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Fine Art for the Holidays.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." __Pablo Picasso

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Robert Sargent Austin, R.A., P.R.E., P.R.W.S. 1895-1973.

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Bethlehem. 1925. Line engraving. Dodgson 62. 6 x 4 7/8 (sheet 9 1/2 x 7 3/8). Edition 50. A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $500.

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Flight Into Egypt. c.1925. Line engraving. 6 1/2 x 10 3/8 (sheet 10 1/4 x 17). A rich impression with plate tone printed on cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $500.

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Man with a Cross. 1924. Etching. Dodgson 46.iv. Edition 40. 5 3/16 x 5 (sheet 6 1/2 x 6 1/4). A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed, dated, titled and annotated in pencil. $500.

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Women at Prayer. 1936. Line engraving. 10 15/16 x 8 7/16 (sheet 13 13/16 x 10 13/16). Subsequent to Dodgson. Edition 40 published by the Twenty-One Gallery for 7 guineas. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1936. A rich impression with plate tone printed on white wove paper. Signed and dated in pencil. A large, impressive plate. $500.

William Blake. 1757-1827.

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Job's Comforters. 'And When They Lifted Up Their Eyes Afar Off'. 1823-25. Engraving. Binyon 112.ii; Bindman 632. Image 7 11/16 x 5 7/8; plate 8 5/8 x 6 3/4; sheet 14 7/16 x 10 5/8. Series: Illustrations of The Book of Job, #7. From the original edition of 315 (published by John Linnell in 1826, printed on on 'J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1925' drawing paper. A superb, richly-inked impression printed on the full sheet. Signed and dated in the plate. $3,500.

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Then a Spirit Passed Before My Face the Hair of My Flesh Stood Up. (Job iv.15) 1823-25. Engraving. 1823-25. Binyon 114.iii; Bindman 634. Image 8 1/16 x 6; plate 8 9/16 x 6 11/16; sheet 18 1/4 x 13 1/28. Series: Illustrations of The Book of Job, #9. From the 1874 edition of 100 published by John Linnell, printed on laid India paper mounted on white wove paper (after the previous editions totaling 315). A superb, richly-inked impression printed on the full sheet. Signed and dated in the plate. $3,000.

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The Wrath of Elihu: 'I Am Young, And Ye Are Very Old, Wherefore I Was Afraid.'1825. Engraving. Binyon 117.ii, Bindman 637. Image 7 7/8 x 5 15/16; plate 8 5/8 x 6 5/8; sheet 17 3/4 x 12 3/4. Series: Illustrations of The Book of Job, #12. From the 1874 edition of 100 published by John Linnell, printed on laid India paper mounted on white wove paper (after the previous editions totaling 315). A superb, richly-inked impression printed on the full sheet. Signed and dated in the plate. $3,000.

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The Creation: 'When the Morning Stars Sang Together and all the Sons of God Shouted for Joy'. 1823. Engraving. Binyon 119.iii; Bindman 639. Image 7 5/8 x 5 7/8; plate 8 1/8 x 6 1/2; sheet 16 1/2 x 12 1/4. Series: Illustrations of The Book of Job, #14. From the 1874 edition of 100 published by John Linnell, printed on laid India paper mounted on white wove paper (after the previous editions totaling 315). A superb, richly-inked impression printed on the full sheet. Signed and dated in the plate. $3,000.

Sir Muirhead Bone. 1876-1953.

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Dancing on the Apostle's Day, Santiago. 1930. Drypoint. Dodgson 444. 6 5/16 x 7 11/16 (sheet 10 3/4 x 15 7/8). Edition 133. Printed on the full sheet of white laid paper with deckle edges. WITH Jubilee Year, Santiago de Compostela. 1930. Drypoint. Dodgson 39. 13 3/8 x 7 7/8 (sheet 20 x 13 1/4). Edition 133. Printed on the full sheet of white laid paper with deckle edges. Illustrated: Gertrude Bone, Days in Old Spain. Published in the portfolio, Two Drypoints by Muirhead Bone. $2,000 the pair in the original portfolio.

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A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda). 1925. Drypoint. Dodgson 412.xxix. 12 1/2 x 8 1/8 (sheet 16 3/4 x 12). Edition 160 in 29 states. Illustrated: Zigrosser: Six Centuries of Fine Prints. A rich impression with velvety drypoint burr. Printed on smooth simili-Japan paper with full margins. Annotated by Bone 'XXIX A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda) (for Morris) in the lower margin. Signed in pencil by Bone. $7,500.

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A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda). 1925. Drypoint. Dodgson 412. One of only 20 numbered impressions printed from the cancelled plate in 1985. 12 1/2 x 8 1/8 (sheet 22 1/2 x 15). A rich impression, printed on heavy white wove paper, countermarked BFK RIVES FRANCE, with wide margins. Inscribed in pencil at extreme lower edge of sheet '8/20' and 'U[niversity]. of Bristol School of Art 1985'. Ex-collection William Pelletier. $500.

Sir David Young Cameron, R.A., R.S.A.,R.W.S, R.E. 1865-1945.

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The Five Sisters, York Minster. 1907. Etching and drypoint. Rinder 397.iii/iv. 15 3/8 x 7 1/8 (sheet 16 x 7 1/2) . Edition 30. A very rich impression printed on fine Japanese mulberry paper. A rich, glowing impression with drypoint burr and plate tone. Signed in pencil. This is Cameron's most famous architectural etching. Rinder writes, ", p.217, "This, perhaps the loveliest of the great English windows, is also more than any other a subject for the etcher, as its beauty is less than that of jewel colour, than of a light-interpenetrated design." An extremely rare work. $9,500.

Eric Gill, R.E. 1882-1940.

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Adeste Fideles. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 72. 2 x 2 (sheet 2 3/8 x 2 3/8). As published in Adeste Fideles a Christmas Hymn and elsewhere. Printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,250. Another proof, before letterpress, unsigned. $750. A third proof with letterpress, "Christmas Greetings" $500.

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The Blessed Trinity with the Blessed Virgin. 1921. Wood engraving. Physick 181. 3 x 3 5/8 (sheet 3 9/16 x 5 1/8). Based upon a drawing by Elizabeth Gill. Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $575.

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Cantet nunc 'lo'. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 77. 2 x 2 (sheet 2 1/2 x 2 1/2). As published in Adeste Fideles a Christmas Hymn and elsewhere. Printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,250. Another proof printed on fine wove paper. 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 (sheet 2 9/16 x 2 9/16). Originally published in Adeste Fideles a Christmas Hymn and elsewhere. Unsigned. $450.

Cantet nunc 'lo'. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 75. 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 (sheet 4 1/8 x 3 1/4). Printed with letterpress as a Christmas card on simili-Japan paper. Unsigned. $400.

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Christmas Gifts: Dawn: PAX HOMINIBUS BONAE VOLUNTATIS. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 80. 2 13/16 x 3 9/16 (sheet 3 1/8 x 3 3/4). As published in The Game volume I, no. 2 and in Nisi Dominus. Printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,250. Another unsigned proof, $500.

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Madonna and Child. 1924. Three engravings printed in reddish brown ink on copper, all printed on a single sheet of white wove paper. Physick 302. 1 5/ 8 x 7/8. Edition 50, #43. Etched after a drawing by the artist's daughter, Elizabeth. Physick 303. 1 5/8 x 1 3/16. Edition 50, #38. Etched after a drawing by the artist's daughter, Joanna. Physick 304. 1 5/8 x 7/8. Edition 50, #42. Etched after a drawing by the artist's daughter, Petra. Each engraving signed and numbered in pencil. A charming trio of family-themed works. It is rare to find Gill engravings printed in this manner. $2,250. divine

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The Madonna and Child with an Angel: Madonna Knitting. Proof. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 60. 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 (sheet 4 3/4 x 3 1/4). As published in Mary Sat a'Working and Song of the Dressmaker. Printed on Japanese mulberry laid paper. Unsigned. $550.

The Madonna and Child with an Angel: Madonna Knitting. 1919. Wood engraving. Physick 60. 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 circular (sheet 5 3/8 x 5). Printed on white wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,750.

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Madonna and Child With Arms Outstretched. 1922. Wood engraving. Physick 215. 4 x 1 3/4. Printed on tan wove paper. Used as a design for a Christmas card. Signed in pencil. $1,750.

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Nativity in a Cave. 1916. Wood engraving. Physick 79. 2 5/8 x 2 1/16. Design for a Christmas Card. Proof before the letterpress "A Happy Christmas". Unsigned. $250. Signed in pencil $1,500.

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Nativity with Midwife, St. Joseph Standing. 1913. Wood engraving. Physick 14. 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 (sheet 2 5/8 x 2 3/4). Design for a Christmas Card. Printed on cream wove paper. Laid onto a paper mount along the top sheet edge. Signed and annotated with a '+' in pencil. $750.

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Resurrection: EGO SUM RESURRECTIO ET VITA. 1934. Wood engraving. Physick 866. 4 1/8 x 2 1/8 (sheet 5 x 3). Letterpress verso: 'DAVID WHITEMAN PEPLER 23 OCT. 1905 2 SEPT. 1934 DONA EI REQUIEM INVENUMUS EUM IN CAMPIS SILVAE'. Printed as a memorial card, apart from the illustration for The Passion of Our Lord. Extremely scarce in this printing. Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $450.

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St. Mark. 1934. Wood engraving. Physick 870. 6 5/8 x 4 1/16 (sheet 7 3/8 x 9 1/2). Printed on light gray wove paper as a holiday card. Printed on the outside cover of the card reads, 'Happy Christmas & New Year From Mary Gill'. The image of St. Mark is printed on the inside. Written on the back of the card in ink reads 'My love to you both. I will be waiting. MG.' $1,500.

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St. Matthew. 1934. Wood engraving. Physick 869. 6 x 3 1/2 (sheet 8 13/16 x 5 1/4). Issued as a Christmas card from Mary Gill. Annotated, 'My love to you both and the family. MG' in ink. Illustrated for the Aldine Bible. Printed on cream wove 'England 1945' watermarked paper with two sides deckle edges. $450.

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Virgin and Child. 1931. Wood engraving. Physick 827. 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 (sheet 8 1/16 x 3 7/16). Proof printed on simili-Japan paper with one side deckle edge. Unsigned. $275.

Another signed proof printed on white wove paper. Initialed, dated and annotated 'Greetings from Eric and Mary Gill' in pencil. $975.

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Virgin and Child. 1938. Wood engraving. Physick 980. 5 1/8 x 3 1/2 (sheet 7 1/2 x 5). Printed on hand-made laid paper as a Christmas card. Signed, dated, and annotated in ink on the inside leaf, 'with best wishes from Eric Gill christmas 1938.' An extremely scare personal card. Initialed and annotated 'et tuam ipsius animam pertransibit gladius' in the block. $950.

Religious Image: Prints Published by Douglas Cleverdon

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Epiphany. 1917. Wood engraving. Physick 84. 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 (sheet 2 x 2 3/4). Originally published in 'God and the Dragon' (S. dominic's Press, 1917). As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929. Printed on off-white wove paper. Printed on off-white wove paper. Unsigned. $350.

Stephen Frederick Gooden, C.B.E., R.A., R.E. 1892-1955.

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The Judge, the Hospitaler and the Solitary. 1927. Line engraving. 4 x 4 (sheet 10 1/8 x 6). Edition 525 in the book printing (there were 15 pre-publication proofs). Series: Fables of La Fontaine. As published in the 1931 Heinemann edition of La Fontaine, translated by Sir Edward Marsh, volume II. Printed on cream wove paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Unsigned. $75.

Frederick Landseer Griggs, R.A., R.E. 1876-1938.

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The Almonry. 1925. Etching. Comstock 34.v/vii. 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 (sheet 12 1/8 x 8 3/8). Edition 82 in this state (total edition 101). A fine impression on white laid paper with fan 'H' countermark. Illustrated Fine Prints of the Year, 1925; Guichard, British Etchers: 1850-1940. With the DHP (Dover House Press) stamp verso. Provenance: The Fine Art Society, London. Signed in pencil. This is the artist's magnum opus. Price upon request.

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St. Botolph's Cathedral, Boston. 1925. Etching. Comstock 32.v. 10 1/2 x 7 1/8 (sheet 11 5/8 x 8 1/16). Edition 76 in this state (total 98 proofs). Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching; Guichard, British Etchers: 1850-1940. A rich impression with plate tone printed on antique laid paper. Diagonal printing fold in the sky; otherwise in excellent condition. 'HG' stamp, lower right. Signed in pencil. $2,750.

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St. Mary's, Nottingham. 1928. Etching. Comstock 41.iv. 7 1/2 x 10 3/8 (sheet 12 1/2 x 17 7/8). Edition 76 in this state (total 98 proofs). Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 26 (1939): 266. A fine impression on sturdy cream wove paper. With the DP (Dover House Press) stamp verso and numbered '24' in pencil. Signed in pencil. $2,000.

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St. Wendred's, March. 1921. Etching. Comstock 27.ii. 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 (12 1/16 x 9) Edition 63 in this state (total 66 proofs). Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 11 (1924): 121. A beautiful impression printed with plate tone on cream laid paper with full margins. With the DP (Dover House Press) stamp recto. Signed in pencil. $2,000.

