Heads, Figures and Ideas.; With a comment by Geoffrey Grigson
Price: 20,000.00 USD
London / Greenwich, Conn: George Rainbird / New York Graphic Society, 1958. Copy 20, one of the first 27 special copies, containing a signed original drawing as well as a signed lithograph, from the limited edition of 150 copies. Folio, 340 x 490 mm. Publisher's full natural morocco, stamped in red on the cover and spine, after Moore's autograph. Fine condition; original plastic jacket. The drawing, in sepia ink, on white wove paper, signed "Moore 56" is titled "Seated Figures 1955-1956," and is cited as AG 55-56.75 / HMF 2814 in the catalogue raisonné of Moore's drawings. It measures 235 x 292 mm. and is mounted to a piece of brown Ingres paper (260 x 315 mm.). The lithograph is "Thirteen Standing Figures", 1958, (CGM 41) produced in an edition of 150, it measures 250 x 305 mm. The book does not have a slipcase and the body of book is not signed by Moore. "64 unnumbered pages of Grosvenor Chater's Chariot offset cartridge [paper] in eight signatures of 8 with endpapers designed by the artist. The deluxe edition contains [the lithograph] CGM 41 tipped on to p.. In the first twenty-seven copies a single sheet of grey Ingres paper with a drawing attached is mounted between the endpapers and p.. The first four copies have other drawings mounted throughout the book; these copies are bound in red morocco with the title blocked in blue-grey on the front and the publication date on the spine. The next twenty-three copies are bound in beige morocco with the title blocked in red on the front and the artist's signature and publication date on the spine. The edition of 150 deluxe copies, numbered in ink on the recto of the second mounted sheet, comprises: 27 copies numbered 1 to 27 with CGM 41 numbered 1/150 to 27/150 and an original drawing, 123 copies numbered 28 to 150 with CGM 41 numbered 28/150 to 150/150. CGM 41 was printed by Curwen Studio, London 1958. Text printed by the Curwen Press, London. The books were bound and the slipcases made by Zaehnsdorf, London" From the Henry Moore web site. First edition.