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  • 1924 COMPLETE CATALOGUE THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES First Edition by John Quinn 1924 COMPLETE CATALOGUE THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES First Edition
    John Quinn

    COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES. Catalog for the Auction that took place in New York in 1924. PRICES REALIZED printed at the end of Volume Two. Published by The Anderson Galleries, 1924. First edition. Two Hardcover Books, 6x9.5 inches, 1205 total pages plus 62 unnumbered pages of Prices Realized at the end of Volume Two. Each volume has some b&w illustrations, but this is mainly a written, descriptive catalogue. 12,096 Items are listed and were offered at this auction. The John Quinn collection was an amazing gathering of modern (at the time) literature. Included was a HANDWRITTEN COPY OF ULYSSES by JAMES JOYCE that went for $1,975, purchased by the Rosenbach Foundation, and has…

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    COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES. Catalog for the Auction that took place in New York in 1924. PRICES REALIZED printed at the end of Volume Two. Published by The Anderson Galleries, 1924. First edition. Two Hardcover Books, 6x9.5 inches, 1205 total pages plus 62 unnumbered pages of Prices Realized at the end of Volume Two. Each volume has some b&w illustrations, but this is mainly a written, descriptive catalogue. 12,096 Items are listed and were offered at this auction. The John Quinn collection was an amazing gathering of modern (at the time) literature. Included was a HANDWRITTEN COPY OF ULYSSES by JAMES JOYCE that went for $1,975, purchased by the Rosenbach Foundation, and has been at the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia, ever since. GOOD condition. The covers of both volumes are sunned at the spines, have spine end, edge and corner tip wear; internally the pages have lightly toned, as normal, there are a few pencil prices realized in the margins here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A used but solid set of this important literary collection and auction. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1998 CoBrA ART MOVEMENT 50TH ANNIVERSARY Christie's Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED 1998 CoBrA ART MOVEMENT 50TH ANNIVERSARY Christie's Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED

    CoBrA 50th Anniversary Sale. Christie's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in Amsterdam on April 21, 1998. COBRA (or CoBrA) was a European avant-garde movement active from 1948 to 1951. The name was coined in 1948 by Christian Dotremont from the initials of the founding members' home cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A). COBRA was formed by Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Asger Jorn, and Joseph Noiret on 8 November 1948 in the Café Notre-Dame, Paris, with the signing of a manifesto, La Cause Était Entendue (The Case Was Settled),drawn up by Dotremont. Formed with a unifying doctrine of complete freedom of color and form, as well as antipathy towards Surrealism, the artists also shared an…

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    CoBrA 50th Anniversary Sale. Christie's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in Amsterdam on April 21, 1998. COBRA (or CoBrA) was a European avant-garde movement active from 1948 to 1951. The name was coined in 1948 by Christian Dotremont from the initials of the founding members' home cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A). COBRA was formed by Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Asger Jorn, and Joseph Noiret on 8 November 1948 in the Café Notre-Dame, Paris, with the signing of a manifesto, La Cause Était Entendue (The Case Was Settled),drawn up by Dotremont. Formed with a unifying doctrine of complete freedom of color and form, as well as antipathy towards Surrealism, the artists also shared an interest in Marxism as well as modernism. CoBrA artists represented in this 50th Anniversary auction include: Karel Appel, Pierre Alechinsky, Corneille, Jacques Doucet, Stephen Gilbert, and many others. VERY GOOD condition, just light signs of handling, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 2 Copies of CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES the ROSHCO, PLOHN & KOPINITZ COLLECTIONS Bonhams Auction Catalog 2 Copies of CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES the ROSHCO, PLOHN & KOPINITZ COLLECTIONS Bonhams Auction Catalog

    TWO COPIES of the following auction catalog: IMPORTANT CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES From the Collections of DR. MARTIN ROSHCO, MRS. FAY PLOHN, and DR. EDWARD A. KOPINITZ. Published by Bonhams, New York, for the Auction that took place on March 20, 2012. A Fully Illustrated Single Subject Auction Catalog Consisting Entirely of Antique Chinese Snuff Bottles. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 76 pages each. 153 Rare Chinese Snuff Bottles are Fully Described and Catalogued. Each Snuff Bottle is Illustrated in Color. VERY GOOD condition, one copy has a crease to its upper corner tip and some waviness to the front margin of its latter pages, otherwise both look and feel unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautifully illustrated Snuff Bottle reference.

