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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The History of England from the Accession of King George the Third to the...

Title: The History of England from the Accession of King George the Third to the Conclusion of Peace in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three Author: Adolphus, John Place: London Publisher: T. Cadell and W. Davies Date: 1802 Description: 3 volumes. xxviii, 588; xii, 544;xvi, 600 pp

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

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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Collection of letters from a prospector in the Alaska gold fields

Title: Collection of letters from a prospector in the Alaska gold fields Author: ** Place: Dawson City Publisher: Date: 1898-1899 Description: 8 letters comprising 30 leaves (most written on both sides of sheet). Letters from R.M. Hough on the way to and after his arrival at Dawson City, Yukon

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

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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Two diaries of a Cabin Boy on board Alaska Packer's Association ships from...

Title: Two diaries of a Cabin Boy on board Alaska Packer's Association ships from 1924 & 1925 Author: ** Place: San Francisco to Bristol Bay, Alaska Publisher: Date: 1924 & 1925 Description: Two small diaries kept by Lawrence H. Larsen, a young (15 years old on his first voyage in 1924) Cabin Boy on

Lot #: 10

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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A Voyage Round the World, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

Title: A Voyage Round the World, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV Author: Anson, George Place: London Publisher: John and Paul Knapton Date: 1749 Description: [20], 417 pp. 42 copper-engraved maps and plates of view, diagrams, and plans, most are double page and/or folding. (4to) 11x8½, re-backed

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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The Practical House Carpenter

Title: The Practical House Carpenter Author: Benjamin, Asher Place: Boston Publisher: By the author Date: 1830 Description: 119 pp. 64 engraved plates. (4to) 10¾x8¾, period full calf. First Edition. An important 19th century architectural pattern book, quite influential in New England architecture

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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The Practical Builder, or Workman's General Assistant; Shewing the Most...

Title: The Practical Builder, or Workman's General Assistant; Shewing the Most Approved and Easy Methods for Drawing and Working the Whole or Separate Part of Any Building;... Author: Pain, William Place: Boston Publisher: John Norman Date: 1792 Description: 8 pp. 83 engraved plates. 10½x8¼, period

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Ephemera archive from Arizona and New Mexico

Title: Ephemera archive from Arizona and New Mexico Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: 1910s-1960s Description: Approximately 25 items. Including view books, such as the Zion Grand Canyon & Bryce Canyon souvenir view book, brochures, tour schedules, and other small items collected at New Mexico and

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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The John Askin Papers

Title: The John Askin Papers Author: Quaife, Milo M. Place: Detroit Publisher: Detroit Library Commission Date: 1928-31 Description: 2 volumes. [x], 657; [x], 829 pp. Maps, plates. (8vo) 9½x7, brown half morocco and cloth, spines lettered in gilt. One of 1000 copies. First Edition. Signed by Quaife

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Compilation of mimeographed newsletters, photographs, and other material...

Title: Compilation of mimeographed newsletters, photographs, and other material relating to the Northeastern Corvette Owner's Club Author: ** Place: No place Publisher: Date: 1959-1965 Description: Comprises hundreds of pages of newsletters, many with drawn illustrations, plus approx. 95

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Oakland: The Sensible Six

Title: Oakland: The Sensible Six Author: ** Place: Pontiac, MI Publisher: Oakland Motor Company Date: [c.1909] Description: 16 pp. Illustrated from photographs & diagrams. 10x8, stapled wrappers. Rare brochure for the six-cylinder automobile manufactured by the Oakland Motor Car Company from

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Official Souvenir Program and Catalog. Second Annual Automobile Salon De...

Title: Official Souvenir Program and Catalog. Second Annual Automobile Salon De Luxe, Palace Hotel, San Francisco, December 18, 19, 20, 1916 Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: 1916 Description: [12] pp. With numerous illustrated advertisements. 9¼x6¼, wrappers. * Plus 2 vintage

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Approximately 150 photographs documenting aviation across the globe in the...

Title: Approximately 150 photographs documenting aviation across the globe in the 1930s Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: 1930s Description: Approximately 150 photographs, including: 6½x8½ of an aerial view of Mussolini, Julius Coemboes (Prime Minister of Hungary) and crowd attending

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Zeppelin-Weltfahrten

Title: Zeppelin-Weltfahrten Author: ** Place: [Dresden] Publisher: Date: [1933] Description: 2 volumes. 265 mounted black & white photographs. 9½x13¼, original wrappers. First Edition. A history of the Graf Zeppelin airship from 1899 to the round the world flight in 1932. Lot Amendments Condition

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

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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The Biographical Album of Western Gunfighters

Title: The Biographical Album of Western Gunfighters Author: Bartholomew, Ed Place: Houston Publisher: Frontier Press of Texas Date: 1958 Description: Unpaginated. Illustrations from photographs, etc. (Oblong folio) 13¼x20, cloth backed pictorial boards. First Edition. More than 1000 biographical

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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A Story of the Red Cross: Glimpses of Field Work

Title: A Story of the Red Cross: Glimpses of Field Work Author: Barton, Clara Place: New York Publisher: D. Appleton Date: 1904 Description: Tan cloth, title printed in red, original dust jacket. First Edition. Inscribed from Clara Barton on the front free endpaper. Inscription begins with; "Mr

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 1 Apr 2010

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Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida...

Title: Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws, Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions; Together with

Lot #: 28

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

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