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A Collection of Menus, Celebrations and Wine Lists

 from San Francisco's most celebrated restaurant, beginning with its debut in June, 1908 (following the earthquake in 1906) to its closing due to Prohibition (meals without wine!)  in April, 1922

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The Picasso Project     Otsu - Popular Japanese Folk Paintings     The Work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir     Printed Sources of Western Art Collection
Sunday B. Morning Edition of Andy Warhol Silkscreens The Frank Lloyd Wright Project Circa 1890 Cities in the Late Victorian Period  Leonard Baskin
 
A Collection (Sammlung) of Art and Autograph Material by Hermann Hesse and his family. (Artist and Writer)
Hesse, Hermann.

Switzerland: 1917-1979. 1) Original Watercolors on letters by Hermann Hesse, 1917-1918. (3)2) Original Letters and autograph illustrated cards by Hermann Hesse, 1918-1958. (10)A small archive of correspondence from Hermann Hesse:· 2 autograph letters, signed.1) Original Watercolors on letters by Hermann Hesse, 1917-1918. (3)2) Original Letters and autograph illustrated cards by Hermann Hesse, 1918-1958. (10)A small archive of correspondence from Hermann Hesse:· 2 autograph letters, signed.· 2 signed postcards.· 4 signed cards with illustrations by Hesse (two typed, 2 in holograph).· 1 original photograph of Hesse, inscribed by him on the rear. Also includes a small group of letters and other items from Hermann Hesse's son Heiner Hesse and other family members.3) Ephemera and documents on Hermann Hesse, 1950s. (10)4) Documents and autograph material by the sons of Hermann Hesse: Heiner, Bruno and Martin, 1963-1979. (21)5) Documents and autograph material about Hermann Hesse, 1959-1977. (5)Provenance: The Hesse material is from the family of Hesse's close friend Jakob (Köbi) Flach

Price: $9,500.00

Les Gens de Justice. Original lithographs sur blanc. First editions.DaLes Gens de Justice. Original lithographs sur blanc. First editions.umier, Honoré (Prints- French)
Daumier, Honoré.

Paris: Aubert & Cie. 1845-1848. A suite of 38 lithographs on wove paper without verso text. Delteil, 1337-1374. Images: 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 in. (24.1 by 19.1 cm.) Uniformly framed. This collection includes the 37 published ones in the series and the unpublished one Delteil 1362, no. 26. From the collection of the celebrated Wall Street attorney Robert S. Pirie. The illustration shows the lithographs on the staircase in situ at his Greenwich Village townhouse. Pirie was a member of the family who owned the famous namesake Chicago department store chain and was educated at Harvard. He was also the foremost collector of 17th Century English literature.

Price: $60,000.00

Passion. Eaux-fortes originales en couleurs et bois dessinés par Georges Rouault. (Prints- French)
Suarès, André (author) & Georges Rouault (artist)

Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1939. Original edition. Folio. 45.5 x 34.5 cm. Sheets loose as issued in custom made chemise and slipcase. One of 245 numbered copies on Montval paper. With 17 original color etchings hors texte and 82 wood-engravings in the text. Chapon, Le livre des livres de Rouault, pp. 162-185; Chapon, Oeuvre Gravé, pp 166-205, nos. 257-273; Rauch, Les Peintres et le Livre, 1867-1957, no. 155; Garvey, The Artist and the Book,1860-1960 no. 272.

Price: $35,000.00

The Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist, (the so-called 'lottery edition'). (Books with Original Graphics)
Thornton (Dr. Robert John)

London: By the author,1812. Small Folio, half morocco, rubbed, inner edges gilt-tooled, spine gilt in compartments, sunned. Engraved pictorial title and half-title,original hand-coloured stipple-engraved frontispiece, 2 uncoloured stipple engraverdallegorical plates, and 28 original hand-coloured aquatint botanical plates, printed in blue on thick wove paper, each c.370 x 290mm., occasional marginal soiling, some spotting and offsetting to tissue guards only;presentation inscription by Lady Sidmouth on front free endpaper, recipient's name partially erased, and armorialbookplate of M. Philips. Inscribed "For Miss Georgiana .........., a last remembrance from Lady Sidmouth'" presumably around 1842, the year the second Lady Sidmouth died. There is a second inscription, attached as Thornton Sidmouth 1, of 'M. Sidmouth, Richmond Park'. This is clearly a different hand to the other, and must be that of Marianne Sidmouth, at their White Lodge, Richmond Park address, the house given to Viscount Sidmouth by a grateful King George III, therefore presumably inscribed between 1823 and 1842*** This reduced-format version of Thornton's magnum opus was published in a vain attempt to finance the continuationof the magnificent folio edition started in 1799. Copies of the book and individual plates were sold by lottery, but thisventure also failed and bankrupted Thornton. The work, however, in both formats remains one of the greatest of all botanical works. This copy includes the plate depicting The Persian Cyclamen, which is sometimes missing. Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 143.

Price: $17,500.00

 
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