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Autograph Auction (Re-scheduled)

by International Autograph Auctions


570 lots | 569 with images

March 2, 2013

Live Auction

Radisson Edwardian Hotel

140 Bath Road

Heathrow, UB3 5AW United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)115 845 1010

Fax: +44 (0)115 845 1009

Email: info@autographauctions.co.uk

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Description: KNELLER GODFREY: (1646-1723) English Painter. D.S., G. Kneller, one page, 4to, n.p., 5th April 1715, being a record of Annuities received by Kneller. The partially printed document states that Kneller has received the sum of £50 for three months Annuity due at Lady Day, being part of £200 payable per annum by virtue of an Act of Parliament in 1707. Signed by Kneller in the right margin and bearing several countersignatures. Kneller's signature is a little faded, although perfectly legible. Light overall age wear and staining, neatly laid down and with some small areas of paper loss. FR

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Description: MORRIS WILLIAM: (1834-1896) English Textile Designer & Artist, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and Arts & Crafts Movement. A.L.S., William Morris, one page, 8vo, Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, 9th July n.y., to Mr. Burns. Morris informs his correspondent that he cannot venture out on Sunday evenings 'on account of the necessity of my nursing the Hammersmith Branch' although adds that he could do it on a week day. Some minor, light overall staining, otherwise VG

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Description: KNIGHT LAURA: (1877-1970) British Painter. A small 4to printed brochure entitled The Royal Academy Illustrated 1957, being a souvenir of the 189th Exhibition, published for the Royal Academy of Arts by William Clowes & Sons Limited, London, and featuring many black and white illustrations of paintings etc. Signed by Laura Knight to the first advertisement page in bold black fountain pen ink, 'Love from Laura, At the Royal Academy' and dated 3rd May 1957 in her hand. Knight has added an original ink drawing to the Winsor & Newton advert, incorporating a drawing of a clown with outstretched arms into their printed design. To the blank inside front cover Knight has also added another black pen and ink drawing of a man and woman seated in half length poses together, sharing a bottle of wine. The advertisement page also bears three other unidentified signatures. Accompanied by several loosely inserted newspaper articles. Some age wear to the spine and outer covers, G

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Description: JOHN AUGUSTUS: (1878-1961) Welsh Painter. A good collection of ten A.Ls.S., Augustus John (and two signed with his first name only, and one unsigned), twelve pages (total), 8vo, Fryern Court, Fordingbridge, Hants, February 1960 - August 1961 (a few with n.d.), all to [the art collector, Stephen] Teltch. John writes a series of letters about his work, in part, 'I had had a number of paintings photographed and four more are being done today. I will send you the lot as soon as possible....None of these things have been exhibited and as you will see, some of them are unfinished but maybe I can use a model and so complete them in some cases....I have started another of the same child who is rather elusive as she goes to school, but comes here sometimes during her holidays.' (4th February 1960), 'It is no good me trying to think in terms of money. I simply can't do it as my absurd estimate for the drawings shows. I have now got Dudley Tooth to undertake such matters for me, as he is known to you & has always been straight with me. I find it difficult to think of anything but The Triptych, which is well on the way to getting done. I hope you'll find time to come....& have another look at it....' (19th December 1960), 'Please do not show your God-child my hasty remarks about her drawings. I was in a hurry and found it impossible to flatten out the drawings as they had been so tightly rolled up. My wife was engaged in packing them up again when I caught sight of some I hadn't seen. But I was too late & I only caught a glimpse of one or two which I would have been glad to examine for they gave me "the impression" of being far more interesting than those I had seen. Perhaps after all I needn't have mentioned Rembrandt whom your Godchild may know as much about as I do! I would hate to have done her an injustice & now look forward to seeing more of her work but not rolled up.' (23rd February 1961), 'Since meeting you at Tooth's exhibition....I have been working on the left hand panel of those monstrosities which you have seen. A large fund left by some artist called Abbey....have decided to acquire the middle panel at a price which my wife assures me will ruin me in taxation. Having as you know, no talent for arithmetic I have left it to Tooth....to conduct my affairs.' (6th April 1961), 'How very good of you to send me that noble present of brandy!....I have been working on the Triptych which shows signs of completion....I have a good model here, though Sara is good - in parts. Like most school girls, she can't keep still for more than a minute.' (August 1961?), 'I keep working on the Triptych every day & sometimes it keeps me awake at night. It is impossible to know when to stop.' (June n.y.). Together with Dorelia John (1881-1969) Model for Augustus & Gwen John, latterly the former's common-law wife. A.L.S., Dorelia John, one page, 8vo, 19th August 1960, also to Teltch, apologising for not having thanked him previously for the brandy ('but there has been so much to do lately') and continuing to send the regards of herself and her husband. Also including Josette Jones (1894-1989) English Painter, pupil of Augustus John and Walter Sickert. A.L.S., Jo, three pages, 8vo, n.p., n.d. ('Friday'), to Emo (?), announcing 'I feel most distressed that John should have written to you like that....He says he so hopes his letter did not sound pompous and offend you...."This I should greatly regret as I find Mr. Teltch "maj simpatico".....Augustus obviously feels he wrote a tactless letter. How extraordinary about the drawings - what could he have meant?' A good series of letters with interesting content. Some very minor, light age wear to a few letters, otherwise VG, 12 As these letters illustrate, John continued to work right up until his death. He makes several references to his last work, a studio mural in three parts. The left hand panel showed a Falstaffian figure of a French peasant in a yellow waistcoat playing a hurdy gurdy while coming down a village street. It was the artist's final goodbye.

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Description: LOWRY L. S.: (1887-1976) English Artist. A signed 20.5 x 17 colour print of Lowry's painting entitled Landscape with Farm Buildings, published by Venture Prints, 1974, in a limited edition of 850. Signed by Lowry in bold pencil with his name alone to the lower white border, which also features the blind embossed stamps of the Fine Art Trade Guild. Professionally matted in green and cream with pale decorative borders and framed and glazed in a brown wooden frame to an overall size of 31.5 x 27. EX

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Description: BRADLEY HELEN: (1900-1979) English Artist, influenced by L. S. Lowry. Small series of four A.Ls.S., Helen Bradley, eight pages (total), 8vo, Wilmslow, Cheshire, 16th March & 18th June 1979 and n.d., each to Roger Thornton. Bradley writes on various subjects including her exhibitions, Salvation Army bands, the Crane Gallery in Manchester ('Andras Kalman was there then and, although I could never afford to buy his pictures, he was nevertheless very kind to me and let me spend some time looking - I learned a great deal.'), L. S. Lowry ('What a pity your uncle didn't ask Lowry for a little sketch. I know he's have given it to him.') and her own work ('I never draw. People wonder how I manage, but if I were to draw anything on any canvas or watercolour paper I should never be able to paint. It seems odd, but a painter doesn't draw!'). EX, 4

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Description: HAMILTON RICHARD: (1922-2011) British Pop Artist. Signed colour 22 x 33 poster from an early LP British Edition album by The Beatles. Signed by Hamilton with his name alone in bold black ink to the bottom of the poster. EX

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Description: HOCKNEY DAVID: (1937- ) British Artist. Signed colour 11 x 8.5 printed paper photograph, the image depicting Hockney lying in a head and shoulders pose with a small dog affectionately lying on his face. Signed by Hockney in black ink with his name alone to a clear area at the base of the image. EX

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Description: HOCKNEY DAVID: (1937-) British Artist. Signed colour 4 x 6 postcard, being a reproduction of Hockney's 'Study for Chair IV' 1984. Signed with his name alone in black ink to a lighter area of the image. Together with Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005) A.L.S, Patrick Caulfield, one page, 4to, London, 12th November 1999, to John Burton. Caulfied apologises for not replying to his correspondent sooner and states, in part 'What inspires me is daily life, particularly images of public places restaurants etc. I am impressed by a lot of artists but a short list of influences is;- JUAN GRIS, STUART DAVIS, LEGER, EDWARD HOPPER...' VG to EX, 2

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Description: JOHNSON PHILIP: (1906-2005) American Architect. A.L.S. Philip, one page, 4to, n.p, n.d ('Tuesday'), to Rosamond [Russell]. Johnson proclaims 'What a triumph! No one has received and accolade like last night and no one deserved it more. I am so proud of having my little to do with the production.' He continues to congratulate his correspondent on the placements and also refers to a 'good review' she has had in Vanity Fair, adding 'and the book is gorgeous. I can't say more... good colour, good paper...' VG

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Description: CALDER ALEXANDER: (1898-1976) American Sculptor, the originator of the mobile. A.L.S. Sandy, two pages, 4to, Sache, 1st December 1966, to John and Vera [Russell]. Calder states that the only thing he has received about a show at the ICA is his correpondent's wire and also refers to the cheques he has received, 'I accept them, & thank you. But that is quite enough, and anything further I shall return to you.' He further remarks 'I would be very pleased to be placed next to Seurat - and even Max Ernst. Let's get started!' Before concluding 'I guess you may have heard that I am doing a 20m stabile - 'Man' - for Montreal Expo 60 - it's been going on since July, and is getting to be quite cumbersome'. A small area of paper loss to the head of the page, not affecting any of the written letter, otherwise VG

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Description: OLDENBURG CLAES: (1929-) American Sculptor best known for his public art. T.L.S. Claes, three pages, 4to, New York, 24th February 1969, to John & Suzi [Russell]. Oldenburg informs his correspondent 'The replica of the Bedroom will be known as Bedroom Ensemble II, 1969...I got a letter and loan forms from the Arts Council, and have turned the forms over to Janis Gallery to return, with an itemized list of the Ensemble parts, insurance value etc. Would you tell (is it Gabriel?) White, who signed the letter & all who may be concerned that the Bedroom Ensemble II will be treated as a "work" - emphasise that it is not being constructed just for the Hayword Show and that it is not a theatrical piece or set or environment, and will not be dismantled after the show. It's a sculpture, in the form of a bedroom ensemble, and is offered for sale as any other sculpture...' Further adding 'I expect to come to London about June 1 to OK the furniture and supervise the upholstering and possibly the installation....I thought of another piece for your show. It is the two Bats which Fraser sold to a German collector named Doberman (?). They appear in the Stockholm Catalogue and were in the Fraser show. As for the outdoor piece, what pleasure it would be for me to provide a big bar of yellow soap for the smallest tray of the Hayward...but you are right, I am under much pressure...' VG

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Description: JOHNS JASPER: (1930-) American Contemporary artist. A.L.S. Jasper, one page, 4to, Sharon, Connecticut, 12th February 1999, to Rosamond [Russell]. The artist thanks his correspondent for allowing him to share in her husband's birthday, remarking 'It was a pleasure to see you and others and to be in that space again after such a long time.' Written on his personalised stationary. Some very minor age wear and light creasing, otherwise VG

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Description: JOHNS JASPER: (1930-) American Contemporary artist. A.L.S. with his initial, J, one page, 4to, Stony Point, New York, 22nd June 1980, to Larry Rivers (1923-2002). Johns states 'Two things I keep forgetting to tell you when I see you. 1. How much I enjoy your 'Drawings & Digressions' book. 2. Thank you for the beautiful drawing you gave the foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts' And also adds 'I hope the show can be next season. I've been slow in getting it together'. Written on his personalised stationary. Some very minor age wear and light creasing, otherwise VG Larry Rivers (1923-2002) American Artist, musician and filmmaker.

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Description: JOHNSON RAY: (1927-1995) American Collagist and Correspondence Artist, a seminal figure in the Neo-Dada and early Pop Art movement. A.L.S. Ray Johnson, one page, 4to, Locust Valley, New York, 15th November 1991, to Rosamond Bernier. Johnson writes in full 'Congratulations! YOUR PICASSO, MATISSE, MIRO, book is simply beautiful and delightful.' Johnson has added an original drawing of an emotionless face in his hand in brown crayon. The stationary also features a black stamped clock face at the centre, the figure 8 curiously whitened out by Johnson. Stapled to the letter is a small printed 4to advertisement for Johnson's new book Ten Buttons. VG

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Description: KITAJ R.B. (1932-2007) American Artist. A.L.S. with his initials R.B. one page, tall 4to, Berkeley, California, n.d, (24th July 1968), to John [Russell]. The artist thanks his correspondent for contacting an 'Oxford dame' and adds 'Elsi has written to the colleges and she has replies - rather orthodox ones, asking her to take their exams in the fall.... anyway - she'll go ahead on all that and hope for a personal touch when we get back'. Kitaj also informs Russell that he is hoping to find a studio in Soho and remarks 'I miss England and London now and I want very much to get buried at the heart of all that into some work for a long, grey English while...' In a postscript he comments that he is hoping to visit Georgia O'Keefe in New Mexico and refers to a 'Crazy book' he has just discovered with an account of the Dublin Galleries. With the original envelope. VG

