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Lot 4001

$140
Title: Lucy Gayheart
Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1935 Author-Signed Limited Edition in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with beveled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed first edition of this novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947), an American author who grew up in Nebraska. She is best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains in novels such as "O Pioneers!," "My Ántonia," and "The Song of the Lark." This novel revolves round the eponymous character, Lucy Gayheart, a young girl from Haverford, by the Platte River. This is copy number 688 of 749. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt top edge and silk ribbon marker. Cardboard slipcase is well preserved. Plain dustjacket with title printed at head of spine shows tearing to edges of front cover. A pair of newspaper clippings on Willa Cather have been laid in. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 231 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4002

$475
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items.

Title: The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
Author: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Printing Year: 1906 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in pale green cloth wallet-style case with tuck-in flap and pastedown showing rabbit on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by English author Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943), who was best known for her best-selling children's books that featured animal characters, such as Peter Rabbit.

Potter was planning "some stories for very young children. Each story contained 14 pictures and 14 pages of simple text. The pictures and text were arranged in pairs and were in panoramic form, mounted on a long strip of linen, and folded concertina-wise into a wallet with a tuck-in flap. Three stories were written in this form: The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, The Story of Miss Moppet, and The Sly Old Cat; but only the first two were published. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit was written specially for Harold Warne's little girl, Louise, who had told Aunt Beatrix that Peter was much too good a rabbit, and she wanted a story about a really naughty one!" (Linder, 183). This accordion style of book was not popular with booksellers; customers tended to leave them unrolled and the books were inconvenient to re-fold. Consequently, these titles went out of print after the first two printings. They were not reissued until 1916, and then in book form only. (Quinby 12. Linder, 426.)

This work contains 14 pages of text printed in green alternating in accordion folding panorama which is mounted on linen and measures when opened 97 inches. The names of London and New York on back cover indicate this edition to be a first printing of this work. The volume shows light external age/wear, most visible on tab and slot. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Final page shows three creases running diagonally from top edge to side (affecting approximately a third of the page). Some cracking and small tears appear at folds. Previous owner's name and date appear on initial panel (above boxed caption that reads "Uniform with this booklet: The Story of Miss Moppet"). This unpaginated book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 4 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4003

$28
Title: Adriaen Block: Skipper, Trader, Explorer
Author: Hendrick Van Loon
Publisher: Block Hall, Inc.
Printing Year: 1928 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards and cloth spine with paper title label, this antique volume is a scarce limited edition copy of this biography prepared by the Dutch-American historian and journalist for W. J. H. McEntee. Adriaen (Aerjan) Block (c. 1567, Amsterdam – buried April 27, 1627, Amsterdam) was a Dutch private trader and navigator who is best known for exploring the coastal and river valley areas between present-day New Jersey and Massachusetts during four voyages from 1611 to 1614, following the 1609 expedition by Henry Hudson. He is noted for establishing early trade with the Native Americans, and for the 1614 map of his last voyage on which many features of the mid-Atlantic region appear for the first time, and on which the term New Netherland is first applied to the region. He is credited with being the first European to enter Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River and to determine that Manhattan and Long Island are islands.

This is copy number 421. The work contains a frontispiece and full-page illustrations by the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and contains 62 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4004

$90
Title: Palimpsest
Author: H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1926 First American Edition Limited to 700 Copies, In Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth back with gilt-stamped title and black paper-covered boards decorated with gold, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the first novel by H. D. (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961), an American poet, novelist and memoirist best known for her association with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets such as Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington. The Imagist model was based on the idioms, rhythms and clarity of common speech, and freedom to choose subject matter as the writer saw fit. H.D.'s later writing developed on this aesthetic to incorporate a more female-centric version of modernism.

In the early 1920s, H.D. started to write three projected cycles of novels. The first of these, Magna Graeca, consists of Palimpsest (1921) and Hedylus (1928). The Magna Graeca novels use their classical settings to explore the poetic vocation, particularly as it applies to women in a patriarchal literary culture.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages with top edge stained black. Red dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. Jacket shows small tears to edges / corners, and sunning to spine. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 338 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4005

$40
Title: History of the National Flag of the United States of America
Author: Schuyler Hamilton
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo and Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and a gold eagle above a shield bearing the design of the flag inset on front and rear covers, this antique volume is a scarce history of the American flag by Schuyler Hamilton (July 22, 1822 - March 18, 1903), an American soldier, and grandson of Alexander Hamilton. He was born in New York, graduated at West Point in 1841, served with great gallantry in the Mexican War, and was brevetted first lieutenant in 1846 and captain in 1847. From the latter year until 1854 he was aid-de-camp to Gen. Winfield Scott. He then resigned from the army, but upon the outbreak of the Civil War volunteered as a private in the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard. He was rapidly promoted, becoming a brigadier general of volunteers in 1861, and a major general of volunteers in 1862. He was actively engaged in the operations against New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, in the Mississippi River, and in the campaigns in Tennessee and Mississippi. He played a role in the Second Battle of Corinth in which he led a division of the Army of the Mississippi. His command was on the Union right flank on the second day of the battle, October 4, 1862. Sickness compelled him to resign in 1863. He was hydrographic engineer, in the Department of Docks, New York City in 1871-73, and superintendent of yards in 1873-75, and subsequently, owing to ill health, lived in retirement. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia).

