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The Zamorano 80 Collection of Daniel G. Volkmann Jr.

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1. ATHERTON, Gertrude [Franklin Horn]. The Splendid Idle Forties. Stories of Old California.... New York & London: Macmillan & Co., 1902. vii [3] 389 pp., 8 halftone plates by Harrison Fisher. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth in gilt and colors. First edition thus. ($100-200) More>>

2. AUSTIN, Mary [Hunter]. The Land of Little Rain. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1903. xi [5] 280 [2] pp., pictorial title page, frontispiece, 3 halftone plates and numerous marginal decorations by E. Boyd Smith, text illustrations. Square 8vo, original gilt-lettered olive green pictorial ribbed cloth, t.e.g. First edition of author’s first book, first printing. ($250-500) More>>

2A. AUSTIN, Mary [Hunter]. The Land of Little Rain. Boston & New York, [1903]. x [6] 280 [1] pp., pictorial title page, frontispiece, 3 halftone plates and numerous marginal decorations by E. Boyd Smith, text illustrations. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth. Later printing. ($30-60) More>>

2B. AUSTIN, Mary [Hunter]. The Land of Little Rain. Boston & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin and Company & Riverside Press, 1950. xviii [2] 133 [2] pp., 48 photoplates by Ansel Adams, endpaper maps. 4to, original yellow and orange cloth. First printing of this handsome edition of Austin’s 1903 classic, enhanced by the addition of Ansel Adams’s superb photographs. ($100-300) More>>

3. BANCROFT, H[ubert] H[owe]. Works. San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Company & The History Company, 1882-1890. 39 vols., complete (engraved portrait of Bancroft, maps, some folding, and text illustrations), 8vo, original full tan levant morocco, upper and lower covers gilt-ruled and gilt-decorated, spines gilt with raised bands, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges. First edition, mixed printings. (39 vols.) ($3,000-6,000) More>>

3A. BANCROFT, H[ubert] H[owe]. California Pastoral. The Works...History of Pastoral California 1769-1848 [Vol. 34 of the Works]. San Francisco: The History Co., 1888. vi, 808 pp. 8vo, original sheep, black leather spine labels. First edition. ($40-80) More>>

4. BEECHEY, F[rederick] W[illiam]. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering’s Strait...in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28.... London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1831. 2 vols., 4to, contemporary smooth tan calf. First edition, the preferred quarto edition. (2 vols.) ($3,000-6,000) More>>

4A. BEECHEY, F[rederick] W[illiam]. An Account of a Visit to California 1826-’27: Reprinted from a Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering’s Strait Performed in His Majesty’s Ship Blossom.... [San Francisco: Printed at the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California, [1941]. Small folio, original vellum over red cloth. Limited edition. ($100-300) More>>

5. BELL, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger; or, Early Times in Southern California. Los Angeles: Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, Printers, 1881. [3]-457 pp. (complete), quaint text vignettes and initial letters. 8vo, original green gilt-pictorial cloth ruled and decorated in black, beveled edges. First edition of the first cloth-bound book to be printed, bound, and published in the city of Los Angeles. First edition of the first cloth-bound book to be printed, bound, and published in the city of Los Angeles. ($300-600) More>>

6. BLEDSOE, Anthony J[ennings]. Indian Wars of the Northwest: A California Sketch. San Francisco: Bacon & Company, 1885. [5]-505 pp. (complete), errata slip tipped in at p. [9]. 8vo, original purple pebbled cloth, decorated in black and gilt-lettered. First edition. ($300-600) More>>

7. BOLTON, Herbert E[ugene]. Anza’s California Expeditions.... Berkeley: University of California Press, 1930. [24] 529 + [16] 473 + [22] 436 + [14] 552 + [20] 426 pp., 14 maps (some folding), 106 plates, 47 facsimiles. 5 vols., 8vo, original navy blue ribbed cloth. A few traces of shelf wear, otherwise very fine. First edition. (5 vols.) ($300-600) More>>

8. BORTHWICK, J[ohn] D[avid]. Three Years in California...with Eight Illustrations by the Author. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1857. vi [2] 384, 16 (ads) pp., 8 lithographs on tinted grounds (from drawings by author). 8vo, original red blindstamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First edition. ($300-600) More>>

9. BREWER, William H[enry]. Up and Down California in 1860-1864.... Edited by Francis P. Farquhar.... New Haven: Yale University Press, 1930. xxx, 601 pp., frontispiece portrait, numerous halftone plates (many from contemporary photographs and prints), folding map (supplied from another copy). 8vo, original navy blue cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First edition. ($400-800) More>>

10. BROWN, John H[enry]. Reminiscences and Incidents, of “The Early Days” of San Francisco.... Actual Experience of an Eye-Witness, from 1845 to 1850. San Francisco: Mission Journal Publishing Co., [1886]. [106] pp., foldout engraved untitled plan of San Francisco (19.5 x 27 cm; 7-5/8 x 10-5/8 inches). 8vo, original blindstamped gilt-lettered mustard cloth. First edition. ($400-800) More>>

10A. BROWN, John H[enry]. Reminiscences and Incidents, of the Early Days of San Francisco.... San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. [12] 138 [5] pp., title and text illustrations. 8vo, original natural linen over marbled boards, printed paper labels on spine and upper cover. Limited edition (500 copies), edited by Douglas Sloane Watson, added introduction and Reader’s Guide. ($50-100) More>>

11. BROWNE, John Ross. Report of the Debates in the Convention of California, on the Formation of the State Constitution, in September and October, 1849. Washington: John T. Towers, 1850. 479 [1, blank] xlvi (appendix) [1, contents] pp. 8vo, original brown blindstamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First edition. ($300-600) More>>

12. BRYANT, Edwin. What I Saw in California: Being the Journal of a Tour, by the Emigrant Route and South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, across the Continent of North America, the Great Desert Basin, and through California, in the Years 1846, 1847. New York: D. Appleton & Company; Philadelphia: Geo. S. Appleton, 1848. 455 pp. 12mo, original slate blue blindstamped cloth (rebacked by a rather heavy hand, original gilt-lettered spine preserved, new front endpapers). First edition. ($1,000-1,500) More>>

13. BURNETT, Peter H[ardeman]. Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer...the First Governor of the State of California. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1880. xiii [1] 448 [6, ads] pp. 12mo, original blindstamped blue cloth decorated in gilt and black. First edition. ($250-500) More>>

14. CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO. UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (Zachary Taylor). California and New Mexico. Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting Information in Answer to a Resolution of the House of the 31st of December, 1849, on the Subject of California and New Mexico. [Washington]: House Ex. Doc. No. 17, 1850. 976 pp., 7 lithographic maps (6 folding). Thick 8vo, original three-quarter sheep over marbled boards. First edition., House issue. ($400-800) More>>

15. CARRILLO, Carlos Antonio. Exposición dirigida á la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de la Unión por el Sr. D. Carlos Antonio Carrillo, diputado por la Alta California, sobre arreglo y administración del Fondo Piadoso [caption title]. [Mexico: Imprenta del C. Alejandro Valdés, September 15, 1831]. 16 pp. 8vo, protective marbled wrappers. First edition. ($15,000-30,000) More>>

15A. CARRILLO, Carlos Antonio. Exposition Addressed to the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union...Concerning the Regulation and Administration of the Pious Fund. Translated and Edited by Herbert Ingram Priestley.... San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1938. xx, 15 [1] pp.. 4to, original half green cloth over green boards, printed paper spine label. Signed by fine printer John Henry Nash on pastedown. ($50-100) More>>

16. CARSON, James H. Early Recollections of the Mines, and a Description of the Great Tulare Valley. Stockton: Published to Accompany the Steamer Edition of the “San Joaquin Republican”, 1852. 64 pp., foldout lithographic map: Map of the Southern Mines by C[harles] D[rayton] Gibbes. 1852. Lith. of Quirot & Co. corner Califa. & Mongy. Sts. S.F. (20.5 x 13.5 cm; 8 x 5-1/4 inches). 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers, cover title within rules. First edition. ($40,000-80,000) More>>

