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Upcoming Lots Related to [HOPPS 1869 1937 DESTROY MAD] (34 items returned )

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(SUPREME COURT.) Group of 7 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by a Justice,

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May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $350 - $500

Description: (SUPREME COURT.) Group of 7 items Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by a Justice, including Brandeis, Frankfurter, Warren, and others. Format and condition vary. Vp, vd

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LAWRENCE, D.H. The Rainbow.

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May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: LAWRENCE, D.H. The Rainbow. 8vo, publisher's green cloth blind- and gilt-stamped, boards bowed slightly; lacking ads, internally clean. first edition. One of about 2500 copies, though more than half of these were destroyed due to obscenity charges. Roberts A7. London: Methuen, (1915)

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WES WILSON (1937- ). LENNY BRUCE / FILLMORE AUDITORIUM. 1966. 20x14 inches, 50x35 cm.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: WES WILSON (1937- ) LENNY BRUCE / FILLMORE AUDITORIUM. 1966. 20x14 inches, 50 3/4x35 1/2 cm. Condition A: small stain in lower right corner. Paper. This is the 2nd printing.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LA NOUVELLE FORD V - 8. Circa 1937. 36x25 inches, 93x64 cm.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN LA NOUVELLE FORD V - 8. Circa 1937. 36 3/4x25 1/4 inches, 93 1/2x64 cm. Condition B+: abrasions in image and text; minor repaired tears at edges.

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ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968). HARPER'S BAZAAR. Group of 12 issues. 1937-1939. Each approximately 13x9 inches, 33x24 cm. Hearst

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968) HARPER'S BAZAAR. Group of 12 issues. 1937-1939. Each approximately 13x9 3/4 inches, 33x24 3/4 cm. Hearst Magazines, Inc., New York. Condition varies, generally B+. Group includes: individual issues for June 1938, September 1938, December 1938, May 1939 and August 1939; bound volumes include Sept-Dec 1937 and Oct-Dec 1938. Each with a cover designed by Cassandre.

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HEPBURN, AUDREY. Autograph Letter Signed,

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May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: HEPBURN, AUDREY. Autograph Letter Signed, "Audrey Ferrer," to Marianne Ohm, thanking her for a coat. 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, "Regency Hotel" stationery, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; remnants of cello tape at upper left recto, horizontal fold. New York, [1963]

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ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968). CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA. Group of 9 print ads. Circa 1937. Each 14x10 inches, 35x27 cm.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968) CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA. Group of 9 print ads. Circa 1937. Each 14x10 3/4 inches, 35 1/2x27 1/4 cm. Condition varies, generally A / A-. Paper. List available upon request.

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LESTER BEALL (1903-1969). FARM WORK / RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION. 1937. 39x30 inches, 101x77 cm.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: LESTER BEALL (1903-1969) FARM WORK / RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION. 1937. 39 3/4x30 1/4 inches, 101x77 cm. Condition A-: minor creases and restored loss in lower margins and text. Silkscreen. Here, Beall employs the red, white and blue pictographic manner that was the style of the entire first series (except for Wash Day, which is blue and yellow). The image clearly and effectively shows how electricity is brought from power lines down to the farm where the machines are powered. One of the rarest images from the 1937 series. Beall 104, Modern American Poster 40, Crouse p. 85, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 102.

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FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982). SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT. Circa 1937. 19x41 inches, 50x105 cm.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: FRED LUDEKENS (1900-1982) SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S STREAMLINED DAYLIGHT. Circa 1937. 19 3/4x41 1/4 inches, 50 1/4x105 cm. Condition B+: tears at edges; creases in margins and image; pin holes in corners. Paper. In the 1930s, "streamlined trains were among the most striking, visible and accessible examples of Modernism" in America (Zega p. 104). "The streamliner was perfectly suited to the poster medium; its smooth airflow profile offered the prospect of a respite from America's stylistic preoccupation with realism" (ibid). The GS-2 locomotive (pictured here) was put into service in 1937, it was the first of its kind to bear the iconic red and orange color scheme.

