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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: Fine Americana, Western Memorabilia, Travel, Cartography, & Fine Photography Books
Auction Description:

Nearly 500 lots of rare, interesting and unusual material, ranging from cowboy hats and boots to photograph albums of Japan and the Far East, with scarce California ephemera, maps of the various regions of the world, a large collection of important books on photography, travels in the Pacific Ocean and elsewhere, cdv photographs of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Generals, histories of the American West and the California Gold Rush, and much more.

Viewing Notes:
Tuesday, April 22nd, 9am - 5pm Wednesday, April 23rd, 9am - 5pm Thursday, April 24th, 9am - 11am

Fine Americana, Western Memorabilia, Travel, Cartography, & Fine Photography Books

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


515 lots with images

April 24, 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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Two British Parliamentary Acts

Lot 1: Two British Parliamentary Acts

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Description: Includes: An Act for granting a Drawback of the Customs upon the Exportation of Tea to Ireland, and the British Dominions in America... [12] pp. 1772. An Act for further continuing Two Acts, made in the Sixth and Ninth Years of His Majesty's Reign for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, in His Majesty's Dominions in America. [4] pp. 1774. Two items, quarto, disbound.

Condition Report: Disbound, some wear and soiling; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1796 American Loyalist exile in England seeks British compensation

Lot 2: Autograph Letter Signed - 1796 American Loyalist exile in England seeks British compensation

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Description: 2 pp. + stampless address leaf.

Condition Report: A bit of browning, tiny chips and tiny tears at fore edge; very good.

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N.A.C. Green Book of Pacific Coast Touring

Lot 3: N.A.C. Green Book of Pacific Coast Touring

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Description: [1], 239 pp. With numerous maps. 22x11 cm. (8¾x4¼"(, wrappers, cloth spine. Fourth Edition.

Condition Report: Very good or better.

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Frontier Life in the Army, 1854-1861

Lot 4: Frontier Life in the Army, 1854-1861

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Description: Translated by Olga Bandel & Richard Jente. Edited by Ralph P. Bieber. Plates from old prints; folding map. 9½x6¼, red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine or nearly so.

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Bankitaly Life: Published by and for the Officers and employees of the Bank of Italy. Head Office San Francisco, California

Lot 5: Bankitaly Life: Published by and for the Officers and employees of the Bank of Italy. Head Office San Francisco, California

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Description: Vol. 7, No. 2. 32 pp. including color pictorial wrappers. Illustrations from photographs. 23x15.5 cm. (9x6").

Condition Report: Very good or better condition.

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Report of the Secretary of the Interior, communicating...a report from Mr. Bartlett on the subject of the boundary lines between the United Sates and Mexico

Lot 6: Report of the Secretary of the Interior, communicating...a report from Mr. Bartlett on the subject of the boundary lines between the United Sates and Mexico

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Description: 32 pp. With 5 folding lithographed maps. (8vo) removed from larger volume with remains of stitching on spine. First Edition.

Condition Report: Disbound, maps loosely attached, faint stain at top edge; very good.

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Life of David Belden.

Lot 7: Life of David Belden.

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Description: 472 pp. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece. (8vo) original brown cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Condition Report: Light wear and soiling to cloth; very good.

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A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux. Drawings by Amos Bad Heart Buffalo.

Lot 8: A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux. Drawings by Amos Bad Heart Buffalo.

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Description: Introduction by Mari Sandoz. Illustrations after drawings by Amos Bad Heart Buffalo, some color. (4to) original two-tone cloth, spine lettered in gilt, slipcase. First Trade Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Sixteen volumes from the Book Club of California

