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Literature, 20th Century, Four Volumes:

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2611M
Lot:
976
Sold for:
$59$50

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Auction:
Discovery - 2611M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
September 13, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Literature, 20th Century, Four Volumes: Riding, Laura (1901-1991) Twenty Poems Less, Paris: Hours Press, 1930, number 146 of 200 copies signed by the author, leather spine with photograph of modernist sculptural collage by Len Lye, deckle edges throughout, contents clean, binding protected by plastic cover; John Betjeman (1906-1984) Summoned by Bells, London: John Murray, 1960, first edition, in publisher's green cloth, covers blind stamped with all-over bell pattern, in dust jacket; Phillipe Halsman's Jump Book, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959, publisher's black paper boards and orange cloth spine, with somewhat damaged dust jacket; depicts luminaries of the day in mid-air: Richard Nixon, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Aldous Huxley, Walter Gropius and more, all caught in the act of jumping; and W.B. Yeats's On the Boiler, Dublin: Cuala Press, [n.d.], publisher's printed paper cover, good.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

John Betjeman, Paris, London, John Murray, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Nixon, Walter Gropius, Grace Kelly, Cuala Press, Book design, Bookbinding, Printing

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