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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: 529: Fine Americana - Asian-American History - Angling - Travel - Maps & Views

529: Fine Americana - Asian-American History - Angling - Travel - Maps & Views

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


653 lots | 652 with images

March 27, 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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Typed Letter Signed - 1924 Killing a bear in a mining camp

Lot 1: Typed Letter Signed - 1924 Killing a bear in a mining camp

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Description: Typed Letter Signed - 1924 Killing a bear in a mining camp

Condition Report: Yellowing and light dampstaining mostly to center portion; very good.

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Stereoviews and photographs of Klondike mining era, ca. 1898-1906

Lot 2: Stereoviews and photographs of Klondike mining era, ca. 1898-1906

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Description: Stereoviews and photographs of Klondike mining era, ca. 1898-1906

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Five original photographs of Alaska Native Americans

Lot 3: Five original photographs of Alaska Native Americans

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Description: Five original photographs of Alaska Native Americans

Condition Report: One photograph with two tiny closed tears on edges; apparently removed from a photo-album, there are some remnants of paper on versos; very good.

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The Heart of Alaska: Fairbanks (wrapper title)

Lot 4: The Heart of Alaska: Fairbanks (wrapper title)

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Description: The Heart of Alaska: Fairbanks (wrapper title)

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

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Terminal facilities of North Pacific Ports: A compilation of all useful information concerning Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California shipping

Lot 5: Terminal facilities of North Pacific Ports: A compilation of all useful information concerning Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California shipping

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Description: Terminal facilities of North Pacific Ports: A compilation of all useful information concerning Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California shipping

Condition Report: Two small nicks to front joint; very good.

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Sixteen University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology

Lot 6: Sixteen University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology

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Description: Sixteen University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology

Condition Report: Some light wear to wrappers from handling; very good.

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American Express Company stock certificate, signed by William Fargo, Henry Wells, and Alexander Holland

Lot 7: American Express Company stock certificate, signed by William Fargo, Henry Wells, and Alexander Holland

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Description: American Express Company stock certificate, signed by William Fargo, Henry Wells, and Alexander Holland

Condition Report: Slightly puckered from old, light dampstain; very good.

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The Psalms of David [with] A Valuable Collection of Sacred Musick, Adapted to the Various Metres in Watts

Lot 8: The Psalms of David [with] A Valuable Collection of Sacred Musick, Adapted to the Various Metres in Watts

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Description: The Psalms of David [with] A Valuable Collection of Sacred Musick, Adapted to the Various Metres in Watts

Condition Report: Light wear; foxing throughout, chips and tears to a few index leaves at rear; very good.

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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 9: 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: 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...

Condition Report: A little wear, very good.

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Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Adopted by the Second Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona

Lot 10: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Adopted by the Second Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona

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Description: Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Adopted by the Second Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona

Condition Report: Rubbed extremities, tearing at spine head; front hinge cracked, a bit of dampstaining at bottom edge of several early leaves; very good.

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Audubon's Birds of America

Lot 11: Audubon's Birds of America

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Description: Audubon's Birds of America

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Drawings of John Woodhouse Audubon: Illustrating his Adventures Through Mexico and California

Lot 12: The Drawings of John Woodhouse Audubon: Illustrating his Adventures Through Mexico and California

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Description: The Drawings of John Woodhouse Audubon: Illustrating his Adventures Through Mexico and California

Condition Report: Spine a touch faded; near fine.

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Official Manual Guide and Book of Reference of the Professional Chauffers' Club of America

Lot 13: Official Manual Guide and Book of Reference of the Professional Chauffers' Club of America

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Description: Official Manual Guide and Book of Reference of the Professional Chauffers' Club of America

Condition Report: Light wear; very good.

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Errett Lobbal Cord. His Empire, His Motor Cars: Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg

Lot 14: Errett Lobbal Cord. His Empire, His Motor Cars: Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg

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Description: Errett Lobbal Cord. His Empire, His Motor Cars: Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg

Condition Report: Light wear to box; volume fine.

