Lot 19 of 443:
Mahlon Blaine's scarce Venus Sardonica 1/50  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,200
$2,000 - $3,000

[Venus Sardonica]

Blaine, Mahlon

[New York]

Privately Printed



50 etchings in red cloth portfolio with red silk ties. 33x23 cm (12x9"). One of an edition of 50 copies.

Illustrator of John Steinbeck and Edgar Rice Burroughs by day, arch-bohemian artist Mahlon Blaine moonlighted as a pornographer. Continuing the decadent tradition of Aubrey Beardsley, this privately printed suite of erotic and grotesque etchings was produced in 1929.  Lacking original drawing that was originally included with the portfolio.

Lot Amendments

Portfolio edgeworn with some scuffs and stains; a few marginal stains to plates, leaves a bit toned.

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