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WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE. The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy.

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May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,500

Description: WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE. The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy. Tall 8vo, publisher's 1/4 gilt-lettered brown cloth over patterned boards; front hinge cracked; publisher's slipcase with printed label; ownership stamp of Audrey Wood, Williams's literary agent, on front endpaper. (New York:) New Directions, (1954)

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. To Have and Have Not.

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May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. To Have and Have Not. 8vo, publisher's black cloth stamped in green and gilt, spine foot bumped, subtle mottling to spine; unclipped dust jacket, professional restorations; internally clean. first edition, first printing, with "A" on copyright page. Hanneman A14a. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937

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D'APRÈS ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987). MARILYN MONROE / ANDY WARHOL. 22x27 inches, 56x70 cm. Shorewood Publishers, Inc., [New York.]

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: D'APRÈS ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) MARILYN MONROE / ANDY WARHOL. 22x27 1/2 inches, 56x70 cm. Shorewood Publishers, Inc., [New York.] Condition A-: minor creases and light foxing in margins; hand-signed by the artist in black marker. Paper. "In the catalogue for Warhol's solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (October 1-November 6), Alan Solomon writes: '[Warhol] is, I believe, the first art celebrity since Picasso and Dali.' He concludes with a prediction: 'In a time of radical essays against modern traditions, he has made significant gestures, becoming responsible in part for the very redefinition of the role of the artist. Whether some of us like it or not, he will probably turn out to be one of the most influential artists of his generation.' In Art International, another prediction is made: '[Warhol] may well join with the forces of Mad. Ave. for money'"(MetMuseum.org).

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WES WILSON (1937- ). AN EXHIBITION OF PSYCHEDELIC POSTERS. 1967. 20x14 inches, 50x35 cm. Double-H Press, San Francisco.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: WES WILSON (1937- ) AN EXHIBITION OF PSYCHEDELIC POSTERS. 1967. 20x14 inches, 50 3/4x35 1/2 cm. Double-H Press, San Francisco. Condition B+: minor loss in upper right corner; pin hole in upper left corner; light foxing in margins; hand-signed by the artist in pencil. Paper. Clearly conscious of their own appeal, historical importance and downright grooviness, exhibitions of psychedelic posters were held during their own era. This poster promotes a psychedelic poster exhibition at U.C. Berkeley commemorating the groundbreaking of the University Art Museum. Created by Wes Wilson, one of the master designers within the genre, it carries the archetypal hallmarks of the psychedelic movement of 1960s California - combining Viennese Secessionist inspired lettering and LSD-fueled color schemes to create a unique visual experience. This is the 1st printing.

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ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968). [MAGAZINE COVERS.] Group of 5 magazines. 1930s-1950s. Sizes vary.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968) [MAGAZINE COVERS.] Group of 5 magazines. 1930s-1950s. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally A- / B+. Group includes: Art et Style (1945); Occident (Jan. 1948); World Theater / The Festivals (1951); Gebrauchsgraphik (March 1930); and Fortune (March 1937).

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EDWARD MCKNIGHT KAUFFER (1890-1954). OUTPOSTS OF BRITAIN. Group of 4 posters. 1937. Each 29x36 inches, 73x92 cm.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: EDWARD MCKNIGHT KAUFFER (1890-1954) OUTPOSTS OF BRITAIN. Group of 4 posters. 1937. Each 29x36 1/2 inches, 73 3/4x92 3/4 cm. Condition varies, generally B+ / A-: tears at edges; creases in image. Paper. Group includes: A Postman in the Pool of London; A Postman in Northern Ireland; A Postman in Northern Scotland; and Posting Box at Lands End. In 1937, Kauffer designed six posters for Britain's General Post Office, including a series of four called Outposts of Britain, to illustrate that the G.P.O. could reach anywhere in the country, no matter how isolated the destination. For each, Kauffer uses an asymmetrical graphic frame of primarily black and blue into which he integrates black and white photographs. These are the larger format. Kauffer 241, Modern British Posters p. 119.