Lot 9: Sixteen volumes from the Book Club of California

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Description: Includes: Larson, Roger Keith. Controversial James: An Essay on the Life and Work of George Wharton James. With slipcase. 1 of 400 copies. 1991. Mathes, W. Michael. Mexico on Stone: Lithography in Mexico 1826-1900. 1 of 550 copies. 1984. Guillou, Charles F.B. Oregon and California Drawings 1841 and 1847. 1 of 450 copies. 961. The Allen Press Bibliography. 1 of 750 copies. 1985.  Dillon, Richard H. Texas Argonauts: Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush. 1 of 450 copies. 1987. Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions 1861-1878. 1 of 600 copies. 1982. A Book of Gaelic Airs for Una's Melodeon.  1 of 500 copies. 1989.  A Trumpet of Our Own: Yellow Bird's Essays on the North American Indian. 1 of 650 copies. 1981. By Horse, Stage 7 Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn. 1 of 450 copies. 1988. Delgado, James P., ed. The Log of Apollo. 1 of 550 copies. 1986. A Facsimile Edition of California's First Book: Reglamento Provicional. 1 of 400 copies. 1954. Twain, Mark and Bret Harte. "Ah Sin" A Dramatic Work. 1 of 450 copies. 1961. Roatcap, Adela Spindler. Raymond Duncan. Printer, Expatriate, Eccentric Artist. 1 of 400 copies. 1991. Likins, Mrs. J.W. Six Years Experience as a Book Agent in California. 1 of 400 copies. 1992. Stauffacher, Jack Werner. A Typographic Journey: The History of the Greenwood Press. 1 of 450 copies. Signed by Stauffacher. 1999. Walker, Franklin, ed. The Letters of Frank Norris. 1 of 350 copies. 1956.

Condition Report: Fine or near fine.

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Twelve volumes from the Book Club of California

Lot 10: Twelve volumes from the Book Club of California

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Description: Includes: Dillon, Richard. Images of Chinatown. Inscribed and signed by the author. 1 of 450 copies. 1976. Prospectus laid in. The Miner's Own Book. 1 of 500 copies. 1949. The Sting of the Wasp: Political & Satirical Cartoons... 1 of 450 copies. 1967. The Wonderful City of Carrie Van Wie. Paintings of San Francisco... 1 of 525 copies. 1963. The Two Hundredth Book: A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California, 1958-1993. 1 of 500 copies. 1993. Oscar Wilde: Irish Poets and Poetry of the Nineteenth Century. 1972. A Widely Cast Net: Selections from the Work of a Veteran California Writer... 1 of 400 copies. 1996. Burgess, Gelett. Bayside Bohemia. 1 of 375 copies. 1954. Pierce, Richard A., ed. Rezanov Reconnoiters California, 1806. 1 of 450 copies. 1972. Mawn, Geoggrey P. Jasper O'Farrell: Surveyor, Farmer, & Politician. 2001. Kurutz, Gary F., ed. Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benhamin C. Truman. 1 of 350 copies. 2005. Dear Master: Letters of George Steling to Ambrose Bierce 1900-1912. In slipcase. 1 of 350 copies. 2002. 

Condition Report: Fine.

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Twenty volumes from the Book Club of California

Lot 11: Twenty volumes from the Book Club of California

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Description: Includes: Baker, Hozial H. Overland Journey to Carson Valley & California. Inscribed and signed by Feral Egan, who wrote the introduction to the book. 1973. Ford, Henry Chapman. An Artist Records the California Mission. 1 of 450 copies. 1989. Lewis, Oscar. The First 75 Years. The Story of the Book Club of California. 1 of 1200 copies. 1987. Lapp, Rudolph M. Archy Lee: A California Fugitive Slave Case. 1 of 500 copies. 1969. A Facsimile Edition of California's First Book: Reglamento Provicional. 1 of 400 copies. 1954. Hittell, Theodore He. El Triunfo de la Cruz. 1 of 400 copies. Signed by Valenti Angelo. 1977. Prospectus laid in. Genini, Ronald. Romualdo Pacheco: A California in Two Eras. 1 of 500 copies. 1985. Taylor, M. The Gold Digger's Song Book.. 1 of 450 copies. 1975. Harlan, Robert D. A the Sign of the Lark. 1 of 550 copies. 1983. Harte, Bret. San Francisco in 1866. 1 of 400 copies. 1951. Skelton, Christopher. The Engraved Bookplates of Eric Gill 1908-1940. 1 of 600 copies. 1986. Bierce, Ambrose. A Horseman in the Sky, A Watcher by the Dead, the Man and the Snake. No. 44 of 400 copies. 1920. Pope, Bertha Clark, ed. The Letters of Ambrose Bierce. No. 155 of 400 numbered copies. 1922. Bierce,  Ambrose. An Invocation. With prospectus laid in. No. 125 of 300 copies. 1928. Splatt, Cynthia. Isadora Duncan & Gordon Craig. 1 of 450 copies. 1988. Teiser, Ruth. Lawton Kennedy, Printer. 1 of 450 copies. 1988. Rosales, Vicente Perez. California Adventure. 1 of 250 copies. 1947. Bigly, Cantell A. [G.W. Peck]. Aurifodina or Adventures in the Gold Region. 1 of 400 copies. 1974. Muleback to the Convention: Letters of J. Ross Browne 1 of 400 copies. 1950. Hart, James D. The Private Press Ventures of Samuel Lloyd Osbourne and R.L.S. 1 of 500 copies. 1966.

