LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History

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NY 10010 New York,
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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Datum der Auktion: 13.08.2020

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Le Bijou de Société ou L'Amusement des Graces. 16mo, 101 pages and plates; some plates trimmed down and mounted; bound in later olive calfskin, elaborately tooled in gilt on boards and spine, rare at auction; 12 1/2 x8 cm. Paphos [Paris]: [no printer], L'An des Plaisirs [1784]. This anonymous

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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ANNE-LOUIS GIRODET DE ROUSSY-TRIOSON (1767-1824) Énéïde-- Suite de Compositions; [bound with] Compositions tirées des Géorgiques. Over-sized folio volume, two titles bound as one; first volume [troisième livraison] illustrated lithographic title and seventy-two lithographs of seventy-eight (lacking

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Schätzpreis: 2.500 $ - 3.500 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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ANNE-LOUIS GIRODET DE ROUSSY-TRIOSON (1767-1824) Sappho, Bion, Moscus [and] Anacréon. Two separate folio volumes bound in full uniform patterned paper over boards, each illustrated throughout with forty engravings after Girodet by his student, Chatillon; Sappho with sixteen; Bion and Mochus with

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Schätzpreis: 750 $ - 850 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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WILLIAM KURTZ (1833-1904) Walt Whitman. Albumen print, the image measuring 114.3x88.9 mm; 4 1/2x3 1/2 inches, the sheet 139.7x101.6 mm; 5 1/2x4 inches, the cabinet card mount 165.1x108 mm; 6 1/2x4 1/4 inches, with Kurtz's printed credit, and the notation "872 B Way, NY" and the title, in pencil, in

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Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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The Pretty Women of Paris: their Names and Address, Qualities and Faults, Being a Complete Directory; or Guide to Pleasure for Visitors to the Gay City. Octavo, title, preface, 200 pps, octavo in four's, untrimmed throughout (a bit roughly opened in some places), bound in contemporary half paper

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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CHARLES WINSLOW HALL, (1860-1901) Portait of Joseph Frank Currier Plaster portrait, 711x648 mm, 28x25 1/2 inches. Signed, C. Winslow Hall, lower left. Circa 1890. Charles Winslow Hall; born Caroline Winslow Hall in 1860, in Massachusetts, to noted architect Colonel John J. Hall, and his wife

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NAPOLEON SARONY (1821-1896) Oscar Wilde. Albumen print, the image measuring 139.7x98.4 mm; 5 1/2x3 7/8 inches, the Sarony mount 165.1x111.1 mm; 6 1/2x4 3/8 inches, with Sarony's printed credit and address, and the sitter's credit, in ink, in an unknown hand, on mount recto, and the Culver Pictures

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Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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28-YEAR OLD WILDE IN NEW YORK CITY OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) Autograph Note Signed, to "Dear Ted" [Theodore Tilton?]: "Will you give me the pleasure of dining with me at 6:30 tonight, here?", with a holograph street address at lower edge: "48. West 11st." 1 page, oblong small 4to; moderate staining to

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900) Autograph Quotation dated and Signed: "The secret of life is / in Art." 1 page, 128x213 mm; 5x8 1/2 inches, mounted to a larger board, faint marginal discoloration from prior matting. Np, 4 May 1882.Np, 4 May 1882

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Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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(OSCAR WILDE TRIAL.) Typed Letter Signed by unidentified drama critic to Boston Transcript editor Edwin F. Edgett regarding the trial of Oscar Wilde. Single 8vo sheet, with 3 3/4x4 3/4-inch postmared envelope, which has a contemporary pencil annotation "re Wilde" below the address. London, April 17

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Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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JACQUES D'ADELSWÄRD-FERSEN (1880-1923) Messes Noires: Lord Lyllian. First edition, octavo, in original limp wrappers block printed with a multi-color woodcut illustration by Claude Simpson, edges untrimmed, slight defect to back cover along the bottom edge, evenly toned, 23 1/2x16 1/2 cm. Paris

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Schätzpreis: 350 $ - 500 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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JACQUES D'ADELSWÄRD-FERSEN (1880-1923) Le Baiser de Narcisse. Large quarto, illustrated by Ernest Brisset (1872-1923), limited edition, copy number 117 of 200 (numbered 21-220) printed on Vélin Marais, bound in original limp paper covers, tissue guards present, mostly unopened, Brisset's delicate

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Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 900 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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(ALLA NAZIMOVA, 1879-1945) A group of 12 real photo postcards related to the trailblazing actress. A group of photo postcards, 11 depicting the celebrated Russian-born actress Alla Nazimova, and one depicting her residence in Los Angeles ("the Garden of Alla"), five with color in the image. Silver

