She later served as Honorary Treasurer and acting Secretary of the Hawkshead and District Nursing Association. Original tan cloth boards with coloured pictorial label mounted on upper cover, with ORIGINAL GLASSINE WRAPPER (chipped with some loss). Please note that we may be unable to respond immediately to requests sent in advance. 4to, pictorial title-page, 18 coloured and other illustrations by Beatrix Potter, original red cloth, pictorial label on upper cover, [Linder p.427], repair to tear, other tears, some splitting at gutter, binding slightly worn, presentation inscription to front free endpaper (2) Condition requests sent via email will be responded to at least one day prior to the auction start date.
The receipt is housed in a custom double matte, with a printed photograph of the 1890 book 'A Happy Pair,' the first to ever publication to feature Potter's illustrations. View additional info and full condition report Potter, Beatrix Peter Rabbit's painting book. 4to, coloured plates and outline illustrations, original pictorial boards, collector's green cloth box, [Linder p.431], illustrations completed, spotting to boards, some restoration to colour of binding and minor wear to edges; [Ibid.] The roly-poly pudding. Please note that we may be unable to respond immediately to requests sent in advance. First edition, first or second issue, original blue-grey boards, front free end-paper and A1 stuck together, owner's colouring to title-page, splitting between gatherings at gutter; [Ibid.] The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. First edition, first or second issue, original dark green boards, ownership inscription, frontispiece becoming loose; both 16mo, 27 coloured illustrations by Beatrix Potter (2) Condition requests sent via email will be responded to at least one day prior to the auction start date.
Also included in the lot are two autograph notes from Alfred Austin (1835-1913), Poet Laureate, and the owner of Old Swinford Manor; together with various other letters, including one by Coventry Patmore, and some clipped items, including one by Benjamin Jowett and another by Thomas Campbell.
(qty) View additional info POTTER BEATRIX: (1866-1943) English Author of Children’s Books.
View additional info and full condition report Potter (Beatrix) A pencil drawing of a Victorian street scene, graphite on faintly lined paper, signed "Helen Beatrix Potter" at foot, tissue-guard, very light toning to margins and one or two faint spots, 234 x 190mm., [c.1900].⁂ Accompanying the lot is a signed declaration by Anne S. Lankes, tipped in frontispiece, original cloth, decorative endpapers, interior clean; and another (2) View additional info Potter, Beatrix The story of a fierce bad rabbit. View additional info and full condition report Potter (Beatrix, attributed to) Pencil drawing titled "The Sisters", two women in 19th century dress, graphite on wove paper, initialled "H. P." bottom right, some light spotting and light surface soiling, 150 x 95mm., [c.1900].⁂ Accompanying the lot is a signed declaration by Anne S. 6 coloured plates, numerous illustrations in the text. Lots are sold on an 'as is' basis but the actual condition of the lot may not be as good as indicated by its outward appearance.
Hobbs stating that in her opinion "this drawing is by Beatrix Potter and that the signature is authentic. Hobbs stating that in her opinion "this drawing is probably by Beatrix Potter; the subject is very likely to have been copied from a fashion plate. Original green boards with tipped on illustration (light rubbing). In particular parts may have been replaced or renewed and lots may not be authentic or of satisfactory quality.
The card is unsigned, but the hand writing bears a strong resemblance to that of Beatrix Potter, although the 'e's (written as backward 3s) seem atypical, hence our uncertain attribution.
A very fine original signed watercolour illustration by Potter on an 8vo sheet of paper, n.p., August 1927.