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BERRYMAN, CLIFFORD K. Two ink drawings, each Signed

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May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: BERRYMAN, CLIFFORD K. Two ink drawings, each Signed "Berryman" at lower right, political cartoons. The first, showing President Herbert Hoover lifting a stone out of a river surrounded by others struggling to do the same: "Even at play I'm just crazy to accomplish something." The second, showing a VA Republican elephant about to dive into a "Coalition Pool" where an independent VA Democratic donkey says, "Water's just fine!" Each 13 1/2x14 inches; evenly toned, faint scattered soiling, minor loss at few corners. (MRS) Np, circa 1933

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ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968). [CATALGOUES AND BROCHURES.] Group of 16. 1920s-1930s. Sizes vary.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: ADOLPHE MOURON CASSANDRE (1901-1968) [CATALGOUES AND BROCHURES.] Group of 16. 1920s-1930s. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally B+ / A-. Group includes: 8 issues of Acier; De Reclame (1929); Vendre Vol. VI No. 41 (1927); Posters by Cassandre / The Museum of Modern Art (1936); Chemin de Fer du Nord (1935); Hermès; St. Nicholaasavond; PM January 1937; and A.M. Cassandre de 1925 à 1950.

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STEINBECK, JOHN. Of Mice and Men.

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May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: STEINBECK, JOHN. Of Mice and Men. 8vo, publisher's beige cloth, front cover and spine stamped in black and orange; dust jacket, corners clipped retaining price, light dust-soiling, tiny hole to rear flap fold, spine faded as usual; contents pristine. New York: Covici-Friede, (1937)

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AAGE RASMUSSEN (1913-1975). DSB. 1937. 39x24 inches, 99x61 cm. Andreasen & Lachmann, Copenhagen.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: AAGE RASMUSSEN (1913-1975) DSB. 1937. 39x24 1/4 inches, 99 1/4x61 1/2 cm. Andreasen & Lachmann, Copenhagen. Condition B+: horizontal folds; creases and abrasions in margins and image; tears at edges; tape on verso. Paper. Rasmussen was a Danish illustrator and poster designer. He studied in Copenhagen at both the Techincal School and the School of Applied Art. This poster, considered to be his best, clearly shows how influential Cassandre was on the design of railway posters in the 1930s. Étoile du Nord and the Nord Express (1927) with their dramatic use of perspective, paved the way for posters using the same visual conceit to evoke speed. Here, the perspective created by the tracks draws one's eye to the horizon from which a train approaches at full speed. The asymmetric typography is organized perpendicularly to the meter that shows the speed: 120kmh. In 1938, Rasmussen won an award in Berlin for a poster design promoting Denmark; A.M. Cassandre was one of the jurists for that competition. This is the German version with text. Metiers Publicité 1939 p. 94, Weill no. 469.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. MORE BUSINESS MAGAZINE. Incomplete. Three spiralbound volumes, containing 33 issues. 1937-1944. Each approximately 14x

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS MORE BUSINESS MAGAZINE. Incomplete. Three spiralbound volumes, containing 33 issues. 1937-1944. Each approximately 14x11 inches, 35 1/2x28 cm. Louis Flader, Chicago. Condition varies, generally B+. An exceptional and little known trade journal ("The Voice of Letterpress Printing and Photo-Engraving") dedicated to increasing the efficiency, visibility, legibility, impact and aesthetic appeal of printed advertising as well as promoting the highest printing and reproduction standards available. This is achieved through dramatic examples of new ideas in graphic design. Although largely by unnamed and unknown artists, much of the visual content reflects familiarity with European avante-garde movements and sophisticated design, such as later information delivery work by Ladislav Sutnar. Subjects addressed include layout, illustration, photoengraving, caricature, color, visual charts and image size. Hyper-illustrated, the magazine is a visual treat and a powerful example of American dynamism through design.

