Rare Americana, including California & the West

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Datum der Auktion: 02.05.2019

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Miners' payroll sheets 1916-17

50 carbon copy payroll sheets. Each 30x23 cm (12x9"). A collection of carbon copies of payroll sheets from the Alpha Mine Imperial Shaft. The sheets include payment amounts and descriptions of work done. With the impression of an official signature at the lower right corner of each sheet. Each sheet

Los #: 283

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Reports of the Smuggler-Union Mining Company, 1896-1899

4 vol. Staplebound wraps. Includes: Fifth Report (1896). 12 pp. 2 folding maps. Sixth Report (1897). 12 pp. 2 folding maps. Cover and text section both detached. Eigth Annual Report (1899). 11 pp. 4 folding maps. 4 maps Shareholder reports from the Smuggler-Union Mining Company, an important mineral

Los #: 284

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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The Lectures of Lola Montez, 1858

2-292 + 11 ad pp. Engraved fronitspiece portrait from a photograph. (12mo) 18.5x12.5 cm (7¼x5"), original blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. First Edition. With the ownership signature of Moore Sanborn, Pittsburgh, PA Sept. 9, 1919 on front flyleaf. Pasted to front endpapers is a

Los #: 287

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Indian Wars of the United States, from the Discovery in the Present Time, 1858

328, [32] ad pp. Profusely illustrated with 90 plates and 6 hand-colored plates as well as hand-colored frontispiece and half title, with small woodblock illustrations throughout. (8vo), 22.5x14 cm. (9x5¾ in.), rebacked leather, spine tooled in gilt. Sabin 50455 notes that the author is actually

Los #: 289

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Signed photo of Hopi Indian Burton Onsac

Silver photograph, signed by Burton Onsac in ink below image, and in the negative.14x9 cm (5½x3½"). Burton Onsac signs "Burton Onsac, Hopi Indian". Onsac was a friend of anthropologist Earle R. Forrest, and posed for many photographs by Forrest. It is not known if this is one of them

Los #: 293

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Proceedings of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, 1799

[5]-106 pp. (12mo), 19x11.5 cm. (7½x4½ in.), self-wraps. A scarce New Hamphire printing

Los #: 297

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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New York State Constitutional Convention 1894

Unpaginated. About 200 ledger pages filled out in manuscript, with more blank pages at the rear. 42x35 cm (16x13"), period half morocco and cloth, morocco cover label lettered in gilt. A ledger begun in 1894, listing members of the New York State legislature and other workers, with their handwritten

Los #: 298

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Route map from Rochester to Albany

[8] pp. text. With 6 illustration from photographs; 2 folding maps. 24x12.8 cm (9¼x5"), color pictorial wrappers. On the inside of the front wrapper is the printed statement, "This map book... charts a most carefully chosen road for touring through one section of the United States... indicates the

Los #: 300

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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A Fisherman's Paradise, privately printed

35 pp. Illustrated with plates from photos; wood-engraved initial. 8¼x6, gilt decorated and lettered green cloth, top edge gilt. Copy no. 98 of 150. This is an exerpt from "Another Catch," published posthumously and was sent to members of the St. Bernard Fish and Game Club of Cleveland - Bruns N 20

Los #: 301

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Californians in the Civil War

887 pp. (8vo) later ¾ morocco with red buckram, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, fresh endpapers. First Edition. "Contains regimental histories and military records of many thousands who went from California to take part in the civil war." - Cowan

Los #: 306

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Perry's Japan Expedition

Compiled by Francis L. Hawks. 3 volumes. xvii, [1], 537 pp.; [6], 414, [16], viii pp.; xliii, 705 pp. Vol. 1 illustrated with 88 plates, 2 folding plates, 4 maps, and 2 folding maps. Vol. 2 illustrated with 26 plates, 15 chart plates, and 12 folding maps. Vol. 3 illustrated with woodcut star charts

Los #: 310

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Photograph Album of a Grand Tour of Europe, 1914

Approx. 189 black and white photographs. 16x11 in., black leather album. Captioned photograph album depicting a wealthy American family on a tour of Europe. Stops include Normandy, Mont St. Michel, Munich, Malta, Sicily, Pompei, and Switzerland. Also features photographs of the S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm

Los #: 312

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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2 CdV studio photographs of Laura Dewey Bridgman

2 sepia-toned cdvs. 10.5x6 cm. and 9.5x6 cm. Cartes de visite studio potographs of Laura Dewey Bridgman of New Hampshire, the first deaf-blind person to receive an education. Portraits show Dewey seated, one features her reading

Los #: 313

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Pony Express! broadside, 1861

28x14.5 cm. (11x5¾ in.) Broadside. Advertisement for the Pony Express mail service, which operated from April 3, 1860 to October 1861, at the time the most direct way to send news from coast to coast

Los #: 315

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Herbert Hoover Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson Signed 1/500

(8vo) original tan cloth, original slipcase with pictorial spine and cover labels. No. 289 of 500 copies. First Edition. Signed by Hoover at the limitation statement, as issued

Los #: 323

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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U.S. railroad guide 1850

