Rare Americana, including California & the West

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Datum der Auktion: 02.05.2019

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Ansel Adams Yosemite and the Range of Light, with signed card

Introduction by Paul Brooks. Illustrated throughout from black & white photographs by Ansel Adams. (Oblong folio) linen-backed cloth, pictorial jacket. First Edition. Laid in booklet "Ansel Adams: The Museum Set" and two photo cards, advertising an event at the Roxburghe Club in San Francisco, in an

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Hampton and Its Students, 1st Ed.

256 pp. Illustrated. Folding frontispiece. Original brick gilt-lettered cloth. Spine lettered in gilt: "Hampton and Its Students / With the Slave Songs." First Edition. Story, mission, progress, and multiple descriptions and viewpoints of life at the Hampton Institute for African- and Native

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Child, An Appeal in Favor of...Americans Called Africans, 1836

216 pp. Illustrated with 2 plates. (8vo) 18.5x11 cm (7¼x4¼") original blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt spine. Second Edition. Lydia Maria Francis Child, was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and opponent of American

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Free Colored Seamen - Majority and Minority Reports

58 pages. (4to) disbound. 27th Congress, 3rd Session, House of Representativess. Rep. No. 80

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Pseudo-scientific support of slavery, 1868

xvi, [17]-339, 60, [6] ad pp. 6 color plates. (8vo), 7¼x4¾ in., blue cloth with spine stamped in gilt. Second Edition. Virulently racist treatise first published as Negroes and Negro "Slavery" and later republished under this title, with plates added and references to miscegenation removed. John H

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Reports of the Governor of Alaska for the Fiscal Years 1886-88, 1890

4 vol. 53 pp.; 63 pp.; 56 pp. with large folding map; 31 pp. 22x14 cm. (8¾x5½ in.) disbound, all edges marbled. Scarce early Alaskan reports

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Anson's Voyage 2nd Ed 1748 Octavo Issue

Compiled from Papers and Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his Direction, by Richard Walter, M.A., Chaplain of his Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. [24], 548 pp. With 3 folding copper-engraved charts. (8vo) 20.3x12 cm (8x4¾"), period full calf

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Camps in the Rockies, 1883

vi, 3-438 +[4] ad pp. With wood engravings and a foldout colored lithograph map. (8vo) original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Second Edition. Six months of "camping-out" in the West, hunting bighorn, & wapiti, visiting the canyons of the Colorado and the Teton Basin, and experiencing

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Life of David Belden, 1891

472 pp. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece. 10x6, original brown cloth dec. & lettered in gilt. First Edition. Born in Connecticut in 1832, Belden went to California in 1853. He served on the Nevada County Court from 1857 to 1861, in the State Senate from 1865 to 1868, and on the District and

Los #: 41

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Qull Pen belonding to Calif. Judge David Belden

Quill pen. 24 cm (9½") long. With Old 2-part box on which iw a paper label stating the provenance. Pen that belonged to notable California jurist David Belden (1832-1888), who arrived in the Golden State in 1853, reading law at Marysville, and began practicing in Nevada City in 1855. Elected county

Los #: 42

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A Collection of The Sufferings of The People Called Quakers, 1753

2 volumes. lv, 767 pp.; 638, [10] pp. (Folio), 32x20 cm. (12½x8 in.), full calf sewn on raised bands with gold and red morocco spine labels, spines titled and ruled in gilt. Sabin 66921

Los #: 44

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Letters from Illinois, Morris Birkbeck 1818

xvii, [1], 126 pp. 2 folding maps by John Melish, 1 with Birkbeck's route in red. (12mo) 15.5x9.4 cm (6¼x3¾"), bound in original tan and blue paper boards, paper spine label, as issued, untrimmed. Second Edition. Series of 22 letters written from the then Western frontier of Illinois by English

Los #: 46

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 1st ed

Cloth-backed boards, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition, Second State. First edition of the modern classic, covering the history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century

Los #: 54

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Large wall map of towns south of Oakland, CA

Blue-line wall map. 122x155 cm (61x48") plus margins, mounted on linen backing, wooden rollers at top and bottom. Very large, detailed, and surprisingly rare wall map of the East Bay communities south of Oakland. Amended in color manuscript to show the Key System of transit options, with legend

Los #: 62

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Subdividing Altadena in early 1920s

[8] pp. including self-wrappers. Illustrated from photographs; double-page bird's-eye view sketch; cadastral map on rear wrapper. 27.5x19.5 cm (10¾x7¾"), color pictorial wrappers. Atractive promotional brochure from the early 1920's for the community approximately 14 miles from the downtown Los

Los #: 63

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Big Bear Lake c. 1938

6 panel pamphlet that unfolds to a large single sheet. Illustrated from photographs, 2 panel map. Folded: 23x10 cm (9x4"), collr illustrated wrappers. Rare pamphlet on Big Bear Valley, California. When unfolded, one side of the pamphlet features a montage of photographs showing people engaged in

