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    Sale 2451 | Lot 195
    Price Realized: $2,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2451 Lot 195

      WALL, BERNHARDT. The Etcht Miniature Monthly Magazine. 12 issues. Printed in various colors on wove paper. Over 375 etched miniatures by Wall. 45x31 mm; 1 3/4x1 1/4 inches, laid into inset within Wall's handmade grey cloth board and paper folder, his etched numbers and manuscript titles along spines, light browning to folders and a few placement tabs (to keep books in insets) loose from dried glue, volumes fine. TLS by Wall to Natalie Williams discussing this set; single 8vo leaf, folded, with an etched miniature at head, 28 January 1948, laid into Volume 1. (Sierra Madre, January-December, 1948)

      Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

      number 2 of only 60 sets signed by wall and one of the most unique serials in the history of american printing. In the prospectus for this rare miniature periodical, Wall states: This magazine is my latest, and mayhap, my last toil in the field of periodical publishing. At my age [75 years] such a venture may seem foolhardy. I hate rest and rust. Hence I go on . . . the subject matter will be about well-known personages, bits of text, and spots where history was made"--Wall, The Etcher of Books, quoted in Weber, Following Bernardt Wall: 1872-1956, Book Club of Texas, 1994, page 58. It was indeed a very personal exploration of themes for Wall, treating on baseball, the American West, art, travel, natural history, and other topics that enthralled him over the course of his long life.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,500