Fall 2021 Catalogue


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181. [Literature & Art] Hockney, David. (b. 1937).
Pair of Original Drawings

Two original pen and ink drawings by the British artist, both accomplished on wove paper ca. 1980.  The first features a pair of a portraits of Henry Geldzahler, curator at the Metropolitan Museum and a longtime friend of Hockney's, and the second is a page of abstract sketch doodles in orange ink that includes a reclining figure lower center.  Both with very small, minor spotting, but in otherwise fine condition.  Measures 3.75 x 12 inches (10 x 30.4 centimeters) and  8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.4 centimeters), respectively. Read More...

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182. [Literature & Art] Kipling, Rudyard. (1865–1936) [Livingstone, David. (1813–1873)].
Typed Letter Signed regarding "the Expedition which is about to go to Central Africa to film the life and work of the noted Missionary and Explorer, David Livingstone"

TLS from the Nobel Prize–winning author to historian J. Aubrey Rees, offering his regrets on not being available for a luncheon supporting an expedition to Central Africa to film the life and work of noted missionary and explorer David Livingstone.  19th September 1923; 1 p. on personal stationary.  In full, "Dear Sir, / I am greatly honoured by your proposal that I should support Lord Burnham at a Luncheon to be given on the 26th inst. to the Expedition which is about to go to Central Africa to film the life and work of the noted Missionary and Explorer, David Livingstone. / I regret that it will not be possible for me to do so, as I am obliged to be in Scotland to fulfil some engagements of long standing. / With best wishes for the success of this most interesting expedition, believe me, / Yours very truly, / [Signature.]"  The stationary reads "Bateman's / Burwash / Sussex" in the upper right corner, Bateman's being the name of the 17th century house Kipling lived in from 1902 until his death in 1936.  Expected mailing creases, light spots of toning, else in fine condition.  8 x 10.5 inches (20.3 x 26.7 cm.). Read More...

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183. [Literature & Art] Loffler, Bertold. (1874–1960).
Collection of Lithographs from "Die Fläche"

Vienna: Anton Schroll. 1910. First Edition of this Periodical: Band 2, Heft 1. Small folio, one fascicule. Approximately 12 x 8 inches. Sixteen plates in bright, full color lithography in four accordion-fold groupings of four pages each, printed on one side only. In publisher's original board portfolio with printed paper labels on both sides of the front board. Portfolio worn and slightly soiled, boards separating at the backstrip with some loss; spine, corners and edges chipped with slight loss, interior sheets with minor occasional edgewear and bumping, some toning or browning around the edges, else a very good example with plates bright and clean. Read More...

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184. [Literature & Art] Masson, André. (1896–1987).
L'Oeil: Revue d'art - Signed Interview in 1955 Issue

4to.  48 pp.  15 May 1955 issue of L'Oeil: Revue d'art.  Masson was the subject of an interview entitled "Le Surréalisme et après" conducted by the magazine's cofounder, Georges Bernier, and has signed to page 12, beneath the title.  In fine condition. Read More...

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185. [Literature & Art] [Picasso, Pablo. (1881–1973)].
Picasso: Linogravures

Paris: Cercle d'art Paris. 1962. First. Collection of 45 linocuts by Pablo Picasso drawn in color on strong wove paper. Introduction of Wilhem Boeck, translated from German by Jacques Chavy.  Hardcover folio, beige cloth boards with red stamped lettering and illustration contained in hardshell beige cloth and color-illustrated paper slipcase with black lettering. Unpaginated, 14 pp plus 45 plates, mainly in color. Very minor foxing throughout book margins and to text block, moderate soiling and discoloration to slipcase, else in fine condition. Read More...

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186. [Literature & Art] Picasso, Pablo. (1881–1973).
Picasso's Sketchbook (Carnet de la Californie 1955–1956)

New York: Abrams (and Paris: Editions Cercle d'Art). 1960. First. Folio (11.5 x 17 inches). Narrow spiral bound folio with green printed card covers, housed inside a pictorial color cloth folding slipcase with printed mylar wrapper.  From the edition of 1,000 copies, this portfolio is an exact facsimile of a sketchbook Picasso worked from November 1st, 1955 to January 14th, 1956. 25 leaves, illustrated throughout with handsomely printed lithographs (20 in b/w including 1 single-sided, and 19 in color, including 10 single-sided). The 11 page text pamphlet with foreword by Georges Boudaille inserted at pocket in front. Cloth a little toned along the upper edge, rubbed and nicked at edges, mylar chipped with some losses and tears, overall fine. Sold together with an original approximately 8 x 10 inch drawing of a tree, brown crayon on paper, found tucked inside the rear pocket of the portfolio. The drawing is unsigned and we regret that authorship cannot be confirmed. But someone, at some point, may have known this was by Picasso and put it there for safekeeping.  Read More...