16A. CARSON, James H. Recollections of the California Mines: An Account of the Early Discoveries of Gold, with Anecdotes and Sketches of California and Miners’ Life.... Oakland: Biobooks, 1950. iii-ix [3] 113 [1, colophon] pp. (complete), 5 wood engravings by Henry Shire, folding facsimile of Gibbes’s Map of the Southern Mines, large folding map (facsimile of Gibbes’s 1850 Map of the San Joaquin River), illustrated endpapers. 8vo, original maroon cloth over tan cloth boards. Limited edition (750 copies), reprinted from the 1852 Stockton edition, with added notes by Sullivan. ($40-80) More>>

17. [CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne]. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches. By Mark Twain [pseud.]. Edited by John Paul [pseud. of Charles Henry Webb]. New York: C. H. Webb, Publisher, 1867. [1, blank] [1, publisher’s ad] 198 pp. 12mo, original green gilt-lettered cloth, gilt jumping frog in diagonal position on lower left corner of upper cover, blindstamped jumping frog in same position on lower cover, beveled edges. First edition of author’s first published book, first issue. ($6,000-12,000) More>>

18. CLEMENS, Samuel L[anghorne]. Roughing It by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens.).... Hartford: American Publishing Company, etc., 1872. xviii [19]-591 [1, ad] pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, 6 engraved plates, numerous text illustrations by True W. Williams and other artists. 8vo, original dark brown gilt-pictorial cloth. First American edition, state A. ($750-1,500) More>>

19. CLYMAN, James. James Clyman, American Frontiersman, 1792-1881.... San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1928. [3]-247 [4, index] pp. (complete), frontispiece portrait of Clyman (tipped-in silver gelatin photocopy, probably from an albumen photograph); plate (portrait of Hannah Mecombs Clyman, photographic print), 3 maps, text illustration (facsimile of a page from Clyman’s diaries). 8vo, original navy blue gilt-lettered cloth. First edition in book form. ($300-600) More>>

20. COLTON, Walter. Three Years in California.... New York: A. S. Barnes & Co.; Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co., 1850. 456 pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of Sutter by Burt, 12 engraved plates on tinted grounds, large folding facsimile, engraved map (Valley of the Sacramento and San Joaquin, J. W. Orr, N.Y., 14.5 x 8.5 cm; 5-3/4 x 3-3/8 inches), text illustrations, ads on front endpapers. 8vo, original brown blindstamped cloth with gilt vignette of the Great Seal of California on upper cover, spine gilt-lettered. First edition. ($300-600) More>>

21. COOLBRITH, Ina [Donna]. Songs from the Golden Gate.... With Illustrations by William Keith. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company; Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1895. vii [5] 159 pp., 4 halftone plates (photographs of William Keith’s paintings). 12mo, original gilt-lettered green cloth, gilt lyre on upper cover, t.e.g. Signed by author in pencil on front free endpaper. First edition. ($50-100) More>>

21A. COOLBRITH, Ina [Donna]. Songs from the Golden Gate.... Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company; Cambridge: The Riverside Press, [1895]. vii [5] 159 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait of author, 4 halftone plates (photographs of William Keith’s paintings). 12mo, original gilt-lettered white cloth, gilt lyre on upper cover, t.e.g. Author’s signed presentation copy to noted California artist Maynard Dixon and his wife. Fourth impression, with the lovely photogravure of the author that did not appear in the first impression. ($75-150) More>>

22. [COSTANSÓ, Miguel]. Diario histórico de los viages de mar, y tierra hechos al norte de la California....executados por la Tropa destinada á dicho objeto al mando de Don Gaspar de Portolá, Capitán de Dragones en el Regimiento de España.... Mexico: De Orden del Excmo. Sr. Virrey, Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, [1770]. [2] 56 pp., edges tinted yellow. Small folio, plain contemporary paper wrappers. First edition. ($40,000-80,000) More>>

22A. [COSTANSÓ, Miguel]. Diario histórico de los viages de mar, y tierra hechos al norte de la California.... N.p., n.d. [2] 56 pp. (photostatic facsimile on thick paper). Small folio, early-twentieth-century leather over plum cloth, gilt-lettered tan leather spine label. Spine worn, chipped, and abrading. The Lyman-Howell-Clifford copy. An exact photo facsimile of the original edition. ($50-100) More>>

22B. COSTANSÓ, Miguel. The Portolá Expedition of 1769-1770. Diary of Miguel Costansó.... Edited by Frederick J. Teggart. Berkeley: University of California, 1911. 167 pp., Spanish and English on facing pages, folding map of California by Costansó. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. First printing of a previously unpublished diary by Costansó in the Sutro Library in San Francisco. ($50-100) More>>

22C. COSTANSÓ, Miguel, et al. The Spanish Occupation of California: Plan for the Establishment of a Government. Junta or Council Held at San Blas, May 16, 1768. Diario of the Expeditions Made to California.... Translated from the Spanish Documents.... San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1934. xiv, 64 pp., title printed in red and black, woodcut portraits of Jose de Gálvez and Fray Junípero Serra, facsimile signatures, folding map. 4to, original tan cloth over orange patterned boards, printed paper spine label. Limited edition (550 copies). ($100-200) More>>

22D. [COSTANSÓ, Miguel]. Diario histórico de los viages de mar, y tierra hechos al norte de la California. Mexico: Edición Chimalistac, 1950. [3]-71 [2] pp. (complete), facsimile of title page of original edition of 1770. 8vo, original full crimson morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. The Henry H. Clifford copy. Second Spanish edition, limited edition (#75 of 100 numbered copies). This edition contains a historical introduction, footnotes, and index. ($150-300) More>>

23. COWAN, Robert Ernest. A Bibliography of the History of California and the Pacific West 1510-1906...Together with the Text of John W. Dwinelle’s Address on the Acquisition of California by the United States of America. San Francisco: [Edward Dewitt Taylor, John Henry Nash & Henry H. Taylor for] The Book Club of California, 1914. xxxi [3] 318 [3] pp. 4to, original tan linen over drab blue boards, printed paper spine label. First edition, limited edition (#8 of 250 copies); first book printed by The Book Club of California. ($300-600) More>>

23A. COWAN, Robert Ernest & Robert Graniss Cowan. A Bibliography of the History of California 1510-1930. San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1933. v [1, blank] 337 + [2, title] [339]-704 + [4] 705-825 (index) pp. 3 vols., 4to, original half beige linen over tan boards, printed paper spine labels. Second edition, revised and enlarged, limited edition (650 copies). (3 vols.) ($250-500) More>>

24. CUMMINS, Ella Sterling [Mighels]. The Story of the Files: A Review of Californian Writers and Literature...Issued under the Auspices of the World’s Fair Commission of California, Columbian Exposition, 1893. [San Francisco: Co-Operative Printing Co.], 1893. [6, ads] 460 [3, ads] pp., frontispiece, plates, numerous text illustrations (including halftone portraits), 2 errata sheets tipped in. 8vo, original brown pictorial boards, beveled edges, decorated endsheets. First edition. ($100-200) More>>

25. DALE, Harrison Clifford (ed.). The Ashley-Smith Explorations and the Discovery of a Central Route to the Pacific, 1822-1829, with the Original Journals.... Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1918. 352 pp., 2 maps, 3 plates. 8vo, original red cloth, t.e.g. First edition. ($600-1,200) More>>

26. [DANA, Richard Henry, Jr.]. Two Years before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. 483 pp. 16mo, original tan muslin printed in black. Preserved in a tan cloth slipcase. First edition of author’s first book, first issue. ($2,500-5,000) More>>

