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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: Sale 539: Fine Americana - African-American History - Travel & Exploration - Cartography

Sale 539: Fine Americana - African-American History - Travel & Exploration - Cartography

(539 Lots)

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


539 lots | 534 with images

August 14, 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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Images of A Golden Era

Lot 1: Images of A Golden Era

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Description: 125, [2] pp. Color plates after paintings by Abril. 21.5x27.5 cm (8½x11"), gilt-lettered leatherette; matching slipcase. No. 75 of of 125 copies.

Condition Report: Fine.

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Autograph letter of introduction from John Quincy Adams to Henry Jackson, U.S. Charge d'Affaires at Paris

Lot 2: Autograph letter of introduction from John Quincy Adams to Henry Jackson, U.S. Charge d'Affaires at Paris

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Description: Autograph letter, signed. Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Adams. Letter approximately 3¾x7" (visible); overall 16½x11¾".

Condition Report: Creased, some browning; appears fine. Not examined out of frame.

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Advertising Broadside for Allen's Lung Balsam

Lot 3: Advertising Broadside for Allen's Lung Balsam

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Description: Printed broadside with a woodcut of a marching elephant in boots. Approximately  9½x12½” printed on yellow paper, matted and framed.

Condition Report: Appears in very good condition, not examined out of frame.

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Album of photographs from the Yukon Territory

Lot 4: Album of photographs from the Yukon Territory

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Description: Approximately 25 photographs, various sizes, 4½x6½" and larger, mounted to leaves in an early 20th century album.

Condition Report: Light wear to photos, one chipped, a few with some small losses to the surface; very good.

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Four Railroad Advertising Cards, circa 1898. Yukon and Atlin Gold Rush

Lot 5: Four Railroad Advertising Cards, circa 1898. Yukon and Atlin Gold Rush

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Description: Four cards, 11x8½", headed, "The Direct Route to Atlin and Yukon Gold Fields." 

Condition Report: All show moderate wear with some chipping at the edges and corners which are damaged or bent; very good.

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Seven stereopticon slides of mining in Alaska

Lot 6: Seven stereopticon slides of mining in Alaska

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Description: Seven stereopticon slides, 3½x7", on stiff mounts.

Condition Report: Light wear; near fine.

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Poor Roger, 1768. The American Country Almanack, for the Year of Christian Account 1768.

Lot 7: Poor Roger, 1768. The American Country Almanack, for the Year of Christian Account 1768.

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Description: [30 (of 32)] pp. Lacking final leaf. (8vo) 17.5x11cm (7x4¼") stitched. 

Condition Report: Lacking final leaf, edges chipped, long tear to one leaf; very good.

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Poor Thomas Improved: Being More's Country Almanack for the Year of Christian Account, 1767

Lot 8: Poor Thomas Improved: Being More's Country Almanack for the Year of Christian Account, 1767

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Description: 32 pp. Disbound.

Condition Report: Disbound, some light wear, title leaf soiled, early owner's name at head of title page; very good.

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The Gospel Witness...Together with the Journal of a Travelling Preacher...to which is Subjoined a Sermon Delivered by an Indian

Lot 9: The Gospel Witness...Together with the Journal of a Travelling Preacher...to which is Subjoined a Sermon Delivered by an Indian

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Description: 208 pp. (12mo) period full calf, red leather label. First Edition.

Condition Report: Leather worn, label chipped; foxing throughout; good.

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Eleven volumes of Americana from various fine presses

