning that both the crack and Joyce's left hand are visible.  With Abbott's Maine address stamp on verso, likely printed ca. 1960.  Matte photo measures 10.75 x 13.25 inches (27.3 x 33.6 cm.), mounted to 16 x 20 inch (40.6 x 50.8 cm.) board, heavy foxing to mat, else good; photo itself is near fine.  Read More...

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184. [Literature & Art] Picasso, Pablo. (1881–1973) [Stanley Stanley].
Belly by Picasso - Original Photograph with Ernst Ascher

An extraordinary original photograph depicting the great artist, posing in the street to the left of Ernst Ascher, noted Austrian dealer of African art, whose bare torso has been painted with a face by the artist. Cannes, 1954. 4.75 x 5.25 inches (12 x 13.5 cm). A note on the verso in an unknown hand, possibly that of Michel de Bry, reads: "Asher 'peint' par Picasso." Provenance: from the collections of Curnonsky (Maurice Edmond Sailland), the celebrated French writer on gastronomy, and the art dealer and collector Michel de Bry. Read More...

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185. [Literature & Art] Rouault, Georges. (1871–1958).
ROUAULT - XXVI-XXVII - Inscribed Presentation Copy with Laid-in Original Drawing

Signed issue of Le Point - Revue Artistiue et Litteraire dedicated to the work of the French painter, the edition for August-October 1943, amusingly inscribed in blue ink on the title to "Mesdames Bertrand" and dated August 1950, translated from the French "in memory of Saunier around 1919 and of...Ambroise Vollard and of the 70 from his collection of and of his fussy ways."A sheet of thin paper has been glued inside the front cover, bearing an original illustration in india ink of a couple, dedicated "to Suzanne/ St. Leu," 6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5 x 22 cm). The publication includes black and white photographs and reproductions of paintings, interpolated with text.  Together with a small assortment of newspaper clippings related to Rouault.  Softcover in printed wraps. 8vo. 80 pp. Wear to edges, small paint stains to rear wrapper, small nicks and tears to wrapper edges, creases and perished upper right corner to the drawing.  Read More...

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186. [Literature & Art] Saint Laurent, Yves. (1936–2008).
Colorful Original Signed Design for a Plaid Dress and Purple Scarf

Striking original large-format jacket and dress design in the hand of the French fashion designer regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. Acccomplished in pencil and color inks and signed "Yves Saint Laurent" lower right in bold black ink. Approx 18 x 21 inches, archivally framed to slightly larger. A very rare authentic example, seldom encountered on the market and with extraordinary provenance. Read More...

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187. [Literature & Art] Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von. (1759 - 1805).
CDV Portrait

A photographic reproduction of a portrait of the great German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright, mounted on a mid- to late-19th century carte de visite mount with the photographer's imprint of Anthony & co., New York. With the lower edge of the mount slightly trimmed, partially obscuring the photographer's name; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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188. [Literature & Art] Steig, William (1907–2003) & Steig, Jeanne..
"Alpha Beta Chowder" - SIGNED

HarperCollins. 1992. First. Hardcover copy of the children's book, signed and inscribed by the husband and wife writing/illustration team: "For Newton Brand -/ Jeanne Steig" and "Bill Steig."  8vo, 52 pp. Fine in a fine jacket. 

The American cartoonist William Steig was also author of the beloved children's books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Doctor De Soto series, and Shrek.


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189. [Literature & Art] Steinberg, Saul. (1914-1999).
Sheet Music and Facetious Sky

Limited lithograph edition published by Galerie Maeght in Paris, France in 1970, for the Maeght Nuits De La Fondation concert seriesColor lithograph & collage/heavy paper, hand signed in pencil & numbered 127/150 in center of image, additionally the artist's signature appears as part of the printed plate at lower right within image, 35" x 22.75". Unmatted & unframed. Read More...

