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[China] The Middle Kingdom and Chinese Culture
Lot # 56 - [China] The Middle Kingdom and Chinese Culture
Williams, S. Wells. The Middle Kingdom; A Survey of the Geography, Government, Education, Social Life, Arts, Religion, &c. of the Chinese Empire and its Inhabitants. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1876, 2 vols. 12mo, half leather over printed paper boards, folding map frontis of vol. 1, gilt lettering (on vol. 2). Rear boards with development of Chinese writing, 590pp, 614pp. Spine gone from Vol. 1; boards separated but present. Vol. 2 with heavy wear, but spine is holding.

Bredon, Juliet. Peking: A Historical and Intimate Description of its Chief Places of Interest. Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, Ltd., 1931. 8vo, yellow cloth, gilt spine, folding map in back, 572pp. Moderate shelf wear to spine ends and loser corners. Generally good.

Harvey, Edwin D. The Mind of China. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1933. 8vo, yellow cloth, no dj, 321pp. Slight wear to spine ends. Spine sunned. Light toning, mostly of endpapers.
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Earth Day 1990 Oversized Poster, Hand Signed by Robert Rauschenberg
Lot # 378 - Earth Day 1990 Oversized Poster, Hand Signed by Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008). A poster reproduction of Robert Rauschenberg's 1990  Earth Day lithograph, edition of 75. Hand signed by the artist in metallic ink in lower right; 60 x 40 in.
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[Travel North America] Picturesque America and Other Travel Accounts
Lot # 23 - [Travel North America] Picturesque America and Other Travel Accounts
Bryant, William Cullen, ed. Picturesque America; or, the Land We Live In. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1874, Vol. 2 only. Large 4to, 3/4 leather over maroon "leatherette," gilt front, spine and all page edges, marbled endpapers, five spine bands, 576pp. Some shelfwear, front hinge going.

Cist, Charles. Cincinnati in 1841: Its Early Annals and Future Prospects. Cincinnati: Publ. by the Author, 1841. 12mo, brown cloth, gilt spine, 300pp, plus 77pp ads.

Three volumes in Lakeside Classic series: Quaife, Milo Milton, series ed. Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. All 16mo, red cloth with gilt front and spine.

The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky, edited by Timothy Flint. 1930. 428pp.

Alexander Mackenzie's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1793. 1931. 384pp.

Wau-Bun. The "Early Day" in the North-West. By Mrs. John H. Kinzie. 1932. 608pp.
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Exceptional Tiffany Favrile Vase
Lot # 185 - Exceptional Tiffany Favrile Vase
American, early 20th century. A Tiffany Favrile vase with a gold swirl pattern; Underside marked LCT A1258, and still retains original paper label; ht. 10.25 in.
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Dominick Labino Bowl and Vase
Lot # 252 - Dominick Labino Bowl and Vase
Dominick Labino (American, 1910-1987). A blown glass bowl with cranberry and aqua swirls, plus a clear green vase with blue inclusions. Bowls marked Labino, 5-1971 and vase marked Labino, 3-1974I; Bowl ht. 2.75 in., vase ht. 5.25 in.
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[Periodicals] The Pictorial Times
Lot # 129 - [Periodicals] The Pictorial Times
The Pictorial Times. A Record of News, Literature, Fine Arts, and the Drama: Illustrated with Nine Hundred Engravings on Wood. Executed by Henry Vizetelly and Others. Folio, embossed and printed cloth, gilt front and spine. London, 1844 and 1845. All 416pp.

Vol. III, Jan. 6 to June 29, grey cloth.

Vol. IV, July 6 to Dec. 28, green cloth.

Vol. V, Jan. 4 to June 28, green cloth.
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Lot # 197 - Weaving
20th century. A weaving having a large central medallion and three borders, all in geometric designs on a red ground, knotted edges on all sides; 59 x 100 in.
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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.
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Kenton Harper ALS, July 22, 1861, Aftermath of Battle of Manassas with Beauregard Endorsement
Lot # 109 - Kenton Harper ALS, July 22, 1861, Aftermath of Battle of Manassas with Beauregard Endorsement
Kenton Harper. ALS as Colonel, 1p, 7.25 x 9.25 in. July 22, 1861. Harper writes to Commanding General P.G.T. Beauregard seeking permission to send his wounded men from the 5th Virginia Regiment that had their residence in Staunton (also Harper's hometown ) to be sent thither, at once, for treatment, and attention of their relatives. There is no doubt that Colonel Harper loved his men and sought to take care of his hometown friends.

Bottom of letter endorsed by CSA General P.G.T. Beauregard and signed in his famous flourish: Approved G.T. Beauregard, Genl.
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U.S. Lighthouse Establishment, Mississippi, Missouri, & Ohio River System, Archive of Documents
Lot # 222 - U.S. Lighthouse Establishment, Mississippi, Missouri, & Ohio River System, Archive of Documents
Lot of 60+ documents related the U.S. Light-House Establishment, dated at Cincinnati, July to September, 1877.

One group of 18 documents (Form 28) is noted as "Appropriation for Lighting and Buoyage of Miss., Mo. & Ohio Rivers." Issued at Cincinnati, Albert Fautz, USN, Comdr. These appear to be for items such as linens, lanterns, cans, carpets, room rentals and wharfage fees. A group of three documents (Form 7) are payroll forms, for six people on board the tender Lily and one person in the Office of the Inspector of the 14th District, and a group of eight are disbursement forms (Forms 3 and 6).  Another group consists of 41 account sheets of the amounts owed various vendors (Form 4). The items ordered include everything from foodstuffs - meat, ice, butter, eggs, milk, baking powder, etc. - to scrub brushes, sponges, pitchers, plates, and much more.

The United States Lighthouse Establishment was formed under the Department of the Treasury in 1789. Existing lighthouses were transferred to the establishment. It built Cape Henry LH in 1792. In 1910 the Bureau of Lighthouses was created and all types of navigation were included. Lighthouses were going from oils and kerosene to electricity and then to radiobeacon. After the coastal waters, these major rivers - Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio - were the most important water transportation routes in the nation.
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Oak Hanging shelf
Lot # 184 - Oak Hanging shelf
Possibly Thailand, 20th century. A hanging wall shelf in cypress or pine, made to resemble an early Continental spice rack, having shaped top and sides a latice worked back, the shelfd over four drawers, all with forged iron hardware; ht. 15.75, wd. 31.5, dp. 8.5 in.
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