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[Mediterranean] Travel to Naples
Lot # 43 - [Mediterranean] Travel to Naples
[Engelbach, Lewis] Naples and the Campagna Felice. In a Series of Letters Addressed to a Friend in England, in 1802. London: R. Ackermann, 1815. 8vo, maroon leather, embossed designs inside border of gilt on front and rear boards, gilt on spine, 5 spine bands, gilt designs on doublure, gilt page edges, 400pp. Hand-colored frontis and half title, hand-colored folding map, and 15 more plates, all hand-colored. Ribbon bookmark has become detached, but is still present. A wonderfully bound volume.
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Tim Mather (USA)
Lot # 72 - Tim Mather (USA)
Teapot and Stand
ca 
Stoneware; ht. 8.5, wd. 12.25, dp. 9.5 in. 
Artist signature incised on base of teapot
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The
Lot # 99 - The "Temple Shakespeare," Ed. by Gollancz, 38 Vols.
Thirty-eight volumes of Shakespeare, edited by Israel Gollancz, "The Temple Shakespeare." London: J.M. Dent,1898- 1900. 24mo, red leather soft covers with gilt devices on front and spine lettering. Titles include some relatively less common: Tragedy of Timon of Athens; Tragedy of Titus Andronicus; Tragedy of Pericles (covers detached, present); Troilus & Cressida; Tragedy of Cymbeline; Tragedy of Coriolanus; Comedy of Errors; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Othello; King Richard III; King Henry IV, Pts. I & II (both covers separated, present on II); King Henry VI, Pts. I, II & III; King Henry VIII; Twelfth Night; Venus & Adonis; Comedy of a Winter's Tale;  Anthony & Cleopatra;  Merchant of Venice;  Comedy of Measure for Measure; Comedy of As You Like It; Hamlet; Taming of the Shrew; the Sonnets; Much Ado about Nothing;  Love's Labors Lost (front cover separated); Merry Wives of Windsor; All's Well that Ends Well (rear cover separated); King Richard II; Historie of the Life & Death of King John (covers separated, present); King Henry V; Julius Caesar; King Lear; MacBeth; Midsummer Night's Dream; and the Tempest.

Israel Gollancz was born in London, son of a rabbi. Literature was the "family business;" his older brother was Hermann Gollancz and publisher Victor Gollancz was his nephew. Israel became a scholar of English literature, and professor of English language and literature at King's College. He was knighted in 1919.
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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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Faux Bamboo Mirrored Armoire
Lot # 127 - Faux Bamboo Mirrored Armoire
American (probably New York) 1880s to 1900. An Aesthetic Movement armoire in maple, turned to resemble bamboo, having outset ring-turned stiles, a door with framed mirror over a long drawer; ht. 87, wd. 39.75, dp. 16.75 in.
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Five Issues of <i>Transvestia</i>, Plus
Lot # 125 - 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.
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Mola Pillows
Lot # 111 - Mola Pillows
An assembled group of three Mola pillows with brightly colored bird and geometric decorations; largest 16 x 13 in.
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Schleeh Design Molded Walnut Vase
Lot # 318 - Schleeh Design Molded Walnut Vase
Canadian, 21st century. A molded walnut pocket vase by Schleeh Designs, of Canada. Artist's initials inscribed at base with 2005 date; ht. 9.5 in, l. 33 in.
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Chinese Republic Footed Dishes
Lot # 138 - Chinese Republic Footed Dishes
Chinese, 20th century. Five porcelain footed dishes, bowls with central reserves of figures and flowers set within floral borders rising on footed bases, one with character marks on bowl, two with marks on underside; ht. 1.75, wd. 8, dp. 5.5 in.
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Small Federal-style Lolling Chair
Lot # 156 - Small Federal-style Lolling Chair
American, 20th century. A diminutive Federal-style lolling chair with amhogany arms, moulded and tapering legs, connected by box stretchers; oah 37, wd. 22.5, dp. 19.5 in.
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[Africa] West African Exploration, Including Accounts of the Loss of the Brig. <i>Commerce</i>
Lot # 61 - [Africa] West African Exploration, Including Accounts of the Loss of the Brig. Commerce
Riley, James. An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce, Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815, with an Account of the Sufferings of the Surviving Officers and Crew, Who were Enslaved by the Wandering Arabs, on the African Desart, or Zahahrah; and Observations Historical, Geographical, &c. Made During the Travels of the Author, While a Slave to the Arabs, and in the Empire of Morocco. Hartford (CT): Silas Andrus, 1831. 8vo, full leather, 271pp. Heavy wear to leather. Split of 1-2 in. at head of spine front and back. Scattered foxing and light toning. It appears as though a child got ahold of this with green and yellow markers and began coloring a few plates (could likely be cleaned). Entire volume needs some TLC.

Robbins, Archibald. A Journal, Comprising an Account of the Loss of the Brig Commerce, of Hartford, (Con.) James Riley, Master, Upon the Western Coast of Africa, August 28th 1815; Also of the Slavery and Sufferings of the Author and the Rest of the Crew, Upon the desert of Zahara, In the Years 1815, 1816, 1817; With Accounts of the Manners, Customs, and Habits of the Wandering Arabs;... Hartford (CT): Andrus and Judd, n.d. (ca 1830). 16mo, embossed red leather, gilt spine, folding map frontis, 275pp. Moderate wear to lower corners and spine ends. Front hinge cracking. Scattered foxing.

The accounts of the survivors of the Commerce struck a chord in the American psyche. Lincoln pointed to the survival accounts as among the most influential books he read in his youth.

Greene, Graham. In Search of a Character. Two African Journals. New York: Viking Press, 1962. 8vo, puce cloth, gilt spine, w/dj, endpapers appear to be facsimile of journal page, 93pp. Generally clean with only minor shelfwear.

Dinesen, Isak. Out of Africa. New York: Random House, 1938, stated first. 8vo, black spine over red cloth, gilt front and spine, w/dj, 389pp. Dj in mylar sleeve; spine area sunned slightly. Minor wear to spine ends. Overall very good.

Lewis, Wyndham. Filibusters in Barbary. New York: National Travel Club, 1932. 8vo, black cloth, gilt front and spine, 308pp, plus 1-page map. Minor shelfwear and wear to spine ends. Slight scuffing to top of dj, now in mylar. Very light overall toning. Generally very good.
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