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GOYA’S MASTERPIECE TAUROMAQUIA:
EXTRAORDINARY RARE 1855 SECOND EDITION, FINELY PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATES, WITH ORIGINAL PAPER WRAPPERS BOUND IN

GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco José de. Coleccion de las diferentes suertes y actitudes [Tauromaquia]. Madrid, 1855.

Rare second edition of Goya’s magisterial survey of the “fiesta nacional”—33 dramatic etched and aquatinted plates of bullfighting scenes in early impressions from the original plates etched by Goya. This copy bound with the seven additional plates published for the first time in the 1876 third edition. $140,000.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY 1819 WILLIAM BLAKE PENCIL DRAWING FROM HIS FAMOUS "VISIONARY HEADS" SERIES

BLAKE, William. Pencil drawing of Wat Tyler. London, October 30, 1819.

An extraordinary original pencil drawing by William Blake from his famous "Visionary Heads" series, depicting Wat Tyler, leader of the 1381 Peasants' Revolt. The drawing is inscribed by John Varley, Blake's close friend and companion, identifying the subject and date of composition, October 30, 1819, at 1 a.m. This is one of the earliest of Blake's dated "Visionary Heads" drawings. $42,500.

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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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STRIKING ORIGINAL PAINTING, “WAR ORPHANS” BY ARTHUR SZYK

SZYK, Arthur. War Orphans. London, 1940.

Extraordinary signed original watercolor and gouache painting of two young Jewish refugees, huddled together, by anti-Nazi caricaturist Arthur Szyk, whose wartime portrayals of brutality, heroism and suffering strongly influenced American attitudes toward the war effort. $25,000.00$17,500.00

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“THE MOST POWERFUL AND ELOQUENT ARCHITECT OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

LE CORBUSIER; JEANNERET, Pierre. L'Architecture Vivante. Paris, 1927-36. Seven volumes.

First editions of seven issues of the important architectural digest L'Architecture Vivante, the complete seven issues surveying the early works of Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, copiously illustrated with 201 photographic plates, maps, diagrams, and plans (eight printed in color), as well as numerous in-text illustrations. $22,000.

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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.” $20,000.

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BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING BY AMERICAN NEWBOLD HOUGH TROTTER, 1881: “THE BATTLE OF THE BULLS”

TROTTER, Newbold Hough. Battle of the Bulls. Philadelphia, 1881.

Lovely original oil painting by renowned 19th-century American artist Newbold Hough Trotter depicting bull buffalo locking horns. In splendid original gilt frame. $20,000.

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“…EN BON SOUVENIR, CHAGALL”: MARC CHAGALL DE DRAEGER, INSCRIBED AND GRACED WITH LARGE ORIGINAL CRAYON AND INK ART BY MARC CHAGALL

CHAGALL, Marc. Marc Chagall. Paris, 1979.

First edition of this retrospective of the celebrated artist's work, illustrated with more than 200 reproductions (many in color), inscribed by him on the verso of the half title, "Pour Ingrid et Alfred, en bon souvenir, Chagall," and with his large, original crayon, pen and brush and India ink drawing of himself resting under a tree across the entire title page, dated by Chagall in the year of the book's publication, "1979." An extraordinary volume, inscribed and with original artwork by one of the 20th century's most acclaimed artists. $19,800.

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ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB, INSCRIBED BY HOWARD CARTER

CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.

First edition of Carter’s account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, inscribed in Volume I: “Howard Carter, in remembrance of many happy days, March 1924." $19,500.

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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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