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Group of Rookwood Production Vases
Lot # 274 - Group of Rookwood Production Vases
American, 20th century. A group of three Rookwood production vases, including a vase with a hanging grape decoration in a brown glaze (shape 2604, date 1924), a vase decorated with roses and vines in a green glaze (shape 6767, date 1944) and a vase decorated with leaves and flowers in a green to pink gradient (shape 6630, date 1937); each approx. 6.75 in.
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USS <i>Maine</i> Porthole Cover
Lot # 171 - USS Maine Porthole Cover
Approx. 15.25 x 15.25 in., housed in a frame 24 in. sq. and 4 in. deep. Under the porthole is a metal presentation piece in which the following is etched: 

Relic from U.S.S. Maine
Presented to
James M. Dermody Camp No. 5 U.S.W.V.
By Rep. N.A. Tufts, Sept. 27, 1912

James M. Dermody Camp No.5 of the United Spanish War Veterans was located in Waltham, MA. Its namesake was a private in Co. G, 7th US Infantry, killed in the fighting before Santiago, July 1-3, 1898.

In 1911, Rear Admiral Charles E. Vreeland organized a special court of inquiry in order to investigate the cause of the explosion and to recover the remaining dead for proper burial, resulting in a cofferdam being built around the wreck to allow inspection and facilitate the removal of bodies. The findings were inconclusive, but the 66 newly located dead were given a burial at Arlington National Cemetery and the hull was refloated and scuttled away from the bay on March 16, 1912. The main mast was transported to Arlington where it was installed in the cemetery and dedicated as the USS Maine Mast Memorial by President Woodrow Wilson on Memorial Day, 1915.

Acquired from a Washington, DC, estate auction. 

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Turquoise Matte Glaze Molded Vase
Lot # 275 - Turquoise Matte Glaze Molded Vase
A molded vase in turquoise matte glaze, having bands of repeating leaf, grapevine and wave decoration, unmarked; ht. 17, foot dia. 6 in.
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Daum Nancy Table Lamp
Lot # 224 - Daum Nancy Table Lamp
French, early 20th century. A Daum Nancy red and yellow mottled shade on a wrought iron base with stylized twigs and leaves, in the manner of Edgar Brandt. Shade marked Daum Nancy France, with a hammered iron heat cap.; ht. 13 in., shade dia. 4.75 in.
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Rare Civil War CDV of Brigadier General James A. Garfield
Lot # 26 - Rare Civil War CDV of Brigadier General James A. Garfield
Rare vignetted view of the future president as brigadier general, lacking a studio backmark.
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French Faience Monteith & English Masonware Pot
Lot # 148 - French Faience Monteith & English Masonware Pot
French, 19th century. A faience handled monteith with polychrome floral decoration, marked France on underside and a molded pot with painted floral decoration with English maker's stamp; monteith ht. 5.75, lg. 13 in., pot ht. 6.75, dia. 7.75 in.
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US Supreme Court, 1904, Autographed Photograph
Lot # 208 - US Supreme Court, 1904, Autographed Photograph
Photograph of the nine Justices from the 1904 US Supreme Court, copyrighted in the negative 1904/ C.M. Bell Photograph Co., 6.75 x 8.5 in., on larger mount autographed by the following Justices: John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911), Associate Justice (1877-1911); Melville Fuller (1833-1910), Chief Justice (1888-1910); David J. Brewer (1837-1910), Associate Justice (1889-1910); Henry Billings Brown (1836-1913), Associate Justice (1890-1906); Edward Douglass White (1845-1921), Associate Justice (1894-1910) and Chief Justice (1910-1921); Rufus Wheeler Peckham (1838-1909), Associate Justice (1895-1909), clipped signature affixed to mount; Joseph McKenna (1843-1926), Associate Justice (1898-1925); Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935), Associate Justice (1902-1932); William R. Day (1849-1923), Associate Justice (1903-1922). 
 
Mount verso pencil inscribed: July 3rd 1906/ For Miss Hallie Whiting, Canton, O./ From William R. Day/ Cor. 5th & Cleveland Ave. Framed, 12.75 x 15.25 in. 
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Abuja Chargers by Bawa Ushafa (Nigeria)
Lot # 12 - Abuja Chargers by Bawa Ushafa (Nigeria)
Three Chargers and Handled Mug
ca 1960s
Glazed stoneware
Largest charger, ht. 2.25, dia. 15 in. 
Mug, ht. 4.5, dia. 4.25 in. 
Each with Artist BUA stamp Pottery stamp.
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[Literature] Dialogues of Devils, De Maupassant and More
Lot # 107 - [Literature] Dialogues of Devils, De Maupassant and More
MacGowen, John. Infernal Conference: or, Dialogues of Devils. Halifax: J. & J. Nicholson, 1807. Small 8vo, full leather, red spine label with gilt, 324pp.