The work is illustrated with an ornamental color title page and three full-page color plates. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with a half an inch portion of spine cover chipped off (at one and a half inches from bottom edge of spine), presumably from removal of library label. Binding is split at front hinge and splitting at rear. Interior shows no library markings. Illustrations show brightly. Antique newspaper clipping on American flag has been pasted to rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 115 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4006

$45
This album of antique postcards is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Card Types/Topics: Patriotic themes with bright Victorian lithographs with embossing and gilt decorations, portraits of soldiers and women in uniform, scenes of military camps (Camp Claiborne, Louisiana), Memorial Day Souvenirs, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, World War I, Old Glory.
Date Range: 1895 -1940
Estimated number of cards in this album: 58

Condition/Details: Postcards show beautifully and are generally in very good condition, as a substantial number is postally unused. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4007

$80
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Mr. Benjamin Bunny
Description: Figurine stands upright and wears a golden yellow vest, a dark purple-brown coat and a neck scarf decorated in red and white. Left hand holds a pipe to his face and right arm rests behind his back.
Height: 4.25"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and John’s son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredington’s retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4008

$550
Title: A Gallery of Children
Author: A. A. Milne
Publisher: Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1925 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with beveled edges and bright embossed gilt lettering and decorative design to front cover showing children in field of flowers, this antique folio volume is a scarce autographed limited edition of a collection of short stories by Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956), an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. This is copy number 287 of 500. The work contains 12 color plates on glossy paper and pictorial title page by Saida (H. Willebeek Le Mair)

This handsome volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages of hand-made paper. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 12 3/4" and contains 105 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4009

$35
Title: Uncle Sam in the Eyes of His Family
Author: John Erskine
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers
Printing Year: 1930 Author-Signed Limited Edition in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in rust-colored cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce autographed edition of this novel by John Erskine (1879 – 1951), a U.S. educator and author. This is copy number 111 of 356, including one page of original typed manuscript corrected and initialed by the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to spine. The book is solidly bound with clean, uncut pages with gilt top edge. Slipcase shows wear, concentrated to extremities. A small nick appears on rear panel. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 351 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4010

$55
Title: The Spy
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company, Publishers
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this novel by James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851), a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. The work is illustrated with a double frontispiece engravings by F. O. C. Darley. The volume shows light external age/wear. The binding is cracked at copyright page. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 179 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4012

$35
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Buildings, Landmark Sites and Views of Chicago: Michigan Avenue, Art Institute, Drake Hotel, University, Wilson Beach, Tribune and Wrigley Towers, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 80

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4014

$22
This lot features the following group of early nineteenth-century newspaper issues:

Titles:Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, The Reperatory, Columbian Centinel
Issue Dates:September 27, 1805; January 1, 1806; December 6, 1809
Number of Issues:3

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4015

$350
This lot includes the encased Chinese art work shown in the corresponding image. This collection of Yangliuqing New Year pictures is offered in a elaborate case with scroll work with ivory latches. There are 12 folk woodcuts of brightly colored images of cherubic figures engaged in various activities: resting with grasshopper, eating watermelon, playing a flute, etc. These figures are presented in an accordion-style layout of plates of fine quality, laid finish art paper. It should be noted that text block is broken. These images have been meticulously hand painted in brightly colored washes. The handcrafted case itself is well preserved with cloth cover showing elaborate design. Paper label on front cover bears the words "Yan Liuqing New Year Painting" in the Chinese language. When front cover is opened an intricate, puzzle-like interior cover is revealed that opens in sequence. Prints are contained in a volume with similarly designed cloth covers.

These pictures receive their name from their production place - Yangliuqing Town of Tianjin. With a history of 600 years, Yangliuqing New Year Picture inherited the painting traditions of the Song and Yuan dynasties and absorbed the essences of woodcut paintings, craftworks and stage. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4016

$24
This group of antique and vintage postcard sets is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Buildings, Landmarks and Views of Toledo, Ohio: Bathing at Toledo Beach, Ottawa Park, State Hospital, bird's-eye view, Y.W.C.A. Building, Masonic temple, Armory, Libbey High School, Yacht Club, Flower Hospital, Memorial Building, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of sets in this group: 100

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4018

$20
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Chicago's World Fair 1933: Federal Building, Illinois White House, Great Court of the Hall of Science, Tower of Water, Enchanted Island, Chrysler Building, Belgian Village, etc.
Year Range:circa 1933
Number of cards in this group: 40

