Sale 524: Fine Americana (564 Lots)
564 lots | 557 with images
January 16, 2014Live Auction
January 16, 2014Live Auction
Description: 132 pp. 24 lithograph plates by C.B. Graham; folding map. (8vo) modern half leather and cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. 30th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex. Doc. No. 23.Abert's report was included in Emory's Notes of a Military Reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth...to San Diego, also published in 1848, and the map was incorporated into Emory's large map. Graff 5; Howes A11; Rader 3344; Sabin 57; Wagner-Camp 143; Wheat Transmississippi map 532
Condition Report: Light foxing; near fine.View additional info
Description: 48 pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. (4to) gold wrappers illustrated with chickens & roosters.A catalog with price list of hens, contest winnings, breeding notes, and more.
Condition Report: A bit of surface wear at bottom corner of front wrapper; very good.View additional info
Description: Edited with an Introduction by Robert E. Daggy. Preface by David D. Cooper. Frontispiece facsimile manuscript leaf. 8vo. Black cloth with white cloth spine, spine lettered in black, pictorial slipcase from a photo taken by Merton in Alaska. No. 55 of 140 hand-numbered copies printed by Sandra Reese at the Turkey Press. First Deluxe Edition.Signed by the printer, Sandra Reese, in the colophon. Prospectus laid in.
Condition Report: Fine.View additional info
Description: Includes:Knopf, Adolph. Geology of the Seward Peninsula Tin Deposits. 1908.Moffit, Fred & J.B. Mertie. The Kotsina-Kuskulana District, Alaska. 1923.Mertie, J.B. & G.L. Harrington. The Ruby-Kuskokwim Region, Alaska. 1924.Together 3 volumes, original wrappers. With maps.Bulletins 358, 745, and 754 of the United States Geological Survey.
Condition Report: Some wear; very good.View additional info
Description: Illustrated with lithograph plates of fish; 11 chromolithograph plates of birds. (4to) original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.Number 2 (of five) volumes of the Arctic Series of Publications Issued in Connection with the Signal Service, U.S. Army.
Condition Report: Light wear; near fine.View additional info
Description: Various paginations. 8 hand-colored plates; 1 colored map; numerous woodcuts intext. (8vo) boards, gilt label. Illustrations by Bocourt et Ch. Mettais.
Condition Report: Head of spine chipped, light wear; foxing; very good.View additional info
Description: xxix, , 182 pp. (8vo) original plain wrappers, disbound. Housed in a custom chemise and morocco backed slipcase. One of 100 copies.Reprinted from the edition of Philadelphia, 1780.
Condition Report: Disbound, wrappers chipped; else good in a fine slipcase.View additional info
Description: Original oil painting on canvas, approximately 49x60 cm (19¼x23½"), framed. Overall 62x74 cm (24½x29"). Signed and dated at lower right.Charming scene of a mining operation on the side of a mountain, likely in Mexico or California. The artist, Hermina Arriola was born in Mexico in 1858. She was a daughter of the popular San Francisco portrait and landscape painter, Fortunato Arriola. She was a resident of San Francisco in 1870-79 and later of San Diego in 1908-16.
Condition Report: Unrestored, some soiling, small hole in canvas within the mining shed structure; very good, as found.View additional info
Description: , 485 pp. With hand-colored folding copper-engraved map. (8vo) 19x12.5 cm (7½x4¾") old half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather label. First Edition.The classic history of the Louisiana Territory, stretching from the Mississippi to the Pacific Northwest. Howes B115.
Condition Report: Light wear to binding, institutional stamps on half title and title page (obscured); short tear to map, light foxing; very good.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Illustrated. 2 maps. (8vo) original red cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. First Trade Edition.Among the best biographies of the Texas founder. Howes B137.
Condition Report: Some light wear and spotting to cloth, rear hinge starting; very good.View additional info
Description: 32 pp. With 5 folding lithographed maps. (8vo) removed from larger volume with remains of stitching on spine. First Edition.Significant and scarce report by the Commissioner appointed to ascertain the correct boundary between the United States and Mexico following the Mexican-American War and the acquisition by the U.S. of the American Southwest. Bartlett ended up being more generous to the Mexicans than was intended in Washington, and he allowed the boundary to be set forty-two miles north of El Paso. Because of Bartlett's error, the United States in 1853 had to negotiate the Gadsden Purchase, which set the boundary of New Mexico at 31°47' north latitude. The Gadsden Purchase, which transferred mainly desert lands to the United States, was viewed as essential for establishing a southern route for the transcontinental railroad. The five maps present are of portions of the border area. Howes B203.