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EDWARD MCKNIGHT KAUFFER (1890-1954). MOTOR SHOW / EARLS COURT. 1937. 39x24 inches, 100x62 cm. The Baynard Press, [London.]

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: EDWARD MCKNIGHT KAUFFER (1890-1954) MOTOR SHOW / EARLS COURT. 1937. 39 1/2x24 1/2 inches, 100 1/2x62 1/4 cm. The Baynard Press, [London.] Condition A-: minor repaired tears, minor creases and abrasions in margins; minor creases in image; repaired pin holes in corners. Although he was born in America, McKnight Kauffer spent his most creative years in Great Britain, acting as the "Chef de file" of the new generation of poster artists. After his groundbreaking poster design for the Daily Herald was published in 1919, he received commissions from many major clients, the most important being London Transport, for which he designed 141 posters over a span of 20 years. Kauffer also created an avant-garde photo-mural in Earl's Court station in 1936 after Frank Pick employed his help in the redesign of London subway stations. The year after, he was asked to create this poster for the Motor Show in Earl's Court. The poster is Kauffer at his best: powerful, eye-catching and quite sophisticated. The image is very modernistic, with a photograph inserted in a geometric arrangement and extremely dynamic lettering; an archetypal example of the new style in graphic design that emerged in the 1930s. Design Graphique p. 73, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 134, MoMA 197.1936.

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PETER MAX (1937- ). PAN AM 747. 1969. 41x28 inches, 105x72 cm.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: PETER MAX (1937- ) PAN AM 747. 1969. 41 1/2x28 1/4 inches, 105 1/2x72 cm. Condition A- / B+: minor repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and image; repaired pin holes in corners. Peter Max was born in Berlin, and then fled the Nazis with his parents, settling in Shanghai for a decade. They next moved to Israel, then Paris, and finally Brooklyn, likely providing Max with an array of cultural and artistic inspirations. Strongly influenced by the Art Nouveau movement of the 1890s, Max was one of the Psychedelic movement's most prolific and enduring artists. All of his images are united by his trademark use of bright, psychedelic colors and swirling, free-flowing style, and this advertisement for Pan Am's 747 is no exception. The poster features a photographic image of the airplane, seemingly taking off into the rainbow rays of the solar system, with stars, planets and a weightless, winged figure floating overhead. Not his only connection to air travel, Max was also commissioned in 1999 to paint an actual Continental Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with his signature colorful style.

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WILSON, WOODROW. Typed Letter Signed, as President, to U.S. Ambassador to France Hugh C. Wallace,

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May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: "THINGS . . . WILL WORK OUT ALL RIGHT" WILSON, WOODROW. Typed Letter Signed, as President, to U.S. Ambassador to France Hugh C. Wallace, thanking him for sending his speeches, expressing contempt for Walter [Van Rensselaer] Berry, approving Wallace's successes in Paris, and expressing confidence that difficulties [in Washington] would be overcome. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery, with integral blank; minor scattered staining, horizontal fold. (TFC) Washington, 25 July 1919

