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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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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.

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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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WITH 30 FOLIO LTIHOGRAPHIC PLATES OF EGYPTIAN COSTUMES: EMILE PRISSE D’AVENNES’ ORIENTAL ALBUM, 1848,

PRISSE D’AVENNES, Emile. Oriental Album. London, 1848.

First trade edition of this beautifully illustrated survey of Egyptian “modes of life,” with lithographic frontispiece portrait of botanist George Lloyd, to whom the work is dedicated, additional chromolithographic title page, and 30 large tinted lithographs finished by hand of contemporary Egyptian dress. $18,500.00$12,950.00

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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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INSCRIBED BY SALVADOR DALÍ

DALÍ, Salvador. Diners de Gala. New York, 1973.

First edition of this extravagant, lavishly illustrated cookbook created by Dalí in honor of his wife Gala, an exceptional copy boldly inscribed in black felt pen by Dalí across two pages preceding title page, with his sketch of a crown above his name, "Dalí, 1979." $16,500.

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SPLENDID ORIGINAL BURNE-JONES COLORED CHALK DRAWING

BURNE-JONES, Edward. Original study for The Sirens. No place, 1870. Splendid original chiaroscuro colored chalk drawing, a large preliminary compositional study for The Sirens. $16,500.

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RARE PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION COPY OF CARTIER-BRESSON’S IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE (DECISIVE MOMENT), INSCRIBED TO LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER BALENCIAGA

(BALENCIAGA, Cristobal) CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Images à la Sauvette. Paris, 1952. First edition in French of “one of the greatest of all photobooks” (Parr & Badger), a rare presentation/association copy that unites two giants of 20th-century photography and fashion, inscribed in French by Cartier-Bresson on the half title: “à Balanciaga [sic], bien cordialement avec toute notre admiration [signed] Eli Cartier-Bresson [signed] Henri Cartier-Bresson” (very cordially with all our admiration), featuring 126 photogravures (many double-page) that define the idea of ‘the decisive moment,’ with cover designs by Matisse, housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,500.00$8,750.00

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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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