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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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Wash.,: HD90, 1832. 86pp. Dbd. First edition. Wagner-Camp 46: "This contains a letter from William Clark; Joshua Pilcher's report... on the rise and present condition of the fur trade... an account of the Immell-Jones massacre, Alphonso Wetmore on the Santa Fe trade..., Schoolcraft's report..." Shaw 16084.

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Columbus, Oh: Studer, 1878. First Edition. 152, (16)pp. illus. 190 colored plates (most with tissue guards). Contemp. half mo. with gold stamped spine and new endpapers. The colored plates represent upwards of seven hundred different species and varities of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics"-The title page. Studer was a painter, lithographer, and popular orinthologist in Columbus. He was sometimes referred to as " The poor man's Audubon". The plates are really very nice.

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MEMOIRES DE JOHN TANNER...

James, Edwin and John Tanner

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Paris: Bertrand, 1835. 2 vols. Original printed wrappers. First French edition with additional notes Tanner was captured by the Indians in Kentucky at the age of nine. He was subsequently taken to the country of the upper Mississippi where he lived as an Indian for thirty years, spending much time in the Red River country, on the Assiniboine River at Turtle Mountains and the Mandan village." Howes J42. Wagner-Camp-Becker 40:3. Field 772..Ayer 292.

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St. Louis: Mo. Hist. Soc., 1916. 316,[1]pp. Illus. Original cloth, edges frayed, light spotting. Also, some old staining at top of rear cover. With an introduction and edited by Walter B. Douglas. One of 365 numbered copies published. Byrd 1082. Howes J49. Jones 1125. Rader 2065. Graff 2193. Wagner-Camp-Becker 121, note. James tells of his adventures with the St. Louis Missouri Fur Company, in the latter's unfortunate attempt to initiate a trading enterprise near the headwaters of the Missouri River in 1810 and 1811. This is the Littell copy with his book plate

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[Wash.,, 1803]. First edition. 32pp. dbd. Most of the laws listed were signed in type by William Henry Harrison and William Clarke. The territories were required by ordinance to report all laws adopted by the Governor and Judges to Congress. Shaw 33065.

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Raleigh: Gales, 1819. 223,[2]pp. Full contemporary 16mo calf, gold stamped leather label spine.( two old library labels on inside front cover) Shaw 48370. Thornton 6872. Not in Howes or Kress. One of the great North Carolina rarities. Much early work on agriculture, manures, deep ploughing, grasses, tillage, wheat, orchards, Indian corn, oxen, livestock, hogs, draining, etc.

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Louisville, Ky, 1884. 218,[1]pp. Original cloth, rubbed at top and bottom of spine which is faded. First edition. Howes J95 (aa), Travels and adventures in Minnesota and Dakota, Nebraska country and the Colorado Rockies, with sketches of Idaho and Montana. Eberstadt 106: 170: "Great collection. No record of a sale of this work can be found.' Not in Graff, Soliday, or Decker.

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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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Wash.: HED 157, 1868. 363,595,2pp. Disbound. Includes part 2 and 3: Trial and Conviction of American Citizens in Great Britain...

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Wash.: SD386, 1844. 607pp. Folded plates. dbd. First edition. Not in Kress or Larson. One of the most important works of its kind.

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Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Co, 1866. First edition. 48pp. Original printed wrappers. Howes J133. Not in Eberstadt, Soliday or Graff. Johnson became engineer-in-chief to the directors of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. He presents an excellent view of what must be done to increase and improve navigation to the West.

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Chicago: Utgiven, 1924. First Edition. 141,[2]pp. Illus. Original small 8vo cloth. Swedish immigrants arriving in Sitka in 1890. Not in Wickersham or Tourville

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Hartford, Case, 1867. 56pp. Illus., single sheet map, partially colored, lax large folding map at rear. Original printed wrappers. First edition. This is the report of the Chief Engineer who by this time had spent 15 years advancing the cause of the Northern Pacific Route. Although the Northern route had languished while the Union Pacific was being built, the company had received a large land grant, and was organizing for construction.

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Buffalo, N.Y.: Matthews, 1887. First Edition. 46pp. of text with illus. and maps on colored paper. Original pict. wrappers. The illustrations were done by the author, a native of San Mateo, California. Rocq 14555.

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Augusta, Ga.: Chronicle, 1890. 31pp., uncut. Original printed small 4to gray wrappers, small triangle missing at lower inner margin. Dornbusch 2738.

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Savannah: Morning News, 1878. First Edition. (9),254,4pp. Illus, port as frontis. Original sm quarto green cloth. Howes J 201. Chapters on the Mexican War, yellow fever epidemic, Far East squadron, secession, confederate naval operations, blockading Savannah, naval defenses of Georgia, the ironclad "Atlanta". Nevins Vol 1: p.227. Not in Dornbusch or Nicholson Catalog.

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Albany: Munsell, 1868. First edition. 133pp. Contemp half mo., top of rear joint mended Howes J198. Munsell Bib. p.154. Indians in Georgia colony. Next to Oglethorpe, Tomo-chi-chi was the truest friend and most potent protector of the colony of Georgia during its primal days. DeRenne Cat. p.704.

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THE STORY OF RICE COUNTY.

Jones, Horace.

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[Wichita, Ks., Wichita Eagle], 1928. 135pp. Illus. Original fold stamped small 8vo cl. First edition. Adams Herd 1189. Adams Six Guns 1192: "Has some information about Wild Bill Hickok, Hurricane Bill, Fort Griffin, Texas, and other persons and places." Rittenhouse 334. Also includes chapters on early exploration, the Buffalo, the Santa Fe Trail, etc

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Springfield, Ma.: Bowles, 1854. First edition. 275pp. Original decorated small octavo cloth( spine lightly chipped at top; old library bookplate on inside front cover) Howes J210: "Practically a history of the Mohegans." Field 800: " "Stockbridge, in Massachusetts, was the residence of the Stockbridge Housatonic Muh-he-ka-ne-ok (Mohegan) Indians... In Section II entitled 'Indian History' the author reproduces a fragment of a work said to be written by the Indian 'Captain Hendrick Aupaumut." It consists of ten closely printed pages, of very valuable information regarding the habits and mode of life of the Stockbridge Indians. Section III is entitled: 'Further particulars relating to Manners, Customs, Religion, etc., and Section IV, 'Language of the Muh-he-ka-ne-ok.' Section V to XIX are entirely occupied with a history of the Missions among the tribe until 1785, when it removed to Madison County in New York, upon a tract of land donated to them by the Oneidas, ... Read more

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