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Date of the auction: 22.05.2014

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Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail

Title: Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail Author: Adams, Ansel Place: Berkeley Publisher: Archetype Press Date: 1938 Description: Illustrated with 50 tipped-in plates from photographs by Adams of the John Muir Trail; with tissue-guards. (Folio) 42.5x30.5 cm (16¼x12¼"), original white buckram

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 22 May 2014

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The Seven Questions of Timur

Title: The Seven Questions of Timur Author: Ahmad, descended of Karu Yusuf Ibn Kara Yakub Place: Santa Ana, California Publisher: Fine Arts Press Date: 1938 Description: Translated by Ahmad Kamal. Illustrated by Dorothy Smith Sides. (Folio) original full calf, stamped in gilt on front and spine. No

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 May 2014

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Old Inns - With an original sketch by Aldin

Title: Old Inns - With an original sketch by Aldin Author: Aldin, Cecil Place: London Publisher: Heinemann Date: 1921 Description: Illustrations by Aldin throughout in color and black & white. (4to) original black cloth, lettered in gilt. First Trade Edition. Inscribed by Cecil Aldin to Thomas Burke

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 22 May 2014

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The Splendid Idle Forties

Title: The Splendid Idle Forties Author: Atherton, Gertrude Place: Kentfield, CA Publisher: Allen Press Date: 1960 Description: Illustrated with title page, initials and divisional ornaments engraved by Mallette Dean and hand-illuminated by Dorothy Allen. (Folio) original gold and white stylized

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 22 May 2014

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The First Californiac, Being a Reprint of Prospects of California Written...

Title: The First Californiac, Being a Reprint of Prospects of California Written by Dr. Victor H. Fourgeaud for the April 1, 1848 Issue of The California Star, San Francisco's First Newspaper, of which Samuel Brannan was the Publisher Author: Fourgeaud, Victor John Place: San Francisco Publisher

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Across the Plains

Title: Across the Plains Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis Place: [Hillsborough] Publisher: The L-D Allen Press Date: [1950] Description: Introduction by Oscar Lewis. Illustrations by Mallette Dean. 10x6½, decorated boards. 1 of 200 copies printed on all-rag Oxbow paper. Allen Press 9. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Mark Twain: San Francisco Correspondent. Selections from his letters to the...

Title: Mark Twain: San Francisco Correspondent. Selections from his letters to the Territorial Enterprise: 1865-1866 Author: Twain, Mark Place: San Francisco Publisher: Book Club of California Date: 1957 Description: Edited by Henry Nash Smith and Frederick Anderson. Illustrations from photograph

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 May 2014

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Collection of books from Glen Dawson's Early California Travel Series

Title: Collection of books from Glen Dawson's Early California Travel Series Author: Place: Los Angeles Publisher: Glen Dawson Date: Various dates Description: Includes a nearly complete set of 47 titles in 49 volumes, of a larger set of 50. Lot Amendments Condition: Slight wear to few jackets and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 22 May 2014

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Seventeen volumes of fine press book on Americana, including Los Angeles etc.

Title: Seventeen volumes of fine press book on Americana, including Los Angeles etc. Author: Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Warren, Lockhart Viola: Dragoons on Trial. Signed by the author. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1965. Robinson, W. W.: The Indians of Los

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Seventeen volumes of fine press books on Americana, including five volumes...

Title: Seventeen volumes of fine press books on Americana, including five volumes of the Baja California Travels Series Author: Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Narrative of Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson. Illustrated from colored drawings by Arvilla Parker. San Francisco

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Seventeen volumes of fine press books on Americana, including journals and...

Title: Seventeen volumes of fine press books on Americana, including journals and diaries. Author: Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Quinn, Charles Russell: Christmas Journey into the Desert. Signed by the author. Elena Quinn, 1959. Powell, Lawrence Clark: A Southwestern

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Seventeen volumes of fine press books on Americana, including the Zamorano...

Title: Seventeen volumes of fine press books on Americana, including the Zamorano Club, science etc. Author: Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: California-Spanish Proverbs. Collected and Translated by Mildred Yorba Macarthur. The Colt Press, 1954 Dreyfus, John: William

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Seventeen volumes of fine press books on Americana.

Title: Seventeen volumes of fine press books on Americana. Author: Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Agnes Tobin: Letters, Translations, Poems. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1958. Ritchie, Ward: The Doheneys of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: The Dawson's Book Shop, 1974

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Sixteen volumes of fine press books on Americana, including Hawaiiana

Title: Sixteen volumes of fine press books on Americana, including Hawaiiana Author: Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Spanish Exploration in the Southwest 1542-1706. Edited by Herbert Eugene Bolton. 3 fold-out maps. New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1930. Arrendo's

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Sixteen volumes of fine press books on Americana.

