Lot 4

BELL, Clive (1881-1964). Since Cezanne, London, 1922, 8vo, half tone plates, original cloth. FIRST EDITION, with a pencil note by Eden and highlighting. With 12 other art reference books, some PRESENTATION COPIES to Anthony Eden. (13)

Estimate: £300 - £500
Hammer price: £240
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

BELL, Clive (1881-1964).  Since Cézanne. London: Chatto and Windus, 1922. 8vo (195 x 130mm). Half title, half tone plates (some spotting). Original blue cloth, spine with printed label (label rubbed, without the dust-jacket). Provenance: Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (old armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION, with a pencil note on p.65 (illegible, probably not in Eden's hand, illustrated) and on p.137, in Eden's hand, regarding "young Oxford intellectuals", and with his highlighting throughout. With 12 other related books including Julius Meier-Graefe's Degas (London, 1923, 4to, monochrome plates, original buckram, NUMBER 225 OF 1,000 COPIES), Constantin Antoniade's Trois Figures de la Renaissance. Pierre Arétin. Guichardin. Benvenuto Cellini (Paris, 1937, 8vo, wrappers, NUMBER 141 OF 155 COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, "A Mr. Anthony Eden, hommage et respectueuse admiration, Antoniade, Genève, Janvier 1938", Austen Chamberlain's Seen in Passing ... Foreword by Lady [Ivy] Chamberlain (London, 1937, 4to, plates, original cloth, the author's wife's PRESENTATION COPY of this account of an architectural travelogue through Europe just before The Second World war, inscribed "Anthony [Eden], [?]from Ivy Chamberlain"), Wilfrid Blunt's The Art of Botanical Illustration (London, 1950, large 8vo, plates, some coloured, attractively bound in full red modern calf gilt by Bayntun Riviere, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR), Kenneth Clark's Piero della Francesca (London, 1951, folio, plates, some coloured, original red buckram, INSCRIBED in a very small hand [?presumably to Anthony Eden], "With all good wishes from Jane & Kenneth Clark, August 1952"), Huntington Cairns & John Walker's Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (Washington, 1952, folio, full-page coloured illustrations, original dark blue buckram gilt, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, "For [?illegible word] Eden, with kind regards from his friends at the National Gallery, [signed respectively by:] David Finley [the gallery's first Director], Huntington Cairns, John Walker, Washington, March 5, 1953"), Raymond Nacenta's The Painters and the Artistic Climate of Paris since 1810 (London, 1960, folio, coloured plates, original blue hessian, PRESENTATION COPY, the half title inscribed, "A Lord et Lady Avon, en souvenir de leur visite 'd'avant-première' à l' Exposition des peintures des collections français, Avec les sincères hommages de Ray. Nacenta, Le 27 Juin, 1962"), Catalogue de l' Oeuvre de Georges Braque. Peintures 1936-1941 ([Paris], 1961, 4to, illustrations, some coloured, original coloured decorated hessian boards, ring-bound internally), Henry Maldiney's La Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght (Paris, "Derrière le Miroir, No. 148," 1964, folio, plates and illustrations by Braque, Chagall, Kandinsky, Miro, Giacometti and others, including 6 original lithographs, some coloured, original pictorial boards) and Denys Sutton's Walter Sickert. A Biography (London, 1976, 4to, plates, cloth, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, "For Anthony and Clarissa [Eden], with much affection and gratitude, Denys"). The lot sold not subject to return. (13)

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