UNStudio: Evolution of Space
UNStudio: Evolution of Space.
Item Number: 81139
New Haven: Yale University, 2007.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers, illustrated. In fine condition. Introduction by Peter Cachola Schmal.
"For Vivien with all my love and admiration": First Edition of A Time of Gods; Inscribed by Roloff Beny to Actress Vivien Leigh
London: Thames and Hudson, 1962.
First edition of this work by the famed photographer. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated endpaper, illustrated with 148 photogravure plates. Association copy, inscribed by the author to actress Vivien Leigh, “For Vivien with all my love and admiration always Roloff London Oct. 23/ 63.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Beny was in early days a protégé of Peggy Guggenheim and Herbert Read. The circle of friends around him—actors, artists, collectors, writers—included such figures as Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Stephen Spender, Rose Macaulay, Bernard Berenson, Jean Cocteau, Henry Moore, and other luminaries of art and literature. An exceptional association copy.
"Vogue has sometimes been called a civilizing force. If that is true, perhaps it is because a civilization, to endure, needs voices to sing its praise": The World in Vogue; inscribed to actress Vivien Leigh from Cecil Beaton
New York: The Viking Press, 1963.
First edition of this work on the groundbreaking publication Vogue. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to actress Vivien Leigh from Cecil Beaton, “Merry Xmas, Vivien darling, with all my love always – Dec. 25/’63.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket with a few tears.
“Chess is life”: Original Halldor Petursson Watercolor Caricature of Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky and William Lombardy; Signed by Halldor Petursson and William Lombardy
Original Halldor Petursson Watercolor Caricature of Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky and William Lombardy.
Original watercolor painting by Icelandic cartoonist Halldor Petursson depicting the outcome of the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland. The piece features caricatures of American chess champion Bobby Fischer, challenger and Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky, and Fischer’s coach throughout the series, grandmaster William Lombardy. Inscribed by the artist in the month of the first match to William Lombardy, “Grandmaster William Lombardy, Reykjavík, July 1972.” Additionally signed twice by Lombardy. Halldor Petursson created some of the most iconic images of the historic 1972 World Chess Championship with a series of 18 post cards featuring caricatures of the historic chess grandmasters. In Game 3 of the series, Fischer beat Spassky for the first time and went undefeated for the next six matches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 20 inches by 24.5 inches. From the library of William Lombardy. An exceptional piece of chess history with noted provenance.
Miami Beach, Florida: City Engineer's Office, 1925.
Rare early map of Miami Beach, Florida. This map covers the important southern from the Norris Cut north to 41st St., with the Flamingo, Miami Beach and Bay Shore Golf Courses. It is a cadastral map, with the various subdivisions and lots shown. OCLC/WorldCat list only one copy of the 1947 issue, at the University of Virginia, but no copies of this much earlier and more significant edition. The map measures 19.75 inches by 36.25 inches. Framed, the entire piece measures 25 inches by 41 inches. Rare and desirable.