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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: Fine Americana - African American History - Travel & Maps
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Fine Americana - African American History - Travel & Maps

(557 Lots)

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


557 lots | 556 with images

October 24, 2013

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Two stereoviews of the Alaska Gold Rush

Lot 1: Two stereoviews of the Alaska Gold Rush

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Description: Includes 2 stereoviews:Bound for the Klondike Gold Fields, Chilkoot Pass, Alaska (Keystone 9191, 1898).“Just in from Arctic City, Alaska”, [“Esquimaux dog teams. Indispensable to the Yukoners”] (Keystone 11530, 1899). Both 3½x7" with descriptions on verso, the first by John P. Clum, U.S.P.O. Inspector and Lecturer. Both 3½x7" with descriptions on verso, the first by John P. Clum, U.S.P.O. Inspector and Lecturer.

Condition Report: Light wear at edges; some small yellow stains on versos; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1912 Miner's letter Ruby, Alaska

Lot 2: Autograph Letter Signed - 1912 Miner's letter Ruby, Alaska

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Description: 3 pp.To “friend Joe”: “…oweing two hundred fifty dollars…had to work on the Gov. Road to pay up. I am going out two Quarts Creek in a few days to prospect and represent our ground. I expect to put the winter in and then and any of the ground that I staked you in on will be represented free of charge to you…There will be twenty or more outfits on Quarts this winter. If you want me to look after your other interests and keep you posted let me know…Garvin and I will not be together this winter as I thot we would, I guess he didn’t like the idea of being with a broke partner…about that Tip Creek ground…I might get a chance to plough it for a couple of hundred dollars if there is any excitement on Tip during the winter… I am nearly broke and I will have to have grub before I can do much work…About that tin, I will pay you for it just as soon as I get the money. This camp is going to be tighter than last winter. There will be no credit at all given and all us fellows that was in here last winter and this summer are broke flat….” Nearly ten years after the start of the Klondike Gold Rush, gold was discovered on Ruby creek, by the Yukon River, which brought a new wave of prospectors to the area. In 1910, word leaked out about another discovery of gold, some 30 miles south of Ruby; new discoveries were then reported almost daily, and Ruby became the supply center for mines in the area.To “friend Joe”: “…oweing two hundred fifty dollars…had to work on the Gov. Road to pay up. I am going out two Quarts Creek in a few days to prospect and represent our ground. I expect to put the winter in and then and any of the ground that I staked you in on will be represented free of charge to you…There will be twenty or more outfits on Quarts this winter. If you want me to look after your other interests and keep you posted let me know…Garvin and I will not be together this winter as I thot we would, I guess he didn’t like the idea of being with a broke partner…about that Tip Creek ground…I might get a chance to plough it for a couple of hundred dollars if there is any excitement on Tip during the winter… I am nearly broke and I will have to have grub before I can do much work…About that tin, I will pay you for it just as soon as I get the money. This camp is going to be tighter than last winter. There will be no credit at all given and all us fellows that was in here last winter and this summer are broke flat….” Nearly ten years after the start of the Klondike Gold Rush, gold was discovered on Ruby creek, by the Yukon River, which brought a new wave of prospectors to the area. In 1910, word leaked out about another discovery of gold, some 30 miles south of Ruby; new discoveries were then reported almost daily, and Ruby became the supply center for mines in the area.

Condition Report: Creases from folding; very good.

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The Alaska Boundary

Lot 3: The Alaska Boundary

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Description: 235 pp. Portrait frontispiece; 2 folding maps at rear. (8vo) original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.Signed by Davidson on the title page. Howes D88Signed by Davidson on the title page. Howes D88

Condition Report: Light wear; very good.

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The Gold Fields of the Klondike

Lot 4: The Gold Fields of the Klondike

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Description: Title leaf and 48 leaves of Albertype views (printed on rectos only). 7.5x22.5 cm (6¾x9"), original padded leather binding stamped in gilt.. First Edition.[Title continues]: "Illustrating all the incidents that occurred to the many who engaged in the great stampede to the gold fields of the Klondike, including the interesting scenes at Dawson and the principal mines in operation during the time ... : also scenes of the new Atlin District, as photographed by Case and Draper of Skagway.[Title continues]: "Illustrating all the incidents that occurred to the many who engaged in the great stampede to the gold fields of the Klondike, including the interesting scenes at Dawson and the principal mines in operation during the time ... : also scenes of the new Atlin District, as photographed by Case and Draper of Skagway.

Condition Report: Light wear to edges, hinges cracking; very good.

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The Heart of Alaska: Fairbanks (wrapper title)

Lot 5: The Heart of Alaska: Fairbanks (wrapper title)

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Description: [24]  pp. Illustrated from photographs. 20x13.6 cm. (8x5½"), original wrappers with map of Alaska on gilt background, lettering in black.Scarce promotional booklet - OCLC/WorldCat locates only two copies, both in Alaska institutions.Scarce promotional booklet - OCLC/WorldCat locates only two copies, both in Alaska institutions.

Condition Report: Wrappers lightly rubbed and slightly tarnished; very good.

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The Alaskan Tourist (wrapper title)

Lot 6: The Alaskan Tourist (wrapper title)

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Description: 16 duotone plates from photographs. 14.5x21 cm. (5¾x8¼"), original string-tied black wrappers lettered in white.Scarce view book of Alaska, not listed by OCLC/WorldCat. With views of Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Wrangle, Seward, various glaciers, scenes along the White Pass & Yukon Railroad, etc.Scarce view book of Alaska, not listed by OCLC/WorldCat. With views of Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Wrangle, Seward, various glaciers, scenes along the White Pass & Yukon Railroad, etc.

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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A Key to the American Tutor's Assistant

Lot 7: A Key to the American Tutor's Assistant

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Description: [iv], 183, +[4] ad pp. (12mo) original full calf. First Edition.A scarce Philadelphia imprint. OCLC WorldCat locates 13 copies.A scarce Philadelphia imprint. OCLC WorldCat locates 13 copies.

Condition Report: Binding rubbed, early owner's name several times on endpapers; foxing throughout; very good.

