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MANET, Edouard - DURET, Theodore. Manet and the French Impressionists.
London, : 1910First UK edition, first impression of the first work to describe the development of Impressionism, with a chapter on each of the major painters and numerous illustrations. The author, Theodore Duret (1838-1927), was one of the earliest and most vocal supporters of the movement. He first met Manet in 1865 and the two became good friends, with the artist... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 88059
BAKST, Léon, & others - PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
London : 1921First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118960
MOORE, Henry - GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First edition of Henry Moore's first illustrated book, number 60 of 183 copies only. "During a visit to Paris in 1949 Moore met French typographer and publisher Henri Jonquières, who suggested an illustrated book based on Goethe's Prometheus, an adaptation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Moore made a total of eight lithographs for Prométhée, along... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139173
(MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First and limited edition of Moore's first lithographic portfolio, this copy marked "H.C." (hors de commerce) and initialled by the publisher P. A. Nicaise, perhaps one of the copies réservées à des collaborateurs (reserved for collaborators); the edition was limited to 183 copies on vélin de chiffon à la forme des Papeteries du Marais.
"During... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135517
MORRIS, William. The Collected Works.
London : 1910The best collected edition of the works of William Morris, including introductions by the author's daughter, May Morris. One of a limited edition of 1050 numbered sets and very attractively bound. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 68521
HOGARTH, William. The Life and Works.
Philadelphia : 1900The Commemorative edition, number ten of ten copies printed and specially bound by the publishers, this set produced for Alice S. Timayenis with her name printed on the limitation page in each volume and signed by Barrie on a tipped-in leaf at the front of volume I; with the plates in three states, printed on "India paper, Japanese vellum, and papier... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 118680
BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First edition, one of 150 large paper copies in the deluxe binding; there were also 500 copies in cloth. Yeats had "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136158
BLAKE, William - CHRISTIE'S. The Famous Collection of Works by William Blake, the property of the late Graham Robertson, on Friday, July 22, 1949.
London : 1949Two copies, one in wrappers and one in boards, of the sales catalogue for perhaps the greatest sale of William Blake material since the Linnell sale of 1918. These copies come from the library (the wrappers copy signed by him on the front wrapper, the boards copy unmarked but from the same provenance) of Patrick Macleod, who was Secretary of the William... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 105686
FLINT, William Russell - GARDNER, Keith S. Sir William Russell Flint RA PWRS 1880-1969: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Unsigned Limited Edition Works of Sir William Russell Flint together with a Review of Fine Books and Other Collectable Ephemera.
Bristol : 1994First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page "To John Youé, with many thanks, Keith S Gardner". This copy unnumbered and in a variant binding. Limited to an edition of 1525 copies of which numbers 1-250 are bound in full blue leather, 251-500 half bound in blue leather with blue buckram boards, 501-1500 bound in dark... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139732
HIRST, Damien. The Acquired Inability to Escape, Divided, The Inquired Inability to Escape, Inverted and Divided and Other Works.
Cologne : 1994First edition, first impression. Published on the occasion of Hirst's exhibition at the Jablonka Galerie, November 12, 1993 to January 15, 1994. Stallabass is a lecturer in modern and contemporary art, writer, curator and photographer. His book High Art Lite has become the authoritative account of the YBAs of the 1990s.
Stock Code: 99044
REID, Jamie. Republic Box Set. Being documentary materials relating to Jamie Reid's God Save the Queen artworks. All sourced from original artefacts held in the Jamie Reid archive.
[Hove] : 2015Signed limited edition. Number 83 of 113 boxed sets signed and numbered by the artist. With a pair of black latex handling gloves as issued. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139932
MOORE, Henry (illus.); CRAMER, Gérald; Alistair Grant; David Mitchinson. Henry Moore. Catalogue of Graphic Work. [Together with signed lithograph].