Condition Report: Fine or near fine.

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Twenty-one volumes from the Book Club of California

Lot 12: Twenty-one volumes from the Book Club of California

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Description: Includes: Dillon, Richard H. Artful Deeds in the Life of the Felon, Grovenor Layton...A Tale of the California Gold Rush. In slipcase. Inscribed from the author, and signed on front free endpaper. 1 of 350 copies. 1998.  Palmquist, Peter E. Redwood and Lumbering in California Forests. With glassine dj. 1 of 600 copies produced by the Yolla Bolly Press. [1983]. M'Ilvaine, William, Jr. Sketches of Scenery and Notes of Personal Adventure in California & Mexico. 1 of 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn Pess, 1951. Wentz, Roby. The Grabhorn Press: A Biography. 1 of 750 copies. 1981. A Naval Campaign in the California - 1846-1849. The Journal of Lieutenant Tunis Augustus Macdonough Craven... 1 of 400 copies. [1973]. Hammond, George Peter. Noticias de California. First Report of the Occupation by the Portola Expedition, 1770... 1 of 400 copies. 1958. Burgess, Gelett. Gelett Burgess: Behind the Scenes. 1 of 400 copies. 1968. Brown, James Berry. Journal of a Journey across the Plains in 1859. 1 of 450 copies. 1970. Fremont, Jessie Benton. A Year of American Travel: Narrative of Personal Experience. 1 of 450 copies. 1960. Rawls, James J., ed. Dan de Quille of the Big Bonanza. 1 of 650 copies. 1980. From Kapuvar to California 1893. Travel Letters of Baron Gustav von Berg. 1 of 500 copies. 1979. Thayer, James Bradley. A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson. 1 of 600 copies. 1980. Mathes, W. Michael, ed. Spanish Approaches to the Island of California 1628-1632. 1 of 400 copies. 1975. Levinsohn, John L. Frank Morrison Pixley of The Argonaut. 1 of 450 copies. 1989.  Swan, John A. A Trip to the Gold Mines of California in 1848. 1 of 400 copies. 1960. Stauffacher, Jack W., compiler. Porter Garnett:  Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book. 1 of 450 copies, signed by the compiler. 1994. Bigly, Cantell A. [G.W. Peck]. Aurifodina or Adventures in the Gold Region.  1 of 400 copies. 1974. A Trumpet of our Own. Yellow Bird's Essays on the North American Indian. 1 of 650 copies. 1981. Vignettes of Early California: Childhood Reminiscences of Jaun Bautista Alvarado. 1 of 650 copies. 1982. Kurutz, Gary F. Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant. 1 of 1 of 600 copies. 1984. Muller, J. California, Land of Gold or Stay at Home and Work Hard. N.d.

Condition Report: Fine or near fine.

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Twenty-one volumes from the Book Club of California