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Proceedings of the New Hampshire Baptist State Convention. Together with...the Baptist Anti-Slavery Society...At their Annual Meetings. Held at Hillsborough. June 27, 28 & 29 - 1843

Lot 8: Proceedings of the New Hampshire Baptist State Convention. Together with...the Baptist Anti-Slavery Society...At their Annual Meetings. Held at Hillsborough. June 27, 28 & 29 - 1843

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Description: 32 pp. (8vo) original wrappers.Three pages are devoted to the cause of the Anti-Slavery Society, which “goes gloriously on.” Earlier in the 19th century, white Baptists of both North and South were opposed to slavery, but in the 1840s, while the northerners remained fervent abolitionists, a Southern Baptist Convention was formed to defend the institution of Black slavery as ordained by God.Three pages are devoted to the cause of the Anti-Slavery Society, which “goes gloriously on.” Earlier in the 19th century, white Baptists of both North and South were opposed to slavery, but in the 1840s, while the northerners remained fervent abolitionists, a Southern Baptist Convention was formed to defend the institution of Black slavery as ordained by God.

Condition Report: All edges dampstained, especially so on wrappers; good.

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Two Colonization Society Reports

Lot 9: Two Colonization Society Reports

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Description: Includes:Thirty-Seventh Annual Report of the Vermont Colonization Society; presented at the Annual Meeting in Montpelier, October 18th, 1856. 20 pp. (8vo) original wrappers. Burlington: C. Goodrich & Co., 1856.American Colonization Society. The African Repository. Vol. XXXVII, No. XII, December 1862. 35 pp. (8vo) original blue wrappers (detached). Washington: William H. Moore, 1862.The second publication is signed on front wrapper by G.W. Keely, Professor of Mathematics at Waterville College [Colby University].  After four decades, the scheme to send freed American Blacks to “colonize” the new country of Liberia on the northwestern coast of Africa, was widely dismissed by fervent anti-slavery crusaders as a slaveholders’ diversion. Ever hopeful, in 1856, the Vermont Society detected “an evident change in public sentiment in respect to the righteousness and final success of our cause” among moderates who opposed radical abolitionism. But while such Colonization groups would survive for decades to come, the onset of Civil War was to permanently doom their “cause”. Ironically, while the final Colonization periodical of 1862 stressed sympathy for the minority of Blacks who were “free people of color”,  in a matter of days, President Lincoln would issue the Emancipation Proclamation that would make all African-Americans free.The second publication is signed on front wrapper by G.W. Keely, Professor of Mathematics at Waterville College [Colby University].  After four decades, the scheme to send freed American Blacks to “colonize” the new country of Liberia on the northwestern coast of Africa, was widely dismissed by fervent anti-slavery crusaders as a slaveholders’ diversion. Ever hopeful, in 1856, the Vermont Society detected “an evident change in public sentiment in respect to the righteousness and final success of our cause” among moderates who opposed radical abolitionism. But while such Colonization groups would survive for decades to come, the onset of Civil War was to permanently doom their “cause”. Ironically, while the final Colonization periodical of 1862 stressed sympathy for the minority of Blacks who were “free people of color”,  in a matter of days, President Lincoln would issue the Emancipation Proclamation that would make all African-Americans free.

Condition Report: Light yellowing; very good.

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Governor's Message and Reports of the Public Officers of the State...of Virginia

Lot 10: Governor's Message and Reports of the Public Officers of the State...of Virginia

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Description: Doc. No. 1. 48 pp. (8vo) light green wrappers, printed in black.Soon to become a Confederate General during the Civil War, Wise devotes 20 pages of this report to fiery abolitionist John Brown’s ill-fated attack on Harper’s Ferry and its suppression - from the southern slaveholders’ perspective. After Brown’s trial and conviction, Wise signed the order for his execution, but then, as he writes here, ordered Brown’s body released to his widow “with dignity and decency”.Soon to become a Confederate General during the Civil War, Wise devotes 20 pages of this report to fiery abolitionist John Brown’s ill-fated attack on Harper’s Ferry and its suppression - from the southern slaveholders’ perspective. After Brown’s trial and conviction, Wise signed the order for his execution, but then, as he writes here, ordered Brown’s body released to his widow “with dignity and decency”.

Condition Report: Ex-library copy from the New Hampshire State Library with rubberstamp, pencil notes, plus light soiling to wrappers; very good.

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Papers of the Archaeological Institute of America. American Series. I.

Lot 11: Papers of the Archaeological Institute of America. American Series. I.

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Description: 133, [2] pp. Map frontispiece, diagram plates. (8vo) salmon boards, printed in black.Containing two parts: 1. Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico and 2. Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos.Containing two parts: 1. Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico and 2. Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos.

Condition Report: Spine lacking, heavily worn with some soiling; good.

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The Story of the Scarab, Sacred Emblem of Ancient Egypt. From the Turqoise Shop, 1 W. 42nd St., New York City

Lot 12: The Story of the Scarab, Sacred Emblem of Ancient Egypt. From the Turqoise Shop, 1 W. 42nd St., New York City

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Description: 16 pp. Illustrated in color. 9x15.5 cm. (3½x6"), original pictorial wrappers stitched; with original unused pictorial mailing envelope..Scarce publication issued by The Turquoise Shop and the Arizona Turquoise Mines Co., managed by George Bell. With the rare original envelope. No copies listed in OCLC/WorldCat.Scarce publication issued by The Turquoise Shop and the Arizona Turquoise Mines Co., managed by George Bell. With the rare original envelope. No copies listed in OCLC/WorldCat.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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The Turquoise and Turquoise Matrix: A few words about this glorious gem... also a few Realatypes showing the Turquoise, cut and polished, pure and in the matrix...

Lot 13: The Turquoise and Turquoise Matrix: A few words about this glorious gem... also a few Realatypes showing the Turquoise, cut and polished, pure and in the matrix...

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Description: 32 pp. Illustrated throughout from photographs showing examples of jewelry made with turquoise, with prices. 23.5x15 cm. (9¼x6"), original wrappers.Scarce catalogue for Arizona turquoise - the company had mines in Mojave County, Arizona.  This mine was the exclusive supplier of The Turquoise Shop in New York, likely the store had an exclusive contract with the mine to sell only their turquoise. The catalogue includes a photograph of the mine in addition to the examples of jewelry. OCLC/WorldCat lists only the copy at the University of Arizona.Scarce catalogue for Arizona turquoise - the company had mines in Mojave County, Arizona.  This mine was the exclusive supplier of The Turquoise Shop in New York, likely the store had an exclusive contract with the mine to sell only their turquoise. The catalogue includes a photograph of the mine in addition to the examples of jewelry. OCLC/WorldCat lists only the copy at the University of Arizona.

Condition Report: A little wear, very good.