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187. [Literature & Art] Picasso, Pablo. (1881–1973).
Signed Photograph in Vallauris

Original photograph of Picasso in shorts and sandals, lighting a cigarette in his garden in Vallauris, France  The artist has signed the silver print to the lower left corner in blue fountain pen ink.  Very fine.  3.125 x 5 inches (7.9 x 12.7 cm.), mounted to an overall size of 13 x 16.1 inches (33 x 41.4 cm.). Read More...

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188. [Literature & Art] Redon, Odilon. (1840–1916).
"I will happily return to your beautiful musical performances this year" - Printed Visiting Card with Autograph Note

Printed visiting card of the French symbolist painter and printmaker, who has penned, translated from the French, "Nov. 1904 / With all my gratitude for the invitation. / I will happily return to your beautiful musical performances ["hearings'] this year" in purple ink.  In fine condition.  3.75 x 2.25 inches (9.5 x 5.7 cm.). Read More...

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189. [History & Culture] [Boxing] Ali, Muhammad. (1942–2016).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of a young Ali in the ring, wearing his iconic Everlast shorts and with his arms spread wide.  A handwritten note to verso identifies him as Cassius Clay, and a partial stamp  reads "Centro de Información."  From the archives of Revista Bohemia, often referred to simply as Bohemia, the oldest mass market magazine in Cuba, providing commentary on politics, history, and fashion. In fine condition.  4.5 x 3.75 inches (11.4 x 9.5 cm.). Read More...

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190. [History & Culture] [Boxing] Carnera, Primo. (1906–1967).
"'Da Preem' Shows Dad the 'K.O.' Wallop" - Photograph

Charming International News Photos photograph of the Italian heavyweight boxer posing with his father.  A typed press blurb to verso reads, "Sequals, Italy...This quiet little village is proud of its first citizen, Primo Carnera, current World's Heavyweight Champion and is glad that the big boy is back again in their midst, enjoying the rustic retreat that is the Carnera ancestral domicile.  Here is 'Da Preem' himself giving his dad a practical demonstration of the art of fisticuffs, and demonstrating the lethal punch with which he won the title from Jack Sharkey, and—sadly, it must be mentioned—also with which he failed to rock the ancient and somewhat battle-scarred warrior Paulino Uzoudun to sleep in their meeting in Rome a few days ago. / K-10-27-33."  Photographer's stamp and ink to verso, else in fine condition.  6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5x 21.6 cm.). Read More...

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191. [History & Culture] [Boxing] Carnera, Primo. (1906–1967) & Johnston, James J. (1875–1946).
"A New One for the Repertoire" - Photograph of Carnera and Johnston in the ring.

Sepia International News Photos photograph of the Italian heavyweight boxer in the ring with matchmaker and promoter Jimmy Johnston.  A typed press blurb to verso reads, "Miami, Florida...Primo Carnera is under the master's eye, and instruction here.  He's getting a few pointers from James J. Johnston, Madison Square Garden fight impresario,  As the picture was snapped James was introducing Primo to a new wallop to add to his bag of pugilistic tricks.  The incident occurred at the training camp here of Da Preem, where he is conditioning for his meeting with Tommy Loughran. / K-2-17-34."  Photographer's stamp to verso, with an additional later Cuban Spanish-language press clipping mounted to verso.  In fine condition.  6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5x 21.6 cm.).   Read More...

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192. [History & Culture] [Boxing] Dempsey, Jack. (1895–1983).
Signed Miniature Boxing Gloves!

A unique signed item from the American champion boxer, who held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926.  A hand-made pair of miniature boxing gloves measuring 2.5 inches long, signed by Dempsey in black ink on the left glove.

