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Lot 57
[Famous People] Possible English Royalty

Lot of 3 stereoviews on matching buff mounts lacking identification or photographer's credit.  These are early, likely English views, circa 1859-1860, and artistically posed.  We suspect that the subjects are members of the British nobility.

Lot 80
[Industry/Genre] The Shoe Maker, or Jealous Wife

Photograph uncredited, but by Stacy.  Inscribed on verso The Shoe Maker or Jealous Wife. A man tends to a woman in his shoe making studio, while the shoe maker's wife peers around the curtains. Yellow mount with rounded curtains.

Lot 167
[Railroads - Minnesota] Twenty Four Elmer & Tenney Views of the "Snow Blockade" of 1881

Lot of 24 views comprising the single best series on railroad snow blockage.  Views on oversized ivory or pale green mounts with the imprint of Elmer & Tenney, Winona, Minn., the series name E. & T. Minnesota Snow View Series of 1881, and a title on recto, and an index of the series on verso.  The snow storm of 1881 was one of the worst the state has seen. This collection shows the tracks and trains buried in six to ten feet of ...

Lot 201
[Steamboats] Upper Mississippi Steamer at Hastings Landing Minnesota

Regular sized brown mount with square corners, not identified but possibly by G.W. Lyon. Manuscript title on verso verso, Steamer at Hastings Landing. 

Lot 213
[Steamboats - St. Louis] Belle of La Crosse

Side-wheel packet, wood hull. Built in Paducah, Kentucky and completed in St. Louis in 1870. The steamer burned in St. Louis in July of 1882. Yellow mount with rounded corners.

Lot 223
[Steamboats - Ohio] Steamer at Ohio River Bridge Louisville, KY

Regular sized aqua mount with pasted label on verso, Photographed by E. Klauber. Ohio River Bridge. Image identified as No. 21 Pier No. 20, as seen from Pier No. 21. 

Lot 225
[Steamboats - Ohio] Three Charles Waldack Views of Steamboats at Cincinnati

Lot of 3, including:  View by Charles Waldack from his Cincinnati and its Suburbs series, titled on verso of the lavender mount Levee at foot of Walnut Street. The prominent steamboat is the J.H. Groesbeck, of the Cincinnati & New Orleans Packet Co.  The name of the boat to the right is not visible, but it flies a banner reading Express Line / Evansville, Cairo, Paducah.  Note also the Cincinnati & Covington/John A. Ro...

Lot 226
[Steamboats - Ohio] Three Views of Steamboats at Cincinnati

Lot of 3 stereoviews on matching mounts with recto imprint The Ohio River / Cincinnati, Ohio, and an imprinted index of titles on verso.  Not credited, but known to be by photographer Charles Seaver.   Extraordinary composition and clarity, and undoubtedly some of the most beautiful views of the Cincinnati waterfront made in the late 1860s-1870s.  Titles include: No. 8 - C. & C. Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River and Steamer...

Lot 67
Pair of Japanese Imari Bowls

Japanese, late 19th century. Two Imari bowls with scalloped edges and blue floral decorations in central interior panel. Blue four-character mark to underside of each; dia. 5.75 in. (each).

Lot 279
Mappin & Webb Art Nouveau Cup

English, 1904. An Art Nouveau style sterling cup by Mappin & Webb, having a hammered bowl with three floral form handles and baluster, leaf decorated stem on a rounded, hammered foot, bearing the lion passant, London city mark, date mark 1904 and Mappin & Webb marks on rim and foot; ht. 5.25 in, silver wt. 6.977ozt (217g.)

Lot 288
Hongxian Period Mille Fleurs Bowl

Chinese, Qing dynasty, Hongxian period, ca 1915. A footed bowl decorated with a thousand-flower design to exterior and celadon blue glaze to interior. Four-character Hongxian mark to underside; dia. 6.75 in., ht. 3.25 in.

Lot 384
Oscar Schmal Watercolor on Silk

Oscar Schmal (Yugoslavian, 1904-1976). Watercolor on silk, depicting a monastery; 23.25 x 11.5 in. (sight).

Lot 388
Tapestry with a Nude Subject

American, 20th century. A framed tapestry with a printed nude subject standing in a natural landscape. 45.5 x 27.75 in. (sight).

Lot 425
Royal Worcester Chinese Decorated Plates

English, 19th century. A set of ten porcelain plates and one charger by Royal Worcester decorated in the Chinese taste with scenes of figures in landscapes, marked for Royal Worcester and for the retailer J. Kennard & Sons of St. Louis; charger dia. 12.25, plate dia. 9 in.