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The Great American Classics: Celebrating the Classic American Motor Car

Lot 15: The Great American Classics: Celebrating the Classic American Motor Car

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Description: The Great American Classics: Celebrating the Classic American Motor Car

Condition Report: Fine.

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Five booklets and brochures on early Automobiles

Lot 16: Five booklets and brochures on early Automobiles

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Description: Five booklets and brochures on early Automobiles

Condition Report: Some wear as can be expected, very good overall.

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Oakland Portola Automobile Road Race Under the Auspices of the Automobile Club of California - program

Lot 17: Oakland Portola Automobile Road Race Under the Auspices of the Automobile Club of California - program

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Description: Oakland Portola Automobile Road Race Under the Auspices of the Automobile Club of California - program

Condition Report: Wrappers detached and chipped at edges, lightly soiled; tiny tears or creasing at page edges; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1919 US Army Air Service?s Chief Test Pilot

Lot 18: Autograph Letter Signed - 1919 US Army Air Service?s Chief Test Pilot

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed - 1919 US Army Air Service?s Chief Test Pilot

Condition Report: Creasing from folding; very good.

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Photographs of African-American baseball players and possibly other celebrities used as advertising for a clothing store

Lot 19: Photographs of African-American baseball players and possibly other celebrities used as advertising for a clothing store

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Description: Photographs of African-American baseball players and possibly other celebrities used as advertising for a clothing store

Condition Report: Very good condition, as found in the SF bay area.

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Designs on the Land: Diseños of California Ranchos and their Makers

Lot 20: Designs on the Land: Diseños of California Ranchos and their Makers

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Description: Designs on the Land: Diseños of California Ranchos and their Makers

Condition Report: Light wear and spotting to binding; near fine.

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An Account of a Visit to California 1826-'27

Lot 21: An Account of a Visit to California 1826-'27

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Description: An Account of a Visit to California 1826-'27

Condition Report: Bookplate; fine.

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Constitution of the City Guards. Revised January, 1829. To which are added the names of members and government of the corps.

Lot 22: Constitution of the City Guards. Revised January, 1829. To which are added the names of members and government of the corps.

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Description: Constitution of the City Guards. Revised January, 1829. To which are added the names of members and government of the corps.

Condition Report: Disbound, wrappers chipped, previous owner's name on front; pencil marks within denoting deceased members, a handwritten list of members is laid in; good.

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On the Border with Crook - prospectus for the book published in 1891

Lot 23: On the Border with Crook - prospectus for the book published in 1891

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Description: On the Border with Crook - prospectus for the book published in 1891

Condition Report: Penciling on edge of page 1, creasing, a few nicks at edges, and light finger soiling; very good.

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Wilson's American Ornithology, with Notes by Jardine: To Which is Added a Synopsis of American Birds, Including Those Described by Bonaparte, Audubon, Nuttall, and Richardson

Lot 24: Wilson's American Ornithology, with Notes by Jardine: To Which is Added a Synopsis of American Birds, Including Those Described by Bonaparte, Audubon, Nuttall, and Richardson

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Description: Wilson's American Ornithology, with Notes by Jardine: To Which is Added a Synopsis of American Birds, Including Those Described by Bonaparte, Audubon, Nuttall, and Richardson

Condition Report: Some wear to cloth, paper a bit browned and with some foxing; very good.

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Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain

Lot 25: Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain

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Description: Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain

Condition Report: Corners bumped, light wear; very good.

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Two Democratic and Republican political ?Tickets? for the Gubernatorial Election of 1882

Lot 26: Two Democratic and Republican political ?Tickets? for the Gubernatorial Election of 1882

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Description: Two Democratic and Republican political ?Tickets? for the Gubernatorial Election of 1882

Condition Report: Period ink and pencil math notes on verso of both; very good.

