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    [Miss Currie]. John Galsworthy. A Modern Comedy. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1929. Fore-edge painting by Miss C. B. Currie, depicting "A view of Mapledurham," signed, titled, and numbered 160 by the artist, circa early 20th century. 16mo. 1088 pages. With fold-out plate of the Forsyte Family Tree. Rivière & Son binding; contemporary full navy morocco elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt with five raised bands, solid double gilt roll to edges. Minor edgewear. Inner dentelles gilt, light blue endpapers, two stamps "Henry Sotheran, Ltd." and "Bound by Rivière & Son" to front free endpaper verso; front hinge just starting, pencil notations. Internally clean and tight, all edges gilt; 0.75 x 0.25-inch open tear and creasing to fold-out plate, minor intermittent thumbsoiling. Near fine with with particularly bright, finely-detailed, and well-preserved fore-edge painting.

    Per Weber: Sotheran (circa 1929, catalogue [93?] supplement, item 160b) - Sotheran (1930, Catalog 819 supplement, item 1690, illustrated) - Picadilly Notes 3 (1933, item 1247) - Christie's (29 Oct 1969, lot 19) - E. Joseph (1969) - Bruun Rasmussen (6 Dec 2005, 549-4041) - New England Book Auction Gallery Sale (18 April 2006, 339-65) - Jeff Weber Rare Books (Spring 2006, catalog 134, item 26) - Randall J. Moskovitz (2007).

    Weber, Annotated Dictionary, 160 Currie Catalogue Raisonné. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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