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  • 2011 THREE MASTERS: ZHANG DAQIAN, PU RU, & HUANG JUNBI - China Guardian Auction Catalog by ZHANG DAQIAN, PU RU and HUANG JUNBI 2011 THREE MASTERS: ZHANG DAQIAN, PU RU, & HUANG JUNBI - China Guardian Auction Catalog
    ZHANG DAQIAN, PU RU and HUANG JUNBI

    ELABORATE WORKS BY THREE MODERN MASTERS: ZHANG DAQIAN, PU RU and HUANG JUNBI. China Guardian Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in Beijing, China on November 14, 2011. Thick Softcover Catalog,

    8.5x11 inches, unpaginated (approx. 200 pages). Illustrated throughout. Lots described in Chinese and English, other text in Chinese only. 98 lots are offered, each fully described and illustrated in color (lots are numbered 1351 to 1448). VERY GOOD condition, some wear to the top of the spine, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

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  • BRONZE DORÉ / GILDED BRONZE Private Collection CHRISTIE'S PARIS Illustrated 2015 BRONZE DORÉ / GILDED BRONZE Private Collection CHRISTIE'S PARIS Illustrated 2015

    FASTE ET VIRTUOSITÉ DU BRONZE DORÉ: UNE COLLECTION PRIVÉE (THE SPLENDOR AND VIRTUOSITY OF GILDED BRONZE: A PRIVATE COLLECTION). Christie's catalog for the auction that took place in Paris on 6 November 2015.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 72 pages. 74 lots (numbered 600 to 673) are fully described and illustrated.

    NEAR FINE condition, a touch of wear to the spine ends, a little thumbing to the center edge of the pages, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About the auction (from Christie's website):

    ******Built over several decades, this private collection is dedicated to the greatest bronze makers of the 18th century: André Charles Boulle, Charles Cressent, Jean Claude Chambellan Duplessis, François Rémond and Pierre François Feuchère. It also…

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    FASTE ET VIRTUOSITÉ DU BRONZE DORÉ: UNE COLLECTION PRIVÉE (THE SPLENDOR AND VIRTUOSITY OF GILDED BRONZE: A PRIVATE COLLECTION). Christie's catalog for the auction that took place in Paris on 6 November 2015.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 72 pages. 74 lots (numbered 600 to 673) are fully described and illustrated.

    NEAR FINE condition, a touch of wear to the spine ends, a little thumbing to the center edge of the pages, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About the auction (from Christie's website):

    ******Built over several decades, this private collection is dedicated to the greatest bronze makers of the 18th century: André Charles Boulle, Charles Cressent, Jean Claude Chambellan Duplessis, François Rémond and Pierre François Feuchère. It also includes works by other famous craftsmen and sculptors, such as Gilles Marie Oppenord, Corneille Van Cleve, Jean Charles Delafosse and Clodion.******

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  • CALIFORNIA GOLD Crystalline Gold, Slabs, Gold Sponge, Mine Bars, etc. BUTTERFIELD AUCTION Catalog 1994 CALIFORNIA GOLD Crystalline Gold, Slabs, Gold Sponge, Mine Bars, etc. BUTTERFIELD AUCTION Catalog 1994

    CALIFORNIA GOLD. Butterfield & Butterfield Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in San Francisco and Los Angeles on December 15, 1994. Softcovers,

    8.5x11 inches, 44 unnumbered pages. 195 lots are offered. Illustrated with color photographs of some of the lots being sold. The auction had the following sections: Collection of Gold-in-Quartz Specimens (mostly from Sixteen-To-One Mine), Crystalline Gold Specimens, Gold Slugs & Sponge Specimen, Ball Mill Specimens, Gold-In-Quartz Slabs & Polished Decorative Pieces, The Whopper, Mine Bars, and Gold-In-Quartz Jewelry. LAID IN THIS CATALOG are some items related to the ORIGINAL SIXTEEN to ONE MINE: a letter to shareholders dated November 25, 1994; a letter from Dennis Power, Executive Director of the Oakland Museum, to Michael M. Miller,…