Lot 459
Cocktail Glasses and Glass Container

American, 20th century. Five matching cocktail decorated with incised floral motifs, and one glass drum-shaped container; ht. 5.25 in. (tallest).

Lot 460
Glasses and Compote

American, 20th century. A group of five matching stemmed glasses and a glass compote, all with incised decorative motifs; ht. 7.25 in. (tallest).

Lot 471
Colored Glass Vases

Continental, 20th century. Four blue glass vases, one bottle-shaped signed Sterling B. Crandall, one having a flared and scalloped rim attributed to Mario Sanzogno, other two having flared rims and being unmarked; ht. 14.75 in. (tallest).

Lot 475
Phoenix Glass Umbrella Vase

American, 20th century. A white glass umbrella vase with molded thistle pattern, attributed to Phoenix; ht. 17.75 in.

Lot 477
Glass and Silver Flower Stand, Plus

American, 20th century. A glass flower stand with a silver base, PLUS a rectangular and footed etched glass box, and a rectangular metal frame; ht. 14.75 in. (tallest).

Lot 488
Glass Perfume Bottles

Continental, 20th century. A large collection of sixteen glass perfume bottles of various forms and sizes. One is marked Marquis by Waterford, two are marked Czechoslovakia, two are marked with the perfume brands Christian Dior New York and J. C. Brosseau, other bottles unmarked; ht. 8 in. (tallest).

Lot 553
Folk Art Genre Scene

American, late 19th century. Oil on canvas, housed in oval frame. A folk art genre scene depicting two women and three children carrying loads of wood, and three men in a field in the background. Unsigned; 15 x 19.25 in. (sight).

Lot 560
Blossoms by Louise Berry

Louise Berry Stinnett (American, 1904-1987). Oil on canvas. Signed l.r.; 24 x 16 in. (sight). Louise Giles Berry was born in Kentucky and grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She went to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts beginning in 1926, and later attended the Academy's summer sessions from 1927-1930. Berry won the William E. Cresson European Traveling Scholarship in 1929 and spent that summer in Florence. She later taught a...

Lot 638
Books Related to Theater, Plus

Lot of 4: Allen, Steve. BOP Fables. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. 12mo, red printed paper over boards, 68pp. Minor shelf wear. Allen, Steve. A Flash of Swallows. Anderson (SC): Droke House, 1969. 8vo, brown cloth, w/dj, 102pp. Writing as William Christopher Stevens, this is one of Steve Allen's ventures into the world of poetry. van Lissel, Karen. Connie, Theatre Director. New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1946. 8vo, red printe...

Lot 639
A Selection of Fiction Including 1984 Manuscript Facsimile

Lot of 5: Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four: the Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984. 4to, red cloth, no dj, 381pp. For each pair of pages, the right page is a facsimile of Orwell's notes/writing. The left facing page is typeset with all corrections - inserts, strike outs, etc. A treasure trove for those studying the creative process.  Ex lib., light toning on page edges, slight surface soil ...

Lot 646
Five Issues of Transvestia, Plus

Five issues of Tranvestia: Vol. IV, Nos. 26, 27 & 29 (April, June, October 1964), and Vol. VII, Nos. 37 & 38 (Feb. & April 1966). Los Angeles: Chevalier Publications. Fairly typical periodical of the day, with news, reports of studies (many justifying their status), book reviews, stories, etc. Plus a copy of Anon. Diary of a Homosexual. New York: L.S. Publications / Imperial Book, 1965. Paperback, 192pp.

Lot 36
Part of a Journal from a New Hampshire Legislator, 1862

Part of a journal from New Hampshire State legislator, 11 pp (4.5 x 7.25 in.), dated 18 July - 25 July, 1862. Although not signed, the writer starts with: "After a pleasant sojourn of five weeks in Concord performing the duties of Ass't. Clerk of the House of Representatives I am again at my accustomed place in the Savings Bank and I take this opportunity to review briefly the events of the last few weeks." The session ran from 4 June to 10 July ...

Lot 68
Unusual Spanish American War-Period Sampler, with Reference to Admiral Schley

Pillowcase with one long side still open. One side with what were cigarette silks with images of the ships of the Spanish American War, and other landmarks. The silks are all heavily toned, and nearly impossible to see. On the other side  on a muslin backing someone has embroidered the description of the silks. For example, the central one is a monument; the embroidery reads: "In Memory of the men of Charleston who fought in the war of '61 f...

