Auction Results Related to ["A W Elson"](18 lots returned)
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May 4, 2014
New York, NY, USA
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July 18, 2010
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Description: A stunning A.W. Elson & Co. (Boston) print of The Fresco "Cicero's Oration" by Cesare Maccari. Measures 22-1/2" x 35-1/2",30-1/2" x 43-1/2" frame. Embossed "copyright A.W Elson & Co."View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction
August 30, 2012
West Swanzey, NH, USA
Description: LG. MONOCHROMATIC PHOTOGRAVURE OF YALE UNVIERSITY CAMPUS IN NEW HAVEN CT-SIGNED RICHARD RUMMELL & DATED '06 IN THE PRINT ON LOWER RIGHT & MARKED NO. 56 & SIGNED RICHARD RUMMELL IN PENCIL ON LOWER RIGHT (COPYRIGHT 1906 BY F.D. NICHOLS CO. BOSTON, PHOTOGRAVURE BY A.W. ELSON & CO. BOSTON)-MATTED ONLY, LOOSE IN MAT (20" X 33 1/2"-SIGHT SIZE)
Condition Report: WEAR, TONING, SOILING, BORDER CHIPPING, IMPERFECTIONSView additional info » Platinum House Live Auction
November 18, 2012
Ithaca, NY, USA
Description: Details: There are four pieces of antique framed art photographs and prints in this lot, plus a small original watercolor.1. A photograph of a horse, signed T. Webster (17" x 16").2. A hand-tinted photograph of Yosemite (10" x 12").3. A Frederic Remington print of an indian a canoe hunting a moose (19" x 13").4. A hand-tinted photograph of thatched, Cotswold style house (also called Tudor or storybook style), copyright 1897 by A.W. Elson & Co. of Boston (15.5" x 12.5").5. A mid-19th c. original watercolor of a deer, painted inside an ornate, commercially printed "lace" border (12" x 9.5").To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auctionCondition / Notes: These pictures are all in good condition, with some of the frames showing wear consistent with age.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $19.50View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction
August 21, 2010
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Description: Paul Leicester Ford, "Thomas Jefferson" A. W. Elson, Boston, 1904 Japan vellum, in box; very good conditionView additional info » Live Auction
Description: Outstanding Sepia-Tone Photogravures of the Southwest 38. BENAVIDES, Alonso de. The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630. Translated by Mrs. Edward E. Ayer, Annotated by Frederick Webb Hodge, and Charles Fletcher Lummis. Chicago: Privately printed [R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company at the Lakeside Press, (title verso)], 1916. [i-iv] v-xiii [1, blank], [1-4] 5-309 [1, blank], [1, colophon] [1, blank] pp. (printed on fine Old Stratford paper), 44 leaves of plates: 40 leaves of sepia-tone photogravures, some with 2 images per page (45 photogravure images total) after original photographs by Charles F. Lummis (24 images), Adam Clark Vroman (17 images), and John K. Hillers (1 image) and printed by John Andrew & Son of Chicago (23 plates) and A.W. Elson of Boston (15 plates), plus 4 black and white facsimiles of title pages; 2 full-page text illustrations consisting of facsimile title pages of earlier editions of the text. 8vo (23.5 x 16.5 cm), original three-quarter brown cloth, tan linen sides, spine gilt-lettered, t.e.g. Linen slightly dusty, occasional very mild offsetting from gravures to adjacent text page, lacking rear free endpaper, otherwise very good condition, the gravures very fine. Ex-library, with old pictorial bookplate of City Library, Manchester, N.H., their light blind stamp on title and two interior leaves, accession number in ink on inner blank margin of contents leaf. Limited edition (#110 of 300 copies). The book includes a full facsimile of the first edition of the Memorial, published in Madrid in 1630 (cf. Sabin 4636 & 76810; Streeter Sale 134; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 33). Graff 250. Holliday Sale 67. Howell, Americana 49: “The first scholarly edition in English of an indispensable source for the history of the Spanish Southwest, and the New Mexico missions in particular.” Laird, Hopi Bibliography 173. Palau 24146. Rader 332. Bancroft (Arizona and New Mexico, p. 162) refers to Benavides’ work as “the most important authority extant” on early seventeenth-century New Mexico. Franciscan priest Benavides, one of the early missionaries in the Southwest, published this Memorial in an unsuccessful attempt to have the province of New Mexico made a bishopric. During the first five years of his assignment in New Mexico, he is said to have baptized some 500,000 Native Americans. “Benavides was a tireless missionary who traveled extensively in the remote regions of New Mexico (which, of course, included Arizona at that time) and became an expert on the Indians and geography of the area. His Memorial is really a general report on the Southwest, especially the inhabitants…. His eyewitness descriptions of Hopi life and the Hopi country provide the earliest detailed account” (Laird). The present work is also valuable for its bibliographical