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    CALIFORNIA GOLD. Butterfield & Butterfield Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in San Francisco and Los Angeles on December 15, 1994. Softcovers,

    8.5x11 inches, 44 unnumbered pages. 195 lots are offered. Illustrated with color photographs of some of the lots being sold. The auction had the following sections: Collection of Gold-in-Quartz Specimens (mostly from Sixteen-To-One Mine), Crystalline Gold Specimens, Gold Slugs & Sponge Specimen, Ball Mill Specimens, Gold-In-Quartz Slabs & Polished Decorative Pieces, The Whopper, Mine Bars, and Gold-In-Quartz Jewelry. LAID IN THIS CATALOG are some items related to the ORIGINAL SIXTEEN to ONE MINE: a letter to shareholders dated November 25, 1994; a letter from Dennis Power, Executive Director of the Oakland Museum, to Michael M. Miller, President of the Original Sixteen to One Mine, regarding some items that might be of historical interest to the Museum; a printed item from the California Division of Mines dated 1968 regarding the Original Sixteen to One Mine; and a related newspaper article. Condition: The catalog is in VERY GOOD condition, there is the ghost of a small sticker on the front cover, some light signs of handling to the covers, overall still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • CHINESE ELEGANT TREASURES from an AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION China Guardian Catalog 2018 CHINESE ELEGANT TREASURES from an AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION China Guardian Catalog 2018

    ELEGANT TREASURES FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION. China Guardian Hong Kong Auction Catalog, for the auction that took place in Hong Kong on October 2, 2018. Beautifully produced and fully illustrated. Softcovers, 8.5x10.5 inches,, unpaginated (approximately 125 pages). Text in Chinese and English. Estimated prices are in HKD and USD. 45 lots (numbered 585 to 629) of exquisite and very rare Chinese Artifacts are fully described and catalogued. Each item is illustrated with one or more color photographs. The China Guardian Auction catalogues are beautifully produced. This catalogue is a true gem and an important reference. Hard to find in the United States. NEAR FINE condition, a bit of sunning to the spine, a slight bump at the bottom of…

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    ELEGANT TREASURES FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION. China Guardian Hong Kong Auction Catalog, for the auction that took place in Hong Kong on October 2, 2018. Beautifully produced and fully illustrated. Softcovers, 8.5x10.5 inches,, unpaginated (approximately 125 pages). Text in Chinese and English. Estimated prices are in HKD and USD. 45 lots (numbered 585 to 629) of exquisite and very rare Chinese Artifacts are fully described and catalogued. Each item is illustrated with one or more color photographs. The China Guardian Auction catalogues are beautifully produced. This catalogue is a true gem and an important reference. Hard to find in the United States. NEAR FINE condition, a bit of sunning to the spine, a slight bump at the bottom of the spine, overall looks and feels barely used. A lovely, solid copy.

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  • CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI - SIGNED & INSCRIBED "STRIP THE AUCTIONEER" - GERMAN CONTEMPORARY ARTIST by CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI - SIGNED & INSCRIBED "STRIP THE AUCTIONEER" - GERMAN CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
    CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI

    CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI - STRIP THE AUCTIONEER at CHRISTIE'S. Softcovers, 8.5" x 10.5", 48 unnumbered pages PLUS a bound-in 48 page booklet, with 36 pages in English and German that describe the auction, and 12 pages of reactions by the winning bidders of the various items. VERY GOOD condition, some light creases to the covers from handling, overall just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. Shows the actual AUCTION EVENT that took place at CHRISTIE'S, Amsterdam, where the LONGTIME AUCTIONEER ARNO VERKADE stripped and auctioned off much of his clothing, piece by piece, with the last piece being his personal Auctioneer's Hammer. (If you are wondering, yes, he left his pants on.) The…

