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A Record of Travels in Arizona and California 1775-1776
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A Record of Travels in Arizona and California 1775-1776

By GARCES Francisco, Father

(San Francisco): John Howell-Books, 1965. tan cloth stamped in brown, lettered in gilt. Fine. Folio. Illustrated with plates, two fold out maps, and one double page plate of the Grand Canyon One of 1,250 copies, designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. With the prospectus With an index.

$30.00

Brothers of the Sea
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Brothers of the Sea

By SHERMAN D. R

London: Michael Joseph, (1966). First edition. brown boards lettered in gilt. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (a bit rubbed). Octavo. [S & W 2189 (listing U. S. edition)].

$40.00

Capture at Sea
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Capture at Sea

By BEYER Audrey White

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First edition. original green cloth lettered in dark blue, top edges stained blue-green. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (a little rubbed, repaired from inside). Octavo. Profusely illustrated Signed by the author on front free endpaper [S & W 239].

$37.50

The Call = Chronicle = Examiner
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The Call = Chronicle = Examiner

San Francisco: Thrusday, April 19, 1906. FACSIMILE of the original. printed in black on tan paper. Some browning at edges, small split in center fold at right margin. Folio. 4 pps The San Francisco Call, Chronicle and Examiner published a joint newspaper the day after the earthquake to inform the citizens of the city of what had happened and what to do.

$30.00

Felipe de Neve. First Governor of California
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Felipe de Neve. First Governor of California

By BEILHARZ Edwin A

San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1971. original yellow and gray cloth, spine lettered in gilt. As new. Octavo. Extensive notes and index.

$10.00

Cyrano de Bergerac. A Heroic Comedy
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Cyrano de Bergerac. A Heroic Comedy

By ROSTAND Edmond

Boston: Lamson, Wolffe and Company, 1898. First American edition. rebound to black cloth spine over patterned, textured silk cloth. Rear cloth with some darkish stains, bookplate on front free endpaper. Octavo. Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac 1619 – 21655) was a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist. A bold and innovative author, his work was part of the libertine literature of the first half of the seventeenth century. Today he is best known as the inspiration for Edmond Rostand's most noted drama Cyrano de Bergerac which, although it includes elements of his life, also contains invention and myth. The plays that have been staged since the first publication are legend, and many movies have also been made. Two of the notable ones are the following: 1987 film Roxanne, a contemporary comedy version with a happy ending added, starred Steve Martin as C.D. Bales, Daryl Hannah as Roxanne, and Rick Rossovich as Chris. The 1990 French movie adaptation with Gérard Depardieu in the title role won several awards including an Oscar..

$250.00

Following the Guidon
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Following the Guidon

By CUSTER Elizabeth B

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: National Historical Society, 1993). Reprint . red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine, blind stamped on front board. Slight soiling of top edges, else fine. Octavo. Illustrated with drawings and music scores Facsimile reprint of the original 1890 edition “... I should like to make our bugle a more familiar friend to those who know it only by hearsay. it was the hourly monitor of the cavalry corps. it told us when to eat, to sleep, to march, and to go to church ... corps of trained buglers, and it was a surprise to strangers that such good music could be evolved from instruments ... The horses knew the calls ... “ from the Preface.

$10.00

America. Pars Sexta Sive Historiae ab Hieronymo Bezono Medioalnete scriptae, sectio tertia, res nominus nobiles & admiratione planas continens,quam praecedentes duae. In hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opyletissimas illas Peruani regni provincias occuparint, capt Rege Atabaliba deide orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno vibilia bella. Additus est brevis teh Frotunatis insulis Comentariolus in du capita distinctus. Item ad ditiones ad singula Capita Historiam illustrantes
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America. Pars Sexta Sive Historiae ab Hieronymo Bezono Medioalnete scriptae, sectio tertia, res nominus nobiles & admiratione planas continens,quam praecedentes duae. In hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opyletissimas illas Peruani regni provincias occuparint, capt Rege Atabaliba deide orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno vibilia bella. Additus est brevis teh Frotunatis insulis Comentariolus in du capita distinctus. Item ad ditiones ad singula Capita Historiam illustrantes

By DE BRY Theodoro (1528 - 1598)

