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63. James, Edwin. ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION FROM PITTSBURGH TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1819 AND 1820...UNDER THE COMMAND OF MAJOR STEPHEN H. LONG.. London, 1823. 3 volumes: (7),344; (7)356; (7)347pp. Illus., map, chart and 8 plates of which 3 are colored. Full calf with gold stamped red and black labels on spines. (volume two has some library markings on back of plates, etc.,else an attractive set) Sabin 35683. Wagner-Camp-Becker 25:2, (long note). Howes J41: "Notable government expedition, commanded by Major Stephen H. Long, supplementing earlier discoveries of Pike and Lewis and Clark, and pronouncing the plains region as nothing but a desert, incapable of cultivation!..." Graff 2188. Field 772. Rader 2046. Sabin 35682. Streeter Sale 1784: "This is perhaps the first published account of a journey up the Platte and then across the watershed to the Arkansas... It is also, I think, the first account of a trip down the Canadian River... This is perhaps the first account of a journey down the Arkansas from above Fort Smith...-TWS".. Pilling 1959. Peel 80. TPL Cat. 1612 $6000.00

64. Jones, Thomas. Ap. C. LETTER FROM COMMODORE... TRANSMITTING SUNDRY PAPERS IN REFUTATION OF CERTAIN ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST HIM; ALSO A COMMUNICATION FROM THE HON. EDWARD STANLEY... Wash., HM22, 1853. 180pp. dbd. First edition. After the Mexican War, he transported 300 refugees out of lower California, paying the expenses from the military contributions levied at Mazatlan. For this act he was court martialed, even though at the time of the Sec. of Navy commended him! $75.00

65. [KANSAS]. Thayer, Eli. NEW ENGLAND EMIGRANT AID COMPANY AND ITS INFLUENCE, THROUGH THE KANSAS CONTEST, UPON NATIONAL HISTORY. Worcester, Ma, Rice, 1887. 48pp. Original printed wrappers, x-library, light chipping to spine and front wrappers. First edition. $100.00

66. [KANSAS]. Webb, Thomas H. TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES: THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NEW ENGLAND EMIGRANT AID COMPANY RESPECTFULLY ASK YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING FACTS... [Washington, Buell an dBlanchard, 1856]. 8pp. Disbound in cloth box. First edition. A listing of six "prominent errors and misstatements," defending the company and its goals $300.00

67. Langworthy, Franklin. SCENERY OF THE PLAINS, MOUNTAINS AND MINES; OR, A DIARY KEPT UPON THE OVERLAND ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA, BY WAY OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE: TRAVELS IN THE CITIES, MINES, AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS - EMBRACING THE RETURN BY THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1850, '51, '52 AND '53... Ogdensburg, N.Y., Sprague, 1855. 324pp. Original black cloth, small chip at top of gold stamped spine. First edition. Graff 2892. Howes L84. Jones 1336. Matthews p.326. Rader 2201. Sabin 38904. Streeter 3179. Wagner-Camp-Becker 258: "Langworthy crossed the Missouri river at Council Bluffs on May 14, 1850. He reached Fort Laramie on June 13, South Pass on June 29, Granite Pass by way of Salt Lake City on September 9, and the Humboldt Sink on October 2. He crossed over the Sierra Nevada by way of Carson Pass, and arrived at Ringgold, near Placerville, on October 21, a total of 160 days from departure. The overland journey occupied the first 180 pages of the book, with the balance devoted to describing California and the return trip via Nicaragua...." Cowan p.383. Flake 4742: "Mormons in 'Canesville'; Mormon speculations. Also a trip through Salt Lake City in 1850 with notes of Mormonism." $1000.00

68. Lee, John D. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE, 1846-47 AND 1859. EDITED BY CHARLES KELLY. Salt Lake City, Privately Printed by Rollo Bishop Watt, Western Printing, 1838. 244,(7)pp. Illus., map, 13 portraits and plates. Original small quarto gold stamped cloth, private library embossed stamp on 2 leaves, E. B. Coolidge's bookplate on inside front cover. #176 of 250 copies. First edition. Howes L208: "Records events connected with the 1847 migration, Mountain Meadows Massacre, etc." Not in Graff or Flake. $750.00

69. Ludlow, William. REPORT OF A RECONNAISSANCE OF THE BLACK HILLS OF DAKOTA, MADE IN THE SUMMER OF 1874. Wash.,, U.S Army Engineers, 1875. 121pp. Illus.,3 large folding maps, one plate. Original 4to cloth. First edition. First issue. Howes L558: "Expedition was commanded by Custer." One of the most important exploration of the region. George Bird Grinnell also accompanied the expedition, and is responsible for the paleontological report included herein. Dustin 173. Lother 28. Jennewein 35. $500.00

70. Marcou, Jules. GEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA; WITH TWO REPORTS ON THE PRAIRIES OF ARKANSAS AND TEXAS, THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO, AND THE SIERRA NEVADA OF CALIFORNIA, ORIGINALLY MADE FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. Zurich, 1858. [8],114,[8]pp. Illus., 3 large folding maps (Carte Geologique des Etats-Unis; Geological Map of New Mexico; & Carte Des Etas-Unis de l'Amerique Nord), and 7 plates. Original full gold stamped leather, gold stamped on front cover :"A. W. Whipple Captain Topographical Engineers United States Army Presented by his friend J. P. Marcou." On front flyleaf : "Capt. A. W. Whipple with the respect and regard of Jules Marcou." First edition. Wagner-Camp-Becker 302: "Jules Marcou, a protege of Louis Aggasiz, was one of a number of European scientists to be invited to assist in the Pacific Railroad Surveys. In addition, he was the first professor geologist to make a detailed survey from ocean to ocean, and to publish a complete geological map of the West. As a member of Lieut. Amiel Weeks Whipple's surveying the 35th Parallel, Marcou's report should have become part of the Railroad Survey publications. However, after preparing a hasty abstract of his findings, Marcou left the United States for Switzerland, where he published his map and his full report." Streeter Sale 1:175. Howes M274: " First detailed geological map of the country west of the hundredth meridian. One of 250 numbered copies, this is copy # 2 signed by Stanley. Adams Herd 2149: "The limited edition was immediately sold out and is now very hard to come by." Howes C892. Adams Guns 2101. Sabin 44503. $5000.00

71. McCormick, Henry. ACROSS THE CONTINENT IN 1856. Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot, 1944. 49pp. Original black cloth, with title in gilt on cover and spine. Privately printed for the family as the first issue was quite limited. Both issues are very scarce and difficult to locate. The colonel went west to examine mining properties and had an adventurous time crossing the Indian cordon surrounding Denver. He has much to say regarding Utah and the Mormons; then went on to the gold fields of Idaho, and later to Oregon, California, and Nevada. One of the few diaries of the overland stage. Howes M 64. $300.00

72. [MEXICAN WAR]. Polk, James K. TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO. MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES... Wash, HED50, 1849. 82pp. dbd. New marbled boards, with gold stamped cloth backstrip. First edition. Howes M565: "Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War, and adding to our national domain Arizona, California and New Mexico. " $250.00

73. [MISSOURI]. ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE TRADE AND COMMERCE OF ST. LOUIS, FOR THE YEAR 1848. COMPILED FOR THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER. St. Louis, Mo., 1849. 13pp. Original printed wrappers, chipped, crudely repaired, in cloth box. First edition. Missouri Imprints Inventory 613, locates only 1 copy. Much on produce, tobacco, lumber, beef and pork packing, steamboats and barges, etc. A very scarce imprint. $1000.00

74. Mitchell, Samuel Augustus. A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS CONTAINING MAPS OF THE VARIOUS EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES AND REPUBLICS OF THE WORLD. WITH A SPECIAL MAP OF EACH OF THE UNITED STATES, PLANS OF CITIES, ETC. Philadelphia, Mitchell, 1849. Folio atlas [17 1/2" x 13 1/2"]. Modern marbled bds with a modern gold stamped calf spine and new endpapers. Lithographic title page with large vignette, letterpress table of contents, hand colored frontis. of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers. 72 hand colored lithographic maps, charts and city plans. Phillips Atlases 6104. Despite its title, the atlas gives much to the American continent with a total of 45 maps of the area. In 1846, Mitchell published his first edition of this atlas. He continued publishing his atlas to 1850, when he sold the rights to Cowperthwait and Co. $7500.00

75. Mollhausen, Baldwin. DIARY OF A JOURNEY FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE COASTS OF THE PACIFIC WITH A UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EXPEDITION. London, 1858. London, 1858. 2 vols. bound in one: xxx,[2],352,x,[2],397pp. Illus., plates, many chromolithographs, and folding map. Contemporary calf boards, gold stamped leather spine, expertly mended; with five raised bands, hinges mended. First English edition. Translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnet, with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt. Mollhausen accompanied Whipple's expedition to survey a route to the Pacific, and served as the party's naturalist and artist. The text is devoted largely to excellent descriptions of Indian life and aboriginal antiquities, with additional material on the expeditions of Col. Fremont. The handsome chromolithograph plates depict the landscape and natives of the areas traversed. One of the most important accounts of the American west. The map illustrated the route to the part from Ft. Smith up the Canadian River, across northern Arizona and New Mexico to Los Angeles. Graff 2849. Wheat, Gold Regions 268. Howes M713. Wagner-Camp 305. Wheat, Transmississippi 956. Sabin 49915. Streeter Sale 3134. $2000.00

76. [MONTANA]. CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MONTANA, AS ADOPTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION HELD AT HELENA... JULY 4, A.D. 1889... AND ALSO AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE. Helena, [1889]. 76pp. Original printed wrappers, in cloth box. First edition of the constitution which brought Montana into the Union. Kuhlman p.43. Official publication. The "address" explains the various features and urges ratification: "Our population represents individuals who have enjoyed constitutional government in different states in the Union, and those whose lives and aspirations have been circumscribed within the narrow limits of territorial vassalage." Eberstadt 166:91. $150.00

77. [MONTANA]. Hosmer, Hezekiah L. CHARGE OF CHIEF JUSTICE HOSMER, TO THE GRAND JURY OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT, M. T., DELIVERED, DECEMBER 5TH 1864. PUBLISHED AT THE UNANIMOUS REQUEST OF THE BAR AND GRAND JURY. Virginia City, Mt., 1864. Broadside, 31 x 19.5 cm, back blank. A few letters of title faded. First edition of the second Montana broadside. Streeter Sale Vol. 4:2211:"This previously unrecorded one page charge to Montana's first grand jury, delivered December 5, 1864, marks the beginning of legal administration of justice in Montana...Judge Hosmer discusses the previous attempts at preservation of order by the vigilance committees and comments upon the need of extra legal action...while praising the work of the vigilance of such organizations...." Streeter Americana Beginnings 72 (note) $1500.00

78. [MONTANA]. PROGRESSIVE MEN OF THE STATE OF MONTANA. ILLUSTRATED... Chicago, Bowen, ca 1890. [15], 1886pp. Illus, over 180 steel engravings and frontis of Montana State capital on front cover, gold stamped on spine. Front joint starting, lower spine showing some small breaks at bottom, some leaves show a barely visible old stain at outer margin. The foreword states: "The hurry and struggle, the unrest and the labors, the pleasures and deprivations, the failures and successes of the founders of the state of Montana are better told in the accounts of their activities given by themselves, than in many ponderous volumes of historical disquisition's..." Adams Herd 1553 $1000.00

79. Morgan, Dale L. and Carl I. Wheat. JEDEDIAH SMITH AND HIS MAPS OF THE AMERICAN WEST. San F., California Hist. Soc, 1954. 86pp. plus seven folding facsimile maps. Original large folio cloth. First ed. with the original prospectus laid in.. A vital reference on the impact of the great fur trade leader and explorer on the cartography of the West, by the two foremost experts. Printed by Lawton Kennedy in an edition limited to 530 copies $750.00

80. [MORMONS]. DESERET SECOND BOOK. Salt Lake City, Regents of the Deseret University, 1868. 72pp. Original pictorial printed boards, former owners embossed stamp on title page. First edition. Entirely in the Deseret Alphabet. Flake 2817. $200.00

81. Mullan, John. REPORT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MILITARY ROAD FROM FORT WALLA-WALLA TO FORT BENTON... Wash., SD43, 1863. 363,[1]pp. Illus., 10 colored plates, 3 large folding maps(of 4). Half morocco. First edition. Howes M884. Graff 2932. Wagner-Camp 393: "Captain Mullan's report with an itinerary, comprises pages 1-84 and is followed by the engineers' reports and other meteorological and astronomical data. It covers the period from March 1858 to September 1862." $450.00