Lot 74
24-Star Flag

22.5 x approx. 58.5 in. Printed cotton with cotton muslin hoist, two steel grommets. Number "6" printed on hoist. Probably intended as a banner to hang from the hoist vertically. The canton goes across the entire banner, and there are only seven stripes (4 red, 3 white).

Lot 98
Sixth Plate Ambrotype of Two Hispanic Women

Sixth plate ambrotype of two Hispanic women wearing tinted green and pink dresses. Ca 1855-1860s.  Housed in a pressed-paper case with a Spanish-language newspaper clipping behind the plate.

Lot 101
Thomas Edison, Sixth Plate Ruby Ambrotype

Loose, sixth plate ruby ambrotype, which appears to be a period copy of Thomas Edison, seated at a desk. The image was found within a box of period cased glass, ranging in size from ninth to half plates, which was given to the consignor by an individual who previously worked at the Greenfield Village in the 1950s and stated that the box was from the Greenfield Tintype Studio. The portrait appears to be the work of Charles Tremear, who most likely...

Lot 121
Two Tintypes of Pugilists

Lot of 2, including a quarter plate tintype of two bare-chested men posed in a fighting stance, plate uncased, and a sixth plate tintype of two men in a mock fighting stance, housed in a pressed-paper case.

Lot 154
Three CDVs of Tom Thumb and the Fairy Wedding Party

Lot of 3, including companion cartes of Tom Thumb (Charles S. Stratton) and Lavinia Warren Stratton and Commodore Nutt and Minnie Warren, both by E. & H.T. Anthony, with imprint signatures on verso, and a carte of Tom Thumb Family, by Joseph Ward, Boston.

Lot 155
CDV of a Mexican Couple

Albumen CDV of a Mexican couple in fancy clothing, the man striking a commanding pose holding a Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver at his side.  Carte lacking a studio imprint, but penciled on verso Yaqui Indian / San Antonio Texas.

Lot 161
CDVs of European Towns and Landmarks

Lot of 13 CDVs of European towns and landmarks, including: Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh (carte by Archibald Burns, Edinburgh); Chapel Royal, Holyrood (Burns, Edinburgh); Stonebyres Falls on the Clyde (William Rogers); view of an unidentified village (Franz Schonecker, Bergen); composite CDV Twelve Views at Chester (carte by Bedford); Bremen City Hall (uncredited); and interior and exterior view of a church on the Isle of Wight (Brading & Co.); ...

Lot 162
CDVs of European Leaders and Artists

Lot of 7, including: Napoleon Bonaparte (uncredited vignette from a painting); Napoleon III (published by Charles Jacotin, from an illustration); Kaiser Wilhelm I (uncredited, from an illustration); Marie Francois Sadi Carnot, President of France 1887-1894 (uncredited copy carte); Peter Paul Rubens, carte published by Giacomo Brogi, Florence, Itay, showing Rubens' self portrait in the Galleria di Firenze); Johann Strauss II (published by John P. ...

Lot 168
CDVs Featuring Christian Religious Subjects

Lot of 21, including: three CDVs of unidentified priests: a carte featuring an intricate ink composition of the Lord's Prayer by D.F. Brown, published by L. Cowles, New York; 12 cartes featuring paintings of illustrations of notable Christian figures and scenes; and five cartes of noted composers of Christian hymns, including D.L. Moody (2), Ira D. Sankey (2), and P.P. Bliss.

Lot 185
Cabinet Cards of American and Foreign Landmarks

Lot of 7, including the Liberty Bell, the Bunker Hill Monument, the James A. Garfield Memorial two of the Albert Memorial in London (both photos by F.G.O. Stuart), a building in Venice, and a German monument.

Lot 200
Alexander Gardner Albumen Photograph of Sen. Charles Sumner and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

CDV-sized albumen print on a 6 x 8.75 in. mount removed from a book.  Titled on verso The Politics & Poetry of New England.

Lot 201
Albumen Landscape Photographs from the Philadelphia Photographer

Lot of 8. Each in a card folder with cloth spine; each with explanatory paragraph affixed to inner front cover. The explanations vary, some giving the paper or process of printing, others giving the lens or camera used to take the image, etc. Page with photo is mounted with corner tabs; includes a tissue guard. This group includes: Goethe's Ballad, 3.5 x 5 in. albumen; print by Wallis Brothers, Chicago, IL. Study from nature on Tacony Creek, 4.5...

Lot 203
Philadelphia Photographer Albumen Photographs, Including Portrait Studies and Use of Light, Plus

Lot of 3. Each in a card folder with cloth spine; each with explanatory paragraph affixed to inner front cover. The explanations vary, some giving the paper or process of printing, others giving the lens or camera used to take the image, etc. Page with photo is mounted with corner tabs; includes a tissue guard. This group includes: Portrait Study, the use of light, 1864. Two cdv-sized albumens taken with different lighting; prints by He...