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LESTER BEALL (1903-1969). RADIO / RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION. 1937. 38x28 inches, 98x73 cm.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: LESTER BEALL (1903-1969) RADIO / RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION. 1937. 38 3/4x28 3/4 inches, 98 1/2x73 cm. Condition A. Silkscreen. Matted and framed. In the 1930s, after a traditional education in Chicago, Lester Beall became interested in avant-garde typography and in the design elements of the Bauhaus. He moved to New York in 1935, where he began an extraordinarily successful career as an art director. Not only did he create world-acclaimed logos and corporate identities for such companies as American International Paper, Merrill Lynch, Caterpillar, Martin Marieta and the New York Hilton, but working for the publisher McGraw-Hill, he redesigned 20 of their magazines. In 1937, he was the first American designer to have a one man show at the Museum of Modern Art. That same year, Beall was one of the first designers commissioned by the U.S. Government to help promote the Rural Electrification Administration. The six posters he created in this series for the R.E.A. pitched basic modern amenities to the hinter lands of America, where many such "luxuries" were virtually unknown. The R.E.A. existed not only to help rural America enter into the modern age but also served to create jobs for a Depression-ravaged country. Elevating visual communication to an extremely efficient level, Beall's style involves a technique close to the ideogram, employing clear and direct images, free from any exterior influences that would lessen the pure message. At a time when the majority of the American rural populace was largely illiterate, Beall's simple silkscreen, in patriotic red, white and blue, amply conveys the message of getting radio into every home with hardly any text at all, and has been referred to as "a benchmark in the history of graphic design" (Posters American Style, p. 126). Beall 105, Mechanical Age p. 155, Modernism 252b, Crouse p. 84, Design Graphique p. 83, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 102, Modern American Poster 39, MoMA 218.1937.

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PAUL COLIN (1892-1986). LOTERIE NATIONALE / GRAND PRIX DE PARIS. 1936. 22x14 inches, 61x37 cm. Jules Simon, Paris.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: PAUL COLIN (1892-1986) LOTERIE NATIONALE / GRAND PRIX DE PARIS. 1936. 22 1/4x14 3/4 inches, 61 1/2x37 1/2 cm. Jules Simon, Paris. Condition A-: minor creases and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. This poster was commissioned by the French Lottery for one of their many special events, the Grand Prix of Paris, a major occasion in the racing season in Longchamp. Predictably, Colin depicts the green turf and the galloping horses, but he adds the ingenious touch of representing the spectators as numbers. Curiously, two different versions of the finalized poster exist; printed by different printing houses, one features 5 racing horses and the other 6. Also, in each of the two versions (both different sizes) all of the numbers are different! Colin 177, Metiers Publicité 1937. This is the smaller format.

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BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Group of 4 First Editions.

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May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $350 - $500

Description: BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE. Group of 4 First Editions. 8vo, publisher's cloth; dust jackets as mentioned. Condition varies, see notes below. Vp, vd

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(WAGNER, RICHARD.) WAGNER, COSIMA. Autograph Letter Signed, to Elisabeth [lacking salutation], giving news of events surrounding her re

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May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: "WAGNER IS NOT ONLY THE GREATEST GENIUS, HE IS ALSO THE GREATEST HEART" (WAGNER, RICHARD.) WAGNER, COSIMA. Autograph Letter Signed, to Elisabeth [lacking salutation], giving news of events surrounding her recent wedding to Wagner. 4 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet; horizontal folds. "[Villa] Tribschen bei Luzern," 2 September 1870

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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973). BAL BANAL. 1924. 49x37 inches, 124x82 cm. Bernouard, Paris.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) BAL BANAL. 1924. 49x37 1/2 inches, 124 1/2x82 1/2 cm. Bernouard, Paris. Condition B+ / B: time-staining in margins and text; minor losses at lower edge; repaired tears and errant mark in image. Image tipped to paper. The second of only three posters that Picasso produced before the Second World War, this image was his entry into a poster design competition for the Bal Banal, and it garnered second place to Alexey Brodovitch (see previous lot). The history of the competition is shrouded by the past, and we are unfamiliar with any other entries that were made. The printing process is the same as one used in the very early days of poster advertising, in which a typographic poster printed on thin, often tinted paper has a separate, smaller lithograph tipped onto the center. Manet's legendary poster Champfleury Les Chats from 1869, was similarly printed. Here the tipped-on image of the couple is a lithograph after one of Picasso's drawings. It was a tedious and antiquated process, which made it difficult to produce many posters at one time. We assume no more than twenty were printed, to be hung where tickets could be purchased or in a few friendly cafes. By contrast, Brodovitch's winning image was printed in large enough numbers to be hung on the hoardings of Paris. The image is not recorded by Bloch, as it was not officially produced as a lithograph by the artist. This poster shows how deeply Picasso was involved in the artistic life of Montparnasse; entering artistic competitions was not his style, but it shows that he was committed to the movement. rare. We could locate only one other copy at auction. Czwiklitzer 57.