Fracofvrtese (Frankfurt): Johann Wechel, 1596. First edition. cream vellum, ornately tooled in brown ink. Tiny stabhole from front vellum cover - H3; barely visible in first few leaves, then only by touch. Vellum covers with some wear but overall very good. First set of signatures: A1 (title page) expertly repaired lower right corner, a few small spots of abrasion of paper to first blank when coloured; verso of K2 with brown ink spot covering a couple of words; N6 with old skillful repair to lower margin; occasional faint brownish staining to margin edges throughout text pages. Second set of signatures: some repairs to several leaves, some very old but skillfully done, a couple more recent expertly done, occasional small brown spots throughout. Map of America skillfully lined quite some time ago, very minimal loss of paper at bottom center fold, upper right edge and lower left edge, a little trimmed at margins. Lacking the double page plan of Cusco (supplied in facsimile). Folio. Approximately 35 cms x 23.5 cms; map 322mms x 395 mms. Signatures: A-M in 4, N in 6, A-F (repeated) in 4, G in 6 (last blank lacking). Pages: (ii -blank), [1- engraved title page] - 77; 78-Brevis Insularum Qvae Ca /nariae ...- 83; 84-De Gallorum Expeditione / in Floridam ...- 108; [109 - same engraved title page as at beginning; with text: "Seqvvntvr Icones/ artisiciosae..." pasted on p. 108 below "Finis"]; 1-29 (plates and text on recto of each leaf, versos blank) Illustrated with 28 copper engravings, hand coloured, two engraved title pages hand coloured, several head and tail pieces coloured, and two-page map (not coloured) This copy with expertly hand coloured plates, title pages and many head and tail pieces, likely done by the artist Juan Jorge Peoli (1825 - 1893 aka John J. Peoli) from whose library the volume comes, and now has passed to his heirs Theodorus de Bry (1528 – 27 March 1598) was an engraver, goldsmith, editor and publisher, famous for his depictions of early European expeditions to the Americas. The Spanish Inquisition forced de Bry, a Protestant, to flee his native Spanish-controlled Southern Netherlands. He moved around Europe, starting from the city of Liège in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (where he was born and grew up), then to Strasbourg, Antwerp, London and Frankfurt, where he eventually settled. In 1590 Theodorus de Bry and his sons published a new, illustrated edition of Thomas Harriot's "A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia "about the first English settlements in North America (in modern-day North Carolina). His illustrations were based on the watercolor paintings of colonist John White. The book sold well, and the next year de Bry published a new one about the first French attempts to colonize Fort Caroline, Florida, founded by Jean Ribault and René de Laudonnière. It featured 43 illustrations based on paintings of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, one of the few survivors of Fort Caroline. Jacques de Moyne had planned to publish his account of his expeditions but died in 1587. According to de Bry's account, he had bought de Moyne's paintings from his widow in London and used them as a basis for the engravings. He and his son John-Theodore made adjustments to both the texts and the illustrations of the original accounts, on the one hand in function of his own understanding of Le Moyne's paintings, and, most importantly, to please potential buyers. The Latin and German editions varied markedly, in accordance with the differences in estimated readership. The verisimilitude of many of de Bry's illustrations is questionable; not least because he never crossed the Atlantic. Amerindians look like Mediterranean Europeans, and illustrations mix different tribal customs and artifacts. In addition to everyday life of the American natives, Theodore de Bry even included a few depictions of cannibalism. All in all, the vast amount of these illustrations and texts influenced the European perception of the New World, Africa, and Asia. These books or parts were called "The Grand Voyages" (14 parts) and the "Little Voyages" (also 12 parts). Girolamo Benzoni published a "History of the New World, "in 1565, describing the Spanish territories there which he spent c. 15 years exploring; a large part of his writings are based on his own experiences. de Bry's parts IV, V, and VI are from Benzoni's history. "Pars Sexta" - This part contains the third and last portion of Benzoni's "History," relating to Peru. In this volume there are also to be found a history of the Canary Islands; a history of the expedition of the French into Florida; and (pages 105-108) the petition by the widows, children, and friends of the French who had been massacred by the Spanish in 1665 [sic, i.e. 1565] [Church 158. Biblioteca Mejicana p. 51 #479].

$27500.00

The Times Atlas of World History
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The Times Atlas of World History

By STONE Norman, Editor

Maplewood New Jersey: Hammond Inc, 1989. Third edition. red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Folio. The Times Atlas of World History is an authoritative work of reference which presents the drama of world history in the arena of its action: the lands and seas of the world. It presents a visual narrative of world history from the earliest times to the present day/ Planned for the general reader as well as the student, it is the work of over one hundred professional historians. It contains over 600 maps and illustrations ... from the dust jacketWill require extra postage, heavy book.

