The Pride Sale

Swann Galleries, Inc.
104 East 25th Street
NY 10010 New York,
United States
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Date of the auction: 20.06.2019

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FREDERICK THE GREAT FREDERICK II; KING OF PRUSSIA (1712-1786) Letter Signed, "Friedrich," as King, to the President of the Regency of Cleves Baron von Danckelmann, in German, granting him permission to visit Berlin. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank; mounted at corners and along one edge of blank to

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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THE LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN SARAH PONSONBY (1755-1831) Autograph Letter Signed, "El. Butler & Sarah Ponsonby," apologizing for delaying a guest who is to visit her, and informing her to expect that the visitor will be bringing a Christmas gift from them [probably a goose]. 2 pages, 8vo, with integral

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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Pictures of New York Life & Character. Illustrated title page, 19 tinted lithographed plates, all with advertisements on verso, some boldly colored. Folio, 12x10 inches, 30 1/2x25 1/2 cm, publisher's gilt cloth, worn, boards detached; minimal wear to contents. [New York]: George W. Averell & Co

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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Chinese Gay Pillow Book. ] 6 double-page watercolor and ink illustrations of erotic gay couplings. Images measure 8 1/2x6 1/2 inches, 21 1/2x16 cm on India paper, mounted to 10x8 1/2 inch laid paper sheets, accordion-folded between patterned silk-covered boards (measuring 73 inches, 185 1/2 cm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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ADOLF BRAND (1874-1945) and KONRAD LINKE (DATES UNKNOWN). Der Eigene: Ein Buch für Kunst und Mänliche Kultur. Vol VI. Tipped-in prints, reproductions, and photographs with lettered grey paper mounts. 4to, publisher's pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold. Berlin (Charlottenburg): Brand & Linke

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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EDWARD CARPENTER (1844-1929) Woman, and her Place in a Free Society * Sex-Love, and Its Place in a Free Society * An Unknown People. Together, 3 pamphlets bound in 1. 8vo, contemporary gilt-lettered brown cloth, faded; scattered foxing. The first two titles printed in Manchester, England: The Labour

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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EDWARD CARPENTER (1844-1929) Group of 3 Presentation Copies. 8vo, publisher's cloth gilt, very good, further notes below. London, vd

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$500 - US$750

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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EDWARD CARPENTER (1844-1929) Album of 112 cartes-de-visite portraits of Victorian students at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, including Edward Carpenter (signed), and others depicting an array of costumed theatrical figures, including Ellen Terry. Albumen prints, the images generally measuring 3 3/4x2

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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NICOLAS CHORIER (1612-1692) The Dialogues of Luisa Sigea, Literally Translated from the Latin. 3 volumes. Half-titles. Titles in red and black. Slim 8vo, contemporary 3/4 green morocco, spines tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces, top edges gilt, spines uniformly faded to brown. Paris

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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ALEISTER CROWLEY (1875-1947) White Stains: The Literary Remains of George Archibald Bishop: A Neuropath of the Second Empire. 4to, black cloth lettered in white, slightly rubbed, small mark to left corner by title; hinges starting; custom purple morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Printed on Van

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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ANDRE GIDE (1869-1951) Saül, Drame en 5 Actes [with:] L'Immoraliste. 2 volumes bound in one. Half-titles. Small 8vo, contemporary full tan morocco by René Kieffer, leather bas-relief sculpture by R. Prath set into front and back covers, top edges and turn-ins gilt; endpaper gutter with a few minor

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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WILHELM VON GLOEDEN (1856-1931) Taormina. Platinum print, the image measuring 15 1/2x11 1/2 inches, 39x29 cm, the sheet slightly larger, flush mounted to board, with von Gloeden's signature, title, and numeric notation 1409, in ink, on recto. 1903; printed circa 1915

Lot #: 12

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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LOUIS JEAN-BAPTISTE IGOUT (1837-1881) Suite of six composite photographs, each featuring 12 images of classical male nude studies. Albumen prints, the overall images measuring 8 1/4x5 1/2 inches, 21x14 cm, the mounts slightly larger, each with an inventory number in the negative. 1870s

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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GUGLIELMO PLÜSCHOW (1852-1930) Group of 3 en plein air male nude studies. Albumen (2) and silver (one) prints, the images measuring 6 1/4x4 1/2 to 9x6 1/2 inches, 16x11 1/2 to 23x16 1/2 cm, the silver print on a mount measuring 8 1/4x10 1/2 inches, 21x26 3/4 cm, 2 with Plüschow's hand stamps and

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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SIMEON SOLOMON (1840-1905) A Vision of Love, Revealed. Photogravure frontispiece by Frederick Holyer. [iii], 37 pages. 8vo, publisher's gilt-pictorial cloth by Burn & Co., with their ticket, light blistering, extremities rubbed, joints starting; front free endpaper excised, scattered foxing and

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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JOHN MORAY STUART-YOUNG (1881–1939) An Urning's Love (Being a Poetic Study of Morbidity), Osrac, the Self-Sufficient and Other Poems. 9 photogravure plates, mostly portraits of Stuart-Young and Oscar Wilde, and Alfred Douglas. Printed in red, green, and black. Publisher's gilt-pictorial vellum with

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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FREDERICK WILLIAM ROLFE "Baron Corvo." (1860-1913) In His Own Image. 8vo, original gilt-lettered grey cloth, worn; several pencil annotations and underlinings in the text by Nicholson. [Woolf A4]. London: John Lane, 1901. extra-illustrated copy owned by j. g. nicholson, Uranian poet and friend of

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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HENRY SCOTT TUKE (1858-1929) Two Boys Rowing . Color pastels on tan wove paper. 13 1/4x8 1/4 inches, 34x21 cm. Signed and dated in pastel, lower left recto. 1915

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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HENRY S. TUKE (1858-1929) Pair of letters by the artist discussing his paintings, with related material. 2 Autograph Letters Signed as H .S. Tuke, each 2 pages, the first 8 1/2x5 1/2 inches, 21 1/2x14 cm, and the other a bit smaller; moderate wear and soiling to the first letter and minimal wear to

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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HENRY S. TUKE (1858-1929) Personal letter from the noted painter to his friend Ellis. Autograph Letter Signed as "H.S. Tuke." One page, 9x7 inches, 23x17 3/4 cm, folds, mount remnants on verso, minimal wear. Swanpool, England, 26 October 1923

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) Leaves of Grass. First state engraved frontispiece portrait by S.A. Schoff, calligraphic title. 8vo, original red-orange cloth, beveled edges, blind-stamped covers, spine lean, extremities rubbed; foxing to frontispiece and title page, yellow coated endpapers. Boston: Thayer

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) Group of 5 volumes featuring Calamus. Some illustrated. 4to and 8vo, original bindings. Condition varies, but generally good

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$500 - US$750

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) Signature, on a holograph address panel, addressed to socialist philosopher and sexual reformer Edward Carpenter. 1 page, 6 3/4x11 1/2 inches, 17x29 cm, moderate chipping to side edges, folds with minor loss to text, faint scattered soiling, cancelled 10-cent postage stamp

Lot #: 23

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

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) Memoranda During the War. Illustrated with two engraved author portraits. 1 page advertisement at end. 8vo, original plum cloth, front cover gilt-lettered within blind-stamped borders, all edges gilt, uneven fading, light wear to spine ends and corners; green coated embossed

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$75,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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), and, for a while, it was wrongly attributed to Wilde. Their publication and the misattribution had a disastrous effect on Wilde's reputation during the Queensbury suit of "gross indecency." 'It was a tremendous misfortune for Wilde that he allowed himself to be persuaded into contributing to this

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$750

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) The Chameleon: A Bazaar of Dangerous and Smiling Chances. Vol. 1 no. 1 (all published), containing the first appearance of Wilde's "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young," two poems by Lord Alfred Douglas, and the editor John Bloxam's "The Priest and the Acolyte

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) Ballade de la geole de Reading par C33. Translated and preface by Henry-D. Davray. 28 black and sepia woodcuts by Jean-Gabriel Daragnes. 8vo, handsome custom binding by Louise Levèque of polished black calf with gilt-lettered spine and design of skylight from Wilde's prison

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) An Ideal Husband. [16], 214 pages. Square 8vo, original lavender cloth with gilt decorations on covers, uncut, spine slightly darkened, minor soiling, corners and spine tips bumped; John Parmenter armorial bookplate to front pastedown (paper lifting slightly in just a few

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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) and a bitter court case instigated by the Marquess of Queensberry, father of Wilde's paramour, Lord Alfred Douglas. This first edition was published by Smithers four years later, incorporating some changes Wilde had made in the preceding months. It was the final comic or dramatic work ever penned

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 20 Jun 2019

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PAUL VERLAINE (1844-1896) "Hombres" (Hommes). [iv], 48, [3] pp. Slim 8vo, later brown cloth, front cover blocked and lettered in gilt, trace of wear to spine tips; original wrappers bound in, small inked signature to top of front wrapper; page numbers 44-48 corrected by hand. [Paris]: Imprimé sous

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,500

Date: 20 Jun 2019