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    CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI - STRIP THE AUCTIONEER at CHRISTIE'S. Softcovers, 8.5" x 10.5", 48 unnumbered pages PLUS a bound-in 48 page booklet, with 36 pages in English and German that describe the auction, and 12 pages of reactions by the winning bidders of the various items. VERY GOOD condition, some light creases to the covers from handling, overall just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. Shows the actual AUCTION EVENT that took place at CHRISTIE'S, Amsterdam, where the LONGTIME AUCTIONEER ARNO VERKADE stripped and auctioned off much of his clothing, piece by piece, with the last piece being his personal Auctioneer's Hammer. (If you are wondering, yes, he left his pants on.) The auction was incorporated into a PERFORMANCE PIECE / EXHIBITION put together by the CONTEMPORARY GERMAN ARTIST CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI. The Christie's "STRIP THE AUCTIONEER" was broadcast live into the Jankowski Exhibition on its opening day, as part of the exhibition. It was then shown on video repeatedly during the life of the exhibition. Published by Walther König, Köln, Germany, 2011. Looks like a Christie's Auction Catalogue, but is actually a photographic revisiting of the auction, with photos by a Christie's photographer. It was published after the auction took place, showing, through photographs, how it took place, how the auctioneer stripped, the items sold, and the prices they obtained. There is also a bound-in booklet that shows the winning bidders and gives their reactions to the items they won, the high prices they paid, and to the event as a whole. The pieces of clothing that the auctioneer removed and then auctioned included his shoes, socks, shirt, jacket, etc. Each item (i.e. one left shoe) went for approximately two thousand euros, blurring the line between what is art, what is collectible, and what is just a dirty sock that the auctioneer has just taken off his foot. SCARCE SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JANKOWSKI. You can read about the Contemporary German Artist CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI on Wikipedia.

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  • COLT FIREARMS COLLECTION of GEORGE R. REPAIRE Butterfield Auction Catalog 1997

    FINE ANTIQUE EUROPEAN & AMERICAN ARMS and COLLECTIBLE SPORTING GUNS : FEATURING FINE COLT FIREARMS from the GEORGE R. REPAIRE COLLECTION. AUCTION CATALOG for the Auction that took place at Butterfield & Butterfield in San Francisco on April 14, 1997. Glossy Softcover Auction Catalogue, 8.5 x 11 inches, 679 lots (numbered 3010 to 3688) are described and cataloged. Prices realized sheet laid in. Fully Illustrated with color and b&w photographs of many of the items being offered. VERY GOOD condition, light wear to the covers corner tips, edges and spine ends; internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

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  • ELGIN BAYLOR COLLECTION Julien's Auction Catalog BASKETBALL GREAT 2013 ELGIN BAYLOR COLLECTION Julien's Auction Catalog BASKETBALL GREAT 2013

    Property from the Collection of ELGIN BAYLOR. Julien's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in Beverly Hills on May 31, 2013. Softcover Catalog, 8.5x11 inches, 153 pages. Contains 357 lots from the personal collection of ELGIN BAYLOR. Basketball, basketball, basketball. Fully ILLUSTRATED with color photographs of items being auctioned. VERY GOOD condition, the spine ends are a bit bumped, otherwise looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This auction catalog will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the…

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    Property from the Collection of ELGIN BAYLOR. Julien's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in Beverly Hills on May 31, 2013. Softcover Catalog, 8.5x11 inches, 153 pages. Contains 357 lots from the personal collection of ELGIN BAYLOR. Basketball, basketball, basketball. Fully ILLUSTRATED with color photographs of items being auctioned. VERY GOOD condition, the spine ends are a bit bumped, otherwise looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This auction catalog will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • FINE & RARE WINES with RYE WHISKEY Two Christie's Auction Catalogs 2015 FINE & RARE WINES with RYE WHISKEY Two Christie's Auction Catalogs 2015

    (1) FINE WINES AND SPIRITS: Featuring a Stellar Collection of Damaine de la Romanée-Conti and an Offering of Pre Prohibition Rye Whiskey from the Collection of Richard Mellon Scaife. New York, 24 October 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 505 lots. Color illustrations of some of the more notable items. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    (2) FINEST & RAREST WINES: The Exemplary Cellar of the Late Dr. Alejandro Zafforoni and a Collection of Luce Direct from the Estate. New York, 18 June 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 179 lots. Color illustrations of some of the rarer bottles. GOOD condition, the top corner of the front cover is clipped, prices realized are handwritten by most of the…

