КНИГА С ИЛЛЮСТРАЦИЯМИ ШЕМА НА АУКЦИОНЕ № 5 В «ГОРОДЕ МУЗ». 27 ФЕВРАЛЯ, 18.00 [Из книг известного библиофила Л.А. Мнухина]. Луи-Шарль Ройе. Желание / иллюстрации Шема. [Louis-Charles Royer. Le desir /illustrations de Schem. На фр. яз.]. Париж: Aux editions Arc-en-ciel collection du carquois, 1946. 220 с.: ил. 20 х 15 см. В издательской иллюстрированной обложке. Незначительные фрагментарные утраты по корешку. Состояние очень хорошее. На форзаце верхней крышки экслибрис библиофила Л.А. Мнухина.
Книга проиллюстрирована тридцатью яркими фривольными акварелями Шема.
Шем (Schem) – псевдоним художника и гравера Рауля Серра (Raoul Serres, 1881–1971) известного, в первую очередь, своими работами в книжной графике. Псевдоним «Schem» он использовал именно для работ в области эротической иллюстрации и графики.
Провенанс: из книг известного библиофила Льва Абрамовича Мнухина.
My Year of the Book - Day 48: There are book searches, and there are book HUNTS. Only one other time in my life (more about that soon!) have I worked longer and harder to track down a copy of a book than I did going after a first edition copy of “But He Doesn’t Know The Territory” (1959), Meredith Willson’s magnificent memoir (he calls it a love story) of the conception, development, casting and staging of “The Music Man,” one of Broadway’s all time biggest hits. And while my efforts didn’t take quite as long as it did for Willson to get his show in front of an audience (nearly six years), it sure felt like it at times. In fact, I picked up most of Willson’s other works before landing my long-awaited prize, including his two earlier memoirs “...And There I Stood With My Piccolo” (1948) and “Eggs I Have Laid” (1955), his only novel, “Who Did What to Fedalia?” (1952) and the book & lyrics to both “The Music Man” (1958) and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (1960-61), his “other” Broadway hit. It wasn’t that I couldn’t afford a copy (this was long before it was reissued in paperback); there just wasn’t one to be had at any price. I remember hosting an event in New York City with a well-known Disney animator (and fellow book person), and he commiserated that he’d been trying to track one down for years as well. Finally, my thrice-daily trips to Bookfinder.com paid off. I not only found a near fine first edition, but one inscribed (first names only!) to Jules Stein, co-founder and chairman of MCA and former agent to the stars. As I suspected from MW’s other books, it was a great read, full of inside tales and wonderful trivia for fans of the show, like me. My lesson from what started as my “Trouble in Book City” is simple: sometimes the book gods torment us, and sometimes they drop a gift right in our laps. My only regret is that the book didn’t arrive via the Wells Fargo Wagon. #memoir#meredithwillson#themusicman#buthedoesntknowtheterritory#robertpreston#firstedition#signedbook#booklover#bookworm#booksofinstagram#bookstagram#rarebooks#provenance#broadway#musical#bookgeek#bookish#mylibrary#yearofthebook#bibliophile#bookcollection#reading#ilovereading
For sale at Wig Shop, a signed and numbered copy of Joe Brainard’s NEW WORK from 1973. This is copy #6 /200, and features some fantastic poems. A great edition from the glory days of Black Sparrow Press. Link in bio!
Recently added to the Arkansas Collection (51 years late...), my new newest favorite: Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People (1967 first edition with original jacket). Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger, and posthumously Woody Guthrie, with a wholistic view of folk songs and organized action just when some folks thought songs could actually change the world. Also, one of the earliest published editions of Arkansas's own STFU song leader and poet, John Handcox. #arkansas#rarebooks#southerntenantfarmersunion#johnhandcox#peteseeger#woodyguthrie#alanlomax#folksongs