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THE MONSIGNOR FRANCIS J. WEBER COLLECTION OF BERNHARDT WALL

A.1.2. Greenwich village types

WALL, Bernhardt. Greenwich Village Types: Tenements & Temples. New York, [1920]. 24 etchings (plus etching on upper cover), one signed by Wall. Mostly brown inks. 27.5 x 20 cm. (10-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches), heavy wove paper, tissue guards. Original hand-bound black cloth over umber paper-covered boards. Presentation copy: "To Mary Miles Minter. Our 'Juliet' of days and days ago....Ever Sincerely Yours, Bernhardt Wall Dec 27, 1921 N.Y.C."

     Limited edition (#8 of 50 signed copies). According to the limitation leaf, this is the third state. Weber, p. 31: "An interesting pictorial presentation of 'the Montmartre of America,' an area in Manhattan long frequented by authors, artists, and students." The limitation leaf describes Greenwich Village thus: "A hodge-podge of tumble-down tenements, rickety architectural relics, with a great deal of modernity just minced together. Mushroom tea taverns & dancing dens have found lodgement in the attics & cellars." One of the most charming and spirited of Wall's productions. 70000044

Plate list:

GREENWICH VILLAGE TYPES TENEMENTS & TEMPLES... [illustrated cover label]. Umber. 12.5 x 9 cm.

GREENWICH VILLAGE TYPES TENEMENTS & TEMPLES... [illustrated title]. Brown. 12.5 x 9 cm. With Wall's handwritten note: "Copy no. 8 Etched Printed & Bound by Bernhardt Wall."

GREENWICH VILLAGE IS A HODGE-PODGE...THIS THIRD STATE OF "GREENWICH VILLAGE" IS LIMITED TO 50 SIGNED & NUMBERED COPIES [limitation leaf]. Brown. 14 x 10 cm.

INDEX... [plate index]. Brown. 14 x 10 cm.

[BENCH WARMERS] | Wall [illustration]. Dark brown. 10 x 15 cm.

[WASHINGTON SQ ARCH] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[COFFEE & CAKE] | Wall [illustration]. Brown. 10 x 15 cm.

[THE OLD GARRET] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[A STUDIO] | Wall [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[MACDOUGAL ALLEY] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[RAGS] | Wall [illustration]. Dark brown. 10 x 15.5 cm.

[ERICSON'S HOUSE] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[KIDS] | Wall—WASH. SQ. 1920 WASH. SQ. [illustration]. Brown. 7.5 x 6.5 cm.

[OLD HOUSES—KING & VARICK] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[DANCE & DRINK] | Wall [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[27 1/2 CARMINE ST A POE NEIGHBOR] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[FRUITSTAND] | Wall [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[ST. LUKE'S CHAPEL] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[LAVANDERIA] | Wall [illustration]. Brown. 11 x 8.5 cm.

[ITALIAN CHURCH] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Teal blue. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[AN ITALIAN "FEED"] | Wall [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[THE BRODERICK HOUSE] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

[A MODEL] | Wall 1920 [illustration]. Brown. 7.5 x 6.5 cm.

[A GROVE STREET STUDIO] | Wall 1918 [illustration]. Brown. 15.5 x 10 cm.

YE ETCHER [self-portrait]. Brown. 9 x 6.5 cm.

 

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