Dorothy Sloan -- Books

AUCTION 22

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1.     [ALAMO]. Mercurio del puerto de Matamoros. Viernes, 19 de Agosto de 1836. Matamoros, 1836. 4 pp., 4to. First edition. Charno, p. 298. Rare Matamoros newspaper with a fascinating glimpse into the inferior medical treatment available to Santa-Anna’s soldiers after the Alamo. ($300-600)
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2.     [ALAMO]. POTTER, R.M. The Fall of the Alamo. A Reminiscence of the Revolution of Texas. San Antonio, 1860. Untitled plan of Alamo. 8vo, original green printed wrappers. Very desirable copy (author’s signed presentation copy, extensively annotated by him with densely written notes, corrections, and discussion of disparities between the various accounts). First edition of a foundation source on the battle of the Alamo, based on interviews with members of Santa-Anna’s forces and others, along with minute inspection of the Alamo grounds beginning in 1841. Raines, p. 167n: “Style clear and vigorous. An invaluable contribution to the military history of Texas.” Winkler 1368.“Perhaps the most carefully researched balanced version of the siege and fall of the Alamo from the nineteenth century.” ($7,500-15,000)
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3. [ALAMO]. Lot of Alamo ephemera—prints, photographs, etc., including Gentilz’s ca. 1885 boudoir card depicting his now lost painting of the fall of the Alamo. ($1,000-2,000)
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4. [ALAMO]. STURDEVANT, E.K. (photographer). Cabinet card, ca. 1886, showing front and right side of the Alamo church with the 1882 Grenet Repair. ($200-400)
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5.     [ALAMO]. U.S. SECRETARY OF WAR. HUGHES, G.W. Memoir Descriptive of the March of a Division of the U.S. Army, under the Command of Brigadier General John E. Wool, from San Antonio de Bexar, in Texas, to Saltillo, in Mexico. Washington, 1850. 2 maps, 8 lithographs (first lithographs of the Alamo from eyewitness drawings by artist Edward Everett). First edition. Garrett, p. 296. Howes H767. Raines, p. 121. Early U.S. government publication of military affairs in Texas. ($750-1,500)
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6.     [ALAMO & SAN JACINTO]. MEXICO. ARMY. FILISOLA, Vicente, José Francisco Urrea, et al. Contemporary Mexican archive of nine retained manuscript copies written in ink of documents and letters concerning the Battle of the Alamo and the immediate aftermath of the Battle of San Jacinto, dating from February 28, 1836, to April 28, 1836. This archive gives added insight into Santa-Anna’s preparations for the assault on the Alamo, the repercussions of that battle, and the desperation that surrounded Filisola and his fellow commanders after the President’s defeat and capture at the Battle of San Jacinto. Unique documentation concerning pivotal Texas battles. ($10,000-20,000)
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7. [ALAMO & THE TEXAS REVOLUTION]. Collection of six manuscripts and two newspapers relating to the Alamo, the Texas Revolution, López de Santa-Anna, and Mexican generals Vicente Filisola and Adrián Woll, 1835-1836. Includes Santa-Anna’s signed document ordering a battalion to Bexar, the first battle of the Texas Revolution, which led directly to Santa-Anna’s later invasion to recover the territory. Also a highly unusual, brief military biography of an unknown Mexican soldier who fought in the Mexican Army for over a decade, with campaigns in Texas, Woll’s re-invasion of Texas, and Mexican-American War. Rare military history from "The Other Side." ($7,000-12,000)
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8. ALMONTE, J.N. VERACRUZ AND MEXICO RAIL ROAD. Extravagant lithograph bond, signed by Almonte, Mexico, 1857. A tour de force of Mexican commercial lithography, signed by Almonte, congenial Mexican spy to Texas, general at the Alamo and San Jacinto, and natural son of Mexican revolutionary José María Morelos. ($500-1,000)
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9.     ÁLVAREZ, J.J. & Rafael Durán. Itinerarios y derroteros de la República Mexicana. Mexico, 1856. 8vo, contemporary sheep. First edition. Barrett, Baja California 34. Eberstadt 138:033: “An important guide book, giving the routes and mileages, with sketches of the country throughout Mexico, including Coahuila, Sonora, and New Mexico.” Sabin 976. ($500-1,000)
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10.     ALZATE RAMÍREZ, José Antonio. Gacetas de literatura de México. [Vol. 2 (of 4)]. Puebla, 1831. 9 copper-engraved plates by Montes de Oca or unattributed. 8vo, contemporary sheep over marbled boards. Palau 10139. Sabin 990. A high spot of this volume is a reissue of Sigüenza y Góngora’s map of the Valley of Mexico, the mother map for the region. ($500-1,000)
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11.     ANTI-TEXAS LEGION. The Anti-Texass Legion. Protest of Some Free Men, States and Presses against the Texass Rebellion, against the Laws of Nature and of Nations. Albany, 1844. 12mo, original stitching. Streeter 1473. Early anti-slavery, anti-annexation pamphlet containing extracts of speeches, articles, and other documents, the tenor of which may be implied in the title. ($100-200)
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12. [ARMY ORDERS]. Collection of ten printed U.S. Army orders relating to Texas and the West. Washington, 1854-1858. Includes promotions, courts martial, and other orders involving such figures as Robert E. Lee, Seth Eastman, John Bell Hood, et al. ($400-800)
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13.     [ATLAS]. BECHLER, G.R. Atlas Showing Battles, Engagements, and Important Localities Connected with the Campaigns in Virginia. Philadelphia, ca. 1864. 16 leaves of lithograph battlefield maps offering extraordinary details of topography, settlements, rivers, roads, railroads, and other physical features of Civil War campaigns in Virginia. 4to, modern three-quarter calf. First edition. Phillips, America, p. 912, etc. Phillips, Atlases 1348. Sabin 4222. Stephenson, Civil War Maps 486. ($1,000-2,000)
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14.     [ATLAS]. EVERTS, L.H. Official State Atlas of Kansas. Philadelphia, 1887. Hundreds of lithograph maps & plates, many with original color. Folio, modern cloth. First edition of the first atlas of Kansas, and one of the largest nineteenth-century atlases for any state in the U.S. Phillips, Atlases 1710. Reese, Six Score 83: “With illustrations existing nowhere else.” Reps, Figures 168, 169, 170. Rumsey 2818. ($4,000-8,000)
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15.     [ATLAS]. EVERTS, L.H. The Official State Atlas of Nebraska. Philadelphia, 1885. Hundreds of lithograph maps & plates, many with original color. Folio, original cloth. First edition of a foundation work for the study of nineteenth-century urbanization in the Midwest. Phillips, Atlases 2107. Rumsey 2719: “The only Nebraska state atlas made in the nineteenth century.” ($1,500-3,000)
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16.     [ATLAS]. [GARCÍA CUBAS, Antonio (after)]. Atlas Geográfico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Mexico, 1897. 30 chromolithograph maps within silver borders. Large folio, contemporary sheep. Very rare atlas with fine map details—an excellent example of late nineteenth-century Mexican lithographic art. ($750-1,500)
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17.     [ATLAS]. NIOX, G. L. Untitled atlas to Niox’s Expédition du Mexique 1861-1867. Paris, 1874. 5 lithograph maps. 4to, contemporary sheep. First edition. Palau 191775 & 191776. Phillips, America, p. 414. Phillips, Atlases 18068. Fine, complete copy of the rare atlas presenting maps produced for use of the French troops protecting Maximilian in their actions against the Mexicans. ($600-1,200)
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18.     [ATLAS]. ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, et al. Nouvel atlas portatif destiné principalement pour l’instruction de la jeunesse. Gervais, 1790. 52 copper-engraved maps. Later edition of a popular work for teaching students world geography, including maps of the Caribbean, New Spain with California and the Borderlands, and the U.S. ($750-1,500)
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19. AUDUBON, J.J. Arvicola hispidus, Say & Ord. Cotton Rat. Philadelphia, 1843. Only Audubon could make this creature look elegant. Matted & framed. ($400-800)
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20. AUDUBON, J.J. Bos Americanus, Gmel. American Bison or Buffalo. Philadelphia, 1845. Fine view of a buffalo family grazing. Iconic Western image. Matted & framed. ($750-1,500)
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21. AUDUBON, J.J. Canis Latrans, Say, Prairie Wolf. Philadelphia, 1845. Fine copy of the Imperial Folio coyote. Matted & framed. ($750-1,500)
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22. AUDUBON, J.J. Canis Lupus, Linn, Var Rufus. Red Texan Wolf. Philadelphia, 1846. Hand-colored lithograph. A Texas quadruped. Matted & framed. ($1,000-2,000)
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23. AUDUBON, J.J. Dycoteles Torquatus, F. Cuv. Collared Peccary. Philadelphia, 1844. Fine copy of a hand-colored lithograph, originally drawn from a specimen collected in Texas. Matted & framed. ($1,000-2,000)
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24. AUDUBON, J.J. Felis Onca, Linn. The Jaguar. Philadelphia, 1846. Fine copy of one of the most dramatic and beautiful of Audubon’s quadrupeds, drawn from a specimen in Texas. Matted & framed. ($2,000-4,000)
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25. AUDUBON, J.J. Lepos Nigricaudatus, Bennet, Black-Tailed Hare. Philadelphia, 1845. One of Audubon’s quadrupeds modeled upon a specimen from Texas. Matted & framed. ($750-1,500)
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26. AUDUBON, J.J. Mephitis Mesoleuca, Licht. Texan Skunk. Philadelphia, 1845. Fine copy. From a specimen captured near San Jacinto. Matted & framed. ($500-1,000)
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27. AUDUBON, J.J. Plumed Partridge [California Quail] & Thick-legged Patridge. London, 1838. Original copper-engraving with etching, aquatint, and hand coloring. The California Mountain Quail is considered the most beautiful of the quail species. ($1,000-2,000)
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28. AUDUBON, J.J. Ten high-quality modern full-size color reproductions of birds, including nine prints from the superb Amsterdam facsimile edition and one print from the Ariel edition. Some of the most desirable birds, including several Texas specimens. Includes Great Blue Heron, Canvas-Backed Duck, Pileated Woodpecker, etc. All handsomely framed. ($1,000-2,000)
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29. AUDUBON, J.W. Bassaris Astuta. Licht. Ring-Tailed Bassaris. Philadelphia, 1846. Very fine copy of hand-colored lithograph. Another Texas quadruped. Matted & framed. ($600-1,200)
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30. AUDUBON, J.W. Dasypus Peba, Desm. Nine-Banded Armadillo. Philadelphia, 1848. “The armadillo...may well be the most sought-after Texas quadruped print.” Matted & framed. ($2,000-4,000)
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31. AUDUBON, J.W. Felis Concolor, Linn. The Cougar. Philadelphia, 1846. Dramatic image of a sleek, powerfully built, yellow-eyed cougar in a mountain landscape. Another quadruped found by Audubon in Texas. Matted & framed. ($1,000-2,000)
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32. AUDUBON, J.W. Felis Pardalis, Linn. Ocelot, or Leopard-Cat. Southart-Parkway, 1980s. Fine modern reproduction of an Audubon quadruped, from a specimen found near San Antonio. ($200-400)
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33. AUDUBON, J.W. Lepus Texianus, Aud. & Bach. Texian Hare Male. Philadelphia, 1848. Fine copy of the first edition of Audubon’s Texian Hare. Matted & framed. ($1,000-2,000)
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34.     AUSTIN, Stephen F. The Austin Papers. Washington & Austin, 1924-1928. 4 vols. Fine in original cloth. Basic Texas Books 4: “An essential source on the beginning of Anglo-American Texas.” Rarely found complete due to the elusive final volume. ($150-300)
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35.     [AZLOR Y ECHEVERZ, MARÍA IGNACIA]. Relación histórica de la fundación de este convento de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. Mexico, 1793. Engraved portrait of the daughter of the first colonizer of Texas. Fine in contemporary tree sheep. First edition of one of the few biographies of a woman of the eighteenth-century Spanish-Texan Borderlands. Palau 259736. Sabin 21777 & 69226. ($750-1,500)
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36. [BAJA CALIFORNIA]. SMITH, José Wallace. Autograph manuscript report in Spanish regarding the status and importance of Baja California. Mexico City, 1855, signed José W. Smith. 12 leaves, folio. Apparently unpublished. Provides a succinct review of the condition of the peninsula and its future promise. ($400-800)
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37.     BARAGA, F. Abrégé de l’histoire des Indiens de l’Amérique septentrionale. Paris, 1837. Exceptionally fine copy in original wraps, unopened. First French edition. Howes B111. Sabin 3246. Siebert Sale 393. Early and significant history of the Native American population of Michigan by an important missionary and linguist. ($2,000-4,000)
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38.     BENAVIDES, Alonso de. The Memorial...1630. Chicago, 1916. 40 leaves of sepia-tone photogravures after Lummis, Vroman, et al. 8vo, original cloth. Limited edition (#110 of 300 copies). Howell, Americana 49: “The first scholarly edition in English of an indispensable source for the history of the Spanish Southwest, and the New Mexico missions in particular.” See Wagner, Spanish Southwest 33. ($300-600)
