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Date of the auction: 07.11.2019

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Volumes: A Variable Multiple 1/160

9 screenprints mounted on plastic panels: mounted rhomboid prints: 93x38x3 cm (36½x15x1¼"); mounted square prints: 50x50x3 cm (19¾x19¾x1¼"). Presented in original rhomboid box: 123.5x73 x10 cm (48½x28¾x4"). No. 66 of a total edition of 160 sets, 10 of which were artist's proofs. A student of Josef

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Herbert Bayer Abschälung [Exfoliation], 1968

Screen print. 63.5x63.5 cm (25x25"). Artist's proof signed by the artist. Herbert Bayer was an influential artist at the Bauhaus. After studying with Wassily Kandinsky he became master of the art school's printing department in 1925. His work became the face of Bauhaus design with his typeface

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Woodcut erotica by August Becker, series of 10

Sizes vary, 7 in landscape orientation, approx. 10x15 cm (4x6"), 3 in portrait, approx. 15x10 cm (6x4"). Each print matted: 36x22.3 cm (14¼x8¾") or vice versa. Supplied blue cloth portfolio. Each print numbered 2/20. Presented with three other matted signed prints and three unsigned plates tipped

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Cherryburn Press Thomas Bewick Portfolio 1970

3 volumes. 18 pp. introductory volume. With 100 loose plates in titled folders presented in two portfolios. Linen-backed boards, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, slipcase. One of 150 copies, 125 of which were offered for sale. A second portfolio of wood engravings by Thomas Bewick from

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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With signed frontis screen print by Albers

3 volumes. Designed by Bradbury Thompson. Each volume with original screen print frontispiece by Joseph Albers, signed by him in pencil, numbered 196/398, dated 1973, 35.8x25 cm. (14¼x9¾"), full red leather, spines titled in gilt, top edges gilt, slipcase. Limited Edition. Handsomely designed

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Matt Borruso print w/ Matt Sussman broadside

Screen print: 31x26.6 cm (12¼x10½") No. 43/100. Postapocallipses broadside: 30.8x24.1 cm (12¼x9½"). Print signed on reverse, broadside signed at lower right corner. Broadside was created on the occasion of the exhibition Return to Holy Mountain—Matt Borruso at 2nd Floor Projects in San Francisco, 11

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Callot, Vue du Louvre etching

Etching on watermarked paper with margins. Image: 16x33.5 cm (6¼x13¼"); sheet 21x36.5 cm (8¼x14½") . Signed in plate by Callot at lower left of image. Early state prior to address of Israel Silvestre. Lieure 667. Print tipped-in to matte mount at top edge

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Callot, Vue du Pont Neuf etching

Etching on water-marked paper. 16x33 cm (6¼x13"); matted: 32x51.2 cm (12½x20"). Thread margins. Second state of 5. Signed in plate by Callot at lower right of image. Depicted is a view of the Pont Neuf with the Old Tower of Nesle. Watermarked with double C's and cross of Lorraine. Second state, with

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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1900s Chinatown-theme art, original painting and Helen Hyde print

Comprising: Helen Hyde color print, “Her First Picture Book”, removed from a 1902 British calendar-ad for a British chemical company in 10½x13” period wood frame Apparently original painting on canvas, unsigned, of a Chinatown street scene, in 11x14” period wood frame. Helen Hyde trained in San

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Christo: Running Fence, signed

694 pp. Photographs by Gianfranco Gorgoni, narrative by David Bourdon, Chronicle by Calvin Tomkins. (4to), 28.5x27 cm (11¼x10¾"), off-white cloth, silver lettering to spine, black cloth slipcase with brown cover pasted on. No. 536 of 2159 copies printed and signed by the artist. Fine. Signed by the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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With a signed print by Crumb

6 volumes. 27x20.3 cm (10½x8"), cloth-backed paper-covered boards. With an original print signed by Crumb 25.5x20 cm (10x8"), housed in cloth-backed chemise with illustrated paper label, slipcase, publisher's box. No. 840 from an edition limited to 1,000 sets. With "What D'Hail Yew Starin' At

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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With a signed print by Crumb

6 volumes. 27x20.3 cm (10½x8"), cloth-backed paper-covered boards. With an original print signed by Crumb 25.5x20 cm (10x8"), housed in cloth-backed chemise with illustrated paper label, slipcase, publisher's box. No. 222 from an edition limited to 1,000 sets. With "The Little Guy That Lives Inside

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Currier equine lithograph, 1883

Color lithograph. Image: 52x86 cm (20½x34"); sheet: 67x91.5 cm (26½x36"). Signed in print. William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to his fortune and a prominent member of the Vanderbilt family

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Allerlei Gedanken in Vignettenform, 1902

Edited by Martin Gerlach. 24 of 30 lithograph plates of vignette designs by C.O. Czeschka. 29.4x25 cm (11½x9¾"), in original cloth-backed portfolio. First Edition. Lacking plates 4-6, 18-19, 22. Martin Gerlach was an Austrian engraver, photographer, and publisher who published aritsts that would

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Les Maitresses, erotica by Honoré Denis

8 lithographs hand-colored by the artist. 43.9x31.9 cm (17¼x12½"), presented in silver paper-covered portfolio. No. 7 of an edition limited to 50 sets. Presented with two etchings ("Radierung") signed by "Aldo". Both prints numbered 8/150. Les Maitresses is unlisted in OCLC/WorldCat

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Prensa Independiente by Francisco Dosamantes

Woodcut on thin sheet mounted on posterboard. Image: 49x18.2 cm (19¼x7¼"), sheet: 56.5x25 cm (22¼x9¾"). Francisco Dosamantes was a Mexican artist and educator who is best known for his educational illustrations and graphic work against fascism. He was a founding member of the Taller de Gráfica

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Caricature illustration by Arthur Dove

Graphite, pen, ink and watercolor wash drawing. Image: 29.3x22.8 cm (11½x9"); sheet approx. 40.5x34.3 cm (16x13½"). Signed with the initials of the artist. Arthur Dove is often referred to as the First American abstract painter. The present piece is a significant departure from that style. An

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Ipswich Prints by Arthur W. Dow, 1905

Six prints on Japanese paper + title leaf with text. 25x20 cm (10x8"), set loose in paper folder printed in orange. Inscribed at top right of the front wrapper, "Compliments of Arthur W. Dow, 1906." At the top left is the ownership signature of Mary Ketcham, and Ketcham is lightly inked on the back

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Merz Sonata Emanon Press Jerome Rothenberg

[23] pp. Illustrations, including two pop-up constructions, by Debra Weier. (4to) original leather-edges boards, illustration mount on front, clamshell box. No. 3 of 50 copies (numbered 450-500). Signed by Rothenberg and Weier on final blank, as issued. The Emanon Press which was founded by Weier at

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Flash Back by Russell Forester, signed

10 thermograph prints interleaved with tissue guards, presented in folder. Images: 9.3x7.2 cm (3½x2¾") sheets: 24x20.3 cm (9½x8"). No. 489 of an edition limited to 500 sets signed by the artist. Signed by Russell Forester on the limitation leaf

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Gauguin's color woodcuts reproduced

12 plates with color reproductions of Gaugin's woodcuts. 43.6x32.8 cm (17¼x13"), presented with an introduction leaf by W.G. Russell Allen in paper portfolio. "Ten of the cuts reproduced...which constitute the whole of his best known series, were made at Pont-Aven beginning in the fall of 1894

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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With original drawing by Madge Gill

Comprises: Myrninerest by Madge Gill edited by David Tibet and Henry Boxer. Cloth stamped in black. With an original postcard drawing by Madge Gill. Original drawing: 9x14 cm (3½x5½"). No. 21 of an edition limited to 75 copies. Digital Snow by Michael Snow. Dvd Rom with card-book encased in folding

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Lantern slides of Aladdin and his lamp

Each 6.8x25.8 cm (2½x10½"). Each numbered and captioned (in French) on the glass. Edges protected with paper tape. In period wooden box without its lid, and other defects. Charming hand-painted slides depicting the story of Aladdin and his magical lamp, beginning with his meeting the magician

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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David Lance Goines Berkeley Public Library

Color offset lithograph poster. Matted and framed. Image: 61x36 cm (24x14"). Framed: 76x46 cm (30x18"). One of 100 signed copies, from a total edition of 941. Signed and numbered by Goines in pencil and dated 1974 in bottom margin of image

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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El Hombre, 1963 signed by the author

[68] leaves. Illustrated from drawings by Jose Hernandez Delgadillo. 45.7x35 cm (18x13¾"), black cloth lettered in gilt, publisher's printed slipcase. One of a total edition of 500, 250 of which were in English. Signed on the title page by Mario Gonzalez-Ulloa with the inscription: "To Leo Keoshian

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Goya, Tauromaquia, 1929 40 plates

40 loose engraved plates with printed tissue guards in cloth portfolio. Title leaf with three descriptive catalogue leaves in addition. Images: 21.7x32.2 cm (10½x12½"); sheet: 34.8x45.2 cm (13¾x17¾"). Portfolio Set No. 98. Prints with embossed stamped portrait of Goya at lower right

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Proposed Jam drawing w/ Pettibon

Original mixed media drawing on light paper, India ink, acrylic and watercolor. 21.5x28 cm (8½x11"). With a signed letter from Justin Green to Steven Abrams , a former collaborator who had done lettering for Green's comix. "Steven, This drawing is intended for a collaboration with you & Raymond

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Seymour Haden's rare etching, A Backwater

Etching with drypoint on laid paper. Image: 13.8x20.1 cm (5½x8"); sheet: 21x31.5 cm (8¼x12½"). No. 161 penciled at lower left margin. Signed in plate at lower left of image; pencil signed at lower right margin. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was an English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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Edgar Allan Poe by Hannelore

Original oil painting on wood. 18x12.5 cm (7x5"). Oil portrait of Edgar Allan Poe by East Coast artist Hannelore

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 7 Nov 2019

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James Joyce by Hannelore.

Original oil painting on wood. 18x12.5 cm (7x5"). Oil portrait of James Joyce by East Coast artist Hannelore

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 7 Nov 2019