Sale 425: Americana - Travel - History - Maps - Prints

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Date of the auction: 01.04.2010

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I Photograph Russia

Title: I Photograph Russia Author: Abbe, James E. Place: New York Publisher: Robert M. McBride Date: [1934] Description: 80 photographs by the author. (8vo) black cloth. First Edition. Inscribed on a blank preliminary leaf to then Governor of Colorado, Ed Johnson, in the year of publication from

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Five 19th century works on agricultural pursuits

Title: Five 19th century works on agricultural pursuits Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Black, William L. A New Industry, or Raising the Angora Goat, and Mohair, for Profit. (8vo) original cloth. [Fort Worth, Texas, 1900]. * Bracken, Henry

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Archive of approximately 170 photographs, once belonging to geologist...

Title: Archive of approximately 170 photographs, once belonging to geologist Alfred Huise Brooks Author: ** Place: Alaska Publisher: Date: c.1905-1925 Description: Various sizes. Some with pencil captions on verso, a few with Brooks' name, some with his rubberstamp. Significant archive of vintage

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Fairbanks' Dog Derby and Ice Carnival, March 6, 7, 8, 9, 1941: souvenir...

Title: Fairbanks' Dog Derby and Ice Carnival, March 6, 7, 8, 9, 1941: souvenir booklet (wrapper title) Author: ** Place: [Fairbanks?] Publisher: Date: 1941 Description: [28] pp. Illustrations from photographs; numerous advertisements. 9x5½, pictorial wrappers. Scarce piece of Alaska ephemera

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Farthest North. A Brief Summary of the Work Carried on in Alaska... by the...

Title: Farthest North. A Brief Summary of the Work Carried on in Alaska... by the Army Department of the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations New York City. Seacon 1908 Author: ** Place: [Seattle] Publisher: [Lowman & Hanford Stationery & Printing Co.] Date: 1908

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Five original photographs of Alaska Native Americans

Title: Five original photographs of Alaska Native Americans Author: Place: Publisher: Date: [c.1900] Description: 5 photographs. Two are 6½x3½, and the others are 6x7¾ (or reverse). Two photographs are credited to A. Curtis and include a man in a canoe, and a man standing in front of a tent

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Two Autograph Letters signed, from Lottie bound by ship to Alaska, mailed...

Title: Two Autograph Letters signed, from Lottie bound by ship to Alaska, mailed to her parents Author: Lottie Place: At sea & Seward Publisher: Date: 1906 Description: July 1, 6 leaves written on both sides, and July 10, 9 leaves written on both sides. In pencil. 8x5. Two long and newsworthy

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Six volumes from the WPA American Guide Series - all but one in their dust...

Title: Six volumes from the WPA American Guide Series - all but one in their dust jackets Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: In their original dust jackets: Nebraska: A Guide to the Cornhusker State. Jacket price-clipped. Viking Press, 1939

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Seneca's Morals. By Way of Abstract. To Which is Added, A Discourse Under...

Title: Seneca's Morals. By Way of Abstract. To Which is Added, A Discourse Under the Title of An After-Though. By Sir Roger L'Estrange, Knt. Author: Seneca Place: New York Publisher: Evert Duyckinck, J. & J. Harper, printers Date: 1817 Description: 359 pp. (12mo) period full calf, red morocco

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$10

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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California's Pictorial Letter Sheets, 1849-1869

Title: California's Pictorial Letter Sheets, 1849-1869 Author: Baird, Joseph Armstrong, Jr. Place: San Francisco Publisher: David Magee Date: 1967 Description: 171, [2] pp. Illustrated throughout with facsimile pictorial letter sheets, folding facsimile sheet in the rear pocket, as issued. 13¾x10

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Two items featuring Railroad Guns of U.S. Army post WWI

Title: Two items featuring Railroad Guns of U.S. Army post WWI Author: Place: [Philadelphia, etc.] Publisher: Date: 1919 Description: Includes: Dinner to Mr. Samuel M. Vauclain, President, The Baldwin Locomotive Works. In recognition of his patriotic services to the United States Government during

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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African Hunting From Natal to the Zambeis, Including Lake Ngami, The...

Title: African Hunting From Natal to the Zambeis, Including Lake Ngami, The Kalahari Desert, Etc., from 1852 to 1860 Author: Baldwin, William Charles Place: New York Publisher: Harper & Brothers Date: 1863 Description: 397, +[2] ad pp. Woodcut illustrations, folding map. (8vo) 7½x5, original

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Chicago Cubs - Advertisement for the 1930 Baseball Season

Title: Chicago Cubs - Advertisement for the 1930 Baseball Season Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: 1930 Description: Advertisement consists of 28 players' photographs, with their facsimile autographs on their image. At the top it reads, "Chicago 'Cubs' National League Ball Club of 1930." 11x38

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Photograph of the 1924 Washington Senators Baseball Stadium

Title: Photograph of the 1924 Washington Senators Baseball Stadium Author: ** Place: [Washington DC] Publisher: Date: No date, but later than 1924 Description: Modern print of a photograph taken by Underwood & Underwood. 16x20, laid down on matt-board, with matting, ready to frame. Picture taken

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Practical House Builder. Containing fifty designs with perspectives...

Title: Practical House Builder. Containing fifty designs with perspectives, elevations, floor plans, specifications, etc. of houses, flats, stables, and churches, being copies from original plans from which every structure was actually built. The houses chiefly range between $450. to $5,000 in cost

Lot #: 46

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Ephemera archive from Hollywood

Title: Ephemera archive from Hollywood Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: 1930s-1950s Description: Approximately 36 items. Including: 4 photographs of the Orpheum Theatre in 1939. Each 4x6. * 21 issues of Rambling Reporter, issued by Warner Bros. Each from 1959. * 3 color lithograph folding "Homes

Lot #: 55

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Typed Letter Signed, on pictorial letterhead, from Lou Hare, Monterey...

Title: Typed Letter Signed, on pictorial letterhead, from Lou Hare, Monterey County Surveyor, to a Murdoch Nicholson Author: Hare, Lou G. Place: Salinas, CA Publisher: Date: Aug. 26, 1911 Description: 11x8¼. With pictorial envelope. Hare writes to Nicholson in Watsonville regarding a proposed survey

Lot #: 58

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Ninety pages about California monuments

Title: Ninety pages about California monuments Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: [c.1932] Description: 90 glossy pages, each with a photograph of the monument and a typed paragraph about it. Apparently a draft for a publication, the title and author unknown. A California guide, with blurbs about

Lot #: 59

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Promotional brochure for real estate in Belle Air Park, now San Bruno

Title: Promotional brochure for real estate in Belle Air Park, now San Bruno Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: c.1910 Description: [16] pp. including self-wrappers. Illustrated primarily from photographs; double-page bird's-eye view. 9x7¾, stapled wrappers. Scarce real estate brochure

Lot #: 69

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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California: Sonoma County Bargains. No. 8

Title: California: Sonoma County Bargains. No. 8 Author: ** Place: Petaluma Publisher: Date: 1904 Description: 29 + [3] ad pp. 2 illustrations from photographs; double-page map. 7½x4½, printed wrappers with map. Scarce promotional booklet for Sonoma County, and more particularly Petaluma, "a good

Lot #: 74

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Stanislaus County, California. Where all the Products of the Semi-Tropic...

Title: Stanislaus County, California. Where all the Products of the Semi-Tropic and Temperate Zones Grow. Now the Mecca of Home-Seekers! (wrapper title) Author: ** Place: Modesto, CA Publisher: Modesto Herald Print. Date: [1902] Description: [16] pp. Illustrated from photographs. 7x4, pictorial

Lot #: 76

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Ephemera archive from Canada

Title: Ephemera archive from Canada Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: 1910s-1950s Description: Approximately 86 items. Includes lithographed or embossed greeting cards (Christmas, Easter, etc.) from hotels, many 9x4 brochures for hotels or city guides with illustrated wrappers, menus from hotels or

Lot #: 78

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Genocide and Vendetta: The Round Valley Wars of Northern California

Title: Genocide and Vendetta: The Round Valley Wars of Northern California Author: Carranco, Lynwood and Estle Beard Place: Norman Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Date: [1981] Description: Red faux-leather, dust jacket. First Edition. Scarce and controversial history of the harsh treatment

Lot #: 81

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Carson Hill Gold Mining Corp., Sonora, California: Special Report to...

Title: Carson Hill Gold Mining Corp., Sonora, California: Special Report to Stockholders + two additional pieces Author: ** Place: [San Francisco] Publisher: Date: 1933 & 1937 Description: [18] pp. With illustration from photograph. 8¼x5¼, wrappers. 1937. * Celebrating the re-opening of Carson Hill

Lot #: 82

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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1925 Calendar: Margaret Williamson Hospital, West Gate, Shanghai

Title: 1925 Calendar: Margaret Williamson Hospital, West Gate, Shanghai Author: ** Place: Shanghai, China Publisher: Oriental Press Date: 1925 Description: [12] pp. With 6 halftone photographs. 4½x6, string-bound wrappers. Little calendar promoting the Shanghai hospital which served women and

Lot #: 89

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Lord Randolph Churchill

Title: Lord Randolph Churchill Author: Churchill, Winston Spencer Place: London Publisher: Macmillan Date: 1906 Description: 2 vols. xvi, [2], 564; viii, [2], 531 pp. Illustrated with photogravure portraits, facsimiles, etc. Red cloth lettered in gilt, gilt armorial shield on front covers. First

Lot #: 98

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force

Title: The Story of the Malakand Field Force Author: Churchill, Winston L. Spencer Place: London Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co. Date: 1898 Description: xiv, [2], 336 pp. Frontispiece and 6 maps (2 folding). (8vo) rebound in red cloth, title in gilt on spine. First Edition, Colonial Issue

Lot #: 107

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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The Arthur H. Clark Company: A Bibliography and History, 1902-1992

Title: The Arthur H. Clark Company: A Bibliography and History, 1902-1992 Author: Clark, Robert A. and Patrick J. Brunet Place: Spokane, WA Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Date: 1993 Description: 244 pp. Cloth. 1 of 500 copies. First Edition. Signed by the authors on the half title. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 116

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Denver and the Mountain Parks

Title: Denver and the Mountain Parks Author: ** Place: Denver Publisher: H.H. Tammen Date: [c. 1915] Description: 32 colored views, 8¼x10½, original wrappers, string bound. Attractive view book Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Lot Amendments Condition: Spine chipped, some light wear at wrapper edges

Lot #: 121

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Denver from Capitol - color photograph on pinback

Title: Denver from Capitol - color photograph on pinback Author: ** Place: No place Publisher: Date: c.1910 Description: 4½x6½ oval, with stand attached to back. Early plastic photographic reproduction. Lot Amendments Condition: Small crack in sky portion, very good or better. Item number: 206115

Lot #: 122

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 1 Apr 2010