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6 June 2006
OFFICINA BODONI -- Charles RICKETTS. Dell'arte della stampa. Montagnola di Lugano: Officina Bodoni, December 1926. 8° (199 x 132mm). Device in red at end (a little light foxing). Original quarter vellum with marble-paper sides, top edges gilt, others uncut. ONE OF 125 COPIES, this one no.41. A translation of Ricketts's A Defence of the Revival of Printing, first published in 1899. Schmoller 19.
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On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous