Sale location: NEW YORK.
Sale date: JUNE 29, 2005.
Title, description: The Donald G. Drapkin Library
Formed over the past 2 decades, this library features great works of literature from the 18th to the end of the 20th centuries. What distinguishes this collection – beyond the collector’s discriminating taste for the finest copies (most often inscribed or signed) – was his particular interest in obtaining books which were adapted into film – whether within a year of publication or sometimes decades, even centuries later. Driven by his interest in popular culture and a love for the classic works of literature, this collector amassed a spectacular collection comprising the 425 lots in this sale. One exceptional enhancement of this library was the artistic, custom-designed folding cases that housed most of the fine books within. Commissioned from the Dragonfly Bindery in Rhode Island, where proprietors George Sargent and his wife Patricia (who is responsible for much of the design work on the sides of the boxes) drew inspiration from the book’s dust jacket or elements of the book’s plot to create meticulously rendered designs on the boxes in mixed media, including appliqué, onlays and hand-painting.
Lots 1-425, full color, 250 pages. About 200 of the books are shown.
The corner of the catalog is crunched.
Sorry, no prices realized included