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4019

$40
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Benjamin Bunny
Description: Figurine is wearing a green tam o'shanter with a yellow and orange tassel. Shown standing upright holding a brown clog shoe in each hand.
Height: 4.125"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and John’s son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredington’s retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4020

$22
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Valentine's Day: romance, courtship, hearts, flowers, children, birds, etc. This lot includes a card in booklet form with string binding and title page, page of text and page for inscription.
Year Range: 1895 - 1925
Number of cards in this group: 25

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright Victorian lithograph finishes and other very attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4022

$12
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes in Tennessee: North American Rayon Corporation Plant, Elizabethton; Duck Hawk Peak, Great Smoky Mountains National Park; High Falls, Stone Face, Sky Bridge and Lover's Leap from Observation Point in Rock CIty Gardens, Lookout Mountain; Glass House cabins, Helenwood; Main Street, Johnson City, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 40

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4023

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique ex-library titles on New York State botany:

- The Apples of New York: Volume I by S.A. Beach - Dated 1905 by J.B. Lyon Company (Albany) - Decorative gilt embossing, cracking to spine at boards.
- Wild Flowers of New York by Homer D. House - Dated 1918 by The University of the State of New York (Albany) - Complete two volume set with gilt embossing.
- Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants by U.P. Hedrick - Dated 1919 by J.B. Lyon Company (Albany) - Gilt embossing. Front endpapers detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4024

$28
This lot features the following group of antique newspaper issues:

Titles:Atlanta Constitution
Issue Dates: 1900 - 1913
Number of Issues: 23

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues may show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4026

$35
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: San Francisco and Earthquake of April 18, 1906: View of Philan Building, Mutual Bank and Call Building after Earthquake; "The Trial of the Earthquake"; "Searching for Victims" (this last postcard shows firemen digging through ruins of a building); "Rushing for the Ferry to Escape" (postcard bears the number 3247 immediately before caption at bottom of image); Post Office, San Jose, after earthquake; Lombard Street, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinese Telephone Exchange, Old Memorial Tower, Skyline, Bay Bridge, Chinatown, etc.
Year Range: 1920 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 35

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content and coloring. Both colored earthquake postcards show annotations to top or margins. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4027

$40
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Mrs. Flopsy Bunny
Description: Figurine wearing a blue frock, holding a rose-colored handbag with diamond pattern. She stands upright on a base of green grass.
Height: 4.250"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and John’s son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredington’s retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4028

$24
This lot features the following group of Civil War newspaper issues:

Titles: New York Times
Issue Dates: May 26, 1863; September 16, 1864; February 10, 1865
Number of Issues:3

Notes: These newspapers are intact and whole, and in good condition.. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4029

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique & vintage titles on book collecting:

- Derby Day, and Other Adventures by A. Edward Newton - Dated 1934 by Little, Brown and Company (Boston) - Limited edition signed copy number 572 of 1129, in slipcase.
- The Delightful Diversion: The Whys and Wherefores of Book Collecting by Reginald Brewer - Dated 1935 by The Macmillan Company - Illustrated, dustjacket.
- This Book-Collecting Game by A. Edward Newton - Dated 1928 by Little, Brown and Company (Boston) - Signed and dedicated by author. Blank paper dustjacket.
- A Tourist in Spine of Himself by A. Edward Newton - Dated 1930 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - Signed and dedicated by author. Stated "first impression of trade edition" in dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4030

$20
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Greetings and Congratulations
Year: c1895
Number of cards in this group: 35

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. Cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4031

$10
This lot includes the group of antique glass slides shown in the corresponding image. One group of slides offer views of the following: a train traveling through a gorge; numbering, seal printing and separating paper money in Washington, D.C.; coining presses in Philadelphia; polishing plate glass after grinding in Rossford, Ohio; summer crowds in Atlantic City. Another group is made up of color advertising, including Sherwin Williams paints and Black Watch Coal from Eastern Kentucky. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4032

$14
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes of Wisconsin and Minnesota: driveway along Lake Harriet, Minneapolis; Sugar Loaf at night, Winona, Minnesota; Bellin Building, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Cold Water Canyon, Wisconsin Dells; South Eighth Street, Mantitowoc, Wisconsin; Bird's-Eye view from Skyline Drive at night, Duluth, Minnesota, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 45

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4034

$40
This lot includes the group of nineteenth-century photographs shown in the corresponding image. These tintypes offer images of a great variety of people. There are portraits of individuals and groups, young people and old, and couples of various ages. Most of these pictures are of a small format, with several being of a miniature size. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4035

$55
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Cecily Parsley
Description: Figurine wears a light blue dress with a white apron which she uses to pour yellow kernels into a brown bowl. She has light brown fur and brown eyes with dark pupils.
Height: 4.000"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and John’s son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredington’s retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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