WELLS (H. G.)
De Strijd der Werelden [Struggle of the Worlds] translated by B Canter. Amsterdam: Cohen . Illustrated with 10 page designs by J H Speenhoff. Square 8vo, 287pp; publisher’s pictorial cloth. First Illustrated edition.
Sachgebiete: Fantasy, Illustrierte Bücher, Literatur bis ca. 1900, Niederlande , Science fiction
[The Pianist] SMIERC MIASTA (Death of a City). Warsaw: Spóldzelnia Wydawnicza, 1946. 8vo., 204(4) pp.; pictorial paper wrappers (designed by Maria Hiszpanska-Neumann). The memoir written by the Polish musician of Jewish origin who survived the German deportations of Jews to extermination camps, the 1943 destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising during World War II. First edition.
Sachgebiete: Biographien/Autobiographien , Erstausgaben, Judaica, Literatur ab ca. 1900, Polen
(Berlin Olympics 1936) STEMMER (H).
Olympia 1936: “Ich rufe die Jugend der Welt" [I Summon the Youth of the World]. Original ink and gouache watercolor artwork on paper. Lay-out for a circular poster/maquette promoting the XI Summer Olympiad of 1936 / Spiele der XI. Olympiade (Berlin). Roundel with two hemispheres floating on an open sea, with linked torch lights from a beacon on the clouds above highlighting the slogan over all the participating countries. The Olympic Rings at the bottom circle. Signed in ink at lower right. Measures 18 in. / 45.6 cm. diameter (some minor defects/edge tears)
Sachgebiete: Deutschland, Plakate, Spiele, Zeichnungen
HEBREW Translation of the "Little Red Book" MAO (Zedong)
Imrot Hayoshev Rosh Mao Tse-Tung [Sayings of Chairman Mao], translated into Hebrew by Yesha'ayahu Lewitte. Tel Aviv: Traklin, 1967. 16mo, [iv], 199 pp. + [Table of Contents]; red vinyl binding with title and star lettered in tarnished gilt on front cover (a bit darkened), with an inset photographic portrait of Chairman Mao covered in plastic and mounted also on the front cover.
Sachgebiete: China, Ephemera, Kulturgeschichte, Politik, Sozialismus
LEGER (Fernand), illustrator; GOLL (Iwan):
Die Chapliniade. Eine Kinodichtung. Dresden: Rudolf Kaemmerer Verlag, 1920. Small 4to, original pictorial boards after design by Hans Blanke. PRESENTATION COPY of this ‘cinepoem’ based upon Chaplin’s ‘Little Tramp’ character,
Sachgebiete: Design, Film, Graphik, Illustrierte Bücher, Moderne Kunst
HEARN (Lafcadio) [1850–1904]
KWAIDAN, circa 1904-05 Original ink and gouache manuscript on 20 double-sided sheets, one side with hand-lettered English text, the other side with attractive Japanese-style colored drawings created by the author’s eldest son Kazuo Koizumi (signed O'Giglamp) Each card measures 8-3/8 x 7-3/16 inches.
Sachgebiete: Zeichnungen, Fabeln, Märchen/Sagen, Japan, Handschriften
HANSON (Glen) [b. 1965] and NEUWIRTH (Allan) [b. 1956]
(GAY COMICS) Chelsea Boys #1: “A Sunny Sunday Afternoon on 8th Ave.”, 1998 Original 8-panel comic strip Pen and ink over some graphite on paper Measures 11-3/4 x 12-1/2 inches on larger sheet Signed and dated along bottom right margin
Sachgebiete: Comics , Curiosa, Zeichnungen
German Popular Stories, Translated from the Rinder [sic] und Hans [sic] Märchen Collected by M. M. Grimm, from Oral Tradition. With original etchings by [George] Cruikshank. New-York: Charles S. Francis, and Munroe & Francis, 1828. 12mo., Engraved frontispiece + 8 plates, iv, (5-)214 pp. (lacking front free endpaper); early marbled boards (rubbed), gilt stamped spine (top left chipped, reinforced). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, an earlier selection of Grimm s Tales was issued by the same publishers two years earlier..
Sachgebiete: Kinderbücher, Märchen/Sagen, Illustrierte Bücher, Literatur bis ca. 1900
Black Doll. New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1973 A Few Frames from the BLACK DOLL, comprising eight mounted photographs by Tom Parrish, each picture signed by the photographer and dated ’75 - ‘76. Square quarto,  ff. + index; original stiff marbled paper with a typed title label on upper cover. Created as a promotional presentation for making the film version of “The Black Doll”. Accompanied by: The BLACK DOLL. New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1973. Small 8vo., 52 pp. + colophon; grey paper wrappers with pictorial label designed by the author on the front wrapper. First printing, signed by Edward Gorey on the title-page.
Sachgebiete: Fantasy, Film, Flugschriften, Photographie
DISNEY (Walt), Studios
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation Feature. 1938. 20 Original pencil sketches of the characters for the animation, including one for color models with annotations and instructions. A lovingly and meticulously compiled scrapbook presumed to have been owned by Walt Disney Studios inker Ingeborg Willy, containing 20 original animation drawings featuring Snow White, the Dwarfs, and several woodland creatures. 18 of the drawings are graphite and colored pencil on paper, the remaining two are ink on celluloid. Sizes vary, most are clipped. This archive also features a treasure-trove of ephemera relating to the production, release, and reception of the 1937 film. Additional items in this lot include silver gelatin photographs of Marge Champion (née Belcher), a program and two used tickets dated December 24, 1937 for the film's premiere run at The Carthay Circle Theater, one frame of Moviola film, two Multiplane camera exposure sheets for unidentified projects, numerous contemporary reviews and articles about the film from various periodicals, photographs of Disney employs at work and at play, company Christmas cards, an invitation to "Walt's Field Day 1938," an issue of the studio-circulated Bulletin and sheet music for "Heigh-Ho."The most astonishing and revealing item in this lot is a single page of Director's notes titled 'Special Notes to EFX' thought to be in Walt Disney's hand.
