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Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Sacramento County California With Illustrations With Introduction By Allan R. Ottley With Illustrations of Its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Manufactories
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Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Sacramento County California With Illustrations With Introduction By Allan R. Ottley With Illustrations of Its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Manufactories

By George F. Wright; Allan R. Ottley (Introduction)

Berkeley: Howell-North Books, 1960. Facsimile. Cloth. Fine/missing. A fine facsimile of Thompson & West's 1880 edition. Black cloth with bright gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Binding is sturdy and square. Gift inscription on front pastedown. Pristine color foldout map of Sacramento County. Missing dust jacket. Long folio, 14 x 11 inches tall.

$90.00

A Pathfinder In The Southwest The Itinerary of Lieutenant A.W. Whipple During His Explorations for a Railway Route from Fort Smith to Los Angeles in the Years 1853-1854 [American Exploration and Travel series]
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A Pathfinder In The Southwest The Itinerary of Lieutenant A.W. Whipple During His Explorations for a Railway Route from Fort Smith to Los Angeles in the Years 1853-1854 [American Exploration and Travel series]

By Grant Foreman

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1941. Stated First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/very good +. A very good plus first edition, as stated in a like, price-clipped dust jacket. Rust colored cloth boards with silver insignia on cover and silver title-stamping on spine. Toning to end papers. Previous owner's signature inked on first free end paper. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Spine of dust jacket is sunned, with a tiny closed tear at bottom edge. Pristine fold out map. xv, 298 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$45.00

Manuel Lisa
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Manuel Lisa

By Walter B. Douglas; Abraham P. Nasatir

New York: Argosy-Antiwuarian, 1964. First Revised Edition; Limited Edition. Cloth. Very good +. A very good plus, limited revised edition. Updated biography of fur trapper originally published in 1911. Green cloth boards. Back top corner bumped. Binding is sturdy and square. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Mild soil spot to first free end paper. 207 pp. including index. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches tall.

$25.00

Juan Maria de Salvatierra, S. J.: Selected Letters about Lower California (Baja California Travels Series 25)
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Juan Maria de Salvatierra, S. J.: Selected Letters about Lower California (Baja California Travels Series 25)

By Juan Maria de Salvatierra; Ernest J. Burrus, trans.

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1971. Limited Edition. Cloth. Very good +. A very good plus copy limited to 600 printed. Blue cloth boards. Top right corner bumped. Gilt title stamping on spine. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. 279 [1] pp. Octavo.

$30.00

Tragic Cavalier: Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813
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Tragic Cavalier: Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813

By Felix D. Almaraz, Jr.

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1971. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/very good. Very good plus first edition, which would be fine except for the previous (large) owner's name blacked out on first free end paper. Blue cloth boards with silver title stamping on spine. Gray end papers. In a very good, original, unclipped dust jacket with tiny price sticker. Dust jacket shows minor loss in an otherwise closed small tear on rear jacket. vii, 206 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 8 3/4 inches tall.

$20.00

Joshua Pilcher: Fur Trader and Indian Agent
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Joshua Pilcher: Fur Trader and Indian Agent

By John E Sunder

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/very good +. Very good plus first edition, as stated. Black cloth with yellow and blue title stamping on spine. Binding is sturdy and square. Offsetting to end papers and pastedowns from older Brodart cover. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. In a very good plus, original, unclipped dust jacket which shows mild wear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Black and white photos, map. Octavo.

$25.00

Adventure on Red River: Report on the Exploration of the Headwaters of the Red River by Captain Randolph B. Marcy and Captain G. B. McClellan
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Adventure on Red River: Report on the Exploration of the Headwaters of the Red River by Captain Randolph B. Marcy and Captain G. B. McClellan

By Grant Foreman, ed.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. Second Printing. Cloth. Very good/very good. A very good second printing in a custom leather book jacket with title stamped on spine. Would be fine except that leather jacket offset onto first and last free end papers. In original very good, price clipped dust jacket, sunning to spine of dust jacket. Offset of leather to dust jacket flaps. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Binding is sturdy, tight and square. Red cloth with white title label on spine. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. xxxi, 199 pp. including index. Duodecimo, 5 x 7 3/4 inches tall.

