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Nineteenth Century American Midshipman’s Workbook, USS Java, Frigate
Mediterranean Squadron Voyage, Anonymous Author Date/Period: 1827
Measurement: 10.25" x 8"
Material: Lined composition/journal notebook paper, marbled boards, green
leather spine binding; white board corner-pieces
Condition: Three losses to cover paper as depicted, else fine
Additional Information: Manuscript…midshipman’s workbook prepared by an
unidentified author on board the frigate “Java” during her 1827 cruise with the
Mediterranean Squadron…she protected American citizens and commerce and
performed diplomatic duties. The journal was penned by a midshipman in preparation
for his promotion examination-establishing eligibility for promotion to lieutenant.
Included are two pages entitled: Size of Standing Rigging of the U.S. Ship Java;” seven
pages listing the Size and Dimensions of Rigging & Spars of U.S. Ships Washington,
Constitution, Guerriere, Constellation & Erie;” 53 pages of 123 questions and answers
concerning seamanship and gunnery, and headed Bay of Gibraltar, June 1st, 1827; two
pages in a different hand describing gun exercises; eleven pages of dimensions of
masts, spars, etc., for all classes of ships in the United States Navy; and another 26
pages of questions and answers on seamanship, tactics, gunnery, etc., in yet a third
Portrait of General Zebulon Pike – Explorer, Surmounted…American Flag,
Bugle, and Drum Date/Period: 1906
Measurement: 36-inch by 29-inch view area, 39.25-inch by 32.5-inch frame.
Additional Information: At the center is a portrait of early 19th century soldier-explorer
Zebulon Pike. Pike is featured in the central medallion with “NOVEMBER 1806 GEN’L
PIKE EXPLORER USA 1806” beneath and a flag, bugle, and drum above. On one side
of the portrait are gold miners, while on the other soldiers’ battle Indians, and in the
background Pikes Peak and Mt. Rosa can be seen. The painting is signed with a
monogram and date “A & B Co / Nov 1906” in the lower right corner. The board is
marked Bainbridge Board Number 80 on the reverse.
Lady Liberty, Patriotic Painting on Panel Celebrating America, Liberty & Freedom,
Anonymous Date/Period: Circa 1815
Measurement: 8.5" x 7.5" x .75"
Material: Oil paint on white pine panel
Condition: Original untouched condition, scattered minor losses as depicted
Additional Information: America…Goddess of Liberty, an allegorical celebration of the
new nations Independence and Security. The Goddess seated on roiling clouds
supports a shield bearing the arms of the United States while feeding an American
Eagle on the Wing; in her left hand is a staff with Liberty cap. The composition within an
oval border displaying raised bullets [dots]…gilt spandrels ornament the corners. It is
possible that this gem adorned an early piece of firefighting apparatus.
Vermont Carriage Certificates of Tax Paid, Third Collection District of Vermont
Lot of 2 Date/Period: 1815 and 1817
Measurement: Each approximately 6.25 X 7.5”
Material: Printed and handwritten on paper
Condition: Good, typical folds, short crease tear to one document
Additional Information: Certifying that Simeon Stevens of the town of Newbury paid a
duty of two dollars for the year 1815, a second certificate for the year 1817. The 1817
certificate for a two-wheel carriage/chase; the 1815 certificate for a four-wheel carriage.
The certificates are signed by Thomas Leverette who became Vermont Secretary of
State. When Simeon Stevens was born on 24 March 1789, in Newbury, Orange,
Vermont, his father, Colonel Simeon Stevens, was 21; Simeon was one of first to settle
in Newbury Vermont. In 1762 he was a 1st LT in 1st Co. of Newbury minutemen and
Captain of Co of Col. Bebell's regiment from Apr 1778-Nov 30, 1779. His mother,
Hannah Bailey, was 17. He married Betsey L. Bayley on 19 February 1817, in Vermont.
They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 March 1862, in
his hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United
$375.00 the lot of two
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), Letter Signed, One Page, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1857
Peale at age 80 acknowledges a solicitation for his autograph; he states that he is, “the only living artist who ever painted Washington from life”. Date/Period: 1857
Measurement: Frame: 18.5" x 14.75"; view: 15.5" x 11.75"; letter: 4.75" x 7.5";
GW image: 5" x 6.5"
As you desire my autograph, at 80 years of age – the only Artist living who ever
painted Washington from the life, I give it with pleasure; but to render it to some
service to the cause of Temperance, permit me to add, that my hand is now as
steady as it was at eighteen – enabling me to paint with undiminished faculty and
At the age of eighteen, Rembrandt Peale painted his famous portrait of Washington
from life as his father, Charles Willson Peale observed.
Washington posed for Charles Willson Peale while in Philadelphia attending the
Constitutional Convention. Relying on a long personal association, Peale approached
Washington on his son's behalf in 1795, the President agreed to three sittings.
The young Rembrandt Peale captured the grandeur of Washington; the artist captured
the determination and the sheer physical presence, a remarkably faithful likeness of
Washington. Rembrandt demonstrated a near obsession with Washington and
replicated his famous portrait seventy-nine times.
AMERICAN ICON: Marilyn Monroe Final Judgment of Divorce
Between Norma Jeanne Di Maggio and Joseph Paul Di Maggio
Judgment Date Oct 25, 1954 Superior Court State of California
"A Full True and Correct Copy of the Original on file and made in my Office and entered Oct 31, 1955 Judgment Book 2988 Page 88 (signed by) M. Leach, Deputy, and then (at the bottom) by Judge Elmer D Doyle". This certified copy was most likely made as proof of divorce for banking or legal reasons. A wonderful, displayable artifact from perhaps the most famous courtship and marriage of the 20th Century. A plethora of information is available on the internet for Joe Di Maggio, Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jeanne Di Maggio, the marriage, the divorce, and more! And who was not enamored by the
story? This writer was fascinated, and I was only 1 year old at the time.
