Rare Americana, including California & the West

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1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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Datum der Auktion: 02.05.2019

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Marvels of the New West, 1891

xxxvi, 715, [1] pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings. 24x15.5 cm. (9½x6 in.), original green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, beveled edges, all edges marbled. The marvels of Nature (Yosemite, Yellowstone), Race (i.e. ethnology), Enterprise (railroads, etc.), Mining, Stock-Raising, and

Los #: 383

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Maps and Charts of the United States Coast Survey, inscribed by Bache

60 electrotyped folding maps, each with a notice at the top: "Printed under Authority of an Act of Congress of the United States of June 3d 1844 by direction of the treasury Department A. D. Bache Superintendent Coast Survey." 30.5x28 cm. (12x11 in.), ½ black leather with marbled boards, marbled

Los #: 388

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Naval Aviation Training Schools Ground School Course 1925

370 pp. Illustrated from photographs, charts, fold-out plan. (4to), original brad bound flexible black cloth. Laid in is a small general information pamphlet issued by the U.S. Naval Receiving Barracks in San Francisco. Scarce. No previous auction records could be found, only 1 physcial copy located

Los #: 389

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Letter of Amerigo Vespucci, 1926

Introduction by Oscar Lewis. Illustrated with a hand-colored title page map, decorative initials, head and tail pieces adapted by Valenti Angelo from contemporary sources. (4to), 31x22.5 cm (12¼x8¾"), full vellum, hand-lettered spine, slipcase. No. 10 of 250 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. The

Los #: 391

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Rare blueprint map of Fidalgo Island Washington 1872

Blueprint map. 74.5x63 cm (29¼x24¾"). Rare map of Fidalgo Island, named after the Spanish explorer and cartographer Salvador Fidalgo who explored the area in 1790. Settlement peaked in the 1850s due to the Fraser River Gold Rush and in 1890 due to speculation that the area would become a terminus of

Los #: 396

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Indian wars chronology with laid in letter

[6], 141 pp. Frontispiece portrait from a photo of the author in 3rd U.S. Infantry uniform. 8vo. Pebbled blue cloth, front cover lettered in gilt. First Edition. Laid in is a signed letter on "Winners of the West" stationery from George W. Webb to Mr. Robert Bruce regarding a future issue of the

Los #: 397

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Signed by R.S. Williamson

40 pp. With eleven plates (one in color). Of the 11, Plate 1 is a folding map of Entrance to San Francisco Bay.Title page vignette. (4to) 29.1x23.3 cm (11½x9¼") original purple cloth lettered on cover in gilt. First Edition. Signed with the inscription "To the Odd Fellows' Library with the

Los #: 406

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Los Gringos: Or, an Inside View of Mexico and California

xvi, 453 pp. 7½x5¾, original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. The author, a lieutenant in the United States Navy, served in the Mexican War, and his narrative includes accounts of the battles of San Pascual, San Gabriel and La Mesa, Fremont, Monterey, the town of Yerba Buena, the

Los #: 407

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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WWI Handbook of Aircraft Armament w/foldout plans

96 pp. Illustrated from photographs, plans and diagrams, 3 large folding, one in color. Title page printed in red and blue. (8vo) 21.5x15 cm (8½x6"), original brad bound tan buckram. Scarce WWI Handbook of Aircraft Armament in original binding, marked "Confidential" on the front cover. Foldout

Los #: 410

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Instructions for internment of Japanese Americans during WWII

22½x14in. Broadside. Original public military notice from the Western Defense Command and Fourth Army Wartime Civil Control Administration. Dated May 5, 1942 for an evacuation on May 11, 1942. The notice outlines an area (approx. San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood) from which Japanese Americans

Los #: 412

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Original handwritten diary kept aboard the U.S.S. Duluth (CL-87)

28 pp. 14 x 8 cm, blue spiral notebook. Original handwritten diary kept by Seaman 2/C - Radar-Man, Willard J. Wilson, aboard the U.S.S. Duluth (CL-87) which was a United States Navy Cleveland-Class light cruiser that served in World War Two. A personal account of the 3rd fleet during war time

Los #: 414

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Constitution of the proposed State of Wyoming

60, [4 blank] pp. (8vo) 21x14 cm (8¼x5½"), original wrappers; housed in blue cloth folder, blue cloth slipcase with gilt lettered spine. First Issue. Scarce, early first issue of the first Wyoming Constitution, complete in 60, rather than 61 pages; in both issues pp. 58-60 comprise the Address of

Los #: 417

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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SF History of Pacific Coast Metropolis 1st ed

2 volumes. Photogravure frontispiece, plates from photographs and facsimiles throughout; folding map. (4to) original three-quarter brown morocco and green cloth, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. No. 966 of an unspecified limited number of sets. First Edition. A fine and

Los #: 418

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Map of Berkeley highlighting Northbrae Properties, 1917