26A. DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years before the Mast.... New Edition, with Subsequent Matter by the Author. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1869. vii [1] 470 pp., text engraving. 12mo, original plum cloth. First expanded edition, with new preface, added chapter, and numerous corrections. ($300-600) More>>

26B. DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years before the Mast.... New York: [Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for] Random House, 1936. [2] xiii [1] 464 [1, colophon] pp., portrait of Dana, 14 plates (portraits, views, facsimiles). Large, thick 8vo, original cream leather over tan linen, spine lettered in brown. Limited edition. ($100-200) More>>

26C. DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years before the Mast.... With an Introduction by William McFee. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1947. 351 [1, colophon, signed and numbered] pp., colored woodcuts by Hans Mueller. Large 8vo, original white cloth, navy blue gilt leather label, top edges stained blue. Very fine in publisher’s slipcase. Bookplate of Dr. Roger K. Larson on front pastedown. Limited edition. ($50-150) More>>

27. DAVIS, William Heath. Sixty Years in California: A History of Events and Life in California; Personal, Political and Military, under the Mexican Regime; during the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and after the Admission of the State into the Union.... San Francisco: A. J. Leary, Publisher, 1889. xxii, 639 pp. Thick 8vo, original purple pebbled cloth, spine gilt-lettered, marbled edges. First edition. ($100-300) More>>

27A. DAVIS, William Heath. Seventy-Five Years in California: Recollections and Remarks by One Who Visited These Shores in 1831, and Again in 1833, and Except When Absent on Business Was a Resident from 1838 until the End of a Long Life in 1909. San Francisco: [Lawton & Alfred Kennedy for] John Howell–Books, 1967. xi [9] 345 pp., color frontispiece portrait, 19 plates (4 folding, some in color). Large 8vo, original gold cloth. Third edition, edited and corrected from Davis’s own copy of the 1889 original edition, with added illustrations, maps, and reference tools. ($50-100) More>>

28. DAVIS, Winfield J. History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892. Sacramento: Publications of the California State Library No. 1, 1893. [6] 711 pp., tipped-in errata slip at p. [1]. 8vo, original brown cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First edition. ($150-250) More>>

29. [DELANO, Alonzo]. Old Block’s Sketch-Book; or, Tales of California Life. Illustrated with Numerous Elegant Designs, by Nahl, the Cruikshank of California. Sacramento: James Anthony & Co., 1856. [2] iii [1] 78 [2, conclusion, verso blank] [2, ad for Union Printing, verso blank] pp., printed in double column, 15 wood-engraved plates (included in pagination) engraved by Thomas Armstrong after original artwork by Charles Nahl. 8vo, original light tan pictorial wrapper, sewn. First edition. ($3,000-6,000) More>>

29A. [DELANO, Alonzo]. Pen-Knife Sketches; or, Chips of the Old Block. A Series of Illustrated Letters, Written by One of California’s Pioneer Miners, and Dedicated to That Class of Her Citizens by the Author. Sacramento: Union Office, 1853. 112 pp., 24 wood-engraved plates (included in pagination) by Charles Nahl, text vignettes. 8vo, modern half dark red morocco over simulated marbled boards. First edition. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

29B. DELANO, Alonzo. Pen-Knife Sketches; or, Chips of the Old Block.... San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1934. xxi [1] 79 [1] pp., colored chapter heading illustrations and a few full-page illustrations after Nahl’s original plates. Large thin 8vo, original tan cloth over teal boards, printed paper spine label, illustrated paper label on upper cover (after illustration by Nahl). Limited edition (550 copies). ($50-150) More>>

30. DUFLOT DE MOFRAS, Eugène. Exploration du territoire de l’Orégon, des Californies et de la mer Vermeille, exécutée pendant les années 1840, 1841 et 1842.... Paris: Arthus Bertrand, Libraire de la Société de Géographie, 1844. Text: xii [4] 524 + [4] 514 pp., 8 engraved plates. Atlas (20 leaves on thick paper): 3 leaves (title and prelims); 13 leaves (22 engraved maps); 4 leaves (4 lithographic plates); large folding lithographic map with original hand-colored outlining, on thin paper. A fine to very fine and complete copy of this superb set, the plates and maps excellent. (3 vols.) ($20,000-$40,000) More>>

30A. DUFLOT DE MOFRAS, Eugène. Duflot de Mofras’ Travels on the Pacific Coast.... Translated, Edited, and Annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Foreword by Dr. Frederick Webb Hodge. Santa Ana: Fine Arts Press, 1937. xliv, 273 + x [2] 352 [1, colophon] pp., 5 plates, 4 maps (1 large, folding). 2 vols., 8vo, original brown leather over tan boards, gilt-lettered spines. First edition in English. (2 vols.) ($400-800) More>>

31. DUHAUT-CILLY, A[uguste Bernard]. Voyage autour du monde, principalement à la Californie et aux Iles Sandwich, pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, et 1829. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1834-1835. [14] 409 [1, blank] [2, errata, verso blank]; [4] 438 [2, errata, verso blank] pp., 4 lithographic views after the author-artist’s original artwork, printed on India paper and mounted (as issued), 1 folding table. 2 vols. in one, thick 8vo, contemporary smooth tan calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered red and black spine labels, spine with raised bands. First edition. ($10,000-20,000) More>>

31A. DUHAUT-CILLY, Auguste [Bernard]. Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829...con l’aggiunta delle osservazioni sugli abitanti di quei paesi di Paolo Emilio Botta Traduzione dal francese nell’italiano di Carlo Botta. Turin: Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841. xvi, 296 + 392 [2, errata] pp., 4 engraved plates. 2 vols., 8vo, original printed wrappers with typographic ornamental border. First edition in Italian, with Paolo Emilio Botta’s observations that did not appear in the original edition. (2 vols.) ($750-1,500) More>>

31B. DUHAUT-CILLY, A[uguste Bernard]. Voyage autour du monde, principalement à la Californie et aux Iles Sandwich, pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, et 1829 [caption title: Duhaut-Cilly’s Account of California in the Years 1827-28 Translated from the French by Charles Franklin Carter]. San Francisco: California Historical Society Quarterly, 1929. [2, facsimile of original title page] 131-336 pp. (complete). Large 8vo, modern half crimson morocco over red cloth, spine gilt-lettered and with raised bands. First edition in English, offprint containing selections from the California portion of the circumnavigation. ($30-60) More>>

32. DWINELLE, John W[hipple]. The Colonial History of the City of San Francisco: Being a Synthetic Argument in the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land Claimed by That City. San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Book and Job Printers, 1863. [6] 102 [2, blank] 115 (addenda) pp., engraved frontispiece map (included in pagination): San Francisco Peninsula (16 x 11.7 cm; 6-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches). 8vo, modern half tan morocco over marbled boards. First edition. ($500-1,000) More>>

32A. DWINELLE, John W[hipple]. The Colonial History of the City of San Francisco.... San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1866. 3 lithographic plates, 2 maps. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter brown sheep over marbled boards, spine gilt-lettered and decorated in black, raised bands, marbled endpapers. “Third edition” (printed on title), second issue, the best edition, with much added material over the first edition. ($600-1,200) More>>

33. EMORY, W[illiam] H[emsley]. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers...Made in 1846-7, with the Advanced Guard of the “Army of the West.” Washington: Senate Executive Document No. 7 [30th Congress, 1st Session] Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. 416 pp., 40 lithographic plates (26 views, Native Americans, and natural history by E. Weber + 12 botanicals by Endicott + 2 anonymous botanicals), text illustrations, 4 maps. 8vo, original brown cloth, printed paper spine label. First edition, the Senate issue. ($500-1,000) More>>

33A. EMORY, W[illiam] H[emsley], [James William] Abert, [Philip St. George] Cooke & [A. R. Johnston]. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California.... Washington: House Executive Document No. 41 [30th Congress, 1st Session] Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. 614 pp., 64 lithographic plates, text illustrations, 6 maps. First edition, House issue, containing the full Emory report with all maps and plates, and augmented with additional reports by Abert, Cooke, and Johnston (Abert’s report is one of the earliest U.S. publications relating to New Mexico); with the first printed map of New Mexico made public by the War Department; the first printed view of Santa Fe; and the 24 plates in the Abert report unattributed and in superior style. ($600-1,200) More>>

34. ENGELHARDT, Zephyrin. The Missions and Missionaries of California. San Francisco: James H. Barry Company, 1908-1912-1913-1915-1916. xxii, 654 + xlvi [2] 682 + xviii, 663 + xxvii [1] 817 + [8] 186 pp., frontispieces, plates (halftones, views, portraits), maps (including 3 folding), 2 folding charts, text illustrations (some full-page), facsimiles, tipped-in errata slip. 5 vols., 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spines. First edition. (5 vols.) ($300-600) More>>

35. [PORTOLÁ, Gaspar de (attrib.)]. Estracto de noticias del puerto de Monterrey, de la missión, y presidio que se han establecido en el con la denominación de San Carlos, y del sucesso de las dos expediciones de mar, y tierra que a este fin se despacharon en el año proximo anterior de 1769 [caption title]. [Colophon: Mexico, August 16, 1770]. [5] pp. Small folio, plain protective wrappers (on laid paper with watermark 1832). An exceptionally fine copy, apparently removed from a larger legajo at some point in time, with contemporary ink foliation at top right of each leaf (225, 226, 227). Preserved in chemise and slipcase of half navy blue levant morocco over marbled boards. Exceedingly rare. First edition, the folio issue, for official circulation. ($45,000-90,000) More>>

35A. [PORTOLÁ, Gaspar de]. Noticias de California. First Report of the Occupation by the Portolá Expedition, 1770.... San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1958. 53 pp., folding maps, facsimiles of the 4to and folio editions of the Estracto de Noticias, illustration of Presidio de Monterey. Small folio, original cloth-backed grey boards. Very fine in d.j. Limited edition (400 copies). ($30-60) More>>

36. FARNHAM, Thomas J[efferson]. Travels in the Californias, and Scenes in the Pacific Ocean. New York: Saxton & Miles, 1844. 416 pp., engraved frontispiece, folding cerographic map: Map of the Californias by T. J. Farnham...Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1845... (35.2 x 27.5 cm; 13-7/8 x 10-3/4 inches). 8vo, original blue blindstamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First edition. ($10,000-20,000) More>>

36A. FARNHAM, Thomas J[efferson]. Pictorial Edition!!! Life, Adventures, and Travels in California...to Which Are Added the Conquest of California, Travels in Oregon, and History of the Gold Regions. New York: Cornish, Lamport & Co., 267 Pearl-Street., 1851. iv [5]-475 [1, engraving of The Great Seal of the State of California] 479-514 pp. (complete), frontispiece, 52 text illustrations (all full-page). Thick 8vo, original black embossed cloth (rebacked in plain black cloth, new paper spine label and endpapers), marbled edges. “Pictorial Edition” with added illustrations and additional material. ($150-300) More>>

36B. FARNHAM, Thomas J[efferson]. Pictorial Edition!! Life, Adventures, and Travels in California.... New York: Sheldon, Blakeman & Co., 1857. iv [5]-448 [451]-466 [467]-468 pp. (complete), frontispiece, 43 text illustrations (all full-page). Thick 8vo, original brown blindstamped cloth with embossed gilt and red design with bears on upper and lower covers, spine gilt-decorated. Yet another version of the oft-reprinted Pictorial Edition.       ($100-200) More>>

37. FIGUEROA, José. Manifiesto á la República Mejicana que hace el General de Brigada José Figueroa, Comandante General y Gefe Político de la Alta California, sobre su conducta y de los Señores D. José María de Híjar y D. José María Padrés, como Directores de Colonización en 1834 y 1835. Monterey: Imprenta del C. Agustín V. Zamorano, 1835. [4] 183 [1] pp. (last two leaves supplied in barely detectable expert facsimile on old paper). 16mo, original plain brown paper wrappers, sewn. First edition. ($30,000-50,000) More>>

37A. FIGUEROA, José. The Manifesto, Which the General of Brigade, Don José Figueroa, Commandant-General and Political Chief of U. California, Makes to the Mexican Republic.... San Francisco: San Francisco Herald Office, 1855. 104 [1, dedication] pp. 8vo, original gilt-lettered brown calf. First edition in English. ($700-1,400) More>>

37B. FIGUEROA, José. Manifesto to the Mexican Republic...Translated, with an Introduction and Notes by C. Alan Hutchinson. Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press, [1978]. [10] 156 pp., including facsimile of the original. 4to, original brown cloth. Scholarly edition, with introduction, notes, bibliography, and index. ($20-40) More>>

38. FORBES, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from Their First Discovery to the Present Time, Comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce.... London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1839. xvi, 352 pp., lithographic frontispiece of Father Antonio Peyri, 9 lithographic plates, folding lithographic map of California on thin paper with original outline coloring in red, green, and yellow. 8vo, original blindstamped plum cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First edition. ($1,200-2,400) More>>

38A. FORBES, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California from Their Discovery to the Present Time.... San Francisco: Thomas C. Russell, 1919. 10, xvi, 372 pp., 10 hand-colored plates. Royal 8vo, original tan boards, printed paper spine label. Limited edition (#30 of 250 copies, signed by publisher). ($100-300) More>>

38B. FORBES, Alexander. California: A History of Upper and Lower California.... San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1937. [1, facsimile of original title page] [3] xxxi [1] 229 [1, colophon] pp., decorated title and chapter headings, frontispiece portrait, folding map, text illustrations (full-page, from original plates). Large 8vo, original brown cloth over marbled boards, printed paper spine label. Superb condition. Limited edition (250 signed copies). ($100-200) More>>

39. FRÉMONT, J[ohn] C[harles & Jessie Benton Frémont]. Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-’44.... Washington: [Senate 174, 28th Congress, 2nd Session] Gales and Seaton, Printers, 1845. 693 pp., 22 lithographic plates (views, fossils, botany, 19 by Weber), 5 lithographic maps [see list of maps in complete description]. Thick 8vo, original dark brown blindstamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered (expertly rebacked, original spine preserved). First edition. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

40. HARTE, [Francis] Bret[t]. The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870. iv [4] 239 pp. 12mo, original plum blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine with publisher’s device. First edition. ($400-800) More>>

40A. HARTE, [Francis] Bret[t] . The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870. iv [4] 256 pp. 12mo, original plum blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine with publisher’s device. With author’s original autograph letter relating to publication of this book, signed and written in purple ink on stationery of The Overland Monthly with engraved illustration of bear, to Fields, Osgood & Co.: “...I shall endeavor to send copy for the projected book by Decem. 1st....I am quite satisfied with the terms you have already indicated. I propose to call the volume ‘Roaring Camp and Other Camps; being Sketches of California Life and Character.’” Second American edition, with the added short story “Brown of Calaveras” (not present in first edition). ($250-500) More>>

40B. HARTE, [Francis] Bret[t] . The Luck of Roaring Camp: A Story by Bret Harte.... San Francisco: [Grabhorn Press for] Ransohoff, 1948. [8] 16 [1] pp., 4 large illustrations including divisional title in gold, colored by Mallette Dean. Folio, original maroon cloth over maroon boards lettered and decorated on front cover, paper spine label printed in gold. Limited edition (300 copies). ($75-150) More>>