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39.     BERLANDIER, J.L. & Rafael Chovel. Diario de viage de la Comisión de Límites que pusó el gobierno de la República. Mexico, 1850. 8vo, contemporary Mexican sheep. First edition. Basic Texas Books 14: “The best scientific study of Texas during the colonial period.” Howes B379. Plains & Rockies IV:178a. Streeter 781n. Collects Berlandier’s day-by-day journal and reports on the Texas-Mexico Borderlands. ($1,000-2,000)
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40.     BERLANDIER, J.L. & Rafael Chovel. The Indians of Texas in 1830. Washington, 1969. Very fine in d.j. First edition in English, first illustrated edition. Tate, The Indians of Texas: “This is a book that all researchers should consult.” ($30-60)
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41.     BERLANDIER, J.L. & Rafael Chovel. Journey to Mexico. Austin, 1980. 2 vols., cloth, very fine in slipcase. Limited edition (#37 of 150 copies), expanded edition, with illustrated text of a previously unpublished manuscript and a facsimile of Memorias de la Comisión de Límites. ($50-100)
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42.     BERTON, Francis. Un Voyage sur le Colorado. San Francisco, 1878. 16 lithographs & 3 maps, including the large, rare map by Hinton. Very good, complete copy in original cloth. First edition, 50 copies privately printed. Cowan II, p. 51. Edwards, Desert Voices, p. 27. Edwards, Lost Oases along the Carrizo, p. 75. Farquhar, The Books of the Colorado River & The Grand Canyon 29. Howes B394. Streeter Sale 523. Very rare account of travel along the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. ($4,000-8,000)
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43.     [BIBLE IN GERMAN]. NEW TESTAMENT. GOSPELS. Biblische Augen-und Seelen-Lust. Augsburg, 1696. 18mo, contemporary calf. Petite pictorial bible, complete with 102 extremely detailed and meticulously executed copper-engravings by Christoph Weigel. Very rare. Bauer 8. ($1,000-3,000)
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44.     BIDWELL, John. Echoes of the Past about California. Chico, 1914. With author’s tipped-in autograph. First separate edition. Cowan II,p. 52. Howes B432. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 55. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 16. First emigrant train to California just prior to the Gold Rush. ($100-200)
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45. BIG TREE (Ado-Eete). Rare letter in secretarial hand, with extraordinary content, signed “Big Tree (Ad-do-ya-tee) Chief of Kiowas,” 5 sheets written from “Chief Big Tree’s Camp, Rainy Mt., Jan. 7 1895,” recounting his fiery youth, his capture and extradition to Texas, and his conversion to Christianity. With four contemporary photographs, two of Big Tree and one each of Satank and Satanta, both of whom are mentioned in the letter. ($7,500-15,000)
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46.     [BILLINGS, Eliza Allen]. The Female Volunteer. Cincinnati, 1851. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers. First edition, first issue of this early, strongly feminist work, set in the Mexican-American War and the California Gold Rush. Baird & Greenwood 259. Cowan II, p. 7. Garrett, p. 194. Howes A132. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 58. Wright II, 895. ($1,000-2,000)
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47.     [BILLINGS, Eliza Allen]. Just Published. The Female Volunteer.... So eben erschienen! Der weibliche Freivillige. Cincinnati, 1851. Very rare illustrated handbill in English and German for preceding entry, The Female Volunteer. An unusual survival that offers documentation on nineteenth-century book-selling practices. ($1,000-2,000)
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48.     BIRCH, Reginald B. Archive of art work and personal material by and about artist Birch. Includes personal, hand-drawn Valentines, drawings, photographs, and illustrated dust jackets. Birch, “The Children’s Gibson,” is most famous for his illustrations appearing in Burnett’s Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886). The charmingly drawn Valentines are not your ordinary Hallmark sentiments, possessing as they do a certain deep, if not dark, timbre. ($2,500-5,000)
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49.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. BACHMANN, John. New-York. New York, 1849. Lithograph with original color. First state of this rare, famous view of New York, astonishing for its completeness and minute detail. Deák, Picturing America 573: “Probably every important building standing between Union Square and Wall Street can be distinguished.” Peters, American on Stone, pp. 82-84: “Very scarce view.” Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America 2645, Plate 16, pp. 160-161. Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island 135, Vol. III, pp. 702-705. ($10,000-20,000)
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50.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. BACHMANN, John. Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Texas and Part of Mexico. New York, 1861. This rare and extraordinary chromolithograph view of the Gulf Coast is the Texas section of a six-sheet aerial view of the Confederate States in 1861 (see next two entries for other views). Rumsey 3718. Rumsey, Cartographica Extraordinaire, pp. 62-63, 141. Stephenson, Civil War Maps 446.8. Tyler in his forthcoming work on nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas: “A fascinating view of the state at mid-century, clearly identifying all of the major Texas cities, rivers, roads, and ports.” ($7,500-15,000)
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51.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. BACHMANN, John. Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Part of Florida. New York, 1861. Rumsey 2780. Stephenson, Civil War Maps 1.7. Detailed mid- and east Gulf coast section of a six-sheet aerial view of the Confederate States in 1861. This view concentrates on the mouth of the Mississippi River and the defenses around New Orleans. See preceding and next lot. ($3,000-6,000)
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52.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. BACHMANN, John. Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Florida. New York, 1861. Rumsey 2665. Stephenson, Civil War Maps 11.72. Florida section of a six-sheet chromolithograph aerial view of the Confederate States in 1861 (see preceding two entries). This view concentrates on Florida almost exclusively and its coastal and inland defenses; locates Fort Jupiter, New Smyrna, and Key West. ($3,000-6,000)
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53.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. BROWN, G.T. (lithographer). Reno, The Commercial Center of Nevada. Reno, 1907. Unrecorded mixed media print with lithograph view surrounded by photographs and text. Reps in his article on Brown notes that the lithographer is “the only known Black to have been an American viewmaker.” ($1,500-3,000)
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54.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. FRANKLIN SQUARE LITHOGRAPHIC COMPANY. Bird’s-Eye View of the Great Suspension Bridge. New York, 1883. Lithograph view with original tinting. Deák, Picturing America 868. Reps 2744. Very detailed depiction of the Brooklyn Bridge on the day of its inauguration. ($1,500-3,000)
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55.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. [GLOVER, Eli S. (after)]. Vue de Colorado Springs. In: PALMER, W.J. De la Colonisation du Colorado et du Nouveau-Mexique. Paris, 1874. Lithograph view. First published bird’s-eye view of Colorado Springs. Utopian town planning at the foot of Pikes Peak. ($2,000-4,000)
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56.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. [KOCH, Augustus (attributed)]. Partial View of Austin, Texas. Kansas City, 1890. Unrecorded reworking of Koch’s 1887 view of Austin (Reps 3947), with Hyde Park and Austin Dam added. Rare early lithograph view of Austin. ($6,000-12,000)
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57.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. KOECKERT & WALLE (lithographers). Birds Eye View Map of San Antonio. New Orleans, 1891. Lithograph view on pale blue toned ground, printed as an extra to a December 1891 issue of the newspaper San Antonio Light. Rare, unrecorded bird’s-eye view of San Antonio. ($8,000-12,000)
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58.     [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. ST. LOUIS, KANSAS CITY & NORTHERN RAILWAY. Bird’s Eye View of St. Louis.Chicago, 1876. 16-panel time table with map and bird’s-eye view. Uncommon color lithograph view of St. Louis and surrounding area, promoting the railroad and emigration to Kansas. ($500-1,000)
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59. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. WOODWARD & TIERNAN PRINTING COMPANY. Hot Springs, Arkansas. St. Louis, 1890. Chromolithograph view of Hot Springs in original ornate gilt gesso frame (chipped). Not in Reps, who lists only one bird’s-eye view of Hot Springs (1888, Wellge, smaller format and from an entirely different perspective). At the time of this view, Hot Springs was in the midst of a building boom following the destruction of the Civil War. ($4,000-8,000)
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60.     BLACKMORE, William. Colorado: Its Resources, Parks, and Prospects as a New Field for Emigration. London, 1869. Albumen photograph, 3 lithograph maps. 4to, original cloth. First trade edition. See: Adams, Herd 272, Howes C607, Wynar 2025. Elaborate English promotional work published to coincide with the completion of the transcontinental railroad. ($3,000-6,000)
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61. BODMER, Karl (after). [New Harmony on the Wabash]. Coblentz, ca. 1839. Very fine, unlettered, unsigned, aquatint view, apparently a proof, on heavy paper. Unpublished, iconic view of New Harmony nestled on the Wabash River in Indiana. ($1,000-2,000)
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62.     BOLLER, Henry A. Among the Indians. Eight Years in the Far West. Philadelphia, 1868. 8vo, original cloth. Folding map. First edition of the “most authoritative narrative of fur-trading among the Plains Indians of the Upper Missouri.” Adams, Six-Guns 235. Flake 582. Howes B579. Wheat, Transmississippi West #1180. ($2,000-4,000)
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63.     [BORDERLANDS]. [GADSDEN PURCHASE]. MEXICO. SECRETARÍA DE HACIENDA Y CRÉDITO PÚBLICO. Cuenta de la percepción, distribución e inversión de los diez millones de pesos. Mexico, 1855. 8vo, contemporary red sheep. First edition. Not in standard sources. Mexican finances relating to the Gadsden Purchase. ($300-600)
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64.     [BORDERLANDS]. HOUSTON, Samuel. Speech...Favoring a Mexican Protectorate. Washington, 1858. 8vo, unbound as issued. First edition. Raines, p. 119. Uncommon speech by Houston promoting aggressive establishment of a U.S. "protectorate" over Mexico. ($150-300)
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65.     [BORDERLANDS]. [INDIAN DEPREDATIONS]. Documentos para la historia de México. Mexico, 1857. 8vo, disbound. One part of a massive Mexican documentary publication compiled by Joaquín García Icazbalceta, this part containing a report dated January 21, 1811, reporting the Apache Rebellion in Chihuahua between 1804 and 1810. ($200-400)
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66.     [BORDERLANDS]. INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION. UNITED STATES & MEXICO. Monumentación de cincuenta y siete bancos antiguos del Río Bravo [and] Monumentación de bancos en el Río Bravo del Norte. Washington & Mexico, 1910. 2 vols., 4to, original cloth. 94 folded color lithograph maps. First edition. Not in standard sources. One of the largest and most detailed set of maps of the lower Rio Grande ever printed; yet another chapter in the attempt to establish the final border between the United States and Mexico. ($500-1,000)
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67.     [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, 1875. 3 folding lithograph maps with original color outlining or shading. 8vo, original cloth over printed paper wrappers. First U.S. edition and first edition in English of one of the primary Borderlands reports. Adams, Guns 1108. Adams, Herd 558 & 2264. Howes I32 (see also T143). Palau 119576–119578. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2469. Superb maps, Native Americans, rustling raids, claims, chaos, and skullduggery. ($1,500-3,000)
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68.     [BORDERLANDS]. MEXICO. SECRETARÍA DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES. Correspondencia Diplomática relativa a las Invasiones del Territorio Mexicano por Fuerzas de los Estados-Unidos de 1873 á 1877. 8vo, stitched. Mexico, 1878. First edition. Palau 62769. Not in Kerr and other standard sources. Relates to preceding entry, being part of a continuing series of diplomatic exchanges between Mexico and the U.S. re cross-border excursions by both sides. ($500-1,000)
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69. [BORDERLANDS]. UNITED STATES. CONGRESS. HOUSE. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo—Indian Incursions. Washington, 1850. 8vo, unbound as issued. First edition. The U.S. government struggles to meet its treaty obligations to Mexico in the chaotic Borderlands: Native American incursions, resettlement of tribes, Mexican captives, possible military solutions (such as forts and cavalry), etc. ($150-300)
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70.     [BORDERLANDS]. UNITED STATES. CONGRESS. HOUSE. Testimony Taken...in Relation to the Texas Border Troubles. Washington, 1878. 2 maps. 8vo, protective wraps. First edition. Not in Adams or Howes. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2491: “An essential source of detailed reports and sworn testimony for Indian and bandit attacks in South Texas since the 1850s and the Mexican government’s failure to take action against these raiders.” ($400-800)