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The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. Volume 1

Lot 14: The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. Volume 1

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Description: Volume I only. [iii]-viii, [2], [11]-256. List of Subscribers. Illustrated with 70 hand-colored lithographed plates by J.T. Bowen. (8vo) 25.5x16.5 cm. (10¼x6½, period half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt-lettered, all edges gilt. .First octavo edition of Audubon's masterpiece. Contains the plates on vultures, falcons, owls, goat-suckers, swifts, swallows, and flycatchers.First octavo edition of Audubon's masterpiece. Contains the plates on vultures, falcons, owls, goat-suckers, swifts, swallows, and flycatchers.

Condition Report: Covers worn, detached; mild to moderate foxing to text pages and tissue guards, occasional light foxing to plates, one with marginal darkened patch and pinholes from previous attachment, some light offset from the text to plates, overall plates very good or better.

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Around the World in 23 Days in a Fairchild Plane

Lot 15: Around the World in 23 Days in a Fairchild Plane

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Description: 18, [6] pp. (including wrappers). Illustrated with 2 page map at center of the route around the world, photographs, and advertisements. 28x21.5 cm (11x8½") illustrated wrappers.Charles B.D. Collyer was a former barnstormer (Liberty Flyers) and airmail pilot. From June 28th to July 22nd, 1928 Collyer, with H. Mears and a terrier named Tail Wind (as passengers), flew round the world from New York and back in 23 days, 15 hours, and 21 minutes to establish an FAI record. Their circumnavigation was completed faster than a lunar cycle, and one newspaper dubbed it a "race with the moon." Later that year, Collyer and Harry Tucker attempted to set the West-East speed record with the same airplane, but crashed shortly after takeoff in Arizona. Both men died. Includes a leaf from The New York Times, Monday, November 5, 1928, reporting "Collyer and Tucker Killed when Speeding Plane hits Canyon Wall in Arizona." Leaf is yellowed with a few tiny holes and tears. Titled within: "The Fairchild Aerogram." The narrative begins with the preliminary preparation for the Collyer and Tucker flight around the world, then detail the flight and their stops along the way. Rare booklet, only 4 copies located by OCLC / Worldcat.Charles B.D. Collyer was a former barnstormer (Liberty Flyers) and airmail pilot. From June 28th to July 22nd, 1928 Collyer, with H. Mears and a terrier named Tail Wind (as passengers), flew round the world from New York and back in 23 days, 15 hours, and 21 minutes to establish an FAI record. Their circumnavigation was completed faster than a lunar cycle, and one newspaper dubbed it a "race with the moon." Later that year, Collyer and Harry Tucker attempted to set the West-East speed record with the same airplane, but crashed shortly after takeoff in Arizona. Both men died. Includes a leaf from The New York Times, Monday, November 5, 1928, reporting "Collyer and Tucker Killed when Speeding Plane hits Canyon Wall in Arizona." Leaf is yellowed with a few tiny holes and tears. Titled within: "The Fairchild Aerogram." The narrative begins with the preliminary preparation for the Collyer and Tucker flight around the world, then detail the flight and their stops along the way. Rare booklet, only 4 copies located by OCLC / Worldcat.

Condition Report: A bit of edge wear to wrappers, small chip at lower left corner of front wrapper; very good.

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Oration of Colonel E.D. Baker Over the Dead Body of Broderick

Lot 16: Oration of Colonel E.D. Baker Over the Dead Body of Broderick

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Description: 4 pp. Folded sheet. Unbound. First Edition.A eulogy by Oregon's Senator Baker, Lincoln's close friend. Baker was a talented orator; David Broderick, his subject, was one of the most interesting public figures of the 1850's. A Democratic Senator from California, Broderick was an ally of Stephen Douglas in the Party's internecine battle over Kansas. After Broderick, like Douglas, denounced the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution as a fraud, Buchanan Democrats shunned him and marked him for death. Baker says, "Never in the history of political warfare has any public man been so pursued." At the 1859 Democratic State Convention, California Supreme Court Justice David Terry called Broderick a follower, not of Stephen Douglas, but of Frederick Douglass. Broderick replied, "He had heretofore spoken of Judge Terry as an honest man, but that he now took it back." Terry, a violent man and crack shot, challenged Broderick to a duel, resigned his seat on the Court, and killed him. Broderick, the first sitting Senator to be killed in a duel, became a martyr to the anti-slavery cause. Years later Terry was killed when he assaulted Justice Stephen Field of the U.S. Supreme Court. Baker was lionized in the North for his Eulogy. A man of courage and integrity, he had little military skill and was killed early in the War. Lincoln is said to have wept when he heard the news. In today's San Francisco Baker and Broderick are neighboring streets.A eulogy by Oregon's Senator Baker, Lincoln's close friend. Baker was a talented orator; David Broderick, his subject, was one of the most interesting public figures of the 1850's. A Democratic Senator from California, Broderick was an ally of Stephen Douglas in the Party's internecine battle over Kansas. After Broderick, like Douglas, denounced the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution as a fraud, Buchanan Democrats shunned him and marked him for death. Baker says, "Never in the history of political warfare has any public man been so pursued." At the 1859 Democratic State Convention, California Supreme Court Justice David Terry called Broderick a follower, not of Stephen Douglas, but of Frederick Douglass. Broderick replied, "He had heretofore spoken of Judge Terry as an honest man, but that he now took it back." Terry, a violent man and crack shot, challenged Broderick to a duel, resigned his seat on the Court, and killed him. Broderick, the first sitting Senator to be killed in a duel, became a martyr to the anti-slavery cause. Years later Terry was killed when he assaulted Justice Stephen Field of the U.S. Supreme Court. Baker was lionized in the North for his Eulogy. A man of courage and integrity, he had little military skill and was killed early in the War. Lincoln is said to have wept when he heard the news. In today's San Francisco Baker and Broderick are neighboring streets.

Condition Report: Light edge wear, a few ink corrections; very good.

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Standard Plans for Maintenance of Way and Construction

Lot 17: Standard Plans for Maintenance of Way and Construction

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Description: [2] 140 leaves. Technical diagrams. (Oblong 4to) 22x28 cm (8½x11"), original black cloth, paper label on front. First Edition.Plans for arches, bridges, trestles, buildings, crossings, tunnels, turnouts, water tanks, etc.Plans for arches, bridges, trestles, buildings, crossings, tunnels, turnouts, water tanks, etc.

