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Desastres de la Guerra

GOYA'S MASTERPIECE DESASTRES DE LA GUERRA: EXTRAORDINARY 1863 FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, COMPLETE WITH 80 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS

GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco José de. Desastres de la Guerra. Madrid, 1863. Total of 80 numbered and titled copperplate etchings done with drypoint, burin, aquatint and lavis, on wove paper with watermark J.G.O. and palmette.

First edition, second issue, of "the most brutally savage protest against cruelty and war which the visual imagination of man has conceived"—one of only 500 copies in the first printing. Fine, early impressions, with tonal variations in the lavis that disappear in later editions. $175,000.

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War Between the United States and Mexico

“THE VERY BEST AMERICAN BATTLE SCENES IN EXISTENCE”

KENDALL, George W. and NEBEL, Carl. War Between the United States and Mexico. New York and Philadelphia, 1851. First edition of one of the most important and impressive pictorial chronicles of the Mexican-American War, boasting 12 superb folio hand-finished full-color lithographic plates. $27,500.

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Aquarelle. Auf seiner Reise um die Erde

FIRST EDITION OF HILDEBRANDT'S AQUARELLE, 1871-74, WITH 34 STUNNING LARGE FOLIO COLOR AQUARELLE PLATES OF SCENES FROM HIS WORLD TOUR, INCLUDING ALEXANDRIA, CAIRO, BOMBAY, HONG KONG, JAPAN, MACAO, PEKING, MANILA, AND SAN FRANCISCO

HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. Aquarelle. Auf seiner Reise um die Erde. Berlin, 1871-74.

First edition of this collection of 34 stunning color aquarelle plates finished by hand of scenes from the world tour of artist Eduard Hildebrandt, official Painter to the Royal Court of Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, featuring scenes from Alexandria, Benares, Bombay, Cairo, Bangkok, Rangoon, Hong Kong, Macao, Peking, Singapore, Manila, Japan, and two famous views of San Francisco. In the publisher's magnificent deluxe portfolio box, with a large sepia portrait of Hildebrandt mounted under glass on the front board. $25,000.

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History of the River Thames (Principal Rivers of Great Britain)

BEAUTIFUL LARGE FOLIO, WITH 76 HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS OF SCENERY ALONG THE THAMES

(BOYDELL, John and Josiah). [COMBE, William]. An History of the River Thames (Principal Rivers of Great Britain). London, 1794-96. Two volumes.

First edition, first issue, of this wonderful visual record of the River Thames, with 76 lovely folio hand-colored aquatints by Stadler after Farrington of prospects along the banks—including three very large folding plates—and a large folding map by John Cooke of “The Course of the River Thames from Its Source to the Sea.” An excellent copy in contemporary calf. $23,000.

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L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures

“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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War Orphans

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. $18,500.

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Costumes et Moeurs du Mexique

"IMMEDIATELY BECAME THE BASIS FOR MANY OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF MEXICO"

(MEXICO) LINATI, (Claudio). Costumes et Moeurs du Mexique. London, 1830.

First English edition of this early lithographic plate book on Mexico, with 33 vibrantly hand-colored lithographs of Mexican costumes, customs, and historic personages, in nicely restored original cloth. $12,500.

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Peanuts Jubilee

"I THINK YOU AND SNOOPY WOULD DO WELL AS A TEAM IN AN OLYMPIC CHARIOT RACE"

SCHULZ, Charles M. Peanuts Jubilee. New York, 1975.

First edition, presentation copy of this celebration of Peanuts’ silver anniversary, wonderfully inscribed on the half title with a sketch of Snoopy, " For Charlton Heston with friendship and every best wish—Charles M. Schulz." With an additional typed letter signed by Schulz to Heston, remarking that "I think you and Snoopy would do well as a team in an olympic chariot race." $9800.

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Dessins

WITH A WONDERFUL ORIGINAL DRAWING BY COCTEAU

COCTEAU, Jean. Dessins. Paris, 1923 [i.e. 1924].

Signed limited first edition, number 44 of only 625 copies, this being one of only 50 copies “sur Hollande Van Gelder,” with a large laid-in original pen-and-ink drawing by Cocteau entitled “Hommage a Paul Morand,” depicting a wealthy woman reclining in a lounge chair, a copy of one of Morand’s books dangling from her hand. $9000.

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