Philip Hagreen. 1890–1988

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Madonna and Child. c. 1945. Tempera on paper. 16 1/4 x 12. Ex-collection the Catholic Lending Library of Hartford. Unsigned, as usual. $1,500.

William Hogarth, 1697-1764.

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The Sleeping Congregation. 1736 (Heath Edition 1822). Etching and engraving. Paulson 140 iv/iv; British Museum Satires 2285. 10 1/2 x 8 3/16 (sheet: 12 7/8 x 9 3/4). Inscription: in plate below image, lower left: 'Invented Engraved & Published October 25: 1736 by W-m Hogarth Pursuant to an Act of Parliament / One shilling"; in plate along right edge: "Retouched& Improved April 21, 1762 by the Author". Probably from The Works of William Hogarth from the Original Plates Restored by James Heath, Esq., R.A.; With the Addition of Many Subjects Not Before Collected: To Which is Prefixed, a Biographical Essay on the Genius and Productions of Hogarth, and Explanations on the Subjects of the Plates by John Nichols, Esq., F.S.A. London. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster Row by Nichols and Son, Parliament Street — 1822 —. A fine impression printed on cream laid paper. Slight foxing; otherwise good condition. Signed and dated in the plate. $175.

David Jones. 1895-1974.

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Madonna and Child with Saint Dominic and Saint Francis. 1923. Wood engraving. Cleverdon, E39. 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 (sheet 5 3/16 x 3 1/4). Printed on tan wove paper in: Christmas Play, B13; Common Carol Book, B14; and List of Plays, B79. Unsigned. $225.

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Douglas Cleverdon. The Engravings of David Jones: A Survey by Douglas Cleverdon. Frontispiece portrait, wood-engraving of the title page of Morte Darthur and 206 illustrations (three engraved by Eric Gill from the blocks designed by David Jones). Copy number xxv of 105 copies on J. Barcham Green hand-made paper, watermarked Clover Hill, with a separate portfolio containing a set of the engravings on japon, 9 copper engravings and one drypoint printed from the original copper-plates, of a total edition of 430. Portrait frontispiece of David Jones, wood-engraving of the title-page of Morte Darthur and 206 illustrations (three engraved by Eric Gill from the blocks designed by David Jones). Two volumes. Sm. folio, near fine in original quarter tan morocco, green cloth sides with “David Jones” device in gilt on upper cover, spine with green morocco and gilt labels, the portfolio in a uniformly bound clamshell box of tan and green cloth with green morocco spine labels, both volumes housed in a green cloth-covered slipcase. London, Clover Hill Editions. 1981. $4,500.

Elyse Ashe Lord. 1900-1971.

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Angor Vhat. 1930. Woodcut and drypoint printed in colors. 11 x 13 (sheet 15 7/8 x 16 7/8). Edition 75, # 22. A bright, colorful impression printed on Japanese mulberry paper, with an irregular bottom margin. Signed and numbered in pencil. $750.

John Martin. 1789-1854.

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The Fall of Babylon. 1831. Campbell-Wees 88.Mezzotint with etching. Image: 18 1/2 x 23 3/8; sheet:22 3/4 x 31 3/4 (trimmed to just within the plate mark, which would have been 23 3/8 x 32 1/8. A later impression, with the altered lettering 'The Fall of Babylon by John Martin'. A professionally-repaired tear in the top left margin, extending 1/2 inch into the image; otherwise fine condition. A rich impression printed on chine collé mounted on sturdy white wove paper. Signed and titled in the plate. $3,750.

'The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain...', Jeremiah (51:58)

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The Daughter of Pharaoh finding the Infant Moses. 1833. Campbell-Wees 100. Mezzotint with etching. Image: 7 7/16 x 11 7/16; sheet:8 1/8 x 12 1/8).Series: Illustrations of the Bible, plate 9. Trimmed within the plate mark, with the publisher's name trimmed. Signed in the plate. $225.

Percy John Delf Smith, R.D.I. 1882-1948.

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Jerusalem 1931. Pencil, ink and watercolor. 9 1/4 x 15 (framed 18 1/2 x 24 1/2). Signed and dated in pencil. Housed in a carved gold leaf frame $1,750.

Graham Sutherland. 1903-1970.

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Michaelmas. 1928. Etching. Tassi 25.iii. 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 (sheet 7 3/4 x 5 7/8). Edition of 109 for the Print Collector's Club, London. A fine impression printed on off-white laid paper with wide margins. Excellent condition. Signed in pencil. $2,250.