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    (1) FINE WINES AND SPIRITS: Featuring a Stellar Collection of Damaine de la Romanée-Conti and an Offering of Pre Prohibition Rye Whiskey from the Collection of Richard Mellon Scaife. New York, 24 October 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 505 lots. Color illustrations of some of the more notable items. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    (2) FINEST & RAREST WINES: The Exemplary Cellar of the Late Dr. Alejandro Zafforoni and a Collection of Luce Direct from the Estate. New York, 18 June 2015. Softcovers, 8x10.5 inches, 88 pages, 179 lots. Color illustrations of some of the rarer bottles. GOOD condition, the top corner of the front cover is clipped, prices realized are handwritten by most of the lots, and there is a post-it with prices that, presumably, indicated amounts the previous owner was interested in bidding. Otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

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  • FINE STAMPS & COVERS of HONG KONG & CHINA with SHANGHAI LOCAL POSTS Christie's Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED FINE STAMPS & COVERS of HONG KONG & CHINA with SHANGHAI LOCAL POSTS Christie's Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED

    FINE STAMPS and COVERS of HONG KONG and CHINA : Featuring the Fine Collection of SHANGHAI LOCAL POSTS formed by Charles Dougan of Canada. Catalog for the Christie's Auction that took place in Hong Kong on 3 May, 1995.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 134 pages.

    275 lots (numbered 1601 to 2445) of Hong Kong and Chinese stamps and covers. Illustrated with b&w, and a few color, photographs of many of the philatelic items being offered.

    This auction catalog is in FINE condition, looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • LE VIVIER LIBRARY of Rare SPORTING BOOKS - EQUESTRIAN, Fox Hunting, Cricket, AIKEN ART Christie's Auction Catalog LE VIVIER LIBRARY of Rare SPORTING BOOKS - EQUESTRIAN, Fox Hunting, Cricket, AIKEN ART Christie's Auction Catalog

    LE VIVIER LIBRARY of SPORTING BOOKS and MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. Christie's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in New Kensington, England, on October 3o, 2012. From the Introduction to the Morning Session: "Probably the best Aiken collection of modern times, it is both remarkably extensive and unusually well curated..." Softcovers, 8x11.5 inches, 352 pages. 333 Lots, as follows: AIKEN lots 1 through 118; FIELD SPORTS 119 through 253; CRICKET 254 through 283; MISCELLANEOUS SPORTS 284 through 316; and Modern First Editions and Illustrated Books 317 through 333. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with beautiful color representations of items being auctioned. NEAR FINE condition, prices realized sheet is paper clipped on to the top edge of the first page, otherwise looks and…

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    LE VIVIER LIBRARY of SPORTING BOOKS and MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. Christie's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in New Kensington, England, on October 3o, 2012. From the Introduction to the Morning Session: "Probably the best Aiken collection of modern times, it is both remarkably extensive and unusually well curated..." Softcovers, 8x11.5 inches, 352 pages. 333 Lots, as follows: AIKEN lots 1 through 118; FIELD SPORTS 119 through 253; CRICKET 254 through 283; MISCELLANEOUS SPORTS 284 through 316; and Modern First Editions and Illustrated Books 317 through 333. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with beautiful color representations of items being auctioned. NEAR FINE condition, prices realized sheet is paper clipped on to the top edge of the first page, otherwise looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. If you love Horses and Horsemanship, you will love this catalog.

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  • LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA Sotheby's Auction Catalog 2013 LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA Sotheby's Auction Catalog 2013

    LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA (SPATIAL CONCEPT, THE CHURCHES OF VENICE) 1961. Sotheby's catalog for the auction that took place in London on 26 June 2013.

    Single Item Auction Catalog. The art work had an estimate of 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 GBP and sold for 4,450,500 GBP.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 9x11.5 inches, 36 unnumbered pages. Single lot auction, with essays about the painting, Fontana, and Fontana's works. Fully Illustrated.

