Lot 5: Halcyon, including the three woodcuts by Escher

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

June 19, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: ART - ESCHER - [A.A.M. STOLS]. Halcyon. Driemaandelijksch Tijdschrift voor Boek-, Druk- en Prentkunst. The Hague, A.A.M. Stols, 1940-1942. 10 issues in 8 parts (all published), bound in two quarterbasan bindings with marbled paper covered boards with letterpieces on spine. Folio. Original paper folders (some seriously browned, cut rather short), containing woodcuts, typographic illustrations and other printed leaves, booklets and quires and extracts. Graphic contributions by Bantzinger, Buckland Wright, Escher, Friedlaender, Nypels, De Roos, Rozendaal, Rueter and Stols. Including the ephemeral loose leaflets. Edges of covers chafed, spine ends dam., margin first endpaper dam., some pp. loose, 1 worm hole vol. 1, p. 11 of the Extraits. Vol. 1 complete but not in the right order. Lacking from vol. II: Een voorstel (VD 13), 1 illustration by Sepp-Nozemann (Van Dijk 15), M. Mok. Zangles (VD 21); Vol. III-IV: Potgieter. Holland (VD 39), Tot besluit (VD 42); Vol. VII: title p., 'Prentenboek' (VD 64); Vol. VIII: title p., M.H. Groenendaal (VD 74), Johan Schwencke. Illustration of Valentin le Campion (VD 77); Vol. IX-X: title p., Ko van der Laan. Over den tekenaar Aart van Ewijk (VD 96); Vol. XI-XII. Added: C. van Dijk. Halcyon. Bührmann-Ubbens, [1989], including an index.
Artist or Maker: ESCHER - [A.A.M. STOLS].
Literature: C. van Dijk, Halcyon 1989
Provenance: Possibly from the Lutkie family. The paper firm Lutkie & Smit, founded in 1877, was Stols' main supplier
Including the three woodcuts by M.C. Escher in very fine condition. Bound but pages uncut!
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