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ALEXANDER CALDER

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“A LOVELY AND MOST CHARMING JOB”:EXTRAORDINARY SUITE OF 11 ORIGINAL CALDER ETCHED PROOFSFOR LA FONTAINE’S FABLES, USED TO CREATE THE LINE-CUTS FOR PRINTING

CALDER, Alexander. Collection of Original Etchings for La Fontaine's Selected Fables. New York, 1948. Fifteen items altogether.

An extremely important suite of 11 splendid original etchings by Calder for La Fontaine’s Fables—apparently the only surviving original etchings for this work. With the trade edition of the book, accompanied by the original prospectus, sample pages and letter of transmittal. $9500.

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SCARCE ISSUE OF DERRIÈRE LE MIROIR DEVOTED TO ALEXANDER CALDER, WITH SEVEN FULL-PAGE COLOR LITHOGRAPHS

(CALDER, Alexander). Derriere le Miroir: Oiseleur du Fer. Paris, 1966.

Original issue of Derrière le Miroir, with seven brilliant color lithographs by Calder (including the cover), Calder’s own essay “De l’Art’s Students League aux Totems,” and critical commentary by Prévert, Guppy and Schapiro. $450.

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