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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: Sale 535: Americana - Californiana - Asian-American - Travel: Libraries of Doyce B. Nunis Jr. & James Rolph Jr

Sale 535: Americana - Californiana - Asian-American - Travel: Libraries of Doyce B. Nunis Jr. & James Rolph Jr

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


524 lots | 523 with images

June 19, 2014

Live Auction

133 Kearny Street 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA, 94108 USA

Phone: (415) 989-2665

Fax: (415) 989-1664

Email: pba@pbagalleries.com

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The Land of Little Rain

Lot 1: The Land of Little Rain

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Description: <p> Yellow cloth, dust jacket. First Ansel Adams Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Jacket a bit browned, lightly chipped at edges; volume with some faint soiling to cloth; very good.

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Moon and Half Dome - Original gelatin silver print

Lot 2: Moon and Half Dome - Original gelatin silver print

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Description: <p> Gelatin silver print photograph, image size 24.5x18.5 cm (9¾x7¼") mounted, matted, and framed. Overall 41.5x33.5 cm (16½x13½").</p>

Condition Report: Fine.

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Oak Tree, Snowstorm - Original gelatin silver print

Lot 3: Oak Tree, Snowstorm - Original gelatin silver print

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Description: <p> Gelatin silver print photograph, image size 24x18.5 cm (9½x7¼") mounted and framed. Overall 41.5x33.5 cm (16¼x13¼").</p>

Condition Report: Fine.

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Lot 4: "Call for a Convention" - 1855 Birth of anti-slavery Republican Party - printed circular / broadside

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Description: <p> 1 pp. printed broadside/circular. 7¾x5".</p>

Condition Report: Bit of yellowing, tiny chip and some brown paper on verso (stuck); very good.

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ï¾?The Christian Citizenï¾?, Vol. 1, Nos. 2ï¾?45, Jan.13 ï¾? Nov. 9, 1844

Lot 5: ï¾?The Christian Citizenï¾?, Vol. 1, Nos. 2ï¾?45, Jan.13 ï¾? Nov. 9, 1844

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Description: <p> 40 issues, a nearly complete run of the first 11 months of this weekly newspaper, lacking only Nos. 1, 20-22, and 25. Each issue 4pp., 22x16", unbound as issued. </p>

Condition Report: Small piece of packing tape stuck to front page of Vol. 1, No. 2 near the end of the article titled "The Mind,"; Very good.

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Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects

Lot 6: Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources: An Index to Names and Subjects

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Description: <p> 5 volumes including 2 volumes supplement. (Folio) original black cloth. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Light wear; very good.

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Come Alive June 5: Vote for the Jackson Delegate Slate

Lot 7: Come Alive June 5: Vote for the Jackson Delegate Slate

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Description: <div> Lithographed poster with black and white photography of Jesse Jackson speaking on a stage. Photograph within a blue frame with white stars. Poster measures 57.2x44.5 cm (22½x17½").</div> <div> <ul style="list-style-type:none;"> <li>  </li> </ul> </div> <div>  </div>

Condition Report: Some creasing and pinholes in top corners; near fine.

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Lot 8: "For peace and non-violence, for America's future, vote Nov. 3rd for Ron Dellums." -Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Description: <p> Lithographed poster, with Bob Pitch's portrait of Mrs. Martin Luther King, and a quote by her. Paid for by Friends for Dellums for Congress. Matted. Poster measures 70.8x44.5 cm (28x17½").</p>

Condition Report: Slight creasing, and a few pinholes; near fine.

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Dick Gregory on Poppy

Lot 9: Dick Gregory on Poppy

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Description: <p> Color lithographed poster with portrait of  Dick Gregory. Matted. Poster measures 91.5x61 cm (36x24"). </p>

Condition Report: Three fold lines, small crease in bottom left corner; fine.

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Large poster of Huey P. Newton for the Black Panthers - the famous photograph of him seated in a wicker chair with two weapons

Lot 10: Large poster of Huey P. Newton for the Black Panthers - the famous photograph of him seated in a wicker chair with two weapons

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Description: <p> Large black and white poster, laid down on linen. 88.5x59 cm (34¾23¼"). A quote by Newton at the bottom reads, "The racist dog policemen must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of black people, or face the wrath of the armed people." Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defence. Then there is a little image of a black panther, and in the right lower corner is the address: Black Panther Party for Self Defence, P.O. Box 8641, Emeryville, California.</p>

Condition Report: Some faint creasing and tiny cracks or very small closed tears near edges of poster, some are professionally repaired, also three tiny chips at edges, each professionally repaired, one very small faint spot of wear near top center, re-touched in black; else fine.