Condition Report: Disbound, maps loosely attached, faint stain at top edge; very good.View additional info
Description:  pp. brochure. Illustrated with 4 photographs, one of Dat-So-La-Lee on page 1, and three photographs of baskets on pages 2 and 3. 9¼x6¼.An extremely rare brochure, with a photograph of Dat-So-La-Lee (name Louisa Keyser) (c.1850-1925), a renowned Washoe basket weaver who wove baskets for Abram Cohn's emporium, the Kit Carson Curio Store in Carson City, Nevada, for about thirty years. Originally the housekeeper for Abe Cohn and his wife, the Cohn's soon recognized Keyser's unusual talent for basket weaving and transformed a portion of their store into a curio shop for Native American basket weaving, where Keyser was the specialist. They patronized other Washoe and Native American basket weavers to compliment her work. Page 4 of the brochure touts Lake Tahoe's beauties. No copies of this brochure on OCLC / Worldcat.
Condition Report: Horizontal center crease; very good.View additional info
Description: Color lithographed tin beer serving tray from the Buffalo Brewing Co. in Sacramento for Bohemian Beer. The 16½x13½” oval tray shows a still life scene of fruit with a beer jug, surrounded by a floral border and gilt lettering of the Buffalo Brewing Co.
Condition Report: Some light surface crackling, otherwise bright and very good.View additional info
Description: Faux silver oval metal serving tray with Rainer Beer engraved on surface of the 12x16” tray. Scalloped edges.
Condition Report: Surface scratches on front and back, indicating use; else very good.View additional info
Description: Color lithographed tin beer serving tray from the Rainier Brewing co in Seattle. The 12” tray shows a post hunting scene of a Woodcock and Rabbit with a labeled beer bottle and a Rainier etched glass tumbler.
Condition Report: Very good condition with some very slight crackling on the tray surface.View additional info
Description: Color lithographed tin beer serving tray from the Ruhstaller Brewery in Sacramento for Gilt Edge Lager Beer. The 12” tray shows a duotone printed scene of partyers drinking beer from the bottles, printed by the H.D. Beach Co in Coshocton, Ohio.
Condition Report: Very good with only a couple of light surface scratches.View additional info
Description: Color lithographed tin beer serving tray from Wieland’s Brewery in San Francisco. The 10½x13” rectangular tray shows an elegant woman reading a letter “congratulations” with the Wieland’s logo and gilt lettering around the border.
Condition Report: A few surface scratches and some wear on the reverse, otherwise very good condition.View additional info
Description: Photographs by Linda Fry. Foreword by John Connally. (4to), half calf and cloth, gilt-lettered. No. 26 of 50 copies.Signed by Snidow at the limitation statement, which is calligraphically inked on the half title.
Condition Report: Faint scratches and scuffs to calf, a few tiny stains; else fine.View additional info
Description: 12 pp. 4 illustrations of 4 types of bicycles in catalog. 5½x3½ original blue wrappers with decorative front wrapper.Not the full catalog, but a smaller production, illustrating just 4 types of bicycles produced by Columbia Bicycles. Plus a few articles about bicycles such as "Why Should I Ride a Bicycle?" and "Why You Should Buy a Columbia."
Condition Report: Near fine.View additional info
Description: 247,  pp. Illustrations from photographs, etc. (4to) original blue cloth, stamped in gilt. No. 89 of 600 copies. First Edition.The second volume of Bohemian Club Annals, the first, covering the years 1872-1880, having been published two years prior. With the bookplate of former club President W.H.L. Barnes.
