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John Risley Wire Rocker, Settee and Chair
Lot # 301 - John Risley Wire Rocker, Settee and Chair
John Risley (American, 1912-2002). Lot of three includes a figural enameled iron settee, rocker and chair in the shape of a seated couple, a nun and woman with a purse; settee 50.5 x 36 x 27 in.
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Zebulon Pike's Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, 1805-1807
Lot # 230 - Zebulon Pike's Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, 1805-1807
Pike, Zebulon Montgomery (1779-1813). An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and Through the Western Parts of Louisiana, to the Sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun, Rivers; Performed by Order of the Government of the United States During the Years 1805, 1806, and 1807. and a Tour Through the Interior Parts of New Spain, When Conducted Through These Provinces, by Order of the Captain-General, in the Year 1807. Philadelphia: C. & A. Conrad, & Co., Somervell & Conrad (Petersburgh), Bonsal, Conrad & Co. (Norfolk) and Fielding, Lucas, Jr. (Baltimore); John Binns, Printer, 1810. 8vo, paper-covered boards, page edges untrimmed (these were often intended to be bound to match the purchaser's library); presently in custom envelope and slipcase; collation: frontis port. by Edwin, 5pp, 277pp, [3 blank] (ii - chart), 65pp (Appendix, Pt. I) plus 2 folding charts, 53pp (Appendix, Pt. II) plus 1 folding chart, 87pp (Appendix, Pt. III), one single-page map and 5 folding maps.

Zebulon Pike was born in Somerset County, NJ, but grew up in frontier outposts in the Northwest Territory (Ohio & Illinois). He followed his father's footsteps into the army, and became a lieutenant in 1799. It was as a captain that he was sent on this expedition by Thomas Jefferson to explore the southern part of the Louisiana Territory, even while Lewis and Clark were heading northwest, and the Freeman-Custis expedition was looking for a more efficient route to Santa Fe. Pike's account of his explorations was extremely popular when it was published in 1810. Shortly after, war broke out again with England. Pike was by then a Brig. General. He was killed in the Battle of York, Ontario, in April 1813. He was only 34 years of age.

The expedition did "discover" what came to be known as Pike's Peak. They attempted to climb the mountain, but lack of food and waist-deep snow kept them from getting all the way to the top. Pike and the expedition were captured by the Spanish in the northern part of the Mexican territory (what is now southern Colorado) and held in Santa Fe. Pike was released about four months later, but some of his men were held for years. He was also able to obtain intelligence about Spanish-Mexican relations and had access to maps of the southwest while in Santa Fe, turning what could have been a overall bad situation into something with a number of benefits.
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Queen Anne Japanned Chest on Stand
Lot # 35 - Queen Anne Japanned Chest on Stand
Continental, 18th century. A Japanned chest on stand, likely German, having two aligned drawers over three graduated one, the stand with one long drawer, the hardware of pierced backplates and eschutcheons and drop pulls connected with cotter pins; ht. 44.5, wd. 43, dp. 24.5 in.
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Union General David A. Russell, KIA Winchester, Signed CDV
Lot # 29 - Union General David A. Russell, KIA Winchester, Signed CDV
Brady, New York, CDV of David Allen Russell, signed below portrait as Brigadier General.

Russell (1820-1864), was commended for gallantry in the Mexican War, was promoted to brigadier general in November 1861. His brigade sustained 368 casualties at Chancellorsville, but escaped lightly at Gettysburg. Temporarily commanding a division at Rappahannock, he personally led a charge against a supposedly impregnable Confederate bridgehead, capturing it, killing 1674 Confederates, and capturing 8 battle flags. Russell was given permanent command of a division in the VI corps and was killed at Winchester on 9/19/64, while leading a brigade.
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Rookwood Iris Vase, by Sallie E. Coyne
Lot # 260 - Rookwood Iris Vase, by Sallie E. Coyne
American (Cincinnati), 1907. A fine Rookwood Iris glaze vase, decorated with large white iris flowers by  Sallie E. Coyne. With Rookwood logo, 1907 date, artist's initials and shape 900B; ht. 9.5 in.
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Civil War CDV Album Featuring Members of Eastman's College Band, 1864
Lot # 52 - Civil War CDV Album Featuring Members of Eastman's College Band, 1864
Leather, wallet-style album containing 15 CDVs of members of Eastman's College Band wearing their military uniforms and posed with their instruments. Each carte is by J.E. Biddle of Poughkeepsie, NY, and 5 are signed on verso and dated 1864. Those identified include: Oliver B. Allen, New Haven, CT, who also served as principal musician of the 9th Connecticut Infantry; Henry A. Kelsey, Fair Haven, CT, who served as a private in Co. F, 27th Connecticut Infantry, from Sept. 1862 to July 1863, and was wounded at Fredericksburg Dec. 13, 1862; William D. Mosman, Chicopee, MA, who served as a private in Co. D, 46th Massachusetts Infantry, from Sept. 1862 to July 1863; Evelyn Kelsey, Fair Haven, CT, who served as a musician in the 9th Connecticut Infantry from Sept. 1861 to Sept. 1862; and William A. Harding, Sandy Creek, NY, who served as private and musician in Co. G, 24th New York Infantry, from May 1861 to May 1863, and was wounded at Second Bull Run, Aug. 30, 1862.
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Photograph of Alexander S. Webb, CMOH Gettysburg, in his Tent
Lot # 66 - Photograph of Alexander S. Webb, CMOH Gettysburg, in his Tent
Photograph of Alexander Stewart Webb conversing with another general in his tent, 5.625 x 7.625 in.