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Little Eva's Temptation,

Lot 11: Little Eva's Temptation, "Topsy"

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Description: <p> Chromolithograph poster, showing a girl with a flower. Titled Little Eva's Temptation on top and Topsy on bottom, marked EMR lower right. Framed under plexiglass. Poster measures 71x49.5 cm (28x19½"). </p>

Condition Report: Staining of bottom corners, crease to middle left side; else near fine. Not examined out of frame.

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Little Eva's temptation,

Lot 12: Little Eva's temptation, "Uncle Tom & Eva"

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Description: <p> Uncle Tom's Cabin chromolithograph poster. Showing Tom reading to Eva, titled Little Eva's Temptation on top and Uncle Tom & Eva on bottom, marked EMR lower right. Framed under plexiglass. Poster measures 71x49.5 cm (28x19½"). </p>

Condition Report: Near fine. Not examined out of frame.

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An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy

Lot 13: An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy

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Description: <p> 2 volumes. (8vo) original tan cloth, dust jackets. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Light wear and some small chips to jackets, a few pencil markings; cloth a bit spotted; very good.

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Dese Bones Shall Rise Again: Jubilee End Song and Chorus - sheet music cover

Lot 14: Dese Bones Shall Rise Again: Jubilee End Song and Chorus - sheet music cover

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Description: <p> Pictorial cover of sheet music, matted and framed. 31.5x23.5 cm (12¼x9¼").</p>

Condition Report: Appear fine. Not inspected outside of frame.

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Write in for President Dick Gregory. Mark Lane/Vice President

Lot 15: Write in for President Dick Gregory. Mark Lane/Vice President

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Description: <p> Poster showing the portrait of Dick Gregory, printed in blue. Poster measures 73.8x55.8 cm <font color="#000000" face="PT Sans, Arial, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="line-height: 19.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 249, 243);">(</span></font>29x22"). </p>

Condition Report: Some tears to bottom and right side, slight creasing and foxing; else very good or better.

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Album of real-photo postcards and snap-shots of Alaska and an Alaskan miner's pocket journal & recipe book

Lot 16: Album of real-photo postcards and snap-shots of Alaska and an Alaskan miner's pocket journal & recipe book

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Description: <p> Album containing approximately 65 images, of which approximately 35 are photo post cards, the remaining are snapshot images. Album measures approximately 5½x9". black cloth covers. </p> <p> Small journal, approximately 6¼x3¼". The first approximately 50 pages contain hand-written recipes for cakes, pies, breads, etc. The following 28 pages contain a daily journal of an Alaskan miner and laborer.</p>

Condition Report: Some light wear; very good.

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Pacific Coast. Coast Pilot of Alaska, (First Part,) from Southern Boundary to Cook's Inlet

Lot 17: Pacific Coast. Coast Pilot of Alaska, (First Part,) from Southern Boundary to Cook's Inlet

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Description: <p> 251 pp. 8 duo-tone lithograph plates (including 2 folding). (Large 8vo) original gilt-lettered black cloth. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Light wear; near fine.

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Types of Alaska Natives - rare booklet with photograph portraits of 13 native Alaskans

Lot 18: Types of Alaska Natives - rare booklet with photograph portraits of 13 native Alaskans

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Description: <p> 12 photograph plates laid down on pale orange leaves. 23x18 cm (9x7") bound in pale greenish-blue wrappers, with a photograph portrait of an Eskimo Girl on the front cover, which is lettered with the title. With the original mailing envelope which housed the book.</p>

Condition Report: Very slight yellowing to wrapper edges; envelope torn at one side to open it; else fine.

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Discontent, ï¾?Mother of Progressï¾? [newspaper]. Vol. I, No. 29 - 1898 Discontent, rare Anarchist newspaper, Home Colony, Washington

Lot 19: Discontent, ï¾?Mother of Progressï¾? [newspaper]. Vol. I, No. 29 - 1898 Discontent, rare Anarchist newspaper, Home Colony, Washington

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Description: <p> 4 pp. 14x11".</p>

Condition Report: Touch of wear, lightly yellowed; very good.