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Description: NICHOLSON BEN: (1894-1982) British Abstract Artist. A.L.S. Ben, three pages, 4to, n.p, 23rd March 1966, to John [Russell]. Nicholson thanks his correspondent for their note and remarks that he was sorry to hear of Vera's serious misadventures. He continues to comment on the recent weather ('We had sun about ¾ of the winter which mixed with a crisp frost, was highly stimulating for work and I had what is probably my longest (best?) spell of work since the 1930's'), a show in Hanover and several mutual friends. Nicholson also informs his correspondent that a portfolio of ten new etchings are being prepared, 'It is rather an exciting medium and I like digging into the metal with a steel point and the necessary (to me) linear ??,' and further adds 'Gabo was here & his Tate exh. well received & reviewed in London - at long last they understand - to my mind he is one of the sculptors of all time.' In several postscripts Nicholson also remarks that he had recently come across 'a largish 1930's Mondrian, about the finest I've ever seen - - & only £45,000 - when I remember the difficulty to persuade anyone in England to buy one for £45.' A couple of very minor, light stains to the third page, not affecting the text or signature, otherwise VG Naum Gabo (1890-1977) Russian Sculptor, a seminal figure in the Constructivism movement & a pioneer in Kinetic Art.

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Description: NICHOLSON BEN: (1894-1982) British Abstract Artist. Interesting A.L.S. Ben, three pages, 4to, Ticino, Switzerland, n.d. ('Mon 9th'), to John [Russell]. Nicholson thanks his correspondent for their note and continues to refer to an article (?), 'I think the fact that I was bottom boy of the school in work makes an amusing contrast, couldn't we pop that in? You say "unheard of" which is probably an "easier" way of saying it but in fact it had never been done before. I have pencilled in various points... where facts are concerned - or where I wished to alter quotes from me. As I see it you could well introduce "Bloomsbury" as something that was part of that time & this did affect us because they had considerable power & we then set about forming the 7 & 5 as a place where the new generation of painters could show. The New English Art Club belongs to the previous period & the Slade & Tonks belonged to that'. Further adding 'Picasso's remark to me how is that England's the only country which has not contributed to the Contemporary movement? All they show me is Duncan Grant?' Nicholson further states "Bloomsbury" had not got beyond Cezanne & it bred 100's of third rate imitations of Cezanne - they "Bloomsbury" had no painters or sculptors? But Fry, Bell, V. Woolf and Keynes etc supplied the vitality.' He also writes about his mother, to whom he is tremendously indebted, remarking 'She was mysterious & enigmatic & silent.... & used simple language. When you say "Jargonistic" this is not in her character, whereas "art talk" is. Could we not just quote me on this? Which as far as I remember was "when there was a lot of art talk she remarked it made her want to go & scrub the kitchen table" as far as the past goes we all see it through our own eyes even though - in this case myself - who took part in it. But it is those who take part in it that are likely to be nearest the truth of the situation.' Nicholson also comments on the current political situation between Czechoslovakia and Russia, concluding 'Meanwhile work is at a standstill - & I read Stevie Smith at bedtime in the Not So Mutchmore Likely event that I shall dream on those lines & not on the cruelty & stupidity of the Russian leaders.' Some extremely minor, light creasing, VG Mabel Pryde (1871-1918) Artist & mother of Ben Nicholson, best known for being the wife of artist William Nicholson.