    NEAR FINE condition, a touch of shelf wear to the covers, corner tips lightly worn, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About this auction (from Sotheby's website):

    ******A supreme example of Lucio Fontana's tireless conceptual and artistic exploration, Concetto Spaziale, Le Chiese di Venezia exists as undeniable…

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    LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA (SPATIAL CONCEPT, THE CHURCHES OF VENICE) 1961. Sotheby's catalog for the auction that took place in London on 26 June 2013.

    Single Item Auction Catalog. The art work had an estimate of 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 GBP and sold for 4,450,500 GBP.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 9x11.5 inches, 36 unnumbered pages. Single lot auction, with essays about the painting, Fontana, and Fontana's works. Fully Illustrated.

    NEAR FINE condition, a touch of shelf wear to the covers, corner tips lightly worn, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About this auction (from Sotheby's website):

    ******A supreme example of Lucio Fontana's tireless conceptual and artistic exploration, Concetto Spaziale, Le Chiese di Venezia exists as undeniable proof of the artist's critical and innovative role in the history of art. This work belongs to the extremely rare and highly venerated Venezia cycle of paintings, which collectively form the crescendo of the Olii corpus that spanned over a decade of his career. Famously created in an inspired burst of artistic activity, the Venezia paintings have acquired a mythic aura within Fontana's oeuvre. Having remained in the most respected private collections since its creation, the appearance of this work for auction denotes an exceptional event. Indeed, though standing alongside fellow constituents of the Venezia Corpus that belong in the prominent collections of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid; and Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan; the present work stands out for its intensely evocative composition; one intrinsically linked with the physical landmass and opulent ornament conjured by its namesake.******

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  • PHOTOGRAPHS of PARISIAN CELEBRITIES - ACTORS, MODELS, ARTISTS, WRITERS and More FRENCH ILLUSTRATED Auction Catalogue PHOTOGRAPHS of PARISIAN CELEBRITIES - ACTORS, MODELS, ARTISTS, WRITERS and More FRENCH ILLUSTRATED Auction Catalogue

    PARIS - CELEBRITIES II. Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in PARIS at the HOTEL DROUOT, on October 20, 2008. A wonderful auction of PHOTOGRAPHS of FAMOUS PARIS CELEBRITIES - Film Stars, Artists, Writers, Models, etc., along with some other Celebrities from around the world, including Marilyn Monroe. Salvador DALI to Brigitte BARDOT, Serge GAINSBOURG to Ernest HEMINGWAY, Charlotte RAMPLING, Sophie MARCEAU, Romy SCHNEIDER, and so many more. Softcover auction catalogue, 8x10.5", 84 pages. 592 lots are offered. Illustrated with reproductions of many of the items being offered. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • POETICAL MANUSCRIPTS & PORTRAITS of POETS Roy Davids Collection VOLUMES I & II POETICAL MANUSCRIPTS & PORTRAITS of POETS Roy Davids Collection VOLUMES I & II

    The Roy Davids Collection, Part III: Poetry: Poetical Manuscripts & Portraits of Poets, Volumes I and II

    Auction catalogs for the auction that took place in London at Bonhams & Butterfields on April 10 and May 8, 2013.

    Two large catalogs. Softcovers, 8.25x10.5 inches. The two volumes are: Part III: Volume I: A-K, 285 pages, 263 lots. Part III: Volume II: L-Y, 289 pages, 263 lots (numbered 264-526).

    Illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions of handwritten poems, letters, marginalia, and the like; as well as numerous portraits, mostly photographic, of the various poets.

    Both volumes are in FINE unused condition.

    An important and useful reference to the handwriting of many English poets.

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    The Roy Davids Collection, Part III: Poetry: Poetical Manuscripts & Portraits of Poets, Volumes I and II

    Auction catalogs for the auction that took place in London at Bonhams & Butterfields on April 10 and May 8, 2013.

    Two large catalogs. Softcovers, 8.25x10.5 inches. The two volumes are: Part III: Volume I: A-K, 285 pages, 263 lots. Part III: Volume II: L-Y, 289 pages, 263 lots (numbered 264-526).

    Illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions of handwritten poems, letters, marginalia, and the like; as well as numerous portraits, mostly photographic, of the various poets.

    Both volumes are in FINE unused condition.