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193. [History & Culture] [Harvard] Everett, Edward. (1794–1865).
Original Cabinet Photograph

Original cabinet photograph of the American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator who also served as the president of Harvard.  Photographed by Warren of Boston and on the original mount, slightly trimmed at the lower edge; otherwise in fine condition. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.7 x 16.1 cm).

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194. [History & Culture] Hoover, Herbert. (1874–1964) & Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882–1945) [Sandino, Augusto César. (1895–1934)].
"New faces, same imperialist policy" - Original Photograph

International News Photos photograph of former president Hoover riding in a car with President Roosevelt, taken shortly after Roosevelt took office.  The Seal of the President of the United States can just be seen on the door of the vehicle.  A mostly removed English-language press blurb mounted to verso captions the photograph "Men of the Hour!," and is accompanied by two Spanish-language press clippings (apparently from Cuban publications as this photograph was acquired in Havana) including one that reads, "New faces, same imperialist policy.  Hoover attempted to mediate peace when faced with the invincibility of Sandino's hosts, and in the meantime he ordered genocide.  Roosevelt ordered the withdrawal of the Marines when their domestic equivalent, the National Guard, was ready, and in the meantime he gave his blessing to Sandino's assassination."  Photographer's stamp to verso.  Horizontal tear to right margin, occasional toning, else in fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

Lovely original gelatin silver print of the two Kennedy brothers, pictured in conversation at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles during the Democratic Convention, July 14, 1960.  Flush mounted to thick photographer's board, with studio stamp "Studio One, #345, Photographer Jacques Lowe" to the verso.  In fine condition, with mounting remnants and light wear to verso.   Read More...

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196. [History & Culture] Kennedy Onassis, Jacqueline. (1929–1994) [D'Amboise, Jacques. (1934–2021)].
Autograph Letter Signed to Jacques D'Amboise, following a performance of "Chakra"

Autograph letter from the former First Lady to the important American ballet dancer, choreographer, actor, and founder of the National Dance Institute.  Jacqueline's note, dated May 24, 1991, was written with great admiration following a performance she had viewed of his "Chakra." The letter, in full:  Read More...

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197. [History & Culture] Nansen, Fridtjof. (1861–1930).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature and inscription dated 25 April, 1927 from the Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate who led the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888. In fountain pen on an off-white sheet measuring 5.5 x 6.5 inches (14 x 16 cm).  Small stains to lower edge well away from inscription and otherwise in fine condition.

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198. [History & Culture] Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882–1945) [Powell, Dick. 1904–1963)].
"The Road is Open Again" - Signed Sheet Music

New York: M. Witmark & Sons. 1933. First. Color printed sheet music signed "Franklin D Roosevelt" in bold fountain pen ink to the cover, issued on the year he ran as Democratic Candidate for the United States President. The cover text reading in full "The Road is Open Again / As Sung by Dick Powell in the Warner Bros. & Vitaphone NRA Short / The Road is Open Again / with Warner Bros. Most Famous Stars / Lyric by Irving Kahal / Music by Sammy Fain / M. Witmark & Sons New York / Made in USA" and features a serious looking Roosevelt to the right, with an inset image of Powell sitting at the piano at lower left.  6 pp. 9 x 12 inches (22.8 x 30.5 cm.).  Circular stamp to lower edge ("Lyric Music Shop Camden, N.J."), overall in fine condition. Read More...

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Eclectic grouping of autograph signatures, signed photographs, and autograph and typed letters signed, ca. 1850–1990, concerning California and the westward expansion of the United States. Read More...

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200. [History & Culture] [World's Fair] [Exposition Universelle] [Ethnic Stereotypes].
Calliope decorated for the 1889 World's Fair

Wooden calliope from the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, with affixed illustrated paper label crediting The B&B Manufacturing Company in Norwalk, CT, and depicting an assembled crowd, including Uncle Sam distributing B&B's calliopes to variously depicted and - to our contemporary sensibility, cringe-worthy - ethnic stereotypes. The Eiffel Tower had just been erected for this 1889 World's Fair, but evidently not in time for the now most recognizable of Parisian landmarks to be visible in the city skyline depicted here.  6.25 x 3.5 inches (15.9 x 8.9 cm).  Small stains and nicks to the label, a few scratches to wood, overall in fine condition.

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