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The Flatey Book, and Recently Discovered Vatican Manuscripts Concerning America as Early as the Tenth Century...Sagas that Describe the Voyages to, and Character of, the New Country, and Letters from several Popes directing Bishops in their

Lot 20: The Flatey Book, and Recently Discovered Vatican Manuscripts Concerning America as Early as the Tenth Century...Sagas that Describe the Voyages to, and Character of, the New Country, and Letters from several Popes directing Bishops in their

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Description: <p> 176 pp. Illustrated with facsimiles from Icelandic manuscripts. 23.4x30.8 cm (11¾x8¾"), decorative green and brown cloth, front cover stamped and lettered in silver.</p>

Condition Report: Wear to spine and some edges; else near fine.

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Oro Bella - prospectus for the Oro Bella Mining Company in Arizona

Lot 21: Oro Bella - prospectus for the Oro Bella Mining Company in Arizona

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Description: <p> 24 pp. 14.2x11.5 cm (5½x4½") ochre wrappers, cover printed in black "Oro Bella."</p>

Condition Report: A touch of wear to wrappers; two leaves with tiny smudge at top corner; near fine.

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The Birds of America

Lot 22: The Birds of America

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Description: <p> Color illustrations throughout after the originals by Audubon. (Small folio) cloth backed boards. No. 524 of 2500 copies printed on all-rag paper.</p>

Condition Report: Some light wear; very good.

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***WITHDRAWN***Signed photograph of P.T. Barnum with a second clipped signature and an advertisement for the Barnum exhibit of a Baby Hippopotamus

Lot 23: ***WITHDRAWN***Signed photograph of P.T. Barnum with a second clipped signature and an advertisement for the Barnum exhibit of a Baby Hippopotamus

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Description: <p> Cabinet card photograph of Barnum, signed by him and dated 1885, 16x10.5 cm (6¼x4¼"); a clipped signature of P.T. Barnum 1.5x6.5 cm (½x2½"); 4 pp advertisement 22.5x15 cm (8¾x6"). The three items framed together, overall 35.5x40.5 (14x16"). </p>

Condition Report: Fine.

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Baja California, 1535-1956 [and] Baja California II, 1535-1964: A bibliography of Historical, Geographical and Scientific Literature relating to the Peninsula of Baja California and to the Adjacent Islands in the Gulf of California and the Pacific

Lot 24: Baja California, 1535-1956 [and] Baja California II, 1535-1964: A bibliography of Historical, Geographical and Scientific Literature relating to the Peninsula of Baja California and to the Adjacent Islands in the Gulf of California and the Pacific

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Description: <p> 2 volumes. xx, 284; xvii, 250 pp. Both illustrated with facsimile map endpapers and frontispieces. (8vo) original blue leatherette-backed gray cloth with blind-stamped vignette on front cover, spines lettered in gilt, gray cloth slipcases. Each Number 43 of only 50 deluxe hand-numbered and signed copies, signed by Ellen Barrett. First Editions.</p>

Condition Report: Fine.

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Men and Memories of San Francisco in the

Lot 25: Men and Memories of San Francisco in the "Spring of '50"

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Description: <p> 296 pp. Original gilt-lettered terracotta cloth. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Spine ends worn, bookplate removed; faint dampstain; good.

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Reply of Washington A. Bartlett, to the testimony taken before the Naval comittee of the Senate; a certified copy whereof was furnished by consent of the said committee. With and appendix of official documents and testimonials referred to

Lot 26: Reply of Washington A. Bartlett, to the testimony taken before the Naval comittee of the Senate; a certified copy whereof was furnished by consent of the said committee. With and appendix of official documents and testimonials referred to

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Description: <p> 71 [1], pp. Original blue wrapper. First edition. </p>

Condition Report: Left corner of front cover missing, chips to spine, pencil notes on front cover and errata page; else very good.

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Clipped signature of longtime U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858)

Lot 27: Clipped signature of longtime U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858)

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Description: <p> Signed "Thomas H. Benton, U.S. Senate" in ink.</p>

Condition Report: Very good.

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The Dreadful Sufferings and Thrilling Adventures of an Overland Party of Emigrants to California, their Terrible Conflicts with Savage Tribes of Indians!!!!

Lot 28: The Dreadful Sufferings and Thrilling Adventures of an Overland Party of Emigrants to California, their Terrible Conflicts with Savage Tribes of Indians!!!!

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Description: <p> (iii)-60 pp. Woodcut frontispiece and 4 other full-page woodcut illustrations (one of which is included in the pagination). 4 leaves provided in photocopy facsimile (pages 49-56). (8vo) 23x15.5 cm (9x6"), modern cloth backed boards. Original wrappers not present. First Edition, Second Issue(?).</p>

Condition Report: Wrappers lacking, some wear to edges, foxing, four leaves provided in facsimile; good.

