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“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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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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"MA FACE PERDUE TA FACE ÉPERDUE / ENSEMBLE FONDU INTIMES CONFONDUES…"

PICASSO, Pablo and CESAIRE, Aime. Corps Perdu. Paris, 1950.

Striking first edition of this powerful celebration of black pride, number 42 of only 177 copies (out of a total edition of 219 copies) on Velin de Montval and signed by poet Aime Cesaire and artist Pablo Picasso, featuring poetry by Cesaire and 32 beautiful illustrations by Picasso (one etching, one etching and rupoint, 10 aquatints, and 20 engravings with burin). $24,000.

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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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SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK: AN ORIGINAL LARGE DRAWING OF MAX AND A WILD THING

SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing signed. No place, no date.

Original large pencil drawing of Max, dressed in his monster suit, playing with the wild thing “Moishe” from Where the Wild Things Are, signed by Sendak. $18,500.

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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. $18,500.

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“AN EXTRAORDINARY RICHNESS OF COLOR”

PYNE, William Henry. The History of the Royal Residences. London, 1819. Three volumes.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the design and history of eight royal residences, with 100 hand-colored aquatint plates after the works of Charles Wild, James Stephanoff and others, beautifully bound. $16,500.

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LITHOGRAPHS OF CHAGALL, WITH 28 ORIGINAL PRINTS

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

First editions in English of the six-volume catalogue raisonné of Chagall’s lithographs, richly illustrated with 28 original lithographs (including the dust jackets). $11,500.

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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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