Mar 02, 2017 - Sale 2437

Sale 2437 - Lot 551

Price Realized: $ 269,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250,000 - $ 350,000
Four Tales from the Arabian Nights.

Portfolio with complete text and 13 color lithographs, 1948. 432x328 mm; 17x13 inches (sheets), full margins, loose as issued.

The deluxe edition of 11 lettered sets with 13 color lithographs (the regular edition of 90 consists of 12 color lithographs); this is the publisher's own set. Each of the color lithographs signed, annotated and inscribed "G/8" in pencil, lower margin. Lettered "G" in ink, on the justification page. Ex-collection the publisher, Kurt Wolff, Pantheon Books, thence by descent to the current owner. Printed by Albert Carman, City Island, New York. Published by Pantheon Books Inc., New York.

Original printed paper wrappers and card stock slipcase. An exceptionally well preserved set, the lithographs with vibrant, fresh colors; extremely scarce in this issue with the additional color lithograph. Mourlot 36-48.