Sale 400: Americana - Hawaiiana - Africana - Travel & Exploration - Natural History

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United States
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Date of the auction: 26.03.2009

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Archive of 33 documents relating to the Black Friday bancruptcy of Adams...

Title: Archive of 33 documents relating to the Black Friday bancruptcy of Adams & Co. Express Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: 1855-1857 Description: Archive of 33 original documents, letters, etc. This remarkable file contains 33 original documents and letters regarding the Adams

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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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) 16¼x12¼, white buckram, lettered in black. Copy No. 279

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Manuscript Bond for Clarksville, Tennessee, Colored Church

Title: Manuscript Bond for Clarksville, Tennessee, Colored Church Author: Woods, D.M. Place: Clarksville, Tennessee Publisher: Date: June 16th 1856 Description: 32 lines, in ink, on recto of sheet of lined white paper, wth 10 lines on verso cancelling the bond. 10¼x7¾. Rare documentary record of

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Manuscript agreement for rental of a slave, with payment schedule

Title: Manuscript agreement for rental of a slave, with payment schedule Author: Woods, D.M. Place: Clarksville, Tennessee Publisher: Date: Jan. 1st, 1854 Description: 17 lines, in ink, with acknowledgement of scheduled payments and docketing on the reverse. On sheet of plain paper, 7½x8

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Series of four Autograph Letters signed by P.N. Bradley of Russellville...

Title: Series of four Autograph Letters signed by P.N. Bradley of Russellville, Kentucky, to D.M. Woods of Clarksville, Tennessee, regarding a slave Woods is renting, and his free wife Author: Bradley, P.N. Place: Russellville, Kentucky Publisher: Date: 1858 Description: Includes: 19 March 1858, 35

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Two photographs of Tlingit totem poles

Title: Two photographs of Tlingit totem poles Author: ** Place: Juneau, Alaksa Publisher: Winter & Pond Date: 1895 Description: Two photographs, 7½x4½, on stiff card mounts, captioned in the negatives. Photos show the Tlingit totem poles at Chief Kat-a-shan's house and Chief Kahl-teen's totem. Both

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Californian Pictures in Prose and Verse

Title: Californian Pictures in Prose and Verse Author: Avery, Benjamin Park Place: New York Publisher: Hurd & Houghton Date: 1878 Description: 344 pp. Wood engraved plates. 8¾x6¼, original publishers full blindstamped brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition. Includes

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Gelatin silver photograph of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed HE Electra in flight...

Title: Gelatin silver photograph of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed HE Electra in flight over the water Author: Sunderland, Clyde Place: Oakland Publisher: Date: 1923- Description: Gelatin silver print, matte finish. 10¼x13¼. Clyde Sunderland's famed photograph of twin-engined plane flying through the

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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21 photographs of U.S. Air Force Aircraft

Title: 21 photographs of U.S. Air Force Aircraft Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: 1950s Description: Twenty-one 8x10 black and white photographs, most captioned on the verso and credited "Official U.S. Air Force Photo". Planes include: Lockheed T-33, Lockheed RC-121, McDonnell RF-101, Fairchild

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Program for The Great Barnum and London Nine United Shows

Title: Program for The Great Barnum and London Nine United Shows Author: ** Place: New Haven, CT Publisher: Date: [c. 1883] Description: Single sheet folded to make 4 pages. 16x11¼" folded. Woodcut illustrations. Rare circus program from the combined shows of P.T. Barnum, J.A. Bailey and J.L

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Reminiscences of a Ranger

Title: Reminiscences of a Ranger Author: Bell, Horace Place: Los Angeles Publisher: Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes Date: 1881 Description: [6], [9]-457 pp. 9x5¾, original gilt-pictorial green cloth. First Edition Inscribed on the dedication page "Presented to Capt. William G. Bluhm of the Schr. Ruby A

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Up and Down California in 1860-1864: The Journal of William H. Brewer...

Title: Up and Down California in 1860-1864: The Journal of William H. Brewer, Professor of Agriculture in the Sheffield Scientific School from 1864 to 1903 Author: Brewer, William H. Place: New York Publisher: Yale University Press Date: 1930 Description: xxx, 601 pp. Edited by Francis P. Farquhar

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Broadside advertisement for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Title: Broadside advertisement for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Author: ** Place: No Place Publisher: Cody & Carver, Proprietors Date: 1880s Description: Printed broadside, approximately 12x5". Advertising "The Wild West" show featuring W.F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) and W.F. Carver (Evil Spirit

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Looking Forward

Title: Looking Forward Author: Bush, George with Victor Gold Place: New York Publisher: Doubleday Date: 1987 Description: Red cloth, dust jacket. First Edition. Signed on front free endpaper beneath a calligraphic inscription. Lot Amendments Condition: Jacket price clipped, corners lightly bumped

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Account books from a Taylorsville, California general store

Title: Account books from a Taylorsville, California general store Author: ** Place: Taylorsville, CA Publisher: Date: 1904-1905 Description: 2 volumes. Together approximately 550 manuscript pages. 15½x6¼, half leather and cloth. Account books from an un-named merchant in Taylorsville, California

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Berkeley Thousand Oaks Real Estate Auction Brochure - March 15, 1919

Title: Berkeley Thousand Oaks Real Estate Auction Brochure - March 15, 1919 Author: Day, Joseph P., auctioneer Place: Berkeley, CA Publisher: Date: 1919 Description: Large fold map, printed on both sides, approximately 22x32". Brochure of the auction of building lots in the Berekely Thousand Oaks

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Scrapbook of Union Mines, Calaveras

Title: Scrapbook of Union Mines, Calaveras Author: ** Place: Calaveras, California Publisher: Date: 1920s Description: Scrapbook containing newspaper, magazine and other clippings, letters to shareholders, and approximately 80 original photographs. Most items relating to Union Mines Incorporated

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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California, the Empire Beautiful: Her Great Bays, Harbors, Mines, Orchards...

