2 April 2008
[PICKWICK PAPERS]. -- HEATH, William (1795-1840). Pickwickian Illustrations. [Haymarket: T. McLean, 1837].
2o (218 x 136 mm). 20 numbered etchings (one or two plates loose, lightly browned, some offsetting on versos). Original green linen-backed moiréed paper boards, gilt-lettered black paper label on front cover (a bit creased); green cloth chemise. Provenance: Charles A. Hill (bookplate); Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION with the publisher's imprint on the first four plates. Yale/Gimbel H1089 recording a copy in wrappers.
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru