National Book Auctions

DECEMBER 6, 2009 NATIONAL BOOK AUCTION LISTINGS - ITEMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE [FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 607-269-0101] • RETURN TO HOME PAGE

 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Noon Start, 10:00am Preview

Page 2

 

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Lot 4036

$10
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: Will Rogers: Memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma; Will Rogers on horse, Stamford Reunion, July 3, 1935; main room of home, Santa Monica, California; Bronze Statue in Memorial Museum; Home of Will Rogers in Claremore, Oklahoma; Will Rogers Hotel in Claremore, Oklahoma; Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Cheyenne Mt. Highway
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 9

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 4038

$45
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 Florida: Key West lighthouse; Webb's City, St. Petersburg; Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; Worth Avenue, Palm Beach; Treasury Street, St. Augustine; Spring and Bathing Pavilion, Green Cove Springs; Gandy Bridge connecting St. Petersburg and Tampa; Stuart Avenue Business Section, Lake Wales; Post Office, Bradenton; aerial view of Tampa; Miami Country Club Gulf Course, Miami, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 115

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 4039

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage English literary titles:

- The Waves by Virginia Woolf - Dated 1931 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - Stated first edition with gilt embossing.
- The Quiet American by Graham Greene - Dated 1956 by The Viking Press - Dustjacket shows wear around edges.
- Orion (4) edited by Denys Kilham Roberts - Dated 1947 by Nicholson & Watson (London) - Dustjacket shows minor wear.
- Orion: Volume II edited by Rosamond Lehmann - Dated 1945 by Nicholson & Watson (London) - Dustjacket shows minor wear.
- Orion: Volume III edited by C. Day Lewis - Dated 1946 by Nicholson & Watson (London) - Dustjacket shows minor wear and lacks small corner of front cover.

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: $7.50
Lot 4040

$24
This lot features the following group of nineteenth-century newspaper issues:

Titles:Columbian Centinel, Connecticut Courant, Boston Patriot and Morning Advertiser, Boston Recorder, Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot, Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, Vermont Intelligencer and Bellow's Falls Advertiser
Issue Dates:1813 - 1819
Number of Issues:8

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 4042

$30
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: Black Americana
Year Range: 1895 - 1950
Number of cards in this group: 23 cards plus souvenir album entitled "Greetings from the Happy South"

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with light age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 4044

$18
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: Christmas: wreaths, poinsettias, children, snow covered homes, 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 4046

$100
This lot includes the group of antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of seven small-format cabinet cards offering uncommon images, such as an old man on his death bed being offered last rites, a family of midgets, a female circus performer or acrobat in costume with (her?) two children, a tight-rope artist and juggler, a dandy shocking decent folk in their home, and an albino. These photographs have been well cared for and are preserved in plastic covers. 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 4047

$45
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. Rabbit
Description: Figurine is wearing a rose and yellow-striped skirt and a pink and white shawl and bonnet. She holds a basket on her left arm, and an umbrella in her right 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 4048

$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: Railway: Train going over bridge in Canyon Diablo, Arizona; Snow Drifts on Pike's Peak Cog Road, Colorado; Chicago & North-Western Bridge over Rock River, Janesville, Wisconsin; D. & R. G. W. R. R. (train running along Royal Gorge under world's highest suspension bridge); Lucin Cut-Off, Great Salt Lake, Utah; Image of the "General" of Andrews' Raiders; a View on the Hawaii Consolidated Railway: Maulua Bridge.
Year Range: 1910 - 1950
Number of cards in this group: 7

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 4050

$300
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: Peter Rabbit's Almanac for 1929
Author: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.
Printing Year: 1928 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards with color pastedowns showing Peter Rabbit as a mailman arriving (front cover) and leaving (rear cover), this antique volume is a scarce original edition of Beatrix Potter's first and only almanac. Each month has a separate page with the calendar surrounded by line drawings of bunnies and birds in trees, with facing page offering an appropriate color plate showing animals engaged in seasonal activities. The work is illustrated with a pictorial title page, frontispiece and 12 color plates. This well-preserved volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with bright, clean pages and pictorial endpapers. This unpaginated book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4051

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Randall Davey
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Year: c1940
Dimensions: Frame measures 19.1/4" by 16.1/4"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an English steeplechase with two horses racing side by side in the foreground and two others approaching from the background. The artist's signature is visible in the lower left corner of the painting. Renowned artist Randall Davey was born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1887. From an inauspicious childhood in a middle-class family, he would go on to become a highly-influential early 20th century painter of still lifes, horse-racing and polo scenes, nudes and landscapes. Davey’s transformation from suburban child to noted artist began when he went to Cornell University to study architecture in 1905. Though he would not finish his degree, it nonetheless gave him a notion of aesthetic principles and form that would prove valuable later in life. Against the wishes of his father, Davey left Cornell in 1908 and moved to New York in order to pursue a career in art.

Davey entered the New York School of Art, where he was fortuitous enough to take instruction from Robert Henri, an art academic who taught many of the Ashcan School and Taos Society artists, as well as being himself a member of both communities. Henri and Davey forged a strong friendship that was not compromised when Henri left to start his own art school the following year and Davey did not follow, choosing instead to study under Charles W. Hawthorne. Soon, Hawthorne left, as well, in order to join Henri at the new institution, and Davey was reunited with him.

In 1910, Davey exhibited work alongside such artists as George Bellows and Stuart Davis. He became an accepted member of this small community of artists, traveling with Henri to Europe, Maine, Spain and San Francisco. He became Henri’s assistant instructor and, in 1913, took part in the Armory Show, which forever changed the face of American art. His career accelerated after the Armory show and, in 1915, he won the National Academy of Design’s Hallgarten Prize, as well as an honorable mention at the San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exposition.

Deeply opposed to American entry in the First World War, Davey spent 1917 in Cuba, avoiding the draft. Once he returned to New York, his career faltered. He exhibited only two paintings in 1919, winning no awards. That same year, Davey persuaded John Sloan to travel with him to Santa Fe, NM. Once in Santa Fe, Davey and his wife knew that were not leaving. He purchased an unused mill on the edge of town and converted it to a studio and, the next year, he and his wife moved permanently.

While Davey maintained a home in Santa Fe until his death, he took a number of prestigious teaching positions over the years, including at the Broadmoor Art Academy, the Chicago Institute of Art, the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design and the University of New Mexico. In 1938, he was elected into the National Academy of Design and in 1939 juried a show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Though he chose to be an artist, Davey’s tastes ran rich for such a famously meager-paying profession. He was an avid polo player, and his teaching salary was as high as twice that of other teachers because of the necessity of boarding and maintaining a string of polo ponies. Polo was one of his favorite subjects, as well, and he painted marvelous scenes of polo matches and those who attended them. He was an early driver of automobiles, as well; he and Sloan had reached Santa Fe by automobile, long before they became a commonplace sight. Ironically and tragically, it was a car that separated him from Santa Fe and his art, as he died in a car accident in 1964 on his way to California. He was 77 years old. (Bio courtesy of medicinemangallery.com.)

The painting appears in excellent condition; the wood frame is painted gold and shows some age/wear, and glass is perfect. Hand-ruled mat exhibits some foxing and minor moisture at bottom. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4052

$24
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 California: Rubio Canyon, foot of incline, Mt. Lowe; Mt. San Bernadino from Redlands; Horseshoe Bend overlooking Liebre Gulch "Ridge Route"; holiday crowd on the walk between Venice and Ocean Park; free coal-slum work; oil wells on famous Signal Hill, Long Beach; Beacon Avenue, San Pedro; lettuce field, Salinas, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 55

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 4054

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Lyons Band Instrument Company School Catalog 1954-55 - Dated 1954 by Lyons Band Instrument Company (Chicago) - Catalog No. 21. Well-preserved catalogue in spiral-bound leatherette. Profusely illustrated. Unused order cards at rear.
- General Catalog Number Fifteen: Musical Instruments, Accessories, Parts and Musical Merchandise - Dated circa 1945 by Lyons Band Instrument Co., Inc. - Well-preserved catalogue bound in leatherette. Profusely illustrated. Unused order forms and number of brochures are laid in.
- Cheiro's Language of the Hand: Complete Practical Work on the Sciences of Cheirognomy and Cheiromancy, Containing the System, Rules and Experience of Cheiro the Palmist - Dated 1895 by Transatlantic Publishing Company - Revised and enlarged edition
- Do Not Disturb by Gianni Versace - No date provided by Abbeville Press Publishers - Lavishly illustrated volume 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: $13.50
Lot 4055

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Boy Mechanic Book 3: 800 Things for Boys To Do - Dated 1919 by Popular Mechanics Co. Publishers (Chicago) - decorative blue cloth binding
- Air-Storming: A Collection of 40 Radio Tales Delivered by William Van Loon over the Stations of the National Broadcasting Company - Dated 1935 by Harcourt, Brace, and Company - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings by Joel Chandler Harris - Dated 1924 by D. Appleton and Company
- How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York by Jacob A. Riis - Dated 1932 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- The Book of English Collects by John Wallace Suter, Jr. - Dated 1940 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - Stated First Edition

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: $13.50
Lot 4056

$30
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, Good Luck, Congratulations, Best Wishes
Year Range: 1895 - 1930
Number of cards in this group: 90

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: $5.50
Lot 4058

$12
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: Rossford Plant of Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, Toledo State Hospital lagoon, polar bears at Walbridge Park Zoo, Art Museum, Northern National Bank, Ashland Ave. Baptist Church, St. Ursula's Academy, 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 4059

$50
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: Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail
Description: The three figures stand together on a base of painted, green grass. They each wear pink cloaks and the figures on each end hold baskets on their outside arms. The middle bunny's face is shown in profile.
Height: 2.750"
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 4060

$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: Buildings, Landmarks and Views of Cleveland, Ohio: The Arcade (decorated with glitter); Canal near Broadway; Public Square; lake in Wade Park; Stone Bridge in Rockefeller Park; Forest Hill, residence of John D. Rockefeller; bathing scene in Gordon Park; the Hollenden building; "Seeandbee" landing at C. & B. Line Pier, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 35

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 4062

$18
This antique real photo 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: Children: Twins posing with dog, primary school class portrait, children in formal dress, baby pictures, etc.
Year Range: 1910 - 1935
Number of cards in this group: 20

Condition/Details: These postcards include historic photographic content. 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 4064

$110
This 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: Alfred Mainzer Dressed Cats
Year Range: 1940 - 1970
Number of cards in this group: 39

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 4065

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 4066

$30
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 lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. Titles included in this group are: Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes, The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Pie and the Patty-Pan, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Pigling Bland, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. All but the last title listed are in dustjackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4067

$18
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: Foxy Whiskered Gentleman
Description: Figurine stands with hands clasped behind his back and wears a pale gray jacket and knickers, and a pink waistcoat with white neck scarf. His ears are tipped with black.
Height: 5.000"
Condition: This piece is in very good condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, the left ear is slightly chipped.

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 4068

$30
This 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: Sites, Animals and Views of Yellowstone Park: Approach to top of Sylvan Pass; Northern Entrance Arch at Gardiner, Montana; Hyman Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs; Black Bears; Bull Moose; fishing bridge at Yellowstone River, etc.
Year Range: 1940- 1960
Number of cards in this group: 70

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 4070

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

Titles: Courrier Journal, St. Louis Chronicle, St. Louis Daily Globe, The Press (Philadelphia), The Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), National Intelligencer (Washington, D. C.), Chicago Tribune, New York Herald
Issue Dates: 1866 1880
Number of Issues:8

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 4071

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage ex-library titles on colonial and revolutionary America:

- Costume of Colonial Times by Alice Morse Earle - Dated 1974 by Gale Research Company (Detroit) - Reprint of 1924 copy.
- The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century by Herbert L. Osgood - Dated 1904 by The Macmillan Company - Two volume set with gilt embossing. Minor wear to spines.
- The Life and Career of Major John Andre, Adjutant-General of the British Army in America by Winthrop Sargent - Dated 1902 by William Abbatt - Gilt embossing. Front endpapers and title page detached from spine.
- Botanic Manuscript of Jane Colden, 1724-1766 edited by H.W. Rickett - Dated 1963 by Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties - Dustjacket in mylar. Signed by Dorothy L. Sanford, President, Garden Club of America. Limited edition number 197 of 1500.
- George Washington's Accounts of Expenses While Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army, 1775-1783 edited by John C. Fitzpatrick - Dated 1917 by Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston) - Three-quarter leather binding with gilt embossing.

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: $13.50
Lot 4072

$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: Nautical: Ships, Ports, Canals, Bridges (largely in and around Toledo, Ohio). Cherry Street Bridge and Loading Docks in Toledo, Ohio; Steamer Landing in Cedar Point on Lake Erie; Hudson River Day Line Steamer "Peter Stuyvesant"; Miniature View Souvenir of Welland Ship Canal (Canada)
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 55

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, color illustrations and other attractive design elements. Miniature View Souvenir holds all 10 cards. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 4074

$100
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of portraits of individuals and groups, pictures of towns and landscapes, and period pieces offering images of people reposing or engaged in various activities. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4075

$45
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: Little Pig Robinson
Description: Figurine is in a painted white smock with diagonal blue stripes, holding a full basket on his right arm. Standing upright on painted green grass base.
Height: 3.900"
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
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

© 2009 National Book Auctions.com • 1429 Danby Rd Ithaca, NY 14850-6071 • 607-269-0101 • All rights reserved. For more information, contact us.