82. Murphy, James. TRAVELS IN PORTUGAL THROUGH THE PROVINCES OF ENTRE DOURO F MINHO BEIRA, ESTREMADURA, AND ALEM-TEJO, IN THE YEARS 1789 AND 179-. CONSISTING OF OBSERVATIONS ON THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, TRADE, PUBLIC BUILDINGS, ARTS, ANTIQUITIES, ETC. OF THAT KINGDOM... London, Strahan and Cadell, 1795. [12],312pp. Illus., 24 plates, some folding. Modern marbled 4to bds with gold stamped leather spine. The title page and next few leaves show marginal repairs, some old marginal foxing, and at the top, some leaves show some faint staining. First edition. Contains material on treating bees, Lisbon, Evora, Cintra, Masra, Setuval, Bejo, etc. $750.00

83. [NEVADA]. Angel, Myron, ed. HISTORY OF NEVADA. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS. Oakland, Thompson & West, 1881. 680pp. plus 116 lithographic plates. Thick quarto original cloth with worn leather gold stamped spine, some light discoloration on rear cover. First edition. "This classic work is the most used and quoted history of any ever issued of the state. It is likely to remain forever the all time Nevada book, for nothing issued since compares to its exhaustive coverage...There is very little worth knowing about Nevada before 1881 that cannot be found in this first statewide Nevada history" - Paher. Besides the historical and biographical material, a wealth of lithographic plates depict all sorts of mining, agricultural, and domestic scenes throughout the state. HOWES A273, "b". PAHER NEVADA, 27. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 58. GRAFF 64. FLAKE 175. $750.00

84. [NEW MEXICO]. Bandelier, Adolph F. ADDRESS OF ADOLPH F. BANDELIER OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, DELIVERED IN THE PALACE SANTA FE, N. M., APRIL 28TH, 1882. Santa Fe., N.M., New Mexican, 1882. 8pp., double columns. Original printed wrappers, loose. First edition. Published for the Historical Society of New Mexico. His address dealt with "peculiarities and characteristics of the Indian Race." $100.00

85. [NEW MEXICO]. Clever, Charles P. NEW MEXICO: HER RESOURCES; HER NECESSITIES FOR RAILROAD COMMUNICATION WITH THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC STATES; HER GREAT FUTURE. Washington, McGill & Witherow, 1868. 47pp. Original printed wrappers, chipped, in cloth box. Across the top of front wrapper: "Hon. James W. Nye, U. S. Senator with compliments of C. P. Clever." First edition. Reese Cat 257: 51: " Clever was a delegate to Congress from New Mexico. In this interesting pamphlet he devotes much space to a description of the mineral resources of New Mexico, finally outlining the importance of building a western railroad from Memphis, through New Mexico, terminating in San Diego, California. ". Howes C488. $1500.00

86. [NEW MEXICO]. Hinkle, James F. EARLY DAYS OF A COWBOY ON THE PECOS. Roswell, N.M., 1837. 35pp. Illus., 7 plates. Original printed 12 mo wrappers in cloth slipcase. First edition. Howes H507: "35 copies printed." Adams Herd 1041: "Rare. The experiences of a New Mexico cowboy, written by a man who later became Governor of the State. A very rare book, it is said to have been issued in an edition of only thirty five copies." Graff 1898 cites the number of copies published was confirmed by his widow. $4000.00

87. [NEW MEXICO]. Nicholl, Edith M. OBSERVATIONS OF A RANCHWOMAN IN NEW MEXICO. Cincinnati, the editor, 1901. [4],260pp. Original gold stamped cloth, with some speckling on covers and wear to lower spine and edges. First American edition. Howes N140. Dykes, Billy the Kid. Adams Guns 1610. Adams Herd 1672. A detailed account by a woman who came to New Mexico from Virginia for her health and set up a farming and ranching operation. She includes observations of New Mexican ranchos, horsemanship, and stock raising. $150.00

88. [NEW MEXICO]. Ritch, W. G. INAUGURAL ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO, WITH THE CHARTER, CONSTITUTION, AND BY-LAWS. Santa Fe, New Mexico Book and Job Printing, 1881. 20pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Contains material on the overland trade, American occupation, Coronado, Espejo's expeditions, Pueblo insurrection, Spanish exploration, pre-historic remains, etc. $150.00

89. [NEW MEXICO]. Sheldon, Lionel A. GENERAL ORDERS # 12. EXECUTIVE OFFICE. TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO. Santa F., N.M., May 8th, 1882. 1 page. First edition. Deals with the organization of an independent military company to be called "company 1, 2nd regiment., New Mexico Militia..." Cites the officers and warns about hostile Indians that "may be expected at any moment." $150.00

90. [NEW MEXICO]. Sheldon, Lionel A. GENERAL ORDERS #2. TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, EXECUTIVE OFFICES SANTA FE, SEPT 21, 1881. Santa Fe, N.M., 1881. 1p. broadside. First edition. Deals with independent military companies and their leaders. $100.00

91. [NEW MEXICO]. Stanley, Frank. GRANT THAT MAXWELL BOUGHT. [Denver, 1952. 236pp. Illus., plates and ports., folding map in rear pocket. Original cloth, light red marks at top of front cover. Bookplate of Father Stanley on inside front cover. On front flyleaf: "To Theresa this only available copy of the Grant That Maxwell Bought for her help and service Sincerely, F. Stanley." First edition. One of 250 numbered copies, this is copy # 2 signed by Stanley. Adams Herd 2149: "The limited edition was immediately sold out and is now very hard to come by." Howes C892. Adams Guns 2101. $600.00

92. Nicollet, Joseph N. REPORT INTENDED TO ILLUSTRATE A MAP OF THE HYDROGRAPHICAL BASIN OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER... Wash., SD237, 1843. 170pp. Illus., huge folded map of the basin. Original full government calf with gold stamped labels on spine. One of the most important of all maps of the upper Mississippi Valley. It is, in fact, the end result of the expedition which locates the true source of the Mississippi. Nicolet was a dedicated scientist, so fervid that he undertook his expedition of 1835 privately, without any public aid, so acute that his results greatly impressed the U.S. government. Wagner-Camp-Becker 98: "This report contains details of Nicollet's 1839 edition to the upper Missouri with Fremont. Nicoolet died before he finished compiling his report." . Graff 3022. Buck 339. Howes N152. Holliday Sale 820. Sabin 55257. Streeter Sale 1808. $750.00

93. [OKLAHOMA]. Rock, Marion T. ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OKLAHOMA... Topeka, Ks., Hamilton, 18. [12],278pp. Illus., 99 plates and portraits. Original gold stamped cloth, some speckling on rear cover and gold stamped spines. First edition. Howes R390: "Most of the edition burned..." Not in Streeter Sale. Eberstadt 115:535 (1940) "Issued within the year of the Territory's opening to settlement, the book is esteemed as the prime authority on the early days of the region. Contains a wealth of material on Indian Treaties, the settlement of Guthrie and Oklahoma City... the Cherokee Commission, etc." Rader 2910. Graff 3536 $850.00

94. [OREGON]. Twiss, Travers. THE OREGON QUESTION EXAMINED, IN RESPECT TO FACTS AND THE LAW OF NATIONS. London, Longman, 1846. [11], 391,[1 errata], [32 adv.]pp., Illus., 2 large folding maps. Original cloth, with gold stamping on spine. First edition. One of the most important works on the subject, arguing in favor of the British claims, in an attempt to refute Greenhow's argument as stated in his 1840 "Memoir... on the Northwest Coast of America." In regard to lucidity and competent referral to authorities. Twiss is cited by some as the most adequate of the two works, though not necessarily the best historical account. Twiss includes some account of the voyages of Drake, Vancouver, Gray, Broughton, et al. The two maps aid the British view of the Oregon question. A large one of north America shows a boundary including all of Oregon, although the more detailed map rather belies the argument by being based on a U.S. survey, evidently by Hood. Howes T442 (aa). Cowan p.234. Wheat Transmississippi 530, 531. Sabin 97544. $1250.00

95. [OREGON]. Twiss, Travers. THE OREGON TERRITORY, ITS HISTORY AN DISCOVERY: INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONVENTION OF THE ESCURIAL; ALSO, THE TREATIES AND NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN... AND AN EXAMINATION OF THE WHOLE QUESTION IN RESPECT TO FACTS AND THE LAW OF NATIONS. N.Y., 1846. 264,[4],[24]pp. Original cloth, some wear to front joint. First American edition. Howes T442. One of the most important works on the subject, arguing in favor of the British Claim, in an attempt to to refute Greenhow's argument as stated in his 1840 memoir. In regard to lucidity and competent referral to authorities, Twiss is cited by some as the most adequate of the two works. Twiss includes some account of the voyages of Drake, Vancouver, Gray, Broughton, et al. Cowan p. 234. Sabin 97544. A nice copy of a book that almost always appears in less that satisfactory condition. $300.00

96. [PACIFIC RAILROAD]. Stevens, Isaac I. PACIFIC RAILROAD - THREE ROUTES. SPEECH OF HON. ISAAC I. STEVENS OF WASHINGTON, DELIVERED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MAY 28, 1860. [Wash.,, McGill, 1860. 8pp. dbd. First edition. Not in Graff, Eberstadt, or Streeter . He outlines 3 ways to reach the pacific Coast by rail. Assuring his colleagues the northern route would be the safest and best way. $100.00

97. Parker, Samuel [Rev.]. JOURNAL OF AN EXPLORING TOUR BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE A.B.C.F.M., CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, CLIMATE... AND CUSTOMS OF THE NATIVES... 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." $250.00

98. Pattie, James Ohio. THE PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF JAMES O. PATTIE, OF KENTUCKY, DURING AN EXPEDITION FROM ST. LOUIS, THROUGH THE VAST REGIONS BETWEEN THAT PLACE AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND THENCE BACK THROUGH THE CITY OF MEXICO TO VERA CRUZ... Cincinnati, Flint, 1833. 300pp, plus five plates. Full calf, spine expertly mended with gold stamped back label. The second edition of Pattie's narrative, differing from the 1831 edition only in the reprinted titlepage. The sheets in each edition are from the same printing. The editor and virtual author, Cincinnati literary lion Timothy Flint, achieved such a poor sale of the original edition that he canceled the titlepage and reissued the work with the 1833 date to make it seem current. Reese Cat 257 item 240: "...The Pattie account is one of the classics of Western Americana. The author and his father were engaged in the fur trade in the Southwest in the 1820s. In 1828 they went overland to California, only the second American group to make the trip by a southern route (the first was Jedediah Smith in 1826), and the first to publish an account of their journey. The party experienced difficulty and dangers in New Mexico, Arizona, and California, where they were tossed in jail by Mexican authorities and the elder Pattie died. The son was released after he aided in vaccinating people during a smallpox epidemic. A major work of Californiana and Western Americana." GRAFF 3217. WAGNER-CAMP 45:2. CLARK III:83. HILL 1317. HOWES P123, "c." COWAN, p.476. VAUGHAN 108. SABIN 59150. FIELD 1186. DAB XIV, pp.310-11. STREETER SALE 3139. BARRETT 1963. ZAMORANO 80, 60. BAL 6122 $6000.00

99. [PAWNEE BILL]. DeWolff, J. H. PAWNEE BILL (MAJOR GORDON W. LITTLE): HIS PERSONAL ADVENTURES ON THE WESTERN PLAINS, OR, FROM THE SADDLE OF A "COWBOY" AND "RANGER" TO THE CHAIR OF A "BANK PRESIDENT" [N.p.], Wild West, 1902. 108pp., including plates. Original pictorial printed boards, spine worn. First edition. Howes D311. Eberstadt 134:55 "Pawnee Bill... played an important role in many early Indian campaigns, the Pony Express, and western scouting and pioneering. Adams 303. Rader 1134. Graff 1076: "Uncopyrighted, this little volume was used as an advertisement for the Wild West Show." $100.00

100. [PETROLEUM]. Morris, Edmund. DERRICK AND DRILL; OR, AN INSIGHT INTO THE DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRESENT CONDITION AND FUTURE PROSPECTS OF PETROLEUM, IN NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA, ETC. N. Y., Miiller, 1865. 277, [2]pp. Illus., folding map of Pennsylvania oil regions as frontis. Original cloth, some wear to top of spine and top of front joint, lacking front flyleaf. Second edition. Swanson p.34: "A compilation from magazine and newspaper articles of fact and opinion on oil development." Morris often experimented with mechanical inventions, and it is claimed that he was one of the first persons in the United States to print in two colors. Sabin 50812. $350.00

101. Pike, Zebulon A. AN ACCOUNT OF EXPEDITIONS TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI, AND THROUGH THE WESTERN PARTS OF LOUISIANA, TO THE SOURCES OF THE ARKANSAW, KANS, LA PLATTE, AND PIERRE JAUN RIVERS... DURING THE YEARS 1805, 1806, AND 1807. AND A TOUR THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NEW SPAIN... Phila, Conrad, 1810. [8],105;[11],[107]-277,[3],65,[1],53,[1],87pp. Illus., 6 maps, five folding several mended; portrait frontis, 3 folding charts. Full 20th century leather, decorated covers and spine, with gold stamping on upper spine., five old library stamps at beginning of text, including title page and frontis. First edition. Wagner-Camp-Becker 9:1. Graff 3290: "First government exploration of the Southwest..." Howes P373. Sabin 62836. Shaw 21089. Streeter Texas 1047. Field 1217. Jones 743. Sabin 62936. Streeter Sale 3125. Wheat, Transmississippi West 297, 298. Streeter Texas 1047E:"... the description of Texas is excellent..." Reese Cat 257:247: " The report of the first United States government expedition to the southwest and one of the most important of all American travel narratives including an account of Pike's travels to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red Rivers, his earlier journey to explore the sources of the Mississippi River, and his visit to the Spanish settlements in New Mexico. Pike's narrative stands, with those of Long and of Lewis and Clarke as the most important early book on western exploration and as a cornerstone of Western Americana. The maps were the first to exhibit a geographic knowledge of the southwest based on first hand exploration and are considered milestones in the mapping of the American west." $12500.00

102. Pike, Zebulon M. THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, TO HEADWATERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, THROUGH LOUISIANA TERRITORY, AND IN NEW SPAIN, DURING THE YEARS 1805-6-7. A NEW EDITION... WITH COPIOUS CRITICAL COMMENTARY... BY ELLIOT COUES. N.Y., Harper, 1895. 3 vols. [8,114],356;[6],357-856,[6],857-955pp. Illus., ports., 7 maps, facs. Original cloth. The best edition with important textual contributions from noted historian Elliot Coues.- Howes P373. Wagner-Camp-Becker 9:1. Graff 3290. Field 1217. Streeter Texas 1047c. Bradford 4415. Sabin 62836. Jones 743. $950.00

103. Rankin, M. Wilson. REMINISCENCES OF FRONTIER DAYS. Denver, photo litographed by Smith-Brooks, 1935. 40pp. Illus., frontis. Original brown fabrikoid, title in gilt on front cover. First edition. Adams Guns 1798. Adams Herd 1862. Wilcox p.93. Wynar 371. This work also includes his recollections of the gold discovery and the first mining at Hahn's Peak, Jim Bridger and Jim Baker and the Meeker Massacre. An important frontier narrative issued in a very small edition. Streeter Sale 2260. $300.00

104. [RED RIVER SETTLEMENT]. CORRESPONDENCE RELATIVE TO THE RECENT DISTURBANCES IN THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT. PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT BY COMMAND OF HER MAJESTY... London, Clowes, 1870. [9],233pp. Original blue folio wrappers, spine missing pieces. First edition. Peel 565: "Includes: dispatches from the Governor, Sir John Young, pp. 1-169; dispatches from the Secretary of State, Earl Granville pp. 170-180; correspondence between the colonial office and HBC pp.181-219; correspondence between the colonial office and Sir John Rose pp. 220-223; and Reuters Telegrams p.223." Not in Graff, Eberstadt or Streeter Sale. $1000.00

105. [RED RIVER SETTLEMENT]. MAPS TO ILLUSTRATE THE CORRESPONDENCE RELATIVE TO THE RECENT EXPEDITION TO THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT, IN THE JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS. London, Harrison and Sons, 1871. Illus., 3 huge folding maps, partially colored. Original printed folio blue wrappers. First edition. Peel 568, map volume item, no text volume present: "The journal was written by Col. Garnet Wolseley, Commander of the expedition. $450.00

106. Robinson, Alfred. LIFE IN CALIFORNIA DURING A RESIDENCE OF SEVERAL YEARS IN THAT TERRITORY,COMPRISING A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY AND THE MISSIONARY ESTABLISHMENTS. BY AN AMERICAN. TO WHICH IS ANNEXED A HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE INDIANS OF ALTA-CALIFORNIA. N.Y., 1846. xii,[2],341pp., plus nine plates, mostly tinted lithographs. Frontis. Original cloth, very light wear to top and bottom of spine, title and publisher gold stamped on spine, in quarter morocco slipcase. Deering copy with his bookplate on inside front cover. First edition. Howes R-363. Zamorano 80,65. Streeter Sale 2512. Cowan,pp. 536-37. Sabin 72048.Graff 3525: "The Spanish manuscript mentioned on the title page runs from page (227)-351. There is a separate title page: "Chinigchinich: A Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions, of the Indians at the Missionary Establishment of St. Juan Capitstrano, Alta California...By the Rev. Father Friar Geromino Bascana... N.Y., Wiley and Putnam, 1846. Useful authority on the period covered and the first account of California in English by an resident. The author came to the province in 1829 and married into the prominent De Guerra family..." The original edition has become quite scarce. Unquestioned as an authority, his work is without doubt the most important book for the period it treats, and is interesting as the first English book on California to be written by a resident of the province. Robinson originally intended his LIFE IN CALIFORNIA to be a preface for Fray Boscana's CHINIGCHINICH, but in the end the 'tail wagged the dog' and for the historian the LIFE IN CALIFORNIA is vastly more important - Zamorano 80. Field 156. $1250.00

