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Historic Silver City.
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Historic Silver City.

By IOWA PIONEER HISTORY) Adams, Mildretta.

Homedale, Idaho.: Owyhee Press.. 6th printing, revised edition.. 1969.. Photo-illustrated history of Silver City, Idaho. Full title "Historic Silver City the Story of the Owyhees." The Owyhee Plateau and the county bearing that name are located in the southwest corner of Idaho with Oregon on the western border and Nevada on the southern border. It was settled by gold seekers in the 1860s and has a compelling history as chronicled by author Mildretta Adams. Very good clean condition. A valuable book chronicling settlement of the region by immigrants of European heritage. .

$35.00

St. Louis, Missouri. / St. Louis, from the Mississippi River - TWO VIEWS
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St. Louis, Missouri. / St. Louis, from the Mississippi River - TWO VIEWS

By MISSOURI - ST. LOUIS) Schell and Hogan / Charles Graham.

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 07-08- 1876 and 06-09- 1888.. TWO single-page black and white wood engravings from Harper's Weekly magazines, July 8, 1876 and June 9, 1888, sheets size 11 x 15 3/4 of St. Louis, Missouri, viewed from the Mississippi River. Separate text elaborates on details of the burgeoning city, while a dozen years' progress separates the two attractive images. (City view of 1888 by Charles Graham.) Small spot on 1888 city view, otherwise both in very good clean condition. Good value. The 1888 view is part of a two page Supplement "St. Louis of Today" the second sheet with full-page Graham illustrations, one on each side: "Sketches in the Parks of St. Louis" and "Recent Architecture of St. Louis, Mo." .

$48.00

Souvenir of the Wonders of Arizona.

By ARIZONA)

Chicago.: Curt Teich & Company. No date. Ca. 1918.. Postcard folder, 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches, unfolding to double-sided sheets featuring 9 color views on each side. Emphasis on the Hopi, Apache, Navajo Indian population, Mexican immigrants, and scenic wonders of the state. Dating based on population figures given in text on the covers of the folder. Very good clean condition; one cent postage called for if mailed. An attractive ephemeral item from nearly 100 years ago. .

$28.00

The Ferris Wheel at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904.
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The Ferris Wheel at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904.

By MISSOURI - ST. LOUIS / WORLD'S FAIR)

Louisiana Purchase Exposition.. 1904.. Pamphlet, 6 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches, unfolding to color map, 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches. Light edge wear and faint soiling to covers; very good condition The pamphlet cover features a photographic image of the ferris wheel, while the back extols the night ride on the wheel: "see the magnificent electrical illumination, forming as beautiful a spectacle as the eye cares to behold." Inside is a detailed color map showing the grounds of the St. Louis World's Fair, "The best place to see the Fair is from the top of the FERRIS WHEEL". Verso includes historical information about the Ferris Wheel. .

$125.00

Official Railroad Map of Kansas, 1906
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Official Railroad Map of Kansas, 1906

By KANSAS)

State Board of Railroad Commissioners.. 1906.. Map, printed outline color, 18 x 29 1/2 inches, folded as issued. 2 x 5 inch paper loss in lower margin just touching neat line at one point, couple of short edge tears one just entering the image, map itself is clean and bright. Legend in lower margin lists the railroads and express companies in Kansas. Unfortunately the marginal paper loss affects two columns of the railroad listing. The map is copyright 1901, by The J.N. Matthews Company, Buffalo, New York. .

$55.00

Pocket Map of Iowa.  (Map title: Map of Iowa).
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Pocket Map of Iowa. (Map title: Map of Iowa).

By IOWA)

Des Moines, Iowa.: Capital Insurance Company.. Ca. 1900.. Color map, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (23 x 31 cm), folding into decorative stiff card wrapper, 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches. Map in fine condition, cover has a few chips and small tears at edges. Map is "Revised and Copyrighted by Kenyon Printing & Mfg. Co...Copyright Oct. 1900." .

$75.00

Welcome to Nebraska.
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Welcome to Nebraska.

By NEBRASKA)

Nebraska Advertising Commission.. Copyright 1941.. Pamphlet, 9 x 4 inches unfolding to color pictorial map, 9 x 18 inches on sheet size 12 x 18 inches, text on verso. Light soiling to cover panels, otherwise very good condition. Charming pictorial map with cities, rivers, Indian Reservations, Recreation Grounds, etc, are named along with little pictographs indicating the industries and activities of the area. Verso includes a list of places of interest to visit. .

$85.00

Shooting Cattle at Standing Rock Indian Agency
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Shooting Cattle at Standing Rock Indian Agency

By SOUTH DAKOTA - NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS) Rogers, W.A. (illus)

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 02-22- 1879.. Double page black and white wood engraving from Harper's Weekly February 22, 1879, image 13 x 20 inches, centrefold as issued, six tiny pinholes in image (binding holes), couple of small binding holes at centrefold outside of image, otherwise very good condition. The cattle shooting is taking place in the background; in the foreground are images of Indian life, including an adult making a small teppee for a child. .