Lot 13: Twenty-one volumes from the Book Club of California

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Description: Includes: Hart, James D. The Private Press Ventures of Samuel Lloyd Osbourne and R.L.S. 1 of 500 copies. 1966. Davison, Richard Allan. Charles & Kathleen Norris: The Courtship Year. 1 of 400 copies. 1993. Pierce, Richard A., ed. H.M.S. Sulphur at Californi. 1 of 450 copies. 1969. Greenwood, Robert. A Valiant Enterprise: A History of Talisman Press. Inscribed and signed by the author. 1 of 350 copies. 2007. Genini, Ronald. Romualdo Pacheco: A Californiano in Two Eras. 1 of 500 copies. 1985. Rosales, Vicente Perez. California Adventure. 1 of 250 copies. 1947. Kunzel, Heinrich. Upper California. 1 of 450 copies. 1967 Levinsohn, John L. Frank Morrison Pixley of the Argonaut. With prospectus laid in. 1 of 450 copies. 1989. Kurutz, Gary F. Knights of the Lash. 1 of 350 copies. 2005. 2 copies of: Rawls, James J., ed. Dan de Quille of the Big Bonanza. 1 of 650 copies. 1980. Lapp, Rudolph M. Archy Lee: A California Fugitive Slave Case. 1 of 500 copies. 1969. Dear Master: Letters of George Steling to Ambrose Bierce 1900-1912. In slipcase. 1 of 350 copies. 2002.  Harlan, Robert D. Chapter Nine: The Vulgate Bible & Other Unfinished Projects of John Henry Nash. 1 of 500 copies. 1982. Walker, Franklin, ed. Mary Austin: Mother of Felipe and Other Early Stories. 1 of 400 copies. 1950. Pinney, Thomas. John Ignatius Bleasdale: A Friend of Wine in New Worlds. 2006. Jackson, Helen Hunt. Ah-Wah-Ne-Days: A Visit to the Yosemite Valley in 1872. 1 of 450 copies. 1971. Fremont, John Charles. Geographical Memoir upon Upper California. 1 of 425 copies. 1964. Duhaut-Cilly, Auguste. A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands... 1 of 350 copies. 1997. Hall, Carroll D. Bierce and the Poe Hoax. No. 25 of 250 copies. 1934. White, Gerald T. Baptism in Oil. Stephen F. Peckham in Southern California. 1 of 500 copies. 1984.

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Etchings of Edward Borein: A Catalogue of his Work

Lot 14: The Etchings of Edward Borein: A Catalogue of his Work

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Description: Compiled with the assistance of Warren R. Howell. In collaboration with Harold G. Davidson. (4to), gilt-lettered cloth, dust jacket. First Edition.

Condition Report: Dust jacket a bit browned and lightly worn; volume fine.

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To-Night! Come and Hear the Mormon Singers at the M.E. Church. The Salt Lake Concert Co. The Flower of Mormon Utah...

Lot 15: To-Night! Come and Hear the Mormon Singers at the M.E. Church. The Salt Lake Concert Co. The Flower of Mormon Utah...

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Description: Printed broadside. 30.5x13.3 cm. (11¾x5¼").

Condition Report: Top edge a little rough with remains of mounting tape on verso; light pencil marks to recto, else very good.

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To-night! You may spend two delightful hours wiht the Salvation Army. A great variety of moving pictures will be exhibited... The great social work of the Salvation Army in the Slums of London... Living Scenes from Australia... Views of Palestine...
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The Stereopticon! During the last year a wonderful invention with the above name, combining the highest triumphs of optical and chemical science, has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Providence, Boston, Portland and elsewhere...

Lot 17: The Stereopticon! During the last year a wonderful invention with the above name, combining the highest triumphs of optical and chemical science, has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Providence, Boston, Portland and elsewhere...

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Description: Broadside, printed on one side only. 40.3x22.8 cm. (15¾x9").

Condition Report: Some minor discoloration and aging, horizontal crease, a little edge wear; very good overall.

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Across the Isthmus to California in '52

Lot 18: Across the Isthmus to California in '52

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Description: 79 pp. Wrappers. Later Edition.

Condition Report: Light soiling and yellowing to wrappers; very good.

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Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings and other Papers

Lot 19: Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings and other Papers

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Description: 2 volumes. Edited by Georgia Willis Read and Ruth Gaines. Foreword by F.W. Hodge. Illustrated with plates from sketches and drawings by Bruff. (8vo), cloth-backed boards, spines lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Condition Report: Lacking slipcase; slight wear; very good.

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The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

Lot 20: The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

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Description: 574 + [2] ad pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece and engravings in the text; 3 maps on 1 folding sheet. 23.4x14.5 cm. (9¼x5½"), original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First American Edition.

Condition Report: Rubbing and extremity wear to covers, spine darkened, tear near foot, ends chipped; contents shaken, some foxing, good to very good.

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Professional Criminals of America

Lot 21: Professional Criminals of America

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Description: [xii], 433 pp. 36 plates including frontispiece, 34 plates each containing 6 mug shots and 1 plate of police restraining a suspect. (Small 4to) modern green library cloth. First Edition.

Condition Report: Ex-library with stamps to title page, plates, and elsewhere; paper brittle and with some tape repairs, some chipping to page edges; good.

