17 February 2004

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The Year's At the Spring: An Anthology of Recent Poetry
The Year's At the Spring: An Anthology of Recent Poetry
Harry Clarke RHA (1889-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 254

Published Estimate: €150-200

Price Realised: €220

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  • Harrap & Co., London, 1920. First edition. Anthology compiled by Lettice D’Oyley Walters, with an introduction by Harold Monro (of the Poetry Bookshop fame). Poets include John Masefield, James Stephens, Walter de la Mare, W.B. Yeats, Rupert Brooke and Robert Graves. With twenty plates, many in full colour, a colour frontispiece illustrating Yeats’ The Lake Isle of Innisfree and many b&w illustrations, all by Harry Clarke. Crown quarto, in decorated cloth.

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Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Harry Clarke RHA (1889-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 255

Published Estimate: €180-220

Price Realised: €200

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  • Tudor Publishing Co., New York, 1936. With eight tipped-in colour plates and twenty-four in monochrome by Harry Clarke. Quarto, in original black cloth with pictorial label on upper board.

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Epstein: Seventy-Five Drawings
Epstein: Seventy-Five Drawings
Sir Jacob Epstein RA (1880-1959)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 256

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €460

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  • J. Saville & Co., London, 1929. LIMITED EDITION OF 220 COPIES (this copy unnumbered), SIGNED BY THE ARTIST opposite title-page. With a foreword by Hubert Wellington, followed by 75 collotype plates of female nudes by Epstein. Oblong quarto, bound in full black morocco stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Rare.

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Elisabeth Frink Sculpture: Catalogue Raisonné
Elisabeth Frink Sculpture: Catalogue Raisonné
Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 257

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €600

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  • Harpvale Books, Salisbury, UK, 1984. First edition. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST on title-page. With a foreward by Peter Shaffer, essays by Bryan Robertson, Sarah Kent and Brian Phelan among others, and numerous illustrations. Quarto, in original cloth and dust-jacket (protected in mylar). A wonderful item for any art-lover.

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Out of Bedlam
Out of Bedlam
Elizabeth Rivers (1903-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 258

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €300

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  • Dolmen Press, Dublin, 1956. Number 143 of a LIMITED EDITION OF 225 copies. Twenty seven of Rivers’ superb woodcuts accompanied by texts from Christopher Smart. Small quarto, limp boards lettered in gilt at spine and with the Dolmen crest on the upper board. This was the only edition and is extremely scarce.

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The Painted Caravan: A Penetration into the Secrets of the Tarot Cards
The Painted Caravan: A Penetration into the Secrets of the Tarot Cards
Basil Ivan Rákóczi (1908-1979)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 259

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €300

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  • L. J. C. Boucher, The Hague, 1954. First edition. Profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome by the author, the co-founder of the White Stag Group, which revolutionised the arts in Dublin during WWII. Quarto; green cloth covered boards in dust-jacket. Also with this lot, a French translation of the same work, Paris 1967 (17 colour plates). A scarce pair.

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Eight Reproductions by two Irish Artists
Eight Reproductions by two Irish Artists
George Campbell RHA (1917-1979) and Arthur Arm

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 260

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €400


Jonathan Hanaghan, Eve's Moods Unveiled
Jonathan Hanaghan, Eve's Moods Unveiled
 [Irish private press] 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 261

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €450

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  • Runa Press, Dublin, 1957. Illustrated with original copper engravings by the distinguished British printmaker, Mark Severin (1906-1987). The edition was LIMITED to 200 copies, of which only the first 100 were specially bound in crushed red morocco with gilt design on upperboard, and with three extra engravings (at rear). This copy is no. 3 with tissue guards, on hand-made paper, and in cloth-covered slipcase. An interesting and handsome example of artistic erotica, from “the founder of psychoanalysis in Ireland”. Rare.

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John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 262

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

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  • Printed at the Dolmen Press for the Imprint Society, Barre, Massachusettes, 1970. With six colour illustrations by Louis le Brocquy. SIGNED BY LE BROCQUY and by the printer Stanley Sultan. Number 98 in a limited edition of 1950 copies, bound in gilt-stamped cloth, in slipcase.

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The Irish Landscape
The Irish Landscape
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 263

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €650

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  • Gandon Editions, Dublin, 1992. Number 4 from an edition of 250 copies, SIGNED and NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST. Specially bound in dark grey cloth stamped in silver with black morocco spine, and in the original matching slipcase. Profusely illustrated in colour and with an interview with the artist by George Morgan about his watercolour landscapes. A handsome collector’s piece.

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Hockney's Alphabet
Hockney's Alphabet
David Hockney RA (b.1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 264

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €900

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  • Faber & Faber, London, for the Aids Crisis Trust, 1991. Drawings by David Hockney and written contributions edited by Stephen Spender. SIGNED BY HOCKNEY and SPENDER. The written contributors include Arthur Miller, Ted Hughes, Iris Murdoch, Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, V. S. Pritchett, Susan Sontag, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, William Golding and T. S. Elliot – a veritable literary “who’s who”. Bound in yellow buckrum and in an elegant grey slipcase. A collector’s treat.

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Leslie Conran Carola (ed.), The Irish: A Treasury of Art and Literature
Leslie Conran Carola (ed.), The Irish: A Treasury of Art and Literature
 Irish arts and culture 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 17 February 2004 / 265

Published Estimate: €200-250

Price Realised: €340

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  • Macmillan, New York, 1993. Also, Brian de Breffny (ed.), The Irish World: The History and Cultural Achievements of the Irish People, Thames & Hudson, London, 1977, with contributions from Roger Stalley, Anne Crookshank and Jeanne Sheehy among others; Valerie Pakenham, The Big House in Ireland, Cassell & Co., 2000; Desmond Guinness & William Ryan, Irish Houses and Castles, Thames & Hudson, London, 1972; and Edward Hyams & William McQuitty, Irish Gardens, Macdonald, London, 1967. All first edition, all hard-back quarto volumes in dust-jackets; three of the volumes are from the library of the former director of the National Gallery of Ireland, Homan Potterton. (5)

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