$125.00

A Souvenir of Lawrence, Kansas, 1898, Containing Numerous Fine Half-tone Illustrations and Descriptive Matter Reflective of the City and County
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A Souvenir of Lawrence, Kansas, 1898, Containing Numerous Fine Half-tone Illustrations and Descriptive Matter Reflective of the City and County

By KANSAS - LAWRENCE) Caldwell, E.F

Lawrence, Kansas.: E. F. Caldwell.. 1898.. Black and white photo illustrations, unpaginated (approximately 1/2 inch thick), 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, silver lettered embossed green cloth covered boards (hardbound). Covers lightly worn and a trifle soiled; interior very good, 1 inch paper loss to corner of single page (outside text and images), occasional faint soiling, poem "Kansas" has been glued onto front paste down. Filled with images of important buildings, city views of Lawrence, and portraits of prominent citizens. Sections include: "Lawrence, A City of Homes", The City Government, Lawrence Public Schools, The University of Kansas, Haskell Institute, Lawrence Churches, etc. .

$165.00

Camas Prairie of the Pend D'Oreilles Indians in the Rocky Mountains, - Looking Southward
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Camas Prairie of the Pend D'Oreilles Indians in the Rocky Mountains, - Looking Southward

By MONTANA) Sohon, G. (illus)

Washington, D.C.. Ca. 1860.. Tinted lithograph, image approx. 6 x 9 inches on sheet 8x 11 inches. Moderate foxing mostly in margins, generally good. Plate LIII from the Report of the United States Pacific Railroad Expedition and Surveys (USPRR) - 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. These views from the Pacific Railroad survey were printed in 2 or 3 colors and most have a small pinhole at center of the lower border for registration of the colors. .

$35.00

Hardships of Travel in Colorado
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Hardships of Travel in Colorado

By COLORADO)

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 09-03- 1881.. Wood engraving on single sheet from Harper's Weekly magazine of September 3, 1881, image 12 x 8 3/4 inches on sheet 16 x 11 inches. Very good condition (couple of tiny tears on lower edge well outside text). Beneath the image is a two column description "Rough Life in Colorado" which explains that "the scene of the illustrations on this page lies near the border of the Middle Park, Colorado, which is walled in by the Front of Snowy Range of the Rocky Mountains on the east, and on the west by the Park Mountains." .

$25.00

Crossing the Hellgate River May 5th 1854
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Crossing the Hellgate River May 5th 1854

By MONTANA / IDAHO) Sohon, G. (illus)

Washington, D.C.. Ca. 1860.. Tinted lithograph, image approximately 6 x 9 inches on sheet 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Foxing in outer margins (mainly outside image area), otherwise good condition. Plate LVI from the Report of the United States Pacific Railroad Expedition and Surveys (USPRR) - 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. These views from the Pacific Railroad survey were printed in 2 or 3 colors and most have a small pinhole at center of the lower border for registration of the colors. .

$35.00

Rand McNally Standard Map of Oklahoma
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Rand McNally Standard Map of Oklahoma

By OKLAHOMA)

Rand McNally.. No date. Ca. 1910s.. Map, printed color, 19 x 26 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 28 inches, centerfold as issued. 2 inch split at lower centerfold, some toning to edges and verso; very good. Includes small inset map of the western portion of Oklahoma. Approximately 24 Oklahoma Railroads are listed in red at the lower left of the map. Rand McNally Black and White Mileage Map of Oklahoma on verso of one sheet. Scale Statute Miles, 13 = 1 inch. From the Commercial Atlas of America. .

$45.00

Bisbee Arizona
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Bisbee Arizona

By ARIZONA - PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET)

Bisbee, Arizona.: Bisbee Chamber of Commerce.. No date. Ca. 1936.. Promotional booklet (including verso of paper wraps), black and white photo illustrations, 10pp, 9 x 4 inches, folded as issued. "As New", near fine condition. An interesting promotional booklet touting "America's Most Southern Mile High City." Numerous accolades are lavished on Bisbee: "Motorists entering Bisbee declare that it resembles an Alpine Village"; further, Bisbee is "free from the congestion, din, nerve strain and dirt of the average large community," offering "Outdoor comfort all year." The "colorful and romantic associations of mining and ranching" are to be had in abundance, for "Bisbee [is the] capital of a vast domestic mining empire" and "Cochise County has the largest cattle census of any county in Arizona." Even more enticing is the invitation to "Enjoy first hand the thrills and romance of this glorious Border Wonderland," for "Old Mexico [is] just six miles from Bisbee over an all paved route." For those seeking a respite from Wonderland, the booklet notes that Brisbee is served by the "Southern Pacific main line [with] three passenger trains daily each way." .

$65.00

The City of St. Louis Missouri. The City of Chicago Illinois
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The City of St. Louis Missouri. The City of Chicago Illinois

By MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS - ST LOUIS - CHICAGO - CITY PLAN)

J. H. Colton.. Copyright 1855.. Two hand colored maps (each approx 11 x 7 inches), 12.5 x 15.5 inches including decorative border, on one sheet, very good condition: little light soiling in upper margin ending well outside image area, extremely soft crease in middle not visible from the front. The Chicago city plan predates the 1871 Chicago fire. .

