Art Nouveau Style advertisement tops ewolf’s April auction


CLEVELAND – An original advertisement for cigarette rolling papers is the top lot in ewolfs’ April Book and Print Online Auction. Alphonse Maria Mucha’s “Papier a Cigarettes Job” was estimated at $500 to $1,000. The 1898 poster in the Art Nouveau Style realized $2,357.

Another poster that generated active bidding is Jules Alexandre Gruen’s “Monaco. Avril Exposition et Concours de Canots Automobiles.” Estimated at $200 to $400, the poster sold for $701.

In Ewolfs’ Antiquarian category, David Ramsay’s “The History of the Revolution of South Carolina from a Province to an Independent State” (1785) realized $2,300. Its estimated value was $2,000 to $4,000;

Daniel Neal’s 1747 “The History of New-England” sold for $718. The estimate was determined to be $400 to $800.

Two illustrated books were popular among bidders in this April auction. Edmund Dulac’s “Princess Badoura.” “A Tale from the Arabian Nights Retold by Laurence Housman” (circa 1913) sold for $304. With white cloth covers and gilt decorations, the book features tipped-in color illustrations by Dulac.

A limited edition of Voltaire’s classic “Candide” sold for $276. The book is illustrated by 15 color plates (mostly of nude characters) by Brunelleschi. Both books were estimated in the $200 to $400 range.

A 19th-century card press realized $488. Estimated at $200 to $400, the S.B. Feuerstein Superior Automatic Card Press was built in 1890.


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