Alexander S. Webb (1835-1911) served throughout the war but his most memorable military service was at Gettysburg. His brigade was posted on Cemetery Ridge with the rest of the II Corps on the morning of July 2. The brigade repulsed the assault of Brig. Gen. Ambrose R. Wright's brigade of Georgians in the afternoon, capturing ca 300 men and a Union battery. Later that day Webb sent two regiments to assist in counterattacking the assault of Maj. Gen. Jubal Early's division on Cemetery Hill. On July 3, Webb's brigade was at the center of the Union line, a position assumed by most of the Union commanders to be too strong for the Confederates to attempt to attack, located in front of the famous Copse of Trees. During the initial artillery attack Webb stood in front of the line puffing leisurely on a cigar, and impressing many with his personal bravery. Webb was directly in front as Brig. Gen. Lewis Armistead's Confederate brigade breached the low stone wall. Webb, wounded twice, remained on the field. With the help of two of Col. Norman J. Hall's New York regiments, and Brig. Gen. William Harrow's men, Webb and his men brought the Confederate assault to a standstill. Webb was promoted to brevet Major General of Volunteers for his service at Gettysburg, effective August 1, 1864. He was awarded the CMOH on September 28, 1891.
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Restaurant Scene, by Isaac Tarkay
Lot # 392 - Restaurant Scene, by Isaac Tarkay
Isaac Tarkay (Israeli, 1935-2012). A chromolithograph depicting four individuals seated at a table in a restaurant. Hand-numbered l.l.; signed l.r.; 26 1/2 x 27 in.
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Chinese Landscape Scroll
Lot # 193 - Chinese Landscape Scroll
China, 20th century. A painting on silk depicting a landscape and palace scene; scroll 70.5 x 28 in., image 44 x 23 in.
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Colonel Robert M. Thompson Family Travelogue Featuring Photographs of the American South & Cuba, 1904-1907
Lot # 244 - Colonel Robert M. Thompson Family Travelogue Featuring Photographs of the American South & Cuba, 1904-1907
Album with leather-covered boards, 15.25 x 16 in., containing 750+ photographs, most on printing-out paper, documenting the 1904-1907 houseboat travels of Colonel Robert M. Thompson and his family and friends. The majority of the photographs measure between 3.25 x 4 in. and 3.25 x 5.5 in., with approx. 18 larger format photographs measuring between 4.5 x 6.5 in. and 7.5 x 9.25 in. The photos are mounted in corner holders, between two and seven per album page, and many are accompanied by written captions or numbers. Approx. 40 postcards, invitations, and menus from Thompson's travels are also housed in the album. With an additional 13pp of typed text taken from Judge Wallace Nesbitt's journal, recounting a portion of the trip pictured in the album. Nesbitt was one of Thompson's business partners, and is pictured multiple times throughout the album. 
 
Robert Means Thompson (1849-1930), born in Corsica, PA, was appointed to the US Naval Academy in July 1864, and graduated tenth in his class of 1868, before going on to serve in the West Indian Squadron aboard the Contoocook, as well as in the Mediterranean Squadron on the Franklin, Richmond, and Guard. He also served aboard the USS Wachusett and at the Naval Torpedo Station in Newport, RI. After being commissioned ensign in April 1869, Thompson was promoted to master in July 1870 but retired from the Navy in November 1871 to study law at Harvard. He practiced law in Boston between 1876-1878, but then went on to engage in mining and smelting enterprises, which were quite lucrative. He served as president of Orford Copper, which subsequently merged into the International Nickel Company of Canada. Among his many accomplishments, Thompson was twice president of the American Olympic Association (1912, 1924), president of the New York Athletic Club (1912), and president of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as well as the Navy League. 
 
The hundreds of snapshots housed within this travelogue capture various elements of Thompson's adventures aboard his houseboat, referred to as "The Everglades." A November 1904 invitation to a reception held right before Thompson departed from St. Louis, MO, is mounted at the front of the album. The photos document the wide range of people, including African Americans, and places that Thompson encountered throughout Memphis, TN, Helena and Arkansas City, AR, Vicksburg and Natchez, MS, Montgomery, AL, New Orleans and Madisonville, LA, Pensacola, Apalachicola, Cedar Key, Punta Rassa, Tampa, Fort Meyers, Miami, and Palm Beach, FL, among many other areas. The album also includes numerous views of boats along the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, the Suwanee River, and more, plus several images of a New York Yacht Club cruise in 1905. The snapshots also capture activities aboard the "Everglades," such as fishing and putting, as well as hunting excursions that took place on land. A journey to Havana, Cuba, is documented through views of the city, some laborers, and Havana harbor, including some shots of the USS Maine
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19th Century Medical Advice for Home Use
Lot # 86 - 19th Century Medical Advice for Home Use
Wood, Geo. P. and Ruddock, E.H. Vitalogy, or Encyclopedia of Heal and Home Adapted for Home and Family Use. New York, Northern Publishing House, 1901, 2 vols. 8vo, 3/4 leather over "leatherette," with gilt front and spine, marbled endpapers and page edges, vol. 1, 746pp; vol. 2, 758pp.

Foote, Edward B. Plain Home Talk... Embracing Medical Common Sense. New York: Publ. by the Author, distributed by six other companies, 1870. 12mo, 3/4 leather over marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers and page edges, 912pp.
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