107. Roulle, G. PROMPTUARIUM ICONUM INSIGNIORUM A SECULO HOMINUM SUBJECTIS ORUM VITIS, PER COMPENDIUM EX PROBATISSMIS AUTHORIBUS DESUMPTIS... Lyong, Roville, 1553. 2 vols. bound in one [6],172,[4]; 447,[1],[7]pp. Illus., 324 fine woodcut medallion portraits. Old half calf over boards with raised bands and gold stamped label on upper spine. First edition. An important work on woodcuts. This work was considered quite important by Diderot. With the bookplate of Ernst Conrad Stahl on inside front cover. $300.00

108. Selkirk, Thomas Douglas. OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRESENT STATE OF THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND, WITH A VIEW OF THE CAUSES AND PROBABLY CONSEQUENCES OF EMIGRATION... London, Longman et al, 1805. [7],223,[56]pp. Contemporary half morocco. First edition. Peel 67. TPL Cat. 766. Streeter Sale 3655: "In these observations Lord Selkirk argues in favor of emigration from Scotland and gives an account of the colony for Scottish emigrants he established on Prince Edward Island in 1803." $300.00

109. Settle, Raymond W. THE MARCH OF THE MOUNTED RIFLEMEN: FIRST UNITED STATES MILITARY EXPEDITION TO TRAVEL THE FULL LENGTH OF THE OREGON TRAIL FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH TO FORT VANCOUVER, MAY TO OCTOBER, 1839 AS RECORDED IN THE JOURNAL OF MAJOR OSBOURNE CROSS AND GEORGE GIBBS, AND THE OFFICIAL REPORT OF COLONEL LORING. Glendale, Clark, 1940. 350pp. Illus., ports and 20 plates from contemporary drawings and a large folding map of the route traversed. Original cloth. First edition. One of 750 copies. By far the largest, and perhaps the most important expedition to traverse the Oregon Trail in 1849. The regiment had been authorized to establish military posts along the Oregon Trail, and in 1849, with emigrants in large numbers, their march was performed. Original prospectus laid in. $150.00

110. Siringo, Charles A. A LONE STAR COWBOY: BEING FIFTY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE SADDLE AS COWBOY, DETECTIVE AND NEW MEXICO RANGER...ALSO THE DOINGS OF...BILLY THE KID, WES HARDING AND KID CURRY. Santa Fe, N.M., 1919. 291,[1]pp. Illus. original gold stamped red cloth, spine lightly faded, lower spine a little worn. Adams Guns 2029. Howes S518, later edition. $125.00

111. Smedley, William. ACROSS THE PLAINS IN '62. [Denver, 1916]. 56pp. Illus., frontis., portrait, map and illustrations. Original gray printed boards, brown cloth back strip. Former owner's embossed stamp on title page. First edition. Howes S566: "small edition." Graff 3820. Privately printed for the family from the day by day dairy kept by Smedley on the overland route from Council Bluffs to Oregon in 1862. Streeter Sale 3220. Eberstadt Modern Overland 438. One of 50 copies privately printed. Mintz The Trail 427: "Smedley's interesting day-by-day dairy tells of still another instance where the author, quite sickly during his lifetime, develops into a robust pioneer once on the trail. His story of traveling overland to Oregon with a wagon and usually only one companion, is a strong argument for those who lean toward the belief that small parties fared the best. His two worst enemies were mosquitoes and Indians." $500.00

112. Stansbery, Lon R. THE PASSING OF 3D RANCH. [Tulsa, 1930]. 92pp. Original pictorial cloth. First edition. Not in Adams Herd. Adams Guns 2125: "Rare... gives some heretofore unpublished facts about the Daltons, Bill Duolin, the Jennings gang, the Cook gang, Cherokee Bill and other Oklahoma $300.00

113. Stewart, William George Drummond. ALTOWAN; OR, INCIDENTS OF LIFE AND ADVENTURE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. BY AN AMATEUR TRAVELER. EDITED BY J. WATSON WEBB. N.Y., Harper, 1846. 2 vols.: [30],[25]-255; 240pp. Modern half morocco. First edition. Field 1632: "An English officer, who subsequently became a Lord, fell, on his arrival in this country, into the hands of that eminent tuft-hunter James Watson Webb. The Scotsman, an ardent sportsman, spent five years, from 1832 to 1837, in the wilds between the Mississippi and the Pacific. The journal of his adventures among, and residence with the Indians, was, together with his verbal narrations, edited by his American friend, and these two volumes are the product. Indian life, character, and legends form the staple of their composition." Graff 3986. Howes S991. Wagner-Camp-Becker 125. Sabin 91392. $2500.00

114. Stimson, Alexander L. HISTORY OF THE EXPRESS COMPANIES; AND THE ORIGIN OF AMERICAN RAILROADS. TOGETHER WITH SOME REMINISCENCES OF THE LATTER DAYS OF THE MAIL COACH AND BAGGAGE WAGON BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES. N.Y. , Express Office, 1858. [8],[4],287pp. Illus. Orig. gold stamped cl., hinges strengthened; expertly repaired using original spines and covers. ( First ed. had only 40pp.) Second edition. Howes S1008. Sabin 92827. Streeter Sale 3104 (40pp ed.). Larson 955A: "...the history of the formation, services, management, expansion and consolidation of the chief lines-Harnden & Co., Adams & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Butterfield Wasson & Co., American Express Co...and contains biographies of the founders...author...has been called the 'Father of Express History.' Valuable" $450.00

115. [TEXAS]. Holley, Mary Austin. TEXAS: OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE IN A SERIES OF LETTERS. Austin, Overland, 1981. Illus., map. Half leather over gold stamped boards, plain dust jacket.. One of 325 copies. Numbered and signed by the printer and author of the foreword, Tom Whitridge and Ron Tyler. This was the first book in English devoted entirely to Texas. Bradford 2348. Howes H593. Jones 935. Rader 1912. Raines p.116. Sabin 32528. Streeter 1135. Graff 1934. $250.00

116. [TEXAS]. Lang, William W. A PAPER ON THE RESOURCES AND CAPABILITIES OF TEXAS... TO WHICH IS APPENDED A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE ADVANTAGES OF THE STATES AS A FIELD FOR IMMIGRATION. [Austin, 1881]. 61,[1]pp. , double columns. Original printed wrappers, enlarged edition. First edition. Howes L74. This copy does not have the map and plate which only some copies have. Raines p. 137. Graff 2388. $175.00

117. Train, George Francis. TRAINS UNION SPEECHES. "SECOND SERIES." DELIVERED IN ENGLAND DURING THE PRESENT AMERICAN WAR. Phila., Peterson, 1862. [19],-90, [6ads]pp., double columns. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Speeches on taxation, the navy, President Lincoln, Mexico, Federal Army, slavery, merchants, Canada, Irish, etc. $125.00

118. Turner, Frederick Jackson. THE WEST AS A FIELD FOR HISTORICAL STUDY. Madison, Wi.,, Democrat, 1897. In: Procs. of the State Hist. Soc. of Wisconsin at its forty-fourth annual meeting. pages 107-113. Original printed wrappers, chipped front wrapper. First edition. A follow up to his 1894 "Thesis." $75.00

119. UTAH INDUSTRIALIST... A MONTHLY MAGAZINE DEVOTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF UTAH'S RESOURCES. [Provo, Utah], May, 1881- April, 1888. Volume 1 # 1-12. Each issue is 24 pages with woodcut headings. Contemporary half morocco. First edition. Contains sections on agriculture, live stock, manufacture, mineralogy, editorial, improvement, poetry, science and art ,and education ,as well as material on Provo. $300.00

120. Vivian, H. Hussey. NOTES OF A TOUR IN AMERICA FROM AUGUST 7TH TO NOVEMBER 17TH, 1877. London, 1878. iii,[3],260pp. Illus., folding map frontispiece. Original pictorial gold stamped cloth, small ink stain on rear cover, light edgewear. First edition. Travels across the plains to and through California and Nevada. The front cover is gold stamped view of Yosemite Valley, California. Cowan p.662. Not in Paher. $200.00

121. Wafer, Lionel. NEW VOYAGE AND DESCRIPTION OF THE ISTHMUS OF AMERICA, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S ABODE THERE... THE INDIAN INHABITANTS, THEIR FEATURES, COMPLEXION, ETC. WITH REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES IN THE SOUTH SEAS, AND ELSEWHERE... London, Knapton, 1699. [6],224,[14],[2]pp. Illus., folding map and 3 folding plates, very clean and fresh. 18th century full leather, joints expertly mended, 4 raised bands on spine with a decoration between each. First edition. Sabin 100940. Field 1617. Not in Howes , Graff or Streeter Sale. Hill 1796: "This work contains one of the best accounts of the Isthmus of Panama, and the native Indians. Wafer makes a strong appeal to the English government to establish a settlement on the Isthmus; he declares that 'a free passage by land, from the Atlantic to the South Sea, might easily be effected which would be of the greatest consequence to the East India trade.' Wager, an English surgeon, sailed for the West Indies in a trading vessel. He deserted in 1679 and joined with Lynch and Cook, celebrated buccaneers, who brought him into contact with William Dampier. In 1681 while marching with the buccaneers across the Isthmus soon after the taking of Santa Maria, Wafer was injured by a gunpowder explosion. He was left behind among the Darien Indians until he recovered. Returning to the coast, he was taken on board Dampier's sloop at Le Sound's Key. Wafer gained the confidence and esteem of the Indians with his medical skills, and so was able to record much valuable first hand information concerning them." $5000.00

122. Wheat, Carl I. MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861. San Francisco, Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957 - 1963. Five volumes bound in six; folio; profusely illustrated with over 300 facsimile maps which many are folding and some in color. Original folio tan boards over green spine with gilt lettering. Limited to 1000 copies. First edition. Twenty-five years of scholarly research went into the production of this work. A reference work on the history of cartography from the first Spanish Explorations through the Government surveys. The importance of the maps and their historical context are discussed. The definitive reference in the field. Streeter 4416. $3000.00

123. Wilcocke, Samuel Hull. A NARRATIVE OF OCCURRENCES IN THE INDIAN COUNTRIES OF NORTH AMERICA, SINCE THE CONNEXION OF THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF SELKIRK WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY, AND HIS ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A COLONY ON THE RED RIVER; WITH A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF HIS LORDSHIP'S MILITARY EXPEDITION TO, AND SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS AT FORT WILLIAM, IN UPPER CANADA. London, McMillan, 1817. [14],152,[4],87pp. Original printed wrappers, piece missing from lower spine in cloth box. First edition. TPL 1108: "A reply to John Halkett's 'Statement Respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement of Kildonan, q.v.' The reply was prepared by Wilcocke, a hack-writer in the employ of the Northwest Company. This work has been attributed to Edward Ellice, the Elder, and to Simon McGillivary, both members of the Northwest Company." Peel 50. Sabin 20699. Field 1117. Streeter Sale 3675. Lande 1313. $1250.00

124. [WYOMING]. CONSTITUTION OF THE PROPOSED STATE OF WYOMING, ADOPTED IN CONVENTION AT CHEYENNE, WYOMING, SEPT. 30, 1889. Cheyenne, Cheyenne Leader Printing Company, 1889. 60pp. Original printed wrappers, printed on fragile paper, stapled as issued., in half morocco slipcase. First edition, first issue. An address to the people, pp.58-60, urges ratification of the constitution, which the framers regarded as "conservative and also progressive" proclaiming it to be "the first constitution adopted by man which gives to each citizen the same rights guaranteed to every other citizen." The reference is to Article No. VI: Suffrage ... "both male and female citizens of this state shall equally enjoy all civil, political and religious rights and privileges." McMurtrie 152. $1500.00

125. [WYOMING]. Greenburg, Dan W. SIXTY YEARS: A BRIEF REVIEW THE CATTLE INDUSTRY IN WYOMING... [Cheyenne, Wyoming Stock Assoc.], 1932. 73pp. Illus. Original printed pictorial wrappers, illustrated by Will James. First edition. Adams Herd: "Scarce. This is the first of three histories written about the Wyoming Stock Growers Association." An experiences "cowhand" and editor, Greenburg wrote the early history of the cattle industry of Wyoming from the minutes, and other records of the Stock Growers Association. An excellent work by a participant in the Wyoming cattle trade. Howes G375. $500.00

126. [WYOMING]. Jones, William A. REPORT UPON THE RECONNAISSANCE OF NORTHWESTERN WYOMING INCLUDING YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. MADE IN THE SUMMER OF 1873. Wash.,, GPO, 1875. [6],331pp. Illus., 49 sheets of folding plans,6 plates, folding map. Contemporary hjlf morocco,, with gold stamped spine. . Second edition. Howes J245, Second and best edition with the title page adding "Including Yellowstone National Park." Not in Graff, Decker or Soliday. Much on Yellowstone Park. Yellowstone Bib. p.50: "Includes a general report of the reconnaissance and separate geological, botanical, entomological, and astronomical reports by members of the expedition..." $450.00

127. [WYOMING]. JOURNAL AND DEBATES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING. BEGUN AT THE CITY OF CHEYENNE ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1889, AND CONCLUDED SEPTEMBER 30, 1889. PRINTED BY AUTHORITY. Cheyenne, Daily Sun, 1893. 874,60,15,[errata]pp. Contemporary full brown calf with red and black gold stamped labels on spine. First edition. The Constitutional Convention is contained on pp.1-568. The constitution on the following 60 pages, and that is followed by a 15 page index to the Journal and Debates, and an index of the members. Also included is material on Chinese labor, livestock, female suffrage, mines and mining, pipelines, railroads and telegraphs, etc. $475.00

128. [WYOMING]. MEMORIAL TO THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS FOR THE ADMISSION OF WYOMING TERRITORY TO THE UNION WITH APPENDICES SHOWING THE ACTION TAKEN BY THE PEOPLE, AND THE CONSTITUTION AS ADOPTED. Cheyenne, Bristol and Knabe, 1889. 75pp. Original printed wrappers in cloth box, Wyoming Stock Growers Assoc. embossed stamp on title page. "With compliments of F. Hammond" on front wrapper. First edition. Much on suffrage, education, mines and mining, railroads, militia, public lands, etc. Stopike 1889:12, formerly Wyoming Imprints Inv. # 150. $350.00

129. [WYOMING]. PROGRESSIVE MEN OF THE STATE OF WYOMING. Chicago, Bowen, 1903. 965pp. Illus., plates including one of Buffalo Bill, with tissue guards present. Original full 4to embossed leather, spine in gilt, all edges gilt, a small piece missing from lower spine, some spotting to rear cover. First edition. Yost and Renner P.243 (7). A biographical encyclopedia of hundreds of men who helped create the state of Wyoming. $850.00

130. [WYOMING]. SESSION LAWS OF WYOMING PASSED AT THE FIFTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. CONVENED AT CHEYENNE, NOV. 7, 1877. PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. Cheyenne, Wy, Glascke, 1878. [16],149pp. Contemporary half calf over plain boards. First edition. Acts and laws relating to bonds, compensation, marriage, real estate, schools, stock, timber, wagon roads, etc. Stopka 1878.4 (Formerly Wyoming Imprints Inventory # 36) $300.00

131. [WYOMING]. Strahorn, Robert E. THE HAND-BOOK OF WYOMING AND GUIDE TO THE BLACK HILLS AND BIG HORN REGIONS FOR CITIZEN, EMIGRANT, AND TOURIST. Cheyenne, 1877. 249pp. (22 pp. of ads ). Illus. Original purple cloth, spotting on covers, spine a little faded with a nick at the top of the rear joint. First edition. Surely one of the most rapidly composed pieces of prose written on the road in America. As the author points out in the preface, scarcely sixty days elapsed between the proposal to write this work and its publication. The period also encompassed his honeymoon, and his wife tells of the trip during which the work was written in her book, FIFTEEN THOUSAND MILES BY STAGE. Strahorn wrote while travelling, and by the time he arrived back in Chicago, where the book was actually printed, he had composed the entire text. One of the most thorough western promotional works. ADAMS HERD 2181. HOWES S1055. JENNEWEIN 91. STREETER SALE 2248. SIX SCORE 104 (note). GRAFF 4000. $1000.00

132. [WYOMING]. Triggs, J. H. HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF LARAMIE CITY, WYOMING TERRITORY, COMPRISING A BRIEF HISTORY OF LARAMIE CITY FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME, TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY.... Laramie City, Daily Sentinel, 1875. 91pp. Original printed wrappers, in half morocco slipcase. First edition. A history of the city and promotion for the surrounding country, with much information about its virtues, attributes, etc. The last third of the pamphlet is devoted to a directory of the city. There are also advertisements for many local merchants throughout. This is the first directory for any part of Wyoming, and one of the first book-length works published there. Triggs' publications are the outstanding early Wyoming promotional pieces. "A history of the region from the day of first settlement, in April of 1868. Recognized by students of Western History as probably the best, most honest and outspoken, most bluntly written and vivid description extant of the early and turbulent days" - Eberstadt. Very rare. AII (WYOMING) 23. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 2239 ("exceedingly rare"). STOPKA, WYOMING TERRITORIAL IMPRINTS 1875.7. ADAMS HERD 2332 ("very rare"). EBERSTADT 113:434. HOWES T351, "b." GRAFF 4191. STREETER SALE 2245. JENNEWEIN 83 $5000.00

133. [YELLOWSTONE]. Raynolds, W. R. REPORT... ON THE EXPLORATIONS OF THE YELLOWSTONE AND THE COUNTRY DRAINED BY THAT RIVER. Wash.,, SED77, 1868. 174pp. Folding map "Map of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and Their Tributaries " 68.5 x 106cm. The map is quite fine, considering it is usually found in poor condition. Contemporary half morocco with gold stamped spine, half an inch missing from lower title page, no text affected. First edition. At foot of spine in gold stamping is the name J.Gregory Smith with his bookplate on inside front cover. Smith was a railroad tycoon, politician and last government of Vermont during the Civil War. Signed and dated by Smith Feb. 6, 1869 on title page. He was also one of the originators of the Northern Pacific Railway Enterprise and was the president from 1866 - 1872.Howes R88: "A four page preliminary report was issued in Senate Exec Doc. 1, 1860; the Civil War prevented earlier publication in this completed form.: Graff 3429. Phillips Maps p. 1130. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 1012. P. 187: "It is an extremely well drawn amp, and except for the fact that it contains certain information gathered between the time of its actual printing... it is probably the test map its area that had been produced." Jennewein 29: "Raynolds was directed to explore the region through which flow the principal tributaries of the Yellowstone River... His descriptions are good and his map important... and with the services of his technical experts in which group we again find Dr. F. V. Hayden, he performed valiant service in the vast regions of the Upper Missouri." $850.00





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