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190. [Literature & Art] Warhol, Andy. (1928-1987) [Henry Van de Velde (1865 - 1957) IN THE STYLE OF].
Furniture From the Andy Warhol Collection

White and black painted oval center table with two barrel armchairs, ca. 1900; Provenance: Estate of Andy Warhol; Sotheby's, New York, April 23, 1988, lots 181 and 182; Private Collection, Pennsylvania. See: Ingeborg Becker, Henry van de Velde in Berlin, Berlin, 2004, pp. 120-121 for similar style white painted beech barrel armchairs.  Read More...

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191. [Literature & Art] Warhol, Andy. (1928-1987).
Querelle - SIGNED

Album cover, complete with LP, boldly hand-signed by the artist in black marker. 12 3/8x12 3/8 inches, 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 cm. 1982. Read More...

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192. [History & Culture] Agassiz, Louis. (1807-1873).
Original CDV Photograph

Original carte de visite photograph of the Swiss-American biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth's natural history. Photographed by Warren's of Boston and on the original mount, with the lower edge slightly trimmed. Some light spots; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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193. [History & Culture] [Autograph Albums].
Group of 3 Autograph Albums

Group of 3 mostly blank autograph albums. Lacking some pages, in various states of worn condition. One with the word "AUTOGRAPHS" impressed to leather front cover in the shape of twigs, one with gilt edges and faux snakeskin binding, the last with an attractive deco design. This is how it begins!

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Song
Theater
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194. [History & Culture] [Cola].
Nehi Cola Advertisement

Die-cut paper advertisement for Nehi Cola in the shape of a stockinged leg in heels with the Nehi logo at the knee, possibly intended as a bookmark.  In very fine condition. Read More...

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Health, Medicine & Nutrition
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195. [History & Culture] Darwin, Charles. (1809–1882).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Original John C. Murdoch CDV photograph of the English naturalist and author whose book explaining his theories of evolution, On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859), takes a place among the most influential texts in the history of scientific thought.  Crease to upper left corner, slight scuffing, else fine.  2.5 x 4 inches (6.4 x 10.7 cm).

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196. [History & Culture] [English] [Stamps].
Signed 1830s Free Franks Collection

Album of 140 letter covers, nearly all addressed to Mr W [William B] Page, Nurseryman, of Southampton, many with free frank marks, senders include Nelson, Nelson & Bronte (no, not that one!), Palmerston, G.Grote, Hood, Willoughby de Broke, Gladstone, Derby, Pembroke, etc, all cut and pasted into the album.

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Law, Politics & Social Sciences

197. [History & Culture] [Free Love].
"Love" - 1970s San Francisco Newspaper

San Francisco: F&S. An issue of San Francisco-area newspaper Love, ca. 1970, including editorials, book reviews, satirical lyrics to nursery rhymes, and letters.  Rainbow-colored nude portrait on front cover is complimented by a centerfold of the same couple.  Yellowing due to age, horizontal center crease, short horizontal tear to back cover, else in fine condition.  11.5 x 15 inches (29.2 x 38.1 cm.).

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198. [History & Culture] Humboldt, Alexander von. (1769-1859).
Original CDV Photograph

Original carte de visite photograph of the Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. On a mount with a caption at the lower edge, slightly trimmed away; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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199. [History & Culture] [Matador] Manolete. (1917–1947).
Postcard Photograph

Original postcard photograph of the great Spanish bullfighter, published in 1944 with a biography to versoLight edge wear, else fine3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.5 cm).

Manolete, known for his serious style in the bullfighting ring, is considered one of the greatest bullfighters in history.  He died in 1947, at the age of 30, when he was gored by the fifth bull of the day.


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200. [History & Culture] [Propaganda] Scott, Howard. (1902–1983).
"Loose Talk Can Cost Lives" - World War II Poster

Graphically striking WWII propaganda poster from the United States by billboard designer and painter Scott, depicting a man with a white X of tape over his mouth framed by the words "Closed / for the duration" above and "Loose talk / can cost lives" below.  1942.  Needle holes and discoloration to corners, paper loss to upper left corner, else in fine condition.  14.125 x 20 inches (35.9 x 50.8 cm.).

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