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Lot 4181

$15

Title: Mision de los capuchinos en los llanos de Caracas
Author: P. Buenaventura de Carrocera - Spanish Capuchin priest and historian, specializing in the history of the Catholic Church. he was director of the journal Missionalia Hispanica between 1946 and 1975, and an academic correspondent of the Academia Nacional de la Historia de Venezuela from 1972.
Publisher: Academia Nacional de la Historia
City: Caracas
Year: 1972
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: Title in the series Biblioteca de la Academia de la Historia (Volumes 111-113). First volume contains introduction and historical summary, together with documents for the period 1657-1699. Subsequent volumes have documents for 1700-1820.
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in original printed wrappers. Books show light external wear. Interiors are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4182

$700

Title: The White Spider: An Account of the First Ascent of the Eiger
Author: Heinrich Harrer - Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author. He is best known for being on the four-man climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, and for his books "Seven Years in Tibet" (1952) and "The White Spider" (1959).

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1996
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 69 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Heinrich Harrer, pencil signed by the author on the colophon page. This is number 228 of 300.

This volume is bound in gray leather-backed gray linen with a three-dimensional relief of pebbles scraped from the icy rock surface of the Eiger placed on a gray leather inset on the front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains six photogravures produced from the author's original negatives.

This edition was designed, set in Monotype Joanna and printed by Michael and Winifred Bixler.  Velvet-lined clamshell case with stamped leather spine label is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 10.25" x 14.5".
 
Lot 4183

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s).
There are cookbooks and culinary ephemera, and two antique leather-bound volumes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. The bindings of the leather-bound books are worn.
 
Lot 4184

$40

Title: The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck - Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China. Her novel "The Good Earth" was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."

Publisher: The John Day Company
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 375 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first state of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Pearl S. Buck, with "flees for fleas" in line 17 on page 100.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with mild rippling to spine cover and light soiling to covers. Binding is solid. Previous owner's name and address written in pen on front endpaper. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4185

$475

Title: The Tale of the Wandering Monk
Author: Izumi Kyoka - Kyoka Izumi is the pen name of a Japanese author of novels, short stories, and kabuki plays who was active during the prewar period.

He is best known for a characteristic brand of Romanticism preferring tales of the supernatural heavily influenced by works of the earlier Edo period in Japanese arts and letters, which he tempered with his own personal vision of aesthetics and art in the modern age.

He is also considered one of the supreme stylists in modern Japanese literature, and the difficulty and richness of his prose has been frequently noted by fellow authors and critics. His real name was Kyotaro Izumi. Like Natsume Soseki and other Japanese authors with pen names, Kyoka is usually known by that pen name rather than his family name.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1995
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 45 pages
Width: 14" Height: 17"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Izumi Kyoka, signed by illustrator Setsuko. This is number 228 of 300.

This folio is bound in Japanese style pouch-binding, including the traditional title strip, with violet Japanese book-binding cloth.. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains four paintings by Setsuko Ideta, wife of Balthus, that were converted into wood blocks by Keiji Shinohara in his California studio.

This edition was designed, set in Monotype Centaur and printed by Michael and Winifred Bixler. The paper for the prints was hand made from Mulberry by Akio Sakamoto in Kyoka's hometown, Kanazawa, Japan.

Velvet-lined clamshell case with printed title label to front panel is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 15" x 18". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4186

$1,050

Title: Music, Deep RIvers in My Soul
Author: Maya Angelou - Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson) is an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, numerous books of poetry, and is credited with a long list of plays, movies, and television shows. She is one of the most decorated writers of her generation, with dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first and most highly acclaimed, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (1969), tells of her first seventeen years, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

Angelou's long list of occupations includes pimp, prostitute, night-club dancer and performer, cast member of the musical Porgy and Bess, coordinator for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, author, journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the days of decolonization, and actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. Since 1991, she has taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she holds the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and worked with both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Since the 1990s she has made around eighty appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961.

With the publication of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Angelou was heralded as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. She is highly respected as a spokesperson of Black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture. Although attempts have been made to ban her books from some US libraries, her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide. Angelou's major works have been labeled as autobiographical fiction, but many critics have characterized them as autobiographies. She has made a deliberate attempt to challenge the common structure of the autobiography by critiquing, changing, and expanding the genre. Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family, and travel. Angelou is best known for her autobiographies, but she is also an established poet, although her poems have received mixed reviews.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 19.5" Height: 15"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of poetry by American poet Maya Angelou, signed by the author, illustrator Dean Mitchell and composer Wynton Marsalis on the colophon page. This is number 228 of 400.

This oblong folio is bound in in full linen over boards with inset leather title label to front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains six full-page color etchings by Dean Mitchell. This copy does not include CD.

