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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: Fine Americana - Asian American History - Travel & Explorati
Viewing Notes:
22nd & 23rd January 9am to 5pm.
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Fine Americana - Asian American History - Travel & Explorati

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


434 lots

January 24, 2013

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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Lot 1: (African American) Parks, Gordon. Flash

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Description: (African American) Parks, Gordon. Flash Photography - 1947 Gordon Parks, 1st Photography Manual by an African-American. 96 pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs by Weegee, Halsmann, et. al. (4to), original pictorial wrappers. First Edition. New York: Franklin Watts, [1947] Though most often remembered as director of the 1971 clasic film Shaft, Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was something of a renaissance man - photographer, musical composer, poet and novelist. This was his first book, written while working as a freelance fahion photographer for Vogue magazine. The Grosset & Dunlap reprint is sometimes mistakenly identified as the first appearance, but thi is the true First Edition of the first photography manual written by an African American. Creasing and light wear to wrapper edges, moderate wear to spine, repaired with tape (now yellowed); name in ink on front wrapper and on title page; very good.

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Lot 2: Ainsworth, Ed. The Cowboy in Art. 242 pp.

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Description: Ainsworth, Ed. The Cowboy in Art. 242 pp. Profusely illustrated by Ainsworth in full color. (4to), gilt-stamped brown leatherette, glassine jacket, all edges gilt; slipcase. First Edition. No. 666 of 1000 copies. New York and Cleveland: World Publishing, [1968] A visual history of the American West as seen through the eyes of great American artists. Signed by the artist J.K. Ralston on page 101, adjacent to an illustration of one of his artworks. Jacket chipped and with tape repairs; book and slipcase fine.

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Lot 3: (American Line to Montreal) New York Central &

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Description: (American Line to Montreal) New York Central & Hudson River R.R. American Line to Montreal: The Folger System in Connection with Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Division of the New York Central & Hudson River RR - brochure for 1898 Season. 12 panel brochure. When folded measures 20.3x10 cm. (8x4"). With two maps illustrating various routes. Buffalo, NY: 1898 From the Thousand Island and St. Lawrence River Steamboat Companies, Limited the American Line to Montreal features the steamers "New York," "Empire State," and "America." This rare brochure is for the first season. No copies located by OCLC / Worldcat. Some yellowing at edges of cover panels and a tiny tear at cover panel fold; very good.

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Lot 4: Ashton, Warren T. [pseud. of William Taylor Adams,

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Description: Ashton, Warren T. [pseud. of William Taylor Adams, aka Oliver Optic]. Hatchie, The Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellebue. A Tale of the Mississippi and the South-west. 313 pp. (12mo), original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Boston: B.B. Mussey; R.B. Fitts, 1853 A scarce novel of the American South with an African-American hero. The first book by W.T. Adams, better know as "Oliver Optic". Binding well worn; foxing throughout, a few pages loose; good.

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Lot 5: (Automobile Salon, Inc.) Eustis, John R.,

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Description: (Automobile Salon, Inc.) Eustis, John R., director. The Automobile Salon. February 22 to March 1, 1930. Palace Hotel, San Francisco. Illustrated Souvenir Catalogue. 36 pp. Illustrated with color drawings of cars, plus photographs and advertisements. 22.5x15 cm. (9x6"), illustrated wrappers. New York: Williams Press, 1930 With beautiful full page color illustrations of car models like the Le Baron, Mercedes-Benz, and more. Featuring both American and European cars, this Automobile Salon was held under the auspices of The Automobile Salon, Inc. which held an annual salon each year in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. This year marked the salon's 25th year of exhibition. Only 2 institutions holding this periodical publication according to OCLC / Worldcat. Spine sunned, edges creased and rubbed, with light soiling on rear cover; faint vertical crease at center; very good.

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