Sale 631: Fine Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography

PBA Galleries
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94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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Date of the auction: 14.12.2017

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Recollections of a California Pioneer

Title: Recollections of a California Pioneer Author: Abbott, Carlisle Stewart Place: New York Publisher: The Neale Pub. Co. Date: 1917 Description: 235 pp. Frontispiece portrait. (8vo) original orange cloth, lettered in gilt. First Edition. Morgan describes this as "a livelier narrative than many

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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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, interleaved with titled pages. (Folio) 42.5x30.5 cm (16¼x12¼"), original white

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Yosemite and the Range of Light, Signed

Title: Yosemite and the Range of Light, Signed Author: Adams, Ansel Place: Boston Publisher: New York Graphic Society Date: 1979 Description: Introduction by Paul Brooks. Illustrated throughout from black and white photographs by Ansel Adams. (Oblong folio) 12x15, linen-backed cloth. First Edition

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Unique slave emancipation document signed by an anti-slavery Virginia woman...

Title: Unique slave emancipation document signed by an anti-slavery Virginia woman who was declared insane Author: Barbary [Barbara] Wilson Place: Publisher: Date: 1822 Description: Document Signed. Bath County, Virginia, Jan. 5, 1822. 1pg.+ court validation signed on verso by Charles L. Francisco

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Letter - Black woman, possible Underground Railroad fugitive from...

Title: Letter - Black woman, possible Underground Railroad fugitive from Massachusetts to Vermont Author: C. Leavitt Place: 1824 Publisher: Date: Description: Autograph Letter Signed. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 11, 1824. To Elllinor Rawson, Putney, Vermont. 1pg.+ stampless address leaf. “The black girl

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Dissertation On Servitude: Embracing An Examination Of The Scripture...

Title: Dissertation On Servitude: Embracing An Examination Of The Scripture doctrines on the subject, and An Inquiry Into The Character And Relations Of Slavery - New Haven clergyman’s rare Anti-Slavery book in original boards Author: Sawyer, Leicester A. Place: New Haven Publisher: Durrie & Peck

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Slave prices in Georgia and South Carolina, letter and document

Title: Slave prices in Georgia and South Carolina, letter and document Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1844-1863 Description: • Bryan, William J., Autograph Letter Signed, Monroe County, Georgia, January 30, 1844 to James Evers, Elizabeth Town, Bladen County, North Carolina. 2pp.+ stampless address

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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New York inter-racial marriage scandal – letter to Ulysses Grant’s future...

Title: New York inter-racial marriage scandal – letter to Ulysses Grant’s future brother-in-law Author: Hollister, Mrs. Amos Place: Publisher: Date: 1846 Description: Autograph Letter Signed. Noblesville, New York, Feb. 20, 1846. 3pp.+stampless address leaf. To her brother, Abel Rathbone Corbin

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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5 autograph documents about one (West) Virginia family’s slave-holding...

Title: 5 autograph documents about one (West) Virginia family’s slave-holding before and during the Civil War Author: Andrew Aldridge, et al Place: Publisher: Date: 1849-1862 Description: Five Autograph Documents Signed about the slave-holding trials and tribulations of the Andrew Aldridge family of

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Mentally-ill North Carolina woman’s anti-slave “delusions” - letter from...

Title: Mentally-ill North Carolina woman’s anti-slave “delusions” - letter from her husband to her Doctor Author: John W. Norwood Place: Publisher: Date: 1851 Description: Autograph Letter signed. Hillsborough, North Carolina. July 21, 1851. 3pp.+ stampless address leaf. To Dr. F.[rancis] T

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Astonishing legal deposition about an Alabama slave owner who violently...

Title: Astonishing legal deposition about an Alabama slave owner who violently assaulted his wife for slighting his slave mistress Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1853 Description: Manuscript Document Signed by William P. [Carter?], Commissioner. Interrogatory of Peyton L. Graves and his wife, Jane

Lot #: 11

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

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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New York Quaker denounces Stephen’s Douglas’ “infamous” compromise allowing...

Title: New York Quaker denounces Stephen’s Douglas’ “infamous” compromise allowing slavery in the Kansas and Nebraska Territories – letter to a Republican Party founder Author: Searing, John Place: Publisher: Date: 1854 Description: Autograph Letter Signed. Poplar Ridge, New York, “2 mo.” (Feb.) 20

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Reactionary Alabama clergyman’s printed prospectus, with handwritten...

Title: Reactionary Alabama clergyman’s printed prospectus, with handwritten letter, for a pro-slavery magazine Author: Williams, Rev. J.V. Place: Publisher: Date: 1857 Description: Printed 1 pg. Prospectus [erroneously signed “J. D. Williams”in type]. for an Alabama newspaper, “African Advocate and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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President Washington descendant and namesake rents out his slave

Title: President Washington descendant and namesake rents out his slave Author: Drew, F. W. Place: Charles Town, Virginia Publisher: Date: 1859 Description: Autograph Document Signed. Dec. 19, 1859. 1pg. with docketing note on verso. Receipt to George L. Washington for $20 payment for one year “hire

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Report of the Committee on Negro Lodges to the Grand Lodge of North...

Title: Report of the Committee on Negro Lodges to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 5865 - White Masons oppose Masonic lodges for freed slaves Author: Reade, E.G, H.H.Smith and Daniel Coleman Place: Raleigh, NC Publisher: Date: 1866 Description: 4 x 5.75”, 15pp. In original printed wrappers

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Letter as 20 year-old teacher

Title: Letter as 20 year-old teacher Author: Washington, Booker T. Place: West Virginia Publisher: Date: 1877 Description: Booker T. Washington. Autograph Letter Signed on 3 x 5" postcard, Malden, West Virginia, March 21 1877. Addressed by Washington on verso to General Samuel Armstrong, [Hampton

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Rare Black Baptist broadside for a Richmond, Virginia Religious Exhibition...

