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N.p.: n.d. [Ponape], [1858?]. Broadside, 24 x 20 cm, uncut as issued. A spelling sheet, untitled. Apparently the first example of Gilbertese printing cited by Ballou as the first example from the press there, established under Hiram Bingham's Mission. See Ballou: "Preliminary Bibliography of Books in the Language of Micronesia." [Boston, 1900]. E. F. Kunz: "Annotated Bibliography of the Languages of the Gilbert Islands, Ellice Island and Nauru." [Sydney, 1959]. Kunz locates only one copy [at Harvard]. A copy at Sotheby's, London fetched 700 pounds.

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[Wash.,D.C.], 1890. First edition. 26pp. Original printed small 4to wrappers. Vincent was Asst. Adj. Gen. and a Brevet Brig. Gen. An account of the mobilization of any army, functioning of a government, military supplies, railroads, etc. Not in Monaghan.

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London: Cadell and Davies, 1803. [24],500pp. Illus., 1 plate, 4 maps. Modern marbled boards with calf spine, and gold stamped red label, three library rubber stamps on title page and a library stamp on page 500. Fourth edition, considerably enlarged. Howes C834: "... this account, devoted to the exploration after Behring and Tschirikoff, in 1741, forms a valuable supplement to Gerhardt Mullers "Nachrichten (q.r.) who concluded his work with those earlier navigators. Sabin 17309. Hill p.71. Pilling 912. Wickersham 5882. Lada-Mocarski 29. Forbes Hawaii # 134: "...the third edition is the first to contain the supplement, which compares the discoveries of Cook and Clerke with thye earlier Russian explorers. It is an important and early commentary on Northern Pacifc exploration.

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N.Y.: Broadway, [1906]. [3],521,[12]pp. Illus.,59 plates which includes the plate facing page 320 which appears in only a few copies, folding map. Original pictorial cloth. Greatly enlarged edition Howes H457. Smith 4394. Graff 1876: "One of the best of the Oregon trail narratives." Wagner-Camp-Becker 391 " Hewitt's journal was made, for the most part, over a hitherto unknown and dangerous route; from Dundee, Illinois to St. Joe, then up to Council Bluffs, overland to Laramie, Fort Hall, up to Coeur d'Alene, Spokane Falls, Portland and Olympia. He kept a careful diary, and this narrative is one of the few substantial accounts of an 1862 crossing." Streeter Sale 5:3211.

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ACROSS THE PLAINS IN '65.

Young, Frank C.

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Denver, Colorado, 1905. 224pp. Illus., folding map of the route. Original dark red cloth, gilt top. First edition. Very nice copy. Limited to 200 copies. Presentation copy signed by the author. Tipped in before the limitation leaf is a small sip regarding association with "Echoes from Arcadia." Privately printed for the author. The journal is a day-by-day form and narrates the trip from Atchison via the Little blue and Platte to Julesburg, and thence down the South Platte to Denver in 1865. Young's train made the journey in 42 days. Howes Y25. Graff 4787. Eberstadt Modern Overlands 541.

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Wash., 1803. First edition. This is the first Congressional printing of the treaty purchasing Louisiana, the convention arranging the terms of payment, and the convention arranging to settle past disputes between the United States and France, all printed in both English and French [pp.174-203]. Also published herein is the act authorizing the raising of the funds for the purchase, the settlement of French claims [part of the whole treaty package], the act establishing a civil government in Louisiana and dividing into two territories, and other acts relative to the vast new territories, including several Indian treaties. Jefferson reconvened Congress early to pass on the Louisiana Purchase documents on Oct. 17, 1803.

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[Wash.,: Duane, 1803]. First edition. 191,[5]pp. Orig. blue wrapps, spines show wear. First edition. This was during the Jefferson/Burr administration and contains material on the Upper Canada Boundary, propagating the gospel among the heathen, trading with the Indian tribes, northwest territory, John Cleves Symons and lands northwest of the Ohio, etc.

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[Wash., 1804]. pp. 235-376,[42]pp. Dbd.. First edition. Contains a wealth of information on the newly acquired territory. Material on provisional government, commercial intercourse, navigable waters, inhabitants, territory of Orleans, laws, etc.

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New Orleans: Bullitt, 1841. First Edition. 111, (11)pp. French on one side, English on the other. Old cloth, a few library markings. Jumonville 1197. Contains 134 acts and resolutions. Shaw 41-3163.

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Newport: R. I., [1853]. 24pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. An essay with agricultural tips for farmers. Scarce.