41. HASTINGS, Lansford W[arren]. The Emigrants’ Guide, to Oregon and California, Containing Scenes and Incidents of a Party of Oregon Emigrants; a Description of Oregon; Scenes and Incidents of a Party of California Emigrants; and a Description of California; with a Description of the Different Routes to Those Countries; and All Necessary Information Relative to the Equipment, Supplies, and the Method of Traveling. By [the] Leader of the Oregon and California Emigrants of 1842. Cincinnati: Published by George Conclin, Stereotyped by Shepard & Co., 1845. 152 pp. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers, title within typographical ornamental border. First edition. ($50,000-100,000) More>>

42. HITTELL, Theodore H[enry]. The Adventures of James Capen Adams, Mountaineer and Grizzly Bear Hunter, of California. San Francisco: Towne and Bacon, Printers and Publishers, 1860. 378 pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of author, 11 engraved plates by Eastman and Loomis after drawings by Charles Nahl. 8vo, original brown blindstamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First edition. ($750-1,500) More>>

43. HITTELL, Theodore H[enry]. History of California. San Francisco: [vol. 1] Pacific Press Publishing House & Occidental Publishing, 1885; [vols. 2, 3 & 4]: N. J. Stone & Company, 1897. 799 + 823 + 891 + 858 pp. 4 vols., large 8vo, original full sheep, red and black morocco spine labels, edges and endpapers marbled.. First edition. (4 vols.) ($200-400) More>>

44. HOFFMAN, Ogden. Reports of Land Cases Determined in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. June Term, 1853, to June Term, 1858, Inclusive...Volume I [all published]. San Francisco: Numa Hubert, Publisher, 1862. vii [1] [9]-458, 146 pp. Large 8vo, original full law sheep, red and black leather spine labels. First edition. ($2,000-4,000) More>>

45. [IDE, Simeon]. A Biographical Sketch of the Life of William B. Ide: With a Minute and Interesting Account of One of the Largest Emigrating Companies (3000 Miles Over Land), from the East to the Pacific Coast. And What Is Claimed As the Most Authentic and Reliable Account of “The Virtual Conquest of California, in June, 1846, by the Bear Flag Party,” As Given by Its Leader, the Late Hon. William Brown Ide. [Claremont, New Hampshire]: Published for the Subscribers, [1880]. [2, half-title: Scraps of California History Never Before Published, verso blank] 239 [1, “The Inscription”] pp. 16mo, original brown cloth with decoration and ruling in black, upper cover gilt-lettered. First edition. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

45A. IDE, Simeon. The Conquest of California: A Biography of William B. Ide...with Map and Illustrations.... Oakland: [Printed at The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, for] Biobooks, 1944. [10] 188 [1] pp., frontispiece, plates, folding colored map (Map of Sonoma County California 1877). 8vo, original maize cloth over red boards, printed paper spine label. Limited edition (500 copies). ($50-100) More>>

46. JACKSON, Helen [Maria Fiske Hunt]. Ramona. A Story. By Helen Jackson (H. H.).... Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. [2] 490 [4, ads] pp. 12mo, original slate green cloth decorated in gilt and brown, spine gilt-lettered, floral endpapers. First edition. ($300-600) More>>

47. KING, Clarence. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. [6] 292 pp. 12mo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, beveled edges. First edition. ($400-800) More>>

48. KOTZEBUE, Otto von. Entdeckungs-Reise in die Süd-See und nach der Berings-Strasse zur Erforschung einer nordöstlichen Durchfahrt. Unternommen in den Jahren 1815, 1816, 1817 und 1818.... Weimar: Gebrüdern Hoffmann, 1821. [4] 91 [1, blank] [2, half-title, verso blank] [93]-168; 176; [2] 240 [1] [4, Inhalt] [2] xviii pp., 20 copper-engraved and aquatint plates (views, natives of Alaska, Hawaii, and Micronesia, and natural history by Louis Choris and other artists; 19 of which are fully colored and on thick wove paper, 4 double-page), 6 copper-engraved maps (5 folding), 2 folding tables. 3 vols. in one, 4to, contemporary three-quarter sheep over tree calf, original orange gilt-lettered spine label. First edition. ($7,500-15,000) More>>

48A. KOTZEBUE, Otto von. A Voyage of Discovery into the South Sea, and to Beering’s Straits, for the Purpose of Exploring a North-East Passage, Undertaken in the Years 1815-1818.... London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. xv [2] 358 + [4] 433 [1] + [4] 442 pp., 9 copper-engraved plates (8 hand-colored) and 7 copper-engraved maps (4 folding). 3 vols., 8vo, three-quarter nineteenth-century red morocco over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt, with raised bands, edges tinted yellow. First English edition. (3 vols.) ($2,500-5,000) More>>

48B. MAHR, August C. The Visit of the “Rurik” to San Francisco in 1816.... Stanford: Stanford University Press, etc., 1932. 194 pp., frontispiece halftone of California poppy, halftone plates after iconography from the expedition. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Scholarly edition. ($30-60) More>>

49. [LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup]. Voyage de La Pérouse Autour du Monde, Publié Conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et Rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau, Général de Brigade dans le Corps du Génie.... Paris: De L’Imprimerie de la République, [Imprimé par les soins de P. D. Duboy-Laverne] An V. (1797). 5 vols.: 4 vols., 4to (text) + folio (atlas). Some outer wear to atlas, but overall very fine, all of the maps, charts, and plates fresh, bright, and in good, strong impressions. First edition, the desirable large paper copy, Forbes binding A. (5 vols.) ($15,000-30,000) More>>

49A. LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup. A Voyage round the World in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788.... Edited by M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.... London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1798. x [2] 532 + x, 498 + viii, 446, 60 (tables) pp., copper-engraved frontispiece portrait, 41 copper-engraved plates, maps, and charts (some folding), printed music in text. 3 vols., 8vo, contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, spines with red morocco gilt-lettered labels. First edition in English. (3 vols.) ($600-1,200) More>>

49B. LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup. A Voyage round the World, Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788.... London: Printed by A. Hamilton, for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; J. Edwards, Pall-Mall; and T. Payne, Mews-Gate, Castle-Street, 1799 (text) & 1798 (atlas). 3 vols.: 2 vols., 4to (text) + folio (atlas). First complete edition in English, “best English edition” (Howes) (3 vols.) ($4,000-8,000) More>>

50. LEONARD, Zenas. Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard, a Native of Clearfield County, Pa. Who Spent Five Years in Trapping for Furs, Trading with the Indians &c. &c., of the Rocky Mountains: Written by Himself. Clearfield, Pennsylvania.: D. W. Moore, 1839. iv, 87 pp., printed in double column. 8vo, original rose cloth embossed in floral pattern. First edition. ($40,000-80,000) More>>

50A. LEONARD, Zenas. Adventures of Zenas Leonard, Fur Trader and Trapper 1831-1836, Reprinted from the Rare Original of 1839.... Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1904. 317 pp., plates, portraits, facsimiles, folding map. 8vo, original navy blue cloth, spine gilt-lettered. Limited edition (520 copies). ($150-300) More>>

51. MANLY, William Lewis. Death Valley in ’49. Important Chapter of California Pioneer History. The Autobiography of a Pioneer, Detailing His Life from a Humble Home in the Green Mountains to the Gold Mines of California; and Particularly Reciting the Sufferings of the Band of Men, Women, and Children Who Gave “Death Valley” Its Name. San Jose: Pacific Tree and Vine Co., 1894. 498 pp., frontispiece halftone portrait of author, 3 halftone plates, a few text illustrations. 8vo, original ochre cloth, title and decorative bands in black on upper cover and in blind on back cover, spine gilt-lettered, floral-patterned endpapers. First edition. ($200-400) More>>

52. MARRYAT, Frank [Samuel Francis]. Mountains and Molehills; or, Recollections of a Burnt Journal...with Illustrations by the Author. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855. x [2] 443 pp., engraved illustrated title, 8 tinted lithographic plates drawn on stone by Messrs. Hanhart from artwork by Marryat, 18 engraved text illustrations. 8vo, early three-quarter smooth red calf over red cloth, spine with green gilt-lettered label, restrained gilt ornamentation, and raised bands, marbled edges. First edition. ($600-1,200) More>>