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BARNETT NEWMAN The Moment.

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May 12, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: BARNETT NEWMAN The Moment. Color screenprint on Plexiglas and wooden stretcher, 1966. 1238x124 mm; 48 3/4x4 7/8 inches. Incised signature, date and numbered 36/125 lower center recto. Published by Multiples, Inc., New York. From Four on Plexi. Newman (1905-1970) was born in the Lower East Side of New York City to Jewish immigrants who hailed from Poland. After moving uptown to the Bronx following his father's successful business venture, Newman attended high school in Manhattan (he often skipped class to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art). Newman began taking drawing classes at the Art Students League during his senior year of high school, where he befriended Adolph Gottlieb. Receiving a degree in Philosophy from the City College of New York, Newman spent the next several years helping with his father's clothing manufacturing business, taking more drawing classes at the Art Students League, and working as a substitute art teacher. During this time he met Mark Rothko at Milton Avery's home, where young artists would congregate to sketch, study Avery's work and read poetry. Creatively frustrated, Newman destroyed all the early work he created from his twenties and thirties and turned his attention away from painting for a stretch of time. He was a true intellectual and pursued many other interests (in addition to remaining involved in the New York art world), including photography, the natural sciences, art theory and curating. Newman began a working relationship with Betty Parsons in 1944, the same year that he started drawing again. Soon thereafter, he signed with the Betty Parsons Gallery and helped Rothko, Clyfford Still and Jackson Pollock join with her as well. Newman's artistic output increased significantly in 1948 (focusing on fields of color with vertical bands, or "zips" as he dubbed them), and he had his first solo exhibition at Betty Parsons Gallery. In 1950, he began working with larger canvasses and at his second solo exhibition (installed by Pollock, Lee Krasner and Tony Smith), in 1951, he debuted an eighteen-foot painting. Critics unanimously dismissed the show and in response Newman began retreating from the mainstream art world, vowing to never show at a commercial gallery again. From 1958 to 1962, he painted in only black and white, before utilizing color again in the late 1960s. Critics and collectors slowly began paying Newman attention, and by the latter part of his career he was venerated and his work and writings became a major influence for the next generation of Minimalists. While best known for his large-scaled, minimal paintings, Newman experimented with several different types of printmaking. Mourning the loss of his his brother in 1961, Newman's good friend Cleve Gray encouraged him to create lithographs, which he did at the Pratt Institute Graphic Art Center. Newman was enthusiastic about the medium and in 1963-64 worked with ULAE in Long Island to create a series of 18 lithographs. He continued to work with ULAE over the years and created another print series, this time of etchings, in 1968. Barnett Newman Foundation 227.

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HANS THÖNI (1906-1980). IIIme GRAND PRIX AUTOMOBILE DE SUISSE. 1936. 38x27 inches, 98x68 cm. Société Polygraphique Laupen, Berne.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: HANS THÖNI (1906-1980) IIIme GRAND PRIX AUTOMOBILE DE SUISSE. 1936. 38 3/4x27 inches, 98 1/2x68 1/2 cm. Société Polygraphique Laupen, Berne. Condition B+: repaired tear at lower right edge and in far right image; minor creases and abrasions at edges; creases in image; pin holes in upper corners; linen trimmed to poster. Thöni studied at Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich and trained for four years in Paris before opening his studio in Bern. As a freelance graphic designer, he worked as an illustrator, stamp and exhibition designer and a member of the Verband Schweizer Grafiker. His major contribution to poster art is a number of works for the Swiss railway, in which he experimented with photomontage and collage. Thöni's design for the Grosser Preis der Schweiz - the Grand Prix of Switzerland - was used to promote this race between 1935 and 1937, with different text and color variations. This is the rare French version of the poster for the 3rd Grand Prix, in 1936. Thöni skillfully crops the simplified racecar in the foreground, so as to give the visual effect of speeding toward the viewer.

