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Cambridge, 1937. 2 vols. Illus. Original cloth. First edition. Harvard Studies in Business History Vol. 3.

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JACKSON'S DIARY OF '59

Jackson, George A.

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N.p., 1929. First edition. [20]pp.. Including title page which has a portrait of Jackson. Original full red flexible suede with title in gilt on front cover with a gold nugget, stapled as issued. Small smudge on fron cover. The foundation document was printed in a few copies for local distribution. Jackson, the first man to find the shining metal in Colorado's golden hills, had been prospecting in California in 1857. In the spring of 1858 he went to Colorado, rather with the view of hunting and trapping than searching for gold. A Cherry Creek he encamped at Smith's trading post, then proceeded to the Cache la Poudre, and, during the winter continued on the head of Clear Creek. From thence, deciding to prospect the region, he followed upon the Vasquez River to Graff Valley and Soda Creek and on to Chicago Creek. On the fateful day of January 5, 1859, he recorded in his journal: "Moved up to next Creek on the south side... good gravel here; looks like it would carry gold." He did fin ... Read more

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Boston: J.S.Canner, 1965. (9),224pp. Original cloth. Reprint of the scarce 1926 original. One of 500 copies published. Material on the Kansas problem. Buchanan's ministers, his policies, etc.

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JAMES DOUGLAS, A MEMOIR.

Langton, H. H.

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Toronto, privately printed, 1940 130pp. Illus. Original cloth. First edition. One of 500 copies printed. Douglas was one of the early mining developers in Arizona. Not in Munk and Alliott, Graff, etc. Eberstadt 134:35: "Douglas was a pioneer copper man and the volume recites a long series of his Arizona adventures in the early eighties, and his activities in developing the Copper Queen and Phelps, Dodge.

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Toronto: Champlain Society, 1949. First edition. 4,xi-cv,352pp. Illus., plate. Original cloth. Limited edition of 550 copies. Publications of the Champlain Society, Hudson's Bay Company Series XII. Contains a reproduction of the original title page for his "Observations, "Isham's "Observations" are not primarily concerned with fur trade. Indeed as a serious guide to the practical merchants of the Hudson's Bay Company, they had grave defects, but they are a mine of interesting information to the historian, anthropologist and naturalist.

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JAMES PHILLIPS, JR.

Briggs, Walter De Blois

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San F.: [Grabhorn Press], 1935. First Edition. 145pp. Illus. Original cloth backed boards with gold stamped label on spine. One of 150 copies printed. Chapters on his early life in Fitchburg, Ma., New York City, mining adventures in Ajo, Arizona in 1913 etc.

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JEDEDIAH SMITH AND HIS MAPS OF THE AMERICAN WEST.

Morgan, Dale L. and Carl I. Wheat.

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San F.: California Hist. Soc, 1954. 86pp. plus seven folding facsimile maps. Original large folio cloth. First ed. with the original prospectus laid in.. A vital reference on the impact of the great fur trade leader and explorer on the cartography of the West, by the two foremost experts. Printed by Lawton Kennedy in an edition limited to 530 copies

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Portland Champoeg Press, 1957. 76pp. Illus., frontis. A history and bibliography of imprints of the Jesuit Mission presses from 1876 to 1899. A fine work designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. One of 804 copies.

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Battle Creek, Mi., 1859. 320pp. Original cloth. First edition. A fine first-hand account of the county of Yazoo, Mississippi's culture and society by an itinerant teacher from Michigan. Clark III,503: "Living with wealthy planters and teaching school... descriptions of sailing parties, balls, reading habits, the slaves at Christmas, etc. there is one chapter each on the souther lady and the southern gentleman, Yazoo style." Not in Owen. Howes V15. " Presented to G. W. Chanmbers with the kind regards of his friend the author.." on front endpaper.

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[Poughkeepsie]: privately printed, 1908. 99pp. Illus. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Across the continent from Newburgh, NY., to the west, with descriptions and illustrations from the journey. Not in Howes, Eberstadt, Graff or Decker.

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N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, 1845. First edition. 487pp. Illus., map (Plan of Mier, the Texian Camp and Attack On the City 13.3 x25.5cm). Original green small 4to cloth Dobie p.55: "He lived in wrath and wrote with fire." Howes G371. Jones 1104. Raines, p. 98: "One of the best war histories of that period, and as fascinating as a romance, with incidents of soldier life on the march, in the battle, and in prison and drawings from life by Charles McLaughlin, a fellow prisoner. Bitter towards President Houston, but gives the reasons, and the reader must judge for himself." Library of Congress Texas Centennial Exhibition 123 using the plate "Escape from the Castle of Perote. Graff 1643: "he was particularly bitter toward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans shot as brigands." Jenkins Basic Texas Books 80 ;" The most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier and the drawing of the black beans, this ... Read more

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{Guillford, Surrey, England): Genesis, 1980. 2 vols (1256pp.) 1/2 leather with gilt tooling, raised bands on spines, each in a separate case as published. Forward by H. R. H. Prince Phillip. In addition to Banks's text there is a newly written illustrated commentary by Dr. Avril Lysaght. By chance the "Endeavor" had sailed into one of the most pleasant parts of that great southern land. For two weeks Banks and his party landed each day and roamed through the countryside, collecting orange flowers, plants and animals previously unknown to Europeans. His first encounters with boomerangs and kangaroos are somewhat amusing.

