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 5

 

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

Lot 4147

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique ex-library titles on military history:

- The Indians; or, Narratives of Massacres and Depredations on the Frontier, in Wawasink and its Vicinity - Dated 1846 by uncredited publisher - Bound in stiff cardboard covers. Facsimile of original copy.
- Sidelights on Negro Soldiers by Charles H. Williams - Dated 1923 by B.J. Brimmer Company (Boston) - Gilt embossing.
- History of the Battle Monument at West Point by Charles W. Larned - Dated 1898 by West Point - Half-leather binding with decorative gilt embossing. Spine is taped.
- Cartoons of the War of 1898 with Spain From Leading Foreign and American Papers - Dated 1898 by Belford, Middlebrook & Co. (Chicago) - Oblong volume, hinges cracked.

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 4148

$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 in Midwestern States: Elks Club, Des Moines, Iowa; Union Park, Des Moines; Coronado Heights, Lindsborg, Kansas; bridge on Iron Mountain Road, Black Hills, South Dakota; Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills, 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 4149

$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: The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Description: Figurine wears a white bonnet with painted pink bow. She sits in a low-heeled blue shoe, with decorated toe, and is surrounded by small, baby mice.
Height: 2.625"
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 Johnís 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 Gredingtonís 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 4150

$200
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: Native Americans: Standing Wolf (Cheyenne); Hosteen Tso (Big fat man); Tall Man Dan (Sioux); Indian Pueblo; Apache Woman Exhibiting Her Handicrafts; Winnebago Indians at Demon's Anvil, Wisconsin Dells; Navajo Indians at home, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 35

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 4151

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage literary titles:

- Odd Poems by Mary Wrenn Morris - Dated 1931, self-published - Lacks spine cover.
- The Question of Our Speech, The Lesson of Balzac: Two Lectures by Henry James - Dated 1905 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Paper dustjacket.
- The London Adventure: An Essay in Wandering by Arthur Machen - Dated 1924 by Alfred A. Knopf - Dustjacket shows wear.
- James Lee by W.F. Conners - Dated 1906 by uncredited publisher - Signed and dedicated by author. Gilt embossing.
- Hex Marks the Spot: In the Pennsylvania Dutch Country by Ann Hark - Dated 1938 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) - Signed by author.
- Ornaments in Jade by Arthur Machen - Dated 1924 by Alfred A. Knopf - Signed, stated copy number 895 of 1000. In slipcase.

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 4152

$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 in Ohio: Main Street, Akron; Public Square, Newark; night scene on the largest dance floor on Lake Erie, Cedar Point; beach in front of Breakers Hotel, Cedar Point; Blue Hole, Castalia; Columbus Avenue, Sandusky; churches in Port Clinton; Portage Path Canoe Club, Lake Side Park, Akron, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 75

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 4153

$60
This lot includes seven new condition collector plates produced by Porcelaine Georges Boyer Limoges (France). All the plates are in perfect condition and all but one are accompanied by certificates of authenticity and companion literature. The plates are decorated with bright, vivid scenes from the Alice in Wonderland story. The titles of the plates include:

Alice et les Roses
Knave of Hearts
Alice and the White Rabbit
Alice and the Cheshire Cat
Alice and the Mad Hatter
Gryphon and Mock Turtle
Alice et le Jeu de Croquet (does not include a certificate or literature)

These plates are as new and are in their original styrofoam shipping casing. The original kraft paper wrappers are also present. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $19.50
Lot 4154

$55
Title: The Loomis Gang
Author: George W. Walter
Publisher: Prospect Books
Printing Year: 1953 Author-Signed Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of a history of a notorious family of outlaws that operated in central New York during the 19th century. This work is based on "court records, newspaper accounts, contemporary diaries and personal interviews" and contains "tales of counterfeiting, horse-stealing, barn-burning, petty thievery and murder" (dustjacket text).

The Loomis gang specialized in theft of horses and livestock rustling, but did not stick to those activities exclusively, being quite willing to deal in stolen goods, burglarize, and counterfeit money. The Loomis family itself was the nucleus of a gang composed of corruptible youths from their locality, as well as criminal elements from elsewhere. They were successful enough, both in crime and legitimate agriculture, to be able to buy protection from the authorities, a common practice in New York State at that time. For many years, the Loomises were also careful to cultivate the goodwill of their neighbors; they generally did not steal from people who lived near them, and when thefts from their neighbors did occur, those who went to the Loomis farm for help often received aid in recovering their property. This helped ensure that outside authorities attempting to gather evidence against the family and its associates would have difficulties with getting local assistance---people were either in the Loomises' debt or afraid of them. Anybody who complained to the law about the Loomises' activities ran real risk of mysterious fires on their property, and the Loomises always had plausible alibis. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The author's signature appears on half title page. The work is illustrated with photographic plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front flyleaf. Intact dustjacket with tears to edges and spine is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 244 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4156

$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: Public Library, Lucas County Court House and Park, White City, Madison Street, Central Grove Park, Walbridge Park, New Post Office, New Library, lagoon at Toledo State Hospital, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of sets in this group: 80

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 4157

$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 particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Appley Dapply
Description: Figurine of a brown mouse holds a tray of red tarts, and carries a basket with a green bottle on her right arm. She wears a white apron with blue flower border, and is stepping forward in blue shoes.
Height: 3.250"
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 Johnís 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 Gredingtonís 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 4158

$10
This lot includes the pair of antique illustrated "Combined Wine and Grocery Lists" shown in the corresponding image. These mailed lists (canceled stamp appears on reverse of older list) are advertisements for L. Gandolfi & Co. Importers (New York City), "Eastern Agents of the Italian Swiss Colony of Asti, Sonoma Co., Cal. for Wines and Brandies." The older of the lists is dated October 1899, the other Spring 1904. Both items contain 11 pages and measure approximately 9 1/2" x 12". The more recent publication is torn along bottom half of fold joining front and rear covers. Illustrations are bright and crisp. 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 4160

$200
Title: The Gun; or, A Treatise on the Various Descriptions of Small Fire-Arms
Author: William Greener
Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman (London)
Printing Year: 1835

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a rare work on the principles of gunnery by William Greener (1806Ė1869), an English inventor and gunmaker. He developed a self-expanding bullet in 1835, and an electric lamp in 1846 (patent specification 11076 of that year) some 33 years before Thomas Edison's patent in 1879. William Greener also invented the percussion system for firing cannon, made improvements to the miner's safety lamp and won a prize for designing a mechanical device by which four gates at railway/road level crossings could be opened or closed simultaneously. He also invented a self-righting lifeboat, which was exhibited with a rocket gun, and several of his famous percussion muzzle loading shotguns and rifles at the Great Exhibition of 1851, where he was awarded a gold medal.

The Greener bullet had a hollow base which was fitted with a plug which forced the base of the bullet to expand and catch the rifling. This allowed the bullet to fit easily into the muzzle of the rifle so that it could be easily loaded, but then expand upon firing so that as little of the explosion as possible leaked out the muzzle. Thus the bullet's velocity was not damped. Tests proved that Greener's bullet was extremely effective but it was rejected because, being two parts, it was judged too complicated to produce. The Miniť ball, developed in 1847 by Claude …tienne Miniť, was based on Greener's ideas.

The work contains four plates and numerous in-text illustrations. The volume is disbound, with title and dedication pages, as well as final four pages of text still attached to binding whose spine has been reinforced with archival tape. Front and rear hinges also show taping. First and final pages of text block show light foxing. Only library markings appear on reverse of front board. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 240 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4162

$10
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: Old Missions: Mission de la Purisima Conception, San Antonio, Texas; Mission San Juan Capistrano, California; San Gabriel Mission, California; Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Texas; souvenir folder of California Missions
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of sets in this group: 18 individual postcards + souvenir folder