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Report of the Commission for the Purpose of Examining, Testing and Investigating Voting Machines to the Senate and Assembly, thirty-third session of the Legislature of the state of California

Lot 27: Report of the Commission for the Purpose of Examining, Testing and Investigating Voting Machines to the Senate and Assembly, thirty-third session of the Legislature of the state of California

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Description: Report of the Commission for the Purpose of Examining, Testing and Investigating Voting Machines to the Senate and Assembly, thirty-third session of the Legislature of the state of California

Condition Report: Vertical crease; very good.

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***WITHDRAWN***The Games of the Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles 1932

Lot 28: ***WITHDRAWN***The Games of the Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles 1932

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

Condition Report: Fine.

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The Romance of El Camino Real. With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-) and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions

Lot 29: The Romance of El Camino Real. With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-) and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions

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Description: The Romance of El Camino Real. With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-) and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions

Condition Report: Spine sunned, some wear to edges; very good.

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Menu for a dinner in Celebration of Rabih ul Akhir, held at Islam Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Golden Gate Hall, San Francisco

Lot 30: Menu for a dinner in Celebration of Rabih ul Akhir, held at Islam Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Golden Gate Hall, San Francisco

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Description: Menu for a dinner in Celebration of Rabih ul Akhir, held at Islam Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Golden Gate Hall, San Francisco

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Nevada County California: The Most Prosperous Mining County of the United States

Lot 31: Nevada County California: The Most Prosperous Mining County of the United States

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Description: Nevada County California: The Most Prosperous Mining County of the United States

Condition Report: Gilt lettering on front wrapper slightly rubbed, faint fading; very good or better.

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Independent Ticket - Vol. I, No. I, March 16, 1901

Lot 32: Independent Ticket - Vol. I, No. I, March 16, 1901

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Description: Independent Ticket - Vol. I, No. I, March 16, 1901

Condition Report: A few tiny holes in front page, lightly creased edges; very good.

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Perfection Block And Street Guide Of The City And County Of San Francisco / Containing a complete directory of all streets, avenues, alleys, courts and terraces; showing all cross streets and new assessment block numbers with street numbers, with a

Lot 33: Perfection Block And Street Guide Of The City And County Of San Francisco / Containing a complete directory of all streets, avenues, alleys, courts and terraces; showing all cross streets and new assessment block numbers with street numbers, with a

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Description: Perfection Block And Street Guide Of The City And County Of San Francisco / Containing a complete directory of all streets, avenues, alleys, courts and terraces; showing all cross streets and new assessment block numbers with street numbers, with a list of hotels, apartments, depots, wharves, public buildings and parks, also a new and original street-car index, showing every street on which a street-car travels

Condition Report: Wrappers moderately creased and worn, tape at spine ends; tape repair to page 1; very good.

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The Evening Mail - Stockton, California newspaper reporting on the San Francisco Earthquake

Lot 34: The Evening Mail - Stockton, California newspaper reporting on the San Francisco Earthquake

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Description: The Evening Mail - Stockton, California newspaper reporting on the San Francisco Earthquake

Condition Report: Yellowed, many chips, tears and tiny holes from handling; good.

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Catalog No. 75 for Baker & Hamilton of San Francisco

Lot 35: Catalog No. 75 for Baker & Hamilton of San Francisco

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Description: Catalog No. 75 for Baker & Hamilton of San Francisco

Condition Report: Binding worn, front joint split; internally very good.

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Langley's San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing May, 1887

Lot 36: Langley's San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing May, 1887

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Description: Langley's San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing May, 1887

Condition Report: Joints and edges rubbed, spine ends chipped, perhaps lacking several advertising leaves at front (pages 35-48); very good.

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Group of menus and ephemera from Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog restaurant

Lot 37: Group of menus and ephemera from Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog restaurant

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Description: Group of menus and ephemera from Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog restaurant

Condition Report: Light wear, near fine.

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The San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing March, 1873. Embracing a general directory of residents and a business directory...

Lot 38: The San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing March, 1873. Embracing a general directory of residents and a business directory...

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Description: The San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing March, 1873. Embracing a general directory of residents and a business directory...

Condition Report: Spine ends chipped, boards worn, joints and hinges cracked; very good.

