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Hamburg: Benjamin Goitlob Holfrnann, 1791. First German edition.. xxiv, 334,(2)pp.Illus. plus folding map. Marbled boards lacking front endpapers. Reese Co:: " Long began working for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1768. As afur trader he travelledamong the Canadian Indians for Nineteen years.: Field 910:" His knowledge of the character, customs, and domestic life of the Indian was therefore the most thorough and intimate. His relations are charecterized by candor and intelligence." Vail 878:" The most valuable record of Indian life and the fur trade of the period...the vocabularies occupy pp. 183-295 and are of great value...". Pilling : Proof-Sheets 2312. Howes L443.

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

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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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  • Edition: First edition
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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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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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Wash.: GPO, 1937. [9],382pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. B.A.E. Bulletin 115. Dobie p.87. Howes K281. Matthews pp.308/9. Graff 2359. Private diary, Jan. 1847-Sept. 1852, extracts; experiences among the fur traders and Indians during a stay at western posts of fur companies on the Mississippi and Upper Missouri; from New Orleans to St. Louis and Fort Union; sometimes employed as clerk at Fort Union and Berthold; comments on gold rush and Mexican War; a most valuable diary of Indian life.

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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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Andover, 1820. First edition. 432pp. Illus., folding map., portrait. portrait, map in facsimile. Original calf, spine expertly repaired in leather with gold stamped red label on spine The first edition of this interesting work, edited for publication by Daniel Haskell, who surreptitiously inserted some religious maunderings not found in the author's manuscript. Harmon joined the North West Company in 1808 travelled to Lake Winnipeg and the Assinniboine, where he stayed some seven years. His later travels took him to Ft. William, New Caledonia, Ft. Vermillion, Ft. Chipewyan, etc. The map was engraved by Annin & Smith, Boston, and shows the northern United States and Canada to the Pacific Ocean in good detail. Wagner-Camp 17. Field 656. Graff 1786. Howes H205. Shaw 1518. Streeter Sale 3692. Peel 63. Lande 1216. TPL 1171. Pilling 1664.

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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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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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Mexico, Missouri, 1942. 82pp. Illus., maps. Original blue paper board with printed paper label. First edition. Walter traveled from Felicity, Ohio to Hangtown, California to take his chances in the gold fields. Wheat Gold Rush 159: "This privately printed journal of an overland trek from Felicity, Ohio, in 1850 affords a graphic and poignant picture of hardship on the plains and of the trials of mining life in the American River diggings." Howes P361. Limited to 200 copies. Edited by Ulla S. Fawkes. Mintz: The Trail 370. Paher: Nevada 1556.

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Ottawa: Government Printing Office, 1910. First Edition. (2), 82pp. Original front wrapper, some old browning at bottom. First printing of the day-by-day journal of the first white man, after Verendrye, to visit the Big Horn country and the Crow Indians. First authorized account of the tribe." Bound with: Murray, Alexander H. JOURNAL OF THE YUKON, 1847-1848. Edited by L. J. Burpee. Ottawa, 1910. (2), 125pp. Illus., folding map and 14 plates, with plan. Howes M911: "First detailed account of the Yukon Region." Bound together in modern 1/2 mo with gold stamped leather label on spine.

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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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London: Red Pale Press by the Curwen Press, 1967. 67pp. Ilus., frontis. port. Original full vellum, tied, and paper slipcase. First and only edition limited to 50 numbered copies. A very handsome and lavish edition, being one of forty-four copies bound in vellum, printed by the Curwen Press for the Reed Pale Press. The entire edition consisted of only fifty copies, with the "regular" copies bound in vellum. Brooks, a devout and temperate man, left Elyria, Ohio, and travelled with a partner as part of the Middleburg California Company to the Sacramento Valley in 1849 via St. Joe, where they decided to join a larger party of Buckeyes. The trip consumed five months (less two days), and took the company by way of South Pass, Salt Lake, Goose Lake, and the Pitt River. The text consists of Brooks' verbatim journal. Destined, no doubt, to be one of the most uncommon of all modern overlands. MATTES 373. MINTZ 53. KURUTZ 80.

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