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71.     [BORDERLANDS]. UNITED STATES. CONGRESS. HOUSE. Texas Frontier Troubles. Washington, 1876. With unusual lithograph map of South Texas-Mexico Borderlands, with a plethora of regional minutiae. 8vo, later cloth. First edition. Adams, Guns 2262. Adams, Herd 2273: “Rare.” Howes T143. Reese, Six Score 108: “An important government document dealing with cattle theft along the Mexican border. The testimony contains much on rustling problems and on cattle in South Texas generally.” See Item 67 above. ($300-600)
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72.     [BORDERLANDS]. UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT. CLEVELAND, Grover. Message...Transmitting a report relative to the construction of certain dams in the Rio Grande. Washington, 1889. 6 plates & 3 lithograph maps (colored & folded). 8vo, contemporary three-quarter sheep. First edition. Not in standard sources, but see Hedrick, List of References to Publications Relating to Irrigation and Land Drainage #1487: “Correspondence and documents in relation to action of Mexican authorities in constructing at Paso del Norte certain wing dams, and complaints caused thereby.” ($500-1,000)
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73.     [BORDERLANDS]. UNITED STATES. WAR DEPARTMENT. SECRETARY OF WAR. Troubles on Texas Frontier. Washington, 1860. 8vo, disbound. First edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:95. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2494: “Almost all of the correspondence concerns military action against Juan Cortina, but included are letters requesting additional troops in West Texas to suppress Indian attacks.” Excellent source for Robert E. Lee’s activities as Acting Commander of the Department of Texas. ($200-400)
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74.     BRAMAN, D.E. Braman’s Information about Texas. Philadelphia, 1857. Very good copy in original cloth. First edition. Adams, Herd 305: “Rare.” Howes B719. Raines, p. 30. Braman gives the prospective settler a well-balanced emigrant guide to Texas, including land and legal matters, status of women, how to establish a cattle ranch, etc. ($250-500)
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75.     [BRANDS & BRAND BOOKS]. GUADALUPE AND SAN ANTONIO RIVERS STOCK ASSOCIATION. $150.00 Reward! The Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers Stock Association. Cuero, 1882. Cattle rustling in South Texas, 1882—an extraordinarily detailed illustrated oversize broadside printed on linen with names of sixty-two ranchers and displaying over a hundred brands. Very rare (no sales records or institutional holdings traced). ($7,500-15,000)
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76.     [BRANDS & BRAND BOOKS]. The Loving Brand Book. Austin: Encino Press, 1965. Fine in full leather, slipcase. Frontispiece illustration by William Wittliff. First edition, limited edition (#112 of 119 copies with original leaf from Loving’s ms. brand book dated 1884). Reese, Six Score 74. Whaley 10. ($750-1,000)
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77. [BRANDS & BRAND BOOKS]. MATAGORDA COUNTY, TEXAS. HAYNES, Amos. Two manuscript tally and brand books with ledger entries by Amos Haynes and others from 1870 to 1888. Rare and colorful type of documentation on the cattle trade dating from an era when cattle ranching and trail drives flourished. ($750-1,500)
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78.     [BRANDS & BRAND BOOKS]. Brand Book of the Northern New Mexico Stock Growers’ Association, By-Laws and List of Members. July 1, 1884. Raton, 1884. Hundreds of brands illustrated. 12mo, original wallet-style cloth binding with flap. Rare. First edition. Graff 3036. Not in Adams, et al. Very early, if not the first, New Mexico brand book (the earliest brand book listed for New Mexico by Adams is 1902, and it is actually a supplement to another work). ($2,500-5,000)
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79.     BRIDWELL, J.W. The Life and Adventures of Robert McKimie. Hillsboro, 1878. Engraved portraits and illustrations. 8vo, original pictorial wraps (small portions in facsimile). Firstedition of a classic of true crime in the Black Hills. Adams, One-Fifty 18: “Exceedingly rare. I know of but three copies of this book.” Howes B765. Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 101. ($1,500-3,000)
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80. BROOKE, Francis K. The Missionary District of Oklahoma and Indian Territory. Philadelphia, ca. 1896. Photographic text illustrations. 4to, original self wrappers. First edition of an unusual imprint documenting missionary work in Oklahoma immediately before and after the Boom. Not in standard sources. The images include wonderful scenes from the Oklahoma land rush, such as “Law Offices, Guthrie, April 12, 1889” (busy scene with wagons and people, two lawyers sit behind trunks with their signs propped in front of them). ($300-600)
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81. BROWN, John Henry. History of Dallas County, Texas. Dallas, 1887. Very fine in original wrappers. First edition of the first book published on the history of Dallas and Dallas County. CBC 1218. Howes B855. Raines, p. 31: “Special reference to the pioneer settlers.” Vandale 20. ($100-200)
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82.     BROWN, John Henry. History of Texas, from 1685 to 1892. St. Louis, 1892-1893. 26 plates, text illustrations. 8vo, 2 vols., very good in original cloth. First edition. Basic Texas Books 22: “Earliest comprehensive history of Texas written by an active participant [and] one of the basic research sources for nineteenth-century Texas.” Howes B856. Raines, p. 32. Tate, The Indians of Texas 151: “Standard stories of Indian atrocities and pioneer heroism.” ($100-300)
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83.     BROWN, John Henry. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas. Austin, 1896. 176 plates (mostly portraits): 125 photographic (some from engravings); 51 steel engravings on heavy paper, 37 text illustrations. Large 4to, full blind-embossed roan. Fine (seldom encountered thus). First edition, the preferred issuewith added steel-engraved plates and sharper images. Basic Texas Books 23. Howes B857. Rader 514. Tate, Indians of Texas 151 & 2356: “Reflects an obvious frontiersman’s bias, and many of the accounts have been embellished, but researchers should utilize this compendium of information and look for supporting evidence elsewhere.” ($600-1,200)
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84. [BRUFF, Joseph Goldsborough (attributed)]. “Jamaica Journal & Reporter.” November 25, 1846 & November, 1847. Two issues of illustrated manuscript newspapers lampooning the Mexican-American War, Santa-Anna, and other appropriate targets. In tone, text, humor, handwriting, and fluidity of line drawing, there is a marked resemblance to the lively art work and brilliant drollness found in the work of accomplished artist, cartographer, and U.S. Topographical Engineer Joseph Goldsborough Bruff, best known for his ‘49er account Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings (1944). Unpublished. ($3,000-6,000)
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85. [BUFFALO]. Collection of ten prints of buffalo, icon of the West. V.p., 1697 to ca. 1890. Includes McKenney & Hall, Audubon, Eastman, and a large framed lithograph in sepia tone (The Oldest Inhabitant on Line of Union Pacific, 1890s). ($1,000-3,000)
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86.     BULLOCK, William. Six Months’ Residence and Travels in Mexico. London, 1824. 16 aquatint plates (one folding & 4 colored), 2 copper-engraved folding maps. 8vo, contemporary sheep over marbled boards. First edition of “perhaps the most interesting of the books dealing with America” (Prideaux, Aquatint Engraving, p. 256). Abbey 666. Hill I, p. 39; II #214. McNeil, Europeans in Latin America 60. Excellent book with beautiful plates, important for any study of nineteenth-century Mexican iconography. ($500-1,000)
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87.     BURLAGE, John & J.B. Hollingsworth. Abstract of Valid Land Claims. Austin, 1859. 8vo, original three-quarter sheep over original tan boards. Basic Texas Books 204C: “One of the essential research tools on Texas lands and their settlement, especially useful because it is arranged alphabetically by grantee.” Eberstadt, Texas 162:100: “A laboriously detailed and absolutely indispensable work for the early days of bitterly disputed land cases, listing tens of thousands of claims.” Howes B990. Raines, p. 245. Winkler 1144. ($750-1,500)
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88. BURROUGHS, William S. “My Most Unforgettable Character.” Autograph manuscript written horizontally in ink on both sides of six 3 x 5 inch ruled index cards and one side of a seventh card, totaling 13 pp., numbered by the author. N.p., 1995. An autobiographical account of Burroughs’ life after he fled to Mexico to avoid a pending arrest in New Orleans. Here he focuses on the character of the lawyer whom he retained after accidentally shooting his wife in the infamous “William Tell” episode. Unpublished in English. ($3,000-6,000)
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89. [BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S.]. FERRIS, Carolyn (artist). Untitled print, a moody portrait based on a photograph of Burroughs by Allen Ginsberg, showing Burroughs against a background of his so-called shotgun painting. The print run was 50 copies, 30 of which were signed by Timothy Leary. This copy signed by artist and Leary. ($400-800)
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90.     CABEZA DE VACA, Álvar Núñez. Relación de los Naufragios y Comentarios. Madrid, 1906. 2 vols., 12mo, original grey printed wrappers. Exceptionally fine, unopened. Basic Texas Books 24N: “Best edition in Spanish, with lengthy introduction.” Wagner, Spanish Southwest 1an. The original edition of 1542 is the earliest account of Texas and its Native American population and the first recorded journey by Europeans across Texas. ($150-300)
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91.     CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA, Madame Frances Erskine Inglis. Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in that Country. 8vo, contemporary sheep over mottled boards London, 1843. First English edition. BAL 16338n. Hill I, p. 43: “One of the classic writings of nineteenth-century travel.... Probably the most important record of the social life of the country at that time.” ($150-300)
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92.     [CALIFORNIA COLONIZATION]. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (October 26, 1833). PRESIDENT (Antonio López de Santa-Anna). Se faculta al Gobierno para que tome todas las providencias que aseguren la Colonización. Mexico, 1833. 4 pp. 4to. Decree stating that income from the secularized California missions may be used to support colonization. First edition of a fundamental document for the history of California. Howell 50, California 122. Streeter Sale 2469. By this decree, income from the secularized California missions was diverted to settling emigrants from Mexico in the two Californias. ($500-1,000)
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93.     [CALIFORNIA LETTER SHEET]. Dividing the Pile; Hard Road to travel; Lith & Pub. by Britton & Rey, Cor Mont & Comml. Sts. [San Francisco, issued before January 31, 1854]. Lithograph, Borthwick-style scenes of life at the mines. Baird 54 (No. 7 from the Britton & Rey numbered series). Clifford Sale 48. Peters, p. 69. Miners at work and miners at rest. ($250-350)
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94.     [CALIFORNIA LETTER SHEET]. A Prospecting Party; [four scenes of mining life below] Starting; Not Even the Colour; The End of the Mule; Returning; [imprint below] Lith. & Pubd. by Britton & Rey San Francisco. [Issued before January 13, 1854]. Lithograph. Baird 209 (another issue, No. 5 from the Britton & Rey numbered series). Clifford 215. Peters, California on Stone, p. 76. The vicissitudes of prospecting in the California Gold Rush, cartoon style with a combination of humor and pathos. ($150-250)
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95.     [CALIFORNIA LETTER SHEET]. Tremendous Excitement! Samuel Whittaker and Robert McKenzie rescued from the authorities, and hung by the Vigilance Committee, on Sunday August 24th. at 3 o’clock P.M. in the presence of Fifteen thousand People. Lith. & Publ. by Justh, Quirot & Co. Calif. corner Montg. Sts. S.F. [Issued before September 1, 1851]. Lithograph, depiction of the last official act of the first San Francisco Vigilance Committee—the execution of two Sydney Ducks. ($200-400)
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96.     [CALIFORNIA LETTER SHEET]. Two Roads in California [eight cartoon vignettes below]; Lith. & Pubd. by Britton & Rey Cor. Montgomery & Commercial Sts. S.Fco. N.d. Lithograph. Moralistic view of the California Gold Rush experience, almost Biblical in its depiction of the Prodigal Son story. Finely detailed miniatures, somewhat comical in nature. Baird 275. Clifford 285. Peters, California on Stone, p. 79. ($100-300)
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97.     [CALIFORNIA MISSIONS]. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS. PIOUS FUND. Ley y reglamento aprobado de la junta directiva y económica del fondo piadoso de Californias. Mexico, 1833. Very fine in original plain white paper wrappers. First edition. Barrett, Baja California 1474. Cowan I, p. 179. Cowan II, p. 491. Weber, California Missions, p. 63. By these regulations secularizing the great wealth of the California missions, Mexican authorities sought to replace the old monastico-missionary regime in California with civil colonies. ($500-1,000)
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98. [CALIFORNIA MISSIONS]. Set of six large oil paintings in gilt frames depicting California missions: San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Carlos Borromeo, Santa Clara, San Francisco de Asis, San Buenaventura. The paintings were created for a Spanish monastery after 1935 to commemorate its connection to Father Serra and California history. Details upon request.
