Lot 18
Czech (1871-1957)
Quatre histoires de blanc et noir (1926)

woodcut on paper


13 x 10 1/4 inches

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Price Realized: $34,560
Includes buyer's premium

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About this Lot

complete set in each state

comprising portfolio of 25 motif plates (numbered 2 to 26) from the edition of 100, with the additional premiere portfolio of 25 motif plates without page numbers in the margins, with title and tirage sheets

with additional page 24 in each state 

exempliare number 80

printed by G. Kadar Presses, Paris 1926


Property from the Estate of Rosa and Aaron Esman


overall good condition, with some gentle toning throughout, and some minor losses to dust jacket

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The Estate of Rosa and Aaron Esman

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Throughout their seventy-year marriage Rosa and Aaron Esman shared passion for the arts amassed into an exciting collection of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art. Rosa owned several art galleries including Tanglewood Gallery and Rosa Esman Gallery, and was a founding partner of Ubu Gallery. She was a pioneer print publisher of limited edition artworks while at Tanglewood Press, Original Editions, and Abrams Original Editions.

Dr. Aaron Esman was a lover of books, classical and jazz performances, and theater. He was deeply fascinated by the human mind as a psychiatrist and its connections to creativity and often wrote on the subject. Together the Esman’s built a rich collection of art influenced by their shared and individual passions full of Modernism, Dada, Russian Constructivism, and American Pop Art.