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NEW ACQUISITIONS and WESTERN AMERICANA   JUNE 2014

Section 1:   Adams  through Emory


1. Adams, John Calvin. GENERAL TAYLOR AND THE WILMOT PROVISO. [Boston, 1848]. 31pp., double columns. Original plain wrappers, in a cloth box. First edition. An anti-Taylor diatribe. The compiler did not want slavery extended into the territories. Extracts from papers, politicos, etc. are included judiciously to illustrate his contention. $200.00

2. [ALABAMA]. MERCHANTS AND PLANTERS PRICES-CURRENT (MOBILE, ALA.). Mobile, 1855-56. Five issues : # 5, 11, 16, 26, 48. Each 3 pages with annual reviews, statistics, up-to-date prices for cotton, etc. Four of the five issues have an ALS on the blank leaf (p.3) to Mr. Winston from his cotton broker. Ellison (Alabama) 257, locates only 2 issues. Very scarce (one number on net for $175.00) $375.00

3. [ALABAMA]. MOBILE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE LETTER SHEET PRICE CURRENT. [Mobile, Alabama], 1855-56. Four numbers # 1, 9, 14, 20. Each 3 pages with annual reviews, statistics, price of cotton and lumber. Three issues contain 1 p. and 2 pp.ALS to Mr. Winston from his cotton broker. Edited by George Bowlind. Ellison, Alabama Imprints 262, lists only volume 1 1844. Very scarce. $300.00

4. [ALASKA]. Kirk, Robert C. TWELVE MONTHS IN THE KLONDIKE. London, Heinemann, 1899. [12],273pp. Illus., 100 illustrations and a map. Original red cloth, gold stamped. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 8741: "... Klondike Gold Rush 1897, with description of the white and Chilkott Pass Trails, of Dawson, the gold fields..." Wickersham 4343. Tourville 2472. On front flyleaf: "Without malice or forethought without any grudge whatsoever - this volume is presented by the author to his old college friend Willis Domonick. Cleveland, Ohio, Mch 20th, 1901." $250.00

5. [ALASKA]. Teichmann, Emil. A JOURNEY TO ALASKA IN THE YEAR 1868: BEING A DIARY OF THE LATE ... N.Y., 1963. 272pp. Illus., map. Original cloth with vellum spine, boxed. One of 97 copies specially bound and numbered. Howes T88. Tourville 4427. $125.00

6. [AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. Drake, Francis S. LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF HENRY KNOX, MAJOR-GENERAL IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY ARMY. Boston, Drake, 1873. 160pp. Illus. Original gold stamped small 4to cloth. (small nick at top of spine) First edition. One of 300 copies printed for subscribers only. This is the main source for the life of this famous Revolutionary War commander. $175.00

7. Andree, Karl. GEOGRAPHISCHE WANDERUNGEN. Dresden, Kuntze, 1859. 2 vols.: [8],358,[2]; [1],404pp. Old cloth over calf, faded paper labels on spines. First edition. Howes A 246. Vol. 1, pp. 177 - deals with New York, Illinois, Mississippi, Kentucky, California [pp.291 - 358]. Vol. 2 deals with the Mormons at Nauvoo [pp.1-31], New Mexico [pp.32 - 52], Marcy's Expedition to the Red River [pp.53-87], Liberia [pp.350-Ę377], Central American, etc. Not in Wagner-Camp-Becker, Larned or Graff. Flake 163, locates two copies. Sabin 1463. $1000.00

8. [ARIZONA]. Anderson, C. L. C. ARIZONA AS A HEALTH RESORT... [Hagerstown, Md., 1890. 4pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Anderson was a former Assistant Surgeon of the U.S. Army. The paper was read at the second meeting of the Washington County Medical Society. $125.00

9. [ARIZONA]. Hamilton, Patrick. THE RESOURCES OF ARIZONA: ITS MINERAL, FARMING, AND GRAZING LANDS, TOWNS, AND MINING CAMPS; ITS RIVERS, MOUNTAINS, PLAINS, AND MESAS, WITH A BRIEF SUMMARY OF ITS INDIAN TRIBES, EARLY HISTORY, ANCIENT RUINS, CLIMATE, ETC. A MANUAL OF RELIABLE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE TERRITORY... Prescott, 1881. 120pp. Original green wrappers, chipped. One of the most popular of the state-sponsored promotionals which saw continuous revision and expansion over the next several years, published by the legislature. Arizona Imprints Inv., 60, locates 4. Howes H133. Adams Herd 983. $200.00

10. Armour, J. Ogden. THE PACKERS, THE PRIVATE CAR LINES, AND THE PEOPLE. Phila., 1906. 380pp. Illus. Original pictorial cloth. First edition. Adams Herd 167. Reese Six Score 6. One of the great items in the literature of the American cattle trade. $125.00

11. Balch, Thomas. LES FRANCAIS EN AMERIQUE PENDANT LA GUERRE DE L'INDEPENDANCE DES ETATS-UNIS, 1777- 1783. Paris., Phila., Leipzig, 1878. [8],238,[2]pp., 6 uncut leaves. Illus., large folding map, 3 plates, illustration in text. Original printed wrappers, a few small stains. First edition. Howes B55. Larned 1833: "...a contribution to our knowledge of the revolution." $175.00

12. Banks, Joseph. THE JOURNAL OF JOSEPH BANKS IN THE ENDEAVOR 1768-1771. {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. $750.00

13. Barnes, Demas. FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, OVERLAND. A SERIES OF LETTERS... DESCRIBING A TRIP FROM NEW YORK VIA... THE GREAT PLAINS, DENVER, THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, CENTRAL CITY, COLORADO, DAKOTA, PIKE'S PEAK, LARAMIE PASS., SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, NEVADA, AUSTIN, WASHOE, VIRGINIA CITY, THE SIERRAS AND CALIFORNIA, TO SAN FRANCISCO... N.Y., 1866. 136pp. Illus.,( port of Demas Barnes is present). Original gold stamped cloth. First edition. Howes B153. Train to Plain Exhibit #1. Graff 188. The text appeared originally in the newspaper "The Brooklyn Eagle" in 1866. Flake/Draper 307: "Discusses a visit to Salt Lake City and Polygamy, pp53-64." $200.00