Lot 10: Eleven volumes of Americana from various fine presses

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Description: Includes: Liknis, Mrs. J. W.: Six Years Experience as a Book Agent in California, including My Trip from New York to San Francisco vi Nicaragua. The Book Club of California: 1992. Delgado, James P., Ed.: The Log of Apollo, 1849. The Book Club of California: 1986. Farmer, David & Rennard Strickland, Eds.: A Trumpet of our own. Prospectus laid in. The Book Club of California: 1981. Sullivan, Joseph A.: The Life and Career of Tiburcio Vasquez. Biobooks: 1944. Black, Eleonora & Sidney Robertson, Eds.: The Gold Rush Song Book. The Colt Press, 1940. Walker, Franklin, Ed.: Mary Austin: Mother of Felipe. The Book Club of California, 1950. Thayer, James Bradley: A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson. The Book Club of California, 1980. Stevenson, Robert Louis: The Silverado Squatters. 1952. Life among the Indians or: The Captivity of the Oatman Girls among the Apache & Mohave Indians. The Grabhorn Press, 1935. Wither, Oscar Osburn: A Friend of the Mormons. Gelber-Lilienthal, INC., 1937. Rogers, Fred B.: Soldiers of the Overland. The Grabhorn Press, 1938.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Fifteen volumes of Americana from The Arthur H. Clark Company

Lot 11: Fifteen volumes of Americana from The Arthur H. Clark Company

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Description: Includes: Western Lands and Waters Series: Volume XV: Couch, Brodie: Jornada del Muerto. 1989. Northwest Historical Series: Volume XVI: The Voyage of Sutil and Mexicana 1792. 1991. News of the Plains and Rockies 1803-1865. Volume I & II. 1996. American Trails Series: XV: Shumate, Albert: The Notorious I. C. Woods of the Adams Express. Two editions. 1986. Frontier Military Series: XIII: Pohanka, Brain C.: Nelson A. Miles. 1985; XIV: Ellington, Charles G.: The Trial of U. S. Grant, The Pacific Coast Years, 1852-1854. 1987; XVII: Strobridge, William F.: Regulars in the Redwoods. 1994; XVI: Hardorff, Richard G., Ed.: Hokahey! A Good Day to Die!. 1993; XVIII: Hardorff, Richard G., Ed.: Cheyenne Memories of the Custer Fight. 1995. Two copies. Western Frontiersmen Series: XIV: Clarke, Charles C.: The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 1970; XXVI: Herring, Patricia Roche: General Jose Comse Urrea. 1995. American Trails Series: XII: Sargent, Shirley: Seeking the Elephant, 1849. 1980.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Nine volumes of Americana, some by The Book Club of California and The Colt Press

Lot 12: Nine volumes of Americana, some by The Book Club of California and The Colt Press

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Description: Includes: Andrews, Thomas F., Ed.: English Privateers at Cabo San Lucas. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1979. Dane, Ezra, Ed.: A Sojourn with Royalty and Other Sketches by "Old Block". George Fields of San Francsico, 1936. Browne, Ross: The Indians of California. No. 2 of the Colt Press Series of California Classics. MacArthur, Mildred Yorba, Ed.: California-Spanish Proverbs. San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1954. Horn, Tom: Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1987. Taylor, Edgar Dorsey: Baja California Woodcuts. Los Angeles: The Plantin Press, 1969. The Queen of California. San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1945. Hall, Carroll Douglas: The Terry-Broderick Duel. San Francisco: The Colt Press, [1939]. Werner, Emmy E.: Pioneer Children on the Journey West. Boulder, San Francisco, Oxford: Westview Press, [1995].

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Seven volumes of Americana by The Book Club of California

Lot 13: Seven volumes of Americana by The Book Club of California

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Description: Includes: Taylor, M., Ed.: The Gold Digger's Song Book. 1975. Cowan, Roert E.: An Essay by Gary F. Kurutz on A Bibliography of California and the Pacific West, 1510-1906. One of 390 copies. 1993. Bierce Ambrose: A Horseman in the Sky; A Watcher by the Dead; The Man and the Snake. No. 191 of 400 copies. 1920. Davison, Richard Allan: Charles & Kathleen Norris: The Courtship Years. 1993. Alger, Jr., Horatio: The Young Miner; or, Tom Nelson in California. Prospectus laid in. 1965. Splatt, Cynthia: Isadora Duncan & Gordon Craig. 1988. Levinsohn, John L.: Frank Morrison of the Argonaut. Prosepctus laid in. 1989.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Seven volumes of Americana from The Book Club of California

Lot 14: Seven volumes of Americana from The Book Club of California

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Description: Includes: Kurutz, Gary F.: Benjamin C. Truman. Prospectus laid in. 1984. Rawls, James J., Ed.: Dan De Quille of the Big Bonanza. Prospectus laid in. 1980. Crisler, Jesse S.: Frank Norris: Colllected Letters. One of 500 copies. Prospectus laid in. 1980. White, Gerald T.: Baptism in oil. One of 500 copies. Prospectus laid in. 1984. Genini, Ronald & Richard Hitchman: Romualdo Pecheco: A California in Two Eras. One of 500 copies. 1985. Vignettes of Eraly California: Childhood Reminiscences of Juan Bautista Alvarado. Prospectus laid in. 1982. Nicholson, John & David K. Strate, Eds.: By Horse, Stage & Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn. One of 450 copies. 1988.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Seventeen volumes of Americana by The Arthur H. Clark Company

Lot 15: Seventeen volumes of Americana by The Arthur H. Clark Company

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Description: Includes: Outland, Charles F.:Mine, Murders & Grizzlies. 1986. Smith Jr., Cornelius C.: A Southwestern Vocabulary, The Words They Used. 1984. Two editions. Allen, Helena G.: Sanford Ballard Dole; Hawaii's Only President 1844-1926.1988. Fowler, Harlan D.: Three Caravans to Yuma. 1980. Boutwell, Florence, Ed.: The Spokane Valley. Volume I-III. 1994-1996. The Massacre of Lieutenant Grattan and his Command by Indians. 1983. Two editions. Knight, Wilfred: Red Fox. 1988. Outland, Charles F.: Sespe Gunsmoke. 1991. Allen, Helena G.: The Betrayal of Liliuokalani: Last Queen of Hawaii 1838-1917. Fairholme, William: Journal of an Expedition to the GRand Priaries of the Missouri 1840. Prosepctus laid in. 1996. Varley, James F.: Lola Montez. 1996. Phelps, William Dane, William Sturgis & James Gilchrist Swan: Fur Traders from New England: The Boston Men in the North Pacific, 1787-1800. Hafaen, LeRoy R.: French Fur Traders and Voyageurs in the American West. 1995.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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Twelve volumes of Americana

Lot 16: Twelve volumes of Americana

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Description: Includes 12 volumes: Ottlley, Allan R., Ed.: John A. Sutter's Last Days: The Bidwell Letters. One of 410 copies. Sacramento Book Collectors Club, 1986. Hale, John: California As It Is. Privately Printed, 1954. Hussey, John A., Ed.: Early Sacramento. The Sacramento Book Club, 1973.  Tweney, George H.: The Washington 89.  No. 77 of 89 copies signed by the author and printer. Sagebrush Press, 1989. Arrington, Leonard J.: History of Idaho. Volume I and II. Moscow: University of Idaho Press, 1994. Stevens, Errol Wayne: Incidents of a Voyage to California 1849. Los Angeles: The Western History Association, 1987. Two editions. Warner, Barbara: The Men of the California Bear Flag Revolt and Their Heritage. The Arthur H. Clark Publishing Company, 1996. Sandifur Sr., C Paul: Just Give Me Real Estate. Spokane, Washington: [The Arthur Clark Company], 1991. The Log of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage to America in the Year 1492. New York: William R. Scott, [1938]. Riebeth, Carolyn Reynolds: J. H. Sharp: Among the Crow Indians 1902-1910. El Segundo: Upton and Sons, 1985.

Condition Report: Near fine.

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***WITHDRAWN***Letter from The Arizona Telephone Co. to the Tombstone Mayor and Council requesting the right to build a telephone system in Tombstone

Lot 17: ***WITHDRAWN***Letter from The Arizona Telephone Co. to the Tombstone Mayor and Council requesting the right to build a telephone system in Tombstone

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Description: Two pages, manuscript fair copy in ink, on rectos of two sheets of lined legal paper 31x19.5 cm. (12¼x7¾"). Signed (perhaps secretarially) the G.J. Bowker, Supt.

Condition Report: Some darkening to margins, very good or better.

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***WITHDRAWN***Telephones in Tombstone - ordinance signed by the first Jewish Mayor of Tombstone, Arizona

Lot 18: ***WITHDRAWN***Telephones in Tombstone - ordinance signed by the first Jewish Mayor of Tombstone, Arizona

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Description: 1½ pages, typescript on 2 sheets of paper, signed in ink by A.H. Emanuel, with pencil notes. Each sheet 33x20.3 cm. (13x8"), glued at corners to backing board.

Condition Report: A few splits at folds; very good.

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With a Kodak in the Land of the Navajo

Lot 19: With a Kodak in the Land of the Navajo

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Description: With 11 illustrations from photographs, plus 2 pictures of cameras & 1 of a Kodak film tank. 15.3x11 cm. (6x4¼"), color pictorial wrappers.

Condition Report: A little wear along spine; very good.

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Arnold's Cipher, No. 7. Telegraphic Cipher for Miners, Smelters, and Refiners, and Dealers and Brokers in Ores and Metals

Lot 20: Arnold's Cipher, No. 7. Telegraphic Cipher for Miners, Smelters, and Refiners, and Dealers and Brokers in Ores and Metals

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Description: 83 pp. 18x10 cm (7x4") original flexible red calf binding.

Condition Report: Spine chipped, light wear; very good.

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Ye On's Ten Hundred Sorrows and Other Stories - Scarce San Francisco Chinatown fiction

Lot 21: Ye On's Ten Hundred Sorrows and Other Stories - Scarce San Francisco Chinatown fiction

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Description: 51 pp. Illustrations by "M.L.P." Original decorative yellow wrappers, printed in black, string-tied.

Condition Report: Light edge ear to wrappers; very good.

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Three items from Los Angeles Chinese restaurants

Lot 22: Three items from Los Angeles Chinese restaurants

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Description: Three items: Color postcard, The Pekin Café, “The only strictly first class Chinese Restaurant in So. California”, 419 South Main St., Los Angeles. George Lem, Manager…”New and Up-to-Date Music at Meal Hours / Chop Suey, Noodles, Fine Tea / Oriental dishes in Mandarin Style a Specialty…Open every day from 11 a.m. till 1 o’clock at night” (Benham Co., Los Angeles, ca. 1910) Postally unused. Color postcard, The Oriental Café, “One of the show places of the City…Cuisine without an Equal / Service the Best”, 445-447 South Main St., Los Angeles (Postally used, 1915 postmark)  Pencil message on verso of the card: “We saw Margaret Anglin in the Greek Theatre in Berkeley…as Iphigenia. She was superb…” Menu, The New Oriental Café. “The House of Chow Mein, That’s something unusual”. 622 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles (ca. 1920) 7 x 11 inches, 4pp. including pictorial covers. Serving both Chinese and American dishes, with full dinners priced at $1.25. 

Condition Report: Light wear; near fine.

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San Francisco Chinatown on Parade in picture and story

Lot 23: San Francisco Chinatown on Parade in picture and story

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Description: 112pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 9½x6", original wrappers, with pictorial front cover from a painting by Jake Lee. 

Condition Report: A touch of wear; near fine.

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Mercury 7 - Limited Edition print signed by six Mercury astronauts and the widow of the seventh

Lot 24: Mercury 7 - Limited Edition print signed by six Mercury astronauts and the widow of the seventh

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Description: Serigraph print, approximately 25x35", matted and framed, overall 32½x42½".

Condition Report: Fine.

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Large collection of autographed items from various celebrities, authors, government figures, sports figures, etc.

Lot 25: Large collection of autographed items from various celebrities, authors, government figures, sports figures, etc.

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Description: Includes: approximately 100 signed letters, postcards, signed photographs etc., all housed inside plastic sheets within two 3-ring binders.

Condition Report: Some with light wear, mostly from very good to fine. Offered as is.

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Lot 26: The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft

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Description: 40 volumes, xxxiv, two copies. (8vo) original sheep with black gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, some with marbled fore-edges.

Condition Report: Wear to spine and edges, some hinges cracked, spotting, Volumes xxiii and xxxiv rebound in cloth; very good.