Condition Report: Spine leaning slightly, light wear at ends; very good.View additional info
Description: Volumes 1-3 (of eventually 4). 21 hand-colored engraved plates after T.R. Peale, A. Rider, and J.J. Audubon (one figure of plate 4) by A. Lawson. (Folio) Vol. 1, 37x28 cm. (14½x11"), modern brown morocco-backed cloth; Volumes 2 & 3, 37.5x30 cm. (14¾x11¾") old brown half morocco and cloth. First Edition.First edition of Bonaparte's continuation of Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology. This set has the rare first issue of vol. I, with the Mitchell imprint. Bonaparte originally conceived the work in three volumes, only publishing the fourth in 1833, some five years after Volume III. Zimmer 64; Bennett 16; Nissen IVB 116; Sabin 6264. Volumes 2 & 3 ex-library from the Field Columbian Museum Library, with embosses stamp on title pages and library name in gilt on spines.
Condition Report: Light wear to bindings; some foxing, offsetting, and mild soiling; very good.View additional info
Description: 11 volumes, including annual issues for 1838 (ex-library), 1840 (lacking color printing specimens from endpapers and half of folding map), 1845 (lacking map), 1847 (map tattered and with old repairs), 1851, 1853 (lacking map and a few leaves at front), 1854, 1855, 1862 (without map, as issued?), 1863 (without map, as issued?), 1867. All in original cloth bindings.A nice grouping of this popular almanac and city directory.
Condition Report: Some general wear and soiling in addition to the defects noted above; overall very good.View additional info
Description: Illustrations from photographs. (8vo) tan cloth, dust jacket. First Edition.Scarce.
Condition Report: Jacket lightly chipped, spine sunned; previous owner's name on flyleaf; fine in a very good jacket.View additional info
Description: Paintings by Wilson Hurley. 9½x11, full tan leather, cloth slipcase. No. 45 of 100 copies.Signed by the author and the artist at the limitation leaf.
Condition Report: Fine.View additional info
Description: 3 volumes. , lii, 395; , 460; , xxiv, 448 pp. Half titles present. Folding table in Vol. 2. Jacques Pierre Brissot de Warville (1754-1793) was a crusading revolutionary and journalist, publisher of numerous reformist books and articles. In 1788 he toured the United States for the anti-slavery cause and as agent for an investment scheme. Brissot died by the guillotine at the age of thirty-nine. Howes B784; Sabin 8035.
Condition Report: Bindings with some light wear; light foxing; very good.View additional info
Description: , xxxii, viii, 135 pp. 1 (of 2) folding maps. Lacking the map of Hygeia. (12mo) 19x11 cm (7½x4¼"), original cloth-backed boards, paper label on front. Custom chemise and cloth slipcase. First Edition.Short journal in which Bullock describes his journey from Mexico to England through New Orleans and up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to Cincinnati. He bought property on the Kentucky shores and later returned with his family to settle there. The second part of this volume is a reprint of the Drake and Mansfield description of Cincinnati. Clark Old South III:18; Graff 474; Howes B-950; Reese and Miles Creating America 76; Sabin 9139. Bookplate of Carl Bogardus.
Condition Report: Some wear to boards and spine, front hinge repaired, rear hinge cracked; lacking one map; foxing; very good.View additional info
Description: , 37,  pp. (8vo) disbound, later plain paper wrappers and stiff covers. First Edition.One of several editions published the same year. The letter, dated Oct. 23, 1779, occupies 20 pages. With Lord Barrington's letters conveying the King's wish that Burgoyne return to Boston & join the British troops he surrendered at Saratoga; Burgoyne's answer; Charles Jenkinson's letter informing Burgoyne that the King considered him negligent & had accepted his resignation. Howes B-962; Sabin 9251.
Condition Report: Stiff front wrapper (later) detached; light foxing and soiling within; very good.View additional info
Description: Map printed in red and black, surrounded by keys to locations. 27x45 cm. (10½x17¾") on sheet 48x61 cm. (19x24"); folding and set into original printed envelope.Rare map locating the residences of nearly some 150 stars in Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas, from Brian Aherne to Vera Zorina, with an additional 150 or so addresses given but not located. With the rare original envelope, on which is the title "Guide and Map with Home Addresses of Movie Stars..." OCLC/WorldCat lists only one example of this map for 1946 (with just a handful of later dates), and that is the Fall issue - the library is not located.