53. McGLASHAN, C[harles] F[ayette]. History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierras. Truckee: Published by Crowley and McGlashan, (Proprietors Truckee Republican), [1879]. 193 pp. 8vo, original full sheep, gilt-lettered dark green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. First edition. ($600-1,200) More>>

53A. McGLASHAN, C[harles] F[ayette]. Terrible! Thrilling! True! History of the Donner Party. A Tragedy of the Sierra [view, with “Photo Eng. Co. White” at lower right corner] Price, Paper, - - $1.00. Sent Prepaid to any Address on Receipt of Price, by the Author C. F. McGlashan, Truckee, Cal. Sacramento: H. S. Crocker & Co., [1879]. Broadside advertisement printed on heavy paper in blue with red and green decorative border (27.7 x 35.5 cm; 11 x 14 inches). Fine. Promotional for McGlashan’s book. Scarce ephemeron. ($300-600) More>>

54. McGOWAN, Edward. Narrative of Edward McGowan, Including a Full Account of the Author’s Adventures and Perils while Persecuted by the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856.... San Francisco: Published by the author, 1857. viii [9]-240 pp., 9 engraved text illustrations, 7 of which are full-page (some signed by Huestis). 12mo, original buff printed wrappers with engraved portrait of McGowan and facsimile of his signature, title within typographical border, sewn. First edition. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

54A. MCGOWAN, Edward. Narrative of Edward McGowan.... San Francisco: Published by the author, 1857. Another copy. 12mo, early- or mid-twentieth-century three-quarter brown morocco over tan cloth, spine gilt-lettered, raised bands (binder’s identifying stamp on front endpaper, but indecipherable). ($400-800) More>>

54B. MCGOWAN, Edward. Narrative of Edward McGowan.... San Francisco: Thomas C. Russell, 1917. [1, limitation leaf] 6 [2, facsimile of wraps] 240 pp., facsimile of original wrappers printed in orange, text illustrations on maize grounds, decorated chapter headings and vignettes. 12mo, original slate green boards, printed paper spine label. Second edition, limited edition (#1 of 200 copies). ($100-300) More>>

55. MILLER, Joaquin [Cincinnatus Hiner]. Life amongst the Modocs: Unwritten History. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1873. viii, 400 pp. 8vo, original brown cloth decorated and lettered in black on upper cover, spine gilt-lettered, beveled edges. First edition. ($200-400) More>>

56. MUIR, John. The Mountains of California. New York: Century Co., 1894. [iii]-xiii [3] 381 pp. (complete, including frontispiece), numerous halftone illustrations (some full-page), 2 maps. 12mo, original tan pictorial cloth decorated in gilt and green, gilt-lettering on spine and upper cover, t.e.g. First edition, first issue, of author’s first major book. ($300-600) More>>

56A. MUIR, John. The Mountains of California. New York: Century Co., 1894. [iii]-xiii [3] 381 pp. (complete, including frontispiece), numerous halftone illustrations (some full-page), 2 maps. 12mo, original tan pictorial cloth decorated in gilt and green, gilt-lettering on spine and upper cover, t.e.g. Laid in is Muir’s lengthy original autograph letter signed, with superb content, to Charles F. Lummis. First edition, second issue. ($2,000-4,000) More>>

57. NEWMARK, Harris. Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913. Containing the Reminiscences of Harris Newmark, Edited by Maurice H. Newmark and Marco R. Newmark.... New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1916. xxviii [2] 688 pp., frontispiece portrait from an engraving, numerous plates (from vintage photographs and prints), map. 8vo, original maroon cloth, spine gilt-lettered, t.e.g. First edition. ($100-300) More>>

57A. NEWMARK, Harris. Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913.... Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company; Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1930. xxxv [1] 744 pp., frontispiece portrait, numerous plates. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. Third and best edition, greatly enlarged. ($40-80) More>>

58. NORRIS, Frank [Benjamin Franklin]. McTeague: A Story of San Francisco by...Author of “Moran of the Lady Letty.” New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. [6] 442 [4, ads] pp. 8vo, original red vertical ribbed cloth decorated and lettered in white. First edition, first issue. ($500-1,000) More>>

58A. NORRIS, Frank [Benjamin Franklin]. A Story of San Francisco...McTeague, Introduction by Charles G. Norris...An Exact Printing of the Text from the First Edition. San Francisco: Colt Press, 1941. [10] 390 [1, colophon] pp., title and text illustrations by Otis Oldfield (hand-colored). 4to, original black buckram over floral cloth in jewel tones and gilt, printed red spine label. Limited edition (500 copies). Designed by Jane Grabhorn and William Roth. ($50-100) More>>

59. PALÓU, Francisco. Relación histórica de la vida y apostólicas tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junípero Serra, y de las misiones que fundó en la California septentrional, y nuevos establecimientos de Monterey.... Mexico: Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1787. [28] 344 pp., copper-engraved allegorical portrait of Serra performing apostolic labors, folding copper-engraved map. 8vo, original vellum, spine with original manuscript lettering in sepia ink. First edition, second issue. ($4,000-8,000) More>>

59A. PALÓU, Francisco. Francisco Palóu’s Life and Apostolic Labors of the Venerable Father Junípero Serra, Founder of the Franciscan Missions of California. Pasadena, California: George Wharton James, 1913. xxxiv, 338 [1] pp., plates (included in pagination), folding map. 8vo, original brown cloth. First complete edition in English. ($50-100) More>>

59B. PALÓU, Francisco. The Expedition into California of the Venerable Padre Fray Junípero Serra and His Companions in the Year 1769...and Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Serra, Palóu, and Galvéz.... San Francisco: Nueva California Press, 1934. [4] iii [1, blank] 124 [1, colophon] pp., frontispiece portrait (sepia halftone after portrait of Father Serra in the original edition), 4 facsimiles, folding map. 4to, original half vellum over gold boards printed in terracotta, spine lettered in terracotta. Limited edition (#152 of 400 copies, signed by editor and with the facsimiles that did not appear in the trade edition). ($75-150) More>>

59C. [PALÓU, Francisco]. [MAGEE, David]. An Original Leaf from Francisco Palóu’s “Life of the Venerable Father Junípero Serra” 1787: A Keepsake Presented by the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco on the Occasion of Their Visit to The Zamorano Club of Los Angeles September 20-21, 1958. [San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1958]. [8] leaves, original leaf from the first edition of Palóu’s Relación histórica de la vida y apostólicas tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junípero Serra (see Item 59 above) tipped onto leaf [3] (pp. 159/160, with text referring to the Anza expedition and Monterey), gilt and red initial letter on leaf [4]. Folio. Limited edition (177 copies, signed by David Magee). ($150-250) More>>

60. PATTIE, James O[hio]. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky, during an Expedition from St. Louis, through the Vast Regions between That Place and the Pacific Ocean, and Thence Back through the City of Mexico to Vera Cruz, during Journeyings of Six Years.... Cincinnati: John H. Wood, 1831. 300 pp., 5 engraved plates by W. Woodruff of Cincinnati. 12mo, original tree sheep, original dark reddish brown gilt-lettered spine label. First edition of "the first printed narrative of an overland journey to California." ($20,000-40,000) More>>

60A. [PATTIE, James Ohio]. Early Western Travels 1748-1846.... Edited...by Reuben Gold Thwaites.... Vol. XVIII...Pattie’s Personal Narrative, 1824-1830.... Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1905. 379 [4] pp., plates (halftones after plates in original edition). 8vo, original burgundy cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. Scholarly edition. ($50-100) More>>