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A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and

Lot 27: A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and

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Description: 616 pp. Illustrated with 6 wood-engraved plates; steel-engraved frontispiece portrait; folding map. 22.7x14 cm. (9x5½"), original embossed sheep, all edges gilt. Second Edition.

Condition Report: Spine worn, split along front joint, front cover nearly detached; dark dampstain to upper corners of first 90 or so pages, including frontispiece and title, more severe at the beginning, affecting some text; some light foxing; in need of, and worthy of, restoration, in the publisher's deluxe binding.

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Passport signed by James G. Blaine as Secretary of State, granting passage and

Lot 28: Passport signed by James G. Blaine as Secretary of State, granting passage and "all lawful Aid and Protection" to one Emma L. Wyman

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Description: Printed passport, completed by hand, second leaf blank. 46x30.5 cm. (18¼x12").

Condition Report: Creased, some light soiling; very good.

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Lot 29: 43 Sets of Keepsakes from the Book Club of California

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Description: 43 sets of keepsakes. 1938, 49, 51, 54, 56-86, 95- 98, 2002, 03, 05-09.  In cloth or half-leatherette slipcases.

Condition Report: Near fine. Sold as is. AMENDED 8/13/2014 - A Camera in the Gold Rush is NOT present

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A Soldier's Story

Lot 30: A Soldier's Story

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Description: (8vo) original tan cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Trade Edition.

Condition Report: Jacket chipped; volume fine.

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Vintage iron cattle branding iron

Lot 31: Vintage iron cattle branding iron

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Description: An original iron cattle branding iron, approximately 18” long with a brand that is approximately 5” in diameter within the design. Undated of course, but cast on the end of a piece of 7/8” round iron shaft. With an old rust surface. 

Condition Report: Very good.

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Original pencil drawing of Yosemite Valley by Bolton Brown in preparation for a lithograph

Lot 32: Original pencil drawing of Yosemite Valley by Bolton Brown in preparation for a lithograph

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Description: Graphite on paper. Matted and framed. Drawing measures 35.5x49 cm (14x19¼").

Condition Report: Tiny closed tear at right edge of paper; else appears fine. Not examined outside of frame.

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Eight volumes from the Writings of John Burroughs - with Typed Letter, signed, and several manuscript leaves

Lot 33: Eight volumes from the Writings of John Burroughs - with Typed Letter, signed, and several manuscript leaves

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Description: 8 volumes from a larger set. (8vo) original green cloth. From an edition of 1000 sets of the Riverside Edition.

Condition Report: Bindings worn and faded; dampstaining; fair. Offered as is.

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Playgrounds & Pastimes of Seattle Children

Lot 34: Playgrounds & Pastimes of Seattle Children

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Description: 39 pp. Illustrations from photographs. 24x17 cm (9½x6¾") original blue cloth, lettered in white, photograph mounted on front, original stiff wrappers bound in. First Edition.

Condition Report: Some spotting and soiling to binding; very good.

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Great Register of the County of Alameda 1886

Lot 35: Great Register of the County of Alameda 1886

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Description: 193 pp. 34.5x26 cm. (13½x10¼"), original wrappers.

Condition Report: Wear and soiling to wrappers, spine strip perished, some browning to contents, about very good.

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Bel-Air Bay: A Country Place by the Sea

Lot 36: Bel-Air Bay: A Country Place by the Sea

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Description: [6], iv, 30, [2] pp. With 7 tipped-in color plates & pictorial maps. 32x24 cm. (12½x9¼"), gilt-decorated boards. Printed by Young & McCallister.

Condition Report: The main prospectus lacking spine strip, front cover nearly detached, offset from the plates within; internally very good.

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Rare travel brochures for Santa Catalina from 1900-15

Lot 37: Rare travel brochures for Santa Catalina from 1900-15

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Description:  “Time Card / Santa Catalina Island / Banning Line / Wilmington Transportation Company’s Ocean Going Excursion Steamers S.S.Cabrillo / S.S. Hermosa” (Banning Company, Los Angeles, July 10, 1915) 6 panel folded brochure, unfolds to 7.5 x 11.5 inches. Printed in red, with photographs of the Island dock, Government Lighthouse, “the World’s Record Swordfish Catch”, Seal Rocks and the Cabrillo steamer.