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99.     [CALIFORNIA PORTS]. SPAIN. LAWS (October 22, 1803). SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO. D. Joseph de Yturrigaray... con objecto de fomentar la agricultura y comercio de las Californias. Mexico, April 2, 1804. Folio broadside. First Mexican edition. Not in Medina. By this law, Spain gave increased official recognition to ports in upper and lower California to allow increased imports and exports. ($200-400)
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100.     CAPRON, E.S. History of California. Boston & Cleveland, 1854. Large folding, colored Colton map of California (pristine). 12mo, original cloth. First edition of book, second issue of Colton map. Cowan I, p. 41. Cowan II, p. 104. Howes C127. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 116. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #254. Wheat, “Twenty-Five California Maps” #16. Early state map of California (see Streeter Sale 2734). ($400-800)
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101.     CASTRO, Lorenzo. The Republic of Mexico in 1882. New York, 1882. Large folding lithograph map of Mexico and the Borderlands. 8vo, original cloth-backed boards. First edition. Raines, p. 225. The original map was drawn by early Texas artist Theodore Gentilz, and revised and updated by Lorenzo Castro, son of Franco-Texan colonizer Henri Castro. ($750-1,500)
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102.     CATLIN, George. North American Indians. Edinburgh, 1926. 2 maps & 320 chromolithographs. Superb two-volume set in original gilt pictorial bindings. Handsome reprint of the original edition published in London in 1841. See: Howes C241. Plains & Rockies IV:84:1. Raines, p. 46. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2142: “His dramatic descriptions and sketches of mounted Comanche have been continuously cited by later historians, and the entire account of the Comanche camps is worth a close reading by the researcher.” Tyler, Prints of the American West, pp. 46–55: “The basis for much Plains ethnology.” ($800-1,600)
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103.     [CAZNEAU, Jane Maria Eliza McManus Storms]. Eagle Pass; or, Life on the Border. New York, 1852. 8vo, original cloth. Author’s presentation copy. First edition, fourth issue of an important first-person account of life along the Rio Grande frontier by a conniving feminist activist and humanitarian. Graff 2873. Howes C251n. Raines, p. 252n. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2466. ($100-200)
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104.     [CHAMP D’ASILE]. “Art. VII,—The Champ-d’Asile, or the French establishment on the Trinity River,” pp. 58-63 in The Analectic Magazine. Philadelphia, 1819. 5 engraved plates. Translation of French article on the failed Champ d’Asile colony in Texas on the Trinity River, with article and plate on early bicycles. ($100-200)
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105.     [CHAMP D’ASILE]. LALLEMAND, C.F.A. Autograph letter signed, in French, to Daniel Lord, Jr. An enigmatic letter written by one of Napoleon’s officers who came to the U.S., secured a land grant in Alabama for similar French disaffecteds, but instead tried to establish an illegal colony in Spanish Texas on the Trinity River. ($200-400)
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106.     [CHAMP D’ASILE]. [ROY, J.-J.-É.]. Les aventures d’un Capitaine Français, planteur au Texas. Tours, 1860. Frontispiece plate of French officer meeting Native Americans in Texas. 8vo, original boards. Second edition of a popular French quasi-fictional account of a colony in Texas founded by Napoleonic exiles. Howes R479. See Streeter 1007. ($150-300)
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107.     [CHAMP D’ASILE]. RULLMANN, Ludwig (artist) & Charles E.P.M. (lithographer). Les Lauriers seuls y croîtront sans culture. Paris, ca. 1818. Lithograph of an idyllic scene of Champ d’Asile colonists on the Trinity River in Texas, variously attired in Regency dress and French military uniforms. First edition of one of the very earliest lithographs of Texas, depicting an unusual chapter of Texas history. Although the utopian colony failed, it was a success in inspiring this image, one of the more skilled lithographs of Texas in the nineteenth century. German artist Rullmann studied with David in Paris, no doubt accounting for the strong Romantic aesthetic displayed here. ($3,000-6,000)
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108.     [CHEROKEE ALMANAC]. GREENLEAF, Benjamin. Cherokee Almanac 1861. Park Hill, [Indian Territory], 1860. In Cherokee and English. 12mo, original self-wrappers, stitched. First edition of a scarce and unusual Indian Territory almanac. Foreman, Oklahoma Imprints 1835-1897, p. 14. Pilling 773. Bibliography of the Iroquoian Languages, pp. 170-171. Not in Gilcrease-Hargrett. ($400-800)
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109.     [CHILDREN’S LITERATURE]. Les Petits Voyageurs en Californie. Tours, 1853. 8 chromolithograph plates (including view of San Francisco). 8vo, original gilt pictorial cloth. First edition. Cowan II, p. 837. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 125. Optimistic juvenile novel of a French family’s journey to California during the Gold Rush. Wonderful plates. ($250-500)
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110. [CHILDREN’S LITERATURE]. [MARTIN, Sarah C. (attributed)]. Mother Hubbard and Her Dog. London, 1807. 16 leaves (text and illustrations entirely engraved, printed on one side only), 15 copper-engraved comic illustrations by author, original bright hand coloring. Fine copy of the further adventures of one of the most popular characters of children’s literature. Second edition (first edition, 1806). Moon 561 & Osborne II, 684.($1,000-2,000)
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111. [CHILDREN’S LITERATURE]. MILNE, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh. New York, 1926. Fine copy in original lavender cloth over pink paper-covered boards, pictorial pink paper spine label, both covers with illustrations, original pictorial d.j., publisher’s matching pictorial box. First American edition, large paper copy, limited edition (#140 of 200 copies, signed by author and illustrator in ink). ($4,000-8,000)
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112. CHURCH, John H.C. Diary of a Trip through Mexico and California. Pittsfield, 1887. Fine in original cloth. First edition. Flake (Supplement) 1283b. Not in Cowan, Rocq, Palau, or other standard sources. Scarce, privately printed travel account encompassing a train trip of several thousand miles through the wilds of the American West and Mexico. ($300-600)
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113. CISNEROS, José. “Californian—1840.” Original signed finished pen and ink drawing on smooth glossy heavy paper, completed on J. Frank Dobie’s desk at Paisano. ($2,000-4,000)
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114.     CISNEROS, José. Transition of Govt in Texas from Spanish to Mex. N.p., n.d. [El Paso, ca. 1997]. Silkscreen print in black, green, red, gold, and cream on thick paper. Signed in print at lower right, “J. Cisneros - 97.” A rare example of Cisneros’ work in the medium of silkscreen. Limited edition (#10 of 45 copies), signed and numbered in pencil below image. ($2,000-4,000)
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115. CISNEROS, José. Untitled original finished pen and ink drawing on Crescent art board, signed in ink: “J. Cisneros.” Dodging two arrows, a mounted Cavalry officer in captain’s uniform and armed with rifle and sword stares straight ahead, steely-eyed as he reigns in his agitated horse. With this drawing is a copy of Robert G. Carter’s Old Sergeant’s Story (1982), in which the drawing was published. ($900-1,800)
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116.     [CISNEROS, José (illustrator)]. FUGATE, Francis. The Spanish Heritage of the Southwest.El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1952. 12 full-page illustrations and map by José Cisneros. 4to, original red cloth over “adobe” boards, slipcase with illustration on upper cover. Fine copy, signed by Cisneros and Hertzog, announcement laid in. First edition, limited deluxe edition (525 copies in total edition, this being #8 of 50 copies printed on tan Ticonderoga paper, and one of 24 copies with first drawing hand colored by Cisneros).Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Cisneros 76). Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas, pp. 19, 53. Printer at the Pass 78A. ($400-800)
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117. [CIVIL WAR]. ALLAN, Francis D. (compiler). Allan’s Lone Star Ballads. Galveston, 1874. 16mo, original cloth. Very good copy of a rare compilation of patriotic songs of early Texas and the Confederacy, including an early appearance in print of the first genuine Texas Ranger song. First collected edition, with many previously unpublished songs added. Dykes, Western High Spots (“Ranger Reading”), p. 119. Raines, p. 6. Winkler 3336. ($250-500)
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118.     [CIVIL WAR]. [BLESSINGTON, Joseph Palmer]. The Campaigns of Walker’s Texas Division, by a Private Soldier. New York: Published for the Author, 1875. 8vo, original cloth. First edition. Basic Texas Books 17: “The only complete history of the largest single unit of Texas troops in the Civil War...the backbone of the Confederate forces of the Trans-Mississippi West.” Coulter, Travels in the Confederate States 41. Howes B533. Parrish, Civil War Texana 11: “Blessington was a common soldier who possessed an uncommon grasp of the big picture.” Raines, p. 27. ($300-600)
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119. [CIVIL WAR]. CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY. ARMY OF TENNESSEE. “Terms of a Military Convention entered into this twenty sixth (26th) day of April, 1865, at Bennett House, near Durham’s Station, North Carolina, between General Joseph E. Johnston, Commanding the Confederate Army, and Major General W.T. Sherman, Commanding the United States Army in North Carolina.” Entirely in a secretarial hand. Very good contemporary copy of this important document which basically ended the Civil War east of the Mississippi River. ($8,000-12,000)
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120. [CIVIL WAR]. CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY. DEPARTMENT OF THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST. “Terms of Military Convention entered into this 26th day of May 1865 at New Orleans [i.e., Shreveport] La between Gen E. Kirby Smith Confederate States Army commanding the Dept, Trans Miss & Maj Gen. E.R.S. Canby U S Army Cmg the Army & Div’s of West Miss’s for the surrender of the Military and Naval authorities of the Texas Miss Dept,” secretarial signatures of S.B. Buckner, P. Jas Asterhaus, J.N. Gallaher, and Austin N. Standish (noted as “Official Copy”); “Supplemental Articles” (signed and noted same as preceding); “General Order, Shreveport, June 2, 1865” (noted as “Official”), with secretarial signature of Maj. Gen Parsons and authentic signature of J. Waldo; “General Order” with secretarial signature of Col. Mitchell and authentic signature of Waldo. Rare and significant item for both Confederate and Texas history documenting the surrender of the Confederate army west of the Mississippi. ($8,000-12,000)
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121. [CIVIL WAR]. DUNGAN, J. Irvine. History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Davenport, 1865. Folded lithograph map. 8vo, original cloth. Association copy, annotated by a member of the unit, giving details on the fate of various soldiers. First edition. Not in Coulter, Howes, Nevins, Sabin, and other sources. Very rare regimental history, including incidents, battles, travel, imprisonment at Camp Ford (Texas), escape, and service at Brownsville. ($1,000-2,000)
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122. [CIVIL WAR]. GRANT, Ulysses S. Retained copy of autograph letter signed to Brigadier General Shipley, City Point, Virginia, February 8, 1865. One page on engraved stationery “Head Quarters Armies of the United States” ordering a Confederate ship to be held in port; the ship is said to carry goods “for the use of people in rebellion and expected to bring back cotton.” ($4,000-6,000)
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123. [CIVIL WAR]. HOOD, John. Collection of autograph manuscript speeches about the Civil War and his experiences, written and delivered by Hood at various venues during the nineteenth century. Includes a well-written narrative of his time as a Confederate prisoner of war and escape from Libby prison. Unpublished. ($2,000-4,000)
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124. [CIVIL WAR]. JOHNSON, A.R. The Partisan Rangers of the Confederate States Army. Louisville, 1904. 65 photographic plates. 8vo, original cloth. First edition. Basic Texas Books 108: “One of the most interesting firsthand narratives of Texas Indian fighting, stage coaching, and Confederate cavalry operations. Johnson fought Indians in Texas in the 1850s, was a driver for the Butterfield Overland Stage in Texas, and surveyed a vast amount of virgin territory in West Texas.” Coulter, Travels in the Confederate States 257. Howes J122. Parrish, Civil War Texana 51. ($150-300)
