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raphers).

Weaverville,

1856

, Trinity County, California.

[San Francisco,

ca.

1856

]. Lithograph on bu

ff

-toned ground, original applied white

highlights image within beige frame border. Image including title

and frame border:

38

.

5

x

55

.

5

cm. Browned , professionally restored

and stabilized. Early large-scale view of Weaverville (within Reps’

sequence of Weaverville views, this is the

fi

rst listed). Reps,

Views and

Viewmakers of Urban America

#

443

.

(

$10

,

000

-

20

,

000

)

23

. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. KUCHEL, [Charles Conrad] & [Emil]

Dresel (artists) & [ Joseph] Britton & [ Jacques Joseph] Rey (lithog-

raphers).

Yankee Jims’, Placer County, California.

[San Francisco, ca.

1857

]. Lithograph on bu

ff

-toned ground, original applied white high-

lights. Image including title and caption above:

26

x

36

.

8

cm.

Browned and a few marginal tears repaired, left blank margin

unevenly trimmed and stained (not a

ff

ecting image), professionally

restored and stabilized. Reps #

452

. Within Reps’ list of views for

Yankee Jim’s only Kuchel & Dresel is listed.

(

$5

,

000

-

10

,

000

)

24

. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. LAWRENCE, A. B. (attributed).

A

History of Texas, or the Emigrant’s Guide to the New Republic....

New

York: Published by Na

fi

s & Cornish,

1844

. Engraved frontispiece

bird’s-eye view:

City of Austin the New Capital of Texas in

1844

.

12

mo,

original sheep. Front joint cracked (but strong), some shelf wear

(edges rubbed, corners bumped with boards slightly exposed), text

with mild foxing. Overall the book is very good. Engraving with one

tiny abrasion (at lower middle section, very minor loss), closely

trimmed at left by binder (only slightly a

ff

ecting border), otherwise

fi

ne and sharp.

First edition,

third issue, with cancel title, and without

the dedication leaf to David Burnet. The view is a very early bird’s-eye

view of Austin, a relatively early bird’s-eye view for Texas, and in fact,

for any town in the West. Reps,

Cities on Stone

, Plate

1

n. Adams,

Herd

2276

n.

Basic Texas Books

1361

B. Clark,

Travels in the Old South

III:

248

.

Eberstadt,

Texas

162

:

482

. Howes L

154

. Raines, p.

203

n. Sabin

95091

n.

Streeter

1361

B: “An important Texas book.”

(

$750

-

1

,

500

)

25

. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. MACMASTER, J. D. & COMPANY.

Birdseye View of Abilene The Future Capital of Kansas

.... [St. Louis: J.

H. Ketcheson for the J. D. MacMaster Real Estate Company, ca.

1895

]. Lithograph bird’s-eye view printed in brown, neat line to neat

line:

55

.

5

x

78

.

2

cm. Creased where formerly folded, slight browning

at center, a few tiny losses along folds, upper blank margin chipped,

overall very good, with early manuscript notations in blue crayon and

red ink showing city sections, making comments about drainage, and

showing proposed drainage culverts under railroad tracks. Not in

Reps. By the time of this view, Abilene’s reputation as a raw cow

town had faded, and the town had entered its more proper phase, as

depicted here.

(

$2

,

000

-

4

,

000

)

26

. BLANCHARD, [Henri] P[ierre Léon Pharamond], Adrien

Dauzats & [Louis] E[ugène] Maissin.

San Juan de Ulùa ou relation de

l’expédition française au Méxique....

Paris,

1839

.

18

plates engraved on

India-proof paper and mounted (as issued) with views of the West

Indies and Mexico, scenes from the expedition and nautical subjects.

4

to, original roan over marbled endpapers. Spine faded with damage

a

ff

ecting one letter, moderate shelf wear, upper joint open but hold-

ing, lower joint starting, scattered mild to moderate foxing to text

and plates (heavier on

fi

rst and last leaves),

fi

rst few leaves with slight

nicks at top (not a

ff

ecting any text). Lacking

2

preliminary leaves (pp.

ix-xii) consisting of table of contents and plate list, which were never

present in this copy.