Title: Rare Black Baptist broadside for a Richmond, Virginia Religious Exhibition with a Jewish Old Testament theme - only known copy Author: Place: [Richmond, VA] Publisher: Date: 1882 ca. Description: Broadside. 6 x 9.5”: With the curious choice of Jewish biblical symbols for a Negro religious

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Countee Cullen teenaged poetry in 1921 high school yearbook

Title: Countee Cullen teenaged poetry in 1921 high school yearbook Author: Place: NY Publisher: Date: 1921 Description: Poems “Icarian Wings” and “The King is Dead! Long Live the King”, in The Clintonian, June 1921/ Twenty-first Annual of the De Witt Clinton High School. Original cloth. 7.5 x 10

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Proceedings of the First [Second, Fourth, Eleventh, Fourteenth, Fifteenth...

Title: Proceedings of the First [Second, Fourth, Eleventh, Fourteenth, Fifteenth] Annual Session of the National Negro Insurance Association Author: Place: Various places Publisher: Date: 1921-1935 Description: Six volume bound together. (8vo) red library cloth. Several wrapper bound in. Annual

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Alain Locke letter, "Father" of the Harlem Renaissance, passion for “Negro...

Title: Alain Locke letter, "Father" of the Harlem Renaissance, passion for “Negro artistic and cultural development” Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1927 Description: Alain Locke. Autograph Letter Signed. Washington, D.C., November 14, 1927. 1pg. To Marion Colvin Deane, Hampton Institute, Virginia

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Famed Black woman sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance encounters racism on a...

Title: Famed Black woman sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance encounters racism on a Boston bus, 1928 letter Author: Fuller, Meta V.W. Place: Farmington, MA Publisher: Date: 1928 Description: Autograph Letter Signed. Farmington, Mass. Jan. 5, 1928. To Marion C. Deane, a white Canadian woman who worked

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Original printed wedding invitation, Countee Cullen and W. E. B. DuBois...

Title: Original printed wedding invitation, Countee Cullen and W. E. B. DuBois’ daughter – Black “social event of the decade” Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1928 Description: Printed/engraved wedding invitation: Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Burghardt Du Bois request the honour of your presence at the

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Father” of Black history Carter Woodson

Title: “Father” of Black history Carter Woodson Author: Woodson, C.[arter] G. Place: Publisher: Date: 1928 Description: Typed form Letter Signed as Director, The Journal of Negro History, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1928. 1 pg. To Marion Deane

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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NAACP leader’s history of lynching in the South

Title: NAACP leader’s history of lynching in the South Author: White, Walter F. Place: Publisher: Date: 1929 Description: Typed Letter Signed as Assistant Secretary, NAACP. New York, July 25, 1929, 1pg. To Marion Deane, Hampton Institute, Virginia “Rope and Faggot” was White’s third book, but his

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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First voluminous census of African-Americans in the 20th century

Title: First voluminous census of African-Americans in the 20th century Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1935 Description: U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Negroes in the United States, 1920-1932 (Washington, D.C., 1935) original cloth. 9 x 12”, 845pp. Supplementing two census

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Four textbooks for segregated Negro schoolchildren

Title: Four textbooks for segregated Negro schoolchildren Author: Place: Publisher: Date: 1938 Description: Includes: • Akin, Emma E. “Negro Boys and Girls” and “Gifts”, 2 volumes [The Negro American Series] (Harlow Publishing, Oklahoma City, OK, c.1938. Original pictorial cloth. 5.5 x 7.5”, 142 and

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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A Brief History of 75 Years of Negro Progress / Souvenir of the… Negro...

Title: A Brief History of 75 Years of Negro Progress / Souvenir of the… Negro Progress Exposition, Detroit, May 1940 Author: Wesley, Charles H. and John C. Dancy Place: Detroit Publisher: Date: 1940 Description: 6 x 9”, 43pp. in original pictorial wrappers. Scarce. Included in this lot is a piece of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Negro Buyer’s Guide and Directory / Respectfully Dedicated to the American...

Title: Negro Buyer’s Guide and Directory / Respectfully Dedicated to the American Negro Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives - Columbus, Ohio Negro Business Directory of World War II, only known copy Author: Fletcher, L. P., ed. Place: Columbus, Ohio Publisher: (L. P. Fletcher and Associates) Date: 1944

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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The “Bronz”, Volume IV, Nos. 10 and 11, 1944-45 - only known copies of the...

Title: The “Bronz”, Volume IV, Nos. 10 and 11, 1944-45 - only known copies of the last issues of a Los Angeles Black magazine with important Hollywood association Author: Greene, Bene, editor Place: Los Angeles Publisher: Date: Dec. 1944 and Jan.-Feb. 1945 Description: 8.75 x 11.5”, 12pp. + original

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 14 Dec 2017

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Yukon Breezes

Title: Yukon Breezes Author: Yanert, William Place: Purgatory, Alaska Publisher: Wm. Yanert Date: [1935] Description: [iv], 193, [1 blank], + 5 typed leaves at rear. 25 leaves with handcolored illustrations in the margins; 40 inserted hand-colored plates. Pages 127-130 and the upper portion of page

Lot #: 30

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

Date: 14 Dec 2017