7 - 8 April 2004
CROSBY, Caresse. Graven Images. Boston and New York: The Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926.
8° (187 x 128mm). (Scattered light spotting.) Contemporary morocco-backed boards (endpapers browned, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Comte Ulric de Civry (presentation inscriptions on front free endpaper 'To my very dear friend , Le Comte de Civry , Affectionate thoughts , from , Caresse , à Paris 10 Octobre 1926' and '[...] dédicace , To my very dear friend , Le Comte de Civry , with most loving thoughts , Caresse , à Paris ce 14 Juin 1927').
FIRST EDITION. CARESSE'S SECOND BOOK, INSCRIBED TWICE TO HER LOVER LE COMTE DE CIVRY. The Crosbys had met le comte de Civry at the racetrack at Longchamps, and his advice and knowledge of racing was eagerly sought and followed by them; he was listed as one of Caresse's 'boy friends' by Harry in a letter to his mother in November 1927 (cf. G. Wolff Black Sun, p.220).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium
Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England