18 November 2014
HOCKNEY, David (b.1937) -- WEBB, Peter. The Erotic Arts. London: Secker & Warburg, 1975.
Octavo (243 x 170 mm). Engraving by David Hockney and colour print by Allen Jones, both signed, tipped in as issued. Printed prospectus laid-in. Illustrated throughout with monochrome reproductions. Original green leather, gilt fillet border to the sides, spine lettered in gilt, gilt edges, original green cloth slipcase (slipcase bumped on one corner). Provenance: Allen Jones (presentation inscription on the limitation page, and short note on his letterhead laid-in, to:) -- Karl Ludwig Leonhardt.
FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 26 COPIES, WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED PRINTS BY HOCKNEY AND JONES. Copy I of 26 lettered copies reserved for the artists, the author and the publishers; this one a presentation copy from Allen Jones. Another 100 deluxe copies of this important survey were issued for public distribution. AE and ABPC apparently record no other lettered copy at auction.
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