Sale 18BP01 | Lot 111

[BECKETT, SAMUEL-IRISH AUTHORS] LE BROCQUY, LOUIS. Eight Irish Writers.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 111
[BECKETT, SAMUEL-IRISH AUTHORS] LE BROCQUY, LOUIS. Eight Irish Writers.
Dublin: [Maeght], 1981. Number 23 of 25 hors-commerce copies for institutional and private circulation with each lithograph numbered and signed by Le Brocquy (the full edition 125 copies), further inscribed by the artist in 1983 on the half-title leaf. Preface by Seamus Heaney, text by Andrew Carpenter. Loose as issued in folding cloth case. 13 x 11 inches (33 x 29 cm); with 8 pencil signed and numbered lithographic portraits. Some spotting to first leaf, crease to lower corner of Joyce portrait, else fine.
A rare portfolio of portraits of the most famous Irish authors, limited to only 125 copies, with no copy in the American auction record and few in Ireland. The portraits comprise William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, James Joyce, Francis Stuart, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, and Seamus Heaney.


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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $3,437 (includes buyer's premium)

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