GOODSPEEDS (FIRM : BOSTON, MASS.). Price lists for prints, ca. 1980-1989
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Goodspeed’s Book Shop (Boston, Mass.): Price Lists for Prints, ca. 1980-1989


Main Entry
Goodspeed’s Book Shop (Boston, Mass.).

Price lists for prints, engravings, and watercolors by American artists offered by Goodspeed’s, ca. 1980-1989.

Physical Description
1 box (.25 linear ft.)

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

Historical/Biographical Note
Goodspeed’s Book Shop, founded in Boston in 1898 by George Goodspeed, dealt extensively in prints, engravings, mezzotints, wood-engravings, etc. as well as in books.

Scope and Contents
Price lists (ca. 1980s) generally include name of artist, title, date, medium, work from which item was taken (if relevant), state (if relevant) and sale price. Some lists are undated. Artists strongly represented in the lists are John James Audubon (both his Birds of America and Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America), Currier & Ives, and Louis Novak. Also lists of woodcuts, etc. by Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast. An undated but obviously older list includes work by Samuel Palmer, Joseph Pennell, and James MacNeill Whistler. Also typed copy of article editions on Alexander Wilson’s American Ornithology by Walter Faxon.

Finding Aid Note
Inventory available in repository; folder level control.

Historical prints. Prices.
Prints, American. Prices.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Antiquarian booksellers. Massachusetts. Boston.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

Goodspeed’s Book Shop (Boston, Mass.): Price Lists for Prints Inventory

I. Artists Represented by Extensive Lists
Audubon, John James (1785-1851).
Birds of America. Havell edition (Elephant Folio), 1821-1828.
Acquatints colored by hand. List dated “as of November 20, 1983.” Another list dated
“as of 6 January 1989.” Various copies.
Birds of America. First octavo edition. 1840-1844. List of plates. Undated.
Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (with John Woodhouse Audubon).
1845-1848. Hand-colored lithographs on vignette sheets. Various lists and copies dated 8 September 1983.
Currier & Ives.
Small and medium folio prints. (3 p.) Undated.
Large folio prints. List in which first item is “Fruit and flower pieces.” Dated in ink 12 November
Large folio prints. List in which first item is “The cares of a family.” 1 original and 3 copies.
Winslow Homer (1836-1910). Wood-engravings from various 19th century periodicals, ca.1861-1874.
Name of periodical and date of issue identified for each image. Dated 16 January 1989.
Thomas Nast (1840-1902). Cartoons from Harper’s Weekly, 1863-1881. List undated.
Louis Novak (1904-1983). List of signed watercolors, gouaches, and linoleum block prints. File includes
“Career Resume”. Undated. [Novak’s work mainly depicted scenes in Boson and vicinity.]

List of etchings, drypoint, wood-engravings, etc. by various artists McBey to Zorn. Undated but before
Artists prominently represented are Joseph Pennell, Samuel Palmer and James MacNeill Whistler. 1980. [The A-McBa portion of the list is missing.]

II. Price lists for miscellaneous groups of prints, engravings, etc., including:
Elizabeth Blackwell. A Curious Herbal. 1737.
George Caitlin. Lithographs from his North American Indian Portfolio. 1844.
Stow Wegenroth lithographs. (1980s)
American sheet music. ca.1840-1860.
Japanese woodblock prints. ca.1840-1860.
Prints of George Washington.

III. Other Material
Walter Faxon. “Early editions of [Alexander] Wilson’s [American] Ornithology.” Copied from the
AUKS, 18 (April 1901).
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