Holiday 2021 Catalogue


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166. [Literature & Art] Ginsberg, Allen. (1926–1997).
"Write poetry to pass the time" - Autograph Signed Quotation

AQS from the American poet, philosopher and writer, who has penned: "Write poetry to pass the time" and signed "Allen Ginsberg / 12/28/90." Fine. 5 x 3 inches (12.7 x 7.6 cm).

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167. [Literature & Art] Gorey, Edward. (1925-2000).
"The Lavender Leotard" – SIGNED

New York : Gotham Book Mart. 1973. First Edition. Rare 1973 first printing of the whimsical book by the legendary American writer and artist of the macabre, who has signed to the title page in ink.  One of eleven hundred copies for sale (this example not one of the issued 100 signed and numbered copies).  Paperback, 32 pp.  Some toning to the spine and page margins, overall in fine condition.  4.5 x 6 inches (11.4 x 15.2 cm.). Read More...

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Dance

168. [Literature & Art] Haring, Keith. (1958–1990).
Original Drawing on 100 Belgian Franc Note

Original felt tip sketch on a 100 Belgian Franc note, accomplished by the American graffiti artist and social activist known for his instantly recognizable visual language of dancing figures and his work bridging the gap between high and low art.  Haring's lively sketch to the right of the printed image of Belgian architect Hendrik Beyaert, shows a windsurfing figure gliding through waves and is signed to the lower left, "K. Haring / Knokke 88 ." A few stray marks and fingerprints in ink, else fine.  5.6 x 3 inches (14.2 x 7.6 cm.). Read More...

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Original silver gelatin photograph by the great fashion photographer depicting the Ukrainian émigrée fashion designer and theatrical costume designer known as "Valentina" in a striking hat and polka-dot oversized sequin shawl.  Surface creasing, light spotting along margins, mounting remnants to verso which obscure the identifying information leaving just enough visible to identify the image as by Hoyningen-Huene, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Another image of Valentina by Hoyningen-Huene was published in Harper's Bazaar in July 1940. We have not located a published example of the present portrait, although it might have been published in Vogue or Harper's Bazaar. We are grateful for the assistance of Asa Ronngren of the Hoyningen-Huene Estate Archives for her assistance in the authentication of this photograph. Read More...

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170. [Literature & Art] [Landscape Box] Apollo Studios. .
Brass Humidor Cigar Box, ca. 1910-20

Small brass humidor cigar or cigarette box by Apollo Studios of New York, crafted ca. 1910-20 and featuring a detailed hammered relief landscape design of trees and overlapping hills covering all four sides and lid. Stamped APOLLO STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 710 to the bottom.  In fine condition.  3.6 inch cube.  Read More...

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171. [Literature & Art] L'Engle, Madeleine. (1918–2007).
"A Wrinkle In Time" – Signed Author's Copy

New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1987. Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition. 8vo. Cloth bound with slip cover.  203 pp.  The author's own copy (identified as "A/C" and signed by L'Engle aside from the 500 numbered copies) of the Limited Edition of L'Engle's genre-crossing work - science fiction, horror, children's - which has long captivated audiences.  Light wear; in fine condition.

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172. [Literature & Art] Lubitch, Ossip. (1896–1990).
Female Nude Study

Mixed media (gouache, watercolor) on paper color study of a female nude by the Belarusian-born Post Impressionist artist, who has signed "O. Lubitch" in pencil beneath the figure. Heavy fold crease along the upper margin and minor creasing throughout, some toning; overall very good.  9.75 x 11.25 inches (24.8 x 28.6 cm.), mounted to 10.75 x 12.25 inches (27.3 x 31 cm.). Read More...

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173. [Literature & Art] [Modern Embroidery].
Moderne Stickvorlagen. Modern Embroidery Patters. Dessins De Broderies Modernes.

Berlin: Heinrich Kuehn. [ca. 1890]. Small cross stitch leporello, decorative brown printed wrappers containing accordion foldout, one side alphabets and images in blue, the other side edges and fill patterns in red and blue. 20 pages/patterns. 9 x 7 cm.

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174. [Literature & Art] O'Keeffe, Georgia. (1887–1986).
"Ranchos Church, 1930" – Signed Postcard

Vintage museum postcard reproduction of the great American artist's painting, Ranchos Church, Taos, New Mexico, 1930, signed "Georgia O'Keeffe" to the verso in green felt tip.  Lightly toned, overall in fine condition.  5.5 x 4.15 inches (14 x 10.5 cm.). Read More...

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175. [Literature & Art] [Paperweight] Chadwick Miller, Inc..
"Hands Off!" Wooden Paperweight

Chadwick Miller, Inc. "Hands off my papers!" wooden paperweight in the form of a hand, labeled "No. 92754 Copyright 1975 Chadwick Miller, Inc. Canton, Mass." to underside, with faded lettering to surface. Usage wear including abrasions and fading but in otherwise fine condition.  0.5 x 9.25 x 8.75 inches.

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176. [Literature & Art] Saint Laurent, Yves. (1936–2008).
"Kouros" - SIGNED

Paris: Maquette et Edition Mafia. [1981]. First and only edition. . Interesting portfolio entitled "Kouros," limited to 1,500 copies, this being copy no. 909 of 1000 numbered. 8 bifolia; 9 printed poems, each accompanied by a full-page illustration on the opposing page; 10 plates in total (including one double page plate) printed in blues, black and silver in a pochoir style; decorated leaf with title and justification; loose in printed blue wrappers, housed in original printed white cardboard case. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). 0.7kg. This copy signed and inscribed by the artist and author on a preliminary page in black ink to the model Kris Lovimaskaia: "Pour Kris, avec amour, Yves, 23 Octobre 1986, Paris." Contents in fine condition; the original box which has preserved the book well exhibits extensive wear and staining. A wonderful piece from one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Read More...

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177. [Literature & Art] Vechten, Carl Van. (1880–1964).
Original Van Vechten Photograph of the Cirque Medrano - "A little like a Toulouse-Lautrec, eh?"

Original photograph inscribed on the verso by the photographer to Kathleen Perfer. The image is of the famous Fratellini family of the The Cirque Medrano in Paris and is inscribed "Dearest Kathleen, this is one of the Fratellini being helped into the ring by the ring master at the Cirque Medrano, Oct. 1949. A little like a Toulouse-Lautrec, eh? L. [Love] Carlo." Embossed with the blindstamp "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten" lower right. 3.5 x 5.5 inches, tape along the right edge, a few nicks and bends, else fine. Postally cancelled on the inscription side. Read More...

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178. [Literature & Art] [Venus].
Bronze Bust Sculpture

Finely made miniature bronze bust sculpture of Venus - Roman goddess of love, beauty, desire, sex and prosperity - depicted as a female nude. Maker and date are unknown. Affixed to a marble pedestal, and inscribed "VENUS" beneath the bust.  In fine condition. 7.5 x 3.5 x 2.3 inches.

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179. [Literature & Art] Warhol, Andy. (1928–1987) [Minnelli, Liza. (b. 1946)].
"Liza Minnelli" - Signed by the Artist

Color print of Warhol's 1978 portrait of the actress and singer, boldly signed to the upper margin in thick black felt tip.  The present print was removed from the exhibition catalog for the Whitney Museum's exhibit Andy Warhol: Portraits of the 70s.  Framed and matted.  In very fine condition.  Framed to 14 x 14 inches (35.6 x 35.6 cm.)

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Song

180. [Literature & Art] [Wiener Werkstätte].
Tabletop Bronze Medal

Heavy standing bronze plaque with hinged hairpin easel support, stamped to the lower right by an unidentified maker of the Wiener Werkstätte, or the Vienna Workshop, "a productive cooperative of artisans in Vienna, Austria established in 1903 by the graphic designer and painter Koloman Moser, the architect Josef Hoffmann and the patron Fritz Waerndorfer. The Werkstätte brought together architects, artists and designers working in ceramics, fashion, silver, furniture and the graphic arts."  In fine condition.  2 3/8 x 2.5 inches

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181. [History & Culture] [Advertising].
"A Guaranteed Gay Product" – 1950s Pencil Display

1950s vintage 6-pencil display manufactured by Gay Products Company, with text reading: "5¢ / GENUINE GAY PRODUCT / PENCILS / A GUARANTEED GAY PRODUCT / GAY PRODUCTS COMPANY • ATLANTA."  Moderate toning throughout, with some wear to the corners, but in otherwise fine condition. 11 x 9.25 inches. Read More...

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182. [History & Culture] [Advertising] [Gay].
"A Gay Better Product" - 1950s Key Chain Display

1950s vintage football keychain display manufactured by Gay Products Company, with text reading: "GAY / SPORTSMAN / Key Chain / 24 K GOLD PLATED / A GAY BETTER PRODUCT." Original set of 12 key chains still together with the packaging.  Very minor wear to the edges, in otherwise fine condition.  12 x 8.5 inches. Read More...

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183. [History & Culture] [Brooklyn Bridge].
Vintage 1907 Postcard

Lovely vintage "hold-to-the-light" postcard showing a detailed drawing of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges in New York, with various cut outs to allow light to pass through.  Postmarks dated January 16 and January 19, 1907.  Slight toning throughout and some stray marks, overall in fine condition.  5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 8.9 cm.).

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184. [History & Culture] [Cigar] [Cuba].
La Gloria Cubana Habana - Original Advertisement

Embossed lithograph advertisement for La Gloria Cubana Habana cigars, printed by Compañia Litografica de la Habana. The image, printed in lush colors, depicts the Greek gods Adonis, Athena, and Hermes. Pinhole to left margin, else in fine condition. 9.75 x 7.75 inches (24.8 x 19.7 cm.). Read More...

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185. [History & Culture] [St. Louis World's Fair].
Vintage 1904 Postcard

Lovely vintage "hold-to-the-light" postcard showing a colorful drawing of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair Administration Building, with various cut outs to allow light to pass through.  A pencilled note to recto reads, "Leave Monday for Chicago, where I will stay a few days / E.J.  Postmarked October 13, and October 17, 1904.  Slight toning throughout and some stray marks, overall in fine condition.  5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 8.9 cm.). Read More...

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