Lot 118
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Nicholas Roerich, Vsevolod Ivanov and Erikh Fedorovich Gollerbakh
Set of 3 books including 2 signed books by Roerich

a) Nicholas Roerich Heart of Asia, New York: Roerich Museum Press, 1930

vi, pp. 170; original yellow printed paper-covered boards with white cloth spine and illustrated endpapers.
7.5 x 5.5 in (19.3 x 14 cm)

Signed "N. Roerich" at top of the half-title page.

With an Italian bookplate by ‘E. Navarra in memory of his friend Aldo Galli [1906-1981]’, a painter, with its abstract design by Galli. Another bookplate ‘Ex Libris Semseyne Valko Ilona 1986’. Book I - Series II. This is a "New Era Library" edition.

b) Vsevolod Ivanov and E. Gollerbakh, Roerich: Chast 1, Riga: Izdevis Rericha Muzejs, 1939

pp. 192 with 132 tipped-in colour and black and white plates, many full-page, text entirely in Russian; hardbound in original decorated cloth with slightly damaged slipcase.
13.5 x 10 in (34.2 x 25 cm)

Chast 1 [i. e. Part 1] of an uncommon, large monograph published by the Roerich Society founded in Riga, Latvia. It is the first and only published part of what was to be a larger series, which was curtailed with the Soviet invasion of Latvia soon after the book's release just before Second World War. It is an extensive coverage of Roerich's oeuvre, with primary focus on his work in the Himalayas and Tibet.

Author Vsevolod Nikanorovich Ivanov (1888-1971) was a writer, publisher and a close friend of Roerich. Erikh Fedorovich Gollerbakh (1895-1942) was a historian of art and culture. A sumptuous production on heavy paper and fine colour printing.

c) Nicholas Roerich, Flame in Chalice, New York: Roerich Museum Press, 1930

pp. 106, original white and green cloth boards with illustrated endpapers.
7.5 x 5.5 in (19.3 x 14 cm)

Signed pre-publication presentation copy: “To Mrs Duncan Phillips with best wishes, N. Roerich 1929”

Translated by Mary Siegrist this book is a collection of Roerich’s poetry. Duncan Phillips, heir to a steel and glass fortune, was an American art collector and critic who played an influential role in introducing America to modern artists and founded the Phillips Memorial Gallery.

(Set of three)

  Lot 118 of 120  

13-14 OCTOBER 2021


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