61. POWERS, Stephen. Afoot and Alone: A Walk from Sea to Sea by the Southern Route. Adventures and Observations in Southern California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, etc.... Hartford: Columbian Book Company, 1872. [vii]-xvi [17]-327 [1] [1, ad] pp. (complete), engraved frontispiece and plates by True Williams, text illustrations. 8vo, original brown gilt-pictorial cloth with design repeated on verso in blind, gilt-lettered spine. First edition. With this volume we include Powers's California Indian Characteristics and Centennial Mission to the Indians of Western Nevada and California.... (2 vols.) ($200-400) More>>

62. [REGLAMENTO]. CALIFORNIA (Province). LAWS. Reglamento para el gobierno de la Provincia de Californias. Aprobado por S. M. en Real Órden de 24. de octubre de 1781. Mexico: Por D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1784. [2] 37 [1] pp., engraved royal arms on title. Small folio, modern grey protective wrappers. First edition of "the earliest collection of decrees and ordinances prepared for the government of Upper California." ($125,000-250,000) More>>

62A. [REGLAMENTO]. ARRILLAGA, Basilio José. Recopilación de leyes, decretos, bandos, reglamentos, circulares y providencias de los supremos poderes y otras autoridades de la República Mexicana. Formada de órden del supremo gobierno...de enero a diciembre de 1828. Mexico: J. M. Fernández de Lara, 1838. [4] 297 [37, indices] [1, errata] pp. 8vo, contemporary full Mexican tree sheep, spine gilt-lettered, sprinkled edges. First collected edition of the laws of Mexico for 1828, containing the second printing of the Reglamento para el gobierno de la Provincia de Californias (pp. 121-75). ($400-800) More>>

62B. [REGLAMENTO]. CALIFORNIA (Province). LAWS. Regulations for Governing the Province of the Californias.... [With]: Reglamento para el gobierno de la Provincia de Californias. Aprobado por S. M. en real órden de 24. de octubre de 1781.... San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1929. [2] 55 [1, blank] [1, colophon] + [2] 55 [1, blank] [4] [1] pp., decorated or ornamental titles, 16 initials printed in sepia. 2 vols., 8vo, original black cloth over marbled boards, printed paper spine labels. Very fine. Limited edition (300 copies). (2 vols.) ($150-300) More>>

63. REVERE, Joseph Warren. A Tour of Duty in California; Including a Description of the Gold Region: And an Account of the Voyage around Cape Horn; with Notices of Lower California, the Gulf and Pacific Coasts, and the Principal Events Attending the Conquest of the Californias.... New York: C. S. Francis & Co.; Boston: J. H. Francis, 1849. [4] vi [2, wood engraving “Design for the Arms of California”] 305 [1, blank] [6, ads] pp., 6 lithographic plates (including frontispiece) after Revere’s sketches, folding lithographic map. 12mo, later three-quarter smooth tan calf over tan cloth, spine extra gilt with two gilt-lettered red leather labels, raised bands, t.e.g. First edition. ($500-1,000) More>>

64. [RIDGE, John Rollin]. The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit. By Yellow Bird. San Francisco: W. B. Cooke and Company, 1854. 91 pp., 2 portraits (Murieta and Captain Harry Love) engraved by Anthony & Baker (possibly after Charles Nahl). 8vo, pale blue printed wrappers in expert facsimile (small strip of original upper wrap preserved). First edition. ($75,000-150,000) More>>

64A. [MURIETA, JOAQUÍN]. Lot of three editions on Murieta. (3 vols.) ($150-300) More>>

65. [ROBINSON, Alfred]. Life in California: During a Residence of Several Years in That Territory, Comprising a Description of the Country and the Missionary Establishments, with Incidents, Observations.... [With:] BOSCANA, Gerónimo. Chinigchinich; a Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians at the Missionary Establishment of St. Juan Capistrano, Alta California..... New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1846. xii [2] 341 pp. (2 works in one vol. with continuous pagination), 9 lithographic plates (views, portraits) by G. W. Endicott after Robinson’s original artwork. 12mo, original dark brown blindstamped cloth, title in gilt on backstrip, orange and cream patterned endpapers. First edition. ($400-800) More>>

65A. ROBINSON, Alfred. Life in California before the Conquest: Hispano-Californians, Léperos and Indians, Franciscan Misioneros and Misiones, American and English Comerciantes, Puertos, Presidios, Castillos, Sailors and Backwoodsmen, Revolutions and Strife.... San Francisco: The Private Press of Thomas C. Russell, 1925. xxvii [1] 316 [2, colophon, verso blank] [2, ads] pp., 7 mezzotint plates (pulled directly from lithographs in the original edition), text illustrations, decorated chapter headings, vignettes. 8vo, original natural linen over drab grey boards, printed paper spine label. Limited edition (#224 of 250 copies, signed by Russell). ($150-300) More>>

65B. ROBINSON, Alfred (translator) & Gerónimo Boscana. Chinigchinich (Chi-ñích-ñich): A Revised and Annotated Version of Alfred Robinson’s Translation of Father Gerónimo Boscana’s Historical Account of the Belief, Usages, Customs and Extravagancies of the Indians of This Mission of San Juan Capistrano Called the Acagchemem Tribe [annotations by John Peabody Harrington]. Santa Ana: Fine Arts Press, 1933. 247 [2] pp., 11 plates and maps, text illustrations, decorated and colored initials. Small folio, original tan cloth over brown boards stamped with gilt design, paper spine label printed in gilt. Limited edition. ($200-400) More>>

66. ROYCE, Josiah. California from the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco: A Study of American Character. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, 1886. [1] xv [1] 513 [1] [12, ads] pp., machine-printed double-page color map. 12mo, original gilt-lettered dark olive pebbled cloth, t.e.g. First edition. ($50-100) More>>

66A. ROYCE, Josiah. California from the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco: A Study of American Character. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. xxxvii [1] 394, xv [1] pp. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Second edition, with new introduction by Robert Glass Cleland. ($20-40) More>>

67. SABIN, Edwin L[egrand]. Kit Carson Days (1809-1868)...Illustrated by More Than One Hundred Half-Tones, Mostly from Old and Rare Sources. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1914. xv [1] 669 pp., frontispiece portrait, numerous halftone plates, maps. 8vo, original gilt-lettered brown vertical ribbed cloth. First edition. ($100-300) More>>

68. SHINN, Charles Howard. Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1885. xi [1, blank] 316 [8, ads] pp. 8vo, original brown cloth with black ruling, gilt-lettered spine. First edition. ($300-600) More>>

68A. SHINN, Charles Howard. Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. [3] xxvi, 291 [1] vii (index) [1] [1, colophon] pp. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Second edition, with a new introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson. ($10-20) More>>

69. [CLAPP, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith]. “California, in 1851 [&] 1852, by Shirley” in The Pioneer; or, California Monthly Magazine [edited by F. C. Ewer]. San Francisco: W. H. Brooks & Company & Le Count and Strong, January 1854–December 1855. Vols. 1-4 (1:1-6; 2:1-6; 3:1-6; 4:1-6), complete run: iv, 384; iv, 384 + iv, 384; [4] [5]-68, [65]-384 pp. (no Shirley installment in the January 1855 number). 24 issues bound in 2 vols., later three-quarter smooth tan calf over tan cloth, red leather labels, spines gilt-decorated, with raised bands. First printing of Dame Shirley’s letters; first printing of “the first magazine dedicated to the culture of California.” (2 vols.) ($2,000-4,000) More>>

69A. CLAPP, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith. The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52.... San Francisco: Printed by Thomas C. Russell, at His Private Press, 1922. [1] lii, 350 [1, colophon] pp., 8 hand-colored plates (including frontispiece), ornate chapter headings and decorations in blue. 8vo, slightly later sympathetic tan linen over beige boards, printed paper spine label. First edition in book form; limited edition (450 copies, the issue on California bond paper and with colored plates). ($250-500) More>>

69B. [CLAPP, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith]. California in 1851: The Letters of Dame Shirley. Introduction and Notes by Carl I. Wheat [With]: California in 1852.... San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. xviii [2] 142 [6, notes] + xviii [2] 143 [7, notes] pp., map and text illustrations printed on pale blue grounds (mostly from California pictorial letter sheets). 2 vols., 8vo, original blue cloth over grey boards lettered and decorated on upper covers in black, printed paper spine labels. Limited edition (500 copies). (2 vols.) ($100-300) More>>

70. SOULÉ, Frank, John H. Gihon & James Nisbet. The Annals of San Francisco; Containing a Summary of the History of the First Discovery, Settlement, Progress, and Present Condition of California, and a Complete History of All the Important Events Connected with Its Great City: To Which Are Added, Biographical Memoirs of Some Prominent Citizens.... New York, San Francisco & London: D. Appleton & Company, 1855. 824 pp., 2 engraved views, 4 engraved portraits, 154 engraved text illustrations, and 2 engraved maps. Thick 8vo, original full black morocco stamped in gilt and blind, spine gilt-lettered and ruled and with raised bands (skillfully rebacked, original spine preserved, new endpapers). First edition. (2 vols.) ($250-500) More>>

71. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Silverado Squatters. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. [8] 254 [2] 32 (publisher’s catalogue) pp., sepia frontispiece by Joseph Strong. 8vo, original sage green cloth decorated and lettered in sepia and gold.. First edition, first issue. ($300-600) More>>

71A. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Silverado Squatters. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1952. [8] 181 [2] pp., text illustration (full-page reproduction in sepia tone of the frontispiece to the original edition), decorated title and chapter headings. 8vo, original white linen over blue patterned boards, printed grey paper spine label. Limited edition, the variant without Biobooks stamped on last leaf. ($50-100) More>>

71B. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Silverado Journal. San Francisco: [The Grabhorn Press for] The Book Club of California, 1954. lxxii, 95 [1, colophon] pp., facsimiles. 4to, original black cloth over rose patterned cloth, printed rose paper spine label. First complete publication of Stevenson’s original journal, limited edition (400 copies). ($50-100) More>>

72. SWASEY, W[illiam] F. The Early Days and Men of California. Oakland: Pacific Press Publishing Company, 1891. x, 9-406 pp., frontispiece (“San Francisco 1846-47”), halftone portrait of Swasey, plate (“The Townsend-Murphy Immigrants—1844”). 8vo, original gilt-pictorial turquoise blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine, cream and brown decorated endpapers. First edition. ($250-500) More>>

73. TAYLOR, Bayard. Eldorado; or, Adventures in the Path of Empire: Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterey; Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel...with Illustrations by the Author. New York: George P. Putnam; London: Richard Bentley, 1850. xii, 251 + [2] [1]-[4] [2, list of illustrations, verso blank] [5]-247 [1, blank] 45 pp., 8 tinted lithographic plates by Sarony & Major (including 2 frontispieces). 2 vols., 12mo, original green blindstamped cloth, title stamped in gilt on backstrips. First edition. (2 vols.) ($600-1,200) More>>

74. THORNTON, J[essy] Quinn. Oregon and California in 1848...with an Appendix, Including Recent and Authentic Information on the Subject of the Gold Mines of California, and Other Valuable Matter of Interest to the Emigrant.... New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1849. x [13]-393 + 379 [1, blank] 12 (ads) pp. (complete), 12 engraved plates, folding lithographic map within botanical border, original hand coloring. 2 vols., 12mo, dark brown blindstamped cloth, spines gilt-lettered. First edition. (2 vols.) ($1,500-3,000) More>>

75. TYLER, Daniel. A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War. 1846-1847. [Salt Lake City: Privately printed], 1881 [1882]. [2] 376 pp. 8vo, original blindstamped purple sheep, gilt-lettered and decorated spine. First edition. ($750-1,500) More>>

76. UPHAM, Samuel C[urtis]. Notes of a Voyage to California via Cape Horn, Together with Scenes in El Dorado, in the Years 1849-’50. With an Appendix Containing Reminiscences of Pioneer Journalism in California.... Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1878. xxii [23]-594 pp., engraved frontispiece portraits of Sutter and Upham, numerous plates (portraits and plates included in pagination), text illustrations. 8vo, original maroon gilt-pictorial pebbled cloth, beveled edges, extra-gilt decoration on upper and lower covers, a.e.g. First edition. ($400-800) More>>

77. VANCOUVER, George. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the World; in Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed. Undertaken by His Majesty’s Command, Principally with a View to Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795.... London: G. G. & J. Robinson; J. Edwards, 1798. 4 vols.: 3 vols., 4to (text) + folio (atlas). First edition. (4 vols.) ($20,000-30,000) More>>

77A. VANCOUVER, George. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the World; in Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined, and Accurately Surveyed.... A New Edition, with Corrections.... London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1801. 28 [33]-410 + [2] 418 + [2] 435 + [2] 417 + [2] 454 + [2] 412 [2, ads] pp. (complete), 19 copper-engraved plates and maps. 6 vols., 8vo, early-twentieth-century three-quarter smooth tan calf over tan cloth, red gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, spines extra-gilt (stamped with nautical vignettes) and with raised bands, marbled endpapers. Second English edition, first 8vo edition, first corrected edition (6 vols.) ($1,500-3,000) More>>

78. VENEGAS, Miguel. Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. Sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico año de 1739.... Madrid: Viuda de Manuel Fernández, y del Supremo Consejo de la Inquisición, 1757. [24] 240 + [8] 564 + [8] 436 pp., engraved head- and tailpieces in text, 4 copper-engraved folding maps [see list of maps in complete description]. 3 vols., small 4to, original limp vellum, spines with original manuscript lettering and ornamentation in sepia ink (a few remains of original rawhide ties). First edition, second issue. (3 vols.) ($5,000-10,000) More>>

78A. VENEGAS, Miguel. A Natural and Civil History of California: Containing an Accurate Description of That Country, Its Soil, Mountains, Harbours, Lakes, Rivers, and Seas; Its Animals, Vegetables, Minerals...Together with Accounts of the Several Voyages and Attempts Made for Settling California.... London: Printed for James Rivington and James Fletcher, 1759. [20] 455 + [8] 387 pp., 8 engravings on 4 plates. 2 vols., 8vo, contemporary tree sheep (appears to have been rebacked at an early date with later tan sheep, red and tan morocco gilt-lettered spine labels preserved), edges gilt-tooled, spines with raised bands. First English edition. Usually this work is found with two plates, but occasionally a copy will have four plates, as in the present copy. (2 vols.) ($1,200-2,400) More>>

79. WIERZBICKI, F[elix] P[aul]. California As It Is, and As It May Be; or, A Guide to the Gold Region.... First Edition. San Francisco: Printed by Washington Bartlett, 1849. [1]-4 [2, inserted leaf “Preface to the Second Edition”] [5]-60 [1, errata] pp. 8vo, original glazed lilac upper wrapper (as in the Graff copy), stitched (appears to be resewn). First edition. ($40,000-80,000) More>>

79A. WIERZBICKI, F[elix] P[aul]. California As It Is and As It May Be; or, A Guide to the Gold Region. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. xxix [3] 100 [1] [3, bibliography] pp., pictorial title and text drawings by Valenti Angelo. 8vo, original black buckram over green boards with illustration by Valenti Angelo. Limited edition (500 copies). ($100-200) More>>

80. WOODS, Daniel B[ates]. Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings. New York: Harper, 1851. [2, blank] iii-vii, [8]-199 [1, blank] 6 (publisher’s catalogue) [2, publisher’s ads] pp. (complete). 12mo, original brown blindstamped cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. First edition. ($400-800) More>>

80A. WOODS, Daniel B[ates]. Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings. London: Sampson Low; New York: Harper and Brothers, 1852. 199 [1, blank] 16 (publisher’s catalogue) pp. 12mo, original beige blindstamped cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. First English edition, second issue. ($100-300) More>>


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