$95.00

Butte de Morale
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Butte de Morale

By MONTANA?) Stanley, John M. (illus)

Washington, D.C.. Ca. 1860.. Tinted lithograph, image approx. 6 x 9 inches on sheet 8x 11 inches. Generally very good. Plate XIII from the Report of the United States Pacific Railroad Expedition and Surveys (USPRR) - 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by J.Bien. These views from the Pacific Railroad survey were printed in 2 or 3 colors and most have a small pinhole at center of the lower border for registration of the colors. .

$35.00

Mormonism Unveiled; or The Life and Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop, John D. Lee; (Written by Himself) embracing a History of Mormonism from its Inception down to the Present Time, with an Exposition of the Secret History, Signs, Symbols and Crimes
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Mormonism Unveiled; or The Life and Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop, John D. Lee; (Written by Himself) embracing a History of Mormonism from its Inception down to the Present Time, with an Exposition of the Secret History, Signs, Symbols and Crimes

By UTAH - MORMONS)

New York.: Bryan, Brand & Company.. 1878.. Black and white illustrations, 406pp + [1 page ads], 8 1/2 x 6 inches, gilt-embossed decorative cloth-covered boards. Considerable wear to extremities with bumped corners and some loss of cloth at head and tail of spine. Neat pen name on front paste-down. Some light soiling to interior, occasional creasing at corners of sheets. This edition includes the Appendix Life of Brigham Young. The last (unpaginated) sheet has full page advertisements for the books "The Commonwealth of Missouri" and "Noted Guerillas." .

$445.00

Johnson's Iowa and Nebraska
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Johnson's Iowa and Nebraska

By IOWA / NEBRASKA)

New York.: A. J. Johnson.. Copyright 1864. [ 1869].. Map with original handcolor, 16.75 x 23 " including decorative border, centerfold. Generally good condition: light damp staining at edges scarcely noticeable from the front of the map, very short split at lower edge of centrefold. .

$65.00

Indian Territory.  Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co. trade card: map and vignette illustrations.
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Indian Territory. Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co. trade card: map and vignette illustrations.

By OKLAHOMA / NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN)

New York.: Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co.. 1889.. Trade card, 3 x 5 inches, chromolithographic map and vignette illustrations on one side, text on verso. Light wear to edges. Very good condition. This is one of a series of premium cards issued in the late 1800s by Arbuckle Coffee Company, this being from the series of 50 states or territories, showing a map surrounded by vignette illustrations of "the peculiar industries and scenery." The card shows a map of Indian Territory (Oklahoma)with information on area and population, surrounded by vignette illustrations of a Native American hunting buffalo and biw and arrow. As they had when they were first issued for advertising purposes, these attractively colored cards have exceptional popular appeal and make an unusual addition to a map collection or a great keepsake of a favorite place. .

$45.00

Reports of Explorations And Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practicable And Economical Route For A Railroad From The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean. Volume IV.
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Reports of Explorations And Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practicable And Economical Route For A Railroad From The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean. Volume IV.

By BOTANY - CACTUS / CALIFORNIA) Bigelow, J.M.; GeorgeEnglemann; John Torrey; W.S. Sullivant.

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. Volume IV.. 1856.. 59 black and white lithographic plates, very large folding diagram (botanical profile), appendeces, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, embossed cloth covered boards. Rear cover detached, front joint beginning to split, text block beginning to crack at a couple of signatures but generally tight, library withdrawal stamp on front free endpaper, about half the plates are toned (images here show one examples of one clean and one toned plate), profile is in very good condition with no fold splits. This is a fascinating volume for the botanist, with much on cacti and also Californian plants. It contains Part V "Report on the Botany of the Expedition" and Part VI "Report on the Zoology of the Expedition" of the Whipple and Ives Expedition Report (the other parts are in volume III - Report of a Survey near the 35th Parallel from the Mississippie River to the Pacific Ocean). Part V is composed of the following parts: No. 1 General Description of the Botanical Character of the Country by J.M. Bigelow (11 sections including #1 Napoleon, on the Mississippi, to Fort Smith, Arkansas; #7. San Francisco Valley; #11 Los Angeles Valley). No. 2 Description of Forest Trees by J.M. Bigelow (including Forest Trees along the Route Traversed and Descriptions of Valuable or Remarkable California Forest Trees); No. 3 Description of the Cactaceae; No. 4 Descriptions of the General Botanical Collections by John Torrey; No. 5 Description of the Mosses and Liverworts by W.S. Sullivant. There are 24 plates of cacti, 25 general botanical plates, and 10 plates of mosses and liverworts, plus a very large folding "Botanical Profile representing the Forest Trees Along the route explored by Lieut. A.W. Whipple, Corps of Topl. Engrs. near the Parallel of 35 North Latitude 1853-1854 from Fort Smith to San Pedro. Prepared by J.M. Bigelow, M.D. Botanist to the expedition" - a beautifully rendered profile with little color pictographs of 42 different species from Yucca to California oak. Part VI is the relatively brief Field Notes and Explanations by C.B.R. Kennerly. .

$265.00

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