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Description: BACON FRANCIS: (1909-1992) Irish Painter. A.L.S. Francis, two pages, 4to, London, 16th December 1964, to John Russell. Bacon states 'Yesterday I was sent a copy of the Methuen book. I wanted to thank you for doing it and also for being so kind and generous to me'. Some very light surface creasing, otherwise VG

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Description: FREUD LUCIAN: (1922-2011) German-born British Artist. An extremely rare A.L.S. Lucian, one page, 8vo, Gloucester Terrace, London, n.d. to John [Russell], Writing in bold pencil, Freud informs his correspondent that Tuesday the 13th is the one night when he is not free, explaining 'Jane is coming down from Scotland with some grouse which francis is going to cook - a long standing arrangement' He concludes 'I am astonished at you news about FCK 1912 but myself do not blame the post office - suspect anarchy'. EX Jane McAdam Freud (1958-) Artist and Sculptor daughter of Katherine McAdam & Lucian Freud. Freud formed part of a group of figurative artists that the American artist, Ronald Kitaj, later named "The School of London". This was more a loose collection of individual artists who knew each other, some intimately, and were working in London at the same time in the figurative style (but during the boom years of abstract painting). The group was led by figures such as Francis Bacon and Freud.

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Description: ARMSTRONG-JONES ANTHONY: (1930-) 1st Earl of Snowdon. English photographer, former husband of Princess Margaret. A.L.S. 'Tony & Lucy', two pages, 8vo, London, 2nd December, n.y, to Rosamond [Russell]. Armstrong-Jones announces 'What a lovely surprise and of course a great, great pleasure on a gloomy Monday morning to have your magnificent book arrive on my desk.' He continues 'I had heard about it of course and indeed it was discussed at length on Saturday morning on Radio 4 while we were driving through the Autumn countryside of Suffolk,' further adding 'It really does look great, beautifully laid out, superbly reproduced and as one would expect written with such.... simplicity that only someone of your intellect can achieve.' EX

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Description: AVEDON RICHARD: (1923-2004) American fashion and portrait photographer. T.L.S., Dick, with holograph salutation and subscription, one page, 4to, New York, 7th June 1993, to Rosamond and John [Russell]. Avedon writes in full, 'I was stunned that Bill, in his love and enthusiasm, imposed on your generous natures. Thank you for buckling under in such a charming way. We don't need videos to express our feelings'. EX

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Description: AVEDON RICHARD: (1923-2004) American fashion and portrait photographer. T.L.S., Dick, with holograph salutation and subscription, one page, 4to, New York, 22nd October 1991, to Rosamond and John [Russell]. Avedon announces, 'My habit of never dining out unless it's guaranteed that I won't go to bed depressed, seems to work since I rarely accept an invitation unless it's yours, and maybe two or three others'. Further commenting on Rosamond's book which 'just glistens on my night table'. VG

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Description: AVEDON RICHARD: (1923-2004) American fashion and portrait photographer. Brief T.L.S., Dick, one page, 4to, New York, 12th March 2004, to Rosamond [Russell]. Avedon states in full, 'Well, photography? Art? I guess I don't think of you as pixelated, but certainly beautiful in any form'. Together with an original 8.5 x 11 portrait photograph of a very pixelated Rosamond Russell, presumably produced by Avedon. A small paperclip mark to the top left corner of the image and letter, otherwise VG, 2

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Description: AVEDON RICHARD: (1923-2004) American Fashion & Portrait Photographer. A good, large original black ink doodle of a face, drawn and signed by Avedon on a folio sheet (16 x 20.5) of white paper. The photographer has added a birthday greeting in his hand, 'Happy Birthday Peter, with love across the years' and signed his initials D A at the base of the sketch. Four neat central folds, VG Provenance: Presented by Avedon to the American Composer Peter Lieberson (1946-2011) who celebrated his birthday on 25th October.

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Description: ADAMS ANSEL: (1902-1984) American Photographer. T.L.S, Ansel Adams, on his correspondence card, California, 3rd December 1963, to Gilbert Toibin. Adams confirms his appointment with Toibin. Together with an unsigned typed copy reply of Toibin, one page, 4to, 5th December 1963. Toibin states his anticipation for Adams' arrival and further provides Adams with instructions on how to get to the High school where the two are meeting. VG, 2

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Description: [WRIGHT FRANK LLOYD]: (1867-1959) American Architect. Small collection of printed ephemera relating to Wright, most printed and published by the Taliesin Press, including Taliesin Square-Papers number seven (June 1944), number eleven (March 1947) and number fifteen (January 1951), printed Autobiography (Book Six, Broadacre City, Summer 1943), programme, interview and invitation to meet Wright at a preview of an Exhibition of the Lifework of Wright at the Gimbel Auditorium, 25th January 1951, prior to its showing at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, three carbon typescripts of addresses given by Wright entitled In the Cause of Architecture - The Card-Board House (1928) and Arizona (1929) and Planning Man's Physical Environment delivered at the Princeton University Bicentennial Conference, 5/6th March 1947, T.L.S. by Wright's secretary, Eugene Masselink, one page, 4to, Taliesin, Wisconsin, 30th April 1946, briefly referring to Wright's architectural services and house designs, etc. Some light age wear, G to generally VG, 15