Condition Report: Paper a bit browned; very good.

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Abrégé de l'Histoire des Indiens de l'Amérique Septentrionale. Traduit de l'Allemand

Lot 18: Abrégé de l'Histoire des Indiens de l'Amérique Septentrionale. Traduit de l'Allemand

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Description: [4]. 296 pp. 18.8x10.6 cm. (7½x4¼"), original yellow printed wrappers.Abbreviated translation of: Geschichte, Character, Sitten und Gebräuche der nord-amerikanischen Indier. The author was a missionary among the Indians of Lake Superior, and wrote a grammar of the Otchipwe language as well as producing several ecclesiastical works in that language. The present volume was printed in Paris when the Baraga was in Europe raising money for his work in Michigan. Howes B111; Sabin 3246; Sotheby's Siebert Sale 393.Abbreviated translation of: Geschichte, Character, Sitten und Gebräuche der nord-amerikanischen Indier. The author was a missionary among the Indians of Lake Superior, and wrote a grammar of the Otchipwe language as well as producing several ecclesiastical works in that language. The present volume was printed in Paris when the Baraga was in Europe raising money for his work in Michigan. Howes B111; Sabin 3246; Sotheby's Siebert Sale 393.

Condition Report: Just a little edge wear and faint soiling to wrappers, occasional foxing to contents, still in very good to fine condition, untrimmed and largely unopened in the original wrappers, especially rare thus.

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The Fairport Nine

Lot 19: The Fairport Nine

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Description: x, 188, +[6] ad pp. (12mo) original green cloth stamped in gilt and black, gilt image of a baseball pitcher on the front cover and a batter on the spine. First Edition.The first novel to feature the sport of Baseball. Quite scarce.The first novel to feature the sport of Baseball. Quite scarce.

Condition Report: Light edge wear, some faint staining to cloth; some foxing; very good.

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Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States, with Speaker Colfax

Lot 20: Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States, with Speaker Colfax

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Description: [2], xix, [1], 437 [1] + 6 ad pp. Large colored folding map by J.H. Goldthwait. (8vo), original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First EditionPopular overland narrative with an attractive map of the Western United States with an inset "Plan of Central California on an Enlarged Scale. Cowan p. 67; Graff 370; Sabin 7077; Wagner-Camp 410:1; Wheat Transmississippi 1115.Popular overland narrative with an attractive map of the Western United States with an inset "Plan of Central California on an Enlarged Scale. Cowan p. 67; Graff 370; Sabin 7077; Wagner-Camp 410:1; Wheat Transmississippi 1115.

Condition Report: Spine sunned, light wear to cloth, front hinge reinforced at front flyleaf with cloth tape; map with some irregular creasing; light foxing; very good.

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Speech of Hon. D.C. Broderick of California, Against the Admission of Kansas Under the Lecompton Constitution

Lot 21: Speech of Hon. D.C. Broderick of California, Against the Admission of Kansas Under the Lecompton Constitution

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Description: 16 pp. (8vo) modern plain blue wrappers. First Edition.This is one of only two Broderick-authored items recorded by NUC, both scarce. Broderick was a Democratic Senator from California; he allied himself with Stephen Douglas in the Democratic Party's bitter internecine battle over Kansas. After Broderick, like Douglas, denounced the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution as a fraud, Buchanan Democrats shunned and threatened Broderick, and he was evidently marked for death. In the year after this speech, at the Democratic State Convention David Terry called Broderick a follower, not of Stephen Douglas, but of Frederick Douglass. Broderick intemperately responded. Terry, a Justice of the California Supreme Court, was a crack shot comfortable with violence. He challenged Broderick to a duel, resigned his seat on the Court, and killed him. Years later Terry was killed when he tried to assault Justice Stephen Field of the U.S. Supreme Court. Not in Sabin, Cowan, Eberstadt, Decker, Graff, Soliday, Dumond, or Work. This is one of only two Broderick-authored items recorded by NUC, both scarce. Broderick was a Democratic Senator from California; he allied himself with Stephen Douglas in the Democratic Party's bitter internecine battle over Kansas. After Broderick, like Douglas, denounced the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution as a fraud, Buchanan Democrats shunned and threatened Broderick, and he was evidently marked for death. In the year after this speech, at the Democratic State Convention David Terry called Broderick a follower, not of Stephen Douglas, but of Frederick Douglass. Broderick intemperately responded. Terry, a Justice of the California Supreme Court, was a crack shot comfortable with violence. He challenged Broderick to a duel, resigned his seat on the Court, and killed him. Years later Terry was killed when he tried to assault Justice Stephen Field of the U.S. Supreme Court. Not in Sabin, Cowan, Eberstadt, Decker, Graff, Soliday, Dumond, or Work. 

Condition Report: Paper a bit browned; fine.

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The Mountain Meadows Massacre

Lot 22: The Mountain Meadows Massacre

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Description: Cloth, jacket. First Edition.First edition of historian Juanita Brook's groundbreaking work on the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre,  a still-controversial part of Mormon and Western History. Adams Six Guns 287.First edition of historian Juanita Brook's groundbreaking work on the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre,  a still-controversial part of Mormon and Western History. Adams Six Guns 287.

Condition Report: Fine condition, with just a touch of wear to jacket extremities.

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Bruce's Convention Guide: Populist Munipical Convention, 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 1894

Lot 23: Bruce's Convention Guide: Populist Munipical Convention, 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 1894

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Description: 8 pp. 28x20 cm (11x8"). Woodcut illustration of an eagle and Union! on front cover.The guide to the delegates and candidates and campaign directory for the Populist Municipal Convention in San Francisco on July 31, 1894. With list of delegates, and a small map of S.F. Districts, and a woodcut portrait of Donald Bruce, Publisher of the "Political Record," Convention and Legislative Guide.The guide to the delegates and candidates and campaign directory for the Populist Municipal Convention in San Francisco on July 31, 1894. With list of delegates, and a small map of S.F. Districts, and a woodcut portrait of Donald Bruce, Publisher of the "Political Record," Convention and Legislative Guide.

Condition Report: Front cover detached and with many worm holes at edges, some yellow staining at edges; good.

