Lot 802: Edel (Leon). Henry James, 5 vols., 1st ed., Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953-72, half-tone illustrations, press cuttings at front of volume 2, original cloth, d.j.s, a few minor marks, 8vo. Provenance: Volume 2 pencil inscribed: "From Leon & R.H.D. Oct 1962" (author and publisher), with a loose compliments slip from the publisher, pencil inscribed: "Please use as marker & retain book!! M.W.", a few pencil annotations; Volume 3 with a presentation inscription to Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966, US photographer) from Leon Edel, with two loose autograph letters, one from Edel to Coburn, dated July 1963, the other, undated, from Coburn to Edel, both discussing photographs and the book, plus three typed signed letters, two from Rupert Hart Davis to Coburn, thanking him for the photographs, one from Coburn to Hart-Davis; Volume 4 signed by John Lehmann (1907-1987, English poet and writer) with his pencil notes at end. (5)
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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