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Description: JOHNSON PHILIP (1906-2005) & BURGEE JOHN (1933-) American Architects who were in partnership from 1967-91. Signed 12 x 12 print by both Johnson and Burgee individually, the image showing various architectural plans for their landmark collaboration of the AT & T World Headquarters at Madison Avenue, New York (now known as the Sony Building) completed in 1984. Artist's Proof numbered 56 of 60. Signed by both Johnson and Burgee in bold black inks with their names alone to the lower white border. VG

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Description: JOHNSON PHILIP: (1906-2005) American Architect. Signed and inscribed 8 x 10 photograph of Johnson in a half length profile pose. Signed in bold black ink to a clear area of the background and dated March 1980 in his hand. EX

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Description: SCOTT KATHLEEN: (1878-1947) British Sculptor, wife of Robert Falcon Scott. Book signed and inscribed, a hardback edition of Homage: A Book of Sculptures, published by Geoffrey Bles, London, 1938. Signed ('Kathleen Kennet') to the limitations page in dark ink and numbered 1 of 100. Further signed and inscribed by Kennet to the front free endpaper, 'Clifford Carver, from Kathleen Kennet, in memory of quarter half of a century's pleasant times' and dated December 1938 in her hand. With over 30 photographic plates, upper edge gilt, other edges rough cut, original blue publisher's cloth with title block blind stamped in blue and gilt to the spine. With ex-libris of Carver pasted to the front paste-down endpaper, also with slipcase (minor scuffs), VG

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Description: MOORE HENRY: (1898-1986) English Sculptor and Artist. Signed 4 x 6 postcard, depicting the artist's sculpture Drei Figuren (1953), signed by Moore in bold black ink with his name alone to the lower white border, Together with a 6 x 4 postcard of another of his scultpures Die Meister (1952), signed by Moore in bold black ink with his name alone to a clear area of the image. Also including a colour 6 x 4 postcard, being a reproduction of Laura Knight's Medici Ballet series (1957), signed by Knight in bold black fountain pen ink with her name alone to the right white border, EX, 3

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Description: MOORE HENRY: (1898-1986) English Sculptor and Artist. Signed colour 20 x 30 poster of one of Moore's sculptures commemorating his 80th Birthday Exhibition, at the Bradford Art Galleries & Museums, 1st April - 25th June 1978. Signed ('Henry Moore') with his name alone in bold blue ink to the lower white border. Some light surface creasing, otherwise VG

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Description: PICASSO PABLO: (1881-1973) Spanish Painter. A signed 8.5 x 10.5 Linogravure illustration of Pablo Picasso's wife in an abstracted head and shoulders pose, enitled Portrait of His Wife. Signed by Picasso with his name alone in pencil to the lower white border. Double matted in blue and cream and framed and glazed in a modern grey frame to an overall size of 17 x 19. EX

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Description: RICHTER HANS: (1888-1976) German Painter, contributor to the Avant-Garde movement. A.L.S, H. Richter, two pages, 8vo, New York, 4th March 1951[on City College of New York, The Institute of Film Techniques stationery],. Richter states in part, 'Attached list of magazines and books in which Eggeling was reproduced...' Stapled to another unsigned document that begins 'The drawing was reproduced in...' before listing places and dates, and continuing 'It might be in a dozen others but I don't remember anymore...' and concludes 'Other work by Eggeling were reproduced in magazines...' Some all over fading, light age wear and a creased bottom right corner, otherwise G, 2 Viking Eggeling (1880-1925) Swedish Artist and Film Maker with whom Richter experimented in film.

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Description: O'KEEFFE GEORGIA: (1887-1986) American Artist. Brief T.L.S. Georgia O'Keeffe, one page, 4to, Abiquiu, 9th March 1967, to 'Sussane' [Suzanne Bloch], O'Keefe thanks her correspondent for their letter and remarks 'I expect you when you come.' VG Suzanne Bloch (1907-2002) Swiss-American musician, influential pioneer of Early Music Revival during the 20th Century and daughter of composer Ernest Bloch.