$37.50

Professor Silliman\'s Report Upon the Oil Property of the Pacific Coast Petroleum Company, of New York, Situated in San Luis Obispo County, California. To Which is Added Notes of the Survey and Exploration in 1850 and 1857, by Col. J. Williamson, Engineer-in-Chief of Survey
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Professor Silliman's Report Upon the Oil Property of the Pacific Coast Petroleum Company, of New York, Situated in San Luis Obispo County, California. To Which is Added Notes of the Survey and Exploration in 1850 and 1857, by Col. J. Williamson, Engineer-in-Chief of Survey

By SILLIMAN Professor Benjamin

New York: William A. Wheeler, 1865. First edition. original printed pink wrappers. Wrappers a little discououred in centers, lower front wrapper lacks lower right corner, else fine. Quarto. 24 pp. Illustrated with a double page map of "The Oil Territory of the Pacific Coast Petroleum Co." by J. H. Colton, partially printed in colour As Thomas W. Streeter noted in his own copy, "This report signed by Silliman as 'Prof. of General and Applied Chemistry in Yale College' and dated, 'New Haven, Co.. February 18th, 1865' is one of the earliest relating to a California oil property and the first, as fas as I know, on oil prospects in San Luis Obispo County. The colored map with its inset is of great interest." [Sabin 81054. Rocq 13203 (locating 2 copies)].

$2750.00

The Life of John Marshall
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The Life of John Marshall

By [MARSHALL John] . BEVERIDGE Albert J

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co, (1916). original green ribbed cloth lettered in gilt. Slight darkening of spines, very light rubbing, else fine. Quarto. Four volumes Illustrated .

$25.00

The Works of Benjamin Franklin ... Together with The Unmutilated and Correct Version of the Autobiography
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin ... Together with The Unmutilated and Correct Version of the Autobiography

By FRANKLIN Benjamin and BIGELOW John, Editor

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Federal Edition. No 555 of 1,000 sets, signed by the publisher. original green ribbed cloth lettered in gilt. Slight darkening of spines, very light rubbing, vol. I with tear in spine head, else fine. Quarto. Twelve volumes Frontispiece illustration .

$300.00

Autograph letter, signed to \
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Autograph letter, signed to "Dear Mr. Whittington

By [WHITE William Allen] . WHITE Sallie L

Emporia, Kansas: May, 1946. black ink on note paper lettered in red. Envelope a tad browned, else fine. The carbon copy letter browned with celoo tape at top. Approximately 6.5 x 5.25 inches. With carbon copy typed letter from Mr. Eugene Whittington to William Allen White, asking him to autograph a copy of White's book "The Court of Boyville" published in 1899. The letter also talks about a family relationship to White The letter from Mrs. White talks about her husband's book, and also about family relationships and he says "Some of the happiest hours of my very happy life were spent visiting my grand mother (name) in Bloomfield. ...." William Allen White (February 10, 1868 – January 29, 1944) was a renowned American newspaper editor, politician, author, and leader of the Progressive movement. Between 1896 and his death, White became the iconic spokesman for middle America. He attended the College of Emporia and the University of Kansas, and in 1892 started work at The Kansas City Star as an editorial writer. In 1895 White bought the Emporia Gazette for $3000 from William Yoast Morgan and became its editor. Young White was a political conservative at this stage of his career. In 1896 a White editorial attracted national attention with a scathing attack on William Jennings Bryan, the Democrats, and the Populists titled "What's the Matter With Kansas?" White sharply ridiculed Populist leaders for letting Kansas slip into economic stagnation and not keeping up economically with neighboring states because their anti-business policies frightened away economic capital from the state. White wrote: "There are two ideas of government," said our noble Bryan at Chicago. "There are those who believe that if you legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, this prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up and through every class and rest upon them." That's the stuff! Give the prosperous man the dickens! Legislate the thriftless man into ease, whack the stuffing out of the creditors and tell the debtors who borrowed the money five years ago when money "per capita" was greater than it is now, that the contraction of currency gives him a right to repudiate. The Republicans sent out hundreds of thousands of copies of the editorial in support of William McKinley during the intensely fought United States presidential election, 1896, giving White a national reputation. With his warm sense of humor, articulate editorial pen, and commonsense approach to life, White soon became known throughout the country. His Gazette editorials were widely reprinted; he wrote syndicated stories on politics; and he published many books, including biographies of Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge. "What's the Matter With Kansas?" and "Mary White" — a tribute to his 16-year-old daughter on her death in 1921, portraying her as an anti-flapper — were his best-known writings. Locally he was known as the greatest booster for Emporia. He won a 1923 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial "To an Anxious Friend," published July 27, 1922, after being arrested in a dispute over free speech following objections to the way the state of Kansas handled the men who participated in the Great Railroad Strike of 1922. -wikipedia .