Geneva : 1973Signed limited edition, number 110 of 200 copies signed by Henry Moore. Loosely inserted as issued is a signed lithograph of "Seated Mother and Child" (1973), which is printed on Barcham Green, numbered 35/100 and housed in its original card chemise. This deluxe edition of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work in the print medium from 1931 to... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 100475
BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
Clairvaux : 1960First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 136923
FINLAY, Winifred. The Castle and the Cave. [With the original artwork for the dust jacket by John S. Goodhall].
London : 1960First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page and with John S. Goodhall's original ink and watercolour artwork for the dust jacket, which bears the publisher's stamp on the back. The Castle and the Cave is the story of a seventeen year old English girl sent to the Dordogne region of France to work as an au pair. Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 101678
SCHIELE, Egon - KALLIR, Jane. Egon Schiele: The Complete Works. Including a Biography and a Catalogue Raisonné.
New York : 1990First edition, first impression. Published simultaneously in London, New York, Milan, Amsterdam and Madrid. Comprising paintings, drawings and watercolours, sketchbooks, graphics and sculptures. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 144141
HIRST, Damien, & Gordon Burn. On the Way to Work.
London : 2001First edition, first impression. Signed by Hirst on the half-title. Modelled on David Sylvester's interviews with Francis Bacon and Jan Wenner's with John Lennon, Gordon Burn's interviews with Hirst offer a candid view of the artist's thoughts on art, celebrity, money and death. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 129712
VERNEUIL, Adélaïde & Maurice Pillard. The original artwork for Kaléidoscope: ornements abstraits...
Paris : [1923-6]The original, highly finished artwork for the complete suite of pochoirs for the Verneuils' Kaléidoscope, "a masterwork of Art Deco design" (V & A website "The Kaleidoscopic Wonder of Art Deco Prints"). A visually spectacular document of what is widely recognised as one of the most brilliant of the art deco pattern books - a genre which Ray considered... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 132529
HENDLEY, Thomas Holbein. Handbook to the Jeypore Museum.
Calcutta : 1895First and only edition. Guidebook to the Jeypore Museum (now the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur) written by the museum's curator Colonel Hendley of the Bengal Medical service eight years after the building had been inaugurated and illustrated with detailed and attractive photo-chromo-lithographed plates by William Griggs, the pioneer of the process.
Rudyard... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129923
ROTH, Dieter. Graphic Works.
London : 2003Limited edition, with a numbered print by Roth entitled A Bunch of Flowers (1998) laid in pocket on rear pastedown, number 25 of 100 copies thus. This volume is the second in a three-volume series. It is preceded by Unique Pieces and followed by Books + Multiples. With an introduction by Dirk Dobke, curator of the Dieter Roth Foundation's print collection.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116398
FREUD, Lucian. Recent Work.
London : 1968First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "Dear Binky, You missed it and I missed you. Are you angry about the vanishing act? 'I went see sic a man about a dog'... A Borzoi in fact that looked like you. Lots of Love, Lucian" to title page, with the address "227 Gloucester Terrace W.2 (Until Friday)" penned above.
The recipient,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138200
FLAVIN, Dan. The Complete Lights 1961 - 1996.
New York & New Haven : 2004First edition, first printing, of this "groundbreaking volume featuring a complete catalogue of more than 750 of the artist's light works; the first publication to present all of Flavin's lights together and the only book to document the artist's entire career" (front flap). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143101
SHAW, Henry. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages.
London : 1843First edition in book form following issue in parts in 1840, this a large paper copy, with the plates and initials enhanced by gilt, originally issued at 18, compared to 7 7s for the regular paper copies, which did not have the gilt embellishment.
An exceptional, highly regarded book: McLean states that "it has considerable claim to be called... Learn More£3,850.00
Stock Code: 129144
TURK, Gavin. Collected Works 1994—1998.