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Original drawing of men hunting buffalo from the back of a train

Lot 24: Original drawing of men hunting buffalo from the back of a train

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Description: Original drawing. Graphite on board. 25x37.5 cm (9¾x14¾"). Artist unknown.A Wild West scene, depicting a trio of men on the caboose of a train, two with shotguns, hunting the buffalo that roam the hills beside them. One large buffalo at the foreground, looks at the view with one weary eye. A pair of horseback riders can be seen in the distance.A Wild West scene, depicting a trio of men on the caboose of a train, two with shotguns, hunting the buffalo that roam the hills beside them. One large buffalo at the foreground, looks at the view with one weary eye. A pair of horseback riders can be seen in the distance.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Lot 25: Insurance document for $4,000 for a school building in Angels, Calaveras County, California - issued by the Scottish Union & National Insurance Company

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Description: Large printed and hand-written document, with decorative engraved header showing a portrait illustration of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, First President of This Company, and Scottish Union & National Insurance Company, with their location information. 55.5x42.5 cm (21¾x16¾"). Verso with abbreviated information, and hand-writing.With a typed addition, pasted to the body of the contract, that reads: "$4000-----On the two story and basement frame School Building, now in course of construction, together with the material for use in the construction of the same...in the Town of Angels, Calaveras County, Cal. Privilege granted to complete without extra charge and for other concurrent insurance. This slip is attached to and made a part of Policy...issued to Hugh Brunton, Contractor, & Trustees of The Angels School District, by the Scottish Union & National Insurance Company," and then signed by the agent, and dated July 12, 1900.With a typed addition, pasted to the body of the contract, that reads: "$4000-----On the two story and basement frame School Building, now in course of construction, together with the material for use in the construction of the same...in the Town of Angels, Calaveras County, Cal. Privilege granted to complete without extra charge and for other concurrent insurance. This slip is attached to and made a part of Policy...issued to Hugh Brunton, Contractor, & Trustees of The Angels School District, by the Scottish Union & National Insurance Company," and then signed by the agent, and dated July 12, 1900.

Condition Report: Some yellowing to verso, a few pin-sized holes at creases; very good.

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Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas. Mountain View, California

Lot 26: Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas. Mountain View, California

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Description: 27 pp. (8vo) original wrappers. First Edition.Reprinted from the "Mountain View Register". April, May & June, 1894.Reprinted from the "Mountain View Register". April, May & June, 1894.

Condition Report: Wrappers splitting along spine fold, some chipping to corners; very good.

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By-Laws of the Newcastle Fruit Growers' Association of Newcastle, Placer Co., California Upon date of February 10, 1912

Lot 27: By-Laws of the Newcastle Fruit Growers' Association of Newcastle, Placer Co., California Upon date of February 10, 1912

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Description: 16 pp. 15x11 cm (5¾x4¼") original green printed wrappers.Nice little booklet of By-Laws of a Placer County fruit growers' organization. Line of text on pp. 15 crossed out in red ink, plus a small addendum slip tipped in on pp. 16 and two names underlined in red.Nice little booklet of By-Laws of a Placer County fruit growers' organization. Line of text on pp. 15 crossed out in red ink, plus a small addendum slip tipped in on pp. 16 and two names underlined in red.

Condition Report: Pencil marks to front cover, other faint finger soiling to wrappers; bottom page corners with tiny creases; very good.

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Clover Heights - promotional brochure

Lot 28: Clover Heights - promotional brochure

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Description: Folding brochure for the area now known as the Castro. Photograph on front cover, folds out for 5 more panels of information. 21.6x18.8 cm. (8½x7½").Rare promotional piece for the area now known as the Castro. Only 2 copies located by OCLC / Worldcat.Rare promotional piece for the area now known as the Castro. Only 2 copies located by OCLC / Worldcat.

Condition Report: A touch of wear at edges; else fine.

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First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, San Francisco, California

Lot 29: First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, San Francisco, California

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Description: Photo-lithograph by Britton & Rey of the church designed by Samuel Newsom. 57.5x36 cm. (22¾x14¼") plus wide margins.The church on Geary Street near Gough in San Francisco, designed by the noted architect Samuel Newsom, to whom former Mayor Gavin Newsom is related if not actually descended from.The church on Geary Street near Gough in San Francisco, designed by the noted architect Samuel Newsom, to whom former Mayor Gavin Newsom is related if not actually descended from.

Condition Report: Some marginal staining, very good.

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San Francisco, the Metropolis and Entrepot of the Pacific: A publication containing a history of the first fifty years of the growth of the metropolis, descriptions of its leading and influential business enterprises... with biographies of its

Lot 30: San Francisco, the Metropolis and Entrepot of the Pacific: A publication containing a history of the first fifty years of the growth of the metropolis, descriptions of its leading and influential business enterprises... with biographies of its

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Description: 123 [i.e. 115] pp. Illustrated from photographs. 32.2x24.5 cm. (12¾x9¾"), original wrappers.San Francisco fifty years after the beginning of the Gold Rush. Pages [63]-[70] are skipped in pagination, and pp.[71]-123 comprise "Brief sketches of representative business men of San Francisco." A rare item: OCLC/WorldCat lists only four copies, at the California State Library; Yale University; the Huntington Library; and the National Library of Australia.San Francisco fifty years after the beginning of the Gold Rush. Pages [63]-[70] are skipped in pagination, and pp.[71]-123 comprise "Brief sketches of representative business men of San Francisco." A rare item: OCLC/WorldCat lists only four copies, at the California State Library; Yale University; the Huntington Library; and the National Library of Australia.

Condition Report: Some creasing and staining to wrappers, stain to title-page; else very good.

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

Lot 31: 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 EditionIncludes the text of acts establishing a public street called "Montgomery Street South" (now New Montgomery Street) in San Francisco; authorizing construction of a canal from Stockton to the San Joaquin River; authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Russian River.Includes the text of acts establishing a public street called "Montgomery Street South" (now New Montgomery Street) in San Francisco; authorizing construction of a canal from Stockton to the San Joaquin River; authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Russian River.

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

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Santa Clara County, California

Lot 32: 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. Souvenir for the 16th International Convention of the Christian Endeavor Societies, held in San Francisco, July 7-12, 1897. Scarce.Souvenir for the 16th International Convention of the Christian Endeavor Societies, held in San Francisco, July 7-12, 1897. Scarce.

Condition Report: Wear and soiling to wrappers; very good.

