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.
SALVADOR DALI ~~ A WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION TO A COUNTESS WITH AN ELABORATE TWO PAGE DRAWING DEPICTING A CROWN, BIRTHDAY CAKE AND HUMAN FIGURE PENNED IN: DALI / A STUDY OF HIS ART-IN-JEWELS
DALI, SALVADOR. (1904-1989). Spanish Catalan surrealist painter famous for the striking and bizarre images in his work. The book: ‘DALI: A Study of His Art-in-Jewels / The Collection of the Owen Cheatham Foundation’. 67 pages, folio. Copyright 1959, The New York Graphics Society / Greenwich, Connecticut. Black cloth, gilt impressed spine, with white gilt impressed covers. Original photo illustrated slip case. First edition, thus. Boldly inscribed by Dali on the inside front cover and blank front endpaper, creating a magnificent full 2 page spread illustration which he has drawn.
CLAUDE MONET ~~ REGISTERS ANOTHER DONATION IN HIS ATTEMPT TO BUY MANET’S OLYMPIA FROM MANET’S WIDOW FOR PRESENTATION TO THE FRENCH NATION
MONET, CLAUDE. (1840-1926). French artist; leading figure in the Impressionist movement; the term ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting Impression Sunrise. Wonderful content, Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet”, in French. 2 full separate pages, octavo.
RENOIR REFERENCES RECEIVING A LETTER FROM THE NIECE OF BERTHE MORISOT AND EUGENE MANET, PAULE GOBILLARD, WHO WAS A TALENTED YET RELATIVELY UNKNOWN WOMAN ARTIST AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY
RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter who was a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”. Full page, octavo. Cagnes, May 2, . To ‘Dear friend’.
CAILLBOTTE TO MONET ~~ ADVISING HIS FRIEND WHERE TO OBTAIN NEW FLOWERS AND SEEDS FOR CULTIVATION AT HIS FAMOUS GARDEN AT GIVERNY!
CAILLEBOTTE, GUSTAVE. (1848 –1894) French painter who was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group; known for his early interest in photography as an art form. Exceedingly-rare, and a choice association Autograph Letter Signed, “G. Caillobotte”, on his imprinted Petit Gennevilliers (Seine) stationery. 1 1/3 separate pages, [written on the 1st and 3rd pages, so when open displays wonderfully]. Paris, November 7, 1891.
DEGAS IN THE SPA TOWN OF CAUTERETS, FRANCE ~~ TAKING THE WATERS, SEEING CLASSIC PULCINCELLA PUPPET THEATRE IN THE PARKS, REPORTING OF WRITING MARY CASSATT AND MALLARME — AND ALL THE WHILE DREAMING OF POSSIBLE CURES TO BE FOUND AT LOURDES
DEGAS, EDGAR. (1834-1917). French Impressionist artist famous for his pastel drawings, oil paintings, bronze sculptures, and prints. Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Degas”. Four full pages, octavo. “Hotel Angleterre, Cauterets [A French resort town in the Pyrenees], August 30”, no year. To Paul Abert Bartholome.