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Report of the Debates in the Convention of California, on the Formation of the State Constitution, in September and October, 1849

Lot 29: Report of the Debates in the Convention of California, on the Formation of the State Constitution, in September and October, 1849

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Description: <p> 479, xlvi, [1] pp. (8vo) original blindstamped brown cloth. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Rebacked in matching brown cloth, title section of original spine laid down, some wear; foxing; good.

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The Writings of John Burroughs

Lot 30: The Writings of John Burroughs

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Description: <p> 15 volumes. Illustrated. (8vo) original green half morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, top edges gilt. </p>

Condition Report: Rubbed, a few spine ends chipped; very good.

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Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain

Lot 31: Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain

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Description: <p> [7], 104 pp. Frontispiece portrait; maps and plates throughout. (Folio), original red cloth, gilt stamped on cover and spine. One of 750 copies printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Fine.

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Address of General M.C. Butler on the Life, Character and Services of General Wade Hampton Before the General Assemble of South Carolina on the 23d of January, 1893

Lot 32: Address of General M.C. Butler on the Life, Character and Services of General Wade Hampton Before the General Assemble of South Carolina on the 23d of January, 1893

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Description: <p> 23 pp. (8vo) original wrappers. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Removed from a volume of bound pamphlets, spine reinforced, some light wear and browning to wrappers, a few ink corrections within; very good.

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Lithograph view of Avalon Harbor, Santa Catalina Island, California

Lot 33: Lithograph view of Avalon Harbor, Santa Catalina Island, California

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Description: <p> Tinted lithographic view, image 43x58.5 cm (17x23") plus margins. Overall 55.5x70.5 cm (21¾x27¾") visible. Framed, overall 64.5x79.5 cm (25½x31¼"). </p>

Condition Report: Fine.

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A Map of Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda

Lot 34: A Map of Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda

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Description: <p> Chromolithographed map, designed by  Michael Baltekal-Goodman, in collaboration with Eugen Neuhaus. Bright and colorful poster showing the Bay of San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda. Frame with 12 vignettes showing historical events, landmarks and views. Map measures 108x88 cm (42½x34½").</p>

Condition Report: Fold lines, few small rips on edges; near fine.

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Business directory of San Francisco and principal towns of California and Nevada, 1877 ...

Lot 35: Business directory of San Francisco and principal towns of California and Nevada, 1877 ...

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Description: <p> 593 pp. Numerous advertisements. (8vo), original morocco-backed printed boards, spine lettered in gilt.</p>

Condition Report: Covers detached, edges worn; very good.

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McKenney's District Directory for 1879-80, of Sacramento, city and county, Amador, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties, including all residents, with sketch of cities and towns

Lot 36: McKenney's District Directory for 1879-80, of Sacramento, city and county, Amador, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties, including all residents, with sketch of cities and towns

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Description: <p> 606 pp. (counting the endpapers and covers). Illustrated with numerous advertisements, including 7 inserted leaves; 1 original mounted albumen photograph (for Leftwich's New Photographic Parlors, Sacramento). (8vo) original printed boards, rebacked with remnants of original spine laid down.</p>

Condition Report: Boards worn, some loss of paper in a few spots; some foxing and browning within; very good.

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Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley Telephone Directory. December 1907

Lot 37: Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley Telephone Directory. December 1907

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Description: <p> Unpaginated. 23x15.5 cm (9x6"), lacking wrappers. </p>

Condition Report: Wrappers lacking, spine repaired with paper tape; fair.

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The Napa and Sonoma Counties Directory, 1889-90

Lot 38: The Napa and Sonoma Counties Directory, 1889-90

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Description: <p> 2-491 pp. 6 inserted leaves on stiff card; one inserted illustration of the St. Helena Drug Store. Advertisements, many illustrated, at front. (8vo) original printed boards, rebacked with original spine leather laid down.</p>

Condition Report: Light wear to boards, hinges repaired partially covering endpaper advertisements; paper a bit browned; very good.

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Year Book and Directory, Souvenir 1906. First Presbyterian Church, Alameda, Cal.

Lot 39: Year Book and Directory, Souvenir 1906. First Presbyterian Church, Alameda, Cal.

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Description: <p> 64, 1A-48A, 65-130 pp. Illustrations from photographs. 17.5x13 cm (7x5¼") original pictorial wrappers. </p>

Condition Report: Wrappers with some soiling and light wear; one leaf chipped; very good.