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125.     [CIVIL WAR]. JOHNSON, S.S. Texans Who Wore Gray. Tyler, 1907. Photographic illustrations. 8vo, original cloth. First edition. Basic Texas Books 110. Howes J152. Parrish, Civil War Texana 52: “Extremely interesting and useful reference—deserves to be reprinted.” ($300-600)
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126. [CIVIL WAR]. [KOPKE-GRIPON FAMILY ARCHIVES]. Approximately 140 items chronicling the lives of two Southeast Texas German families (and a steamboat), mostly from about 1860 to 1900. Includes details on the Civil War, the cotton trade, and family life, personal and business correspondence, legal and other documents, photographs, artifacts, a rare Confederate imprint, and documentation relating to an embattled steamboat co-owned by Richard King (of King Ranch), etc. ($15,000-30,000)
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127.     [CIVIL WAR]. LARSON, James. Sergeant Larson, 4th Cav. San Antonio, 1935. Frontispiece photograph, text illustrations. 8vo, original cloth. First edition, limited edition (#122 of 300 copies) of an obscurely published memoir. Coulter, Travels in the Confederate States 284. Dornbusch II:161. ($150-300)
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128.     [CIVIL WAR]. LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph note signed by Lincoln, along with eight additional items of Lincolniana, including Currier & Ives print (Abraham Lincoln, The Nations Martyr), and printed 1860 electoral ticket (Republican Ticket. For President, Abraham Lincoln). ($2,400-3,200)
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129. [CIVIL WAR]. MAVERICK, Samuel, Jr. Unpublished manuscript (approximately 23 leaves closely written, folded, should be relaxed), containing his narrative of service with the fabled Terry’s Texas Rangers in the Civil War, with material not found in other memoirs of other members of the cavalry regiment. Compared to similar materials published by fellow soldiers in Terry’s Texas Rangers, Maverick’s story stands out as a superior example of detailed narrative, engaging style, and lively tone. Evident throughout is Maverick’s quirky and brash personality, which made him an excellent soldier and raconteur. ($4,000-8,000)
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130.     [CIVIL WAR]. [McCULLOCH, BENJAMIN]. [BRADY, John (attributed)]. Illustrated Confederate broadside verse: Song. Ben M’Cullough. Air—”Someting [sic] new comes every day.” Oh have you heard of the brave old fellow, He goes by the name of Ben McCullough. Baltimore, 1861. First printing. Moss, Confederate Broadside Poems 29. Rudolph, Confederate Broadside Verse 42. Wolf, American Song Sheets 1850-1870 #C24. ($2,000-3,000)
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131. [CIVIL WAR]. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Half-Dime Tales of the Late Rebellion. New York & Philadelphia, 1868. Very fine and fresh in original pictorial wrappers, sewn. First collected edition of weekly magazine containing much of military interest, including John A. Bering’s genuine first-person account of his service with the 48th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Texas, and internment at Camp Ford. Nevins, Civil War Books I:161n. Sabin 86329n. ($150-300)
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132. [CIVIL WAR]. STEVENS, J.W. Reminiscences of the Civil War by...a Soldier in Hood’s Texas Brigade. Hillsboro, Texas, 1902. Frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original cloth. Association copy. First edition. Dornbusch II:1093. Howes S970. Parrish, Civil War Texana 94: “Instead of the usual battle accounts, Stevens gives a personal view of life in Hood’s Brigade, providing numerous anecdotes and colorful observations.” ($750-1,500)
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133.     [CIVIL WAR]. TEXAS. SECESSION CONVENTION. An Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of Texas and the Other States...first day of February, A.D., 1861. Austin, 1861. Superb condition. Large folio broadside within ornamental border. Parrish & Willingham, Confederate Imprints 4163. Winkler & Friend 163. This brief but forceful ordinance was the basic document that set Texas on its path to joining the Confederacy. ($15,000-30,000)
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134. [CIVIL WAR]. VAN LEW, Elizabeth Louisa. Autograph manuscript signed almost forty times by Grant’s famous female spy in Richmond during the Civil War. Philadelphia, ca. 1830. Penmanship exercise book for students, containing maxims, including fifteen instances of the prophetic statement: “Keep your mouth shut, your eyes and ears open.” ($4,000-8,000)
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135. [CIVIL WAR]. WEST, J.C. A Texan in Search of a Fight. Being the Diary and Letters of a Private Soldier in Hood’s Texas Brigade. Waco, 1901. 12mo, original printed cloth wrappers. Author’s signed presentation copy. First edition. Coulter 469. Howes W278. Nevins, Civil War Books I:176: “Among the best personal accounts of life in Hood’s famous Brigade.” Parrish, Civil War Texana 103. Very scarce. ($200-400)
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136.     COAHUILA Y TEJAS. Laws and Decrees of the State of Coahuila and Texas...Translated by J.P. Kimball, M.D. Houston, 1839. Spanish and English on facing pages. 12mo, contemporary Texas sheep. First edition of the first complete translation into English of the Mexican laws relating to Texas. American Imprints 55012. Eberstadt, Texas 162:461: “An indispensable collection.” Howes C503. Streeter 310: “The first printings of a number of the decrees of Coahuila and Texas are of considerable rarity.” ($750-1,500)
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137.     [CODEX OSUNA]. Pintura del gobernador, alcaldes y regidores de México. Madrid, 1878. 40 leaves of hand-colored lithograph plates of facsimiles of the illustrated codex with Spanish & Nahuatl text. Folio, original wrappers in contemporary vellum. Very fine. First printing, limited edition (#12 of 100 copies). Glass, p. 178 & 676: “Forms part of an inquiry into the conduct of the Indian and Spanish governments of Mexico City in 1565.” Codex Osuna includes the De Luna Expedition to Florida in 1561. ($1,500-3,000)
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138.     COLAS, Louis. La Tombe Basque. Bayonne, 1923. Profusely illustrated. 2 vols., folio, fine binding, original wrappers, uniformly bound in matching custom French bindings of contemporary maroon, tan, and dark brown levant morocco gilt with illustrations of Basque symbols, marbled slipcases (Randeynes et fils). First edition, limited edition (#40 of 50 examples with text on Rives BFK paper and atlas on Lafuma paper), specially bound and with author’s signed inscription. Classic study of Basque tomb art. Van Gennep, et al.,Manuel de folklore français contemporain, p. 36. ($1,000-2,000)
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139.     [COLORADO]. JACKSON, William Henry (photographer). A Memorial Offering of the Business Men and Pioneers of Denver, Colorado. Denver, 1882. 149 gold-toned albumen photographs, including panorama of Denver. Folio, original morocco gilt. Fine copy, images pristine. First edition. Harrell, Jackson: An Annotated Bibliography, p. 34: “A quite rare book. One of the very few published books in which actual Jackson photographs were used.” Wynar 2078. ($15,000-25,000)
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140.     [COLORADO COMIC OPERA]. HAMP, S.F. & A.C. Pearson. Below Zero, or A Trip to the Top of the World. A Comic Opera in Three Acts. Colorado Springs?, 1894. 4to, original cloth over boards. First edition. Not in standard sources. Fine copy of a rare Arctic and Colorado item. ($250-500)
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141.     [COLT REVOLVERS]. Two items: (1) Broadside illustrating Colt’s .44 Caliber Second Model Dragoon Revolver (manufactured 1850-1851), complete with cylinder engraving of a battle between Native Americans and soldiers, commencing: Colt’s Patent Repeating Pistols, Army, Navy, and Pocket Sizes. (2) Autograph letter, signed, from Samuel and Elisha Colt, Hartford, March 25, 1852, with integral address leaf, sent to Armand Soubie, New Orleans gunsmith, gun dealer, and avid fan of Colt’s revolvers, regarding various shipments of revolvers and stating twenty-four Navy pistols will soon be on their way. Docketed as from Samuel Colt, March 25, 1852, and received April 2, 1852. ($750-1,500)
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142.     [COLT REVOLVERS]. HENDERSON, Halton. Artistry in Single Action. Foreword by J. Evetts Haley. Dallas: Chama Press, 1989. 4to, levant morocco over cloth. Very fine, signed by author. First edition, limited edition (#334 of 400 copies designed by David Holman and printed at Wind River Press). Handsome volume discussing Edmond Henri de la Garrigue, the father of the “Grizzly Single Action Revolver,” itself based on the tradition and designs of Samuel Colt. ($150-300)
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143.     [COLT REVOLVERS]. UNITED STATES. CONGRESS. SENATE. Mr. Rusk Made the Following Report Relative to “Colt’s Repeating Fire Arms.” Washington, 1848. First edition of an important report on Colt’s revolver—brief in content, but pivotal in military history. Glowing endorsements include those by Texas Rangers Ben McCullough, Samuel H. Walker, B.S. Roberts, and journalist George W. Kendall, the last of whom declares: “No Texan Ranger considers himself equipped without one of them.” ($100-200)
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144.     COLTON, Walter. Three Years in California. Cincinnati, 1850. Map & 13 engraved plates, plus folding plate: Declaration of Rights in the Constitution of California. 8vo, original cloth. First edition. Cowan I, pp. 52-53. Cowan II, p. 137. Hill II:343. Howes C625. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 151a. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush #46. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #146. Zamorano Eighty #20. The lively plates tinged with sardonic humor are the work of wood engraver William Orr. ($150-300)
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145. CONKLING, R.P. & M.B. The Butterfield Overland Mail 1857-1869. Glendale: Clark, 1947. Numerous plates & maps. 3 vols., fine in original cloth. First edition, limited edition of the definitive study of the great stagecoach line begun in 1858 to cross 2,800 miles from St. Louis to California via Arkansas, El Paso, Tucson, and Yuma to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Clark & Brunet, The Arthur H. Clark Company 58. Dobie, p. 78. ($400-800)
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146. CONNOR, S.V. Texas Treasury Papers. Austin: Texas State Library, 1955. 3 vols., 4to, fine set in original cloth. First edition. Previously unpublished correspondence on the perilous fiscal history of the Republic of Texas. ($100-300)
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147.     CORPUS CHRISTI & RIO GRANDE RAILWAY COMPANY. The Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Railway Company. A Description of the New Railway across Southwestern Texas. Philadelphia, 1874. Superb large folded lithograph map on bank note paper showing southwest Texas and northern Mexico. 12mo, original cloth. First edition. Modelski, Railroad Maps of the United States 393. Not in CBC or other standard sources.Very rare railroad promotional item seeking support and investors for the proposed railroad that was to run from Corpus Christi to Laredo. The promoters and directors included such prominent men as Richard King (of King Ranch fame). ($4,000-6,000)
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148.     [COUNTRY GENTLEMAN]. The Country Gentleman’s Vade Mecum: Or His Companion for the Town. London, 1699. 8vo, modern Cambridge-style calf binding. First edition of an anonymous satirical “guide” to the vices, cheats, frauds, strumpets, knaves, and other perils of seventeenth-century London, both amusing and instructive on the customs and social life in England. Jessel, A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards & Gaming 1470. Wing C6533. ($600-1,200)
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149.     [COX, James]. Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory. St. Louis, 1895. Color frontispiece, plates, profusely illustrated. 4to, original gilt pictorial leather (of the original spine, about half remains, which has been professionally laid down on new sympathetic spine). Complete copy (rarely found so). First edition of one of the “Big Four” cattle books. Adams, Herd 593. Basic Texas Books 34. Dobie, p. 100: “In 1928 I traded a pair of store-bought boots to my uncle Neville Dobie for his copy of this book. A man would have to throw in a young Santa Gertrudis bull now to get a copy.” Howes C820. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 334. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, pp. 9-10, 17. Reese, Six Score 24. Vandale 44. ($4,000-8,000)
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150.     [CROCKETT, DAVID]. DE ROSE, A.L. (artist) & A.B. Durand (engraver). Engraved bust portrait of Crockett with epitaph and signature in engraved facsimile: I leave this rule, for others when I am dead | Be always sure, you are right, then go, a head. | David Crockett. New York, early 1830s. 4to. First edition of one of the few authentic and serious images of the iconic Crockett, created at the height of his national popularity. Grolier Club, Asher B. Durand #29. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, pp. 10 & 25, Figure 2.4.($500-1,000)
