Sale 503: Rare Americana - African American History

PBA Galleries
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United States
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Date of the auction: 28.03.2013

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Archive of correspondence from Ansel Adams to his friend and physician

Title: Archive of correspondence from Ansel Adams to his friend and physician Author: Adams, Ansel Place: Salinas, CA Publisher: Date: 1978-1983 Description: 18 typed letters, signed. All on postcards or greeting cards with photographs by Ansel Adams. Various sizes 4¼x6" to 5x7". Also a typed note

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Two books with photographs by Ansel Adams

Title: Two books with photographs by Ansel Adams Author: Adams, Ansel Place: San Francisco Publisher: Sierra Club Date: [1960 & 1963] Description: Includes: * Adams, Ansel & Nancy Newhall. This is the American Earth. Green cloth, dust jacket. Second Printing. [1960]. * Newhall, Nancy. Ansel Adams

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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California Aeroscapes

Title: California Aeroscapes Author: Western Air Express Inc. Place: Publisher: Western Air Express Inc. Date: [c.1920s] Description: [8] pp. including wrappers. 4 color photographs. 5¼x7¼, white wrappers. In 1925, the United States Postal Service began to give airlines contracts to carry air mail

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1905 Looking For Peary in the Arctic

Title: Autograph Letter Signed - 1905 Looking For Peary in the Arctic Author: Swanton, Ella L. Place: Nome, Alaska Publisher: Date: September 7, 1905 Description: 4 pp. + original mailing envelope. To Arthur M. Compton, Portland, Oregon: “…Have just returned from a trip to the Arctic, went up to

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1901 Valdez Miner who would die carrying mail by...

Title: Autograph Letter Signed - 1901 Valdez Miner who would die carrying mail by dog sled Author: Tuffin, H.Y. Place: Valdez, Alaska Publisher: Date: Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 1901 Description: 6 pp. To his sister in Panora, Iowa: “…Ernest and I have been gone nearly two years now… a big transport, the

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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1899 Stereoview of Klondike gold mining

Title: 1899 Stereoview of Klondike gold mining Author: ** Place: Littleton, NH / NY Publisher: B.W. Kilburn / James M. Davis Date: c.1899 Description: 1 stereoview of “Scratching out the Precious Metal on French Hill, Alaska”. Kilburn produced some 50 stereoviews of the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Alaska Magazine - Volume 1, Numbers 2-5, 1927

Title: Alaska Magazine - Volume 1, Numbers 2-5, 1927 Author: Place: Juneau, AK Publisher: Alaska Magazine Inc. Date: 1927 Description: 4 issues (out of 5 published). Volume 1, Numbers 2-5. [49]-282 pp. (paginated continuously). Portraits, text illustrations, folding map laid in loose. 25.5x17.5 cm

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Gold Hunting in Alaska

Title: Gold Hunting in Alaska Author: Grinnell, Joseph Place: Elgin, IL Publisher: David C. Cook Date: [1901] Description: 96 pp. Edited by Elizabeth Grinnell. Title page portrait of the author, plus photograph illustrations throughout text. 20.5x18.5 cm (8x6½") white wrappers, illustrated and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Spring Tour to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the Yellowstone National...

Title: Spring Tour to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the Yellowstone National Park...Leaving the East Wednesday, May 24 [Wrapper cover title] Author: Raymond & Whitcomb's Tours 1905 Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Raymond & Whitcomb Company Date: 1905 Description: 16 pp. 2 photograph plates

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Lewis County Washington Very Cordially Invites You to Visit Its Exhibit at...

Title: Lewis County Washington Very Cordially Invites You to Visit Its Exhibit at the A.-Y.-P. Expositions, Seattle, Washington, Open June 1, 1909. Closes October 15, '09. Author: ** Place: Chehalis, WA Publisher: Bee-Nugget Print Date: 1909 Description: Single sheet, folded into a brochure. Map of

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$150 - US$200

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Three items of ephemera from the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909

Title: Three items of ephemera from the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909 Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: 1909 Description: Includes: * Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Seattle, U.S.A. June 1st to October 15th 1909. 24 pp. Illustrated from photographs, double-page ground plan. 16x9 cm (6¼x3½

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Curtis's Pocket Almanack for the Year 1803: To Which is Added a Register of...

Title: Curtis's Pocket Almanack for the Year 1803: To Which is Added a Register of New-Hampshire Author: Curtis, Samuel Place: Exeter Publisher: H. Ranlet Date: 1802 Description: 108 pp. 14.3x9 cm (5¾x3½"), period blue paper wrappers. Ink notations in a period hand on blank leaves. Sabin 18062. Lot

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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The First Explorations of the Trans-Allegheny Region by the Virginians...

Title: The First Explorations of the Trans-Allegheny Region by the Virginians, 1650-1674 Author: Alvord, Clarence Walworth and Lee Bidgood Place: Cleveland Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Company Date: 1912 Description: Illustrations from maps and facsimiles. (8vo) original red cloth, lettered in gilt

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Sixteen University of California Publications in American Archaeology and...

Title: Sixteen University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology Author: Place: Berkeley, California Publisher: University of California Press Date: 1907-1957 Description: 16 volumes. (8vo) each in gray or tan wrappers. Includes: * Varia Anthropologica (including) A Karuk

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Two acts of George III restricting the trade of the North American...

