Fall 2018 Catalogue


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201. [Literature & Art] [Bookseller] Kay, J..
Original Engraving of Archibald Constable

Original 1823 engraving of the Edinburgh bookseller and publisher Archibald Constable, shown walking in profile, holding his cane. Engraved by J. Kay. At the lower right: 329. In very fine condition. 7.75 x 10.5 inches (19.6 x 27 cm). Read More...

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202. [Literature & Art] Butterfield, Deborah. (b. 1949).
Signed Postcard

Signed gallery postcard from the American sculptor, showing her "Untitled (1985)," one of her horse sculptures. She has signed on the verso. Fine. 7 x 5.25 inches (17.8 x 13.5 cm).

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203. [Literature & Art] Callahan, Harry. (1912–1999).
"Eleanor, Chicago, 1949" - Signed Postcard

Signed postcard from the American photographer, showing his photograph "Eleanor, Chicago, 1949." He has signed in black ballpoint over the black border of the image, and additionally on the verso. Unfortunately rather poor contrast to the signature on the recto (best visible at an angle), but otherwise in fine condition. 4.25 x 6 inches (10.8 x 15.3 cm).

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204. [Literature & Art] Cather, Willa. (1873–1947) [Jefferson, Joseph. (1829–1905)].
Autograph Letter about a Joe Jefferson autograph

Autograph letter from the American novelist, sending an autograph from the actor Joseph Jefferson. 1 p., n.d. Cather writes: "My dear Miss Elsie, Just a word with this scrap of paper which I hope you will like. If you love Joe Jefferson as I do, you will be delighted to own it, as it is a lovely one. Please thank Spookie [?] for the biscuits, they were great, and gone in a very short time I can tell you. Have just gotten back from Indianapolis. Yours in haste, Willa." Toning and slight smudges to the final words and signature; overall very good. 4.5 x 6 inches (11.8 x 14.9 cm). Read More...

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205. [Literature & Art] [Cham [Noé, Charles Amédée.] (1818–1879)] Nadar. (1820–1910).
Original CDV Photograph

Carte de visite photograph of the French caricaturist and lithographer Charles Amédée de Noé, known as Cham, as captured by photographer Nadar. Cham is shown sitting at a table, with a small statue of the god Pan beside him. Nadar's "N" printed in red at the lower right. Some light foxing and wear; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.5 x 10.3 cm).

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Three evocative original large-format photographs of the great fashion designer together with the creators of the 1969 musical Coco, librettist Alan Jay Lerner, composer André Previn, and producer Frederick Brisson. The creators of the musical are shown at the Chanel salon, perched together with Chanel on the stairs, surrounded by mirrors; sitting together while Chanel pins a model's dress; and in front of the salon with the "Chanel" awnings visible in the background. Some light foxing to the margins of one image; otherwise overall in fine condition. 14.75 x 10.25 inches (37.5 x 26 cm). Read More...

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Song

207. [Literature & Art] [Duchamp, Marcel. (1887–1968)].
Fédération Française des Echecs - French Chess Magazine Mentioning Duchamp's 1925 Championship Win

Fédération Française des Echecs: Bulletin no. 13 – 15 Janvier 192[5]. 32 pp. Dated January 15, 1924, corrected in pencil to 1925. Original bulletin of the French Chess Federation, reporting on meetings of the committee, recent games and tournaments, including the Upper Normandy tournament of 21–23 September 1924, of which the winner was Marcel Duchamp. The bulletin describes him on p. 21 (translated from the French): "The Upper Normandy champion, M. Duchamp, earned his title with his solid and profound playing. His imperturbable sang-froid, his ingenious style, the impeccable way in which he uses even the slightest advantage, make him a formidable opponent on all occasions." Toning and some edge wear; overall very good. 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.7 cm). Read More...

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208. [Literature & Art] [El Lissitzky. (1890 - 1941)] [Lifar, Serge. (1905–1986)] Tairov, Alexander. (1885–1950).
"Das Entfesselte Theater" [“Theatre Unbound. Notes Of A Director.”] - from the collection of Serge Lifar

Potsdam: Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag. [1927]. German translation of the Russian director's work on theater, first published in Russian in 1921, this being the second edition and the first to include the celebrated cover design by El Lissitzky. 8vo. 112 pp. Photo frontispiece and 11 plates (3 color). Original decorative boards with cover design in red and black by El Lissitzky. From the collection of Serge Lifar. Rubbing to spine, light wear to the boards; overall very good.  Read More...