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151. [CROCKETT, DAVID]. DE ROSE, A.L. (artist). Tinted gelatin silver copy print, untitled bust profile portrait of David Crockett, made by N.H. Rose, n.d. (early twentieth century). Small folio. This version is after De Rose’s original painting rather than Durand’s engraving of De Rose’s painting. ($50-100)
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152.     [CROCKETT, DAVID]. FRENCH, J.P.C. & Zella Armstrong. The Crockett Family and Connecting Lines. Bristol, 1928. Plates, including the Alamo, portraits, examples of Crockett’s handwriting and signature. 8vo, cloth. From the series Notable Southern Families, with transcriptions of Crockett documents and letters. ($40-80)
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153.     [CROCKETT, DAVID]. OSGOOD, S.S. (artist) & C.G. Childs & George Lehman (lithographers). David Crockett. Printed by S.S. Osgood. On Stone. Childs & Lehman. Lithry. Philadelphia [below image, facsimile of Crockett’s signature and guarantee, followed by copyright] I am happy to acknowledge this to be the only correct likeness that has been taken of me. David Crockett. Philadelphia, 1834. Lithograph bust portrait printed on India proof paper, mounted (as issued) on beige wove paper.Folio. Extremely rare and handsome portrait in an unusual, elegant format. Dictionary of American Portraits, p. 140. Peters, America on Stone, Plate 33, p. 42: “The Crockett portrait is interesting as a type—with endorsement lithographed on the paper on which the print is pasted, apparently to catch the trade of those who would think the autographs original.” The print is discussed by Ron Tyler in his forthcoming study of nineteenth-century Texas lithographs, where he notes: “Crockett is one of the few heroes of the battle of the Alamo, along with James Bowie, for whom a life portrait exists. ($10,000-20,000)
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154.     [CUBA]. [BETANCOURT Y CISNEROS, Gaspar]. Thoughts upon the Incorporation of Cuba into the American Confederation. New York, 1849. 8vo, original plain yellow wraps. First edition in English of an ephemeral political pamphlet in support of U.S. “liberation” of Cuba, printed in New York and clandestinely distributed. The work has been associated with Jane Maria Eliza McManus Storms Cazneau (see Item 103 herein). ($200-400)
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155.     CURRIER & IVES. PALMER, F.F.B. (Fanny) (artist). New York Bay. From Bay Ridge, L.I.New York, 1860. Hand-colored lithograph view of New York as seen from Long Island, after the art work of Fanny Palmer, whom Deák calls “the foremost woman lithographer of her time” (Picturing America, I, pp. 438-439). Peters, Currier & Ives 4005. Framed. ($1,000-2,000)
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156.     CURRIER & IVES. PALMER, F.F.B. (Fanny) (artist). View on the Hudson. New York, n.d. (1860s). Very fine hand-colored lithograph with gesso highlights, view of the Hudson River with paddle steamer and sloops. Peters, Currier & Ives 4147 & Vol. I, pp. 110-116. Framed. ($750-1,500)
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157.     CURRIER & IVES. PALMER, F.F.B. (Fanny) (artist). Staten Island and the Narrows...Fort Richmond. Fort Diamond. Fort Hamilton. New York, 1861. Fine hand-colored lithograph view of Staten Island. Peters, Currier & Ives 4014. Framed. ($750-1,500)
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158.     CURTISS, D.S. Western Portraiture, and Emigrants’ Guide: A Description of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. New York: J.H. Colton, 1852. Folding lithograph map. 8vo, recent calf. First edition. Howes C967. This book was intended to praise the region and to promote emigration to it. Colton’s catalogue at the end touts De Cordova’s Map of the State of Texas (see Item 287 herein), which is endorsed by Sam Houston, Thomas J. Rusk, Texas Ranger John Coffee Hayes, et al. ($150-300)
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159.     DAVIS, E.A. & E.H. Grobe (editors). The New Encyclopedia of Texas. Dallas, 1922. Copiously illustrated. 4 vols., 4to, original cloth. First edition. CBC 4310a, 4375a, 4477a, 4545a, 4671a, 6782a. Massive Texas mug book with many portraits of individuals from every walk of life and much on businesses and economy, transportation, medicine, laws and legal history, oil and gas, ranching, etc. ($200-400)
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160.     DAVIS, W.J. History of the Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892. Sacramento, 1893. Fine in original cloth. First edition. Cowan II, p. 161. Cowan & Dunlap, Chinese Question 171. Howes D142. Streeter Sale 3015. Zamorano Eighty #28:“The authority for its period.” ($100-200)
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161. DE CORDOVA, J.R. Lecture on Texas. Philadelphia, 1858. 12mo, original printed wrappers in cloth. First edition. Clark, Old South III:459. Howes D199. Lecture by the “Publicity Agent for an Empire” designed to promote emigration to Texas. This is an interesting adjunct to De Cordova’s great map of Texas (see Item 287 herein). ($150-300)
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162. DE CORDOVA, J.R., William H. Rhodes, William H. Baker & John Henry Brown. Two legal documents from Texas and California, 1850 & 1855, signed by De Cordova (Texas emigration agent and cartographer), Rhodes (attorney in Texas and California and early science fiction writer), Baker (1837 emigrant to Texas, who became a wealthy land agent and mayor of Houston), and Brown (fur trader, bartender, citizen-soldier, hotel builder, capitalist, man of affairs, and Zamorano author who rose in wealth and prominence in San Francisco). An improbable confluence of California and Texas signatures. ($200-400)
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163. DE SMET, P.J. Oregon Missions and Travels over the Rocky Mountains, in 1845-46. New York, 1847. 14 lithograph plates on tinted grounds & large folding map of Oregon Territory in 1846. First edition of an account of utopian Jesuit missionary in the Northwest. Cowan I, p. 217. Flake 7767. Howes D286. Pilling 3624 (linguistics of Flathead, Cree, Blackfoot, Potawatomie, etc.). Plains & Rockies IV:141. Tweney, Washington 89. Wheat, Transmississippi West #535 & Vol. III, p. 44. ($1,000-3,000)
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164. DE VENY, William. The Establishment of Law and Order on Western Plains. Portland, 1915. Photographic plates & text illustrations. Adams, Guns 584. Adams, One-Fifty 47: “Lawlessness in the various Kansas county-seat fights and material on Dodge City, where the author lived in its early days.” De Veny was a photographer (one of the plates shows his photographic studio). ($500-1,000)
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165.     DESHIELDS, James T. Cynthia Ann Parker. The Story of Her Capture at the Massacre of the Inmates of Parker’s Fort; of Her Quarter of a Century Spent among the Comanches. St. Louis, 1886. 4 plates including photos of Cynthia Ann and Quanah. Fine in original cloth. First edition. Ayer 63. Howes D278. Notable American Women III:15-16. Raines, p. 67: “A story of painful but absorbing interest.” ($250-500)
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166.     [DIRECTORY]. PORTER, Gay E. City Directory of Las Vegas, New Mexico for the Year 1882-3. Las Vegas, 1882. Superb panoramic photograph of Las Vegas. 8vo, original printed boards. First edition of the first directory of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and one of the earliest directories of any New Mexico town. ($3,000-6,000)
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167.     [DIRECTORY]. RICHARDSON, W. & CO. Galveston Directory for 1866-67. Galveston, 1866. 8vo, original printed boards. First edition. Raines, p. 174. Winkler 1517. Not in CBC. Rare city directory documenting Galveston’s rapid recovery and thriving economy following the Civil War. Includes a section on “Medical Topography of Galveston.” ($500-1,000)
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168.     [DIRECTORY]. SUTHERLAND & McEVOY. Kansas City Directory, and Business Mirror, for 1859-60. Saint Louis, 1859. 8vo, original embossed cloth. First edition of the first Kansas City, Missouri, directory. Graff 4036. Howes S1148. Streeter Sale 1871. ($2,500-3,000)
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169.     [DIRECTORY]. WHARTON, J.E. History of the City of Denver...To Which is Added a Full and Complete Business Directory of the City. Denver, 1866. 8vo, contemporary sheep. Pioneer Colorado photographer W.G. Chamberlain’s copy (see Item 455 herein). First edition of an early and significant Colorado imprint. Howes W303. LC, Colorado 131: “This pioneer history of the ‘Queen City of the Plains’ was printed by Byers & Dailey, proprietors of the city’s pioneer newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News.” McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 73. Streeter Sale 2172: “The first history of Denver and one of the rarest Colorado local histories.” ($2,000-4,000)
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170. EAGLE TAVERN (Manhattan, Ohio). Printed invitation with woodcut of eagle, completed in contemporary ink: The Celebration of the Independence of the U. States, and the Triumph of Texas. Manhattan, Ohio? 1836. 4 pp. (printed on first page). 12mo, very fine. First edition of a wonderful Republic of Texas ephemeron—an invitation to a congratulatory festivity held at the Eagle Tavern on July 4, 1836. Streeter 1198 (locating only his own copy, now at Yale): “Shows how a little town in Ohio felt about Texas in 1836.” ($750-1,500)
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171. EGUIARA Y EGUREN, Juan José de. Bibliotheca Mexicana. Mexico, 1755. Copper-engraved text vignettes of Spanish royal arms, Virgin of Guadalupe, and arms of Mexico City. Folio, contemporary Mexican tree sheep. Very good copy of a legendary Mexican and bibliographical rarity—the first attempt to document writers who worked, were born, or flourished in Mexico, 1521-1763. First edition. Leclerc 501: “Ouvrage très-important et d’une rareté excessive.” Medina 4239. Palau 78641. Sabin 22060. ($2,000-4,000)
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172. EHRENKREUTZ, Baron von. Vollständige Beschreibung des Staates Texas. Coblenz, 1846. Folding lithograph map with original outline color (after Hunt & Randel; see Item 234 herein). 8vo, publisher’s original cloth. First edition of a very early and exceedingly rare German emigration guide to Texas. Sabin 22073. Not in standard sources. A thorough guide covering all aspects of emigration along with the activities and mission of the Adelsverein (Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas). ($10,000-20,000)
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173. ELLICOTT, Andrew. The Journal. Philadelphia, 1803. Copper-engraved folded maps. 4to, original drab blue boards, untrimmed, unsophisticated copy. First edition of the most comprehensive report on the trans-Appalachian West that had appeared at the time, earliest account of West Florida, first thorough American survey of the Lower Mississippi and Gulf Regions. Clark II:89. Howes E94. Sabin 22217. Siebert Sale 607 (1999 fetched $8,625). Streeter Sale 1531: “Ellicott’s report on the area influenced the eventual U.S. acquisition of the area.” ($5,000-8,000)
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174. ELLIOTT, D.S. Last Raid of the Daltons. Coffeyville, 1892. A thoroughly disreputable copy. First edition. Adams, Guns 671: “Rare.” Adams, One-Fifty 52. Dykes, Rare Western Outlaw Books, pp. 28. Howes E107. “What was supposed to be the crime of the century, turned out to be a bust. The Dalton gang rode in, but they did not ride out.” ($250-500)
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175. ELLIOTT, Wallace W. History of San Diego County, California [and] WILSON, Warren. History of San Bernardino County, California. San Francisco, 1883. 77 lithograph plates, 3 lithograph maps, text illustrations. Folio, publisher’s sheep over cloth. Very rare. First edition. Cowan, p. 551. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 76. Not in Adams (Herd)though the book is replete with illustrations of ranches and text on ranching, including the 1851 “An Act re Judges of the Plains” (Herd 394). ($3,000-5,000)
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176. EMMETT, Chris. Shanghai Pierce, a Fair Likeness. Norman, 1953. Plates, illustrations by Eggenhofer. Very fine copy in d.j., author’s ALs laid in. First edition. Adams, Guns 678. Adams, Herd 764. Basic Texas Books 56. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators, p. 126 (Eggenhofer #70). Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #56. Reese, Six Score 38: “Pierce was a grand original, the first cattle king of Texas. A well-written biography.” ($100-200)
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177. EMORY, W.H. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance. Washington, 1848. 40 lithograph plates, 4 maps. First edition, the Senate issue, later printing with Emory’s rank as “Lieut. Col.” and the plates in the preferred state. California 49: Forty-Nine Maps of California #26. Cowan I, pp. 77-78n, 267-268n. Cowan II, p. 195. Howes E145. Plains & Rockies IV:148:2. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, pp. 276-278: “[Contains the] first view of the Southwest.” Tyler, Prints of the American West, pp. 77-80. Wheat, Transmississippi West #544 & III, pp. 6-8: “His map was epoch-making.” Zamorano Eighty #33: “A library of Western Americana is incomplete without it.” ($400-800)