notes on the various editions of the Memorial, which within a few years of its 1630 publication in Spain appeared in French, Dutch, Latin, and German. Texas interest is found in Benavides’ account of the miraculous visits of María de Jesús de Ágreda to the Jumano tribe in Texas (see Abernethy, Legendary Ladies of Texas, pp. 7-14) and Benavides’ suggestion of a route from New Mexico across Texas to the Gulf. The Memorial was also hauled out years after its publication and consulted concerning a proposal to fortify La Bahía del Espíritu Santo in response to La Salle’s incursion into Texas in 1685. These marvelous photogravures documenting New Mexico and Arizona in the early twentieth century have both aesthetic and historical value. Images include active and abandoned missions and churches (such as Santa Fe), landscapes (landmarks such as Isleta, Taos, Acoma, Zuni, Hopi pueblos, etc.), and Native Americans (architecture, dancing, group shots, etc.). Two of the gravures show inscriptions left by New Mexico Governor Silva Nieto in 1629 on Inscription Rock. The photographs are the work of Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), Adams Clark Vroman (1856-1916), and John K. Hillers (1843-1925); a few are unattributed as to photographer or printer. Lummis, a Harvard-educated newspaper editor with a flamboyant flair, wrote several works on the Spanish Southwest and awakened interest in that area of history. As Laird remarks (172): “As founder, publisher, and editor of Land of Sunshine, Lummis did many laudable things, but for the scholar, perhaps none was so important as the publication of this and other source documents in American history.” Vroman, a Dutch Pennsylvanian, moved to Pasadena in 1894, where he opened a bookstore (still in operation) and made eight photographic trips through the Southwest. He was widely recognized for his sensitive documentary images of the vestiges of Spanish culture in California, New Mexico, and Mexico. German-American John K. Hillers spent his professional career as a government photographer, leaving behind 20,000 glass-plate negatives at the end of his life. He served on the Powell Expedition, among others, and is known for his beautiful composition and use of light.View additional info »
Description: [George Washington] Five Generations of Washingtons. Documents Signed by Washington's brother and members of his family going back five generations. Charles Washington (1738 - 1799), youngest brother of George Washington and founder of Charlestown, West Virginia. Document signed as magistrate in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, onep, September 3, 1771, acknowledging that the statement of one William Templeton is correct. In part: "...Parson McDonald had a Negro Sale the year before he died at which Sale Colo. Champe purchased an old Negro Fellow, a Negro Woman, & some Children, not upon his own Acct but with intention to sell again to reduce the Parson's Store Acct..." 1526 indenture signed by Lawrence Washington, George's quintuple great-grandfather. Receipt signed by Robert Washington (1544 - 1619), George's great-great-great-great grandfather, one page, [Northhamptonshire], April 2, 1599. With the Washington family crest in the form of a shield imprinted on one seal and a bird on the other. A receipt for "twenty pounds of current English money" from the "estate of Sir John Spencer, Knight". Robert was born at Sulgrave Manor, the Washington family ancestral estate and was the last of the male heirs to die there. Document signed by Robert's brother, Lawrence ("Lawr: Washington") as a witness, one page, 1614, being a conveyance of land between Clement Goldsmith and Samuel Warcop; housed in a green buckram case. 1652 oversize indenture signed by Sir John Washington ("Jo: Washington) George's great-great-great grandfather, and his wife Dorothy ("Do: Washington"). Document signed by Sir John's brother, Colonel Henry Washington, as a witness, one page, vellum, [Northampton], May 4, 1687. A financial document obligating one Thomas Grosham to pay the sum of 200 pounds to Richard Norosomo. All documents are vellum except the 1599 receipt and the document signed by Charles; most with original wax and vellum seals. Overalll very good. With genealogical notes and a printed photo of Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire, England, home of Washington's ancestors (copyright 1900 by A.W. Elson & Co., Boston). These are virtually unobtainable Washington family ancestral autographs. Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,500View additional info » Platinum House
Lot 63: FRAMED COLORED ENGRAVING: "The Mayflower entering Plymouth Harbor, December 1620". After a painting by Marshall Johnson.
Description: Copyright by A.W. Elson & Co., Belmont, Mass. 11 1/2" x 13 1/2".View additional info » Platinum House
Lot 112: Splendid Engraving. A large and powerful engraving, based on the 1860 photograph by Fassett of Chicago. This with publisher imprint of A.W. Elson and Co., Boston. Rich black tones, with a black, gold-lined mat EXC.
