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

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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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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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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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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., 1952. 164pp. Maps. Original printed wrappers. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 147. Howes C941: "Explored the Bad Lands and ascended the Missouri to a point several hundred miles north of Ft. Pierre. First account of those regions since Prince Maximilian of Wied." Wagner-Camp 148.

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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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N.p., [Paris]: privately printed, [n.d, ca 1929?]. First edition. [4],45pp. Illus. (frontis map).4to, Full red pebbled leather with an American flag in color on front cover, colored fine endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound in. Gold stamped on front cover: "Journal in Mexico(at the top)", and "Lt. Colonel William Preston(at bottom of front cover). Garrett Mexican American War p.243. Howes P579. Tutorow 3619. Kentuckian Preston had a long and distinguished career, including service with the 4th Kentucky Volunteers, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel He served in several diplomatic capacities, including U. S. Minister to Spain and the Confederacy's representative to Mexico City during Maximilian's reign. He had the novel idea at one time of purchasing Cuba to create another slave state. During the Mexican-American War he actually saw no combat because he was assigned to Logistics units, but these recollections embody his experiences and reports of that war, and those of ... Read more

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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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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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Ithaca, N.Y.: Andrus, Boston, Crocker and Brewster; N.Y., Huntington and Sprague, Phila., Cowperthwait, London, Wiley 1844., 1844. 416pp. Illus., plate and large folding map. Fourth edition. Original small 8vo cloth, hinges worn, .edges and corners worn. Wagner-Camp-Becker 70:4. Parker went to the Rockies in 1835 with the annual American Fur Company party. Parker arrived at Walla Walla Oct. 6, Parker's map was one of the earliest to circulate widely and to provide reliable information about the interior of Oregon territory. Howes P89. Graff 3194. Pillins 2908. Sabin 58739. Smith 1896. Field 1175. "In all qualities which a historian would require, it has few equals. The author indeed anticipates the requirements of his day and furnishes the philologist with a vocabulary of four Indian tongues.

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{Guillford, Surrey, England): Genesis, 1980. 2 vols (1256pp.) 1/2 leather with gilt tooling, raised bands on spines, each in a separate case as published. Forward by H. R. H. Prince Phillip. In addition to Banks's text there is a newly written illustrated commentary by Dr. Avril Lysaght. By chance the "Endeavor" had sailed into one of the most pleasant parts of that great southern land. For two weeks Banks and his party landed each day and roamed through the countryside, collecting orange flowers, plants and animals previously unknown to Europeans. His first encounters with boomerangs and kangaroos are somewhat amusing.

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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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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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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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