$20.00

The Valley of the Upper Yellowstone: An Exploration of the Headwaters of the Yellowstone River in the Year 1869
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The Valley of the Upper Yellowstone: An Exploration of the Headwaters of the Yellowstone River in the Year 1869

By Charles W. Cook; David E. Folsom, and William Peterson

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. First Thus. Cloth. Near fine/near fine. Near fine first edition thus and the first edition to be published in its entirety. Blue cloth boards. Top edge painted blue. Toned area to front and rear paste downs, offset from dust jacket. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. In an about fine dust jacket with tiny rub to base of spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with maps and b/w plates. Annotated edition. xxxiii, 79 pp. including index and series list at back of book.

$25.00

Pedro Vial and the Roads to Santa Fe (The American Exploration and Travel Series)
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Pedro Vial and the Roads to Santa Fe (The American Exploration and Travel Series)

By Noel M. Loomis; Abraham Nasatir

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/very good. A near fine first edition, as stated. In a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with yellow and white title stamping on spine. Spine ends show minute shelf wear. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Very good dust jacket shows one short closed tear on front top edge and one shorter one on back edge, plus chipping at tail of spine. Sunning to dust jacket spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated. xxix, 569 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall. Pedro Vial, or Pierre Vial, (born ca. 1746, Lyon, France—died October 1814, Santa Fe, New Mexico), was a French explorer and frontiersman who lived among the Comanche and Wichita Indians for many years. He later worked for the Spanish government as a peacemaker, guide, and interpreter. He blazed trails across the Great Plains to connect the Spanish and French settlements in Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, and Louisiana. He led three Spanish expeditions that attempted unsuccessfully to intercept and halt the Lewis and Clark Expedition. - wikipedia

$37.00

The Gila Trail. The Texas Argonauts and the California Gold Rush [The American exploration and travel series]
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The Gila Trail. The Texas Argonauts and the California Gold Rush [The American exploration and travel series]

By Benjamin Butler Harris; Richard H. Dillon, ed.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1960. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/very good +. A very good plus first edition, as stated, in a very good plus dust jacket. Ochre cloth boards with black and red title stamping on spine. End papers toned, but text is clean and bright. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Top edge painted. Binding is sturdy and square. Unclipped dust jacket showing tape residue on front and two small nicks. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with black and white plates. xv, 175 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$19.00

Adventures of Zenas Leonard Fur Trader
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Adventures of Zenas Leonard Fur Trader

By Zenas Leonard; John C. Ewers, ed.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959. First Thus. Near fine. A near fine first edition thus from 1959. The original work, "Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard," was published in 1839. Edited by John C. Ewers. Black cloth, top edge painted lime. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. End papers toned. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket showing two closed tears on back edge, and rubbing at upper corners. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with black and white plates, maps. 172 pp. including index and catalogue at back. Octavo. Howes describes the "Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard" as a "Completely trustworthy account of Rocky Mountain trapping, 1831-7, including experiences with Walker's expedition from Salt Lake to California, 1833, of which it is the chief first-hand authority." --- Howes, 264.

$35.00

The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, Volume 2
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The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, Volume 2

By Ralph Emerson Twitchell

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Torch Press, 1912. First Edition. Cloth. Good +. A good plus first edition of volume 2 only. [HOWES T-443]. Red cloth boards showing rubbing at extremities. Hinges and joint repaired with matching book cloth from the underside. Corners rubbed. Top edge gilt. Deckle fore edge showing folds. Rear end paper showing erasures. Missing one map [New Mexico in 1912] at end of volume. Illustrated with maps and numerous b/w plates. xxii, 631 pp. including index. Thick octavo, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches tall

$60.00

Prairie and Mountain Sketches
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Prairie and Mountain Sketches

By Field, Matthew C.; Collected By Clyde & Mae Reed Porter; Kate L. Gregg and John Francis McDermott, eds.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good +. A fine first edition in a very good plus dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with green title stamping on spine. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Dust jacket shows two small closed tears on back cover at head and tail of spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. liv, 239 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$20.00

San Francisco Bay. Discovery and Colonization, 1769-1776
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San Francisco Bay. Discovery and Colonization, 1769-1776

By Theodore Treutlein

San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1968. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good +. Fine first edition in a very good plus, original, unclipped dust jacket. Blue quarter cloth under green cloth boards. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Dust jacket creased at top edge and showing a tiny chip on back cover. Fold out map intact and pristine. 152 pp. Octavo 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$20.00

Missionary in Sonora, The Travel Reports of Joseph Och, S.J. 1755-1767
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Missionary in Sonora, The Travel Reports of Joseph Och, S.J. 1755-1767

By Joseph Och, S.J.; Theodore E. Treutlein, trans.