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Zoning Ordinances Nos. 724 and 725, new series/ Fire Zones - Prohibited Uses, Ordinance No. 727, new series

Lot 22: Zoning Ordinances Nos. 724 and 725, new series/ Fire Zones - Prohibited Uses, Ordinance No. 727, new series

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Description: 19, [2] pp. With 7 maps. 28x20.5 cm. (11x8"), wrappers.

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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Four issues of the Santa Cruz Surf from April, 1906

Lot 23: Four issues of the Santa Cruz Surf from April, 1906

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Description: Four issues, April, 18, 19, 20, & 21, 1906. 

Condition Report: Worn at edges and splitting at folds, paper browned and with some chips and tears; good.

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Lot 24: "The quartz crowned empress of the Sierras": Grass Valley and vicinity

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Description: 54, [16] pp. Illustrated throughout from photographs. 15x23.5 cm. (6x9¼"), original wrappers with raised lettering in gilt.

Condition Report: Some soiling to wrappers, spine repaired with tape; very good.

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The Games of the Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles 1932. Official Report.

Lot 25: The Games of the Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles 1932. Official Report.

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Description: 814, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs, diagrams, facsimiles, etc. (4to) original embossed pictorial orange cloth. First Edition.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Mendocino, Cal.

Lot 26: Mendocino, Cal.

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Description: [21] pp. on both sides of single folding sheet with numerous reproductions of photographs (some panoramic covering multiple pages) & 5 pages of text. Folded size 8.5x11.5 cm. (3¼x4½"), pictorial wrappers;  contents fold out to 8x96 cm. (3x37¾").

Condition Report: Near fine.

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A mining accident at New Almaden, California. Statement of the case, complaint, demurrer, and answer. Opinion of Hon. F.E. Spencer, in favor of The Quicksilver Mining Company

Lot 27: A mining accident at New Almaden, California. Statement of the case, complaint, demurrer, and answer. Opinion of Hon. F.E. Spencer, in favor of The Quicksilver Mining Company

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Description: 16 pp. 22x14.,5 cm. (8¾x5¾"), printed wrappers. First Edition.

Condition Report: Spine neatly repaired with paper tape, rubberstamp of the American Institute of Mining Engineers at top corner of front wrapper, very good.

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Orange Cove, California:

Lot 28: Orange Cove, California: "Fruits Famous for Flavor" - with lare fold-out panorama

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Description: 15, [1] pp. Illustrated from photographs; fold-out panorama from photograph measuring 10x140 cm. (4x55") plus wide margins at top and bottom. 22.5x10.2 cm. (9x4"), red printed wrappers.

Condition Report: Fine or nearly so.

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Supplement to Statutes of 1869-70 - Establishing New Montgomery street in San Francisco

Lot 29: Supplement to Statutes of 1869-70 - Establishing New Montgomery street in San Francisco

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Description: 21 pp. (8vo) original printed wrappers. First Edition

Condition Report: Light wear to wrappers; foxing at rear; very good.

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Santa Clara County, California

Lot 30: Santa Clara County, California

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Description: 48 pp. Illustration from photographs. 23.5x31.5 cm (9¼x12¼") original wrappers with green cloth backstrip. 

Condition Report: Light wear and soiling to wrappers; very good.

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Great Register of Siskiyou County, Califorina, Containing All the Precinct Boks and Supplements for the Year 1898 (cover title)

Lot 31: Great Register of Siskiyou County, Califorina, Containing All the Precinct Boks and Supplements for the Year 1898 (cover title)

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Description: 48, [24], 7 pp. 28x48 cm. (11x19"), modern cloth-backed boards with original front wrapper laid down on front board.

Condition Report: Original front wrapper worn with tape repairs; some darkening within; very good.

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A

Lot 32: A "Muddy" Subject: The Stockton Dredge, operated by steam, gasoline, or electric power

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Description: 92 pp. Numerous illustrations from photographs. 14x18.5 cm. (5½x7½"), pictorial wrappers.

Condition Report: Very good or better condition.

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Report on the Climatic and Agricultural Features and the Agricultural Practice and Needs of the Arid Regions of the Pacific Slope

Lot 33: Report on the Climatic and Agricultural Features and the Agricultural Practice and Needs of the Arid Regions of the Pacific Slope

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Description: 182 pp. Errata slip laid in. (8vo) original wrappers. First Edition.