This edition was printed on Somerset paper. Dann Carr and Julia Ferrari designed the typography, cast the spectrum and Romulus type in metal handset the type & printed the text at Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press in Ashuelot, New Hampshire. The color etchings were printed by hand on Somerset paper by Peter Pettengill at Wingate Studio in Hinsdale, New Hampshire.

Velvet-lined clamshell case with inset leather spine label is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 20.5" x 16". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4187

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains works by French authors, among which are "Break of Day" (1983) by Colette and a two-volume edition of Jean de la Fontaine's fables published in 1930. These attractively illustrated books are signed by their illustrators. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books show light pencil markings to copyright page and, occasionally, to adjacent page and/or rear flyleaf. Stamped number in small print may appear at bottom of title page.
 
Lot 4188

$1100

Details: This lot includes the antique Japanese sword shown in the corresponding image. This short sword (approximately 26") is accompanied by wood scabbard in black lacquer finish with compartment for dagger. The sword currently is adorned with an iron tsuba (guard) with floral carving and gilt highlighting, while the hilt is covered with mounted ivory pebbles under a black cord wrapping and a mounted emblem showing gold highlighting. The handle is capped with a motif of branches of the plum (sign of victory) in gold an shibuichii, guard menuki and tip to match. The handle of the dagger is decorated with matching floral designs. A second tsuba is also included, this of a finer, patterned design.

The weapon is accompanied by printed material providing cultural and historical contexts: booklet entitled "The Japanese Sword and Its Decoration" (Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1924) by Helen C. Gunsalus; New York Times articles from August 26, 1945 and April 19, 1981 on Japanese swords; article from May 1939 issue of Asia entitled "The Rusty Swords of Japan: A Study in the Death of a Philosophy" by Alan W. Watts.

Condition / Notes: This item and its accessories are in pleasing condition. The handle of the sword shows some wear, with some threads of the wrapping undone. The blade is intact with a sharp edge, and shows some area of discoloration. The scabbard is intact with some scattered age/wear indications concentrated at high points. The dagger shows surface oxidation on the blade.
 
Lot 4189

$130

Title: The Flounder
Author: Gunter Grass - Gunter Wilhelm Grass is a German-Kashubian novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is widely regarded as Germany's most famous living writer.

Grass was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland). In 1945, he came to West Germany as a homeless refugee, though in his fiction he frequently returns to the Danzig of his childhood.

Grass is best known for his first novel, "The Tin Drum" (1959), a key text in European magic realism, and the first part of his Danzig Trilogy, which also includes "Cat and Mouse" and "Dog Years." His works are frequently considered to have a left-wing political dimension and Grass has been an active supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). "The Tin Drum" was adapted into a film, which won both the 1979 Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Swedish Academy, upon awarding him the Nobel Prize in Literature, noted him as a writer "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history".

Translator: Ralph Manheim - Ralph Frederick Manheim was an American translator of German and French literature, as well as occasional works from Dutch, Polish and Hungarian. He likened translation to acting, the role being "to impersonate his author".

Manheim lived for a year in Germany and Austria as an adolescent, graduated from Harvard at the age of nineteen, and spent time in Munich and Vienna (studying at the universities) before the rise to power of Adolf Hitler. He also undertook post-graduate study at Yale and Columbia Universities. His career as a translator began with Hitler's "Mein Kampf," commissioned by Houghton Mifflin and published in 1943. Manheim endeavored to give an exact English equivalent of Hitler's highly individual, often awkward style, including his grammatical errors.

Manheim translated the works of Bertolt Brecht (in collaboration with John Willett), Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Günter Grass, Peter Handke, philosopher Martin Heidegger, Hermann Hesse, Novalis, and many others. His translation of Henry Corbin's work "Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi" could be considered a major contribution towards the understanding of Ibn Arabi's and Sufi philosophy in the English-speaking world.

In 1961, he rendered transcripts of the trial in Jerusalem of Adolf Eichmann into English, and "Grimm's Tales For Young and Old - The Complete Stories," published in 1977. Modern readers are familiar with his 1986 translation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's "Nutcracker" ("The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"), the story which inspired Tchaikovsky's ballet. It was published with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, in conjunction with the release of the 1986 film "Nutcracker: The Motion Picture." Lovers of children's books also admire his agile translation of Michael Ende's "The Neverending Story."

The PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation is a major lifetime achievement award in the field of translation, and past honorees include Gregory Rabassa, Richard Howard, William Weaver, Richard Wilbur, Robert Fagles, Edmund Keeley, and Donald Keene.