San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1965. First Edition. 1/4 cloth. Near fine/very good. A near fine first edition. Brown quarter cloth under yellow cloth boards with gilt motif. Gilt title stamping on spine. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. In a very good, original, unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket showing a 1 inch closed tear and a crease. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with maps and drawings. 196 pp. including index. Octavo. Och's comments on Spanish life and customs, both in the Old World and in the New, provide many a gem of human interest. He finds fault with the Spanish people for their failure to take advantage of business opportunities, with Spanish officials for graft and greed, with Spanish sea captains for inefficiency, and with Spanish miners for waste and incompetence. But ultimately he gives the Spanish their due: "I must admit that in my fourteen years among the Spaniards I experienced more honor, love, service, generosity, politeness and friendliness than I did during my whole life among my countrymen, brothers, and friends!' With the keen eye of an interested traveler he describes the mint in Mexico City and the problems of coinage and currency, the sale and manufacture of cigarettes, the problems of stockmen and miners on the frontier, and the secularization of missions. He dwells at length on almost every aspect of Indian culture: their virtues and vices, their skills and aptitude for learning, their dress, food, drink, dances, medicine, etc. But the most important part of this missionary's journal is his account of the expulsion of the Jesuits from New Spain. It is one of the most valuable primary sources on the subject and richly deserves translation into English. There is no substitute for the freshness, vividness, and realism of a well-written, firsthand report. ---California Historical Society Quarterly

$35.00

Journal of Travels Over the Rocky Mountains
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Journal of Travels Over the Rocky Mountains

By Joel Palmer

Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1986. Reprint of the 1847 edition. Leather bound. Near fine. A very good plus 1986 reprint of the 1847 edition. Red leather boards with gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Western end papers. Back page overglued. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled at edge of half title. 186 pp. including index. Octavo, 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches tall. . Includes information for the emigrant on travelling West, essential words from the Nez Perce and Chinook languages

$20.00

First From the Gulf to the Pacific: The Diary of the Kino-Atondo Peninsular Expedition, December 14, 1684 - January 13, 1685 (Baja California Travels Series 16)
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First From the Gulf to the Pacific: The Diary of the Kino-Atondo Peninsular Expedition, December 14, 1684 - January 13, 1685 (Baja California Travels Series 16)

By Eusebio Francisco Kino; Isidro Otondo y Antillón; W. Michael Mathes, trans.

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1969. Limited Edition. Cloth. Near fine. A near fine copy limited to 500 printed. Green cloth boards. Mild foxing to top edge. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Frontis. Folding map is pristine. 60 pp. including bibliography. Octavo.

$35.00

Along Ancient Trails: The Mallet Expedition of 1739
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Along Ancient Trails: The Mallet Expedition of 1739

By Donald J Blakeslee

Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/fine. A fine first printing in a fine dust jacket. Burgundy cloth boards. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with maps and drawings. 291 pp. including index. Octavo.

$20.00

Pageant in the Wilderness the Story of the Escalante Expedition to the Interior Basin, 1776 Including the Diary and Itinerary of Father Escalante Translated and Annotated
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Pageant in the Wilderness the Story of the Escalante Expedition to the Interior Basin, 1776 Including the Diary and Itinerary of Father Escalante Translated and Annotated

By Herbert E. Bolton

Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1950. First Edition. Leatherette. Very good +/good +. A very good plus first edition. Red leatherette boards with gilt title stamping to cover and spine. Foxing to bottom edge. Both full color maps in rear pocket present and pristine. In a good plus, original, price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket is scuffed with closed tears and a small missing piece on rear of jacket. 265 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$90.00

Black Harris
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Black Harris

By Jerome Peltier

Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1986. First Edition. Leather bound. Fine. A fine first edition. Brown leather boards with gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Native American end papers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled at edge of half title. 162 pp. including index. Octavo, 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches tall. .

$40.00

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