160 pp. Folding map. 10.4x7.8 cm (4x3"), original printed wrappers. Rare pocket-size mid-19th century transportation guide. The map shows New England on one side, and New York City on the other. The map is glued to the inside of the front wrapper, affecting part of the New York map. OCLC/WorldCat

Los #: 331

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Revolutionary War Era Geman-Language manuscript from New York

[112] ff. + [15 (blank)] ff. Laid watermarked paper. Approx. [221] manuscript pages, partly paginated 3-81. Full sheep. Frakturownership inscription. Partly disbound, housed in a custom archival box. Eighteenth-century German-language manuscript fair copy or outline of a twenty-six chapter religious

Los #: 335

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Signed loan document, Pennyslvania 1785

Single page manuscript document, signed. 32x20 cm (12½x8"). Document of a loan, dated December 16, 1785, between Barnet Sigman (of the Sixth Company of the Second Batalion of Northampton Militia) and Hendrick Zabrisky, in the sum of thirty pounds. The document is witnessed and signed by two

Los #: 336

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Across America, 1st Ed. with folding map

xx, [21]-503 pp. Illustrated with 8 plates including frontispiece. Folding map. (12mo), 19x12.5 cm. (7½x4¾ in.), original green cloth pictorially stamped in black and gilt. First Edition. Author's account of travel across the United States and the west coast, with stops in Mexico and Panama

Los #: 339

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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The History of...the Christian People called Quakers, 1725

[10], 699, [20] pp. (Folio), 32x20 cm. (12½x8 in.), full brown calf, raised bands, ruled and titled in gilt, with later red cloth spine label. Second Edition, corrected. Sabin 79603

Los #: 343

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Proof of Voyage to CA ports in 1841-2

xxxii, 232 pp. Illustrated with 2 portraits of the author with tissue-guards; folding facsimile map. (8vo) advance reader's copy on different paper than the limited edition of 250, wrappers with printed paper spine label, supplied plexiglass sided slipcase. Proof copy for the finely printed

Los #: 351

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Expedition Down the Zuni & Colorado, 1854

198 pp. Illustrated with 79 lithographed plates, including 1 fold-out. 22.7x14.5 cm. (9x5¾"), original cloth, stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. The expedition, consisting of Sitgreaves, Lt. J.G. Parke, Dr. S.W. Woodhouse, R.H. Kern, with Major H.L. Kendrick in command of the escort and

Los #: 353

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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The Ladies' Philosophy of Love 1774

76 pp. 17.5x14 cm (7x5½), modern half morocco and marbled boards, new endpapers. First Edition. Rare volume of verse in which pastor Stearns enumerates "the moral qualities which render women amiable to the other sex

Los #: 362

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Uncle Tom's Cabin, with illustrations by george Cruikshank

xxiii, [1], 390, [1] ad pp. Frontispiece and 27 plates, illustrated by George Cruikshank. (8vo), 18.5x12 cm. (7¼x4¾ in.), ½ polished green calf with green cloth, spine tooled in gilt. First English Edition

Los #: 366

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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First Edition, First Printing Uncle Tom's Cabin

2 volumes. [iii]-x, [13]-312 pp.; [i]-iv, [5]-322, [2] blank pp. Three wood-engraved plates in each volume, title page vignettes. (8vo), 18.5x11.5 cm. (7¼x4½ in.), ¾ black leather with purple cloth, spine ruled and titled in gilt. First Edition, First Printing. In addition to being one of the most

Los #: 367

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Report on the Sutro Tunnel, 1872

[8], 988 pp. 9x5½, original gilt-lettered & stamped blue cloth (with gilt design of a miner), all edges gilt. First Edition. Elaborate production of Executive Document 15, 42nd Congress, 2nd Session, evidently intended for presentation to interested parties. In addition to recommending the federal

Los #: 371

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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History of the Public School System of California

246, [1] pp. Woodcut frontispiece of the first school house in San Francisco; six other full page plates. (8vo) original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Cowan, p. 627. Institutional marks on title page verso, Pacific-Union Club bookplate superimposed on early handwritten Rincon

Los #: 372

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Tanner's map of Mexico 1846

Folding engraved hand-colored pocket map, laid in period cloth folder. 63x79 cm (24½x30½"); folded: 15.5x9 cm (6x3¾"). Third Edition of this rare and important map of Mexico including the present southwest of the United States, detailed and well-engraved with bright coloring. Of each issue and

Los #: 374

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Taylor's California Life Illustrated, 1858

348 + [4] ad pp. Illustrated with 16 wood-engraved plates included in the pagination. 7¼x4¾, original blindstamped cloth, spine decorated & lettered in gilt. First Edition. Methodist minister, Taylor arrived in San Francisco by sea on September 21, 1849, and spent several years preaching among the

Los #: 376

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Three volumes on mapping Texas and the Southwest

3 volumes. Includes: Reinhartz, Dennis. The Mapping of the American Southwest. Cloth, jacket. Fine, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Texas A&M University Press, 1987. Virga, Vincent, and Don Blevins. Texas: Mapping the Lone Star State through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of

Los #: 378

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019