The Private Collection of William S. Reese: Part Three

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The Private Collection of William S. Reese: Part Three

New York

The Private Collection of William S. Reese: Part Three
Auction: Thu 19 May - Thu 2 Jun 2022
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm

Auction: Online

The themes of Part Three of The Private Collection of William S. Reese include fine art, Yale and Connecticut, St. Barts, American practical arts including drawing and penmanship manuals, carpentry and architecture, general Americana, bibliophily and book history, and first edition literature.

Henri Matisse

Highlights include an original drawing by Henri Matisse; first edition presentation copies by Evelyn Waugh, Flann O’Brien, James Thurber, and Wallace Stevens; an original miniature painting from the Bhagavata Purana, rare manuscripts and maps relating the St. Barts, autograph material by Saki, a comprehensive collection of works by Asher Benjamin; some of the earliest American carpentry guides and price-books; and a very handsome copy of John Gundry’s large folio Specimens of Penmanship.

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