Title: California, the Empire Beautiful: Her Great Bays, Harbors, Mines, Orchards and Vineyards; Olive, Lemon and Orange Groves; Her Men and Women, a Prophecy of the Coming Race Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Mrs. J.J. Owen Date: 1899 Description: 243 + [2] pp. 12x9¼. Green cloth

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Stock certificate for Eureka Quartz Mining Company, 1853

Title: Stock certificate for Eureka Quartz Mining Company, 1853 Author: ** Place: Eldorado County, CA Publisher: Date: 1853 Description: Stock certificates issued January 1853 as a bearer certificate for one share, signed James A. Shorb as President and E. H. Cornwall as Secretary. “El Dorado

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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View of Nevada [City

Title: View of Nevada [City] Author: ** Place: [Nevada City] Publisher: A.W. Potter, Miners Book Store, Main Street Date: [c. 1851?] Description: Lithograph view, approximately 7½x13" on a 11x15¾" sheet. Custom cloth chemise and morocco backed slipcase (spine dated 1856). Very rare view, from a

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Index to Great Register of Placer County California 1910

Title: Index to Great Register of Placer County California 1910 Author: Lowell, Marshall Z., clerk Place: Auburn, CA Publisher: Placer Herald Print Date: 1912 Description: Unpaginated. 9¼x5¾, original printed wrappers. Rare register index listing thousands of names by precinct, with occupation, town

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Bird's Eye View, Placerville, Cal. Published by the "Weekly Observer" 1888

Title: Bird's Eye View, Placerville, Cal. Published by the "Weekly Observer" 1888 Author: Roethe, L. Place: Placerville, CA Publisher: Placerville Weekly Observer Date: 1888 Description: Lithographed bird's-eye view of Placerville surrounded by vignettes of the principal buildings and scenes, with

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Lithograph Bond for The California Eastern Extension Rail Road Company

Title: Lithograph Bond for The California Eastern Extension Rail Road Company Author: ** Place: San Franicisco Publisher: Britton & Co. Date: 1859 Description: Lithograph bond with several vignette illustrations. Overall 20¾x15¾. Bond for the construction of a railroad "from a point on the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Sacramento Illustrated

Title: Sacramento Illustrated Author: Barber & Baker, publishers Place: Sacramento Publisher: Barber & Baker Date: 1855 Description: 36 pp. 33 wood engravings. 13¾x10½, original tan printed wrappers. First Edition. "Contains the earliest views of Sacramento with extensive historical descriptions

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Directors of the People's Savings Bank, of Sacramento, Cal., 1893

Title: Directors of the People's Savings Bank, of Sacramento, Cal., 1893 Author: ** Place: Sacramento Publisher: Date: 1893 Description: Original photograph, image approximately 15x20½", in a period frame with carved oak leaf border. Posed image of the eight bank directors. Lot Amendments Condition

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Annual Reports of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

Title: Annual Reports of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge Author: ** Place: Sacramento Publisher: Date: 1935-39 Description: 6 volumes. Illustrations from photos, drawings, plans, etc., several folding. 11x8½, stiff printed wrappers. First Editions. Annual reports on the progress and

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Group of ephemera from the Cal-Nev Creamery Co.

Title: Group of ephemera from the Cal-Nev Creamery Co. Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: 1890s Description: Approximately 40 pieces, mostly billing statements on the stationary of Hegler, Johnson & Co., Cal Creamery Co. (predecessor to the cal-Nev Creamery Co.) Lot Amendments

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Large group of ephemera from San Francisco establishments

Title: Large group of ephemera from San Francisco establishments Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: c. 1875 Description: Approximately 160 pieces, mostly bill-heads and receipts, some with vignette illustrations. Records of wholesale purchases made by Mr. N.S. Trowbridge of Tybo

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Menu from a Testimonial Dinner to Clifford E. Paine, Principal Assistant...

Title: Menu from a Testimonial Dinner to Clifford E. Paine, Principal Assistant Engineer, Golden Gate Bridge Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: July 9, 1937 Description: Single sheet, folded once to make 4 pages. 8½x5½ folded. Menu from the testimonial dinner, held at the St. Francis

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 26 Mar 2009

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Small group of ephemera from San Francisco merchants

Title: Small group of ephemera from San Francisco merchants Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: 1870s Description: Approximately 30 pieces, mostly bill-heads and receipts from San Francisco produce and seafood merchants, some with vignettes. All made to B. Dellepiane of Virginia City

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 26 Mar 2009