Condition Report: Some light edge wear, spine chipped; very good.

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Last Days of the Republic

Lot 34: Last Days of the Republic

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Description: 258 pp. Illustrated with drawings by G.F.Keller. Original decorative cloth. First Edition.

Condition Report: Spine ends bumped with some tearing, rubbed and darkened edges; very good.

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Two Autograph Letters Signed - 1856-57 Lonely woman emigrant in San Jose

Lot 35: Two Autograph Letters Signed - 1856-57 Lonely woman emigrant in San Jose

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Description: 2 Autograph Letters Signed to her brother, Atreus McCollum, an Illinois farmer.  “Santeclary Co.”, San Jose City, May 18, 1856. 1 pg.  “ I would give you a short history of my life in California. It has not been a very pleasant one so far though I have enjoyed good health. I have not seen much of the Country yet I am well pleased with what I have seen but when I arrived here I had only two dollars and had to go to work or go hungry so I have been serving in a milliner shop ever since…I left…now more than five months. I have had one letter from my husband, he told me he would be here by the first of May or be in his grave. O dear brother, you don’t know what trouble is, if Jo started the first of april, I have no hope of ever seeing him again, when that months passingers was crossing the Isthmus, there was a riot there and more than fifty of the passingers was killed. Dear brother…my courage fails, my heart is too full of grief, I cannot write, the tears will blind my eyes…god only knows how lonely I am…; and ALS, San Jose, Calif. Jan. 11, [1857]. 4pp. To her brother : “I have never received one scratch of a pen from you since I left home…more than a year…Father wrote to me that you had sold your farm, then I could not help kindling hope that you would come to California next spring…Cal. is the Eden of the world, it is the Isrealits promised land come and join us and live in the hope that you will never die and commune with the spirit of our savior and our dear mother…I entreat to you to search into the works of Spiritualism…I do sincerely believe that the time is near approaching when evil, sickness, sorrow will be removed and heaven and earth will be one…I am well at present and earning 30 dollars per month. I board with a very nice [?] in a private house. I… have more work engaged than I can possible do if I sew day and night for one year. I have herd from my husband he is coming a rouny the horn. I expect him every day…Tell my Father I am still his disobedient daughter… tell Ma to weep no more for me that I will soon be happy….”

Condition Report: Browned and yellowed; good to very good.

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Autograph Document Signed - 1859 Forty-Niner who helped construct the State Capitol

Lot 36: Autograph Document Signed - 1859 Forty-Niner who helped construct the State Capitol

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Description: 1 pp. with docketing note on verso.

Condition Report: Light wear; near fine.

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Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirtieth Congress.

Lot 37: Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirtieth Congress.

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Description: 1275 pp. Illustrated with 5 (of 8) folding lithographed maps, including a large hand-colored one; 7 folding tables; 15 folding illustrations. (8vo) period half calf over marbled boards, red leather spine label. First Edition.

Condition Report: Binding rubbed; lacking 3 maps, remaining maps with a few chips and tears; foxing throughout; very good.

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Check for payment of $1,000 for

Lot 38: Check for payment of $1,000 for "Grading & Planking Beale Street" - 1854 San Francisco?s Know Nothing Comptroller: William T. Sherman

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Description: Secretarial signature of William Sherman, on an ornate printed and handwritten Document. City Comptroller’s Office, San Francisco, December 18, 1854. 5x8½".  Order to the City Treasurer to pay $1,000 to H.W. Seale for “Grading & Planking Beale Street”. 

Condition Report: A few holes at top, and some yellowing (from old glue); very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1850 Newly-arrived Ship?s Captain in Cholera-plagued San Francisco

Lot 39: Autograph Letter Signed - 1850 Newly-arrived Ship?s Captain in Cholera-plagued San Francisco

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Description: Long 1300-word Autograph Letter Signed as Captain of Brig Samuel & Edward, San Francisco, Nov. 19, 1850. 4pp.

Condition Report: Yellowed with age; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1856 Miner in Nevada City Quartz Mill

Lot 40: Autograph Letter Signed - 1856 Miner in Nevada City Quartz Mill

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Description: 4 pp. 