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[St. Louis: privately printed, 1912. First edition. 239pp. plus plates. Portrait. Original cloth backed boards. good. A presentation copy of this privately printed book, inscribed by Clifton Hughes on the endpaper. Limited to an edition of 100 copies. ("very rare") Hughes gives an account of years he spent as a cowboy, ranchman, soldier, and stagecoach driver in the West. He served in the Confederate army during the Civil War under McCulloch, and settled in Young County, Texas. He provides a detailed description of his experiences in the cattle business, as well as a long appraisal of the cattle industry of the late 1800s in Texas; with material on a number of famous cattlemen and ranches, such as Goodnight, Kennedy, and King; and a chapter on Indian depredations, especially those committed by the Kiowas. A trove of Western Americana material. DYKES, COLLECTING RANGE LIFE LITERATURE, p.9 ("very rare"). GRAFF 2007. HOWES C856 (misplaced).

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Privately printed in a small edition for friends and family: Mrs. John C. Monro, 1930. First Edition. Two Vols: (11), 366pp., pp.367-667. Illus, 11 ports.,facs, ships, naval hospital, etc.Original half mo. gold stamped on spine with raised bands. Presentaton copy "given to Ruth and Roger Pierce in memory of Mrs. John C. Monro, June,1950." Squibb was a leading American inventor and manufacturer of pharmaceutics, who founded E. R. Squibb and Sons, which became part of the mordern pharmaceutical giant Briston-Meyers Squibb. Squibb was born in Wilmington, Deleware on July 4, 1819. At age 26 he graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He immediately became a ship's surgeon in the U. S. Navy, serving during the ongoing Mexican -American War. After the war he ran the medican station at Brooklyn Navy Yard, As a Navy physician, Squibb became disenchanted with the poor quality of medicines used on American military vessels and, as a result, in 1854 he invented an imp ... Read more

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Edinburgh, : the author, 1869. First edition. 172,[4]pp. Original gold stamped cloth. Ferguson 9300. Duncan lived in the colony of Victoria. Herein are hints to intending emigrants, passing events, distances run, etc. The [4]pp. appendix is entitled "Opinions of the Press.

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Phila., 1936. 368pp. Illus. Original cloth, d.j. Fine copy in original publisher's cardboard case. First edition. Collin was the last Swedish pastor in the old Swede's churches on the Delaware. His journal tells of his religious labors, but also of his inventions and scientific studies.

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Ithaca, N.Y.: Andrus, Boston, Crocker and Brewster; N.Y., Huntington and Sprague, Phila., Cowperthwait, London, Wiley 1844., 1844. 416pp. Illus., plate and large folding map. Fourth edition. Original small 8vo cloth, hinges worn, .edges and corners worn. Wagner-Camp-Becker 70:4. Parker went to the Rockies in 1835 with the annual American Fur Company party. Parker arrived at Walla Walla Oct. 6, Parker's map was one of the earliest to circulate widely and to provide reliable information about the interior of Oregon territory. Howes P89. Graff 3194. Pillins 2908. Sabin 58739. Smith 1896. Field 1175. "In all qualities which a historian would require, it has few equals. The author indeed anticipates the requirements of his day and furnishes the philologist with a vocabulary of four Indian tongues.

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JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION...1859-1887.

Protestant Episcopal Church. Diocese of Minnesota.

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St. Paul, St. Anthony, Faribault, etc., 1859-1887. First Edition. This contains 29 reports(each around 50pp.). Bound in 3 volumes (vol. 1 and 3 have loose covers and worn spines; vol. 2 is rebound in modern cloth with gold stamping on the spine). Minn. Imp. Inv. 264, 342, 406, 460, 515,581, 634. Also included between the 5th and 6th reports is: Whipple, Henry B.: "The Work of the Missionary Church.." St. Paul, 1862. 18pp. Minn. Imp. Inv. 471 Sabin 49259

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Cheyenne: Daily Sun, 1893. First edition. 874,60,15,[errata]pp. Contemporary full brown calf with red and black gold stamped labels on spine. The Constitutional Convention is contained on pp.1-568. The constitution on the following 60 pages, and that is followed by a 15 page index to the Journal and Debates, and an index of the members. Also included is material on Chinese labor, livestock, female suffrage, mines and mining, pipelines, railroads and telegraphs, etc.

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