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“TIME SPENT WITH CATS IS NEVER WASTED”

NAM, Jacques Lehmann and COLETTE, (Sidonie-Gabrielle). Chats. Paris, circa 1935-38.

Limited first edition of this portfolio of five wonderful large color lithographic portraits of cats, each signed and numbered by Jacques Nam, accompanied by amusing commentaries by Colette, this copy one of only 25 issued on Imperial Japon paper with multiple original watercolors of cats in the margins of each leaf of text, initialed by Nam, as well as a lovely original charcoal and watercolor drawing on the half title inscribed and signed by Nam, "A Lucien Jonas, en témoignage de ma ___ amitie, Jacques Nam" [For Lucien Jonas, a token of my friendship]. This copy additionally with a splendid large (17-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches) original gouache watercolor painting inscribed and signed by the artist laid in, not called for on the limitation leaf. $28,000.

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“THE HARVEST OF A GAZE TRAINED ON WONDER”

(CHAGALL, Marc) CAIN, Julien and SORLIER, Charles. The Lithographs of Marc Chagall. Monte Carlo, New York, Boston, 1960-86. Six volumes.

Mixed first French, German and English editions of all six volumes in the catalogue raisonné of Chagall’s lithographs, richly illustrated with 28 original lithographs (including the dust jackets). Volume I inscribed, “To Shirlyy [sic] and Jack Mandel, Marc Chagall, N.Y. 1963.” $17,000.

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LASARD'S MONTMARTRE, WITH 12 LOVELY LARGE FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS OF PARISIAN SOCIETY IN THE 1920S, EACH SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

LASARD, Lou-Lou Albert. Montmartre. Potsdam, 1925.

Rare first edition of this lovely portfolio of large original lithographs of Montmartre society in the 1920s, each one matted and signed in pencil by the artist, Lou-Lou Albert Lasard. $12,500.

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"NOT ONLY A NOTABLE ILLUSTRATED BOOK, BUT A GREAT BOOK TOUT COURT"

JONES, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. London, 1856.

First edition of this design classic, with "illuminated" half title and 100 beautiful chromolithographic folio plates on heavy card stock of Jones' catalogue of ornamental designs from throughout history and around the world. A splendid large folio volume. $7800.

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SIGNED BY MATISSE

JOYCE, James and MATISSE, Henri. Ulysses. New York, 1935.

First illustrated edition of Joyce's landmark Ulysses, number 765 of 1500 copies signed by Matisse, with 26 illustrations by him, one of the 20th-century's most desirable illustrated books, combining the work of two great modern artists. $7800.

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WITH TWO BEAUTIFUL LARGE FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS PRINTED IN COLOR, EACH BOLDLY SIGNED BY DALI

DALI, Salvador. Triomphe de l'Amour. San Francisco, 1978.

Signed limited edition, number 76 of only 150 copies on Arches handmade paper for the international market, with two very large and beautiful lithographs from original paintings by Dalí, finely printed in color and each boldly signed in pencil by Dalí. $7500.

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ONE OF ONLY 150 COPIES WITH WONDERFUL ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPH BY FELLINI, SIGNED BY HIM

FELLINI, Federico. I Clowns. Bologna, 1970.

Limited first edition of this richly illustrated companion to Fellini's film I Clowns, number 120 of only 150 copies issued with an original color lithograph of a clown by Fellini, numbered and signed by him. $6800.

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"I'M OVERWHELMED WHEN I SEE, IN AN IMMENSE SKY, THECRESCENT OF THE MOON, OR THE SUN"

MIRÓ, Joan. Je Travaille comme un Jardinier. Paris, 1963.

Signed limited first edition, number 96 out of only 145 copies, boldly signed by Miró on the limitation page, with a total of nine original lithographs, including one on the publisher's clamshell box. $6500.

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MATISSE’S FINAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK, SIGNED BY HIM

MATISSE, Henri. Poemes de Charles D'Orleans. Paris, 1950.

Signed limited edition of the last illustrated book by Matisse, a selection of medieval ballads chosen by the artist, number 763 of only 1230 copies signed by Matisse in pencil on the limitation page, with 100 color lithographed pages completely designed, lettered, decorated, and illustrated by Matisse, including the frontispiece portrait of Charles d'Orléans signed and dated "Henri Matisse 3/43" on the stone. $6200.

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“VOICI LE TEMPS DES ASSASSINS”

(LÉGER, Fernand) (MILLER, Henry) RIMBAUD, Arthur. Illuminations. Lausanne, 1949.

Lovely signed limited illustrated edition of one of Rimbaud's most important poetical works, with 15 splendid original full-page lithographs by Fernand Léger—12 vividly hand-colored using the pochoir technique—one of only 275 copies on handmade paper (from a total edition of 395), signed on the limitation page by Léger and publisher Louis Grosclaude. With Preface by Henry Miller. Handsomely bound in full morocco with original paper wrappers bound in. $5900.

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WITH LOVELY FOLIO CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF ARABIC ORNAMENTATION

PRISSE D'AVENNES, Emile. Decoration Arabe. Paris, 1885.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated survey of Arabic decoration, with 98 plates (numbered 1-110, 12 being double-page), 87 of which are chromolithographs printed in vivid color, attractively bound. $4500.

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INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WARHOL, WITH HIS ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A CAMPBELL’S SOUP CAN

WARHOL, Andy. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. New York and London, 1975.

First edition, first printing, inscribed on the half title: "To Paul, thanks a lot," and signed by Andy Warhol, with an original full-page sketch of a soup can inscribed "Campell's Soup" by him. Additionally initialed "AW" by Warhol with a heavier felt marker. $4500.

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“DESTINED TO REVOLUTIONIZE ARCHITECTURAL THOUGHT”

WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Buildings, Plans, and Designs. New York, 1963.

First edition in English of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first major publication, number 452C of 2600 copies—a grand portfolio of one hundred large folio plates of Wright’s earliest designs, including the Frederick C. Robie house (1909), “the finest of the Prairie houses.” $4500.

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LUSHLY ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION OF KOCHNO’S LE BALLET, WITH AN ORIGINAL FOUR-COLOR LITHOGRAPH BY PICASSO

(PICASSO, Pablo) KOCHNO, Boris and LUZ, Maria. Le Ballet. France, 1954.

First edition of this history of ballet, with an original four-color lithographic frontispiece signed in the plate by Pablo Picasso and hundreds of additional illustrations, including over a dozen tipped-in color plates by modern artists, in original publisher's cloth featuring a design by Henri Matisse. $4000.

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MY LIFE, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY CHAGALL IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION WITH ORIGINAL SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCH

CHAGALL, Marc. My Life. New York, 1960.

First edition in English of Chagall's autobiography, boldly inscribed on the half-title in the year of publication to the Director of Public Affairs at Brandeis where Chagall was Artist-in-Residence: "Pour Beryl Reubens en bon souvenir Marc Chagall 1960. Brandeis," with an original sketch (a curved line) by Chagall, and a typed signed letter by the recipient, Reubens, describing the circumstances of the inscription and why Chagall drew the line in lieu of a more complicated sketch. $4000.

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"WE WILL BE GLAD AND REJOICE IN THEE, WE WILL REMEMBER THY LOVE MORE THAN WINE"

WUNDERLICH, Paul. Song of Songs Which Is Solomon's. Baltimore, 1970.

Signed limited first edition, number 225 of 480 copies signed by Wunderlich with 10 striking lithographs including a frontispiece signed by Wunderlich. $2200.

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