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Lot 2: INSCRIBED BY VAN VECHTEN TO WIFE, WITH WATERCOLOR ALASTAIR [Hans Henning von Voight, pseud.] Fifty Drawings. Introduction by Carl Van Vechten. 50

ART, PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

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by Swann Auction Galleries

September 30, 2004

New York, NY, USA

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Description: INSCRIBED BY VAN VECHTEN TO WIFE, WITH WATERCOLOR ALASTAIR [Hans Henning von Voight, pseud.] Fifty Drawings. Introduction by Carl Van Vechten. 50 collotype reproductions of drawings by Alastair, several in color, with lettered tissue guards. 4to, publisher's cloth-backed decorated covers, edges a bit rubbed. New York, 1925

Notes: inscribed by van vechten to his wife, fania marinoff, in the month of publication, and with an original watercolor by alastair. The inscription reads: "For my bobbed-haired bride with all my love - These drawings of a vague vice. Carlo. November 19, 1925." With Marinoff's bookplate on front pastedown, designed by willy pogany. The watercolor of a woman in a Victorian dress, holding a veil, is colored in brown, black, pink, turquoise, and gold, measuring 280x220mm. Signed by Alastair on verso.

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