London : 1998First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Turk. 1,500 copies were published to accompany the exhibition Gavin Turk: The Stuff Show, South London Gallery, 9 September - 18 October 1998. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 73937
PATCHEN, Kenneth. Panels for the Walls of Heaven.
Berkeley, CA : 1946Signed limited edition, number 115 of 150 copies signed by the author and with his original painting on the front cover. As stated by Patchen on the rear pastedown "no two covers are alike" and the painting by the experimental poet and painter on this copy is exceptionally lavish and a true work of art. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 91736
SHAKESPEARE, William - WIVELL, Abraham. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
London : 1827First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84953
JOHNSON, Ray. The Paper Snake.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing, casebound issue. A particularly fine example of this seminal artist's book, which interweaves text with collages and mail art. Ray Johnson (1927-1995) was a Neo-Dada artist loosely associated with the Fluxus movement. He was once described as "New York's most famous unknown artist" and the network of mail art he instigated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 112862
BLAKE, William. The Song of Los.
Clairvaux : 1975First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from the estate of Trianon publisher... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 115053
ELWIN, Verrier. The Art of the North-East Frontier of India.
Shillong : 1959First edition, first printing, signed in red at the head of the half-title by the visionary American inventor, designer, and environmentalist Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), and with his neat library subject label (reading "anthropology") taped to foot of spine. Copies in the jacket are certainly uncommon. An attractively provenanced copy, the combined... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137524
BURNE-JONES, Edward. The Flower Book.
London : 1905First edition, number 76 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." (Fine Art Society) on the limitation page.
Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers themselves, but were... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 146476
KEY, Malcolm, & Tracey Emin. The Criminal Harry Brabazon on the Subject of Great Men.
Poplar, London : 1987First edition, number 20 of 20 copies only. This scarce survival shows some of Emin's earlier work, from the time she was studying at the Royal College of Art, accompanied by text by Malcolm Key. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 133732
CANE, Michael. For Queen and Country: the Career of Harry Payne Military Artist 1858-1927.
Kingston, Surrey : 1977First edition, number 128 of 400 copies only. This detailed biography also serves as a comprehensive reference work for collectors of Payne's prolific and diverse output. Harry Payne (18581927) produced many series of oilette postcards for Raphael Tuck & Sons, once the world's largest postcard publisher, as well as their rivals Gale and Polden. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141229
SCHETKY, John Christian. Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.
London : 1867First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Library Hub cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); WorldCat adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116744
YARDE, Richard. The Savoy Ballroom.
Boston : 1986First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, of this beautifully produced tribute to the famed Harlem ballroom; this copy unusual in being accompanied by an original watercolour signed "Yarde 83", showing one of the most renowned Savoy dancers of the 40s, the celebrated lindy hopper Willa Mae Ricker.
Richard Yarde (1939-2011) studied art at... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 132377
YARDE, Richard. The Savoy Ballroom.
Boston : 1986First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, of this beautifully produced tribute to the famed Harlem ballroom, reproducing Yarde's vibrant original watercolours, drawing on many of the renowned photographic images of dancers - largely the work of Life photographers Gjon Mili and Cornell Capa - at what was known to the cognoscenti as "The Track".... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132940
LOWRY, L. S. Get Well card with an original drawing by Lowry, together with Three Portraits of the Lowrys.A "get well" card, featuring an original drawing by Lowry for his friend the sculptor Leopold "Leo" Solomon (19191976), also jokingly signed by their mutual friend and fellow artist Martin Levy as "L. S. Levy"; it is acccompanied by the Lowry Commemorative Portfolio, containing three offset lithographs, each signed by Lowry, and the bronze medallion... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 111652
CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. The Chromolithograph. A journal of Art, Decoration and the Accomplishments.
London : 1867-9First edition. Uncommon, Library Hub locates sets at Oxford, Cambridge, the Universities of London and Nottingham, and the V & A; WorldCat adds the Getty, the Huntington, Yale and McGill. No complete set at auction in the last 40 years, this run, in common with that V & A, lacks the last issue for 27 March 1869. A short-lived periodical, in an already... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 67422
CAHUN, Claude. Two autograph postcards signed to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, the second also signed by Marcel Moore.