First edition

, large paper copy of a primary

account of the Pastry War. Clark,

Old South

III:

202

: “Description of

Pensacola Bay, forti

fi

cations, and the town, which the ship visited on

July

1

,

1839

.” Gra

ff 323

. Howes B

507

. Palau

30412

. Raines, p.

145

. Sabin

5832

. Streeter

1343

: “The visit of the French o

ffi

cers to Brazoria,

Houston, and Galveston in May,

1839

[gives] a thoughtful descrip-

tion of the country, its government, commerce, and social customs.”

(

$400

-

800

)

27

. [BORDERLANDS]. MEXICO. COMISIÓN DE LA

PESQUISIDORA DE LA FRONTERA DEL NORDESTE.

Reports of the Committee of Investigation Sent in

1873

by the Mexican

Government to the Frontier of Texas....

New York: Baker & Goodwin,

1875

.

3

folding lithograph maps with original color (including

Mapa

del Rio Grande desde su desembocadura en el golfo hasta San Vicente,

Presidio Antíguo. Mandado formar por el primer miembro de la Comisión

Pesquisidora de la Frontera del Norte, conforme á las noticias recojidas en

el Expediente

4

o.

, Señalándose los ranchos que hay por ambas orillas del

Rio Grande, y los pueblos que la Comisión ha visitado anotándose éstos con

la línea Roja...Monterey Diciembre

1

[

8

]

73

M. J. Martínez

.... Neat line

to neat line:

80

.

4

x

72

cm.

8

vo, original cloth spine over printed wrap-

pers. Spine and wrappers neatly conserved, wrappers dust-soiled,

front free endpaper and title page backed (the latter consolidating

three tears), large folded map professionally restored and backed.

Armorial bookplate of R. G. Tithington and a few stamps to text and

title).

First American edition and

fi

rst edition in English

of one of the

most important Borderlands reports (published the same year in

Mexico, in Spanish). This report has been compared to the Pichardo

treatise for its importance to Texas and Borderlands history, and the

large map is outstanding, showing the ranches on both sides of the

Rio Grande. Adams,

Guns

1108

. Adams,

Herd

558

&

2264

. Day,

Maps

of Texas

, p.

87

. Decker

37

:

340

. Gra

ff 2765

. Eberstadt

122

:

97

(no men-

tion of maps). Howes I

32

(see also T

143

). Palau

119576

8

. Tate,

The

Indians of Texas

2469

.

(

$2

,

500

-

5

,

000

)

28

. [BORDERLANDS]. [PANCHO VILLA & THE PUNITIVE

EXPEDITION]. U.S. ARMY.

Wanted! More Men for Army with

Delaware Troops to Serve in Mexico Good Pay and Allowances All

Expenses Paid by U.S. Government Good Chance to See the World and

Serve Your Country. Apply to Recruiting O

ffi

ce Armory, Dover Open

8

a.m. to

5

p.m.

N.p., n.d. [Dover,

1916

]. Broadside (

22

. x

15

.

2

cm), text

within border composed of miniature U.S.

fl

ags. Right blank margin

and upper right blank corner chipped with small losses (not a

ff

ecting

text or border), otherwise a

fi

ne copy of a fragile item printed on

cheap paper. The Punitive Expedition was launched by the United

States in retaliation for the

1916

raid on Columbus, New Mexico, by

Pancho Villa. Despite a large campaign of several thousand men and

the use of aircraft, General John J. Pershing’s force was unable for

various reasons to capture Villa, and in fact, came into con

fl

ict with

regular Mexican troops. On the whole, the expedition was a failure.

(

$100

-

300

)

Letter from the Future First President of the Republic of Texas

Written while on the Miranda Expedition, July

4

,

1807

29

. BURNET, David Gouverneur. Autograph letter signed, to his

brother Staats G. Burnet, in care of Robinson & Hartshorne

Merchants in New York, dated from Port Spain, Trinidad, July

4

,

1807

.

6

pp. plus integral address leaf, laid paper,

4

to (

30

x

23

.

5

cm).

Creased where formerly folded, a few small voids a

ff

ecting a few let-

ters, moderate staining (mainly a

ff

ecting last leaf and integral