don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Leon Applebaum Art Glass Bowl
Lot # 239 - Leon Applebaum Art Glass Bowl
American, 20th century. An art glass bowl with internal bubbles and bands of pink, purple, blue, green and red. Bottom etched Leon Applebaum; ht. 6 3/4 in., dia. 7.5 in.
> Item Details
American Portrait of A Gentleman
Lot # 152 - American Portrait of A Gentleman
American, ca 1800-1810.  An oil on canvas of a seated gentleman in a ruffled collar shirt with a heavy woolen coat, in the manner of Rembrandt Peale (American, 1778-1860), verso with a label from Cincinnati Art Galleries; 28.5 x 23.5 in. (sight).
> Item Details
Untitled Watercolor by Richard Hennessey
Lot # 377 - Untitled Watercolor by Richard Hennessey
Richard Hennessey (American, b. 1941).  An abstract watercolor, signed and dated l.r., numerous articles and a label on verso; 23.5 x 18 in.
> Item Details
[Exploration] Voyages to the Southern Seas
Lot # 35 - [Exploration] Voyages to the Southern Seas
Morrell, Capt. Benjamin (1795-1839). A Narrative of Four Voyages, to the South Sea, North and South Pacific ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean. From the Year 1822 to 1831.... And...Some New and Valuable Discoveries, Including the Massacre Islands, Where Thirteen of the Author's Crew were Massacred and Eaten by Cannibals.... New York: Harper & Brothers, 1841. 8vo, blue cloth with spine label, 492pp plus 6pp ads.

A classic of its day, although many of Morrell's experiences, particularly in his first voyage (Antarctic Seas), have been doubted by historians.
> Item Details
Leavitt & Allen, <i>Our Generals</i> Civil War CDV Album, 1862
Lot # 50 - Leavitt & Allen, Our Generals Civil War CDV Album, 1862
Carte de visite album sold commercially by Leavitt & Allen, New York, containing 24 brilliant gray-tone lithographic, mounted views of the most popular Union Generals of the day. The patriotic album contains the original pre-printed gold leaf index listing everyone from Scott, Halleck, and McClellan to Blenker, Viele, and Mitchell, each sleeve page trimmed with red and gray borders and stars. The original black leather album retains decorative gilt detail, and includes stamped brass hinges surmounted by high relief American eagle, tally, and shield motif. The two brass closure tabs proclaim Our Generals. A remarkably well preserved patriotic presentation, which sold to the mass-market over 140 years ago. The consignor relates that this album was part of the "American Eagle Symbol & Icon" exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
> Item Details
Civil War Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Confederate Lt. Bassett Atkinson Marsden, 1st Virginia Infantry
Lot # 14 - Civil War Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Confederate Lt. Bassett Atkinson Marsden, 1st Virginia Infantry
Quarter plate ambrotype of Bassett Atkinson Marsden in his Confederate Army uniform, holding his sword and kepi. Marsden (1842-1904), of Norfolk, enlisted October 25, 1861, at Craney Island, VA, and mustered into Co. G, 6th Virginia Infantry, as a substitute at the rank of private. He was taken prisoner September 14, 1862, at Crampton's Gap, MD, and exchanged one month later. In June of 1863, he was promoted to second lieutenant and transferred into Co. D, 1st Virginia Infantry, with which he served until the end of the war.  He was present at Appomattox Court House for the Confederate surrender on April 9, 1865. Marsden's grave can be found in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Norfolk.
> Item Details
Washakie Biography
Lot # 89 - Washakie Biography
Hebard, Grace Raymond (1861-1936). Washakie: An Account of Indian Resistance of the Covered Wagon and Union Pacific Railroad Invasions of their Territory. Cleveland (OH): The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1930.  8vo, red cloth, gilt spine lettering; pages partially uncut, but top edge trimmed and gilt; 337pp.

Grace Hebard was a well-known turn-of-the-century feminist and social activist. In addition to her historical studies, she was involved in events such as physically marking the Oregon Trail and other disappearing elements of the frontier (Bozeman Trail, Pony Express routes, forts). She also welcomed new immigrants, and her naturalization work she considered one of the most important in which she was engaged.

