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The Angus McBean Collection

Lacy Scott & Knight Live Webcast Auction 12 Apr 2013 12:00 BST

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Bury-St.-Edmunds, Suffolk

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  • The Auction Centre
  • 10 Risbygate Street
  • Bury-St.-Edmunds
  • Suffolk
  • IP33 3AA
  • United Kingdom

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Michael REDGRAVE, Mask or Face, 1958; Richard FINDLATER, Michael REDGRAVE, 1956, both signed and

Lot 1

Michael REDGRAVE, Mask or Face, 1958; Richard FINDLATER, Michael REDGRAVE, 1956, both signed and inscribed to Angus MCBEAN by Michael REDGRAVE; Gi...

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Noel COWARD, The Noel Coward Songbook, London 1953, 4to in dustwrapper; The Plays of Noel Coward,

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Noel COWARD, The Noel Coward Songbook, London 1953, 4to in dustwrapper; The Plays of Noel Coward, first series, New York 1928, 8vo, 1st edition, b...

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Terence RATTIGAN, Adventure Story, London 1950, 1st edition, signed Terry; Emlyn WILLIAMS, Accolade,

Lot 3

Terence RATTIGAN, Adventure Story, London 1950, 1st edition, signed Terry; Emlyn WILLIAMS, Accolade, London 1951, 1st edition, inscribed to Angus ...

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Two boxes, large collection of actor biographies and theatre related books including several

Lot 4

Two boxes, large collection of actor biographies and theatre related books including several Shakespeare Memorial Theatre volumes in which Angus M...

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James AGATE, Ego 8, London 1946, 1st edition, inscribed to Angus MCBEAN by the author 'his obliged

Lot 5

James AGATE, Ego 8, London 1946, 1st edition, inscribed to Angus MCBEAN by the author 'his obliged sitter'; Ego 7, London 1945, a full morocco bou...

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Small box, Quentin CRISP, The Naked Civil Servant, in dustwrapper, thought to be 1st edition,

Lot 6

Small box, Quentin CRISP, The Naked Civil Servant, in dustwrapper, thought to be 1st edition, several press cuttings pasted in at ends and over pu...

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Box, Julie KAVANAGH, Nureyev, New York 2007, 1st edition, signed by the author; Patrick WHITE, The

Lot 7

Box, Julie KAVANAGH, Nureyev, New York 2007, 1st edition, signed by the author; Patrick WHITE, The Twyborn Affair, New York 1980, 1st edition, aut...

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David SYLVIAN, Perspectives, 1984, large 4to inscribed by author to Angus MCBEAN with a letter and

Lot 8

David SYLVIAN, Perspectives, 1984, large 4to inscribed by author to Angus MCBEAN with a letter and photos pasted in at back; Judy BRITTAIN and Pat...

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Richard MARSHALL, Robert Mapplethorpe, New York 1988, large 4to, inscribed to 'Angus and David...

Lot 9

Richard MARSHALL, Robert Mapplethorpe, New York 1988, large 4to, inscribed to 'Angus and David... from Robert Mapplethorpe' (1)

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John ERITH, Erith on Portraiture, London 1948; Erith on Pictorial Photography, London 1951;

Lot 10

John ERITH, Erith on Portraiture, London 1948; Erith on Pictorial Photography, London 1951; Andreas FEININGER, Advanced Photography, New York circ...

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James GARDINER, Who's A Pretty Boy Then, 1997 with typescript signed letter from Gardiner; Daniel

Lot 11

James GARDINER, Who's A Pretty Boy Then, 1997 with typescript signed letter from Gardiner; Daniel LEDDICK, Naked Men, New York 1997, signed and in...

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Two boxed, Helmut GERNSHEIM, Creative Photography, London 1962; Beaton Portraits National Gallery

Lot 12

Two boxed, Helmut GERNSHEIM, Creative Photography, London 1962; Beaton Portraits National Gallery 2004, and 41 others relating to photography (43)

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John MORTIMER (introduction, SNOWDON SITTINGS 1979-1983, London 1983, 4to dustwrapper, inscribed

Lot 13

John MORTIMER (introduction, SNOWDON SITTINGS 1979-1983, London 1983, 4to dustwrapper, inscribed to 'My dear friend, mentor, Angus... from Tony' (...

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Angus MCBEAN, Masters of photography Series, signed and inscribed by Angus to David 'who helped with

Lot 14

Angus MCBEAN, Masters of photography Series, signed and inscribed by Angus to David 'who helped with the making of many of the pictures'; Adrian W...

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Angus MCBEAN, Vivien - A Love Affair in Camera, Oxford 1989, 4to dustwrapper, inscribed for David

Lot 15

Angus MCBEAN, Vivien - A Love Affair in Camera, Oxford 1989, 4to dustwrapper, inscribed for David from Angus; Frederick Woodbridge WILSON, The The...

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Box, Text Adrian WOODHOUSE, Foreward SNOWDON, Angus McBean, London 1982, Quartet Books, 11

Lot 16

Box, Text Adrian WOODHOUSE, Foreward SNOWDON, Angus McBean, London 1982, Quartet Books, 11 hardback copies and 3 card covers; Masters of Photograp...

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Four albums containing press cuttings, to include magazines and theatrical programmes, from

Lot 17

Four albums containing press cuttings, to include magazines and theatrical programmes, from throughout McBean's career spanning 1937 to 1987

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Mixed ephemera, to include; Vivien Leigh's funeral card with signed photograph from Leigh to

Lot 18

Mixed ephemera, to include; Vivien Leigh's funeral card with signed photograph from Leigh to David (Ball), a small number of letters to McBean inc...

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Box, magazines including Harpers and Vogue, and other material featuring Angus McBeans' work or

Lot 20

Box, magazines including Harpers and Vogue, and other material featuring Angus McBeans' work or making reference to him (15)

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Visitors Book from Flemings Hall, Suffolk, with entries from 1962 to 1983, notable signatures

Lot 21

Visitors Book from Flemings Hall, Suffolk, with entries from 1962 to 1983, notable signatures include; Constance Cummings, Penelope Keith, Irene W...

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Angus MCBEAN, Flemings Hall 1962-3, personal photograph album, oblong format approx. 30 x 45cm, ½

Lot 22

Angus MCBEAN, Flemings Hall 1962-3, personal photograph album, oblong format approx. 30 x 45cm, ½ leather with photos on boards, several of the p...

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Angus MCBEAN, Round England, undated, personal photograph album, same format, size and binding as

Lot 23

Angus MCBEAN, Round England, undated, personal photograph album, same format, size and binding as lot 22, photographs taken around England frequen...

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Angus MCBEAN, Round England, a duplicate of lot 23, appearing alike in every way (1)

Lot 24

Angus MCBEAN, Round England, a duplicate of lot 23, appearing alike in every way (1)

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Angus MCBEAN, Italy 1958, same size format and binding as lot 22, personal album of photos taken

Lot 25

Angus MCBEAN, Italy 1958, same size format and binding as lot 22, personal album of photos taken during a holiday in Italy, some full page, quite ...

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Angus MCBEAN, Italy 1958, a duplicate of lot 25 in all respects, but unsigned (1)

Lot 26

Angus MCBEAN, Italy 1958, a duplicate of lot 25 in all respects, but unsigned (1)

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Angus MCBEAN, Portugal 1966, same size format and binding as lot 22, personal album of photos

Lot 27

Angus MCBEAN, Portugal 1966, same size format and binding as lot 22, personal album of photos taken on holiday with David in Portugal, includes ar...

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Angus MCBEAN, undated album of photos, approx. 30 x 45cm, oblong format, ¼ green cloth photos on

Lot 28

Angus MCBEAN, undated album of photos, approx. 30 x 45cm, oblong format, ¼ green cloth photos on boards, this album features Marika RIVERA and her...

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Angus MCBEAN, album of photos, unnamed and undated, similar size, format and binding to lot 28, this

Lot 29

Angus MCBEAN, album of photos, unnamed and undated, similar size, format and binding to lot 28, this appears to be an album of photos shot entirel...

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Angus MCBEAN - Studio Visitors Book with over 1100 signatures from 1949 to 1968, almost all

Lot 30

Angus MCBEAN - Studio Visitors Book with over 1100 signatures from 1949 to 1968, almost all associated with the entertainment industry, some havin...

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Angus McBean - Milligan Preserved, gelatin silver print, signed, dated and titled to the margin

Lot 31

Angus McBean - Milligan Preserved, gelatin silver print, signed, dated and titled to the margin London '60, inscribed verso 'Shot done for a recor...

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Angus McBean - The Birth of Venus, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin London '

Lot 32

Angus McBean - The Birth of Venus, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin London '59, inscribed verso 'The Birth of Venus with apolo...

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Angus McBean - Experimental Surrealist portrait, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the

Lot 33

Angus McBean - Experimental Surrealist portrait, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin London '48, inscribed verso 'An experiment i...

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Angus McBean - Dorothy Dixon surrealised 1938, Frances Day surrealised 1938 note; 'God help

Lot 34

Angus McBean - Dorothy Dixon surrealised 1938, Frances Day surrealised 1938 note; 'God help sailors on a day like this' was the caption intended f...

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Angus McBean - Neptune Christmas card 1940, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin

Lot 35

Angus McBean - Neptune Christmas card 1940, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin London '39, 44.5 x 35.5cm, mounted

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Angus McBean - Neptune Christmas Card 1940, gelatin silver print, inscribed verso, 37 x 28cm,

Lot 36

Angus McBean - Neptune Christmas Card 1940, gelatin silver print, inscribed verso, 37 x 28cm, mounted; one other smaller example of the same study...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card surrealist study, circa 1939 and later, four gelatin silver prints and

Lot 37

Angus McBean - Christmas Card surrealist study, circa 1939 and later, four gelatin silver prints and one other monochrome print, the largest 37 x ...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1983 Surrealist self-portrait, gelatin silver print, signed and

Lot 38

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1983 Surrealist self-portrait, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin London '83, inscribed verso 'A r...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1950, gelatin silver print, inscribed verso ' The only time I ever

Lot 39

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1950, gelatin silver print, inscribed verso ' The only time I ever used cash - the fish couldn't be told to keep sti...