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Santa Fe., N.M.: New Mexican, 1882. First edition. 8pp., double columns. Original printed wrappers, loose. Published for the Historical Society of New Mexico. His address dealt with "peculiarities and characteristics of the Indian Race.

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Wash, 1858. First edition. 56pp. Otriginal printed wrappers Wagner-Camp 310. Howes S960: " Conclusions drawb from the author's several Pacific railroad surveys.". Smith 9888. Graff 3976: Sabin 91521. An important Pacific Northwest item.

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Washington, MS, 1839. First Printing. Broadside in 4 folio columns.15 1/2" x 12 5/8". Single vertical fold through center. Some light edge wear. A prospectus for Jefferson College in the ante-bellum South. Hummel: Southeastern Broadsides 1088. Shaw 56588. Much on slavery.

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N.Y.: Metropolitan, 1889. First edition. 52pp. Original printed pictorial small quarto wrappers, with colored American flag.. Education, school lands, Indians, prairie territory, water, pioneer history, Mackenzie, Lewis and Clark, Missouri Valley, timberlands, mining, Minnesota statehood, Dakota statehood, etc.

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ADVENTURES ON THE PLAINS.

Cardinell, Charles.

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San F, 1922. 15pp. Original buff printed paper wrappers. The first separate edition originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1856. Limited to 150 copies. Wagner-Camp-Becker 272c: "The French Express Train was organized in New York and traveled to New Orleans by steamer. The members of the train kept together as far as El Paso, despite bad organization, poor planing, and downright malfeasance on the part of the expedition's management. From El Paso to the Pacific, each of the members was on his own." This issue not noted by Wagner-Camp. Graff 582 calls for a limitation of 100 copies. Eberstadt Modern Overlands 69. This copy has the GRAFF bookplate

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Boston, 1964. 112pp. Illus. Original full red leather in a box with printed paper label on front. First edition. One of 125 numbered and signed copies. This is the first collection of his poetry and brings to the public a group of works which have hitherto been unavailable. The last leaf contains a bibliography. Of the 125 copies published, 60 copies were waterstained and mildewed while in storage at the publisher's. These copies were pulped by me.

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Rutland, Vt., Tuttle, [1946]. 162pp. Illus., frontis. Portrait. Original blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. First edition of this modern rarity. Limited to 200 copies for private distribution. Allen enlisted with the American Fur Company and came to Fort Benton in 1862 on the side wheeler "Spread Eagle." His recollections include the establishment of Fort Pease, his trip to the Black Hills in 1865, his account of the Custer Massacre, and his scouting and trail guide days. He scouted for General Nelson Miles along with the noted Yellowstone Kelly. Smith 8112 located only 2 copies. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Howes or Graff. On front flyleaf: "To Ray and Billy Gradner with greetings from the author mary Allen Phinney, Seattle, Wa., 1947",

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Montpelier: Goss, 1808. First edition. 43pp., plus errata page. Old boards, loose, but present. Gilman P70. McCorrison 984. Howes D167. Sabin 19023. Shaw 14840. The initial leaves contain a geographical description of Vermont. There are detailed tables listing every towns in the state, the county for which it is located, its population, neighboring towns, geographical coordinates, etc.

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N.Y.: Harper, 1846. First edition. 2 vols.: [30],[25]-255; 240pp. Leather spines over marbled boards, with gold stamped leather labels on each volume(new endpapers) Field 1632: "An English officer, who subsequently became a Lord, fell, on his arrival in this country, into the hands of that eminent hunter James Watson Webb. The Scotsman, an ardent sportsman, spent five years, from 1832 to 1837, in the wilds between the Mississippi and the Pacific. The journal of his adventures among, and residence with the Indians, was, together with his verbal narrations, edited by his American friend, and these two volumes are the product. Indian life, character, and legends form the staple of their composition." Graff 3986. Howes S991. Wagner-Camp-Becker 125. Sabin 91392. Phillips Sporting Books p.360.

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AMERICAN LIFE...

Rousiers, Paul De.

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N.Y., 1892. 437pp. Original cloth.(small discoloration at bottom of spine where a library label was removed, a little edgewear, and 2 rubber library stamps. First American edition. Translated from the French by A. J. Herbertson. Adams Herd 1959: "The author, a Frenchman, visited the United States in 1890. He analyzes American civilization and gives his impression of the people and customs encountered on the western ranches and in the western towns and cities." Monaghan 1264.

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