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LEWIS, Wyndham (ed.) Blast.
London : 1914 & 1915First editions, first impressions, all published of this groundbreaking modernist magazine, in a striking binding by the Chelsea Bindery replicating the bold typographical design of the first number front wrapper. Blast was the literary and artistic manifesto of Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound, and however short-lived it may have been, nothing afterwards... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 132957
SEARLE, Ronald. [Original illustrated manuscript] "Giselle: A Romantic Ballet In Two Acts. Presented by Les Ballet St Trinian's."
[1956?]A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly saw the ballet then,... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 90918
SPENDER, Stephen; John Buckland-Wright & others (illus.) Fraternity.
Paris & New York : 1939First edition, first printing. Limited to 101 numbered copies plus 12 hors-commerce signed by Spender, Aragon and each of the nine artists: John Buckland-Wright; Stanley William Hayter; Josef Hecht; Dalla Husband; Wassily Kandinsky; Roderick Mean; Joan Miró; Dolf Rieser; and Luis Vargas. Compiled to protest against the rise of fascism in Europe. The... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 91467
GOLL, Yvan; BRAUNER, Victor (illus.) Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.
Paris : 1949First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 122170
RILKE, Rainer Maria (pref.); BALTHUS. Mitsou.
Erlenbach and Leipzig : 1921First edition, first impression, of Balthus's notably scarce first publication. Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001) created this pictorial tale of a child's love for, and loss of, a cat, from a series of uncaptioned ink drawings at the age of 11. The work's drawings are "animated with the fervour of an intense child eager to tell his tale.. the... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 130902
MATISSE, Henri. Six Signed Proofs of Original Etchings for Ulysses.
New York : 1935Signed limited portfolio, number 61 of 150 sets of six plates, each of which are signed numbered and titled by Matisse, for the first illustrated edition. The plates comprise the artist's illustrations for the Limited Edition's Club edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, published that year.
"Homeric in mood and compositions, these etchings were made... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 137308
RAY, Man. Photographies / Photographs 1920-1934 Paris.
Hartford, New York City, Paris : First edition, second issue with the title page citing the publisher's fictitious claim of "second edition". Inscribed in green pen on the title page by the artist "For Sam Haskins, cordially - Man Ray". The title pages - presumably a healthy percentage of the run, whose sales had, in fact, been slow to none - were replaced with "second edition" / "deuxième... Learn More£9,000.00
Stock Code: 142481
KANDINSKY, Wassily. Klänge.
Munich : (1913)First edition, first printing, one of 300 numbered copies signed in pencil by Kandinsky (there was also 45 hors commerce). Klänge (Sounds) consists of 38 prose-poems he wrote between 1909 and 1911 and 56 woodcuts he began in 1907. Kandinsky described Klänge as a "musical album". The woodcuts were not merely illustrative, nor were the poems purely... Learn More£80,000.00
Stock Code: 142954