Condition Report: Fine or nearly so.View additional info
Description: 46 albumen views, mounted to the leaves of a period album. Album is full calf, stamped in gilt "Views of California" with gilt presentation stamping "Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Drew from G.H. Umbsen" on front, rebacked. Photographs approximately 5x7¾" or the reverse; captioned and numbered in the lower margins. Album page 6¾x10¼".An exceptional album of Taber prints. Includes views of Yosemite (Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, Half Dome, etc.), the bid trees at Calaveras, Mammoth Grove Hotel, San Francisco (Geary Street Cable Cars, Gov. Stanford's Residence, Sutro Heights, Cliff House, Fort Point, Lotta's Fountain, etc.), Hotel Del Monte, Monterey, Carmel Mission, Mt. Shasta, Surf Bathing at Santa Monica, Hotel del Coronado, Santa Barbara Harbor, and many others.Isaiah West Taber presided over one of the most successful photography businesses in America. Initially a portrait photographer, Taber became famous as an innovator of photographic styles and techniques and as a collector and publisher of fine scenic views.
Condition Report: Ripple to album pages; light foxing to mounts; very good.View additional info
Description: 148 pp. 16x11, printed front wrapper only.Six institutions house this periodical, including Stanford University and Huntington Library, according to OCLC Worldcat. Alphabetical list of residents of the county, with names, ages, birthplaces, occupations, residences, and place of naturalization.
Condition Report: Re-bound in tan wrappers with original front wrapper largel intact, with some soiling and some repaired tears on edges; internally good to very good.View additional info and full condition report
Description: 160 pp. Numerous illustrations from photographs; map on inside of rear wrapper. 17.2x11 cm. (6¾x4½"), wrappers.Descriptions of the numerous locales accessible by the California Northwestern Railway, running from Tiburon north to Willits, with branches to Guerneville, Sebastopol, and a few other places. The railroad was formed in 1898 and merged into the Northwestern Pacific Railway in 1907. Quite rare: OCLC/WorldCat lists only the copies at Stanford and UCLA.
Condition Report: Some staining and other wear to wrappers, else very good.View additional info
Description: Poster measuring 27x21 cm (10¾x8¼") that reads: "Wanted for Murder. Antone Reyes. A Mexican Peon; about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches in height, smooth shaves, has pox marks all over his face from small pox. Age about 25 years. Wore when he left here white colored hat turned down all around...He is a section hand and will be found around section house working on railroad track. Watch the section gangs at your place for him. We want him bad. If found, arrest, hold, and wire me at my expense. I hold warrant for murder. H.L. Borgwardt, Jr., Sheriff. Dated Bakersfield, August 24, 1900."
Condition Report: A bit of creaing at edges; very good.View additional info
Description:  pp. including wrappers. Each in 3 or 4 columns. Illustrated from photographs; 3 maps, incl. a bird's-eye view map of California. Folded into quarters, as issued; folded size 17.7x9 cm. (7x3½"), self- wrappers.Guide to the attractions of California, with itineraries and ticket rates via the Southern Pacific. OCLC/WorldCat lists only three copies, at the New York Public Library, the California State Library, and the University of California Berkeley.
Condition Report: Very good.View additional info
Description: Autograph document, signed by 33 prominent Californians in January 1875. One page on a folded sheet, 39x24 cm (15¼x9½"). Fascinating document recording $100 pledges from each of 33 prominent Californians for the benefit of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution of Berkeley, California following a devastating fire in 1875. "The undersigned citizens of California, sympathizing with Mr. Warring Wilkinson and wife in their late losses by the burning of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institution, desire to give testimony to their worth; feeling that by their courage, heroic self-sacrifice and presence of mind in the terrible emergency, the were enabled to save the lives of the unfortunates confided in their care." The signers include: Milton Slocum Latham, 6th Governor of California; Lloyd Tevis, President of Wells, Fargo & Company; William C. Ralston, founder of the Bank of California, Comstock millionaire; Leland Stanford, 8th Governor of California, railroad tycoon, industrialist, and Stanford University founder, etc.; Horatio P. Livermore, founder of the Olympic Club; William Sharon, Senator from Nevada, business partner of W.C. Ralston; William Tell Coleman, founder of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of the 1850's; Thomas Henry Selby, 13th Mayor of San Francisco; Charles Norton Felton, Treasurer of United States Mint; and many others. Each of the contributors is marked as having 'Paid' their pledge. A complete list of signers is available upon request. Accompanied by an Autograph Letter, signed, to Warring and Florence Wilkinson informing them of the funds raised.