$30.00

Catalogue of the Celebrated Library of Major J. R. Abbey. The Third Portion
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Catalogue of the Celebrated Library of Major J. R. Abbey. The Third Portion

By [BINDINGS]

London: Sotheby & Co, 1967. original green boards lettered in black. Spine a little faded, else fine. Quarto. Profusely illustrated Laid in a printed invitation for a preview from John Carter, Anthony Hobson and Jerry E. Patterson Amongst the bindings being sold are: a Romanesque binding of a glosssed Apocalypse which was for more than five hundred years in the Abbey library of Admont, in Styria, some apparently having belonged to Jehan Lalyseau of Paris, and Symon Vincent of Lyon. Charles IX's Greek New Testament, superbly tooled to a pre-fanfare pattern and so much more.

$25.00

The Lyttelton Papers. The Property of the Viscount Cobham
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The Lyttelton Papers. The Property of the Viscount Cobham

By [LYTTELTON Family]

London: Sotheby's, 1978. original green boards decorated and lettered in black. Fine. Quarto. Profusely illustrated The catalogue describes 181 items, relating to the Lyttelton family, Worcestershire and English history. The items include medieval charters, historical letters and documents running from the twelfth century to the Glorious Revolution. Among them are Royal Letters Patent of Kings John and Henry III. The manuscript by Thomas Habington of the first history of Worcestershire. Papers from individual members of the family in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ...letters from Horace Walpole, Mrs. Montagu, Boswell, Johnson, Garrick, Swift, Voltaire, Pope, the elder Pitt, Pelham, Bolingbroke, Chesterfield and many more ....

$15.00

Western Illuminated Manuscripts the Property of the John Carter Brown Library
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Western Illuminated Manuscripts the Property of the John Carter Brown Library

By [MANUSCRIPTS]

London: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co, 1981. original green boards lettered in black. Covers lightly silverfished else fine. Quarto. Profusely illustrated Nineteen lots of illuminated manuscripts extensively described and detailed, profusely illustrated.

$10.00

Catalogue of the Celebrated Library of Major J. R. Abbey. The Third Portion
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Catalogue of the Celebrated Library of Major J. R. Abbey. The Third Portion

By [BINDINGS]

London: Sotheby & Co, 1967. original green boards lettered in black. Spine a little faded, lower spine bumped and small split at heel. Quarto. Profusely illustrated Amongst the bindings being sold are: a Romanesque binding of a glosssed Apocalypse which was for more than five hundred years in the Abbey library of Admont, in Styria, some apparently having belonged to Jehan Lalyseau of Paris, and Symon Vincent of Lyon. Charles IX's Greek New Testament, superbly tooled to a pre-fanfare pattern and so much more.

$25.00

Wallace Stegner. His Life and Work
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Wallace Stegner. His Life and Work

By [STEGNER Wallace] . BENSON Jackson J

New York: Viking Press, (1996). First edition. black cloth spine lettered in metallic copper colour, over pale tan boards. As new/pictorial dust jacket (as new). Octavo. Illustrated In a career spanning more than fifty years Wallace Stegner (1909 - 1993) emerged as our greatest contemporary writer of the American West -the author of more than two dozen works of history, biography, essays, and fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize winning “Angle of Repose” and the bestselling “Crossing to Safey.” Jackson J. Benson’s “Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work” is the first full-dress biography of this celebrated “Dean of Western Writers.” -from the dust jacket.

$10.00

The Pioneer Preacher. Incidents of Interest, and Experiences in the Author’s Life
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The Pioneer Preacher. Incidents of Interest, and Experiences in the Author’s Life

By BRISTOL Sherlock

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1989). First edition thus. green cloth with gilt lettering. Fine. Quarto. Illustrated with drawings by Isabelle Blood. Includes illustrated title page “Bristol himself was not an important leader of the frontier mission...but the relatively artless autobiography of this Congregationalist preacher on the frontier vividly portrays the everyday events and attitudes that illustrated and shaped culture and religion in western America.” -from the Introduction.

$10.00

The Sandlotter. An original political cartoon
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The Sandlotter. An original political cartoon

By PARRISH Joe

N.p.: April, 1945. on off white cardboard. Slight smudging in margins, else fine and bright. Approximately 12 x 12 inches image area; with margins 17 x 14-1/2 inches. Executed in water colour in browns, red, green, yellow and gray Signed lower right "J. Parrish." Also inscribed and signed in lower right margin by Parrish. Artwork stamped on back "received Tribune Engraving Room 1945 Apr 4PM 7 25 Caricatured among the "Big World Star Diplomats" are Franklin D. Roosevelt (who would die six days after the cartoon's publication) and others. The cartoon was featured on the front page of the Chicago Daily Tribune Friday, April 6, 1945. The conference opened in San Francisco 25 April, 1945 with 46 nations to which were added the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, the newly liberated Denmark and Argentina, thus delegates of fifty nations in all. The Charter was unanimously approved 25 June, and signed the next day. "Copyright 1945 By the Chicago Tribune" printed at foot of illustration in the newspaper.

$1250.00

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