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209. [Literature & Art] Golub, Leon. (1922–2004).
"Mission Civilisatrice" - Signed Postcard

Large signed postcard from the American painter, showing his work "Mission Civilisatrice" at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He has signed boldly in marker along the left edge: "Golub." Fine. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.8 x 21 cm).

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210. [Literature & Art] Golub, Leon. (1922–2004).
Signed Gallery Card

Signed gallery card from the American painter, showing his work "Ho Chi Minh (1968)" and advertising his show at the Bienville Gallery of New Orleans in 1977. He has signed at the lower left. Fine. 8.5 x 4.75 inches (21.6 x 12.1 cm).

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211. [Literature & Art] Gross, Chaim. (1904–1991).
Signed Postcard

Signed postcard of the American sculptor's work "Peace," a banner made for the Bicentennial in 1976. Signed at the foot of the image in blue pen and dated in pencil on the verso: April 5, 1977. In fine condition. 4.5 x 6.25 inches (11.5 x 16 cm).

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212. [Literature & Art] Hartigan, Grace. (1922–2008).
"Beware of the Gifts" - Signed Postcard

Large signed gallery postcard of the American abstract impressionist painter's work "Beware of the Gifts" She has signed and inscribed on the verso, dating October 12, 1977. Very fine. 5.75 x 4 inches (14.8 x 10.5 cm).

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213. [Literature & Art] Jerome, Jerome K. (1859–1927).
Autograph Quotation Signed

Autograph quotation signed from the English writer and humorist best known for his comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat. On a small album leaf, he has penned: "I would if I could / But I never can / Jerome K. Jerome / March 16, [18]95." Left edge rough; toning; overall fine. 5 x 3 inches (13 x 8 cm).

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214. [Literature & Art] Kandinsky, Wassily. (1866–1944) [Rivera, Diego. (1886–1957)].
Cahier XIV - Signed and Inscribed to Diego Rivera

Anvers [Antwerp]: Editions selection. 1933. 100 pp. Text in French. 8vo (25.5 x 18.3 cm). Profusely illustrated in black-and-white with Kandinsky's drawings and 15 photographic plates of paintings. Dedicated in pencil on title page: "A Monsieur Diego di Rivera, tres cordialement, Kandinsky, Berlin 5 VIII 1933 [May 8, 1933]." Bound in full leather with gilt detailing and four raised bands. Spine heavily rubbed, rear joint partly broken, upper joint fully separated and attached by the marbled endpaper only. Scattered foxing, otherwise fine. A remarkable association copy. Read More...

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Autograph signatures from four important twentieth-century writers, collected on a 1978 FDC honoring Carl Sandburg. The envelope has been signed by Saul Bellow, Czeslaw Milosz, and Samuel Beckett, with a further autograph from Sandburg dated 1960 on a separate slip mounted at the head. Fine. 6.5 x 3.5 inches (16.5 x 9.1 cm).

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216. [Literature & Art] Manzù, Giacomo. (1908–1991).
Signed Postcard

Signed postcard of the Italian sculptor's work "Young Girl on a Chair" (1955), signed over the foot of the image. In very fine condition. 4 x 6 inches (10.1 x 15.2 cm).

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217. [Literature & Art] Marden, Brice. (b. 1938).
"Red Yellow Blue Painting #1" - Signed Postcard

Signed postcard from the American artist, showing his work "Red Yellow Blue Painting #1." He has signed boldly at the foot. In fine condition. 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm.)

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218. [Literature & Art] Marisol. (1930–2016).
Three Signed Postcards

Three signed postcards from the French-Venezuelan sculptor Marisol Escobar, known simply as Marisol. Two postcards show her sculptures "Women and Dog" (1964) and "Love" (1962), and one greeting card shows a 1967 drawing of a hand holding a flower. Each signed on the image, with "Love" dated 1976. In very fine condition. 6.25 x 5.25, 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 inches.

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219. [Literature & Art] Morgan, Barbara. (1900–1992).
Signed Photography Catalogue

Signed catalogue from the American photographer known for her portrayals of modern dancers. She has inscribed the 1981 catalogue of Morgan & Morgan, her sons' photography publishing business, on the inside cover: "My sons are publishers / Catalog - for Steve Juscik / Best wishes, Barbara Morgan." She has also marked p. 6, which gives details of her two books published with the firm: Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs, and Photomontage." 22 pp. Fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm).

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220. [Literature & Art] Neel, Alice. (1900–1984).
Signed Exhibition Flyer

Signed flyer for the important American painter's winter 1976 exhibition of "Recent Paintings" at the Graham gallery in New York. She has signed at the upper left, dating [19]77. Horizontal folding crease; otherwise fine. 7 x 10 inches (18.2 x 25.5 cm).

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