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La Jolla California [wrapper title] - 1920 La Jolla promotional booklet

Lot 40: La Jolla California [wrapper title] - 1920 La Jolla promotional booklet

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Description: <p> 31 pp. 6½x3", original white wrappers, photographically illustrated front cover.</p>

Condition Report: Slight edge wear to wrappers, tiny yellow spot on front wrapper; very good.

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Lot 41: "Security" Map and Street Railway Guide of the City of Los Angeles and Vicinity with Map of Beaches and Nearby Points of Interest

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Description: <p> Folding map, printed on two sides, and tipped into blue printed covers. 84.5x53 cm (33¼x20¾"). </p>

Condition Report: Wrappers with a bit of wear at extremities and faint yellowing; map is fine.

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Map of Mountain View Field Kern County, Calif

Lot 42: Map of Mountain View Field Kern County, Calif

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Description: <p> Large blue line map. 66.7x88 cm (26¼x34¾").</p>

Condition Report: Some tape reinforcement/repair at closed tear at right edge, plus a small closed tear near left edge, lightly foxed; very good.

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The Henry H. Clifford Collection Part Three: California Pictorial Letter Sheets

Lot 43: The Henry H. Clifford Collection Part Three: California Pictorial Letter Sheets

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Description: <p> Illustrated including color plates, some folding. (Folio), tan cloth, paper spine and cover labels. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Fine.

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San Diego County, California: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement

Lot 44: San Diego County, California: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement

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Description: <p> 2 volumes. Illustrations from photographs. (4to) original brown half morocco and green cloth, spines gilt, all edges marbled. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Extremities worn, front joint cracking on Volume 1; very good.

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Lot of three posters of San Francisco and the Berkeley Campus of University of San Francisco

Lot 45: Lot of three posters of San Francisco and the Berkeley Campus of University of San Francisco

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Description: <p> Includes: </p> <ul> <li> Schenkofsky, Milton: A more or less accurate map of the Berkeley Campus, University of California: showing in some measure the pursuits, life, history and habits of the campus. Pictorial map with four inset views. Berkeley: Design Art Shop, [1937]. Map measures 63.5x48.5 cm (25x19").</li> <li> San Francisco city of a thousand and one delights. Two pictorial maps from the Golden Gate Exposition and Pageant of the Pacific in 1939, showing Treasure Island, Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge Terminal, major buildings and land marks, street cars, modes of transportation to the exposition site, parks, etc. One colored, modified with two insets covering an original text and some of the right side removed. Copyright 1936 Francis le Foy. Maps measure 117x52 cm, (46x20½") and 98.4x51 cm, (35¼x20"). </li> </ul>

Condition Report: Some chipping and ripping of edges, fold lines on the two maps of San Francisco; else very good.

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Album of photographs of the devastation caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Lot 46: Album of photographs of the devastation caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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Description: <p> Approximately 65 commercially produced images, each approximately 4¾x6¾". Most with the photographer's name in the negative and his studio stamp on the rear. </p>

Condition Report: A hint of edge wear; near fine.

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Midget Map of Santa Ana California

Lot 47: Midget Map of Santa Ana California

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Description: <p> Map printed in red & black. 21.5x25.5 cm. (8½x10") plus index at right and title at bottom. Folding into stiff paper printed wrappers 10.3x5.7 cm. (4x2¼").</p>

Condition Report: Near fine to fine.

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Map of College Addition to Santa Rosa, California

Lot 48: Map of College Addition to Santa Rosa, California

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Description: <p> Broadside map, printed in red ink. 40x27.5 cm (15¾x10¾")</p>

Condition Report: Tiny hole and chip at top right corner, two very small closed tears on bottom edge, repaired on verso with tape; else near fine.

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Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men - with ownership signature of physicist LeConte, future President of the University of California

Lot 49: Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men - with ownership signature of physicist LeConte, future President of the University of California

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Description: <p> 444 pp. + 16 pp publisher's ads. (8vo) original cloth. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: A touch of shelf wear; a few instances of light foxing; near fine.

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Tuolumne County California: Being a Frank, Fair and Accurate Exposition, Pictorially and Otherwise, of the Resources and Possibilities of the Magnificent Section of California - 1909 Scarce Sonora Promotional Book

Lot 50: Tuolumne County California: Being a Frank, Fair and Accurate Exposition, Pictorially and Otherwise, of the Resources and Possibilities of the Magnificent Section of California - 1909 Scarce Sonora Promotional Book

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Description: <p> 112 pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs and maps, with 1 folding map. 8½x12", original pictorial wrappers. First Edition.</p>

Condition Report: Taped at spine; long tears to title-page and first text-page, repaired with non-archival tape; very good.

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