Condition Report: Some soiling, creased, extensive old tape repairs on the reverse, one tape repair on face of document; very good.View additional info
Description: Includes:Lane, Allen Stanley. Emperor Norton, the Mad Monarch of America. Cloth, dj. 1939.Stewart, George R. Committee of Vigilance, Revolution in San Francisco, 1851. Cloth, dj. 1964.Lewis, Oscar. Sutter's Fort. Cloth, dj. Signed. .Russ, Carolyn Hale. The Log of a Forty-Niner. Cloth-backed boards. 1923.Canfield, Chauncey L. The Diary of a Forty-niner. Cloth-backed boards, 1906.Jordon, David Starr. The California Earthquake of 1906. Cloth. 1907.Buck, Franklin A. A Yankee Trader in the Gold Rush. 1930.Bell, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger. Cloth. 1927.Coolidge, Dane. Death Valley Prospectors. Cloth, dj. 1937.Lee, Bourke. Death Valley. Cloth, dj. 1930.Lyman, George D. John Marsh, Pioneer. Cloth, dj. 1930.Eleven volumes, First Editions.
Condition Report: All with some wear; good to very good overall.View additional info
Description: 84 pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 21x10 cm (8½x4") original white wrappers, printed and decorated in red and green. Vol. 1, No. 7. Issued Monthly.From San Francisco and Oakland, to San Diego and Santa Barbara, this California tour guide briefly describes cities and attractions from all over the state. Complete with a great number of photographs of the areas described. Attractions described within include: Cliff House, Del Monte, Golden Gat Park, Lick Observatory, Sausalito, Monterey, Stanford University, Hotel Vendome, Yosemite, and more. A rare item, no copies of this monthly found by OCLC / Worldcat.
Condition Report: A touch of wear to wrappers; fine.View additional info
Description: 72 pp. With double-page color map, 11 wood-engraved plates. 23.4x14.7 cm. original lithographed pictorial wrappers. First Edition.Rare promotional and settlement guide for Northern California, with a locomotive and a bountiful farm on the front wrapper, produced by the Immigration Association of Northern California). With information on climate, crops (including grape culture), the various counties, and an interesting appendix listing “Retail Prices in Interior Towns” including plows, clothing (Ladies’ French Kid Shoes, $2.00 to $2.50), dry goods, groceries (codfish, 7c per lb), furniture and carpets. The Immigration Association of Northern California was made up of leading citizens, including N. D. Rideout, President (and President of the California State Bank); Joseph Steffens, Vice President (and President of the Sacramento Board of Trade), as well as other bankers, legislators and newspaper editors. OCLC/WorldCat lists 13 copies. Rocq 15871.
Condition Report: A few tiny stains to covers, corners slightly dog-eared, marginal tear at pp.25-7 from having been roughly opened, tear into plate on p.29, former owner's name in old ink upper cover, but overall a very good copy of a scarce work.View additional info and full condition report
Description: 12 leaves, ink holograph manuscript on both sides (in most cases), with several columns of newspaper clippings attached. 25x19.5 cm. (10x7¾"), ribbon ties through splits along spine.Curious and quite rare manuscript news organ produced in the small mining community of Ophir, where polite society was scarce and needed all encouragement possible. This is the first issue produced by Ms. Phelps (whether there were any more is unknown), all in manuscript, painstakingly handwritten, this apparently the 4th copy off the press, or rather pen, with No. 4 at upper left. Ms. Phelps did envision regular publication, with subscription rates ranging from 10 cents for a single issue to $ 2.00 for a full year. Delivery to home or business was extra. Besides some inspirational matter, the content includes news of Ophir and its residents, with an obituary of a deceased lodge member, praise for the new school principal, enlargement of the grocery store, etc. There is a long poem entitled "Gambler's Wife" that seems to be unrecorded. The editor makes mention of disease in Ophir that resulted in the closing of a mine. An uncommon look at frontier life in the California Gold Country.