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178. EMSLEY, Charles. “Dignowitty House, Hill, San Antonio, 1885, Chas. Emsley.” Oil on canvas, stretched over original wooden board, showing the idyllic San Antonio home of A.M. Dignowity, early controversial Czech pioneer to Texas. English artist Emsley’s paintings seldom appear on the market. ($750-1,500)
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179. ESPEJO, Antonio de. New Mexico. Otherwise, the Voiage of Anthony of Espeio. [Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1928].12mo, original white parchment over boards. Limited edition (#43 of 200 copies), handsome reprint of Thomas Cadman’s 1587 translation in English (see Wagner, Spanish Southwest 8b). Espejo’s journey to New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas includes his 1582-1583 entrada into the Trans-Pecos West. ($400-800)
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180. EVANS, L.D. Speech...on the Condition of Texas, and the Formation of New States. [Austin? 1869?]. 8vo, stitched as issued. Very fine copy of the first edition of a controversial speech by an exiled Unionist advocating the dismemberment of Texas into five separate states. Winkler 2070. ($150-300)
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181. EVERSON, William. River-Root: A Syzygy for the Bicentennial of These States. [Berkeley]: Oyez [designed by Thomas Whitridge and printed at the Watsonville Press], 1976. Line drawings in sepia by Patrick Kennedy. 4to, publisher’s original calf over boards. Limited edition of an erotic tribute to the bicentennial of the naissance of the United States. ($100-200)
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182. EVERTS, Truman C. Thirty-Seven Days of Peril. A Narrative of the Early Days of the Yellowstone. San Francisco: [Grabhorn Press], 1923. Fine in vellum over boards. First separate edition; limited edition. The news of Everts’ disappearance and reports of his rescue in 1870 caused a sensation and brought a deeper awareness and appreciation of the magic of Yellowstone before it became a national park. ($100-200)
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183. EWELL, Thomas T. A History of Hood County Texas. Granbury, 1895. Fine, complete copy of a scarce Texas county history. First edition. Adams, Herd 779. CBC 2475. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 18. Howes E239. Vandale 62. Rich source on ranching. ($750-1,500)
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184. FEDERALIST. HAMILTON, Alexander, John Jay & James Madison. The Federalist. Hallowell, 1826 & 1831. Two Glazier editions in contemporary bindings of this influential political work. ($250-500)
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185. FERY, John. “Many Glaciers Region, Glacier National Park.” Painting of a majestic Western scene probably done for the Great Northern Railway. Austrian artist Fery came to the U.S. in 1886, where he adopted the “Rocky Mountain Style.” Fery is credited with helping establish Glacier National Park. ($4,000-8,000)
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186. FILISOLA, Vicente. Memorias para la historia de la guerra de Tejas. Mexico, 1849. A superb copy in contemporary Mexican tree sheep. First edition of the Cumplido edition of Filisola’s memoirs (Rafael published an edition in Mexico in 1848 and 1849). The Cumplido edition provides the best coverage of the Battle of the Alamo and the 1836 campaign. Basic Texas Books 62: “The best account by a Mexican contemporary of the American conquest of Texas.” Howes F126. Streeter 853n. ($2,000-4,000)
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187. FISK, F.B. A History of Texas Artists and Sculptors. Abilene, 1928. 8vo, original cloth. First edition of pioneering biographical work on Texas artists. ($200-400)
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188. [FISKE, M. (attributed)]. A Visit to Texas: Being the Journal of a Traveller through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers. New York, 1834. Excellent Hooker map of Texas and early engravings of Texas scenes and cowboy. First edition of a primary and early emigrant guide to Texas. Basic Texas Books 209. Howes T145. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, pp. 7 & 26: “A beautifully illustrated book. One of the engravings may well be the first published illustration of a Texas cowboy.” Streeter 1155 & p. 328: “The plates in this fresh and lively narrative are thought to be the earliest to show sporting scenes in the West.” Vandale 187. ($3,000-6,000)
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189. FOLSOM, George. Mexico in 1842. New York, 1842. Folded lithograph map of the Republic of Texas in original color. 16mo, contemporary three-quarter sheep. First edition. Howes F226. Plains & Rockies IV:91. Streeter 1413. A book prized as much for its text as for the unusual map showing the Republic of Texas in a rather bizarre configuration and with original coloring in neon yellow and outlined in hot pink. ($2,500-5,000)
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190. FOOTE, H.S. Texas and the Texans; or, Advance of the Anglo-Americans to the South-West. 2 vols., 12mo, original cloth.Philadelphia, 1841. First edition. Basic Texas Books 63: “One of the most influential books on Texas in its time—a deliberate piece of propaganda, with the goal of encouraging annexation of Texas to the U.S.” Howes F238. Streeter 1377. ($300-600)
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191. FORD, John Salmon (“Rip”). Autograph letter in ink, boldly signed, to cavalry Captain Santos Benavides giving him permission to cross into Mexico to pursue Cortina and Ochoa. Head Quarters Rio Grande Military District, Fort Brown, May 29, 1861. 1-1/2 pp. Significant letter from legendary Texas Ranger to a great Tejano. Excellent Borderlands letter reflecting delicate international issues. ($10,000-15,000)
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192. FORNEY, J.W. What I Saw in Texas. Philadelphia, 1872. Wood-engraved vignettes and text illustrations. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, original stitching. First edition. Adams, Herd 822: “Rare.” Howes F264. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 164 (listing seven Texas engravings). Raines, p. 85. Ranching content includes “What Poor Men Have Done Raising Stock in Texas” and discussion of Mifflin Kennedy and his vast cattle operation. ($750-1,500)
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193. [FORT McKAVETT, TEXAS]. 1855 manuscript lease on Fort McKavett, near the banks of the San Saba River. ($200-400)
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194. [FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS]. VANDER STUCKEN, Emile. Archive of letters and documents from 1869 to 1907, relating to German emigrant Vander Stucken’s agreement to supply cattle to Fort Stockton and subsequent rustling of the cattle (allegedly worth $26,730.60) by Kickapoo at a river crossing. Rare surviving documentation of a federal depredation claim. ($300-600)
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195. FOSSEY, M. de. Viaje a Méjico. Mexico, 1844. 6 lithograph plates. 8vo, contemporary half sheep over marbled boards. First edition, probably translated into Spanish from his original manuscript in French. Fernández Ledesma, p. 76. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 23, 56 & 63. Palau 93968. Sabin 25192. Toussaint, La Litografía en México, p. xix. French colonist’s astute observations on Native Americans, archaeology, mining, and social differences, especially valuable for its early Mexican lithographs by Ignacio Cumplido. ($500-1,000)
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196. FOURNEL, H.J.M. Coup d’Oeil Historique et Statistique sur le Texas. Folding lithograph map with boundaries in original color (Carte du Texas, Extraite de la grande Carte du Mexique par A. Brué), same map as in Leclerc’s (Streeter 1362). Very good copy in original wrappers, map very fine. First edition. Howes F296. Streeter 1378: “Excellent, brief account of Texas, written by a French mining engineer.” Rare in commerce; last copy at auction: Streeter Sale in 1966 @ $90. ($4,000-8,000)
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197. [FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS]. LUNGKWITZ, K.F.H. Friedrichsburg. Dresden, ca. 1859. Very rare folio lithograph on maize ground. First published view of Fredericksburg, Texas, and among the earliest printed views of any town in Texas. Reps 3968. Steinfeldt, Art for History’s Sake, pp. 154-165: “When Lungkwitz painted his pastoral views of the Texas countryside he fused romanticism with natural realism and made the first solid contribution to landscape painting in Texas.” ($10,000-20,000)
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198. FREJES, F. Historia breve de la conquista de los estados independientes del Imperio Mejicano. Mexico, 1839. 8vo, full Mexican sheep. Fine copy of the second edition of this important source for the colonial history of the Spanish Southwest. Wagner (Spanish Southwest 10) comments that only a few copies are known of the first edition (1838). Barrett 884. Cowan II, pp. 221-222: “Includes a chapter on the Californias.” Graff 1424: “Much on the history, geography, Indians, and conquest of Coahuila, Texas, Sonora, and Sinaloa, and on their colonization.” ($400-800)
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199. FRÉMONT, John C. Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842. Washington, 1845. 22 lithograph plates & 5 maps. 8vo, original cloth (neatly re-backed). First edition (Senate issue)of a work that completely altered the U.S. vision of the West. Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 130-133. Cowan II, pp. 223. Grolier American Hundred 49. Hill II:640. Howes F370. Plains & Rockies IV:115:1. Scallawagiana 100 29. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, pp. 262, 271-278. Tweney, The Washington 89 #22. Wheat, Transmississippi West #497 & Vol. II, pp. 194-200. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #21. Wheat, “Twenty-Five California Maps” #3. Zamorano Eighty #39. ($1,200-2,400)
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200. FRÍAS, Simón de. Tratado elemental de la destreza del sable. Mexico, 1809. 13 copper-engraved plates (2 folding) of fencing positions and gear. First edition of a rare and early Mexican fencing manual. Garritz 362. Leguina 65. Mathes, Illustration in Colonial Mexico, Register 1810:10252. Medina 10252. Palau 95016. Thimm, Bibliography of Fencing & Dueling, p. 108. ($2,500-5,000)
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201. FRINK, Margaret A. Journal of the Adventures of a Party of California Gold-Seekers. Oakland, 1897. 2 frontispiece half-tone sepia-tinted portraits. Fine in original cloth. First edition, limited edition (50 copies printed) of a rare, privately printed overland from the distaff side. Cowan II, p. 225. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains & Rockies 172. Howell 50, California 479: “An engrossing account in diary form. Mrs. Frink, an intrepid, acute, and sensitive observer, comments in detail on the routes followed, scenery, fellow travelers, and Sacramento.” Howes F388. Kurutz, California Gold Rush 258a. ($1,000-2,000)
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202. [GALVESTON]. MEYER, H.J. (publisher). Galveston in Texas. Hildburghausen, 1860. Engraved view bound in original parts wrappers from Meyer’s Universum, along with 3 other engravings (European). Very fine, seldom found as issued in wraps with the text, which presents the history of Galveston, emigration possibilities, and Manifest Destiny. ($150-300)
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203. GALVESTON BAY & TEXAS LAND COMPANY. Ornate lithograph land certificate with inset miniature map of Texas, signed in ink by Company officers. New York, 1830. Folio broadside printed on onionskin paper. Streeter 1117. Several editions and issues of this certificate exist, and it can be found either lithographed or engraved. The existence of so many variants seems to indicate that the Company indiscriminately issued as many of the certificates as it possibly could. The GB&TLC land fraud was one of the more controversial of the Texas colonization companies. See Williams, The Animating Pursuits of Speculation. ($600-1,200)
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204. GÁLVEZ, Bernardo de. Diario de las operaciones de la expedición contra la Plaza de Panzacola. Madrid or Mexico, 1781. Fine in early twentieth-century calf. First edition. Howes P59. Leclerc: “Pièce curieuse et peu connue.” Medina 7195. Palau 96980. Sabin 19949 & 26475. Streeter Sale 1191: “The only printed book to appear under the name of this outstanding historical figure.” Gálvez, a major force in Spanish Texas and the Borderlands, gives a glorious account of his victory and capture of Pensacola during the American Revolution, which in effect broke the British hold on West Florida and made it likely that Spain would be given Florida at the Peace of 1783. ($4,000-6,000)
