Firsts 2021 - Saatchi Gallery

Fi r s t s 2021

IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER’S BOX 84. NIELSEN, Kay IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE Old Fairy Tales Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Hodder, [1913]. First edition, first issue. A fine copy, exceptionally bright and clean. In Powder and Crinoline was Nielsen’s first gift book, published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1913. £1,750

ONEOF 25COPIESONJAPANESEVELLUM 85. POGANY, Willy THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM Harrap, [1909]. First Pogany edition. 4to. Edition de luxe, number 20 of twenty-five special copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the artist. Bound in the publisher’s full white vellum. A glorious presentation of the epic Persian poem, seen here for the first time with the decoration of Willy Pogany. The small limita - tion inevitably makes this a rarity, but to find it in fine original condition is very special in - deed. £9,500 VELLUCENT CHIVERS BINDING 86. RACKHAM, Arthur; WASHINGTON, Irving RIP VAN WINKLE Heinemann, 1905. First edition. 4to. Finely bound by Cedric Chivers, c.1905, stamp signed to rear turn in. Full green morocco, with five inlaid vellucent panels, containing miniature watercolours reproducing Rackham’s imagery painted on vellum. Rip van Winkle was Rackham’s first major colour plate work and the first of the opu - lent Christmas Gift books. Its beauty and popularity began the “Golden Age of Book

DELUXE EDITION IN BOX 82. HARRISON, Florence; ROSSETTI, Christina CHRISTINA ROSSETTI POEMS Blackie & Son Ltd., 1910. First edition, Edition de Luxe. Number 131 of 350 copies, print - ed on hand made paper, signed by Florence Harrison. This copy housed in its original box with printed limitation label and decorative spine label. £3,500 IN THE SUBSCRIBER’S BINDING BY COCKERELL 83. MARILLIER, H.C. DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI Bell, 1899. First edition, special subscriber’s issue finely bound by Doug - las Cockerell in full brown morocco in the Arts and Crafts style. An exceptional copy of Marillier’s monumental work on Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A contemporary advertisement is - sued by Bell noted that “a few copies will also be issued for subscribers, bound in African leather by Douglas Cockerell.” These subscribers’ copies were sold for £10 10s, while the trade edition was available for £5 5s. £6,500


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