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 4164

$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 auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Tale of Tales: The Beatrix Potter Ballet by Rumer Godden - Dated 1971 by Frederick Warne - dustjacket
- The Tailor of Gloucester: From the Original Manuscript by Beatrix Potter - Dated 1968 by Frederick Warne & Co., Inc. - dustjacket
- The Journal of Beatrix Potter from 1881 to 1897 - Dated 1966 by Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. - dustjacket. Transcribed from her code writing by Leslie Linder
- The Art of Beatrix Potter by Anne Carroll Moore - Dated 1955 by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. - dustjacket
- A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter, including Her Unpublished Work by Leslie Linder - Dated 1971 by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. - dustjacket
- Beatrix Potter, 1866 - 1943: Centenary Catalogue 1966 by Leslie Linder - Dated 1966 by National Book League (London) - two identical copies in wrappers

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 4165

$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: Lady Mouse
Description: Figurine from "Tailor of Gloucester" wears a billowing white gown with floral decorations and a large, white hat bedecked with blue and pink ribbons. She also holds a gray mirror.
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 Johnís 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 Gredingtonís 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 4166

$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 Texas: State Capitol, Austin; Galveston's Pleasure Pier; moonlight view of Beach Boulevard and Sewall from air, Galveston; U.S. Post Office and Court House, Texarkana; Mexican end of International Bridge between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez; El Paso by night; Alamo Hall, San Antonio; Medical Arts Building from Alamo Plaza Park, San Antonio; Colorado River Bridge and skyline, Austin; "Spohn Park", Corpus Christi, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 50

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 4168

$35
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: Sites and Views of Yellowstone Park: Shoshone Canyon and Tunnel; Rustic Falls (both of these first two postcards show antique automobiles traveling along roads); Old Faithful Inn and Geyser; Canyon Hotel; fishing boats at Lake Outlet, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1935
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 4170

$150
Title: History of West Point, and Its Military Importance during the American Revolution: and the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy
Author: Captain Edward C. Boynton
Publisher: D. van Nostrand
Printing Year: 1863 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this history of the federal service academy located at West Point, New York. The work contains a beautiful fold-out color frontispiece (measuring approximately 32" x 9" when folded out), bright in-text illustrations and plates, as well as numerous maps. Fold-out maps show taping and/or tearing along folds. The volume shows light external age/wear, and library markings to bottom portion of spine and adjacent areas on covers. The book has a cracked front hinge. Library bar code appears on front endpaper, stamps are visible on copyright page and following page. Tape repair has been undertaken at copyright page. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 408 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4172

$70
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: Southern Bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio; Railroad Station, Cincinnati, Ohio; Old Depot, Cripple Creek, Colorado; Railroad Tracks being washed out during Ohio / Indiana flood; Market Street Railway, San Francisco, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 16

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 4174

$35
Title: A System of Genito-Urinary Diseases Syphilology and Dermatology
Editor: Prince A. Morrow
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1895
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce medical work edited by Prince A. Morrow (1846-1913), an American dermatologist and early campaigner for sex education. The work contains in-text illustrations, color plates, as well as numerous tables and charts. It should be noted that the illustrations offer starkly graphic depictions of the effects of the diseases discussed. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 4175

$14
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on historical reference 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: $22.50
Lot 4176

$10
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: Aviation: biplane flying over Davis Lock, Soo, Michigan; Tampa International Airport; dirigible flying over Miami Beach; clipper ships at Pan-American International Airport, Miami; dirigible over Cedar Point, Michigan; Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri; "Flying Fortresses" over East River, Manhattan in foreground; Indianapolis Airport; airplane flying over Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco; Port Columbus, Columbus, Ohio; Penna Central Airlines, Pittsburgh; planes flying over Chicago; dirigible passing behind Statue of Liberty, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1965
Number of sets in this group: 15

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 4177

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of antique ex-library titles on New York City history:

- The Book of New York by Robert Singleton - Dated 1917 by The Penn Publishing Company (Philadelphia) - Decorative gilt binding.
- How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis - Dated 1890 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- A Tour Around New York and My Summer Acre: Being the Recreations of Mr. Felix Oldboy by John Flavel Mines - Dated 1893 by Harper & Brothers - Gilt embossing. Hinges cracking, front endpapers detached.
- The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld by Herbert Asbury - Dated 1928 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated second edition with pictorial boards. Spine has been taped.
- History of the City of New York by Mary L. Booth - Dated 1867 by W.R.C. Clark - Library binding with gilt embossing.
- New York in MCMXXIII: An Illustrated Book of the City Compiles in Honor of the 46th Convention of The National Electric Light Association - Dated 1923 by The New York Edison Company
- Towers of Manhattan - Dated 1928 by The New York Edison Company - Illustrated, gilt embossing. Front hinge cracking.
- Old New York: Yesterday & Today by Henry Collins Brown - Dated 1922 by private printer - Decorative gilt binding. Front hinge cracking, spine torn along top half of front board.

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: $16.50
Lot 4178

$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 lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. Titles included in this group: The Story of Miss Moppet, Sophie Canetang, The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, The Roly-Poly Pudding, Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, The Tale of Ginger and Pickles, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. All but the last title listed are in dustjackets. The last volume also has detached boards. 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 4179

$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: Pickles
Description: Figurine of a terrier, who stands upright and holds a red book to his chest with both front paws. He is dressed in an ochre colored shirt and long, white apron.
Height: 4.750"
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 Johnís 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 Gredingtonís 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 4180

$40
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 Michigan: World's largest prison (enclosed area of 57 1/2 acres), Jackson; bird's- eye view of the modern Pure Food factories of Post Products (division of General Foods), Battle Creek; City Hall, Hillsdale; real photo postcard of Hale; Washington Street, Monroe; State Capitol, Lansing; North Side Exchange Place, Manchester; Luna Pier; Lutheran Church, Blissfield; Main Street, Battle Creek, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 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 4181

$90
This lot features seven original oil paintings executed by renowned author James Elkins. The paintings came to us from the estate of the authorís mother and are all original works.

Mr. Elkins grew up in Ithaca, New York, a short distance from Cornell University. After receiving his BA in English and Art History, he traveled extensively in South America and the Caribbean. He subsequently moved to Chicago, where he earned graduate degrees in Painting and Art History. He was awarded a PhD in Art History in 1989 from the University of Chicago. Mr. Elkins currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature. Some of his books are exclusively on fine art (What Painting Is, Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?). Others include scientific and non-art images, writing systems, archaeology (The Domain of Images, On Pictures and the Words That Fail Them), and natural history (How to Use Your Eyes).

Current projects include a series called the Stone Summer Theory Institutes, a book called The Project of Painting: 1900-2000, and a series called Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Art.

The paintings included in this lot are as follows:

- Young Woman in Earrings and Necklace, Oil on canvas board, 16" x 11", unvarnished in good condition, unframed.
- Young Boy in Ruffled Collar (study in the style of Velasquez), Oil on canvas, 12" x 14", unvarnished in good condition, in gold painted wood frame.
- Portrait of a Pensive Man in Brown Suit, Oil on stretched canvas, 15 1/2" x 20", unvarnished in good condition, unframed.
- Thinking Man in Green Shirt, Oil on stretched canvas, 20" x 18", unvarnished in good condition, unframed.
- Portrait of the Composer Rossini, Oil on canvas, 19" x 22", unvarnished in good condition, lightly framed.
- Study in the style of Leonardo, Man Grasping Wooden Rod, Oil on loose canvas, 34" x 21 1/2", with visible folding marks and small crack in paint at fold.
- Portrait of a Reclining Man, with Christ-like features, Oil on loose canvas, 45" x40" (painted area; some additional unpainted canvas on perimeter). Visible fold marks. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $49.50
Lot 4182

$55
This lot features the following group of antique newspaper issues:

Titles:Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Journal, Daily Territorial Enterprise
Issue Dates: 1897 - 1903
Number of Issues: 13

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 4183

$20
This lot includes the group of 20 antique color glass slides shown in the corresponding image. These slides contain theatrical scenes, perhaps from a photo play. Caption at bottom of a number of slides reads "Daly's Theatre Building". Name at the top is "DeWitt C. Wheeler, Maker." These slides have been well cared for, are in plastic covers, and show no damage. Due to the high volume of books and ephemera 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
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.