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Architecture of Allen & Young

Lot 33: Architecture of Allen & Young

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Description: 128 pp. Original brown decorative wrappers, cloth spine (appears original).Allen & Young was a popular architecture firm in the state of California during the 1920s and 1930s. Page 70 onward are all advertisements.Allen & Young was a popular architecture firm in the state of California during the 1920s and 1930s. Page 70 onward are all advertisements.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Index Registration, City of Vallejo Solano County. General Election, November 6, 1906

Lot 34: Index Registration, City of Vallejo Solano County. General Election, November 6, 1906

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Description: 20x12 cm (8x4¾") original gray printed wrappers.Covering the officials of ten precincts in Vallejo, of Solano County, California. OCLC / Worldcat only has this index for the year 1910.Covering the officials of ten precincts in Vallejo, of Solano County, California. OCLC / Worldcat only has this index for the year 1910.

Condition Report: Chipping and tears to spine; very good.

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Two investment brochures for land in the Westwood Village, a suburb of Los Angeles

Lot 35: Two investment brochures for land in the Westwood Village, a suburb of Los Angeles

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Description: Each is a folding brochure, that folds out to the same map titled "Map of Westwood Hills, Holmby Hills, Westwood Village." By C.E. Chandler 3 10-31. One has newspaper-style printing on the opposite side, titled in large red letters, "Westwood Hills," and when folded on the Art Deco style blue illustrated covers, "Westwood Village." The other is blank on verso, except for the matching Art Deco style blue illustrated covers when folded.Rare promotional map, only 1 copy located by OCLC / Worldcat at UCLA. This brochure mentions UCLA on it's newspaper-style text, "U.C.L.A. Records Astounding Growth." It "reports" on various perks such as good schools and churches, yachting, and what a good investment the real estate is. The copy without the text on verso could be an early "dummy" copy of this brochure. Both with the vibrant Art Deco style art in green, white, blue and yellow, by the artist Nicoll.Rare promotional map, only 1 copy located by OCLC / Worldcat at UCLA. This brochure mentions UCLA on it's newspaper-style text, "U.C.L.A. Records Astounding Growth." It "reports" on various perks such as good schools and churches, yachting, and what a good investment the real estate is. The copy without the text on verso could be an early "dummy" copy of this brochure. Both with the vibrant Art Deco style art in green, white, blue and yellow, by the artist Nicoll.

Condition Report: The one with newspaper-style text with tape at center horizontal crease about half way through; very good.

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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 36: 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.Includes reports on California viticulture, wines and brandies, etc.Includes reports on California viticulture, wines and brandies, etc.

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

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Special Provisions Proposal and Contract for Constructing a Portion of State Highway in Monterey County [and] Placer and Nevada Counties - two state highway contracts

Lot 37: Special Provisions Proposal and Contract for Constructing a Portion of State Highway in Monterey County [and] Placer and Nevada Counties - two state highway contracts

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Description: Two state highway contracts:Monterey County, Between Chualar and Salinas; District V, Route 2, Section B. 9 pp. + page 13 [pages 10, 11, 12, 14 & 15 removed]. Contract No. 45KC2. 28x21.5 cm (11x8½") original brown printed wrappers.Placer and Nevada Counties, Between Airport and Soda Springs; District III, Route 37, Sections E, F, A and B. 19 pp. + 3 notary signed leaves. Contract No. 43TC3. 28x21.5 cm (11x8½") original gray printed wrappers.Two state highway contract documents, with office circulation notes. An insight into the proposal process for constructing California State Highways, in Monterey and Pacer Counties in the 1930s.Two state highway contract documents, with office circulation notes. An insight into the proposal process for constructing California State Highways, in Monterey and Pacer Counties in the 1930s.

Condition Report: A touch of wear; Monterey highway document lacks a few leaves (see above); very good.

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Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies. Monterey, California June 24 - 25, 1955

Lot 38: Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies. Monterey, California June 24 - 25, 1955

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Description: 59 pp. 23x15 cm (9x6") yellow wrappers printed in black.Scarce conference publication. Only 3 copies of it located by OCLC / Worldcat. With very interesting articles on California history including: An Interpretation of Mission-Indian Relationship[s] in Spanish California, by Joseph A. McGowan. Parisian Paupers in the California Gold Rush, by William F. Shepard.Scarce conference publication. Only 3 copies of it located by OCLC / Worldcat. With very interesting articles on California history including: An Interpretation of Mission-Indian Relationship[s] in Spanish California, by Joseph A. McGowan. Parisian Paupers in the California Gold Rush, by William F. Shepard.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Bulletin Announcement of the Fresno Meeting of the California Teachers' Association at Fresno, December 26-29, 1906

Lot 39: Bulletin Announcement of the Fresno Meeting of the California Teachers' Association at Fresno, December 26-29, 1906

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Description: [16] pp. Photographs, plus 1 map of Fresno with index. 25.5x17.5 cm (10x7") original brown wrappers, printed in dark brown with grape-vine illustration and a circular view of Kearney-Lodge, cover art by Laura E. Marshall.A Fresno guide for all teacher attending the meeting in late December, 1906.A Fresno guide for all teacher attending the meeting in late December, 1906.

Condition Report: A touch foxed on wrappers and on first page; very good.

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Address by the Committee of Fifty to the People

Lot 40: Address by the Committee of Fifty to the People

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Description: 4 pp. (8vo) original printed wrappers. First Edition.The Committee of Fifty of the California Democratic Party protest bitterly that Republicans in Washington have ignored their plea for relief from Chinese immigration. Indeed, the Administration "wantonly denies to the people of the Pacific Slope relief from a scourge that menaces their very existence." Republican presidents-- "a President by fraud" [i.e., Hayes] and "a President by accident" [i.e., Arthur] -- have spurned "the loyal supplication of California." Instead, they have been "guided by a Chinese Embassador." California, says the Committee of Fifty, needs relief from "the pagans of Asia" and "the degrading competition of coolie labor." The fifty Committee members are listed on the rear wrapper. Cowan 121. OCLC locates 7 copies.The Committee of Fifty of the California Democratic Party protest bitterly that Republicans in Washington have ignored their plea for relief from Chinese immigration. Indeed, the Administration "wantonly denies to the people of the Pacific Slope relief from a scourge that menaces their very existence." Republican presidents-- "a President by fraud" [i.e., Hayes] and "a President by accident" [i.e., Arthur] -- have spurned "the loyal supplication of California." Instead, they have been "guided by a Chinese Embassador." California, says the Committee of Fifty, needs relief from "the pagans of Asia" and "the degrading competition of coolie labor." The fifty Committee members are listed on the rear wrapper. Cowan 121. OCLC locates 7 copies.