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Charles Meryon. 1821-1868.

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La Galerie Notre-Dame. 1853. Etching with engraving. Schneiderman 29.iv/vi. 11 1/8 x 6 15/16 (14 3/8 x 9 3/8). A rich impression printed in warm black/brown ink on cream laid paper. Collector's seal: Alfred Morrison (Lugt 151). Signed and dated in the plate. $6,500.

André Delcourt. Twentieth century.

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Black Madonna. Gouache. 14 3/4 x 11 1/8. Signed. Provenance: The Catholic Lending Library of Hartford. $500.

Käthe Kollwitz. German. 1867-1945

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Maria und Elisabeth. Version III. 1928. Woodcut. Klipstein 234,Vb; von dem Knesebeck 249.vi.a. 14 1/4 x 13 3/4. Edition 150 in this state. Signed in pencil. This is the largest of the three prints that Kollwitz made on this moving interpretation of a religious subject. Elizabeth is on the left and Mary is on the right. Illustrated: Carl Zigrosser, Prints and Drawings of Kathe Kollwitz, (New York: Dover, 1951); Minna C. and H. Arthur Klein, Kathe Kollwitz: Life in Art (New York: Schocken Books, 1975). A glowing impression on Japanese mulberry paper. $6,000.

Alphonse Legros. 1837-1911.

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Job. Etching. Bliss 256.ii/iii; Malassis and Thibadeau 67. 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 (sheet 6 1/8 x 5 3/8). A rich impression with plate tone printed on cream laid paper from an antique volume. Signed in pencil. $275.

Daniel Rameé. 1806-1887

(after Parmigianino. 1503-1540).

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Moses Breaking the Tablet of the Law. Pencil drawing mounted onto paper. 12 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. Collector's seal verso: Gustav Grunwald, Lugt 1155b. Monogrammed 'DR' (Nagler 582), lower right. $1,650.

Georges Rouault. 1871-1958.

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Notre Dame de la Fin des Terres. (Our Lady of the End of the World). Woodblock cut by Georges Aubert after a drawing by Rouault for the book Cirque de l'Étoile Filante (Circus of the Shining Star). (Paris, 1938), page 155. 6 x 7 3/4. Signed and dated in the block. $2,500.

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"Obéissant jusqu'&à la morte et à la morte de la croix." (Phillippians 2.8). ("Obedient unto death, and to death on the cross.")

1923. Original etching with aquatint and mixed techniques over heliogravure in black ink. Chapon/Rouault 110b. 22 3/16 x 17 (sheet 25 5/8 x 19 3/4). Series: Miserere, plate 57. Intended for issue by Vollard c.1930 but not in fact issued until 1948. Printed by Jacquemin, published by Édition de L'Étoile Filante, Paris. Paris. in an edition of 425 (there were also 25 hors commerce copies). Printed on Arches laid paper, with the watermark Ambroise Vollard, with full margins and deckle edges. Signed and dated in the plate lower left. (No impressions in the published edition were pencil signed). $4,000.

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Albert Abramovitz. 1879-1963.

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Reaching Beyond. c. 1933. Wood engraving. 8 x 6 9/16 (sheet 9 1/4 x 8). A tonal impression printed on white wove paper. Accompanied by an old exhibition label. Unsigned. $100.

Douglas Gorsline. 1894-1964.

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Christmas from the Gorslines. 1942. Etching. 4 7/8 x 2 7/8 (sheet 8 3/4 x 5 7/8). A fine impression on off-white laid paper with deckle edges on 2 sides. Excellent condition apart from two stains from old hinges in the top corners. Signed and dated in pencil. $175.

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Christmas Pudding. 1942. Etching. 4 7/8 x 2 7/8 (sheet 9 3/16 x 5). A fine impression with plate tone printed on watermarked laid paper. Excellent condition apart from two stains from old hinges in the top corners. Signed and dated in pencil. $175.

Childe Frederick Hassam, N.A. 1859-1935.

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The Church Across the Way. 1916. Etching. Cortissoz, Clayton 66. 8 1/4 x 4 3/8 (sheet 10 1/16 x 6 1/8). A fine impression with carefully-wiped plate tone printed on whitelaid paper with a '6' partial countermark. With the usual drying tack holes in the margins. Annotated 'New York C.H. 1916'in the plate; signed with the cypher in pencil. The etching is extremely scarce. $3,750. Available housed in a gold leaf frame.