14. Basterot, Florimond Jacques. DE QUEBEC A LIMA: JOURNAL D'UN VOYAGE DANS LES DEUX AMERIQUES EN 1858 ET EN 1859. Paris, Hachette, 1860. [8],338pp. Contemporary 12 mo 1/2 morocco, light wear on top raised band on spine. First edition. Howes B230: "Travelled west to Minnesota, attended a Lincoln - Douglas debate in Illinois and visited Missouri and Kansas." $300.00

15. Beaugrand H. SIX MOIS DANS LES MONTAGNES-ROCHEUSES. COLORADO - UTAH - NOUVEAU - MEXIQUE... Montreal, Freres, 1890. 323,[1]pp. Illus., plates and large folding map.Contemp.half leather with gold stamping on spine(small chip at lower spine). Small embossed lib. stamp on title page; old bookplate inside front cover First edition. Adams Herd 229. With a preface by Louis Frechette. Graff 221. Peregrinations among the Mormons, mines of Colorado, Leadville, cowboys, Taos, Santa Clara, cliff dwellers, pueblos, etc. $350.00

16. Beltrami, J. C. A PILGRIMAGE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA, LEADING TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND BLOODY RIVER: WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE COURSE OF THE FORMER, AND OF THE OHIO. London, 1828. 2 vols.: lxxvi,472;[525]pp. Illus., plates, folding map and plans, portrait. Modern gold stamped calf spines over boards. The English edition, enlarged, of the author's La Decouverte des Sources du Mississippi et de la Riviere Sanglante.. published in 1824. Volume I is a narrative of Beltrami's travels through Italy, France, Germany and England. Volume II translates his adventures in American from the original French work, including the months or moons of the Sioux and Chippewa. Wagner-Camp-Becker 26a:2:"He found his way to the upper reaches of the Mississippi River, where he joined an expedition led by Maj. Stephen Long. The latter wrote of him: 'An Italian whom we met at Fort St. Anthony, attached himself to the expedition and accompanied us to Pembina.' Beltrami subsequently traveled down the Mississippi to New Orleans." The folding map illustrates the route travelled in America and the plates depict Indian ornaments, while the folding plans are of Karlsruhe and the gardens at Schwetzingen. Field 111. Howes B 338 ("aa"). Clark II|82. Monaghan 178B. Pilling 340. Sabin 4605. $750.00

17. Benjamin, Israel J. DREI JAHRE IN AMERIKA, 1859 - 1862. Hannover, 1862. 3 vols. bound in two . [16],384;[8],168;[12],70;[2],132pp. Illus., port. Cloth backed boards, gold stamped on spines expertly mended. First edition. Each part has an individual title page. Cowan p. 46. Graff 252. Howes B351. Sabin 4698. Flake 395. WagnerĘCamp-Becker 380: " A good part of Benjamin's three years was spent in the eastern United States, investigating the history and condition of Jews in North America. He came to San Francisco via Panama and then to the Pacific Northwest. He returned overland in 1861 by way of Salt Lake, arriving in Saint Louis on August 1, on a free pass from the Overland Mail Company. Benjamin's fascination with the Mormons is reflected in part II of volume 3, which is entitled, "Desert and Deseret oder wuste und Mormonen." $1500.00

18. Bennett, James. OVERLAND JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA: JOURNAL OF... WHOSE PARTY LEFT NEW HARMONY IN 1850 AND CROSSED PLAINS AND MOUNTAINS UNTIL THE GOLDEN WEST WAS REACHED. N.Y., 1932. 45pp. Original wrappers. Limited edition of 200 copies from New Harmony Times of 1906. Howes B357a. Graff 261. $100.00

19. Benton, Thomas Hart. LETTER FROM COL. BENTON TO THE PEOPLE OF MISSOURI CENTRAL NATIONAL HIGHWAY FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC. [St. Louis, 1853]. 24pp. Sewn as issued, in a cloth box. Pasted on the first leave is a small square signed by C. Sumner. First edition. Graff 270. Sabin 4186. Howes B368A. Wagner-Camp-Becker 221: "Benton refers to Fremont's winter trip of 1849 and reprints Fremont's letter to the Phila. Railroad Convention, April, 1850..." $375.00

20. Brackenridge, Henry M. VIEWS OF LOUISIANA, TOGETHER WITH A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE UP THE MISSOURI RIVER, IN 1811. Pittsburgh, 1814. 304p. Full contemporary calf with gold stamped red label on spine. First edition. Bradford 496. Clark, Travels in the Old South l36. Howes B688. Hubach p.43. Jones 767. Matthews p.217. Raines p.30. Wagner-Camp 12. Graff 379. These "Views of Louisiana" are a series of essays on the country included in the Louisiana Purchase. These essays are of interest but the book is especially desirable for its "Journal of a Voyage Up the Missouri River in 1811." The "Journal" gives Brackenridge's account of his accompanying Manuel Lisa on his 1811 expedition up the Missouri to the fort of the Missouri Fur Company located just above the Mandan villages. The "Views" preceding the "Journal" though mostly descriptive, do gives a first hand account of Manual Lisa's operations in the fur trade on the upper Missouri from 1807 through 1810. Rader 443. Shaw 30979.Tayl $2000.00

21. Brackett, Albert G. HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY, FROM THE FORMATION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO THE lST OF JUNE 1863... N.Y.,, Harper, 1865. 337pp. Illus. , 4 plates and 2 maps. Original green cloth. First edition. Howes B692. Wagner-Camp 411. Graff 381: "The campaigns of Cooke, Doniphan, Fremont, and Johnston are among those described." Dornbusch V3:836. Rittenhouse 78. $300.00

22. Briggs, L. Vernon. AROUND CAPE HORN TO HONOLULU ON THE BARK "AMY TURNER" 1880. Boston, 1926. 186pp. Illus. Original cloth. First edition. Limited to 550 numbered copies. Life on board during a sail around Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn to Hawaii and California in the latter part of the 19th century. $175.00

23. [BURR CONSPIRACY]. Cheetham, James. VIEW OF THE POLITICAL CONDUCT OF AARON BURR, ESQ., VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. BY THE AUTHOR OF THE "NARRATIVE." New York, 1802. 120pp. dbd. First edition. Shaw 2024, locates 5 copies. Howes C340. New York, Denniston and Cheetham, 1802. Disbound.Tompkins 22: "A scurrilous pamphlet in which the author claims that Burr endeavored to obtain the Presidency in 1801." Hardison# 173. " A libelous pamphlet assailing Burr, claiming that in 1801 he intrigued with the Federalist to defeat Jefferson and elevate himself to the Presidency." Wandell: Burr in Literature # 64 First edition. $250.00

24. [CALIFORNIA]. Auger, Edward. VOYAGE EN CALIFORNIE. Paris, Hachette, 1854. 238,[2],[6ads.]pp. Original printed 12 mo wrappers, a trifle faded, corners chipped, front hinge worn, small nick at top of spine, old library stamp on title page, some leaves with old staining. First edition. Kurutz 24. Howes A398. Rocq 15679. Because Auger was a tourist in California and not a gold seeker, he projects an interesting view of life there after the gold rush. He describes a cockfight in Panama, lynching he was eyewitness to. A scarce volume of the series "Bibliotheque des Chemins de Fer. Deuxieme Series. Voyages." $250.00

25. [CALIFORNIA]. Briggs, L. Vernon. CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST, 1881 AND LATER. Boston, Privately printed, 1931. xiv,214pp. Illus., 44 plates. Original cloth. First edition. Howes B773. Experiences in northern California, the geysers, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, etc. $150.00

26. [CALIFORNIA]. Brown, John Henry. REMINISCENCES AND INCIDENTS "THE EARLY DAYS" SAN FRANCISCO... ACTUAL EXPERIENCE OF AN EYEWITNESS, FROM 1845 TO 1850. San F., [1886]. 53 leaves. Illus., fold. plan as frontis. Original gold stamped red cloth with private embossed library stamp on title page, in a cloth box, very nice copy. First edition. Howes B853 [b]. Cowan 77. Graff 429: "... the final 8 pages contain description of forty-eight parcels of land located on the folding plan..." Blumann & Thomas 2901. Rocq 8429. Wheat, Gold Rush 23. Zamorano 80:10: "John Henry Brown as a fur trader, bartender, citizen-soldier, hotel builder, capitalist, man of affairs, and author. A prominent figure in San Francisco in the early days, 1846-1850, Brown observed and was told of many happenings there. He met many men, both the great and the near great. His reminiscences fill in many of the gaps in the early history of San Francisco. - R.J. W." Eberstadt 135:127. Streeter Sale 2999. Kurutz 88A: "...Despite the flaws, his text gives wonderful detail on people and events..." $4000.00

27. [CALIFORNIA]. Buchanan, James. CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE LATE SECRETARY OF WAR AND GENERAL WOOL. MESSAGE FROM... Wash., HD88, 1858. 213pp. First edition. Correspondence between Wool and John B. Floyd on affairs in California and Utah in the 1850's. $150.00

28. [CALIFORNIA]. Field, Stephen J. PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF EARLY DAYS IN CALIFORNIA WITH OTHER SKETCHES. San Francisco, not published, printed for a few friends, [1880]. 248pp. Modern half morocco. First edition. Howes F117. Rocq 9357. Cowan p.209. Graff 208. Eberstadt 125:115. Wheat Gold Rush 76. Kurutz 237A: "The future first chief justice of the Callifornia Supreme Court, booked passage aboard the 'Cresent City' on November 13, 1849, in New York, and headed for California via the Isthmus of Panama...He left January 12, 1850, for Sacramento and points beyond arriving at Nye's ranch, where he bought 65 lots in a new town called Yubaville (Marysville). Two weeks later, Field was sworn in as the first Alcade of the booming town. Included in his recollections is an interesting description of Sutter. From them on, his legal career blossomed, resulting in his appointment to the U. S. Supreme Court in 1863..." $750.00

29. [CALIFORNIA]. FRAUDS IN LANDS IN CALIFORNIA. DECISION OF SECRETARY OF INTERIOR. RESOLUTION OF ASSEMBLY OF CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE. ACT OF LEGISLATURE OF CALIFORNIA "TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXAMINATION INTO THE SALE AND DISPOSAL OF STATE LANDS... PROTEST OF STATE LANDS... PROTEST OF STATE LAND COMMISSIONS. PETITION OF A THOUSAND CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, AND FACTS. [N.p., Wash., D. C. ], 1876]. 10pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Cowan p.221. Not in Drury, Eberstadt, D3ecker, Soliday, Rocq, or Sabin. The state land commission and other Californians are furious at the Department of the Interior for invalidating California's decision to limit its homestead land sales to a maximum of 320 acres per person. The decision enables the few land monopolists of the state to be preferred to the bona fide settler, and hold the lands for speculation. The petition to reverse the Secretary's decision is herein included. The Los Angeles firm of Gould and Blanchard represented claimants. $225.00

30. [CALIFORNIA]. Gardiner, Howard C. IN PURSUIT OF THE GOLDEN DREAM: REMINISCENCES OF SAN FRANCISCO AND THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN MINES, 1849-1857. Stoughton, Ma., .Western Hemisphere, 1970. [65],390pp. Illus., folding map, plates. Original half leather with box. First edition. Edited by Dale Morgan and the last book done before his death. One of 100 numbered and signed copies. Via Panama route to San Francisco in 1849 and important mining observations and experiences. Printed and designed by Lawton Kennedy. Oversubscribed before publication. $450.00

31. [CALIFORNIA]. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. CONTAINING A HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD OF ITS OCCUPANCY TO THE PRESENT TIME, TOGETHER WITH GLIMPSES OF ITS PROSPECTIVE FUTURE... AND BIOGRAPHICAL MENTION OF MANY OF ITS PIONEERS AND ALSO OF PROMINENT CITIZENS OF TO-DAY. Chicago, Lewis Publishing Co, 1889. 835pp. Illus., frontis., plates, ports. Original full 4to leather, gold stamped on covers and spine.1 First edition. A scarce and important biographical encyclopedia of the area contain a full history of Los Angeles and the county. Cowan p.347. $650.00

32. [CALIFORNIA]. Johnson, Theodore T. SIGHTS IN THE GOLD REGION, AND SCENES BY THE WAY. N.Y., Baker & Scribner, 1849. [13],278pp. Original cloth.Contains a map from the second edition pasted on the rear inside cover. First edition. One of the earliest published accounts of the gold fields, reprinted numerous times in subsequent years. "Johnson arrived at San Francisco by steamer on April 1, 1849 and left there by steamer for Panama May 1. The month on April was spent in a trip to Sacramento and the mining camps." - Streeter 2575. Cowan p.315. Howes J154. Mintz 260. Wagner-Camp-Becker 167g2. Kurutz 363A One of the earliest published accounts of the gold fields. Graff 2223. Wheat Gold Rush 163. Sabin 16328. Rocq 15884. $650.00

33. [CALIFORNIA]. Madelene, Henry De La. LE COMTE GASTON DE RAOUSSET-BOULBON; SA VIEW ET SES AVENTURES... Alencon, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1856. 162pp., half title,Modern 12mo half morocco with raised bands and a gold stamped label on spine. First edition. The biography of the French nobleman Raousset-Boulbon, the soldier-of-fortune and San Francisco pioneer who organized the celebrated filibustering expedition into Sonora. Howes M198: "The audacious dream of the conquest of Sonora and the mines of Arizona; extinguished only by two ill-starred expeditions and a final firing squad." Cowan p. 340. The first edition is very rare and seldom offered and the second edition or issue: "According to Madelene's statement, every copy (of the 1859) edition was bought up by the banker Jecker, to whom the Mexican government was deeply indebted... Jecker distributed the copies of 1859 edition, and its author claims that its influence was such that the scruples and hesitation of Napoleon were overcome, and the expedition against Mexico was undertaken. Bancroft, North Mexican States and Texas p.692. $2500.00

34. [CALIFORNIA]. Marston, Anna Lee, ed. Gunn, Lewis C. and Elizabeth Le Breton Gunn. RECORDS OF A CALIFORNIA FAMILY. JOURNALS AND LETTERS OF LEWIS C. GUNN AND ELIZABETH LE BRETON GUNN... San Diego, 1928. 283pp. Illus., maps, plates. Original half cloth. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies. Howes M324. Cowan p.254. Graff 1688: "...includes a day-by-day journal of Gunns trip on horseback across Mexico on his way to the gold fields and Elizabeth Gunn's contemporary account of her trip around the Horn to California." Wheat 85. $300.00

35. [CALIFORNIA]. Meyer, Carl. NACH DEM SACRAMENTO. REISEBILDER EINES HEIMGEKEHRTEN. Aarau, 1855. [2],364,[1]pp. Contemp stiff paper wraps with the original front wrapper pasted down. First edition. Howes M572. Cowan p.428. Wheat, Books of the Gold Rush 140: "A series of 'word pictures of lasting import...'" Rocq 15960. Not in Graff or Sabin. Kurutz: 439A: "...He must be credited with providing some of the strongest word pictures of the Gold Rush. His summaries of the last vestiges of Mexican California are all choice.... Meyer left for home via Nicaragua in 1852. The lithographic pictorial wrappers depict scenes of Sutters Fort, Sutters Mill, miners, Indians, Californios, Charges, Panama, and Havanna..." $500.00

36. [CALIFORNIA]. Shaw, William J. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. REPORT OF THE ARGUMENT MADE BY WILLIAM J. SHAW, IN THE CASE OF HART (JESSE C. CARR) VS. BURNETT, ET AL., INVOLVING THE VALIDITY OF PETER SMITH TITLES, AND THE QUESTION OF TITLES IN THE OLD MISSIONS AND VILLAGES OF CALIFORNIA. DELIVERED AT SACRAMENTO, ON THE 8TH, 9TH 10TH, & 12TH OF DECEMBER, 1859. REPORTED BY CHARLES A. SUMNER. San F.,, 1859 . [5], [3]-167pp. Original printed wrappers bound in modern boards with cloth spine with printed label. First edition. NUC is the only source recording this offering as a distinct issue with differing title page and wrapper imprints, locating only one copy. The title page states: "Published by Appellants: San Francisco. 1859." Its verso reads, "J. Anthony & Co., Printers, Sacramento." The wrapper imprint reads, " Commercial Book and Job Steam Printing Office. 1860." Rosenbach's 1937 catalogue [#98] called this an "Able and standard authority on Spanish and Mexican law relating to titles of grants of land." Howell describes it as an "extensive examination of the whole title question relating to Sheriff's deeds (Peter Smith Titles) and in particular to the validity of extending these titles against property in the bona fide possession of others. This important test case, presided over by Justice Stephen J. Field, includes much important historical material on the Mexican laws regulating and defining Pueblos." NUC 0482699 [CSmH only]. Cowan 366. Greenwood 1167. 50 Howell, Part II, 584. Rocq 9718. Not in Eberstadt, Soliday, Decker, Graff, Drury, Harv. Law Cat., Marke. $750.00

37. [CALIFORNIA]. Stanly, Edward. ARGUMENTS OF THE HON. EDWARD STANLY... AND T. W. PARK, ESQ... WITH THE CHARGE OF THE COURT, AT THE TRIAL OF ALFRED A. COHEN ON A CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT, IN THE CASE OF ADAMS & CO., BY H. M .NAGLEE, RECEIVER, VERSUS ALFRED A. COHEN, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HON. JOHN S. HAGER PRESIDENT, MARCH, 1856. San F., Whitten Towne & Co, 1856. 38pp. Gold stamped calf spine over modern boards. First edition. Cowan p.133. Greenwood 769. Not in Streeter Sale, Graff, Howes or Eberstadt. $300.00