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Description: INDIANA ROBERT: (1928-) American Pop Artist. A good A.L.S. R. Indiana, 3 pages, 4to, New York, 14th March 1975, to Dennis. Indiana states 'I am not sure that I know "Current Biography" and it is curious that it should break and in that manner. "Tilt" and "Take All" are used in my painting The American Dream, which was my first major painting sold in New York and it went to the Museum of Modern Art, which is about like your being promoted to Lieutenant colonel tomorrow. You know the odds on that one!...This painting is the first reproduced in the enclosed folder [no longer present], a suite of silk screen prints, all based on actual paintings done over a ten year period hence the title "Decade". The intent was satiric a left-handed comment on the "American Dream" which went slightly sour...' EX

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Description: AMERICAN ARTISTS: Selection of signed postcard reproductions of artwork (2), T.Ls.S (2), original sketches (1) and a signed hardback, by various American Artists comprising, Chuck Close, James Rosenquist (3), Mel Ramos and Jamie Wyeth. VG to EX, 6

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Description: ARTISTS: Selection of signed colour 4 x 6 postcard reproductions of various paintings by a variety of painters and artists including Victor Vasarely, James Rosenquist, Raphael Soyer, Gottfried Helnwein, Pol Bury, Tom Wesselmann (2), Maggi Hambling, Will Barnet, Jacob Lawrence, Mel Ramos, Philip Pearlstein etc. VG to EX, 14

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Description: ARTISTS: Selection of A.Ls.S, signed colour postcard reproductions of artwork, a few original sketches etc, by various artists and illustrators, mainly British, including Michael Leonard, Ronald Maddox, Neil Dallas Brown, James Marsh, Howard Phipps, Flavia Irwin, Liliane Lijn, Charlotte Ardizzone, Susan Crawford, Trevor Boyer, Paula Rego, Bernard Cheese, Clive Barker, Paula Neagu, Margaret Palmer, Juliette Palmer, etc. VG, 82

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Description: ART: A selection of original signed drawings, sketches & cartoons etc., by a variety of artists, illustrators and cartoonist, each drawn and signed on 3.5 x 4.5 cards, some colour, including Mervyn Wilson, Ian Peterson, John P. Monk, Alfred Jackson, Stephen P.Dowling, Chas Cole, A. Harvec, Acanthus, H.W. Perl, Fortunino Matania, etc. Many of the illustrations are in colour. VG, 23

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Description: CARTOONISTS: Selection of signed 8 x 10 photographs, signed cards, a few original sketches etc, by various cartoonists and illustrators, comprising Hank Ketcham, John Ryan (4), Jim Davis, Gerald Scarfe (2), and Quentin Blake, VG, 9

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Description: CARTOONISTS: Selection of A.Ls.S, T.Ls.S, original signed sketches and cartoons, some signed reproductions etc, by various cartoonists, mainly British, including Jim Petrie, Ian Gibson, Henry Davies, Maurice Dodd, Les Baker, Sian Frances, Harry Venning, Dik Browne, Colin Whittock, Norman Thelwell, Michael Noakes, Geoff Thompson, Bill Downey, Glen Baxter, Roy Mitchell, Sally Artz, Barry Fantoni, Keith Page, Steve McGarry, Brian West, Roger Kettle, Grant Robertson, Rolf Harris, etc. VG, 115

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Description: ART & LITERATURE: Selection of signed postcard photographs and slightly larger, 8 x 10's, a few letters, signed pieces and cards etc, by various artists and writers, most associated with children's literature including Michael Bond (5), Roald Dahl (2), Anthony Buckeridge, Elizabeth Beresford (3), P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, Beryl Cook, David Sheperd, Richard Hamilton, Arthur C. Clarke, Quentin Crisp, Alan Ayckbourn, James Herriot etc, VG to EX, 23

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Description: CRUICKSHANK GEORGE: (1792-1878) British Illustrator. A series of five pencil sketches by Cruickshank, to the recto and verso of a plain 8vo sheet of notepaper, the images depicting a head and shoulders study of a Classical figure, two Victorian ladies and a further figure on horseback. Signed in pencil by Cruickshank to both sides. Some light overall creasing and age wear, and an area of paper loss to one lower corner, G

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Description: WARD LESLIE: (1851-1922) British Artist & Caricaturist who worked under the pseudynom Spy. A.L.S., Leslie Ward, one page, 8vo, Knightsbridge, London, 16th January n.y., to Miss. Manock. Ward sends his correspondent some tickets (no longer present), remarking 'They admit (as you will see) 2 each and perhaps Miss Jordan would like to come too.' In a postscript Ward adds that he will invite them both to his studio in a few days. VG

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Description: SHEPARD ERNEST H.: (1879-1976) English Artist & Book Illustrator. A.L.S., Kipper, four pages, 8vo, Lodsworth, near Petworth, Sussex, 17th January 1957, to Alan. Shepard thanks his correspondent for their letter and the trouble they have taken over correcting his chapters, commenting 'Your suggestions are most welcome especially regarding the flow of the narrative. I will gladly act on your advice. My punctuation is faulty, I know and I am wondering if it will be necessary to retype all the pages or if the printer will understand the corrections.' He further continues 'I think that the interest you show in my juvenile amours may be satisfied as we get ahead, for three turn up in the course of the next chapters and finally in the last, which I want to call Pantomime' and also refers to the illustrations for his book, 'I have looked out the drawing that I made of Queen Elizabeth after my visit to Hampton Court and I should like to include this among the illustrations; it is in pencil, but firm and black and is really remarkably good for a boy of 7 1/2. I have also found pencil drawings of three aunts with their names underneath in my childish writing. They are very good likenesses - better than anything I can draw now!' A letter of interesting content. Two very small pinholes to the upper left corner of each page, not affecting the text or signature, VG Shepard refers to the first of his two autobiographies, Drawn from Memory (1957).

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Description: SEARLE RONALD: (1920-2011) British Artist and Cartoonist, creator of St. Trinian's school. A.L.S., Ronald Searle, one page, 8vo, Burnham Court, London, n.d. ('Saturday'), to Nicholas (sic) [Bentley]. Searle announces 'Here are the few samples. I'm not particularly happy about them, but anyway, supposing the Graphic want to go ahead, I would be interested to try my hand at a daily job of the sort, but I suggest we fix a rather short trial period of two, or at the most three, months. After which we can review the success or otherwise of the experiment, both from their angle and mine.' He further remarks 'The figure they suggest is low taking into account 9/- in the £1 tax, being tied to London and the exclusion of other dailies.' VG Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) British Author & Illustrator.

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Description: SEARLE RONALD: (1920-2011) British Artist and Cartoonist, creator of St. Trinian's school. A.L.S., Ronald Searle, one page, 4to, Paris, 22nd December 1961, to a reviewer at the Times Literary Supplement. Searle announces 'This is probably quite the wrong thing to do, but after reading your tremendously generous review of my new book....I was seized with an overwhelming impulse to write and say "Thank you"'. He continues 'It was the nicest possible Christmas present anyone could have had - and particularly because it is the first time in my life I have had a critically appreciative notice.' Some very light, minor creasing to the right edge, not affecting the text or signature, otherwise VG

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Description: THURBER JAMES: (1894-1961) American Humorist & Cartoonist. Bold pencil signature ('James Thurber') on a white card. To the verso Thurber has drawn a small, simple drawing, also in bold pencil. VG

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Description: [DISNEY WALT]: (1901-1966) American Animator, Academy Award winner. A scarce 8vo printed brochure issued for Walt's Field Day held at Lake Norconian Hotel, Norco, California, 4th June 1938, issued to a Mrs. W. Clinton and numbered 797 (the admission tickets detached as instructed and no longer present), giving a programme of events for the day, individually signed by eight Disney animators and art directors, four of them members of Disney's Nine Old Men and all of them Disney Legends, comprising Marc Davis (1913-2000), Ollie Johnston (1912-2008, signed twice), Ward Kimball (1914-2002), Frank Thomas (1912-2004), Jack Hannah (1913-1994), Ken O'Connor (1908-1998), Joe Grant (1908-2005) and John Hench (1908-2004). All have signed the title page with their names alone in bold, dark inks. The paper cover features a printed illustration of Mickey Mouse playing golf. Some very light, extremely minor age wear, VG

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