Condition Report: Some light soiling to wrappers; light creasing; very good.

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The California Land Show: An Exposition of the Land of California and its Resources

Lot 41: The California Land Show: An Exposition of the Land of California and its Resources

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Description: [24] pp. Illustrations from photographs. 15.5x23 cm (6x9") original pictorial wrappers. First Edition.A promotional booklet for potential exhibitors. Scarce.A promotional booklet for potential exhibitors. Scarce.

Condition Report: Light wear, dampstain at lower corner; very good.

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California Resorts Open All Year Round (wrapper title)

Lot 42: California Resorts Open All Year Round (wrapper title)

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Description: [20] 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.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.

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Cambria Development Company, owners and developers Cambria Pines By-the Sea.

Lot 43: Cambria Development Company, owners and developers Cambria Pines By-the Sea.

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Description: Single folding sheet, 12 panels on each side. On one side are 8 panels of text and title and four panels of a bird's-eye "Artists' Conception Map'; on the other side is a photo-montage with approx. 29 images. Overall 46x60 cm. (18x23¾"), folding to 23x11 cm. (9x4¼").Rare promotional flier for the coastal town just north of Morro Bay, a community primed for development, "Necessity of the future absolutely dictates the location of another great city on the California Coast. Speculation is staggered to contemplate what fortunes may be made by those who invest now in Cambria Pines By-the-Sea." OCLC/WorldCat locates only one copy, at Yale.Rare promotional flier for the coastal town just north of Morro Bay, a community primed for development, "Necessity of the future absolutely dictates the location of another great city on the California Coast. Speculation is staggered to contemplate what fortunes may be made by those who invest now in Cambria Pines By-the-Sea." OCLC/WorldCat locates only one copy, at Yale.

Condition Report: Very good or better condition.

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Frauds in Lands in California. Decision of Secretary of Interior. Resolution of Assembly of California Legislature...Senate Bill No. 805, and House Bill No. 3364, identical, proposing to confirm illegal Indemnity School Selections in California.

Lot 44: Frauds in Lands in California. Decision of Secretary of Interior. Resolution of Assembly of California Legislature...Senate Bill No. 805, and House Bill No. 3364, identical, proposing to confirm illegal Indemnity School Selections in California.

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Description: 10 pp. (8vo) original blue wrappers, printed in black. First Edition.The State Land Commission and other Californians are furious at the Department of the Interior for invalidating California's decision to limit its homestead land sales to a maximum of 320 acres per person; the Department is in the grip of "the greed and influence of these land monopolists." The decision "enables the few land monopolists of this State to be preferred to the bona fide settler, and hold the lands for speculation." The Los Angeles firm of Gould & Blanchard represented claimants struggling against the "insatiate avarice" of the land monopolists; its petition to reverse the Secretary's decision is included here. Cowan 221. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Soliday, Graff, Rocq, Drury, Weber [Bibliography of L.A.], Sabin.The State Land Commission and other Californians are furious at the Department of the Interior for invalidating California's decision to limit its homestead land sales to a maximum of 320 acres per person; the Department is in the grip of "the greed and influence of these land monopolists." The decision "enables the few land monopolists of this State to be preferred to the bona fide settler, and hold the lands for speculation." The Los Angeles firm of Gould & Blanchard represented claimants struggling against the "insatiate avarice" of the land monopolists; its petition to reverse the Secretary's decision is included here. Cowan 221. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Soliday, Graff, Rocq, Drury, Weber [Bibliography of L.A.], Sabin.

Condition Report: Spine splitting, corner chipped on front wrapper; very good.

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In semi-tropical California. [Where to go and how to get there...]

Lot 45: In semi-tropical California. [Where to go and how to get there...]

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Description: 32 pp. including wrappers. Illustrated from photographs; folding map. 6¼x4"), pictorial wrappers.Scarce promotional booklet issued by the Southern Pacific Co., with 4-page table of fares at the end. OCLC/WorldCat lists on copy of the 1893 edition (22 pages) and four copies of the 1895 edition (38 pages), but no copy of this 32-page 1894 edition. The date is printed in the lower margin of the front wrapper, in this instance 2-20-94. The folding "Map of the Southern Pacific Company's Roads in Southern California" extends from Santa Barbara to San Juan Capistrano along the coast, and east as far as Banning.Scarce promotional booklet issued by the Southern Pacific Co., with 4-page table of fares at the end. OCLC/WorldCat lists on copy of the 1893 edition (22 pages) and four copies of the 1895 edition (38 pages), but no copy of this 32-page 1894 edition. The date is printed in the lower margin of the front wrapper, in this instance 2-20-94. The folding "Map of the Southern Pacific Company's Roads in Southern California" extends from Santa Barbara to San Juan Capistrano along the coast, and east as far as Banning.

Condition Report: Some darkening and wear to wrappers, a corner chipped, else very good.

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Journal of the Senate of the State of California; At Their First Session, Begun and Held at Puebla de San Jose [bound with] Journal of the House Assembly of the State of California...

Lot 46: Journal of the Senate of the State of California; At Their First Session, Begun and Held at Puebla de San Jose [bound with] Journal of the House Assembly of the State of California...

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Description: 2 volumes in 1. 570, (571)-1347 pp. (Thick 8vo) Modern half calf, using the original period boards, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. First Edition.The first edition of the historic first Senate and House journals of the new State of California. This copy belonged to James C. Moorehead of San Joaquin, one of the members of the Assembly, and is signed by him on the front endpapers. These landmark Journals contain all the foundation laws for the new State, accompanying votes, and numerous reports: the organization of House and Senate, election of United States Senators, Governor's messages, establishment of County boundaries, explanation of the derivation of the names of Counties, the proposed State of Deseret with its Constitution, adoption of the civil and common law, establishment of the seat of Government, reactions to the proposed Compromise of 1850, and a host of other significant matters. Greenwood says that, despite the San Jose imprint, the Journals were printed in New York. Greenwood 167n.The first edition of the historic first Senate and House journals of the new State of California. This copy belonged to James C. Moorehead of San Joaquin, one of the members of the Assembly, and is signed by him on the front endpapers. These landmark Journals contain all the foundation laws for the new State, accompanying votes, and numerous reports: the organization of House and Senate, election of United States Senators, Governor's messages, establishment of County boundaries, explanation of the derivation of the names of Counties, the proposed State of Deseret with its Constitution, adoption of the civil and common law, establishment of the seat of Government, reactions to the proposed Compromise of 1850, and a host of other significant matters. Greenwood says that, despite the San Jose imprint, the Journals were printed in New York. Greenwood 167n.