Publisher:
The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1985
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 11.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: 1977 novel, loosely based on the fairy tale "The Fisherman and His Wife."
Gunter Grass said that "The Flounder is about women and food, but it is also about women and war, including what women have done against war- unfortunately, mostly silence." Regarding his view on the human sexes and its influence on the novel, Grass said: "Most women who read the book all the way through like it. Those in the women's liberation movement who say there is no difference between men and women don't like it. I like the difference- I hate those who don't like the difference between men and women." The key theme of the book is of Woman's historical contribution in both fact and fiction, ranging from the early goddesses of the Vistula, to the Grimm's Brothers' "The Fisherman and His Wife", to the novel’s contemporaneous Women’s' libbers, and the central role of the Flounder as agent and provocateur in the cause of one or the other of the sexes throughout.

The novel was published in August 1977 through Luchterhand, with a first edition of 100,000 copies. One of Lucherhand's ways to market the book was to send out 4000 preview copies to selected people. Grass toured extensively with public readings of the book during the eight weeks leading up to the release; upon the publication date, Grass had read extracts for a total of 10,000 people. The book dominated the German bestseller chart for several months. By October 1977, nearly 250,000 copies had been sold. An English translation by Ralph Manheim was published in the United Kingdom and United States in November 1978.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by the German Nobel laureate, pencil signed by the author on the colophon page. This is number 215 of 1000.

This three-volume set is bound in gray cloth with eelskin spines, with inset paper title label on front cover of each volume.Books are in excellent condition. This work contains relief plates reproduced from etchings drawn by Grass.

This edition was printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress. The plates were made by Carl Schutte & C. Behling and printed at the Anthoensen Press. The text was composed by Michael & Winifred Bixler. This edition has been designed by Ben Shiff. The paper was made at the Mohawk Mills. This edition was bound at the Jovonis Bookbindery and A. Horowitz & Sons.

Cloth-covered slipcase with printed spine label is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 11.5" x 11". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4190

$20

Title: Annals and Recollections of Oneida County
Author: Pomroy Jones
Publisher: Published by the author
City: Rome, New York
Year: 1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 893 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and minor tearing at head of spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. Staining is visible at lower inside corners of endpapers and text block. No other markings are visible.
 
Lot 4191

$2,000

Title: The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis: The King James Version
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1989
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 17" Height: 22.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of Genesis, pencil signed by illustrator Jacob Lawrence on the colophon page. This is number 375 of 400.

This elephant folio is bound in in full midnight blue Japanese cotton over boards with bright gilt lettering to front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains 8 original multi-colored silkscreens.

Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) was an American painter; he was married to fellow artist Gwendolyn Knight. Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism", though by his own account the primary influence was not so much French art as the shapes and colors of Harlem.

Lawrence is among the best-known 20th-century African-American painters, a distinction shared with Romare Bearden. Lawrence was only in his twenties when his "Migration Series" made him nationally famous. A part of this series was featured in a 1941 issue of Fortune magazine. The series depicted the epic Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. The collection has been split into two parts for public viewing.

The text has been set in Monotype Caslon with Romulus heads at Golgonooza Letter Foundry by Julia Ferrari, with new numerals made from punches cut by Dan Carr. The book was printed at Heritage Printers. The illustrations were silk-screened on Whatman paper by George Drexel at Osiris Painting. The text paper was made at Cartiere Enrico Magnani. The title page was designed by Dan Carr.

Velvet-lined clamshell case with inset gilt-lettered leather title label is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 18.25" x 23.5". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4192

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Italian-language books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Luigi Savastano's "Il rimboschimento dello appennino" (1893), Augusto Sideri's translation "Della maniera di fare il vino, pubblicata in francese nell'enciclopedia di agricoltura pratica" (1836), and "Trattato teorico-ratico della ferratura" (1843). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4193

$20

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of South American history and archaeology journals shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4194

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique and vintage material relates to banjos and includes sheet music, a catalog and correspondence. Of particular note is an original tri-fold mailer in the original envelope, from Ludwig & Ludwig, bearing an original signature of the General Sales Manager of the company at the time of the mailing which is dated on the envelope, February 3rd, 1926. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These materials are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4195

$15

Title: Historia de la Nueva Andalucia
Author: Antonio Caulin - Franciscan missionary who was a geographer and historian active in colonial Spanish America. His principal work is "Historia corografica, natural y evangelica de Nueva Andalucia, Provincias de Cumana, Nueva Barcelona, Guayana y Vertientes del rio Orinoco."
Publisher: Academia Nacional de la Historia
City: Caracas
Year: 1966
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: Preliminary critical study by Pablo Ojer. Number 81 in the series Biblioteca de la Academia Nacional de la Historia.
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in original printed wrappers. Books show light external wear. Pages display light pencil underlining and marginalia throughout. First volume contains a number of plates (including facsimiles of historical documents and maps). Folding map is laid in.
 
