22 - 23 March 2005
PFORZHEIMER, Carl Howard (1879-1957) -- Emma Virginia UNGER and William Alexander JACKSON. The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature, 1475-1700. New York: [by the Morrill Press, for Carl H. Pforzheimer], 1940.
3 volumes, 4o (303 x 213 mm). 60 plates and numerous illustrations in text. Original beige cloth, gilt Pforzheimer cipher on sides, gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, t.e.g., others uncut; original cloth slipcase. Provenance: Thomas W. Streeter (bookplate, his sale, part VII, Sotheby's, 21 October 1969, lot 4379, $1,300).
THE STREETER COPY OF PFORZHEIMER, LIMITED EDITION, number 90 of 150 sets, signed by Pforzheimer on the portrait frontispiece. "The descriptions of the 1105 printed books and 169 autographs and manuscripts are the chef d'oeuvre of William A. Jackson and the non plus ultra of 'critical' bibliography as postulated by Sir Walter Greg. Miss Unger had been the librarian of the Pforzheimer Library since 1920. The catalogue is a model of its kind" (Breslauer and Folter). It was designed by Frederic Warde and after his death completed by Bruce Rogers. The collection is now at the Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin. Breslauer & Folter 162. (3)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The brilliant Chinese jewellery designer reveals the inspiration behind his pioneering creations — and his upcoming exhibition at Christie’s in Hong Kong
To mark 25 consecutive years as market leaders and the record-breaking price for the Winston Pink Legacy diamond, we look back at historic pieces sold at Christie’s