38. [CALIFORNIA]. Venegas, Miquel. NATURAL AND CIVIL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA. London, Rivington and Fletcher, 1759. 2 vols: [20],455; [8],387pp. Illus., folding map and 4 plates. Full contemporary calf with volume number on spine and gold borders on covers, small hole in front endpaper of volume 1. Bookplate of Thomas Weld. In half morocco slipcase. First English edition. Howes V69: "First attempt at a history of California, based, by the anonymous editor, Father Andres Marcos Burriel on Venegas's 1739 manuscript, but incorporating information from other sources..." Barrett 2536. Cowan p.658. Field 1600: "...the work of Father Venegas is undoubtedly the most faithful narration we possess, regarding the original condition of the Indians of any part of North America, connected with the history of their gradual progress toward civilization and Christianity." Jones 499. Sabin 98845. Wagner Spanish Southwest 137A. Zamorano 80 #78 (note). Streeter Sale 2435: "...as Mr. Wagner says 'Contains more on lower California than almost any other book that had been published in one and fifty years'." $3850.00

39. [CANADA. AMERICAN MISSIONS]. NOUVELLES DES MISSIONS. EXTRAITES DES LETTRES EDIFIANTES ET COURIEUSES . MISSIONS D'AMERIQUE. Paris, La Societe Catholique des bons livres, 1827-1828. Part One: Missions du Canada (Nouvelle France) pp.1-148; Missions de la California :(Picolo's Memoir) pp.145-150; Missions de Saint Dominoque (Pere Margat) pp.152-197; Missions de la Guiane, pp.197-243. Part Two: Missions de la Guiane, pp. 1-46, Missions de Peru, pp.47-231. Bound together in 12 mo half calf, old library stamps on inside front cover. First edition. $200.00

40. [CANADA]. Hamilton, James Cleland. THE PRAIRIE PROVINCE; SKETCHES OF TRAVEL FROM LAKE ONTARIO TO LAKE WINNIPEG, AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION, CLIMATE, CIVIL INSTITUTION, INHABITANTS, PRODUCTIONS, AND RESOURCES OF THE RED RIVER VALLEY... Toronto, Belford, 1876. [8],259,[12 ads.]pp. Illus., 2 large folding maps of Manitoba and part of the North-West Territory and district of Kewatin, plan of Winnipeg, and of the Dawson Route, view of Fort Garry. Original gold stamped cloth with a coat of arms on cover. First edition. Peel 446. The last chapter deals with Pembina and Minnesota., $350.00

41. Capellini, Prof. Cav. G. RELAZIONE DI UN VAIGGIO SCIENTIFIO FATTO NEL AMERICA SETTENTRIONALE. Bologna, Gamberini, 1864. 44pp. Illus., folded map at rear, as far west as Nebraska Territory , south to Charleston, north to Hudson's Bay and east to the Atlantic. Ocean. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Howes C123. Much on Canada, St. Joseph, Mo. Omaha City, Denver, Nebraska, etc. The appendix contains material on Missouri, Omaha Indians, geology of Nebraska, etc. A scarce European pamphlet on the American west. $750.00

42. Carrere, John F. SPOKANE FALLS WASHINGTON TERRITORY AND ITS TRIBUTARY COUNTRY, COMPRISING ALL OF EASTERN WASHINGTON AND THE IDAHO PANHANDLE, THEIR MINERAL, AGRICULTURAL AND COMMERCIAL RESOURCES, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF SPOKANE FALLS WATER-POWER. [Spokane], City Council and Board of Trade (engraved and printed by Poole Bros. Chicago), 1889. 40pp. Engraved frontispiece featuring a dramatic view of the Spokane falls, and illustrations in text, (includes a half-dozen full page illustrations of buildings with good architectural detail. Original printed wrappers. (Ad for the Northern Pacific Railroad on back cover). First edition. Decker 28-145, noting Smith 602. $350.00

43. Catlin, George. DIE INDIANER NORD-AMERIKAS UND DIE WAHREND EINREND EINES ACHTJAHRIGEN AUFENTHALTS UNDER DEN WILDESTEN IHRER STAMME ERLEBTEN ABENTEUER UND SCHICKSALE VON G. CATLIN. NACH DER FUNFTEN ENGLISCHEN AUSGABE DEUTSCH HERBAUSGEGEBEN VON DR. HENRICH BERGHAUS, PROFESSOR IN BERLIN UND DIRECTOR DER GEOGR. KUNSTSCCHULE IN POSTDAM. MIT 24 VOM VERFASSER NACH DER NATUR ENTWORFENED GEMULDEN. Brussel , Leipzig, Carl Muquardt, 1848. [11]382pp. Illus. (24 colored plates). Contemporary half morocco with gold stamping on spine. First German edition. Wagner-Camp-Becker 84:13. Howes C 243: " As graphic delineations of Indian hunting and dancing scenes, these plates rank next to those of Bodmer..." This rare continental 4to edition give collectors an opportunity to purchase Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio for far less than the $85,000/ $100,000 the original English edition fetched. Graff 630. Sabin 11539. Pilling 686. $2500.00

44. [CHICKASAW NATION]. Homer, Davis A. CONSTITUTION, AND LAWS OF THE CHICKASAW NATION, TOGETHER WITH THE TREATIES OF 1832, 1833, 1834, 1837, 1852, 1855 AND 1866. PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE CHICKASAW LEGISLATURE. Parsons, Ks.,, Foley Railway Printing, 1899. 549,[10]pp. Original half calf, joints worn and loosening. First edition. Not in Forman. Eberstadt Cat. 166:49. Signed in pencil on front flyleaf. "B. V. Colbert, Special National Agent Chickasaw Nation." Hartgrett 105. Not in Kuhlman. Homer, a full-blooded Choctaw, translated the entire body of the Chickasaw laws. $750.00

45. Chittenden, Hiram M. AMERICAN FUR TRADE OF THE FAR WEST: A HISTORY OF THE PIONEER TRADING POSTS AND EARLY FUR COMPANIES OF THE MISSOURI VALLEY AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND THE OVERLAND TRADE WITH SANTA FE... N.Y., Harper, 1902. 3 vols. [26],482;[1],483-892;[4],893-1029. Illus., map, plan 3 facs., plates. Original cloth(some light wear at top and bottom of spines) First edition. Howes C390. Graff 696. Rittenhouse 112. Still the standard work on the subject, and the essential starting point for research on the fur trade. $1350.00

46. Clark, William (Captain). THE FIELD NOTE OF CAPTAIN W. CLARK, 1803-1805. EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY ERNEST STAPLES OSGOOD. New Haven and London, Yale, 1964. [35[,[1],335pp. Illus.( in text and facsimiles, p.189-326). Orig. lg 4to cl., with dust jacket chipped lightly at top. First edition. Contains the Dubois Journal, Dec. 13, 1803-May 14, 1804 ,and the River Journal May 14, 1804-April 3, 1805. The field notes are reproduced in both facsimile and transcript, with maps and other illustrations. $150.00

47. Clarke, Asa Bement. TRAVELS IN MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA; COMPRISING A JOURNAL OF A TOUR FROM BRAZOS SANTIAGO, THROUGH CENTRAL MEXICO, BY WAY OF MONTEREY, CHIHUAHUA, THE COUNTRY OF THE APACHES, AND THE RIVER GILA, TO THE MINING DISTRICTS OF CALIFORNIA. Boston, Wright & Hasty, 1852. 138pp. Original printed wrappers, half inch separation at top and lower front joint; in a half morocco slipcase. Deering copy with his leather bookplate. First edition. Cowan p.128. Graff 746. Wagner-Camp 210. Howes C451. Clarke was the secretary of this company which for the most part came from around Springfield, Ma. The route he travelled had not been previously described. The party reached Los Angeles July 9, 1849. Clarke spent the winter of 1850--51 at Sacramento and Marysville and along the Yuba River. Wheat 41. Kurutz 1380. Sabin 13393. Streeter Sale 2144. $2000.00

48. Coke, Henry J. RIDE OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO OREGON AND CALIFORNIA. WITH A GLANCE AT SOME OF THE TOPICAL ISLANDS INCLUDING THE WEST INDIES AND THE SANDWICH ISLES. London, Bentley, 1852. x,388,[2]pp. plus ads. Frontispiece portrait. Original decorated cloth, slight wear at lower spine and rear joint. First edition. The author crossed by the Platte route in 1850, making much of the journey in the winter under harrowing circumstances. MINTZ 100. COWAN, p.134. WAGNER-CAMP 211. HOWES C548. KURUTZ 144. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 909. GRAFF 796. FORBES HAWAII 1852.. Sabin 14240. Flake 2449. Streeter Sale 3060 $650.00

49. [COLORADO]. Fisher, J. R. CAMPING IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. TWO LECTURES DELIVERED BY... N.Y., 1880. 112pp. Original gold stamped 16 mo cloth, covers lightly stained. First edition. An excessively rare little travel account of camping out in Colorado. Not in Howes, Graff, Eberstadt, Decker, Reese: Train to Plane, Soliday, Wynar, Streeter Sale, auction records, etc. Elaborate description of Colorado and Denver in particular. Also, available a copy in original gold stamped stiff 16mo wrappers. $350.00

50. [COLORADO]. Greenleaf, Lawrence N. KING SHAM, AND OTHER ATROCITIES IN VERSE; INCLUDING A HISTORY OF THE PIKE'S PEAK EXCITEMENT. N.Y. Hurd, 1868. 139,[1]pp. Original decorated pictorial 12 mo gold stamped cloth. First edition. Decker Cat 34#236: "Mr. Greenleaf was supposed to have written the first poem marking the discovery of gold in Colorado, which appears on p.52 - "Pike's Peakers of '69." Not in Wynar. $150.00

51. [COLORADO]. OFFICIAL INFORMATION. COLORADO. A STATEMENT OF FACTS PREPARED AND PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE TERRITORIAL BOARD OF IMMIGRATION. Denver, Rocky Mountain News, 1872. 35pp. Disbound. First edition. Adams Herd 534: "Rare." Not in Streeter Sales, Howes, Graff, Eberstadt, etc. A mine of information: on stock raising, mines and mining, parks, climate, homesteading, etc. $350.00

52. [COLORADO]. PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF THE STATE OF COLORADO: CONTAINING PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF MANY WELL KNOWN CITIZENS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT. Chicago, Chapman, 1899. 1492pp. Illus., many steel engraved ports. Full quarto gold stamped leather., x-library. First edition. A mine of important information on Colorado luminaries. Not in Wynar, Graff, Eberstadt, Decker, etc. $350.00

53. [COLORADO]. SKETCH OF THE PUEBLOS AND PUEBLO COUNTY COLORADO. ILLUSTRATED. PUBLISHED BY THE BOARD OF TRADE. [Pueblo, Colorado], Chieftain Steam Print, ca 1883. 60pp. Illus, map of Colorado, Montana and New Mexico, showing the "mineral belt." With tipped in postscript/. Original printed wrappers. First edition. The Board of Trade for the cities of Pueblo and South Pueblo issued this pamphlet to promote interest and "with a view of answering frequent and various inquiries" about the two cities. There is a sketch of the cities and historical background and information sections entitled. "Who Should Seek a Home in Pueblo!" "Churches of The Pueblos," "Educational Advantages," "Mines and metal" (describing various mines of the region), "Metallurgy," "The Colorado Coal and Iron Company," railroads that serve the communities and an address from William D. Kelly, a Northwest coast promoter. The map on the back wrapper untitled notes: "This Map indicated The Relative Location Pueblo Stands To the Mineral Region And the Cities Of the West and Shows The Rail Road Systems Centering At Pueblo." A very early and valuable work on the two Pueblos with interesting-supporting data. Wilcox Colorado 1531. Not in Howes, Graff, Decker, or Streeter $1500.00

