London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
BACON, Francis (1909-92) -- John RUSSELL. Francis Bacon. London: Methuen, 1964. Small 4° (184 x 133mm). Half tone plates by Francis Bacon. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, "To John with love and affection, Francis Bacon."
With 3 other books, EACH INSCRIBED BY FRANCIS BACON, namely, Carl A. Schmitz's Oceanic Sculpture. Sculpture of Melanesia (London, 1962, inscribed, "To John, with all best wishes, Francis Bacon," another copy of John Russell's Francis Bacon (London, 1964, inscribed, "To John, with fondest love, Francis") and a later 4° edition (1971) with coloured plates inscribed, "For John, with deep affection, Francis." (4)
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