Lot 207
William Preston Mayfield, Collection of Vintage Silver Prints of Dayton, Ohio

Lot of 34 silver prints, each approx. 8 x 10 in., with William Preston Mayfield's Dayton, OH, handstamp on verso. Eight prints also include Mayfield's blindstamp.    William Preston Mayfield (1896-1974) was an aerial, commercial, and newspaper photographer primarily associated with the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, OH. Within a year after making his first photograph in 1909, Mayfield took what is considered&...

Lot 210
Rare Mutoscope Reel Starring Charlie Chaplin

Mutoscope reel featuring Charlie Chaplin in a slapstick sequence set at a diner.  Hub is stamped Inter. Muto. Reel Co. N.Y.C. / Subject No. 7532 Serial No. 8.

Lot 220
Abraham Lincoln Lithograph

Original hand-colored lithograph, 9.5 x 11.75 in., with Lincoln's birth and death dates, published by Chr. Kimmel & Forster, New York.

Lot 227
Jaques Lowe, Poster Photograph of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy

12 x 18 in. on heavy cardstock. One of the iconic images of the Kennedy White House, with Jack and Bobby huddled together. Other photographers captured similar images over the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, especially. The poster issued by Studio One, Conshohocken, PA, 1969. A German native, Jacques Lowe came to the U.S. to study journalism at Columbia University. He was already publishing photographs in periodicals such as Life and Colliers ...

Lot 244
New York & Philadelphia Theatre Scrapbook of Programs, Advertisements, & Clippings, Ca 1871-1905

11.5 x 16 in. Originally was 3/4 leather, but spine now gone and heavily taped with reinforced brown packing tape. Pages were designed for scrapbooks, with stripes of adhesive in a grid over each page. Then when an item is placed in the book, the one wets the strip - like envelope glue. Each page packed with clippings, separately printed programs, and even articles on actors. The first page has an article subtitled: "How Professionals Look, Live ...

Lot 256
Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Capt. F. Brinkley, Ed.

Brinkley, Capt. Francis, editor.  Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese; Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars.  Boston: J.B. Millet Co., 1897. Orient Edition, No. 251 of 500.  Ten volumes.  Folio, stenciled fabric covers over beveled boards, tied with string.  Loose slip in front cautions: "Do Not Cut the leaves of this book as it is bound in Japanese style." Each of the ten volumes has a differ...

Lot 263
[Australia] Travel to Australia

Backhouse, James. A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies. London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1843. 8vo, 3/4 leather over maroon cloth, green spine label with gilt lettering; xviii, 560pp, cxliv (appendices), three folding maps (World, Tasmania, New South Wales). Slight warp to boards. Some shelf wear, especially to foot of spine. Head of spine looks fine.Hughes, Robert. The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding. New York: Alfred...

Lot 265
[South Seas] Iorana! A Tahitian Journal by Gibbings, Signed

Gibbings, Robert. Iorana! A Tahitian Journal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932. Small 8vo, peach cloth boards, w/dj, signed on an "Ex Libris" bookplate affixed to ffep, 157pp, illustrated with woodcuts by Gibbings.Robert Gibbings (1889-1958) was an Irish artist, best known for his wood engravings and for books on travel and natural history. He was a major force in the revival of this art form in the UK and one of the founding members of the...

Lot 268
[China] Culture and Travel in China

Arlington, L.C. Through the Dragon's Eyes: Fifty Years; Experiences of a Foreigner in the Chinese Government Service. London: Constable & Co., Ltd., 1931. 8vo, green cloth, no dj, folding map in back, numerous illustrations in color and black-and-white, 348pp. Minor wear to spine ends. Slight toning of page edges. Overall very good.Smith, Arthur H. Village Life in China: A Study in Sociology. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1899. 8vo, re...

Lot 274
[General Travel] Guides to Travel Literature and More

Cox, Edward Godfrey. A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Including Voyages, Geographical Descriptions, Adventures, Shipwrecks and Expeditions. Seattle: University of Washington, 1935 (vol. 1), 1938 (vol. 2), 1949 (vol.3 ). Large 8vo, brown cloth; vol. 1, 404pp; vol. 2, 591pp; vol. 3, 732pp. All ex lib. with usual stamps and markings. Slight wear to spine ends. A few corners bumped (especially top corners in this group). Slight toning a...

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