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18.09.19. Lot 70 in Forum Auctions Editions & Works on Paper on September 25 is Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson woodcut. MT (Motor Transport) (Black 43) The very rare woodcut printed in brown, 1918, an excellent impression, signed in pencil, from the edition of 12, on oriental laid, with margins, image 214 x 285mm (8 1/2 x 11 1/4in) (framed). Estimate 40,000 GBP - 60,000 GBP ... more  Add a comment

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While bargains are to be had at auction, for the uninitiated, I think it's worth quoting from John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors. "The novice collector does well to recognise that in a bookshop there is a strong bond of common interest across the counter, but that in the sale-room every man's hand is against him. If he is a man of spirit, he may relish the encounter; hoping to beat the professionals at their own game and be prepared to take a few knocks in the process. Yet if he is also a man of sense, he will only do so after careful reconnaissance, and then with his eyes wide open".

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