54. Colt, Mrs. Miriam Davis. WENT TO KANSAS: BEING A THRILLING ACCOUNT OF AN ILL-FATED EXPEDITION TO THAT FAIRY LAND, AND ITS SAD RESULTS, TOGETHER WITH A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR... Watertown, 1862. 294pp. Original cloth(spine a little faded as usual) First edition. Graff 827. Howes C616. Rader 875. Wagner-Camp 380A: "Day-by-day journal from northern New York state to southeastern Kansas in 1856. The last stage from Kansas City to the banks of the Neosho River being by covered wagon. Interesting for its portrayal of the border ruffians and turbulent conditions in 1856, and for its account of a communistic vegetarian colony. It contains a vivid and harrowing report of the hardships endured by frontier settlers..." $550.00

55. Colton, George Woolworth. 1644-1911: A GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS OF QUARTERMASTER GEORGE COHON... Lancaster, Pa, privately printed, 1912. [7],588pp. Illus., 13 ports and plates, a few folding. Original thick cloth. First edition. Index A contains a list of all Coltons birth; Index B contains descendants of other names(112 pages at rear). Mostly settled in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Privately printed in a small edition for family and friends. $175.00

56. Coxe, William. ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA... London, Cadell and Davies, 1803. [24],500pp. Illus., 1 plate, 4 maps. Modern marbled boards with calf spine, and gold stamped red label, three library rubber stamps on title page and a library stamp on page 500. Fourth edition, considerably enlarged. Howes C834: "... this account, devoted to the exploration after Behring and Tschirikoff, in 1741, forms a valuable supplement to Gerhardt Mullers "Nachrichten (q.r.) who concluded his work with those earlier navigators. Sabin 17309. Hill p.71. Pilling 912. Wickersham 5882. Lada-Mocarski 29. Forbes Hawaii # 134: "...the third edition is the first to contain the supplement, which compares the discoveries of Cook and Clerke with thye earlier Russian explorers. It is an important and early commentary on Northern Pacifc exploration." $1000.00

57. Coyner, David H. LOST TRAPPERS; A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING SCENES AND EVENTS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, TOGETHER WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF CALIFORNIA. ALSO, SOME ACCOUNT OF THE FUR TRADE, ESPECIALLY AS CARRIED ON ABOUT THE SOURCES OF MISSOURI, YELLOWSTONE, AND ON THE WATERS OF THE COLUMBIA, IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. Cincinnati, James, 1847. 255, [7 ads.],pp. Original cloth rebacked with gold stamping on spine. First edition. Field 380: "The lost trappers were a portion of Lewis and Clark's party." Graff 897: "Howes and Wagner-Camp suggest doubt about the veracity of the author... some statements in the work demonstrable untrue, but there are sections which may be proven authentic." Howes C836: "Thrilling narrative, but not of unquestioned veracity." Rittenhouse 142. Sabin 17319. Street er Sale 2098. Wagner-Camp-Becker 130:1: "The hero of this sometime fictitious account of the beginnings of American fur trade is Ezekiel Williams, whose 'old, musty, mutilated journal, forms the basis for Coynor's story of exploration and adventure in the Rockies, 1809-13, and an overland journey to California in 1809-10 by two of Williams's companions: James Workman and Samuel Spencer..." Cowan p. 149. $300.00

58. Creecy, James B (Colonel). SCENES IN THE SOUTH, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PIECES. Wash., McGill, 1860. 294pp. Original 12 mo cloth, gold stamped spine faded, ex-library markings on front endpaper and verso of title page. First edition. Pages 9-59 deal with New Orleans, mardi-gras, and Natchez; pages 60-128 contain material on temperance, Indian mounds, Yazoo lands, the Chocitaws and Mississippi. Pages 129-294 contain prose essays, and his poetry. Not in Howes, Clark, Eberstadt, Decker or Larned. $150.00

59. [CUSTER, GEORGE A.]. Marquis, Thomas B. A WARRIOR WHO FOUGHT CUSTER. Minneapolis, 1931. 384pp. Illus., maps. Original cloth, d.j. First edition. Dustin 192: "This book takes the highest rank as invaluable source material." Luther 83. Frontier America: Custer 582. Smith 6532. $250.00

60. [DAKOTA]. Hagerty, F. H. 1890. FACTS ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA: AN OFFICIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA CONTAINING USEFUL INFORMATION IN HANDY FORM FOR SETTLERS, HOMESEEKERS AND INVESTORS, IN REGARD TO SOIL, CLIMATE, PRODUCTIONS, ADVANTAGES AND DEVELOPMENT... THE GREAT SIOUX RESERVATION... Aberdeen,SC., 1890. 64pp. Original printed wrappers(small rubber lib.stamp on front wrapper) First edition. Adams Herd 2113. An important work on cattle, Sioux Indians, minerals, etc. $300.00

61. [DAKOTA]. Holt, O. H. DAKOTA. "BEHOLD, I SHOW YOU A DELIGHTSOME LAND." Chicago, Rand McNally, 1885. 90,[6ads]pp. Illus., large folding map as frontis, plates. Original printed wrappers in cloth box. First edition. Streeter Sale 2082: "This is a good account of the territory and its counties and towns, with many specific articles. The map shows the differed land districts with boxes above and below giving statements by the registers of the various districts regarding settlements in their districts... Except for the local mining railroad at Deadwood, the Northern Pacific is still the only railroad west of the Missouri ..." Not in Graff or Howes. Eberstadt Cat 107#111. Decker Cat 35 # 689. Adams Herd 1057. $1000.00