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The Little Church Around the Corner. 1923. Etching. Cortissoz, Clayton 220.ii. 8 x 11 1/2 (sheet 10 5/8 x 11 3/8). A fine impression with carefully-wiped plate tone printed on white wove paper with deckle edges. Drying tack holes in the margins. Signed and dated 'Jany.31, CH 1923 in the plate; signed with the cypher in pencil. The etching is extremely scarce. $3,500. Avvailable housed in a gold leaf frame ($3,750).

Helen West Heller. American. 1872-1955

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In the Last Day the Sea Will Be Master. 1940. Woodcut. 3 7/8 x 2 1/2. (sheet 5 1/4 x 4 1/2). Printed on sturdy Japanese mulberry paper. Signed in pencil. $325.

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Saint Francis Singing. 1928. Woodcut. 8 9/16 x 6 3/4 (sheet 4 5/16 x 10 1/2). Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 29 (1942): 266. Printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. $650.

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Silence. Woodcut. 4 5/16 x 2 7/16 (sheet 7 9/16 x 6 1/8). Printed on fibrous Japanese mulberry paper. Initialed in the plate. Signed in pencil.$475.

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Two new books on the artist are available online at amazon.com:

1.Uncompromising Souls: The Lives and Work of Artist Helen West Heller and Husband Roger. Dr. Larry E. Stanfel, createspace.com, 2015, 404 pp.

Ellison Hoover. 1888-1955.

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Little Church Around the Corner. c. 1930. Lithograph. 10 5/8 in. x 8 3/8 (sheet 15 x 12). Edition c. 50. A tonal impression printed in black ink on off-white wove paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. $2,000.

Helen Hyde. 1868-1919.

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Sunday Morning, San Angel, Mexico. 1912. Woodcut printed in colors. Mason and Mason 104. 10 5/8 x 16 5/8 (sheet 13 1/8 x 20 3/8). A colorful tonal impression printed on fine Japanese paper. A delightful large, impressive processional image. Monogrammed and signed in pencil in the image. $975.00

William MacLean. 1890-1946.

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Silent Night. 1945. Etching with drypoint and aquatint. 8 5/8 x 11 13/16 (sheet 12 x 15). A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream wove paper with full margins. Commissioned by W.C. Hamilton and Sons, paper manufacturers in Miquon, PA, as a Christmas Greeting. Signed and titled in pencil. $275.

Jane Martin VonBosse. 1931-2011.

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'The Star' from The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence. 1963. Linoleum cut printed in grey, red and yellow. 7 3/8 x 9 (sheet 7 7/8 x 11).Paper loss top left-hand corner; otherwise good condition. A fine impression printed on hand-made cream paper. Signed, dated and annotated in pencil. $50

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Whence Comes A Rush of Wings Afar Following Straing the Noel Star?. 1964. Linoleum cut printed in grey and red. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 (sheet 8 3/4 x 11 1/2). Center fold; otherwise good condition. A fine impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed, dated and annotated in pencil. $50

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'Till Dangers Troubled Night and the Star of Peace Return.' Thomas Campbell. 1965. Linoleum cut printed in red, white and black. 10 x 9 3/8 (sheet 7 3/4 x 12 1/2). A fine impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed, dated and annotated in pencil. $50.

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[Icon]. 1968. Linoleum cut printed in red and black. 6 3/4 x 11 1/4 (sheet 8 1/2 x 11 5/8). Paper clip stains; otherwise good condition. A fine impression printed on white wove paper. Signed, dated and annotated in pencil. $50.

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'I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In...on Christmas Day in the Morning. '. 1969. Linoleum cut printed in red and grey. 6 3/4 x 11 1/4 (sheet 8 1/2 x 11 5/8). Paper clip stains; otherwise good condition. A fine impression printed on white wove paper. Signed, dated and annotated in pencil. $50.

Marguerite Thompson Zorach. 1894-1964.

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Mother and Child (Artist and Child). 1921. Linoleum cut. 9 1/2 x 6 (sheet 12 1/4 x 11). First state, before the lettering 'MERRY XMAS' above the oval, and 'FROM THE ZORACHS' below the oval. A rich proof printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Pencil sketch of a foot, verso. A charming and unusual self-portrait. Signed and dated in pencil. $2,500.

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Gototei Kunisada. 1786-1865.

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Shirabioshi (Temple Dancer). c. 1840. Kakemono-e. 26 1/4 x 8 1/2. Publisher and signature partially trimmed. Signed 'oju Kochoro Kunisada ga,' Mounted on black silk in the manner of a Japanese watercolor. Margins trimmed. $1,250.