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AAGE SIKKER-HANSEN (1897-1955). CIRKEL KAFFE. 1955. 24x33 inches, 61x84 cm. Permild & Rosengreen, Copenhagen.

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May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: AAGE SIKKER-HANSEN (1897-1955) CIRKEL KAFFE. 1955. 24x33 1/4 inches, 61x84 1/2 cm. Permild & Rosengreen, Copenhagen. Condition A: minor tear at right edge. Danish painter, stage designer, illustrator and poster designer Sikker-Hansen also decorated the Danish Pavilions at the 1935 World's Fair in Brussels, the 1937 fair in Paris and the 1939 fair in New York. He worked for the Danish newspaper, Politiken, and also for the FDB (Danish Consumers Cooperative Society). This iconic image still appears on packages of coffee sold by the group in Denmark. "Sikker-Hansen's style was poetically dreamy with softly-toned drawings of romantic figures, whether they were children or natives from some other country . . . the Cirkel coffee girl has become synonymous with not only the coffee but also as a symbol of the classic post-war FDB" (Dansk Design p. 526 ff).

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HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. To Have and Have Not.

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May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: MARCELLINE HEMINGWAY'S COPY HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. To Have and Have Not. 8vo, publisher's black cloth stamped in green and gilt; dust jacket, light rubbing and edgewear, faint vertical crease along spine panel, unclipped; discreet bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown; preserved in custom cloth drop-back case. first edition, with ownership signature of hemingway's sister marcelline in the year of publication. Signed Marcelline Hemingway Sanford, with her Detroit address, and later signature of her son J. R. Edwards Sanford. Hanneman A14a. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937

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LISZT, FRANZ. Autograph Letter Signed,

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May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

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Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: "THE . . . BEETHOVEN CANTATA [NO. 2] IS STILL NOT VISIBLE ON THE ROMAN HORIZON" LISZT, FRANZ. Autograph Letter Signed, "F. Liszt," to Carl Gille ("Dear Friend"), in German, praising Carl Riedel's arrangement of Heinrich Schütz's Passions as well as other works performed by the Leipzig Congress of Musicians, suggesting that the Passions as well as the Psalm by [Heinrich] Schulz-Beuthen be published by the Music Society and performed at the Music Festival in 1870, intending to realize a proposal by [Julius?] Alsleben in time for the Beethoven Festival in Weimar, requesting that he write to [author of text for Liszt's 2nd Beethoven cantata, Adolf] Stern, noting that he would like to work on the cantata unimpeded, expressing uncertainty about the date of the Rheingold performance, and in a postscript, requesting his address. 3 1/2 pages, 8vo; complete separations at folds, small closed tear repaired on terminal page with tissue, edges reinforced with tissue, remnants of prior mounting at upper edge of terminal page, some chipping at upper corners of first leaf, even toning overall. Rome, 28 July 1869

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(ARCHITECTS.) GOODWIN, PHILIP L. Typed Letter Signed, to the first director of the Modern Museum of Art in NY Alfred H. Barr, Jr.,

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May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: NYC'S MODERN MUSEUM OF ART: "TOO MUCH GLASS" (ARCHITECTS.) GOODWIN, PHILIP L. Typed Letter Signed, to the first director of the Modern Museum of Art in NY Alfred H. Barr, Jr., sending blueprints of portions of the MoMA [not present], requesting input concerning certain design decisions, complaining about lack of agreement about staircase placement, proposing a telephone system, and, in a postscript, noting that deadlines have changed due to Board of Design demands. 2 pages, 4to, personal stationery, written on rectos only of two sheets; some scattered small holes and tears with minor loss to text, minor chipping to edges of second leaf, even toning overall, horizontal folds; cloth chemise and slipcase. New York, 4 May 1937

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