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Manuscript document testifying to a San Franciscan's residency and application to become the Chinese language translator for the Police Judge's Court

Lot 39: Manuscript document testifying to a San Franciscan's residency and application to become the Chinese language translator for the Police Judge's Court

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Description: Manuscript document testifying to a San Franciscan's residency and application to become the Chinese language translator for the Police Judge's Court

Condition Report: 1½x2¾ chip from top left corner (not affecting text), creased where folded, some smudging from handling; else very good.

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Sheet Music for the Sherman & Hyde Grand March, with a large engraved depiction of the music store in San Francisco of that name on the first page

Lot 40: Sheet Music for the Sherman & Hyde Grand March, with a large engraved depiction of the music store in San Francisco of that name on the first page

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Description: Sheet Music for the Sherman & Hyde Grand March, with a large engraved depiction of the music store in San Francisco of that name on the first page

Condition Report: Very slight darkening to paper; near fine.

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First Mortgage... Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Company to Mercantile Trust Company of San Francisco Trustee...

Lot 41: First Mortgage... Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Company to Mercantile Trust Company of San Francisco Trustee...

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Description: First Mortgage... Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Company to Mercantile Trust Company of San Francisco Trustee...

Condition Report: The whole with vertical crease; very good.

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Weber's map of Stanislaus County, California (cover title)

Lot 42: Weber's map of Stanislaus County, California (cover title)

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Description: Weber's map of Stanislaus County, California (cover title)

Condition Report: Just a bit of wear to covers, near fine to fine.

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Polk's Vallejo (California) City Directory 1937 including Fairfield... Also a Buyers' Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory...

Lot 43: Polk's Vallejo (California) City Directory 1937 including Fairfield... Also a Buyers' Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory...

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Description: Polk's Vallejo (California) City Directory 1937 including Fairfield... Also a Buyers' Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory...

Condition Report: Some soiling and discoloration to cloth, recased with spine ends replaced; former owner's rubberstamps to endpapers, offsetting to title-page, else very good.

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Vallejo Directory for 1897. Giving Names of Residents Over 18 Years of Age

Lot 44: Vallejo Directory for 1897. Giving Names of Residents Over 18 Years of Age

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Description: Vallejo Directory for 1897. Giving Names of Residents Over 18 Years of Age

Condition Report: Spine ends chipped, edges rubbed, part of paper covering lacking on rear board; very good.

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Printed Letter from the US representatives of a British shipping firm about British bolts for California clipper ships

Lot 45: Printed Letter from the US representatives of a British shipping firm about British bolts for California clipper ships

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Description: Printed Letter from the US representatives of a British shipping firm about British bolts for California clipper ships

Condition Report: Moderately yellowed and creased where folded; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1850 ?Rough and Ready? Miner on future Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field

Lot 46: Autograph Letter Signed - 1850 ?Rough and Ready? Miner on future Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed - 1850 ?Rough and Ready? Miner on future Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field

Condition Report: Envelope with the usual wear and yellowed; tiny hole on blank leaf of letter; else near fine.

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Printed and handwritten letter Signed - 1850 New York merchants and a San Francisco Vigilance Committee legend

Lot 47: Printed and handwritten letter Signed - 1850 New York merchants and a San Francisco Vigilance Committee legend

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Description: Printed and handwritten letter Signed - 1850 New York merchants and a San Francisco Vigilance Committee legend

Condition Report: Faint yellowing; very good.

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1850 San Francisco to a Mormon Island Miner

Lot 48: Autograph Letter Signed - 1850 San Francisco to a Mormon Island Miner

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Description: Autograph Letter Signed - 1850 San Francisco to a Mormon Island Miner

Condition Report: Yellowed (mostly to address leaf, with small tear from removal of wax seal); very good.

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Autograph Document Signed - 1852 Founder of Alameda

Lot 49: Autograph Document Signed - 1852 Founder of Alameda

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Description: Autograph Document Signed - 1852 Founder of Alameda

Condition Report: Very light wear from handling; very good.

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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 50: 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: 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.

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

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