Description: Splendid Engraving. A large and powerful engraving, based on the 1860 photograph by Fassett of Chicago. This with publisher imprint of A.W. Elson and Co., Boston. Rich black tones, with a black, gold-lined mat EXC.View additional info »
Description: zzb (England] ** English Cathedrals and Abbeys 8 photogravures, laid into unnumbered printed sheets with red titles. 24x18, original maroon cloth portfolio, stamped and lettered in black. Plates measure 231/2x17, images are 101/2x83/4. Boston: A. W. Elson, 1900 Eight large photogravures of English cathedrals and abbeys. The plates include: Exeter Cathedral; West Front, York Cathedral; The Choir, Worcester Cathedral, with the tomb of King John of Magna Carta fame in the foreground (this plate retouched with choir boys and other figures] ; West Front, Ely Cathedral; West Door, Lichfield Cathedral; Salisbury Cathedral; The Choir, Lincoln Cathedral. Rare, WorldCat showing only 1 copy Spine cracked, covers battered; protective sheets foxed, chipped and stained; plates have marginal waterstains, light foxing and occasional chipped corners, images are clean and good. Overall, fair. SOLD AS IS.View additional info »
Description: 1905, signed "Richard Rummel," printed by A.W. Elson & Co, F.D. Nicholas & Co., Boston.View additional info »
Description: GROUP PRINTS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS; AFTER HOGARTH (lot of 7) Framed prints comprising: (1) unusual bookplate designed in 1916 by University of Texas architecture professor Raymond Everett for James Ten Broeck Bowles, various emblems including the University of Michigan seal, a Panama Canal Medal, and the goddess Hygeia fill the plate, a 1917 New York Even Post write up pasted at verso,18"h, 13"w; (1) engraving print after William Hogarth (British, 1697-1764), 'The Engaged Musician', title, Hogarth attribution, and 3 shilling price in plate, 9"h, 11"w; (1) a print of a drawing by William H. Meyers (American b. 1815) originally printed in the 1939 book 'Naval Sketches of the War in California' depicting a California Lancer, overall: 9.5"h, 12"w; (1) print after Paul Delaroche, 'La Jeune Martyr' by Paul Delaroche (French 1797-1856), printed by Hel. Braun & Cie, 8.25"h, 7"w; (1) Intaglio print, a view of of Notre Dame, Paris, signed illegibly in pencil outside print, 9.25"h, 5.75"w; (1) photogravure print after J.F. Herring (British, 1795-1865), 'A Scanty Meal', printed c. 1900 by A.W. Elson & Co. Boston, 9.75"h, 11.75"w; (1) Intaglio print depicting a ceremony in a mosque, 8"h, 9"w; overall foxing/discoloration to prints, 7.5lbs totalView additional info »
Description: CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE IN THE COLLECTION OF CHARLES T. YERKES ESQ., NEW YORK, in two gilt decorated green leather volumes with photogravures by A. W. Elson & Co., Boston, limited edition 225/250, 1904. Property from the Library of Max Safron.View additional info »
Lot 534: [ Owing to ] [ Publ. difficult. some text missing ] [ please contact Auctioneers ] Lansdale, Maria H. Scotland Historic and Romantic 2 Volumes
Description: [ Owing to ] [ Publ. difficult. some text missing ] [ please contact Auctioneers ] Lansdale, Maria H. Scotland Historic and Romantic 2 Volumes Philad Henry T. Coates 1902 First Us Edition 8vo white cloth elaborately stamped in gilt t.e.g., several dozen bhv photo illustrations by A.W. Elson Company one folded chart, tipped in errataslip in each volume Covers nearly mint with only an occasional finger marking gilt still as bright as when issued very slight dusting bulkededges texts fine each volume in original paperbacked red cloth dust wrappers with sight rubbing and dusting few light spot stainsView additional info »
Lot 755: Various Publishers American Presidents: Three Prints A. The Washington Family: George Washington his Lady and her two Grandchildren by the name of Custis Lithograph printed in color with touches of gum arabic, by W. Hutz; published by Lehman & Duval,
Description: Various Publishers American Presidents: Three Prints A. The Washington Family: George Washington his Lady and her two Grandchildren by the name of Custis Lithograph printed in color with touches of gum arabic, by W. Hutz; published by Lehman & Duval, Lithographers, overall toning and restoration, l.c. Framed.* Image size: 460 x 603 mm (18.125 x 23.75 in) Sheet size: 552 x 673 mm (21.75x 26.5 in) B. General George Washington Holding the Declaration of Independence and Treaty of Alliance Chromolithograph, late 19th century; overall dark toning. Framed.* Image size: 445 x 350 mm (17.5 x 13.75 in) Sheet size: 464 x 368 mm (18.25 x 14.5 in) C. Thomas Jefferson Photogravure, published by A. W. Elson & Co., 1897; some foxing and toning, crease l.l. Framed.* Image size: 514 x 425 mm (20.25 x 16.75 in) Sheet size: 610 x 489 mm (24 x 19.25 in)View additional info » Platinum House
Description: Collection of Five (5) Assorted Photogravure Etchings on Van Gelder Zonen Paper. Published by A. W. Elson and Company, Boston, Massachusetts. Circa 1900. These are Suitable for Framing. Each Etching Named and Artist Identified in Pencil. A Couple of Tears and Stains but Basically none of the Images are Affected. Each Measures 12-3/4 Inches by 10 Inches with Full Margins.View additional info »
Description: Lillian Westcott Hale Print Portrait of a Girl, 1907, A.W. Elson & Co., Boston, framed.View additional info »
Description: 10 Antique Photograph Prints-CA Spanish Missions. By A.W. Elson & Co., Boston. Each is on a 9''x12'' sheet, with a 5-3/8''x8'' visual. Buyers Pay Actual Shipping and Handling Charges(see terms and conditions for more information).View additional info »