62. [DAKOTA INDIANS]. Hinman, S. D. ?. DAKOTA INDIANS, TO THE FRIENDS OF THE SANTEE INDIAN MISSION (Caption title). [Phila., 1869]. 20pp. Sewn 8vo, as issued, slight staining. First edition. Evidently a preliminary report or abstract from the 87 page journal of Hinman as missionary to the Santee Indians, published under Hinman's name in Philadelphia the same year. A printed note at the end indicates: "Printed as an occasional paper by an Association formed in Philadelphia, called 'The Indian Hope'." Among officers is the Rev. Chase who has inscribed this copy in pencil on the first leaf. $250.00

63. [DAKOTA]. McClure, R. F., compiler. 1887. RESOURCES OF DAKOTA. AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION COMPILED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF IMMIGRATION... CONTAINING... INFORMATION RELATING TO THE SOIL, CLIMATE... PRODUCTIONS, ADVANTAGES AND DEVELOPMENT... THE VACANT PUBLIC LANDS AND HOW TO OBTAIN THEM... Sioux Falls, Da., Argus, 1887. 498pp. Illus. 12 maps and plates. Original printed wrappers, front wrapper chipped, rear wrapper chipped and crudely mended., in cloth box. First edition. Dakota Imprints 497. Parker p. 192. Manufacturing, commercial, minerals, geography, topography, products, progress, etc. Adams Herd 2119. $300.00

64. [DAKOTA]. PROCEEDINGS OF THE MASONIC CONVENTION AND M. W. GRAND LODGE OF DAKOTA, AS THEIR FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TOGETHER WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS... AMENDED TO JUNE A.D. 1882... Yankton, DA, Bowen, 1882.. 27pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Allen 232, locates one copy. The original convention was held at Elk Point, June 21-23, 1875 and the Grand Lodge was constituted at Vermillion, July 31, 1875. The officers are listed on the back wrapper. $150.00

65. [DAKOTA]. Rosen, Peter. PA-HA-SA-PAH; OR, THE BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA. A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE GOLD AND WONDER-LAND OF THE DAKOTAS... BY... SEVEN YEARS A MISSIONARY IN THE BLACK HILLS. St. Louis, Nixon-Jones, 1895. [13],647pp. Illus., 27 plates. Original pictorial cloth, chipped at top of spine, spine faded. First edition. Streeter Sale 2087: "One of the best pioneer histories of the Black Hills." Howes R446A.: "By a missionary in that region, from 1882 to 1889." Graff 3705. Adams 3864. Jennewein 125. Eberstadt 133: 239: "The author... had unusual opportunities for collecting and preserving the memoirs of the pioneers with whom he came in contact, as well as recording those stirring events which came within his own observations. The results is a work of lasting importance..." $300.00

66. [DAKOTAS]. Scott, Samuel. MAP OF THE BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING WITH FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MINERAL RESOURCES... Custer City, S. D., 1897. [2],40pp., and folding map 29 x 31 inches. Original gold stamped cloth. First edition. Cover title: ROCKS, MINERALS, AND OTHER RESOURCES OF THE GOLDEN BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING. Colored edition of Samuel Scott's large map of the Black Hills region, showing topographic features and various towns, including Deadwood, Sturgis, and Custer City. "For legibility, and for tracing streams to their sources, this is still a useful map of the Hills" - Jennewein. The accompanying pamphlet, sometimes referred to by the cover title, is "the first book on descriptive mineralogy of the Black Hills today ". J. Leonard Jennewein, BLACK HILLS BOOKTRAILS 229 . Howes S239. $1250.00

67. David, Robert B. FINN BURNETT, FRONTIERSMAN: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF AN INDIAN FIGHTER, MAIL COACH DRIVER, MINER, PIONEER CATTLEMAN, PARTICIPANT IN THE POWDER RIVER EXPEDITION, SURVIVOR OF THE HAYFIELD FIGHT, ASSOCIATE OF JIM BRIDGER AND CHIEF WASHAKIE. Glendale, Clark, 1937. 378pp. Illus. Original cloth. Western Frontiersman Series Vol. One. First edition. Not in Howes or Graff. Adams Herd 646. Important frontier observations and adventures. $175.00

68. Eberstadt, Edward and Sons. AMERICANA CATALOGUE. COMPREHENSIVE RUN OF FAMOUS BOOKSELLER'S MOST IMPORTANT CATALOGUES. N.Y., 1966. 4 vols., with a comprehensive index. Original cloth. Limited to 750 sets. An indispensable reference tool for all phases of North Americana. $350.00

69. Emory, William H. REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY SURVEY MADE UNDER THE DIRECTIONS OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INDIANS. Wash., Wendell, 1857 - (1859). 3 parts bound in two volumes. Full 4to leather with gold stamping on sine and gold stamped on each front cover. "Lewis Cass" . inscribed presentation copy on front flyleaf "with the respects of J. M..." Illus., folding map, fol. profile, fold. chart, map of Mexico, hundreds of plates, of which 10 are colored. [6],158,[3],174,[6],270,78pp. LACKS part 4. Many of the leaves and plates show old staining at lower inside margin area. First edition. Wagner-Cam-Becker 241. Howes E146. Wheat, Transmississippi West 3/ chapter XXX. Complete sets in good condition sell for about $2500.00. $500.00

70. Emory, William H. [Lt. Col.]. NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE, FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH, IN MISSOURI, TO SAN DIEGO, IN CALIFORNIA, INCLUDING PART OF THE ARKANSAS, DEL NORTE, AND GILA RIVERS. Wash.,, HD41, 1848. 614pp. Illus.( two folding maps in text, 67 plates). Original cloth, front joint worn, printed paper label on spine has a few small pieces missing, some old staining to the top of some plates and pages. First edition. Howes E145. Wagner-Camp-Becker 148:5. Cowan p.195. Graff 1249. Rittenhouse 188. Sabin 22536. Wheat, Transmississippi West 3: map 505. Zamorano 80:33. Wagner 5(note). As an explorer, observer, and reporter of virtually unknown, newly-won territory of the southwest, he performed an outstanding service for his country. His report was a major contribution to the geographical knowledge of North America. $850.00

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