Sadao Watanabe. 1913-1998.

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The Flight Into Egypt. 1969. Color dye stencil (Kappazuri). 27 x 24. Edition 50, #35. Printed on crumpled, hand-made paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed and numbered in ink. Housed in a 35 1/2 x 30 3/4-inch gold leaf frame. $2,500.

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Hope. 1961. Color dye stencil. 20 1/2 x 17 5/8 (sheet 25 x 23). Edition 50, #16. Printed on (momogami) crumpled, hand-made paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed, dated and numbered in white ink. Housed in a 32 x 30-inch gold leaf frame. $2,000.

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Natavity. (A similar image with color variant from 1960 in an edition of 50 is entitled The Three Wise Men Visit Mary. 1961. Hand-colored dye stencil (Kappazuri). 21 1/2 x 24 1/8 (sheet 23 1/8 x 30 1/4). Edition 200, #27. Printed on (momogami) crumpled, hand-made paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed, dated and numbered in white ink. $1,750.

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The Three Wise Men. 1969. Color dye stencil (Kappazuri). 27 x 24. Edition 50, #35. Printed on crumpled, hand-made paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed and numbered in ink. Housed in a 36 x 30 3/8-inch gold leaf frame. $2,500.

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Albert Abramovitz. 1879-1963.

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Mefisto, New York. 1932. Wood engraving. 6 9/16 x 4 1/2 (sheet 8 1/4 x 6 1/2). Signed in pencil. $1,750.

John Taylor Arms, N.A. 1887-1953.

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Une Chimère. 1947. Etching. Fletcher 408.ii. 3 x 2 3/8. Edition 201 in this state (total edition 226). Miniature series #38. Gargoyle series #14. Awards: Miniature Print Purchase Prize, 5th Annual Exhibition, Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA. Signed, dated and annotated 'II' in pencil. $650.

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A Devil of Notre Dame. 1929. Etching. Fletcher 222.ii. 7 x 4 7/8 (sheet 13 x 9). Gargoyle Series #13.Edition 255. The artist's own personal proof, apart from the edition of 100 for Churches of France by Dorothy Noyes Arms (Macmillan, NY, 1929.) An exceptionally rich impression printed on grayish laid paper with a foolscap watermark from an antique volume. Signed, dated, annotated extensively, 'Personal proof,' 'A Devil of Notre Dame', 'Frontispiece for 'Churches of France', 'Number 12 of the 'Gargoyle Series','Second (published) edition', Printed by Peter Platt at New York on old grayish paper', 'Collection "b" 'pp' [personal proof]. $1,950.

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A Gargoyle, Lincoln Cathedral. 1920. Etching. Fletcher 92. 1 7/8 x 3 1/16(sheet 6 x 9 1/2). Gargoyle Series #2. Minature Series #5. Edition 50. A rich impression printed with plate tone on cream wove paper. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. $450.

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The Gargoyle and His Quarry, Notre Dame. 1920. Etching.Fletcher 90. 7 1/8 x 5 1/5 (sheet 9 5/8 x 7 3/4). Gargoyle series #1. Artist's proof aside from the edition of 75. A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed and annotated in pencil. $2,750.

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The Gothic Spirit (also called A Gargoyle, A Gothic Spirit). 1922. Etching and stipple. Fletcher 120. 11 3/4 x 7 (sheet 15 3/4 x 10 1/2). Gargoyle Series #8. Edition 130. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 21 (1934):126; American Etchers: John Taylor Arms. A glowing impression printed on simili-Japan paper. Signed, dated and annotated 'I' in pencil. $2,600.

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Guardians of the Spire (Amiens Cathedral Number 2). 1921. Etching. Fletcher 102. 6 3/4 x 9 7/8 (sheet 8 7/8 x 13 3/4). Gargoyle Series #4. Edition 75. Illustated: Dorothy Noyes Arms, Churches of France p.20. Signed in pencil. $1,750.

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Le Penseur de Notre Dame (The Thinker of Notre Dame Cathedral). 1923. Etching. Fletcher 136.ii. 12 1/2 x 10 1/15 (sheet 17 x 12 3/8). 'Private collection b I' apart from the edition of 185. Gargoyle series #11.e collection b I' apart from the edition of 185. Gargoyle series #11. Illustated: Dorothy Noyes Arms, Churches of France p.8; Print Collector's Quarterly 21 (1934):128; Illustrated: American Etchers: John Taylor Arms. A very rich impression printed in cream laid paper. Signed, titled, annotated and initialed 'SP' in pencil. $4,500.