Sachgebiete: Ephemera, Film, Kinderbücher, Märchen/Sagen, Zeichnungen
DALI (Salvador), MAO (Zedong)
Poèmes de Mao-Tse-Toung. [Paris: Argillet, 1967]. COMPLETE SUITE OF EIGHT HAND-COLOURED ETCHINGS on Arches blanc paper, embossed with Dali’s signature at bottom right and EACH PRINT SIGNED IN PENCIL by the artist at lower right, with limitation number penciled at lower left (#10/150). Each measures 9-3/8 x 7-3/8 inches on larger hand-made paper.
Sachgebiete: China, Illustrierte Bücher, Mappenwerke, Pop Art, Zeichnungen
FIRST Commercial Christmas Card
A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To You London [Joseph Cundall for Henry Cole, December 1843]. Hand-colored Chromolithograph on card. THE VERY FIRST COMMERCIAL CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD, one of 1000 copies printed, it was sold for one shilling each, which was a hefty price at the time. However, because the central design depicting feasting and drinking including young children toasting a goblet of wine, designed by John Calcott Horsley, it was thought to promote intemperance. Only a handful of original cards sold, and there are believed to be less than 30 examples thought to survive. The two side panels on the card illustrate images promoting the Christmas spirit of giving alms to the poor, feeding and clothing the needy. The card was produced by Sir Henry Cole, who is attributed to have modernized the British postal system. Its release also coincided with the publication of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and certainly helped perpetuate the celebration of the holiday through the years.
Sachgebiete: Design, Ephemera, Festlichkeiten, Graphik, Kinderbücher
REYERSBACH (Hans A), i.e. REY (H A):
Die Sommerfrische. Berlin, 1923. Series of 10 Linocut prints (some corners chipped), signed and captioned in pencil Measures 13-1/8 x 901/8 inches, loose in original paper portfolio with cover label (edges torn)
Sachgebiete: Ephemera, Fantasy, Graphik, Illustrierte Bücher, Kinderbücher
CHINESE NEW YEAR PRINTS
Portfolio of Political “Nianhua”, 1950. (New Year Prints) New Year Pictures. Woodcut Printing, compiled by the New Fine Art Publishing House. Peking: Printed by Rong Bao Zhai [Jung Pao Chai Hsin Chi], August 1950. Distributed by the Xin Hua Bookstore. Series #501. Collection of 18 original hand-colored full-page woodblock prints (including a planting calendar; in addition two sheets with margins trimmed), and 1 double sheet of the “Marriage of the River God” (panel 9-16 only). Small folio,  ff. laid paper, captioned in Chinese, unnumbered, each measuring 9-7/8 x 13-1/4 inches (approx. 25 x 34 cm) and 1 folded broadside, 18-3/8 x 11-1/4 inches; in blue silk-covered portfolio (bumped, soiled, edges faded, hinge tears) the pictorial cover label printed in three languages.
Sachgebiete: China, Ephemera, Graphik, Mappenwerke, Politik
BOUTET DE MONVEL (Maurice) [1881–1949]
La Petite Poucette, 1891. The artist's original Pencil Study for a poster promoting the operetta “La Petite Poucette” de Maurice Ordonneau et Maurice Hennequin. Musique de Raoul Pugno, (Paris). Measures 14-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches, with artist’s Estate monogram stamp at bottom left. Together with a miniature reduction of the poster from Les Maitres de l’Affiche, 1898, Plate 106, framed as one.
Sachgebiete: Ephemera, Graphik, Kinderbücher, Theater, Zeichnungen
(ABC) FRIEND (Donald)
An Alphabet of Owls et cetera. With a Text suitable for all Children, Grown-ups, Non-Readers, Ornamental Hermits, et alia. [South Melbourne:] Gryphon Books, 1981. Printed on a Furnival stop cylinder machine with text in sepia by Jim Walker at The Croft Press, Cobargo, NSW. Folio,  ff. hand-made Bemboka paper; full black buckram, with gilt pictorial leather cover label. Illustrated with large black and white block-printed capitals decorated with various animals and people in the letter designs. Limited to 150 copies (#101), Signed by Donald Friend.
Sachgebiete: Kinderbücher, Ephemera, Graphik, Illustrierte Bücher, Pressendrucke
(ABC) ERNI (Hans) [1909-2015]
Alphabet Anthropomorph [Anthropomorphic Alphabet], Luzern: Michael Duplain and Nicolas Chabloz, Printers, 1998-1999. With 26 engravings in black and 24 printed in color illustrating letters of the alphabet formed by entwined nudes, its pages bound in leporello-style format with printed letterpress by Roland Meuter, Ascona.
Sachgebiete: Design, Erotica, Graphik, Illustrierte Bücher, Pressendrucke
(ANTI-MISSIONARY) CHOU HAN
The Cause of the Riots in the Yangtse Valley. A “Complete Picture Gallery”. Translated by Griffith John (1831-1912). Hankow [China], 1891. Title-pages in Chinese and English, Chinese title printed in red, green and black. With 32 woodblock plates printed in color. Oblong 4to, original printed wrappers, sewn spine (some soiling and repairs).
Sachgebiete: China, Illustrierte Bücher, Jesuiten, Mappenwerke, Revolutionen
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