Condition Report: Very good condition.View additional info
Description: , 106 pp. Fold out check list page. 28.6x21 cm. (11¼x8"), cloth backed decorative boards, paper spine label. One of 260 copies.Prepared in honor of Wagner's 85th birthday. GB 445.
Condition Report: Light wear to spine label; near fine.View additional info
Description: 14x70 cm. (5½x27½"), framed under glass.Panorama of the capital and largest city in Manitoba, on the eastern edge of the Canadian prairies. Signs on the buildings identiry a number of businesses, including he Manitoba Free Press; the Walker Theatre; Thomas, Ryan & Co.;Robinson, Little & Co.; etc.
Condition Report: Very good condition, not examined out of frame.View additional info
Description: [xiv], ,  pp.Nearly 300 plates from architectural drawings and photographs. (4to) 31.5x19 cm (12¼x7½") original burlap with gilt-stamped labels on front and spine. First Edition.A wonderful volume "containing all the designs submitted in reponse to the Chicago Tribune's $100,000 offer commemorating its Seventy Fifth Anniversary, June 10, 1922." In 1922 the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, and offered $100,000 in prize money with a $50,000 1st prize for "the most beautiful and distinctive office building in the world". The competition worked brilliantly for months as a publicity stunt, and the resulting entries still reveal a unique turning point in American architectural history. More than 260 entries were received. The winner was a neo-Gothic design by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.
Condition Report: Spine a touch sunned; short tear to one leaf; near fine.View additional info
Description: Telephone directory for Boston's Chinatown, including insurance brokers, plumbers, cigars, laundry, and restaurants. The names of each are written in English and in Chinese characters. 14x7.5 cm (5½x3") original gray wrappers, front cover with photograph of pair of Chinese women.Prior owner has translated much of the Chinese characters into English, including the cover's title, which translates to Nan Chi Tung Chiao. Plus, there are 2 tissue-paper leaves inserted within, with several Chinese characters translated into English. A rare little item, no copies located by OCLC / Worldcat.
Condition Report: Hand-written English/Chinese translations on covers, and throughout contents; else near fine.View additional info
Description: viii, (17)-374 pp. (8vo) unbound, stitched signatures, lacking wrappers. First Edition.The southern point of view on the battles of the first year of the Civil War.
Condition Report: Some wear and soiling, foxing throughout; good.View additional info
Description: 142 pp. (8vo) original printed wrappers within limp brown cloth wrappers. First Edition.Pollard was a Confederate journalist who was imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston, and spent time in Boston and New York City after his parole. 'Last book published during the Confederate regime, with the possible exception of Keiley's Prisoner of War"--Howes P457.
Condition Report: Front cloth wrapper detached, ink number on paper wrapper; foxing and staining within; good.View additional info
Description: Broadside printed on thin paper. After listing the Committee members beginning with Christopher Atkinson, (Charleston, S.C.,) Chairman, the broadside reads: "There are at this time many thousands of Confederate prisoners of war confined in the various forts and camps of the Northern States. A large proportion of them are wounded or sick, and all are in a state of destitution...the Southern Prisoners' Relief Fund is intended to mitigate some of these sufferings...it is earnestly hoped that all Southerners residing in Europe will support the fund..." 28.5x22.3 cm (11¼x8¾")A rare and historically important item soliciting contributions from Southerners residing in Europe during the Civil War. Only 3 copies located by OCLC / Worldcat, located at the Library of Virginia, UC Santa Barbara, and Duke University Library.
Condition Report: A touch of very faint wear at corners; near fine.View additional info
Description: 80 pp. (8vo) original wrappers, custom morocco-backed box. First Edition.Diatribe on the lack of steam powered warships in the Union Navy. Rare.
Condition Report: Light wear, vertical crease, ink ownership markings on front wrapper and title page; very good.View additional info
Description: 422 pp. Folding map, illustrated. (8vo) 22.5x15.5 cm (8¾x6") original brown cloth, stamped in gilt. First Edition.Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Bookplate of Peter Wertz. "Obviously based on Gen. Mulholland's voluminous journal, this well-written and even-tempered account is one of the better narratives of 1863-1865 operations in the East." Nevins I, p. 134.