    An important and useful reference to the handwriting of many English poets.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two catalogs are heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • Rare Chinese JADE CARVINGS from the GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION Illustrated Auction Catalog 2007 Rare Chinese JADE CARVINGS from the GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION Illustrated Auction Catalog 2007

    THE GREEN WILLOW HALL COLLECTION OF JADE CARVINGS. Illustrated Auction Catalogue.

    Bonhams catalogue for the auction that took place in HONG KONG on May 26, 2007.

    Softcover Catalog, 8.5x10.5 inches, 95 pages. Text in English.

    87 lots (numbered 251 to 338) are fully described and catalogued. All are illustrated with beautiful color photographs.

    NEAR FINE condition, light shelfwear to the covers, overall just very lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • Rare PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION featuring HUMAN HANDS Sotheby's Auction Catalog "A SHOW OF HANDS: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl" 2012 Rare PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION featuring HUMAN HANDS Sotheby's Auction Catalog "A SHOW OF HANDS: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl" 2012

    A SHOW OF HANDS: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl. Sotheby's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in New York on 12 & 13 December 2012.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 420 pages.

    437 lots of important photographs, all featuring hands. Each photograph is fully described and illustrated.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About the A SHOW OF HANDS auction (from Sotheby's website):

    ******Sotheby's Evening Sale of A Show Of Hands: Photographs From The Collection of Henry Buhl totaled $10,368,688 ($12,318,704 with buyer's premium), exceeding the high estimate for the session of $9 million. The Buhl Collection, one of the world's most significant privately owned photograph collections, was made up of images exploring…

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    A SHOW OF HANDS: Photographs from the Collection of Henry Buhl. Sotheby's Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in New York on 12 & 13 December 2012.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 420 pages.

    437 lots of important photographs, all featuring hands. Each photograph is fully described and illustrated.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About the A SHOW OF HANDS auction (from Sotheby's website):

    ******Sotheby's Evening Sale of A Show Of Hands: Photographs From The Collection of Henry Buhl totaled $10,368,688 ($12,318,704 with buyer's premium), exceeding the high estimate for the session of $9 million. The Buhl Collection, one of the world's most significant privately owned photograph collections, was made up of images exploring the theme of the human hand and had been put together by the visionary philanthropist and collector Henry M. Buhl.

    The auction was led by Lonely Metropolitan by Herbert Bayer (lot 12) and Fotogramm by László Moholy-Nagy (lot 20), each of which sold for $1,482,500. These two results now tie as the third highest price for a classic photograph at auction. Artist records were set for Herbert Bayer, El Lissitzky, Lee Miller, Peter Hujar, and Helen Levitt, and for photographs by Man Ray and Gabriel Orozco.******

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  • SAM FOWLER PERSONAL GUN COLLECTION One of One Thousand AUCTION CATALOG 1993

    SAM FOWLER PERSONAL GUN COLLECTION : Also featuring the award winning Ken Fox original Sharps Rifle collection; the Raymond C. Mills Pre War Parker Shotgun collection; and other important consignments from individuals and estates. Auction Catalog. Presented by Little John's Auction Service, Orange, California, and Held at the Grand Hotel, Anaheim, California, on November 1st & 2nd, 1993. Softcover Auction Catalogue, 8.5 x 11 inches, 849 lots are cataloged. Prices realized sheet laid in. The front part of the catalog contains b&w and color illustrations of some of the items being offered. GOOD condition, rubbing and some scratches to the covers, internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

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  • THREE AUCTION CATALOGS of SEIZED JAPANESE-AMERICAN PROPERTY of YAMANAKA & CO. of NEW YORK Confiscated by the U.S. Government & Sold at Auction 1944 THREE AUCTION CATALOGS of SEIZED JAPANESE-AMERICAN PROPERTY of YAMANAKA & CO. of NEW YORK Confiscated by the U.S. Government & Sold at Auction 1944

    COMPLETE SET OF AUCTION CATALOGS for the SEIZED PROPERTY LIQUIDATION SALE of YAMANAKA & CO. Its inventory was seized by the U.S. Government in 1944 as part of the WWII Japanese hysteria, and was liquidated in several auctions.