Title: Two acts of George III restricting the trade of the North American colonies, 1775 Author: ** Place: London Publisher: Charles Eyre and William Strahan Date: 1775 Description: Includes: * An Act to Restrain the Trade and Commerce of the Provinces of Massachuset's(sic) Bay and New Hampshire

Lot #: 15

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

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Album with 12 real photo postcards of Clarkdale and Yuma, Arizona

Title: Album with 12 real photo postcards of Clarkdale and Yuma, Arizona Author: ** Place: Arizona Publisher: Date: c.1910-14 Description: Real photo postcards are 9x14 cm., loose in corner splits on album leaves. Album is 14x20 cm. (5½x8"), paper wrappers. Captivating photographs of Arizona at the

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Indian Wars of Idaho

Title: Indian Wars of Idaho Author: Arnold, R. Ross Place: Caldwell, Idaho Publisher: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. Date: 1932 Description: 268 [1] pp. Illustrations from photographs, etc. (Small 8vo) original red cloth lettered in gilt. First Trade Edition. Signed on the title page by three members of

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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The Northwest Coast, including Oregon, Washington and Idaho, a series of...

Title: The Northwest Coast, including Oregon, Washington and Idaho, a series of articles upon the N.P.R.R. in its relations to the Basins of the Columbia and of Puget's Sound Author: Atkinson, George H. Place: Portland, OR Publisher: A.G. Walling Date: 1878 Description: 56 pp. Folding map. (8vo

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their...

Title: The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. Volume VI Author: Audubon, John James Place: New York Publisher: J.J. Audubon Date: 1843 Description: Volume VI only. viii, [9]-457, [2] pp. Illustrated with 70 hand-colored lithographed plates by J.T. Bowen

Lot #: 19

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

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their...

Title: The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. Volume VII Author: Audubon, John James Place: New York Publisher: J.J. Audubon Date: 1844 Description: Volume VII only. ix, [1], [9]-371, [2] pp. Illustrated with 80 hand-colored lithographed plates by J.T

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Official Automobile Blue Book, 1920. Volume Eight: California, Nevada...

Title: Official Automobile Blue Book, 1920. Volume Eight: California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona with extension routes into Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and New Mexico Author: ** Place: New York Publisher: Automobile Blue Book Publishing Co. Date: 1920 Description: 794 pp. Numerous maps, one of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Official Catalog Program of the Twenty-Third Annual Pacific Automobile Show

Title: Official Catalog Program of the Twenty-Third Annual Pacific Automobile Show Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: [Guaranty Ptg.] Date: 1938 Description: 32 pp. Numerous advertisements. 23.5x15 cm. (9¼x6"), original pictorial wrappers. Program for one of the leading automobile shows on

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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1920 Chinese-American Pilot in Redwood City - photograph

Title: 1920 Chinese-American Pilot in Redwood City - photograph Author: ** Place: Publisher: Date: Description: Original photograph. 8.5x14 cm (3¼x5½"). Photograph of a pilot, apparently Asian, seated on the wing of an airplane, inscribed “Sincerely Yours, Wallace S. Chinn. 7-13-20”. The picture

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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With Wings and Courage” [promotional booklet

Title: “With Wings and Courage” [promotional booklet] Author: Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute Place: Los Angeles, CA Publisher: Grand-Central Air Terminal Date: [c.1938] Description: 40 pp. Original blue wrappers, silver and red crest on front cover. Headed by a former Air Corps Major and

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Autograph Letter Signed - 1919 US Army Air Service’s Chief Test Pilot

Title: Autograph Letter Signed - 1919 US Army Air Service’s Chief Test Pilot Author: Schroeder, R.W. Place: Dayton, OH Publisher: Date: Oct. 18, 1919 Description: 2pp.+ original mailing envelope. To Chester Bohn (Bell Telephone engineer), Chicago: “…I am still at the flying game as you can see and

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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The Wilder Shore

Title: The Wilder Shore Author: Baer, Morley and David Rains Wallace Place: San Francisco Publisher: Sierra Club Books Date: [1984] Description: Text by David Rains Wallace. Foreword by Wallace Stegner. Illustrated throughout from photographs by Morley Baer, and with an original signed photograph

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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The Ohio Company of Virginia and the Westward Movement, 1748-1792: A...

Title: The Ohio Company of Virginia and the Westward Movement, 1748-1792: A Chapter in the History of the Colonial Frontier. Author: Bailey, Kenneth P. Place: Glendale Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Date: 1939 Description: With 5 maps & plans, 4 of them folding. Cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Baja California Travels Series

Title: Baja California Travels Series Author: Carpenter, Edwin & Glen Dawson, editors Place: Los Angeles Publisher: Dawson's Book Shop Date: 1965-92 Description: 51 volumes. Complete run from Volume 1 to 51. Numerous illustrations from facsimiles, photographs, drawings, engravings, maps, etc

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Diseños of California Ranchos Maps of thirty-seven Land Grants [1822-1846...

Title: Diseños of California Ranchos Maps of thirty-seven Land Grants [1822-1846], from the Records of the United States District Court, San Francisco Author: Becker, Robert H. Place: San Francisco Publisher: Book Club of California Date: 1964 Description: Illustrated with 37 color facsimiles of

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 28 Mar 2013

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Metal plate issued compliments of the Enterprise Brewing Co. of San Francisco

Title: Metal plate issued compliments of the Enterprise Brewing Co. of San Francisco Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: c.1890 Description: Metal plate with lithographed illustration of roses on front, printed on back. 26 cm. (10¼") in diameter. On verso is printed, "Compliments of

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 28 Mar 2013