Art, Press & Illustrated Books: Blake, Cocteau & Rackham—Fall 2019

 

Fine Books & Manuscripts

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William Morris, News from Nowhere: or, an Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance, Kelmscott Press, 1892.
William Morris, News from Nowhere: or, an Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance, Kelmscott Press, 1892. $2,000 to $3,000.
 

The heart of this Art, Press & Illustrated Books section includes an array of rare livres d’artiste, private press and finely printed books, important works of typography and design, rare artists’ magazines and journals. A broad selection of art books, picture books and illustrated classics include works by Arthur Rackham, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso. From William Blake’s early nineteenth century masterpiece, The Book of Job, to late twentieth century collaborations such as the Arion Press edition of John Ashbery’s Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, there are diverse examples spanning the centuries that celebrate the book as art.

A selection of works from the Sackner Archive headlines this section, with works by Tom Phillips, Timothy Ely, Jasper Johns, Emmett Williams, Lucas Samaras, Christopher Wool and Arne Wolf.

 

Fall 2019 Fine Books & Manuscripts Catalogue

 
   

The Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry

 
Timothy Ely, Consider Your Phantom Replies, hand-illustrated throughout, New York, 1982.
Lot 418: Timothy Ely, Consider Your Phantom Replies, hand-illustrated throughout, New York, 1982. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
Two plates from Tom Phillips, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Lot 420: Tom Phillips, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Inferno, three volumes, one of ten sets from the editions de tête, London, 1983. $15,000 to $25,000.
 

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Artist’s Books & Objects

   
John Ashbery, record of the author reading Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, with eight signed prints by various artists, Arion Press, 1984.
Lot 447: John Ashbery, record of the author reading Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, with eight signed prints by various artists, Arion Press, 1984. $3,000 to $4,000.
 
Jean Cocteau, Picasso de 1916 à 1961, illustrated with 24 lithographs by Picasso, signed by both, Monaco, 1962.
Lot 566: Jean Cocteau, Picasso de 1916 à 1961, illustrated with 24 lithographs by Picasso, 80th birthday tribute to Picasso signed by both, Monaco, 1962. $6,000 to $9,000.
 
   

Art Deco

   
Croquis Parisienes: Dress Edition for the Spring / Summer Season, one bound volume by the Atelier Bachwitz with 180 lithographic fashion plates with hand-coloring, Paris 1930.
Lot 542: Croquis Parisienes: Dress Edition for the Spring / Summer Season, one bound volume by the Atelier Bachwitz with 180 lithographic fashion plates with hand-coloring, Paris, 1930. $3,500 to $5,000.
 
Léon Sneyers, group of 15 publicity postcards from l'Interieur, gouache and watercolor over printed background, circa 1910.
Lot 539: Léon Sneyers, group of 15 publicity postcards from l’Interieur, gouache and watercolor over printed background, circa 1910. $3,500 to $5,000.
 
   

Picture Books

 
Arthur Rackham, Mother Goose: The Old Nursery Rhymes, first English deluxe limited edition, London, 1913.
Lot 504: Arthur Rackham, Mother Goose: The Old Nursery Rhymes, first English deluxe limited edition, London, 1913. $1,200 to $1,800.
 
Saveli Abramovich Sorine, Portraits, 35 lithographs, 1929.
Lot 576: Saveli Abramovich Sorine, Portraits, 35 lithographs, 1929. $2,000 to $3,000.
 
Edgard Tjitgat, Le Lendemain de la Saint-Nicolas, signed, Brussels, 1913.
Lot 517: Edgard Tjitgat, Le Lendemain de la Saint-Nicolas, signed, Brussels, 1913. $2,000 to $3,000.
 
   

Nineteenth Century

 
William Blake, Illustrations of the Book of Job, complete set of 22 engravings, London, 1826.
Lot 453: William Blake, Illustrations of the Book of Job, complete set of 22 engravings, London, 1826. $40,000 to $60,000.
 
Oscar Wilde, The Sphinx, illustrated by Charlie Ricketts, first edition, London, 1894.
Lot 519: Oscar Wilde, The Sphinx, illustrated by Charles Ricketts, first edition, London, 1894. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
Octave Uzanne, Dictionnaire Bibliophilosophique, first edition, author's own copy, containing the autograph manuscript of the introduction, signed, Paris, 1896.
Lot 518: Octave Uzanne, Dictionnaire Bibliophilosophique, first edition, author’s own copy, containing the autograph manuscript of the introduction, signed, Paris, 1896. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
 

Fine Books & Manuscripts: Fall 2019

Autographs

19th & 20th Century Literature

The Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry

 
 

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