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Sentinnels (Sentinnels in the Night). 1922. Etching and aquatint. Fletcher 123.ii. 4 3/8 x 7 3/8 (sheet 7 7/8 x 9 7/8). Annotated 'Private collection cI' apart from the edition of 135. Gargoyle series #9. A fine impression printed on blue-green laid paper. Signed in pencil. $1,350.

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Through Wind and Weather. (Notre Dame Gargoyle, Through Wind and Weather). 1922. Etching. Fletcher 118. 7 1/8 x 8 (sheet 9 x 11 3/8). Gargoyle Series #7. Edition 75 (+ 3 trial proofs). A 1/16-inch circular stain in the lower margin, outside the image; otherwise excellent condition. A rich impression printed on Hand[made] laid paper. $1,000

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Watching the People Below, Amiens Cathedral. 1921. Etching. Fletcher 101. 4 7/8 x 8 (sheet 7 11/16 x 9 1/2). Edition 75. Gargoyle series #3. Illustated: Dorothy Noyes Arms, Churches of France p.20; Beall, American Prints in the Library of Congress, p. 34. A fine impression printed on cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. $2,500.

Sir David Young Cameron, R.A., R.S.A.,R.W.S, R.E. 1865-1945.

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The Chimera of Amiens. 1910. Drypoint. Rinder 415.vii. 9 9/16 x 7 3/16. Illustrated: Guichard, British Etchers, 1850-1940; Lumsden, The Art of Etching; Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching: D.Y. Cameron; Hind, The Etchings of D.Y. Cameron; Calloway, English Prints for the Collector, p. 179. Signed in pencil. $1,750.

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The Wingless Chimera. 1911. Drypoint. Rinder 416.viii. 7 19/32 x 9 13/32. A rich impression with drypoint burr and plate tone printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1911. Signed in pencil. The chimera sits on the neighboring buttress on Amiens Cathed in Cameron's drypoint, The Chimera of Amiens Rinder 415. $1,250.

Heinrich Ehmsen. German. 1886-1964.

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Frauen am Tempel. (Women at the Temple). 1908. Linoleum cut. Lang 20. 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 (sheet 23 1/2 x 9 3/4). Edition size not stated. Lang was unable to obtain an image of this early state for the catalogue. He illustrates only the 1965 edition with the title in woodcut added in the blank space lower left. A rare working proof, retouched by the artist with his ink changes. Printed on on soft antique japan, with ample margins. Signed "Heinz Ehmsen," dated and annotated "D.dorf" (Dusseldorf) in pencil. $500.

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Der Teufel (The Devil). 1906/07. Woodcut with hand coloring. Lang 2. 8 7/8 x 8 9/16 (sheet 22 1/8 x 17). Edition size unknown. Printed on heavy card with laid lines, ample margins. Initialed in the block, and signed "Heinz Ehmsen" in ink, beneath the image lower right, as is characteristic of the early impressions. Lang (p. 68) states that early impressions carry the signature Heinz Ehmsen; whereas later impressions carry only the signature 'Ehmsen'. Inscribed and dated in pen by the artist. An uncatalogued and perhaps unique hand colored example. $750.

C. Hentschel. fl. 1850-c.1890.

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Gargoyle of Paris. c. 1890. Original pen-and-ink drawing. 11 x 8 (sheet 18 7/8 x 12 5/8). Drawn on 'Japanese vellum. Signed 'C. Henscehel sc' (drew) in ink. $850.

Jeff Hier.

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The Four Evangelists. 1951. Woodcut. x 6 1/2. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are presented in medieval iconography. Signed in pencil. $125.

Félicien Joseph Victor Rops. 1833-1898.

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Satan sement l'ivraie (premier planche). (Satan Sowing Tares). 1878. Heliogravure touched with soft-ground etching. Exsteens 927.i/iv. Image: 9 1/2 x 6 3/8; Plate: 10 7/8 x 8; sheet: 17 1/8 x 12 3/8. Series: Les Sataniques. An atmospheric, tonal impression printed on Japanese vellum. Signed in red pencil. $5,000.

Satan sement l'ivraie (premier planche). (Satan Sowing Tares). c.1878. Heliogravure printed in colors. Not in Exsteens 927 with these measurements. Image: 10 1/8 x 7; Plate: 12 x 8 1/8; sheet: 17 x 12 3/4. Series: Les Sataniques. An atmospheric, tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Red seal of the publisher, Gustave Pellet, lower right; blindstamp, lower left. Unsigned. $5,750

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