    Each catalog has the heading: "BY ORDER OF THE ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN OF THE UNITED STATES - LIQUIDATION OF THE ENTIRE STOCK OF THE NEW YORK STORE OF YAMANAKA & CO. INC."

    Prior to the seizure of its property, YAMANAKA & CO. was one of the MOST IMPORTANT ASIAN ART DEALERS in the UNITED STATES, acknowledged to have been a MAJOR SUPPLIER TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM for its Asian art collection.

    THREE AUCTION CATALOGS plus a SUPPLEMENT. The auctions took place at…

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    COMPLETE SET OF AUCTION CATALOGS for the SEIZED PROPERTY LIQUIDATION SALE of YAMANAKA & CO. Its inventory was seized by the U.S. Government in 1944 as part of the WWII Japanese hysteria, and was liquidated in several auctions.

    Each catalog has the heading: "BY ORDER OF THE ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN OF THE UNITED STATES - LIQUIDATION OF THE ENTIRE STOCK OF THE NEW YORK STORE OF YAMANAKA & CO. INC."

    Prior to the seizure of its property, YAMANAKA & CO. was one of the MOST IMPORTANT ASIAN ART DEALERS in the UNITED STATES, acknowledged to have been a MAJOR SUPPLIER TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM for its Asian art collection.

    THREE AUCTION CATALOGS plus a SUPPLEMENT. The auctions took place at the PARKE-BERNET GALLERIES, New York, in May and June, 1944.

    The three catalogs have grey paper covers printed in red and black, the supplement has off-white covers printed in black.

    Part One: ORIENTAL ART, 7x10 inches (18x25.5 cm), 939 lots, 190 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos of some of the items. Auction took place on May 24, 25, 26 and 27, 1944.

    Part Two: ORIENTAL ART, 5.25x9.5 inches (16x23.5 cm), 1172 lots, 119 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos of some of the items. Auction took place on June 14, 15 and 16, 1944.

    Part Three: ORIENTAL ART, 5.25x9.5 inches (16x23.5 cm), 1253 lots, 139 pages. Illustrated with b&w photos of some of the items. Auction took place on June 28, 29 and 30, 1944.

    Supplement: CHINESE, KOREAN & JAPANESE GARDEN SCULPTURES. Booklet, staple-bound, 6x9 inches (15x23 cm), 55 lots, 10 pages. Illustrated with some b&w photos. Auction took place on June 26.

    Each of the three catalogs has an unused absentee bid sheet laid in at the rear.

    On the last page of one of the catalogs and the supplement is a full page ad stating: "FOR VICTORY BUY UNITED STATES WAR BONDS". I guess they forgot to add: "and seize and liquidate all property owned by Japanese-Americans."

    CONDITION: Catalog Part One is in GOOD condition, the covers are toned at the margins and spine, worn at the yap edges and spine ends, and have some corner creases; internally there is a crease to the bottom and top corner of the early pages, otherwise the pages are just lightly used and still bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Catalogs Part Two and Part Three are in VERY GOOD condition, their covers are worn along the yap edges, are toned at the spine and edges, and have some corner creases, spine end wear and light signs of handling, but are still solid, bright and clean; internally the pages of Part Two and Part Three are just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A solid and very presentable set of the catalogs of this three part auction.

    The SUPPLEMENT catalog is only in FAIR condition, it has significant soiling, creasing, some shorelining, and what looks like a footprint on its back cover and maybe the front cover too (maybe stomped on by Uncle Sam), but is nonetheless complete and present. It is almost never found as part of the Yamanaka & Co. set of catalogs.

    These catalogs are not only a record of Asian antiques that were bought and sold in New York and in museums throughout America pre 1945, they are also an important historic document of the looting of Japanese-American businesses in the name of Liberty during World War II.

    About YAMANAKA & CO. and It's Founder (from Wikipedia):

    ******Yamanaka Sadajiro, b.1866 d.1936, arrived in the United States in 1894, opening a small antique shop in Chelsea, New York City. He subsequently founded Yamanaka & Company, which in 1917 took over a five story building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

    After Yamanaka's death, Yamanaka & Company continued to operate under the direction of his heirs, but saw its inventory confiscated and auctioned by the U.S. Government Office of Alien Property Custodian in a series of auctions in 1944.******

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