It should not be surprising then that her interests extended to native Americans in the region, and trying to understand their viewpoint in the face of massive - overwhelming - migrations from the more populous regions of the nation.
> Item Details
Tiffany Studios Grapevine Blotter Corners
Lot # 194 - Tiffany Studios Grapevine Blotter Corners
A set of four Tiffany Studios patinated bronze blotter corners in a grapevine pattern. Marked Tiffany Studios New York 997; l. 8.25 in.
> Item Details
[Europe] Travels in Europe, Especially France and Great Britain
Lot # 46 - [Europe] Travels in Europe, Especially France and Great Britain
Durbin, John P. Observations in Europe, Principally in France and Great Britain. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844, 2 vols. 12mo, full leather with red spine label and gilt lettering, 308pp, folding plan of Paris defenses; 312pp, folding map of Catholic colleges in Britain and Scotland. Durbin was President of Dickinson College at the time. Corners bumped. Moderate shelf wear and cracking of hinges. Text blocks holding fine.

Wharton, Edith. A Motor-Flight Through France. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. 8vo, green embossed cloth, gilt front and spine, 201pp. Illustrated with photos. Slight wear to spine ends and corners. Page edges toned slightly.

Belloc, Hilaire. Towns of Destiny. New York: Robert M. McBride & company, 1931. 8vo, light brown cloth, w/dj, graphic endpapers, 238. Light toning of pages. Dj with scuffing at top, several pieces of paper missing; now in mylar.

Grant, Arthur. Rambles in Arcadia. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1915. 12mo, light green cloth printed in darker green ink, 276pp. Spine sunned. Moderate shelf wear and corner bumping. Leaves lightly toned on top margin.

Johnson, Samuel. Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. And Boswell, James. The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 1996. 8vo, softcover, 493pp. Light toning of top edge and upper part of long edge
> Item Details
<i>The Texan Emigrant</i>
Lot # 18 - The Texan Emigrant
Stiff, Col. Edward. The Texan Emigrant: Being a Narration of the Adventures of the Author in Texas, and a Description of the Soil, Climate, Productions, Minerals, Towns, Bays, Harbors, Rivers, Institutions, and Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants of that Country; Together with the Principal Incidents of Fifteen Years Revolution in Mexico: And Embracing a Condensed Statement of Interesting Events in Texas, from the First European Settlement in 1692, Down to the Year 1840. Cincinnati; George Conclin, 1840. 12mo, full leather, map of Texas frontis, 367pp, plus 1p. ads. Map with hand-colored outlines of various grants: "John Cameron's Grant," "Austin & Williams' Grant," "Felisola's Grant," "Burnet's Grant," "Whelin's Grant," "Power's Grant," "Stephen F. Austin's Grant," Beale & Grant's Grant," "Zavallas Grant," "McMullin & McGloine's Grant," plus "Austin's Colony," and a few smaller grants.

After gaining independence from Mexico in 1836, Texas encouraged settlement from the United States, partially to secure its claim as a Republic, since Mexico refused to recognize its independence. There were a number of feuds over land, some being between settlers brought to these grants, such as the Peters Colony, and squatters who just "claimed" a few hundred acres.
> Item Details
[China] Culture of China
Lot # 51 - [China] Culture of China
Bertin, M. China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale, 1813, 4 vols. in 2. 8vo, red leather, embossed with gilt devices, gilt spine lettering, 4 spine bands, gilt doublure, gilt page edges; vol. 1, 128pp, 20 hand-colored plates; vol. 2, 125pp, 20 of 21 hand-colored plates ("ink manufacturing" seems to be missing). vol. 3, 135pp, 19 hand-colored plates; vol. 4, 160pp, 20 hand-colored plates. Front board of Vol. 1-2 separated, but present, as is rear board of Vol. 3-4. Spines sunned. Scattered foxing. Would benefit from some restoration.
> Item Details