On legal paper, 8.5" x 13.5" unframed, with a fold at the 10" line leaving a nice display area of 8.5" x 10" with 2 paper punch holes at the top for placement in legal binder. Deputy Leach signature and certificate date in blue ink as is Judge Elmer D. Doyle’s signature at the 10" line; Immediately after Doyle's signature at the 10th inch
of the paper, with Doyle's signature slightly folded (buy can be unfolded
for framing or display. In plastic slip jacket. Excellent Condition.
FWIW: The Di Maggio Wedding Certificate sold at auction for $123k. That's how much collectors love the story and the celebrities involved. Ken Goldin of Golding Auctions used this quote at the time Goldin Auctions achieved the 123k sale " Despite the divorce, they remained friends until her death in 1962 from a drug overdose, and DiMaggio had roses delivered to her grave every week after her death until he died in 1999, according to the Post.". Of course, the Wedding Certificate was the sole, personal document issued on the day of their marriage (Jan 14, 1954), and Weddings are more glamorous than divorces, and of course the Divorce Certificate is just an official contemporary copy, but Gees!
Book: Travels Round the World in the Years 1767,1768, 1769, 1770,1771 by
Monsieur de Pages, Translated from the French Volume 1 (only) of a 3 Vol Set Date/Period: 2nd Edition, London: J. Murray 1792-1793. 8vo. First Volume ONLY
Measurement: 8 vo.5 5/8" x 8 3/8" 300 numbered pages
Material: Rebound in brown calf.
Condition: Very readable. Pages clean, Overall nice, refreshed copy
Additional Information: Monsieur Pierre Marie Francois de Pages was a French
naval officer and world traveler adventuring through North America. Later, de Pages
accompanied an expedition towards the South Pole in 1773-4 and towards the North
Pole in 1776
Satirical Print, A Coat of Arms for a Stamp on Income, 1798, RARE
Lettered with title, text within, artist's name and publishing details: ‘Pub by
SW Fores, Dec. 20. 1798, No 50, Piccadilly - Folio's of Caracatures [sic] lent
out for the Evening' Date/Period: 1798
Measurement: Plate: 12.25” by 9.5”
Material: Etching on paper
Condition: Good, small paper loss at upper right margin; loss at bottom right
margin…some toning as depicted.
Additional Information: A lion with the head of William Pitt the Younger and a unicorn
with that of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount of Melville support the escutcheon framing the
vignette showing a family seated at dinner that is interrupted by a tax-collector (left). He
carries off a large pudding, a banner overhead reads, "Tax on Income", to the dismay of
husband, wife, and three children only a small slice of pudding is left on the dish… Pitt
says: "Give all thou cans't \ And let me dream the rest;" [Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard']
Within Dundas banner: "Man wants but little here below, \ Nor wants, that little long!"
[Young's 'Night Thoughts'.] Surmounting the crest is a lean 'Fortunatus's Purse' and 'Wishing Cap'; these rest on a cushion inscribed 'Value \ Above what you are Worth \
Nothing'. Pitt and Dundas stand on a scroll reading: 'BLESSED IS HE THAT
EXPECTETH NOTHING. – FOR HE SHALL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED’.
Book: Eneas Africanus, by Harry Edward Stillwell Date/Period: 1928 Printing by J W Burke Macon, Georgia.
One of several reprints of the 1920 original
Measurement: 5" x 6 7/8” 47 numbered pages
Material: Green Marbled Board Cover
Condition: Inscribed "Betty Bentsen 1925" in ink on title page. (inscription pre-dates
printing). Some shelf wear and signs of use.
Additional Information: Harry Stillwell Edwards (1855-1938) was an American
journalist, novelist, and poet, born at Macon, Georgia. He studied law at Mercer
University, Macon, and graduated in 1877. He was assistant editor and editor of Macon
journals (1881-1888), gaining distinction as a writer of dialect stories. This book
represents classical Southern Racist Views of the 19th Century, and although culturally
significant, may be found offensive to most.
Children's Book: Old Grand-Papa and Other Poems Date/Period: Early Printing, 1th half 19th C. from the Original 1812
Measurement: 4 1/8” by 6.5”
Material: Cloth cover. Hand colored woodcuts.
Condition: Missing and half missing pages, significant wear from use, Still, a copy
worthy of restoration including cleaning, replacing missing pages, etc.
Additional Information: Considered an important social statement, and as such is
Researcher Special: 18th & 19th Century Clipped
24 clipped autographs, unsearched or researched. Appear to be late 18th, early 19th C.
Names include Bernard Henry, Thomas Oxnard, Josh Dodge, John Mahieu, etc. See
scans and determine your interest. Consignor claimed an association with T. Jefferson,
possibly an ambassador. Yours to figure out. Look over the clips to decide. I am afraid
we will not be able to answer questions on this lot. Interesting looking lot! (We have
four pages of related information that will accompany the lot)
Condition: Cut as expected, but no major issues.
Western Expansion: 1857 Presidential Land Grant
Unframed 16 x 10 document for land in Michigan. Document ink has lightened, but readable by
someone with great eyes and some magnification. Signed by James Buchanan as President (sect?)
with appropriate counter signatures. An affordable way to own a presidential document
Parker Gun Four Page Fold over Promotion and Price List, Parker Shotguns
On back page, Carlin and Fulton, Baltimore Maryland (Retailers)
July 1, 1878
(Very good condition; 8.75 by 10.25")
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