De Maupassant, Guy. Selected Stories. New York: Leslie-Judge Company, 1912, 4 volumes. 12mo, 3/4 leather over marbled paper; vol. 1 - 390pp; vol. 2 - 413pp; vol. 3 - 390pp; vol. 4 - 392pp. Minor wear to spine ends. For the most part very good. Slight toning of page edges. Most of the corners fine.

Huxley, Aldous. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1932. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt front and spine, no dj, 889pp. Moderate wear to spine ends. Some wear and bumping of corners.

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 12mo, softcover, 362pp plus 6pp.
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[Portugal] Travel to Portugal
Lot # 45 - [Portugal] Travel to Portugal
Alexander, James Edward. Sketches in Portugal, During the Civil War of 1834. With Observations on the Present State and Future Prospects of Portugal. London: James Cochrane and Co., 1835. 8vo, 3/4-leather over blue cloth, 5 spine bands, gilt spine lettering, xvi, 328pp. Hand-colored frontis. Slight wear to spine ends and corners. Top edges of pages slightly toned. Spine sunned. Internally clean for the most part, with just very occasional foxing (most associated with front map which faces first page of text).

Sitwell, Sacheverell. Portugal and Madeira. London: B.T. Batsford, Ltd., 1954. 8vo, green cloth with gilt spine, w/dj, 242pp. Dj toned on spine area. Dj currently in mylar. Slight wear to spine ends.
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First Sergeant James S. Campbell, 83rd Illinois, KIA, Civil War Archive
Lot # 147 - First Sergeant James S. Campbell, 83rd Illinois, KIA, Civil War Archive
Lot of 5 letters connected to 1st Sergeant James S. Campbell, including one from J. (John) A. Gordon, likely a family friend, regarding Campbell’s 1862 death in battle.

James Shield Campbell, the son of Mungo and Mary (Maben) Campbell, was born in Westmoreland County, PA, February 20, 1836, and journeyed with his parents to Monmouth, IL, in 1856. In 1858, he entered Monmouth College graduating with the class of 1862. He enlisted in Company C of the 83rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, July 21, 1862, as a 1st sergeant. Campbell served with that unit until his death on February 3, 1863, in the Second Battle of Fort Donelson (Dover, TN). This was the unit’s first serious battle, and early on in the fighting, Campbell was shot through the heart and killed instantly. He never married and was survived by his parents and five siblings. He is buried in Monmouth Cemetery in Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois.

The Illinois 83rd Infantry was organized at Monmouth, IL, on August 21, 1862, and mustered out June 26, 1865 at Nashville, TN. During service the unit lost five officers and 116 enlisted men for a total of 121 fatalities. The regiment served in the Western theater of the war for its duration. It is best known for the Battle of Dover or Second Fort Donelson on February 3, 1863, where Colonel Abner Harding repulsed the forces of Generals Joseph Wheeler and Nathan Bedford Forrest. It was one of the few defeats for Forrest and bitterly set him against Wheeler. The Union victory kept the Cumberland River open to traffic during the remainder or the War. As an interesting side note Wyatt, and Virgil Earp (of OK Corral fame) lived in Monmouth and Virgil served as a private in this Regiment.

Four of the letters are principally connected to family news and the early maneuvering of the Regiment in Tennessee. The final letter, dated February 8, 1863, from Corporal John A. Gordon to Campbell’s parents is a brave but sorrowful recounting of James’ death in battle: Providence…has vouchsafed to the Federal arms another victory at Fort Donelson. Yet his is indeed a sad office who communicates to you, bereaved parents, the details of that battle. James Campbell is dead. Alas, the desolate hearts bereft of their jewels by this cruel event; fountains of tears unsealed-aching voids which this world can never fill…We were exposed to scathing fire and were ordered to fall back under cover of the hill. While executing this movement, James was struck by a rifle ball, which passed through or near the heart killing him instantly…He was endeavoring to get the boys collected when he fell. He died at his first, noble heroics…In him you have lost a son, nobler than which, was never dedicated to the cause of humanity.

Campbell was buried initially at Ft. Donelson and later returned home to Monmouth.
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