Rare Americana, including California & the West

PBA Galleries
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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Bond of the County of Yuba 1860s

Single sheet bond. Illustrated with 4 vignettes. With 14 of the original 31 coupons still present. 39x41 cm (15x16"). Bond #227, for the sum of $500 in the name of M. Beumagim & Co., a banking firm in Marysville, CA at the time. The bond is signed by the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and D.C

Los #: 121

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Travel brochures for California and Oregon

6 volumes. Illustrated from photographs, maps, etc. Various sizes. Illustrated wrappers. A selection of profusely illustrated travel brochures for California and Oregon, largely distributed by various railway companies. Includes: Souvenir Time Table, Great Rock Island and Alerta Lea Routes

Los #: 122

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Murder, poppies, and property management during the California Gold Rush

18 handwritten pages. 13x7.5 cm. (5¼x3 in.) Printed wrappers. Miners' letter from Negbaur & Co. Handwritten letter from an Emmett [?] Hyde in Sacramento to his brother, dated March 29, 1853. Includes commentary about the Railroad company digging a ditch on his brother's property renting a house

Los #: 123

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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1849 Boston letter about a disappeared Forty-Niner

Autograph Letter Signed. 1pg.+stampless address leaf. To Henry Jessop, New York. “…We are sorry to report that Det Edwards has gone suddenly to California… his property is ample to pay [his debts]…Edwards was in good credit with all parties here… and no reason is assigned for his sudden departure

Los #: 124

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Letter from a Forty-Niner

4 handwritten pages. 24.5x20 cm. (9½x7¾ in.) Self-enveloping. Letter from Daniel Hardy to Daniel Carr of Bradford, New Hampshire concerning Hardy's experience in the first year of the California Gold Rush. Hardy sailed from Boston to San Francisco (a voyage taking 189 days), arriving September 9th

Los #: 125

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Fort Vigilant Califonia lettersheet 1856

Two lithographed views on p.1 of a conjugate lettersheet; on p.4 is printed "Constitution and Address of the Vigilance Committee." On green wove paper. 28x42 cm (11x16½"). This is the issue that does NOT include the "Noisy Carier's [sic] Book & Stationery Co." caption at lower left. Baird 83; Peters

Los #: 126

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Lithograph of San Francisco in 1851

Lithograph on blue wove paper. Image 13x40 cm (5x15¾"), matted. View of San Francisco "from Nob Hill east to bay; Telegraph Hill, left; Methodist church, center foreground," issued as a pictorial lettersheet, with lower half of the lettersheet cut off. Publisher's address is "California St. corner

Los #: 127

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Inscribed photograph of SF mayor/CA governor James Rolph, 1928

12½x10 signed photograph. Photograph inscribed to Charles R. Strangberg,a pastry chef at the Hotel St. Francis, by James Rolph (1869-1934), longest serving mayor of San Francisco and 27th Governor of California

Los #: 128

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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California advertising brochures

6 volumes. Profusely illustrated from photographs, maps, etc. Various sizes. Illustrated wrappers. A selection of scarce, profusely illustrated brochures on various California locales. Includes: San Jose Chamber of Commerce. San Jose (San Hosay), Santa Clara County California. 36 pp. Wright Printing

Los #: 129

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Brownshasta Ranch, Mount Shasta City

[28] pp. Illustrated throughout from photographs and artwork. (Oblong 8vo), illustrated wrappers. Very scarce and elaborate brochure on the 1500 arce Brownshast Ranch in Northern California which was for sale at the time. Only 1 copy located at OCLC, and no previous auction records were found. The

Los #: 130

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Five volumes on the mapping of California

5 volumes. Illustrated. Various bindings. First Editions. A selection of works on the mapping of California. Two of the volumes are signed by the authors. includes: Creason, Glen. Los Angeles In Maps. Foreword By D.J. Waldie. Glossy boards, illustrated dust jacket. Signed by Creason on the title

Los #: 131

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Early California family's letters incl. the Civil War, 1855-1865

12 letters and postal covers dated 1855-1865 (two letters and covers do not match) 12 family letters detailing early life in California. Charles Snow, previously of Massachusetts, was in California by 1852. His son Charles Henry Snow joined him there by 1855. Their mining efforts in El Dorado County

Los #: 132

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Scarce history of missions in California

[3]-238, [9] pp. (8vo) 15.5x9.5 cm (16¼x3¾"), modern quarter morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands. A translation of Histoire Chrétienne de la Californie, par Madame la comtesse de ***. Written by a certain Madame la Contesse de..., whose identity has remained unknown, this

Los #: 133

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Huntington Lake Lodge rare brochure

Single sheet folding out into 8 panels, printed on both sides. Illustrated from numerous photographs, road map. Folded: 16x7.5 cm (6¼x3"). Rare and profusely illustrated brochure for the Huntington Lake Lodge, including an auto road map of the area

Los #: 134

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Baja California for sale 1886

39 pp. With fold-out map. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8¾x5½"), original printed wrappers. First Edition. From the library of B.A. Stephens, journalist, reporter, and editor for several Los Angeles newspapers of the era. First Edition of this scarce land promotion touting the economic opportunities to be found