Paris & Jersey : 1932 & 1938Two exceptionally rare autograph postcards signed from the French photographer and mixed-media artist Claude Cahun to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, one written from Paris, the other from Jersey in exile; in the first thanking him for a gift of flowers, and in the second reporting on her reclusive life in Jersey with her collaborator, lover, and step-sister... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 131539
CHAGALL, Marc - CAIN, Julien. The Lithographs.
Monte Carlo; Boston; New York : 1960-86First editions in English, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. The series was also published in French the same years. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 128730
LEWIS, Wyndham. The Caliph's Design.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, 1,000 copies were printed. With the rare publisher's flyer for Lewis's debut novel Tarr, "some were laid into copies of The Caliph's Design" (Morrow & Lafourcade). "In The Caliph's Design: Architects! Where is Your Vortex?, Lewis offers the most sustained and considered of his early critiques of the art scene of the... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 106471
PEACHEY, Emma. The Little Flower Maker.
London : 1869First edition. A rare, beautifully produced work designed by 'Mrs Peachey, a first rate artist in her department... favourably known to the public, by a former work on Modelling Wax Flowers to enable her youthful friends, who have often admired specimens of her skill, to become adepts in the charming art of paper flower making'. The techniques of paper... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136827
BELL, Henry. Historical Essay on the Original of Painting.
London : 1728First edition of a scarce work on the history of painting. According to a manuscript note to page 34, presumably by Mr Forster, much of the work apparently derives from Dryden's Ancient Masters of Paintinge, Mr Forster supplying page references to Dryden's work to several pages here, with extensive cross-referencing to the Chronological Account of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122232
PRINCE, Richard. Why I Go to the Movies Alone.
New YorK : 1983First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Prince, "To Glenn, From Richard, all the best". Why I Go to the Movies Alone was Prince's first work of published fiction. Prince is best known for his deadpan appropriations of mass media imageryoften using the technique of "rephotography," or taking photographs of others' photographs. Yet the artist also... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 145652
WINSOR, W. & H. C. Newton. Instructions for the Practice of Fresco Painting;
London : 1843First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "To C. Stanfield Esq. R. A., respectfully presented by his obedient humble servants, W. Winsor & H. Newton."
The recipient was Clarkson Stanfield, elected as a Royal Academician in February 1835, who "between 1820 and his last submission in 1867 showed 135... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118578
STEICHEN, Edward - SANDBURG, Carl. Steichen the Photographer.
New York : 1929First and limited edition, one of 925 numbered copies signed by Steichen and Sandburg. An important monograph, the first devoted to Steichen's work, and included in Roth's The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century: "Sandburg's folksy modesty is a bit at odds with the solemnity and sumptuousness of the book itself, which... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 103873
CHAGALL, Marc. The Jerusalem Windows.
New York : 1962First edition in English, with two original lithographs prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful chromolithographic reproductions of the artist's work. It was issued the same year as the first edition in French, entitled Vitraux pour Jerusalem, and features various stages of Chagall's 12 stained glass window designs for the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142362
PENN, Irving. The Astronomers plan a Voyage to Earth.
Rhode Island : 1999First edition, first printed, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "For Emese and Jim, I.", with two drawn hearts, and signed below "Irving Penn". This work pairs a collection of Penn's pencil sketches, drawn between 1939 and 1942, with a fable written by Penn in 1997. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 131355
LACHAPELLE, David. Lost + Found Part I; [together with:] Good News Part II.
Cologne : 2017First editions, first impressions. Signed by Lachapelle opposite the title page of Lost + Found and inscribed and signed opposite the copyright page of Good News with the phrase "Be Brave". A superb large-format Taschen publication, these works showcase the vibrant colour-saturated photography of LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123626
BLAKE, William. Jerusalem. The Emanation of The Giant Albion.