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Scrap book and journal of honeymoon trip across the United States

Lot 41: Scrap book and journal of honeymoon trip across the United States

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Description: With an engraved card, "Betrothed Grace Ethel Wickson, John Nivison Force," and the date June 12, 1912. Includes newspaper clippings, several original photographs, plus ephemeral 'souvenirs' from the train on which they toured the country. All along with hand-written journal entries about their journey which began in Berkeley, California, and continued to Chicago, Philadelphia, New Jersey and more. They returned to Berkeley in October, 1912. In flexible leather wrappers.

Condition Report: Cover worn at edges; some of the contents a bit faded; very good.

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Two 1902-04 Silk ribbons for Democratic State Convention delegates, Sacramento and Santa Cruz

Lot 42: Two 1902-04 Silk ribbons for Democratic State Convention delegates, Sacramento and Santa Cruz

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Description: Two silk ribbons for delegates to the Democratic State Convention of 1902 (Sacramento; 2x6½", with graphic of Lady Liberty holding a Union shield) and 1904 (Santa Cruz, 2x7", with fine graphic of a Redwood tree). 

Condition Report: Veyr light edge wear; very good.

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1875 Document pledging funds for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution signed by Leland Stanford, William Ralston, and many other prominent Californians

Lot 43: 1875 Document pledging funds for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution signed by Leland Stanford, William Ralston, and many other prominent Californians

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Description: Autograph document, signed by 33 prominent Californians in January 1875. One page on a folded sheet, 39x24 cm (15¼x9½"). 

Condition Report: Some soiling, creased, extensive old tape repairs on the reverse, one tape repair on face of document; very good.

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1894 Aluminum ?Electric Tower? Souvenir, San Francisco Midwinter World?s Fair

Lot 44: 1894 Aluminum ?Electric Tower? Souvenir, San Francisco Midwinter World?s Fair

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Description: Aluminum coin: California Midwinter International Exposition / Electric Tower / 1894, (obverse) Aluminum Souvenir Stamped in Mechanics Bld. / San Francisco, Cal. Approximately 1.5 inches in diameter. 

Condition Report: Light surface wear; very good.

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[WITHDRAWN] Journals of the Proceedings of the 17th [through 26th] Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of California, Assembled in Grace Church, San Francisco

Lot 45: [WITHDRAWN] Journals of the Proceedings of the 17th [through 26th] Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of California, Assembled in Grace Church, San Francisco

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Description: [WITHDRAWN] Ten annual issues bound together. Original wrappers bound in. (8vo) later tan cloth.

Condition Report: Some wear and soiling to cloth, hinges cracked, bookplate of the Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia; very good.

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Le Comte de Raousset-Boulbon et L'Expedition de la Sonore. Correspondance - Souvenirs et Oeuvres Inedites

Lot 46: Le Comte de Raousset-Boulbon et L'Expedition de la Sonore. Correspondance - Souvenirs et Oeuvres Inedites

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Description: 318, [1] pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece of the author, plus folding engraved map of California in 1859. (8vo) rebound in dark blue morocco-backed boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Bound with 50 + blank modern leaves at rear.

Condition Report: Light shelf wear; lightly foxed; very good.

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On the Bay of San Francisco: Vallejo, U.S. Navy Yard, Mare Island and Vallejo Route.

Lot 47: On the Bay of San Francisco: Vallejo, U.S. Navy Yard, Mare Island and Vallejo Route.

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Description: 4 pp. 1 illustration from a photograph; double-page bird's-eye view/map. 23.5x10.5 cm (8¼x4") (folded size), pictorial wrappers, stapled.

Condition Report: Light wear; very good.

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The State Register and Year Book of Facts: For the Year 1859.

Lot 48: The State Register and Year Book of Facts: For the Year 1859.

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Description: iv, 432 pp. (the first four and last 12 pages are advertisements). (12mo), early calf-backed cloth. 

Condition Report: Binding rubbed; foxing; very good.

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Vacation 1916: Northwestern Pacific

Lot 49: Vacation 1916: Northwestern Pacific

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Description: 189 [i.e. 190] pp. Illustrated throughout from photographs; map. 16.5x11 cm. (6½x4¼"), original color pictorial wrappers.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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1862 Lincoln fires a Stockton Democratic political hack

Lot 50: 1862 Lincoln fires a Stockton Democratic political hack

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Description: Partially printed document, completed by hand, signed as U.S. Commissioner of Customs. 1 pp. 

Condition Report: Light wear; very good.

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