Map printed in red & black. 59x53 cm (23¼x20¼"). Cadrastral map showing tracts and highlighting the Northbrae Properties in red. Covers Albany and adjacent parts of Emeryville. Includes street index. OCLC/WorldCat lists only four copies: the California State Library; Oakland Public Library; Stanford

Los #: 422

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Market St. Railway Co. employee portraits, 1897

Large mounted albumen photograph comprised of 283 thumbnail photos of the employees of Market St. Railway Co.'s Mission System, Division "C", the photograph is mounted onto a printed board with an index of names. Photo: 52x43 cm (20¾x17"), board: 28x21½"). The Market Street Railway Company was a

Los #: 424

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Mystery Print of the Golden Gate

Color printed view of the Golden Gate Bridge

Los #: 425

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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1875 receipt from San Francisco boot business

4¾x8½". C. & P. H. Tirrell & Co. were manufactureres, importers and dealers in boots and shoes located at 419 Clay Street, between Sansome and Battery

Los #: 427

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Cabinet card of Jonathan Swift, writer and California politician

6½x4¼in. Sepia toned cabinet card. Black border. Gilt beveled edges. Back of card states tat it was taken by L. Suzuki, Photographer, Kudanzaka Tokio and Masagocho Yokohama, Japan. Back signed by Swift. John Franklin Swift was an American politician and writer who was primarily based in San

Los #: 429

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Panoramic Photograph of Hawaiian military, 1935

66 x 10 in. Dated September 2, 1935. Includes embedded photo "Congressmen in Whose Honor Review was Held." E.O. Goldbeck Photo no. 3307-A. National Photo & News Service. San Antonio, TX

Los #: 435

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Patriotic Ode Resurrected for the Civil War

One loose sheet. (4to). An early patriotic ode resurrected for the North at the start of the Civil War, by Ross & Tousey, publishers, strong supporters of the Union cause. Robert Treat Paine (1773-1811), was a poet and lawyer. His song Adams ad Liberty was perhaps the most popular political song of

Los #: 443

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Richard Nixon Memoirs signed

xii, 1120 pp. Black & white photographs.(8vo) original blue cloth with gilt titles, matching slipcase. First Edition. Signed by President Nixon on signature leaf inserted at front, as issued

Los #: 444

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Scarce study of California Indians

[3]-57 pp. 20.4x15 cm (8x6"), red boards. One of 100 copies. Scarce study of the aboriginal peoples of ancient California by the 19th century Mexican historian, covering the practices, tradition, languages, land, art, etc.as related by missionaries. The title page is dates 1950, but OCLC/WorldCat

Los #: 445

Schätzpreis: 10 $ - 100 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Atkinson's Secret of Mental Magic 1st ed.

380 + [3] ad pp. (Oblong 12mo) 11.5x15 cm (4½x6"), original bown cloth stamped in black. First Edition. The true first edition, preceding the London publication. William Walker Atkinson was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Abdy's tour of American prisons in the 1830s

3 vol. xii, 395 pp.; viii, 415 pp.; viii, 408 pp. Half-titles present. (12mo) 19x11.5 cm (7½x4½"), cloth spine, original boards, paper spine label. First Edition. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB), little is known of his life or work before or after publication of this

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Ansel Adams Natural-Light Photography, signed

23x15 cm. (9x6 in.), orange cloth with dust jacket, in slipcase. Fifth Printing. Signed by Ansel Adams on the title page

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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1835 Four Letters by a Tennessee Slave Trader

4 Autograph Letters Signed. Nashville, Tenn., March 22, April 28, June 6 and 15, 1835. 9 pp. total. To Samuel Logan, Abingdon, Virginia. Written over a three-month period, Meek detailed his business practices and strategies, giving advice to partners and agents about the advantages of purchasing

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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1831 No.Carolina slave permitted to carry a gun, Document Signed

Manuscript Document Signed. Aug. 20, 1831. 1pg.; also signed by witness John H. Hardee. Remarkably, this document was signed just one day before the bloody Nat Turner revolt broke out in Virginia, an uprising of slaves and free Blacks that sent chills down the backs of southern slave owners. In the

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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1843 Legal battle over a Virginia slave and her children

Autograph Document Signed. 1pg., docketed on verso by Richard Perkins Jr. A chilling example of legal battles in the antebellum South over ownership of enslaved African-Americans After Mary Gells married Constantine Perkins in 1837, the couple lived in Arkansas for a year until the husband "in a fit

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes 1868

371, + [8] ad pp. Portrait frontispiece. (8vo) 7¼x5, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. After purchasing the freedom of her son and herself, she was employed as a dressmaker in the home of Jefferson Davis and then by Abraham Lincoln, while in the White House. Institutional

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Captain Canot; Or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

xvii, 448, + [12] ad pp. Frontispiece and additional illustrated frontispiece. (8vo) 19x13 cm(7½x5¼") brown cloth, spine gilt. First Edition. This is the first issue with page 191 misprinted as '19

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019