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Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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FRANCIS RENAULT (1893-1955) Signed and Inscribed photograph "For `Vitullo and Ulisse' / always your friend / Frances Renault / 1929." 305x253 mm; 12x10 inches. Glued to stiff board, mild wrinkling, finger prints, upper right corner creased with fold, and a 1/2-inch tear to upper right margin

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Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963) Dessins. Large quarto, limited edition, copy number 241 of 400, signed by Cocteau on the limitation page and printed on vélin pur fil, bound in publisher's full cloth, label to spine, illustrated throughout with Cocteau's simple line drawings and portraits of many famous

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Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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FRANCIS CARCO (1886-1958) Three Limited Edition Titles. Including: Images Cachées, Paris: Editions de la Roseraie, 1928, copy number 42, one of thirty-five examples printed on Japon imperial, illustrated with lithographs by Luc-Albert Moreau, with each illustration in triplicate, bound in full

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Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.400 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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RICHMOND BARTHÉ (1909 - 1989) Untitled (Man Playing a Mandolin). Woodcut on cream wove paper, 1936. 135x89 mm; 5 3/8x3 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed in black ink, lower margin. A very good, dark impression. 1936. Similar in manner to the woodcuts of Rockwell Kent, this small print is from a very

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Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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RICHMOND BARTHÉ. (1901 - 1989) Quo Vadis. Cast bronze, with a dark brown patina. 558x235x130 mm; 22x9 1/2x5 1/8 inches. Incised artist's signature on the base, rear edge. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist, Louis Hecht, New York; thence by descent, Philip H. Rubin, New York; private

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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HORST P. HORST (1904 - 1999) Noël Coward, Paris. Silver print, the image measuring 9 1/4x7 1/4 inches (235x184.2 mm.), the mount slightly larger, with an embossed CNP blind stamp, on recto, and Horst's signature, in pencil, title, in pencil, in an unknown hand, and his credit and copyright hand

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.500 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964) Pair of portraits of Paul Cadmus. Silver prints, the images measuring 238.1x193.7 and 241.3x168.3 mm; 9 3/8x7 5/8 and 9 1/2x6 5/8 inches, the first with Van Vechten's copyright hand stamp and the title and date, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso, and the second

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Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964) Truman Capote. Silver print, the image measuring 254x203.2 mm; 10x8 inches, with Van Vechten's embossed blind stamp on recto, and his copyright hand stamp, and the title, date, and inventory number, in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1948. This photograph by Carl Van

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

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CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964) Edward Albee. Silver print, the image measuring 254x184.2 mm; 10x7 1/4 inches, with Van Vechten's embossed blind stamp, on recto, and his copyright hand stamp, and the title, date, and inventory number, in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1961. An uncompromising

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Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964) Lincoln Kirstein. Silver print, the image measuring 231.8x158.8 mm; 9 1/8x6 1/4 inches, with Van Vechten's embossed blind stamp, on recto, and his copyright hand stamp, and the title, date, and inventory number, in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1964. English critic

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Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964) Jared French. Silver print, the image measuring 244.5x190.5 mm; 9 5/8x7 1/2 inches, with Van Vechten's copyright hand stamp, and the title, date, and inventory number, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1939

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Datum: 13.08.2020

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JARED FRENCH (1905-1988) Acrobat. Etching. 150x100 mm; 6x4 inches, wide margins. Signed in pencil, lower right. 1936 WITH—Male Portrait, 2 impressions, etchings. 100x75 mm; 4x3 inches, wide margins. Very good impressions. Provenance: Roberto Giannotta; thence by descent to current owner, private

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955) The Sleepwalker. Silver print, the image measuring 247.6x191 mm; 9 3/4x7 1/2 inches, the sheet slightly larger, with an inventory number in the negative, and a numeric notation, in pencil, on verso. 1935

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 2.000 $

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GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955) Francisco Moncion. Silver print, the image measuring 241.3x190.5 mm; 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches, with the subject's name and date, in pencil, and Lynes' credit hand stamp, on verso. 1951

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955) Self Portrait in front of Jared French's mural "Cavalrymen Crossing a River." Silver print, the image measuring 241.3x190.5 mm; 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches. Circa 1939

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Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955) Jared French. Silver print, the image measuring 241.3x190.5 mm; 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches with Lynes' East 52 Street hand stamp. Circa 1933; printed 1950s

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Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 13.08.2020

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GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955) Paul Cadmus. Silver contact print, the image measuring 247.7x193.7 mm; 9 3/4x7 5/8 inches, the sheet slightly larger. Circa 1942

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Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 13.08.2020