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Angus McBean - Surrealist Christmas card, on board the deck of a ship with porcelain dolls, two

Lot 40

Angus McBean - Surrealist Christmas card, on board the deck of a ship with porcelain dolls, two examples, gelatin silver prints, one signed and an...

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Angus McBean - Alfred Drayton and Robertson Hare surrealised, gelatin silver print, signed and dated

Lot 41

Angus McBean - Alfred Drayton and Robertson Hare surrealised, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin London '38, annotated verso, 45...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1960, gelatin silver print, signed and dated London '60 to the margin,

Lot 42

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1960, gelatin silver print, signed and dated London '60 to the margin, 30 x 38cm; and one other Christmas Card 1982,...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1946, gelatin silver print, signed to the picture and the margin,

Lot 43

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1946, gelatin silver print, signed to the picture and the margin, dated '46, annotated verso 'I don't care what they...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1948, gelatin silver print, annotated verso, 25 x 19cm; and two others

Lot 44

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1948, gelatin silver print, annotated verso, 25 x 19cm; and two others - Christmas Card 1965, 20 x 25cm and Christma...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1954, two gelatin silver prints, one annotated verso and signed to the

Lot 45

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1954, two gelatin silver prints, one annotated verso and signed to the print, 38 x 28cm; and a smaller example in it...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1951, gelatin silver print, 30 x 40cm; and three smaller examples in

Lot 46

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1951, gelatin silver print, 30 x 40cm; and three smaller examples in their original card slips, two inscribed by McB...

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1949, four gelatin silver prints, various sizes, two annotated

Lot 47

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1949, four gelatin silver prints, various sizes, two annotated verso, the largest 24 x 28.5cm (4)

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Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1961, eleven various gelatin silver prints being four different

Lot 48

Angus McBean - Christmas Card 1961, eleven various gelatin silver prints being four different interpretations - some presumably unpublished, vario...

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Angus McBean - Diana Churchill surrealised 1940, from the cover of Picture Post; Frances Day

Lot 49

Angus McBean - Diana Churchill surrealised 1940, from the cover of Picture Post; Frances Day surrealised 1938; Penelope Dudley-Ward surrealised 19...

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Angus McBean - Vivien Leigh surrealised, four gelatin silver prints, various sizes, the largest 44 x

Lot 50

Angus McBean - Vivien Leigh surrealised, four gelatin silver prints, various sizes, the largest 44 x 34cm (4)

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Angus McBean - Rene Ray surrealised 1938, three gelatin silver prints, two signed to the margin

Lot 51

Angus McBean - Rene Ray surrealised 1938, three gelatin silver prints, two signed to the margin and dated '37 and '38, one with interesting annota...

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Angus McBean - Audrey Hepburn surrealised, four gelatin silver prints, various sizes, one signed and

Lot 52

Angus McBean - Audrey Hepburn surrealised, four gelatin silver prints, various sizes, one signed and dated to the margin London '51, three smaller...

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Angus McBean - The Academy Cinema London, two gelatin silver prints, the largest 29 x 39cm; Diana

Lot 53

Angus McBean - The Academy Cinema London, two gelatin silver prints, the largest 29 x 39cm; Diana Churchill surrealised, two gelatin silver prints...

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Angus McBean - Seven various surrealised gelatin silver prints to include; Ivor Novello in the

Lot 54

Angus McBean - Seven various surrealised gelatin silver prints to include; Ivor Novello in the series Man & Theatre published in Tatler July 1947 ...

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Angus McBean - Christmas card 1939, three gelatin silver prints, the largest 40 x 30cm; two other

Lot 55

Angus McBean - Christmas card 1939, three gelatin silver prints, the largest 40 x 30cm; two other Christmas cards 1949, signed to the margin, 12 x...

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Angus McBean - The Beatles, two test shots for the Blue album sleeve 1970, gelatin silver prints,

Lot 56

Angus McBean - The Beatles, two test shots for the Blue album sleeve 1970, gelatin silver prints, 23.5 x 19cm and 17 x 12.5cm (2)

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Angus McBean - Audrey Hepburn, close-up portrait gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the

Lot 57

Angus McBean - Audrey Hepburn, close-up portrait gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin London '51, annotated verso 'un-retouched pr...

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Angus McBean - Audrey Hepburn studio portrait, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the

Lot 58

Angus McBean - Audrey Hepburn studio portrait, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin London '60, annotated verso, 37 x 28cm, mounte...

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Angus McBean - Marlene Dietrich on the set of No Highway at Pinewood, four gelatin silver prints,

Lot 59

Angus McBean - Marlene Dietrich on the set of No Highway at Pinewood, four gelatin silver prints, one signed and dated to the mount '52, two annot...

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Angus McBean - Vivien Leigh with Ivor Novello on stage, in The Happy Hypocrite, April 1936,

Lot 60

Angus McBean - Vivien Leigh with Ivor Novello on stage, in The Happy Hypocrite, April 1936, gelatin silver print, signed and dated to the margin, ...

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