Title: ART, PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS; 19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE
Date: May 12, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Sat., May 7, 10-4
Mon., May 9, 10-6
Tues., May 10, 10-6
Wed., May 11, 10-6
Contact Person: Christine von der Linn
The morning session featured livres d'artiste such as Picasso's Le Chant des Mort, Dalí's La Vida es Sueño; and Susan Weil's artistic tributes to James Joyce published by Vincent FitzGerald. Also offered were scarce art books on surrealism, cubism, design, decorative arts, and illustration. The afternoon session contained a private collection of good, early Science Fiction and Fantasy literature including Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land and other titles by these authors, as well as works by Clarke, Le Guin, Zelazny, and many others. Examples of general 19th- and 20th-century literature included firsts by Dickinson, Fleming, Joyce, and Zola. Beautiful sets and bindings and children's literature rounded out the sale.
George Barbier with Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, Album Dedie a Tamar Karsavina, 12 pochoir plates by Barbier, Paris, 1913.
Pablo Picasso and Pierre Reverdy, Le Chant des Morts, 125 lithographs printed in red, Paris, 1946-48.
John Carroll Daly, The Snarl of the Beast, New York, 1927.
Paul Lacroix, Ma Republique, 7 etched plates by Edmond Rudaux, each in 3 states, Paris, 1902.
Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle, New York, 1962.