Lot 4196

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains three works by James Fenimore Cooper: "The Spy" (1963), "The Pilot" (1968), "The Pathfinder" (1965). Nordhoff and Hall's "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1947) is also present. These attractively illustrated books are signed by their illustrators. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books show light pencil markings to copyright page and, occasionally, to adjacent page and/or rear flyleaf. Stamped number in small print may appear at bottom of title page. It should be noted that the copy of "Mutiny on the Bounty" shows minor loss of material at head of spine and "The Spy" has name of library stamped at upper edge of text block. Marking on final page is in ink (as is the case of "Pathfinder").
 
Lot 4197

$750

Title: Six Silkscreen Prints
Artist: Lois Mailou Jones
Medium: Print
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1996
Width: 16.75" Height: 20.75"
Art Notes: This series of prints is number 34 of 60, individually numbered and signed by Lois Mailou Jones. The portfolio contains title page, colophon and the complete series of six silkscreen prints designed to illustrate a selection of poems by Leopold Senghor.   These prints have been made by Alexander Heinrici at Studio Heinrici.

Velvet-lined clamshell case in full purple cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover shows light shelfwear. Elephant folio case measures approximately 17.75" x 21.75".

Please note that the Limited Editions Club publication "Poems" (1996) referenced above is also being offered in this auction.

Condition: Prints are in excellent condition. Clamshell case shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 4198

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains titles by German authors, among which are Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship" (1959) and a two-volume set of Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain" (1973). These attractively illustrated books are signed by their illustrators. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books show light pencil markings to copyright page and, occasionally, to adjacent page and/or rear flyleaf.
 
Lot 4199

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains works by French authors, among which are Anatole France's "The Revolt of the Angels" (1953) and Alexandre Dumas' "The Black Tulip" (1951). These attractively illustrated books are signed by their illustrators. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books show light pencil markings to copyright page and, occasionally, to adjacent page and/or rear flyleaf. Stamped number in small print may appear at bottom of title page.
 
Lot 4200

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains titles by English authors, among which are Daniel Defoe's "Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress" (1976, in slipcase) and "The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers" (1973, in slipcase) by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele and Eustace Budgell. These attractively illustrated books are signed by their illustrators. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books show light pencil markings to copyright page and, occasionally, to adjacent page and/or rear flyleaf. Please note that "The Essayes" by Francis Bacon has name of library perforated onto title page. Otherwise markings are as listed above.
 
Lot 4201

$55

Title: Daisy Matthews and Three Other Tales
Author: Rhys Davies - Rhys Davies (born Vivian Rees Davies) was a Welsh novelist and short story writer, who wrote in the English language.

One of the most prolific Welsh prose writers of the 20th century, Davies is best known for his short stories, of which he wrote over a hundred. He also wrote eighteen novels, including "The Withered Root" (1927), "The Black Venus" (1944) and "The Perishable Quality" (1957), an autobiography, "Print of a Hare's Foot" (1969), and a successful play, "No Escape" (1954), as well as several works of non-fiction. Davies was homosexual, though he never wrote publicly about his own sexuality. Though he lived largely in London, Davies' work is often set in Wales.

Davies was invited to stay with D. H. Lawrence and Frieda Lawrence in France in 1928–9 (their meeting has been dramatized in "Sex and Power at the Beau Rivage" (2003), a play by Welsh author Lewis Davies). Though Lawrence's death in March 1930 made their friendship a brief one, Lawrence appears to have been an important influence on Davies' work. Other literary associates include the publisher Charles Lahr, who published some of Davies' early work in The New Coterie, and the author Anna Kavan, whose work he edited after her death.

Davies was awarded an OBE in 1968, as well as the Welsh Arts Council Prize in 1971. His story "The Chosen One", originally published in The New Yorker, won an Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1967.

After his death, the Rhys Davies Trust was established in 1990 to promote Welsh authors writing in the English language. The trust sponsors the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition, established in 1991.

Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press
City: Waltham Saint Lawrence, England
Year: 1932
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 63 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Rhys Davis, pencil signed by the author on the page containing table of contents. This is number 145 of 325 copies

This antique volume is bound in quarter leather over decorative paper-covered boards. Volume shows light shelfwear. This book contains wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker.  This book was printed and published by Robert and Moira Gibbings, assisted by George Churchill.
 
Lot 4202

$950

Title: Six Color Etchings
Artist: Dean Mitchell
Medium: Etching
Features: Signed In Plate
Print Year: 2003
Width: 22.5" Height: 19.5"
Art Notes: This series of prints is number 6 of an edition consisting of seventy five sets numbered and signed by the artist. This edition was printed at Wingate Studio by Peter Pettengill on Somerset paper.

Condition: Prints and clamshell case are in excellent condition.
 
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