14 December 2000
[HEMINGWAY, Ernest]. KIKI (real name Alice Prin). Kiki's Memoirs. Translated from the French by Samuel Putnam. Introduction by Ernest Hemingway. Paris: Edward W. Titus At the Sign Of The Black Manikin Press, 1930. Small 4o. Illustrated with reproductions of paintings by Kiki and portraits of her by Man Ray, Foujita, et al. Original printed wrappers, pictorial label on front cover (tiny tear at top edge of front cover).
FIRST EDITION, one of 1000 copies. PRESENTATION COPY FROM KIKI, inscribed by her WITH A SIGNED SELF-PORTRAIT (head in profile) all in blue ink on the half-title: "Pour Monsieur, en Sympathie de Kiki 1930" (with the self-portrait, 50 x 40 mm, below). Kiki was a famous artist's model and the "Queen" of Montparnasse. Hemingway's introduction was his first for any book. Hanneman B7.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Four decades on from the founding of Alpina Wine, Germany’s pre-eminent wine merchant, Christie’s offers 675 lots from its distinguished cellars
As this superb Annunciation comes to auction on 29 October in New York, we talk to the curator of a new UK exhibition of the 16th-century Antwerp painter