Holiday 2018 Catalogue


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201. [Film & Theatre] [Variety Show].
Casino de Paris Variety Show Program

Original program from a January 13, 1905 variety show performance at the Casino de Paris. The evening's entertainment included acrobats, contortionists, burlesque, the pantomime "Feminissima," "M. le Professuer Angelo avec ses Porcelaines vivantes," and other delights. Dated in pen at the head of the program listing. Attractive color cover; booklet bound with a pink cord. Mounting remnants to the verso of the back cover, with some chips; overall fine. 6.26 x 5.25 inches (16 x 13 cm).

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Dance
Theater
Portfolio of ten black-and-white postcards displaying works of sculpture by Jean Arp, Aristide Maillol, Edgar Degas, Constantin Brancusi, Henri Laurens, Seymour Lipton, Alexandre Calder, Henry Moore, and Wilhelm Lehmbruck. Edited by Fernand Hazan, Paris, and distributed by Artext Prints, Connecticut. In a small folder with a further image of Jean Arp's Torse on the cover. Wear to the folder, but internally very fine. 4.5 x 6 inches (11 x 15 cm).

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203. [Literature & Art] Cahun, Claude. (1894–1954) [Desnos, Robert. (1900–1945)].
Autograph Postcard to Robert Desnos

A very rare autograph postcard from the French artist, photographer and writer, to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos. Dated Wednesday, April 29, together with an envelope postmarked November 15, 1932 addressed to Desnos in another hand, but in which he had apparently stored the present card. On a postcard with an image of lilies, Cahun writes to thank her friends for the gift of flowers. Toning; overall fine. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9.2 cm). Read More...

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Autograph Letter
Art & Design

204. [Literature & Art] Chagall, Marc. (1887–1985).
Signed Print

Small signed print from the important artist, clipped from a book or catalogue, with another image partially visible on the verso.  Chagall has signed boldly at the foot in pencil. Fine. 4.5 x 7.75 inches (11.5 x 20 cm).

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Signed Document/Item
Art & Design

205. [Literature & Art] [Chinese Art] [Pillow Book].
Gay Chinese Erotic Hand-Painted Accordion Book

A most unusual and rare collection of six graphic depictions of erotic homosexual scenes, painted and bound into an accordion book with silk-covered boards. China, late nineteenth - early twentieth century. Each image approx. 6.5 x 8.5 inches, bound to an overall size of 4.5 x 10 inches. Heavy wear to the fabric tape used to bind the upper and lower edges of the pages, with fraying and toning; internally fine and overall very good. Read More...

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206. [Literature & Art] [Chopin, Frédéric. (1810-1849)] Sand, George. (1804 - 1876).
Nadar CDV Portrait Photograph

Original portrait by Nadar of the Eminent French author, born Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, better known by the masculine pen name she adopted early in her career. An early feminist, she also earned a footnote in musical history as the longtime romantic companion of pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin. A few nicks to the mount and a few light spots to the image, otherwise very good. 6.5 x 10.5 cm.

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Unsigned Photograph
Classical Music

207. [Literature & Art] [Dance of Death] Leloir, Andrew Best. .
"La Mort même était en balance" - Original Engraving

Original engraving depicting a scene from Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian's Fables ("La Mort," no. IX of his Livre I). Death, shown as a skeleton with a crown, deliberates over which of her servants to make prime minister: War, Gout, or Fever. Engraved by Andrew Best Leloir (French, 19th century.) Toning and some light foxing, diagonal crease, overall very good. 5.75 x 9 inches (14.6 x 23.2 cm).

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208. [Literature & Art] Dumas, Alexandre. (pere, 1802-1870).
Full length CDV Portrait Photograph

Original CDV photograph of the distinguished French novelist of such historical classics as The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask. In fine condition, issued by Alophe, successor to Legray, Paris. 6.3 x 10.5 cm.

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Unsigned Photo
Literature

209. [Literature & Art] Dupuis, David. (b. 1959).
"Pop Life" - Monotype, 1999

Original monotype print.  33" x 22" (approx. sheet size) 35" x 27" ( approx. framed size). Framed in a custom white wood frame using conservation methods.  Read More...

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210. [Literature & Art] [Erotic Surrealist Postcards].
Set of Seven Surreal Postcards

An unusual set of 7 surreal, erotic postcard photographs, depicting a nude woman in various poses with a man's face repeatedly superimposed over the images. Lightly buckled but overall fine. 3.25 x 5.25 inches (13.8 x 8.8 cm).  No identifying marks of any kind, your guess is as good as ours!

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Unsigned Photo
Art & Design

211. [Literature & Art] Erté [Romain de Tirtoff] (1892-1990).
Signed Poster

Signed poster from the Russian-born French artist and designer who flourished in a range of fields including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts and costume design. The poster advertises his 1982 exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery and shows his design of a woman in a white gown and furs holding the leash of a large greyhound. Erté has signed and inscribed at the lower right to fashion historian June Weir. In fine condition. 24 x 32 inches. Read More...

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Poster
Art & Design

212. [Literature & Art] Kertész, André. (1894–1985).
From My Window - Signed Book

Boston: New York Graphic Society. 1981. First edition. Signed book from the Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay, today considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism. The book is a collection of color images made with a Polaroid SX-70 towards the end of Kertész's life and his only work in color; a series of images of various objects taken on his windowsill with the city or sky as backdrop, reflecting on the passage of time and the death of his beloved wife, Elizabeth. Photographs by Kertesz; introduction by Peter MacGill. Hardcover with dust jacket; fading to the spine, but otherwise in fine condition. Unpaginated [72 pp.]; 53 full-page color plates; 8.5 x 9 inches (22 x 23 cm). 

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Book
Art & Design

213. [Literature & Art] Lenz, Max. (1850–1932).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter from the important German historian and academic, to an old friend, apparently the violinist Waldemar Meyer (originally obtained from a collection of letters addressed to him by name). 2 pp. Hamburg, January 22, 1925. Translated from the German, in part: "Dear friend! My wife and I thank you heartily for the kind Christmas gift that you have given us with your "Memoirs," from your long and successful career as an artist. They were also for us memories of the happy hours which your art gave us for many years; of the music which you enjoyed in our own house and so often in the concert hall, alone or with your quartet colleagues [...] Both our days are drawing to an end; it is the evening for both of us, but your music will accompany you, as my scholarship does me, as long as it is still day. As a small gift in return, I am taking the liberty of sending you the foreword to the 4th edition of my Napoleon biography..." Folding creases with two small tears; overall very good. 7.5 x 10.75 inches (19.3 x 27.2 cm).

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Autograph Letter
Classical Music
History & Historiography

214. [Literature & Art] [Naughty Teacher].
Original Film Poster

Hilarious original 1974 film poster for "The Teacher," featuring Angel Tomkins as the bad teacher who "corrupted the youthful morality of an entire school!... Her best lessons were taught after class!" Folding creases and a few pinholes; overall very good. 27 x 41 inches.

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Poster
Film

215. [Literature & Art] Ray, Man. (1890 - 1976).
Cadeau [Gift]

Cast metal multiple, 1974. 165 mm; 61/2 inches high. Signed and numbered on the handle. With original box and numbered plate. Casted by the Mirano Foundry, Venice. Produced by Giorgio Barutti, Venice. One of an edition of 5000 signed and numbered pieces. Read More...

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Art & Design

216. [Literature & Art] Roth, Philip. (1933–2018) [Cheever, John. (1912–1982)].
Typed Postcard Signed to John Cheever - "My new book will be out in March, and now I'm pretending to write stories while I wait."

Typed postcard signed from the iconic American novelist and short-story writer, to fellow writer John Cheever. Postmarked January 16, 1967. Roth writes: "Dear John: A note from Candida says you were inquiring about me and my whereabouts. I'm at 300 E. 33rd St, and my number (unlisted ) OR9-4845. How are you and Mary? As always it would be good to see you, if and when you come to NY. My new book will be out in March, and now I'm pretending to write stories while I wait. Yours, Philip." The "new book" mentioned is Roth's 1967 novel When She Was Good, his third novel and his only with a female protagonist. Toning and two pinholes; overall very good. 5.5 x 3.25 inches (14 x 8.3 cm).

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TLS
Literature & Classics

217. [Literature & Art] [Salt] Bradshaw, Dove. (b. 1949) [Silverman, Kenneth. (1936–2017)].
"Six Continents" - Autograph Note with Salt from Antarctica

Autograph note from the American artist to the writer Ken Silverman, describing her installation Six Continents and enclosing a postcard advertising the show with a small plastic bag of salt from Antarctica. June 23, 2005. Bradshaw writes: "...'Six Continents' consists of 6 mounds of differently colored salt from each of the 6 continents. When subjected to a slow drip of water they recrystallize in different ways...". Letter 3 x 5 inches, postcard 6 x 4.5 inches, together with original envelope. In very fine condition. Read More...

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Art & Design

218. [Literature & Art] Shaw, George Bernard. (1856–1950) & Cerf, Bennett. (1898–1971).
Signed Royalty Agreement

Typed letter signed from Random House chairman Bennett Cerf, regarding a change of schedule for royalty payments to the important Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, and additionally signed by Shaw at the foot, accepting the change. June 20, 1944. Shaw has signed and dated July 29, 1944. Another hand has corrected his address at the head. 1 p. Folding creases and light toning; overall fine. 8.25 x 10.5 inches (21 x 26.7 cm).

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TLS
Theater
Literature & Classics

219. [Literature & Art] Van Der Zee, James. (1886–1983).
Signed Brochure of his Work

Signed brochure from the important American photographer. The brochure folds out to display many of his photographs, as well as a portrait of the photographer. He has signed on the blank white cover and dated 1981. Slight internal tear; overall fine. 6.25 x 8.75 inches (16 x 22.3 cm).

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220. [Literature & Art] Wegner, Hans J. (1914–2007).
Original Furniture Design

An original design for a cabinet and bookcase from the world-renowned Danish furniture designer, from the 800-office series. Drawn in pencil, signed at the lower right, and labeled no. 12, scale 1:20. Some small edge tears and chips; overall fine. 8.75 x 12.25 inches (21 x 30 cm.) From the workshop of cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. Read More...

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