Los #: 66

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Blueprint map of Pittsburg, Calif. 1912

Blueprint map. 43x74 cm (17x29"). Rare blueprint map of the waterfront of the industrial suburb in Contra Costa County, California on the southern shore of the Suisun Bay. Located are several business, docks, railroad lines, the residential section, etc. There are a few light pencil notations which

Los #: 68

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Elaborated Los Angeles promotional booklet, 1929

32 pp. Illustrated from photographs, drawngs, maps, bird's-eye views, etc., some color. 27.5x35.5 cm (19 ¾x14") color pictorial wrappers, sring tie. Elaborate promotional booklet on the burgeoning metropolis of greater Los Angeles, profusely illustrated including aerial views and maps, and pictorial

Los #: 73

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Mendocino County

[16] pp. Illustrated from photographs, map at rear. 15x11 cm (6x4½"), illustrated wrappers. Scarce illustrated brochure highlighting the opportunities that await in Mendocino County

Los #: 75

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Design for floats at Miller Lake CA pier

Measured drawing, pen-&-ink on paper. 58x92.5 cm (22¾x36½"). Designs for docks and floating piers at Miller Lake, likely the one in Stanislaus County, California

Los #: 76

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Scarce Modoc County California promotional

[96] pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs; folding may by Abbott M. Green, county surveyor. 15.3x23 cm (6x9"), color pictorial wrappers. Scarce promotional booklet for the sparsely populated county in the far northeast corner of California. OCLC/WorldCat lists seven copies

Los #: 77

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Map of Oakland California harbor 1914

Blue line map. 57x127 cm (22½x61¾"). Rare map of the Oakland harbor, the inner portion facing the island of Alameda. Accompanied by smaller a blue line map showing a larger scale view of a portion of the quay wall between Market and Washingt on streets, with ink notations indicating ongoing

Los #: 79

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Redlands: The Radiant Garden Spot of California 1914

Unpaginated. Photomechanical reproductions of photographs of Redlands and accompanying text. (8vo), blue illustrated wrappers printed in dark blue. Includes images of birds'-eye views, mountain views, railway station, inns, churches, schools, University of Redlands, library, opera house, municpial

Los #: 84

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Richmond's Ellis Landing with bird's-eye map

Folding brochure. Illustrated from photographs; large bird's-eye view/map; 2 maller maps. Overall 46x61 cm k(18x24"), folding to 23x10 cm (9x4"). Rare promotional brochure for Richmong, California, as it sought to become a major industrial hub and a residential center as well. Ellis Landing

Los #: 85

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Blueprints for M St. Bridge wharfs in Sacramento

Blueprint plans. Each approx. 47x62 cm (18½x24½"). Produced by the Office of City Engineer, City of Sacramento, Department of Public Works. Includes: Concrete Wharf Structure Adjoining M St. Bridge. Concrete Wharf Super-Structure Adjoining "M" St. Bridge. Sheet 1. Concrete Wharf Super-Structure

Los #: 89

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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1910 Photo, San Francisco Twin Peaks Tunnel organizers

14½x19½” photograph, on 20x26” backing board, of a group of seven men - W.B.Bush, Louis H. Peterson, A.G.Allen, Charles T. McEnery, C.F.Adams, Henry Becker, and George S. Long – captioned in ink, “Twin Peaks Tunnel Improvement Convention Organizers, April 18, 1910”. This photograph represents the

Los #: 92

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Color panoramic photographs of San Francisco 1906-1914

Photochromic panoramic views of San Francisco. Each measuring 13.7x90 cm (5¼x35½").. Includes: "The Burning City, San Francisco, 10 A.M. April 18th 1906." No photographer or publisher information. Residue of spill on left; edgewear; otherwise very good. "The Ruins of San Francisco, May 1906." 2

Los #: 93

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Map No. 2 of SF Tide Lands to be sold at auction 1869

Photostatic reproduction (?) on paper of original George H. Baker lithographed map. 56x29 cm (22x11½"). Linen-backed and attached to wooden dowels for hanging. Detailed map of tide lands "to be sold at auction by order of the Board of Tide Land Commissioners by Talbert & Leet. Sale to commence

Los #: 94

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Precinct maps of San Francisco, 1932

Set of 10 (of 14?) color maps. 85x85 cm (33½x33!") or smaller, loose. Color maps showing streets, precincts and house numbering systems. OCLC/WorldCat lists only one set of these maps, a set of 14 at the California Historical Society. The election year of 1932 was, of course, pivotal, ushering in

Los #: 97

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Bird's-eye view of gold rush San Francisco

Color lithographed bird's-eye view. 32.8x80.8 cm (13x31¾") plus title and key in lower margin, on sheet 51x86 cm (20x33¾"), Panoramic view of the small city of San Francisco, buildings slowly creeping up the hills, boats crowding the harbor. Drawn and first published in 1849, with a number of 19th

Los #: 98

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019