Title: Sixteen volumes of fine press books on Americana. Author: Place: Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Robertson, Thomas A.: A Southwestern Utopia. Los Angeles: the Ward Ritchie Press, 1947. Baldridge, M.: A Reminiscence of the Parker H. French Expedition through Texas

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Navaho Weaving: Its Technic and History

Title: Navaho Weaving: Its Technic and History Author: Amsden, Charles Avery Place: Albuquerque Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Date: 1949 Description: xx, 261, [2] pp. Foreword by Frederick Webb Hodge. profusely illustrated from photographs, drawings, etc.; large folding lithograph of a

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 22 May 2014

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Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin

Title: Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin Author: Place: Philadelphia Publisher: George Barrie & Son Date: [1901] Description: 13 volumes. (8vo) period three-quarter red morocco and mottled boards, spines gilt. No. 207 of 1000 copies printed on Japan Vellum. English translations with original

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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Sir John Chardin's Travels in Persia

Title: Sir John Chardin's Travels in Persia Author: Chardin, Sir John Place: London Publisher: The Argonaut Press Date: 1927 Description: With an introduction by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes. (4to) original vellum-backed blue cloth. No. 106 of 975 copies. Bookplate of the "House of Belt". Lot

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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A New Voyage Round the World

Title: A New Voyage Round the World Author: Dampier, William Place: London Publisher: The Argonaut Press Date: 1927 Description: (4to) original vellum-backed maroon cloth. No. 523 of 975 copies. Bookplate of the "House of Belt". Lot Amendments Condition: Vellum a bit soiled, light wear; very good

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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The World Encompassed and Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir...

Title: The World Encompassed and Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the World Author: Drake, Sir Francis Place: London Publisher: The Argonaut Press Date: 1926 Description: With an Appreciation of the Achievement by Sir Richard Carnac Temple. (4to

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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A Spanish Voyage to Vancouver and the North-West Coast of America. Being...

Title: A Spanish Voyage to Vancouver and the North-West Coast of America. Being the Narrative of the Voyage Made in the Year 1792 by the Schooners Sutil and Mexicana to Explore the Strait of Fuca Author: Fernandez de Navarrete, Martin Place: London Publisher: The Argonaut Press Date: 1930

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 22 May 2014

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The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: Being the Journals of his First and...

Title: The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: Being the Journals of his First and Third, and the Letters Concerning his First and last Voyages, to Which is Added the Account of his Second Voyage Written by Andres Bernaldez Author: Jane, Cecil Place: London Publisher: The Argonaut Press Date: 1930

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 22 May 2014

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The Most Noble and Famous Travels of Marco Polo together with the Travels...

Title: The Most Noble and Famous Travels of Marco Polo together with the Travels of Nicolo de' Conti Author: Polo, Marco Place: London Publisher: The Argonaut Press Date: 1929 Description: Edited by John Franpton. (4to) original vellum-backed yellow cloth. No. 301 of 1050 copies. Bookplate of the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$120 - US$180

Date: 22 May 2014

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The Discoverie of the Large and Bewtiful Empire of Guiana

Title: The Discoverie of the Large and Bewtiful Empire of Guiana Author: Ralegh, Sir Walter Place: London Publisher: The Argonaut Press Date: 1928 Description: Edited by V.T. Harlow. (4to) original vellum-backed brown cloth. No. 231 of 975 copies. An unopened and untrimmed copy. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$10 - US$100

Date: 22 May 2014

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A Commonplace Book of Cookery

Title: A Commonplace Book of Cookery Author: Grabhorn, Robert, compiler Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 1975 Description: Preface by M.F.K. Fisher. Illustrated with vignettes. Printed on English Inveresk cream mould-made paper. (8vo) original cloth-backed decorated boards, paper

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 22 May 2014

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An Endeavour Towards the Teaching of John Ruskin and William Morris

Title: An Endeavour Towards the Teaching of John Ruskin and William Morris Author: Ashbee, C.R. Place: London Publisher: Essex House Press Date: 1901 Description: [vi], 52, [1] pp. Woodcut illustrations. (8vo) original stiff vellum, spine lettered in gilt. No. 257 of 350 copies. First Edition. First

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 22 May 2014

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Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe

Title: Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe Author: Longus Place: Chelsea Publisher: The Ashendene Press Date: 1933 Description: [4], iv, 163 pp. Text printed in red, and black, initials by hand in blue. 26 wood engravings by Gwendolen Raverat. (4to) original vellum-backed and tipped blue

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 22 May 2014

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The Faerie Queene

Title: The Faerie Queene Author: Spenser, Edmund Place: [Chelsea] Publisher: Ashendene Press Date: 1923 Description: [iv], 406, [1] pp. (Folio) 43x30 cm. (17x12"), original calf-backed vellum over thick boards, spine lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed, custom two-part red morocco-backed slipcase

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 22 May 2014

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Spenser's Minor Poems

Title: Spenser's Minor Poems Author: Spenser, Edmund Place: [Chelsea] Publisher: Ashendene Press Date: 1925 Description: [iv], 216 pp. (Folio) 43x30 cm. (17x12"), original calf-backed vellum over thick boards, spine lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed, custom black morocco-backed clamshell box, box

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 22 May 2014

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History of the Peloponnesian War

Title: [History of the Peloponnesian War] Author: Thucydides Place: Chelsea Publisher: Ashendene Press Date: 1930 Description: Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Printed in black with red shoulder notes and initials. Each chapter with a 3-line red initial designed by Graily Hewitt, opening lines of each

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 22 May 2014