Condition Report: Spine faded, ends and corners rubbed, front hinge cracked; very good.View additional info
Description: Includes:General Orders, No. 3. Department of the South, Headquartered in the Field, Folly Island, S.C. Jan. 1, 1864. 2 pages. Signed by Adrian Terry, Assistant Adjutant General. Details of the Court Martial of Lieut. Ebenezer Spooner and Capt. William C. Knowlton.General Orders, No. 4. Richmond, February 8, 1865. 1 pp on a folded sheet. A reminder to enforce a previous act authorizing the destruction by Confederate forces of property to prevent aid to the enemy.Two items.The second item with the ink stamp of the Records Division of the Rebel Archives.
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Description: Archive comprises:6 handwritten diaries, various sizes and bindings, comprising in total approximately neatly penned 785 pages and including approximately 35 sketches and hand-drawn maps.Album of 73 tin-type photographs, 69 of which are identified with the names of members of the Company (including 2 of J.C. Woodworth), 4 are unidentified, there are spaces for 2 additional soldiers photographs, the names listed but without images (perhaps 2 of the unidentified images belong in these spaces). The period full gilt decorated red morocco album measures approximately 3½x3¼".Various pieces of paperwork and ephemera including a Confederate $10.00 bill and a Louisiana $5.00 bill (both split), J.C. Woodworth's commission, discharge papers, leave pass, Muster-In Roll, Annual Reunion ribbon of the 25th Mass of Worcester, Massachusetts (dated Oct. 17, 1899), manuscript Memorial of James C. Woodworth of Fort Wayne, Ind., Woodworth's uniform buttons, 25th Regiment patch, 3 pairs of shoulder bars, Grand Army of the Republic officers medal, several carte de visite photographs of Lieut. Woodworth, Maj. General Burnside, Major General Banks, etc.A period small footlocker with Woodworth's name stenciled on the end.A remarkable archive of diaries and identified portrait photographs of nearly the entire company. The diaries are numbered 1 through 6 by Lt. Woodworth; No. 1 begins on Sept. 25, 1861 at Camp Lincoln in Worcester, No. 2 begins on May 22, 1862 at Camp Bullock, 11 miles from Newburn, NC. No. 3 begins on Nov. 23, 1862 at Camp Harkness. No. 4 begins on March 30, 1863 at Camp Flusser, near Plymouth, NC, No. 5 begins on August 10, 1863 at Worcester while on leave, returns to camp near Deep Gully, No. 6 begins on April 15, at Camp Wellington, near Portsmouth, VA and ends with Lieut. Woodworth arriving in Fort Wayne, Indiana in May, 1865. The diaries are legibly written and rife with graphic detail of the movements and engagements of the Company, a number of the entries are illustrated by Woodworth with sketches and maps. Excerpts from the diaries include: Saturday, Feb. 8, 1862. ”...Crossing a muddy brook up to our knees a little further on and going a few rods still farther, without scarcely halting we turned off to the left into a thick underbrush, per order of Col. This was about 1 mile from our place of starting, the brush was so thick that we could proceed only in single file and very slowly at that. Firing of small arms then began to reach our ears and pretty soon, cannon. After passing the 21st on the road we had overtaken 2 or 3 small brass howitzers drawn by ropes by sailors and soldiers. Whether this firing came from them or the enemy I know not, but supposed it to be from the latter. For one half an hour we traversed this thicket, with water up to our knees at nearly every step, of course without firing a gun...the firing was now very rapid, and we rambled about in the woods for a long time before any of us fired a gun. …we did deploy for some time longer. There was no regularity in marching, nor could there be any, and in the course of this movement I lost the main body of the Company, who had (I afterwards found out) kept on to the left in the direction of the cannonade. …they found themselves before what proved to be a rebel battery of 3 Guns and 200 yards from it, they remained here for near an hour. Meanwhile I had been directed to a spot where lay a mortally wounded man of Co. I, 25th...He was shot in the forehead and the blood was streaming over his face, presenting the most dreadful sight I ever saw. He was the first wounded man I saw. I took hold of his legs, which were laying the the water, while Ed. Wellington and H. Furnald took hold of each arm. So deep was the water, that we made but little progress and we laid the poor fellow down at the foot of a tree. As he was not yet dead..."Friday, March 14th 1862. “We had been traveling a few rods in the wood side of the road which skirted at this point the left