Condition Report: very good

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Photo album of a visit to Catalina Island

Lot 38: Photo album of a visit to Catalina Island

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Description: 21 original snapshot photographs, various sizes, mounted to leaves of a period photo album, cloth covers.

Condition Report: Light soiling to cloth; photos and pages a bit rippled; very good.

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The Famous Twenty Mule Borax Team from Death Valley California (wrapper title)

Lot 39: The Famous Twenty Mule Borax Team from Death Valley California (wrapper title)

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Description: [12] pp. Illustrated from sketches & one photograph. 12.1x9.5 cm. (4¾x3¾"), wrappers.

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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Through Death Valley in a Dodge Brothers Motor car: A true story of O.K. Parker's memorable trip through this arid desert land

Lot 40: Through Death Valley in a Dodge Brothers Motor car: A true story of O.K. Parker's memorable trip through this arid desert land

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Description: [12] pp. Color illustrations throughout, including double-page plate. 16.7x12.7 cm. (6½x5"), color pictorial wrappers.

Condition Report: Light foxing and a mild corner crease to wrappers; very good.

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Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley Telephone Directory. December 1907

Lot 41: Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley Telephone Directory. December 1907

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

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

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

Lot 42: Year Book and Directory, Souvenir 1906. First Presbyterian Church, Alameda, Cal.

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

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

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Original snapshots of the destruction caused by the 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake and the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake

Lot 43: Original snapshots of the destruction caused by the 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake and the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake

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Description: Archive of approximately 200 photographs, mostly snap-shots, a small number of commercially produced images.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Six copies of California Fish & Game Laws, issued by various sporting goods stores, government entities, etc.

Lot 44: Six copies of California Fish & Game Laws, issued by various sporting goods stores, government entities, etc.

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Description: Two or more page fold-outs. Some with maps showing game districts.

Condition Report: Very good overall.

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Lot 45: "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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San Francisco Waterfront 1851 copyrighted by M. Behrman 1910

Lot 46: San Francisco Waterfront 1851 copyrighted by M. Behrman 1910

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Description: Panoramic silver copy photograph, two panels framed together. 27x66 cm. (10¾x26").

Condition Report: Some fading and discoloration; very good.

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Barnett and Campbell's Mt. Davidson Manor Homes

Lot 47: Barnett and Campbell's Mt. Davidson Manor Homes

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Description: [32] pp. 15.5x23 cm (6x9") original wrappers.

Condition Report: Some light soiling, date written on front wrapper; very good.

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Collection of approximately 75 vintage photographs of the construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge

Lot 48: Collection of approximately 75 vintage photographs of the construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge

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Description: Approximately 75 black & white photographs, most 8x10".

Condition Report: Light wear and curling, some with paste residue on rear; overall very good.

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Atlas of Maps and Seismograms accompanying the Report of the State Earthquake Investigation Commission upon the California Earthquake of April 18, 1906

Lot 49: Atlas of Maps and Seismograms accompanying the Report of the State Earthquake Investigation Commission upon the California Earthquake of April 18, 1906

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Description: With title-page, contents-leaf, 25 lithographed maps (most in color or duotone, some double-page), and 15 seismograms on 16 sheets, many double-page. (Folio) 23¾x19", original green cloth, lettered in gilt.

Condition Report: Light wear, endpapers foxed, gift inscrption on title page; old dampstain to several of the seismogram leaves; very good.

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San Francisco in Ruins: A Pictorial History of Eight Score Photo-Views of the Earthquake Effects, Flames' Havoc, Ruins Everywhere, Relief Camps

Lot 50: San Francisco in Ruins: A Pictorial History of Eight Score Photo-Views of the Earthquake Effects, Flames' Havoc, Ruins Everywhere, Relief Camps

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Description: [iv], 112 pp. Illustrations from photographs throughout. (Oblong 8vo) original red cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial label on front. First Edition.

Condition Report: Binding rubbed, label chipped; a few leaves detached; good.

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