Condition Report: Boards rubbed; some foxing and browning within, repair to title page; very good.

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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 47: 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: Ten annual issues bound together. Original wrappers bound in. (8vo) later tan cloth.Also bound in is Bishop Kip's "Characteristics of the Age: A Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of California, at the Opening of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention...May 3d, 1876." (San Francisco, 1876). 20pp, no wrappers. The Journals and accompanying documents are a primary source for the history of the Protestant Episcopal Church in California during these years. Sabin 66161; Cowan 503; Drury 531, 583, 632, 675, 719, 758, 802, 845, 898, 929, 946.Also bound in is Bishop Kip's "Characteristics of the Age: A Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of California, at the Opening of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention...May 3d, 1876." (San Francisco, 1876). 20pp, no wrappers. The Journals and accompanying documents are a primary source for the history of the Protestant Episcopal Church in California during these years. Sabin 66161; Cowan 503; Drury 531, 583, 632, 675, 719, 758, 802, 845, 898, 929, 946.

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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Journals of the Proceedings of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California. 1850-1888

Lot 48: Journals of the Proceedings of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California. 1850-1888

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Description: From the 1850 Primary Convention and the Second Tri-Ennial Convention [1853] through the Thirty-Eighth Annual Convention of 1888, inclusive. Except for the Primary Convention [Baltimore: 1850], all are California imprints [usually San Francisco but also Sacramento (1857, 1859, 1860), Stockton (1861, 1870, 1880, 1883, 1884), and Los Angeles (1882)]. 36 pamphlets in 3 volumes. Two volumes lacking covers, the third worn. Also includes: The Journal of the 1857 Special Convention [Sacramento: 1857]; The 'Digest of the Canons and General Regulations [San Francisco: 1873]The 'Digest of the Canons and the General Regulations...' [Stockton: 1884]. Journals of the Convocations of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Missionary District of Northern California. 1875-1891, 1894-1899. First through Seventeenth, Twentieth through Twenty-Fifth Convocations. All California imprints [in addition to San Francisco, Santa Rosa (1877, 1894-1897), Sacramento (1879, 1886, 1887), Vallejo (1882), Napa (1883-1885), Oakland (1888), Auburn (1891, 1898, 1899)]. A total of 22 pamphlets, all stitched or with original staples, in original printed wrappers [1888 and 1894 lacking the rear wrap]. Journals of the Conventions of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles. 1895-1900, from the 1895 Primary Convention, the 1896 First Annual Convention, through the 1900 Fifth Annual Convention. Six pamphlets, all printed in Riverside except for the 1900 Convention, which was printed in Los Angeles, in original printed wrappers. Light soil and some scattered wrapper wear.The Constitutions and Canons of the Diocese of Los Angeles as Adopted in the First Annual Convention...With Additions and Amendments as Adopted 1897 to 1902 Inclusive. [Los Angeles?: 1902].The Journals and accompanying documents are the primary source for the Protestant Episcopal Church in California, and an extraordinary repository of information on California in the last half of the 19th Century; travel and transportation; the hardships faced by ministers and settlers; and the development of its religious and cultural institutions. Sabin 66161; Cowan 503; Rocq 4321 [LA: 1900]; Greenwood 399, 493, 588, 724, 855, 856, 982, 1133, 1335, 1516, 1689; Drury 31, 50, 67, 99, 129, 130, 159, 186, 233, 269, 309, 349, 405, 454, 493, 531, 583, 632, 675, 719, 758, 802, 845, 898, 899, 946.   The Journals and accompanying documents are the primary source for the Protestant Episcopal Church in California, and an extraordinary repository of information on California in the last half of the 19th Century; travel and transportation; the hardships faced by ministers and settlers; and the development of its religious and cultural institutions. Sabin 66161; Cowan 503; Rocq 4321 [LA: 1900]; Greenwood 399, 493, 588, 724, 855, 856, 982, 1133, 1335, 1516, 1689; Drury 31, 50, 67, 99, 129, 130, 159, 186, 233, 269, 309, 349, 405, 454, 493, 531, 583, 632, 675, 719, 758, 802, 845, 898, 899, 946.   

Condition Report: Ex-library with markings, bookplate, etc. All with some wear overall good and better.

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Proceedings of the Union State Convention, Held at Sacramento, on the 17th, 18th and 19th Days of June, 1863

Lot 49: Proceedings of the Union State Convention, Held at Sacramento, on the 17th, 18th and 19th Days of June, 1863

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Description: 28, [3 blank], [1] pp. (8vo) original printed self-wrappers. First Edition.The Convention marked the Union Party's first anniversary. Nathaniel Holland was Chairman. The Party welcomed those "who sustain the policy of the Administration in the efforts to suppress the Rebellion, and who are in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the War to final success." The Party's Platform "heartily" endorses the Emancipation Proclamation, and denounces "the malignant tribe of Copperheads," who "seek, on all occasions, to discourage our armies in the field." The participants and their doings-- with speeches, platform, and votes-- are carefully chronicled here. Cowan 650; Rocq 6959.The Convention marked the Union Party's first anniversary. Nathaniel Holland was Chairman. The Party welcomed those "who sustain the policy of the Administration in the efforts to suppress the Rebellion, and who are in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the War to final success." The Party's Platform "heartily" endorses the Emancipation Proclamation, and denounces "the malignant tribe of Copperheads," who "seek, on all occasions, to discourage our armies in the field." The participants and their doings-- with speeches, platform, and votes-- are carefully chronicled here. Cowan 650; Rocq 6959.

Condition Report: Outer leaves soiled, light wear; some foxing; very good.

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Special Catalina Excursions. The One-Day Trip Covering Round-trip, Los Angeles to Catalina and return...also ride on Glass Bottom Boat and Luncheon at Atwater Cafeteria... $4½ - Broadside

Lot 50: Special Catalina Excursions. The One-Day Trip Covering Round-trip, Los Angeles to Catalina and return...also ride on Glass Bottom Boat and Luncheon at Atwater Cafeteria... $4½ - Broadside

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Description: Broadside printed in black and red. 46x14.5 cm (18x5¾").Rare broadside for excursions on one or two-day trips.Rare broadside for excursions on one or two-day trips.

Condition Report: Small tear at top edge, and a bit of loss there, also tipped onto board along left edge; very good.

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