LA VIDA SECRETA DE SALVADOR DALI — [THE SECRET LIFE OF SALVADOR DALÍ] – BOLDY INSCRIBED
DALI, SALVADOR. (1904-1989). Spanish Catalan surrealist painter famous for the striking and bizarre images in his work. The book: La Vida Secreta de Salvador Dali — [The secret life of Salvador Dalí]. Cream cloth covers with red imprinted spine and cover art. Poseidon, Buenos Aires, 1944. 547 pages, in Spanish. Large octavo. First edition thus. Boldly Inscribed on the front endpaper by Dali.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN PENS HIS SIGNATURE AT THE TOP OF A POEM WRITTEN BY OSCKAR LUDWIG BERNARD WOLFF THAT WELCOMES DANISH SCULPTOR THORWALDENSEN TO A FRATERNAL SOCIETY
ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN. (1805-1875) Danish author best remembered for his literary fairy tales. His Signature “H.C. Andersen” Boldly penned at the head of an autograph poem entitled: “To Thorwaldensen on his admission to the student union”. No date.
PICASSO ~~ LIMITED SIGNED EDITION OF ARISTOPHANES ‘LYSISTRATA‘
PICASSO, PABLO. (1881-1973) Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. The book: Lysistrata. First edition, limited edition, numbered #276/1500. NY. Limited Editions Club, 1934. Hardcover, large quarto. [Approximately 9 ½ x 11 ¾ inches], 117 pages. Prominently and Boldly Signed on the colophon page, in pencil, “Picasso.” Very fine condition, throughout.
SUPERB SILVER ALBUMIN PHOTOGRAPH OF BRITISH NAVAL SCENE PAINTER CLARKSON STANFIELD ~~ BY MAULL AND POLYBANK’S LONDON STUDIO
STANFIELD, CLARKSON FREDERICK. (1793–1867) Prominent English painter who was best known for his large-scale paintings of dramatic marine subjects and landscapes. Simply stunning large silver albumin photograph portrait of Stanfield.
ERTÉ CONSIDERS THE POSSIBILITY OF AN EXPOSITION OF HIS WORK
ERTÉ. (1892-1991) Adopted name of Romain de Tirtoff, a Russian designer and illustrator. Scarce Typed Letter Signed, “Erté.” In French, on his name-imprinted stationery. One page, quarto. “21, rue Gutenberg, Boulogne-sur-Seine.” August 27, 1966.
FABULOUS ORGINAL SIGNED SKETCH OF H.G. WELLS
WELLS, H[ERBERT] G[EORGE]. (1866-1946.) English author best known for his science fictions works; “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Island of Dr. Moreau” (1896), “The Invisible Man” (1897), “The War of the Worlds” (1898), and “The First Men in the Moon” (1901). Original octavo pen-and-ink caricature of Wells, drawn by L. J. BINNS (1861?-1936?). Wonderfully inscribed and Signed, “Absolutely unlike me, H.G. Wells,” under his image.
STUNNINGLY LARGE EINSTEIN PORTRAIT ~~ BOLDLY SIGNED BY EINSTEIN AND THE ARTIST, JOSEF SCHARL
EINSTEIN, ALBERT (1879-1955). Theoretical physicist regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time; received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. Superb silkscreen portrait of Einstein, Boldly Signed by him at lower left, “A. Einstein”, in ink. Also signed “Jos. Scharl” and dated “1946” at lower right by the artist.