Los #: 135

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Handbook to California 1888

206, [2] pp, Illustrated from wood engravings and photographs throughout; folding map. 21x16 cm (8¼x6¼"), original pictorial wrappers. Scarce, well-illustrated guide to California, chock full of information about the scenery, attractions, resources, towns, cities, and more. There are sections on the

Los #: 136

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Bridge across the San Joaquin River, 1924

Blue line plan with maps. Sheet size: 54.5x74.5 cm (21½x29½"). Blue line plan of the bridge, with a location map showing where it was to be built, and a key map of the San Francisco Bay Area north to Sacramento and Marysville. The Delta Bridge Corporation was formed in December 1922, and in 1923 was

Los #: 137

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Millennial Harbinger with 1831 anti-Mormon essay

Monthly, unbroken run, Volume I, Number 1 (January 4, 1830) to Volume II, No. 12 (Dec. 5, 1831). Volume I with Millenial Harbinger Extras nos. 1 & 2 bound at end followed by the index; Volume II with index at end included in the pagination, followed by Millenial Harbinger Extra no. 3. [2], 576, 88

Los #: 138

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Inscribed to Willis Polk

[4] vii-xiii, [9], 231 pp. With frontispiece map. 8x6¼, cloth-backed pictorial boards stamped in gilt, green and dark maroon, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Inscribed with the author's signature: "Mr. Willis Polk. Compliments of the author. Chauncey L. Canfield San Francisco, February 4th

Los #: 139

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Diary of a Forty-Niner, 1906

[4] vii-xiii, [9], 231 pp. With frontispiece map. 8x6¼, cloth-backed pictorial boards stamped in gilt, green and dark maroon, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. .An edition of 2000 copies, of which 1200 were burned in the San Francisco fire of 1906. Ownership mark on front pastedown

Los #: 140

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Five works on on the mapping of America

6 volumes. Illustrated from maps, facsimiles, etc. Various sizes and bindings. A selection of works on the mapping of America. Includes: Ehrenberg, Ralph E. Mapping the West with Lewis & Clark. Red cloth stamped in gilt, pictorial cover label. Sitll in publisher's shrinkwrap. Delray Beach, Florida

Los #: 141

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Gustave Bergenroth: A Memorial Sketch

xvi, 315 pp. 7½x5, period full calf with repairs to spine ends and joints, tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped device on covers, all edges marbled. First Edition. Bergenroth, a German national and political activist, fled to California in 1850 in the face of anti-Socialist political pressure

Los #: 142

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Catlin's N. American Indians with laid-in signature, 1842

2 volumes. viii, 264 pp.; viii, 266 pp. Many illustrated plates, maps (including 1 folding). (8vo) rebound in half brown morocco and pebbled purple cloth, in slipcase. With author's signature on slip of paper, laid-in. Third Edition. Important study of the American Indians by artist and

Los #: 143

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Catlin's North American Indians 2nd ed. 1841

2 volumes. viii, 264 pp.; viii, 266 pp. Illustrated with 309 engravings on 175 plates from the original paitnings by Catlin, plus 3 engraved maps (1 folding). 23.5x15.5 cm. (9¼x6 in.), half calf with marbled boards and cover plate of the Settle Library Society in Yorkshire, spine titled and ruled in

Los #: 144

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Splendide Californie! Signed by the author

Foreword by James McClatchy. Profusely illustrated from paintings, prints, facsimiles, etc., mostly in color. (Small folio) original green cloth, color pictorial cover label, paper spine label, publisher's slipcase. One of 450 copies designed and printed under the supervision of The Yolla Bolly

Los #: 145

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Solemn Protest of the Choctaw Nation 1870

21 pp. (8vo), original wrappers; housed in blue cloth folding chemise, black morocco and blue cloth slipcase with gilt lettered spine. First Edition. Rare pamphlet addressing the Choctaw Nation's protest of laws concerning Indian territories proposed by the United States

Los #: 146

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Human Cannonball at Ringling Bros. Circus

24 pp. including self-wrapppers. Profusely illustrated from phtographs & drawings. 27.3x20 cm (10¾x8"), pictorial wrappers. Marvelous review of the archetypal American circus, featuring among other acts "The One and Only Original Hugo Zacchini, 'The Human Projectile,' a living person shot through

Los #: 147

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Civil war ms. map of Shiloh region

Executed in brown ink on laid paper. 19x23.5 cm (7½x9½", encapsulated. Rare hand-drawn map of a key area of the western theater of the war, where the Battle of Shiloh was fought, bisected by the Tennessee River, crossed by several railroads. Identified are roads, rivers, river towns, railroad lines

Los #: 148

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Civil War era photograph album

20 photographic and illustrated cards, including two tin types. 14x11 cm. (5½x4¼ in.), blind stamped blue cloth with metal clasp, all edges gilt. Includes several illustrated and photo cards of Civil War notables (the Lincolns, U.S. Grant, Gen. Sheridan, and others) as well as numerous photos of

Los #: 149

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman

2 volumes. 405; 409 pp. Large folding map in rear endpaper pocket of Volume II, as issued. 8½x5½, original blue cloth, stamped in black and gilt, supplied slipcase. First Edition. The two volumes record Sherman's experiences from his early years in the California Gold Rush through the bloody Civil

Los #: 150

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019