Clairvaux : 1974First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 558 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page being watermarked with Blake's monogram. This copy derives from the Trianon Press... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 115056
BLAKE, William - GRAY, Thomas. William Blake's Water-Colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray.
London : 1972First edition thus, first impression, number 93 of 352 copies, from an edition limited to 518, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made specially to match that used by Blake. This copy is signed by Blake's bibliographer Geoffrey Keynes on the colophon. Keynes was the chairman of the William Blake Trust, and contributes the introduction to the books.
In... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145354
BLAKE, William. The Gates of Paradise.
Clairvaux : 1968First facsimile edition, number 40 of 50 special copies with an additional volume (containing an original negative - here showing The Earth engraving - a copperplate, and collotypes without plate-mark) and the first three bound in full morocco, from a total edition of 726 copies. The engravings for Blake's visionary allegory of human life and death... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 115013
BLAKE, William - GRAY, Thomas. William Blake's Water-Colour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray.
London : 1972First edition thus, first impression, number 90 of 352 copies, from an edition limited to 518, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made specially to match that used by Blake.
In this extravagant tour de force Blake used Gray's poems, the printed text mounted on a large sheet, as the jumping off point for characteristically epic and imaginative... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145352
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.); JONSON, Ben. Volpone: or the Fox.
London : 1898First Beardsley edition, deluxe issue copy, being number 29 of 100 copies printed on japon and specially bound in full vellum, with a further 1,000 copies on art paper also issued and bound in blue cloth. In November 1897 Beardsley was commissioned to produce the artwork for a deluxe edition of Volpone, with 24 illustrations including a frontispiece,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137872
HOCKNEY, David. That's the Way I See It.
London : 1993First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Hockney in gold ink over the double title page. "For Michael, "'Love'" David H". The recipient Michael Hogarth worked with Jerry Solomon Enterprises, a picture framing business in Los Angeles. It was here in 1965 that Jerry Solomon first began framing for David Hockney and to this day, the company handles... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143750
RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice.
London : 1905A handsomely bound copy. One of the key texts of the aesthetic movements, The Stones of Venice was first published from 1851 to 1853 and was "a revolutionary success" (PMM). Its importance lies "in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136701
STEADMAN, Ralph. The Joke's Over.
London & Orlando : 2006First UK and US editions, first printings, both signed on the half title by Steadman and each with a signed drawing by Kurt Vonnegut (on the dedication leaf in the UK edition, on the front free endpaper for the US edition). The Joke's Over was first published in the UK.
Stock Code: 144829
(BACON, Francis.) HARRISON, Martin (ed.) Catalogue Raisonné.
[London] : 2016First edition, first impression, of this magnificent publication of Bacon's entire oeuvre, including many works which were never published or publicly exhibited. The only previous catalogue raisonné of Bacon's works (published in 1964) was incomplete, featuring only a third of Bacon's work and just 27 colour reproductions. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116274
HIRST, Damien. Beautiful Inside My Head Forever.
London : 2008First and only edition, signed and dated "Damien Hirst '08" on the title page of the first volume, also signed in both supplements which cover lot 213, The Kingdom, and lot 237, The Golden Calf. Published for the two-day sale in three parts of new work by Hirst held at Sotheby's, London on 15 and 16 September 2008. Hirst bypassed traditional galleries... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 134003
KOKOSCHKA, Oskar - HOFFMAN, Edith. Kokoschka. Life and Work.
London : 1947First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the artist to his sister, "For my beloved sister Biboschl at Xmas 1947 with thousand kisses from her brother Oskar, London, 16.xii.47", on the front free endpaper. Berta Kokoschka (b.1889) is mentioned briefly in this biography at p. 26: "their Oskar and brother Bohuslav sister married... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125586