side of the road, and the whole Regt. except our Co. had crossed over the road into a narrow Ravine which turned off to the right and which skirted a wood between us and the Battery; the head of our Co. was just crossing from our side to the other, when a cannon ball came whizzing just over our heads and not more than a few feet distance from where I was. I run over to the other side pretty quick instantly expecting another shot, as Gen. Foster and some of his staff stood at this point when we turned off, and probably it was meant for them. This shot was the first one of the battle – the firing of musketry early in the morning being a general discharging of their wet cartridges by the enemy as we afterwards found out. The General soon retired farther back into the wood After filing into this lane we formed into line to the right of the Mass. 24th, which already was there. [With the sketch of their position].Saturday, September 27th 1862. “I hear to day that the President has issued a proclamation, giving the rebellion states till Jan. 1st, ’63 to lay down their arms, or else all their slaves will be emancipated ---or something of that nature; haven’t seen it yet. Good! It will unite the North to a positive idea and purpose, upon which all can rally and fight for! What I have prayed for for 3 months.”“Camp Oliver” Feb. 14th, 1863. “There was a match game of Base Ball between the 46th and our Regt. this P.M. which was witnessed by a large crowd from both Regts. The guards between the Camps were taken off for the time, and the thing took place on our ground; it began at 1 P.M. and ended at 4:00 and resulted in favor of 25th, 50 to 1!”At The Breastworks – July 6th, 1863. “We have a story to-day that Gen. Meade (Commander of Potomac Army) has defeated the Rebs. in Penn. and has captured 5000 prisoners; also that Vicksburg is taken! I don’t know how true this is, but a salute was fired from “Ft. Totten” this noon for something; I hope it was for Vicksburg’s capture.”Battle at Port Walthal Junction – May 6th and 7th, 1864.“Our Brigade left camp at 10 A.M. reached the battle ground of yesterday at 11.30 – having marched “left in front” – 23 – 9th, 25th and 27th and formed in rear of where we did yesterday. Had hardly got 1 section of the 4th Art. In position when the Rebs. sent a shot at us which went far to our left. Our 2 guns soon replied and a sharp fight by the Artillery ensued, lasting from 12 no. to 12.20, when a shot from us blew up a Reb. caisson, and that silenced them. But one of their first shells exploded in the 27th column and it must have hurt many.” “There was a lull for some time, when at (I should think) 1:30 P.M. firing was heard on our right and we then learnt that Brooks was there making the principal fight. Artillery and musketry firing was going on then for over 2 hours.” “Meanwhile our 2 pieces kept firing most of the time ---getting responses only once in a while. Our Reg’t changed its position several times –most of the time behind our Art. Shells passed over us several times, one very near to our Co. Many of the men fell out by sun stroke and were taken to the rear. Some Half dozen fell out from Co. “H”. The heat was intense, but I kept my head cool with water and felt well.”Worcester – Sunday November 13th, 1864.“It was known quite certain that Wednesday morning that Lincoln was elected. Returns from N.E. states, from Penn., Md., and the West (although they were few) shewed Republican gains over the Fall elections. At night it was known for a certainty that “Abe” was elected. “Mac.” Has carried N.J., Ky, and (perhaps) Mo. and Delaware. New York is undoubtedly for L. The pacific states are not yet heard from.”Saturday, April 15th, 1865. Fort Wayne“And now for sad news. At 8 ½ A.M. Fowler came into the house and read a telegram just rec’d that press. Lincoln was shot last night at Ford’s Theater in Washington, and that Sec. Seward and his son had their throats cut! I went down to the Bank, and soon had confirmation of the horrid news. Heard at noon that both the Pres. And Sec. were dead. The stores and public buildings are draped in morning this P.M. Everybody that I have seen feels very sad; I haven’t felt like work at all to day.”A prime example of Civil War diaries; a more substantial sampling of of excerpts is available upon request.
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Description: 2 volumes. , iv, (vii)-xxxii, , 476; , 463 pp. 2 folding maps and 25 engraved plates. (4to) 27x21.5 cm (10½x8½") old full calf with modern rebacking, spines gilt. First Edition in English.Translated by Charles Cullen. With genealogical chart of the Mexican Kings. Sabin 13519.
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