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    A Look Inside the Catalogue




    This auction opened with a large section of architecture books, with premier material from the seventeenth through the twentieth century, and special selections by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. Works from the Natalie Williams Collection of fine press books by Bernhardt Wall will be crossing the block: among a number of presentation copies is the 85-volume magnum opus Following Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, with over 900 signed etchings, along with The Gettysburg Speech, 1924. Further titles include The Etcht Miniature Monthly Magazine, 1948; General Robert E. Lee, 1949; Following Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826, 1933; and a personal sketchbook from 1921.




    Left, Lot 196: Bernhardt Wall, Following Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, 85 volumes, with more than 900 signed etchings, Lime Rock, 1931-42.

    Sold for $8,750.



    Lot 123: Jacques Dupin, L'issue dérobée, with 10 color engravings by Joan Miró, Paris, 1974. Sold for $4,160.




    A collection of French livres d'artiste included works by Maurice Denis, Raoul Dufy and Henri Matisse. Additionally, the sale offered numerous art journals and magazines, most notably Feuillets d'Art, as well as portfolios from iconic names like Salvador Dalí. The contemporary selection will feature a May 1970 issue of Gay Power, the cover of which is illustrated by what is believed to be Robert Mapplethorpe's first published photograph, and a first edition of Grapefruit by Yoko Ono. Editions by fine private presses of the twentieth century, from Doves and Gemini to Granary and the Limited Editions Club, rounded out the sale. 

    Lot 273: Yoko Ono, Grapefruit, first edition, signed & inscribed, Tokyo & New York, 1964. Sold for $13,750.



    Lot 69: Maurice Denis, Amour, complete set of 13 color lithographs, Paris, 1899. Sold for $11,250. 



    Several nineteenth-century American manuscript folios were available, including Miss Ann Postley's Album, 1828, with six illustrations by Charles A. Baudouine, and Gathered Blossoms, 1853, a handmade book of poems and illustrations by Pennsylvanian Thomas Lloyd Bailey for his fiancé, Caroline A. Smith. A group of 13 hand-made illustrations on vellum for a German calendar titled Das Jahr une siene Kinder, 1880s, by Frau Allwine Schroedker, accompanied the finished published calendar.




    Left, Lot 30: Catalogue for the Red Cross Masters of Abstract Art exhibition, signed by Léger,

    Mondrian & others, New York, 1942. Sold for $8,125.

    Right, Lot 216: Jean Anthèlme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste,with color lithographs by Wayne Thiebaud,

    Arion Press, San Francisco, 1994. Sold for 6,250. 





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