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AUCTION 18

Texas, California, the Southwest U.S., Mexico & the Borderlands:
Interesting books, broadsides, maps & ephemera

Lot 82

The Etched Monthly
Including an Etching by Mary Bonner

82. WALL, Bernhardt. The Etched Monthly. Vol. I, Nos. 1-12, October 1928 to September 1929. 12 issues, with 197 etchings (including 12 cover etchings, each of which has a seasonal theme, such as turkey for November). Many of the etchings are signed by Wall. Various colored inks, heavy wove paper. 12 vols., original hand-bound tan paper wrappers with etching on each upper cover (20.7 x 15 cm). Except for one thin strip of waterstaining to blank margins of a few prints in No. 2, exceptionally fine set (usually found in tattered and chipped wraps). The etchings are uniformly pristine.

     Limited edition (#55 of 250 signed and numbered copies). Weber, p. 56: "The third phase of Wall's periodical publications, The Etched Monthly, inaugurated at Lime Rock, Connecticut in 1928, was completed in April of 1931. Smaller in format than the earlier journal, it was priced at $25 per year. Though advertised as being part of a press run of 250 copies, only fifty-five subscribers were identified." A variety of etching techniques are used, including regular etching, dry-point, aquatint, soft-ground, and roulette. Nine of the etchings are by other artists, including one of a charro by noted Texas artist, Mary Bonner. ($2,000-4,000)

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