[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 1-7 § Occasional List One View larger
Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 1-7 § Occasional List One

Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, Roy Davids Ltd, [1995]-2000
Seven volumes (30 cm), in publisher’s pictorial wrappers, as issued.

Offered with Occasional List One (published c. 1999), (21 cm), 44 pp. 290 items. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogues issued by Roy Davids (1942-2017), formerly head of books and manuscripts at Sotheby’s, who collected and latterly dealt in portraits of writers, artists, and musicians since the 1970s. Residual stock and a personal collection were offered by Bonhams, on 3 October 2005 (Creative encounters : portraits of writers, artists and musicians, the Roy Davids collection); 29 March 2011 (Papers & portraits: the Roy Davids collection, part II); 10 April 2013 (The Roy Davids collection. part III : poetry, poetical manuscripts & portraits of poets; volume I, A-K); 8 May 2013 (The Roy Davids collection, part III : poetry: poetical manuscripts and portraits of poets; volume II: L-Y). ¶ Excellent, unmarked copies.

Subjects
Autographs - Booksellers' catalogues
Trade catalogues
Authors/Creators
Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)
Other names
Phillips, Tom, R.A. 1937
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  • Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: [1] Manuscripts : literary portraits and association items

    Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, Roy Davids Ltd, [1995]
    (30 cm), [196] pp., illustrations. 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “An outstanding and treasurable catalogue. Its most remarkable feature is the number of portraits of authors, including the very fine Samuel Laurence drawing of Thackeray, which Davids has been putting aside for along time.” (from a notice in The Book Collector, Autumn 1995, p.375). ¶ Unmarked copy.
  • Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 2] Manuscripts : annotated books : literary and historical portraits and artefacts

    Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, Roy Davids Ltd, [1996?]
    (30 cm), 103 (1) pp., illustrations. 145 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Unmarked copy.
  • Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 3] Manuscripts : annotated books : literary and historical portraits : artefacts and works of art

    Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, Roy Davids Ltd, [1998?]
    (30 cm), 146 pp., illustrations. 178 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Unmarked copy.
  • Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 4] Manuscripts : letters, music, annotated books : portraits : artefacts, works of art

    Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, Roy Davids Ltd, 1998
    (30 cm), 135 (1) pp., illustrations. 157 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Unmarked copy.
  • Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 5] One hundred portraits and a coffin : imago imaginis

    Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, Roy Davids Ltd, 2000
    (30 cm), [112] pp., illustrations. 101 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Unmarked copy.
  • Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 6] Manuscripts and letters, portraits, artefacts and works of art

    Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, Roy Davids Ltd, 1999
    (30 cm), 148 (4) pp., illustrations. 151 items. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Unmarked copy.
  • Roy Davids Ltd (Great Haseley, Oxfordshire)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 7] The Artist as portrait : comprising portraits and manuscripts of artists : with a prefatory note on self-portraiture by Tom Phillips, R.A., R.E. (catalogue accompanies an exhibition at the Fine Art Society, 3-14 April 2000)

    Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, Roy Davids Ltd, 2000
    (30 cm), 216 pp., [2] leaves of colour plates (pls.I-IV; inserted after p.112), illustrations. 185 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “Roy Davids has always had a strong sense of the visual and all his catalogues have contained portraits of the writers and others whose documents filled their pages. In his seventh catalogue, he has taken a further step in this direction, and moved from writers and their portraits to artists and their portraits, some by themselves, others by other hands, mixed with documents that are a different kind of portrait, the intimate letters of artists, as revealing as portraits in the literal sense” (from a notice in The Book Collector, Summer 2000, p.258). Includes a letter of Goya and another of Michelangelo’s pupil Antonio Mini to his master. ¶ Unmarked copy.
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