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205. GATSCHET, A.S., Alice Oliver, et al. The Karankawa Indians, the Coast People of Texas. Cambridge: Peabody Museum, 1891. First edition. Raines, p. 89. Tate, The Indians of Texas 577: “The standard account of this neglected tribe [drawn from] information not only from early travel accounts but also from interviews with Alice Oliver, who had observed the Karankawa at some length during the 1840s.” As a teenager of a ranching family at Matagorda Bay, Alice formed a friendship with the now extinct tribe. Unusual women’s history. ($100-200)
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206. [GINSBERG, Allen]. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA PROSE POETS’ PHALANX. Declaration of Independence for Dr. Timothy Leary. San Francisco: Hermes Free Press, 1971. Pristine eight-page leaflet. First edition, limited edition. Morgan E62c. No limitation is stated, but no more than 250 copies were printed for private distribution to members of the American PEN Club and the signers listed on the last page. Signers names in print include Allen Ginsberg, Andrew Hoyem, Anaïs Nin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane de Prima, Laura Huxley, and Ted Berrigan. ($250-500)
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207. [GLOBE]. HOLBROOK & CO. Solid wooden terrestrial globe on which are mounted twelve lithographed and varnished paper gores, original outline coloring, set on original wooden base with single column-type metal stand. Berea, Ohio, ca. 1840. Very early U.S. teaching globe. Rumsey 2511. Warner 95. Texas is labeled as a separate political entity. ($1,000-2,000)
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208. [GLOBE]. LORING, Josiah. Loring’s Terrestrial Globe. Boston, 1846. Exceptionally handsome early American globe covered with twelve copper-engraved paper gores and two polar galottes with original full and outline hand coloring, original four-legged maple stand with mahogany horizon ring, maple stretchers, brass meridian, brass hour pointer at top; galottes engraved with hour rings in both directions. Early depiction on a globe showing Texas as part of the U.S. A splendid, early American globe. Warner in “The Geography of Heaven and Earth” in Rittenhouse: Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise (Vol. II, No. 4, pp. 110-112 & Vol. II, No. 3, pp. 100-103). References to 1833 predecessor globe for the present 1846 version: Dekker & Van der Krogt, pp. 126 (illustration); pp. 139-140, 176-177. Cartographica Extraordinaire, pp. 137 & illustrated at pp. [1], 137, and back of dust jacket. ($15,000-20,000)
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209. [GLOBE]. Rice’s Mechanical Globe. London: George Philip & Son, n.d. [between 1867 and 1898]. Solid wooden terrestrial globe on which are mounted twelve lithographed and varnished paper gores with original full coloring, mounted on original wooden stand with tripod feet, engraved sub-divided brass meridian; horizon ring with astronomical data. Excellent, attractive example of a diminutive English teaching globe meant to be used by individual students at their desks. ($600-1,200)
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210. GRAVES, John. Goodbye to a River. Austin: W. Thomas Taylor for the Book Club of Texas, 1989. Photographic prints made by William Wittliff from the originals taken by Graves on his river trip. 4to, cloth over marbled boards. Very fine, signed by Graves. Limited edition.Greene, The Fifty Best Books on Texas, p. 86: “It contains the essential humor, the rawness, and earthy wisdom of an old, rural Texas society without sacrificing intelligence and historical accuracy. I rank it the finest piece of Texas writing ever done.” ($100-300)
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211. HALE, Edward Everett. A Tract for the Day. How to Conquer Texas, before Texas Conquers Us.Boston, 1845. 8vo pamphlet, remains of stitching. First edition. Streeter 1583. Hale refers to the Texans as “an unprincipled population of adventurers” and advocates that abolitionist New Englanders emigrate there to dilute the voting majority of slaveholders in Texas. The author is best known for his short story “The Man Without a Country.” ($250-500)
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212. HALEY, J. Evetts. The Heraldry of the Range: Some Southwestern Brands.Canyon, 1949. Illustrated by Bugbee. Very fine, inscribed copy, in original cloth and fine illustrated d.j. First edition. Adams, Herd 962. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Bugbee) 79. Dykes, Western High Spots, pp. 54-55(“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #76). Lowman, Printer at the Pass 62. ($200-400)
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213. HALEY, J. Evetts. The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado. Chicago, 1929. Plates (some after photographs by Erwin E. Smith), 2 maps. 8vo, original cloth, fine. First edition of author’s first book, suppressed. Adams, Guns 894. Adams, Herd 969: “One of the rarest and most sought after books on cattle.” Basic Texas Books 82. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 #20. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 21 (“My Ten Most Outstanding Books on the West”), p. 70 (“High Spots of Western Illustrating” #56); p. 79 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “Spoke quite plainly about some folks who started their herds with XIT cows. A suit was filed and the unsold remainder of the first edition was impounded by the court.” Howes H39. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 19. Reese, Six Score 54. Vandale 82. ($500-1,000)
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214. HAMILTON, A.J. Address of A.J. Hamilton. Austin, 1869. First edition of a rare folio political broadside outlining Hamilton’s hotly contested differences with Texas Reconstruction Governor Davis. Winkler 2078. ($600-1,200)
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215. HAMILTON, A.J. Message of Governor A.J. Hamilton to the Texas State Convention. Austin, 1866. 8vo, pamphlet (disbound). First edition of a strong pro-Unionist message from Reconstruction Governor Hamilton urging restoration of normal relations and declaring that slavery is gone forever. Winkler 1541. ($150-300)
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216. HANCOCK (pseudonym). Essays on Texas. New York, 1837. 8vo, disbound. First edition. Streeter 1276: “A series of short papers that advocate the annexation of Texas.” Vandale 84. Emphasizes the commercial potential of the annexation of Texas and concludes with the question: “Should Texas remain an independent nation?” ($250-500)
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217. HANNIBAL & ST. JOSEPH RAILROAD. Twelve-panel full color folio timetable with map of the route and two superb prints of train travel, including “the new electrical light.”Chicago, 1880. Little masterpieces of railroad illustration. ($300-600)
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218. HAYES, C.. W. Galveston: History of the Island and the City. Austin, 1974. 2 vols., 8vo, fine in original linen and publisher’s slipcase. First published edition, printed from proofs of an 1879 edition that was never published. Basic Texas Books 8. ($150-300)
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219. HILL, Edward Rufus. Mount Hood. Original oil painting on canvas in heavy gilt frame, painterly style. Undated, but likely 1880s. Landscape painter Edward Rufus Hill (1851-1908) was the son of painter Thomas Hill and traveled overland to San Francisco with his family in 1861. ($600-1,200)
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220. HOLLEY, Mary Austin. Texas. Lexington, 1836. Engraved folding map by Hooker, with original color, on bank note paper. 12mo, original muslin (expertly rebacked). First edition of a Texas classic. Basic Texas Books 94. Fifty Texas Rarities 15. Howes H593. Sibley, Travelers in Texas 1761-1860, pp. 178-179: “Holley opened the great era of travel literature in Texas. Her books are standard sources because they are based on the writer’s observations and information obtained from her cousin, Stephen Fuller Austin.” Streeter 1207. Vandale 88. Notable American Women II, pp. 204-205, describes Holley’s emigrant guides as “a defense of the revolution, and a spur to annexation.” Hooker’s map is “one of the earliest maps of Texas to show all of Texas to the Arkansas River, including the Panhandle” (Taliaferro). ($5,000-10,000)
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221. HOLT, H.H. Fine untitled oil painting on canvas of Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, signed at lower right: “H.H. Holt 1900.” Original stretchers and molded gilt frame. Holt (1843-1920?) lived in Washington, was associated with the Tacoma School, and is known for his landscapes. ($400-800)
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222. HOLTZ, Helmuth (artist). Hotel at Matagorda, Texas. Hamburg, ca. 1860. Lithograph pictorial letter sheet on a bifolium with seven views (architecture). First edition of one of the few Texas pictorial letter sheets. California letter sheets abound, but only a few were made for Texas. The image will be included in Dr. Ron Tyler’s forthcoming work on nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas. ($300-600)
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223. HORGAN, Paul. Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. New York & Toronto, 1954. 2 vols., 8vo, original linen, publisher’s slipcase. Very fine. First edition, limited edition (added color plates by author, etc. and signed by him). Adams, Herd 1065. Basic Texas Books 95: “The most thorough and the most civilized account of the vast region draining into the river that forms 900 miles of Texas border.” Greene, Fifty Best Books on Texas 78. Powell, Southwestern Book Trails, p. 19. ($150-300)
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224. HORN, Sarah Ann N. & E. House. Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Horn, and Her Two Children, with Mrs. Harris, by the Camanche Indians. St. Louis, 1839. 12mo, original printed boards (4 leaves in sympathetic facsimile). The few copies located are often incomplete. First edition of a genuine Texas captivity narrative, not to be confused with the “penny dreadful” captivity genre. Ayer 134. Graff 1973. Howes H642 (“c”). Plains & Rockies IV:74:1. Streeter 1347. The overland expedition recounted here crossed southwestern Texas from Copano to Dolores, the capital of Beales’ Rio Grande Colony. Filled with the usual recitations of atrocities, cruelties, and sufferings inflicted at the hands of her Comanche captors, Mrs. Horn’s account is nevertheless highly unusual because of the brooding, dark vision she has of Texas, forebodings that she recounts as soon as the trip was planned in England. She has nothing good to say about Texas. Her story portrays a dystopic landscape in which dire presentiments continually come true. Mrs. Horn (ca. 1809-ca. 1839) is notably absent in the standard sources on women in Texas and the West. ($6,000-8,000)
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225. HOUSTON, Samuel. Archive of twenty-one unpublished manuscripts and letters (either to Houston or his retained copies, a few endorsed or docketed in his hand), dating from 1815-1848. Provenance: Descended from Houston’s family and none documented in The Writings of Sam Houston. Some of the correspondence, official orders, etc. are rare and very early documentation on Houston’s career, including his service in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson. Two documents concern wounds Houston received at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in central Alabama (March 27, 1814) while serving under Jackson (one endorsed by both Houston and Jackson). It was at this battle that Houston’s valor won the attention of Jackson. Highlights of other documents include Houston’s description of conditions at the Tennessee Cherokee Indian agency preceding the tribe’s march west to Indian Territory (1817); a holograph letter from Texas Declaration of Independence signer Samuel Price Carson (1826); an interesting 1830 description of Charles Edwards Hawkins (later commanded the Texas Navy during the Texas Revolution); and a petition to Houston from Milam County citizens asking for help in suppressing Native Americans who just conducted a raid in the county (1844). Condition is rough and the papers need to be conserved properly. ($8,000-16,000)
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226. [HOUSTON, SAMUEL]. HUNT, Memucan. Gen. Hunt’s Letter to Senator Sam Houston. Austin: William H. Cushing, 1849. 8vo, disbound. First edition. Graff 2015. Sabin 33882. Vandale 92. Winkler 99. A violent attack on Houston’s personal and public life in which Hunt rails: “You are notorious, in Texas as having reviled, traduced, calumniated, or threatened every man who has obtained any favorable reputation.” ($200-400)
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227. [HOUSTON, SAMUEL]. THIELEPAPE, W.C.A. Sam Recruiting, after the injunction of secrecy had been removed. San Antonio, 1855. Very large lithograph on heavy paper, professionally restored. Exceedingly rare. First lithograph political cartoon created in Texas, and thought to be among the first three lithographs created in Texas. In unpublished research on nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas, Dr. Ron Tyler comments: “What Thielepape’s caricature lacked in draftsmanship it made up for in political complexity and bluntness.” This busy, complicated, acerbic depiction shows Houston as a drunkard, a political weasel, a skirt chaser, and an incompetent. ($3,000-6,000)
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228. [HOUSTON, SAMUEL]. Two imprints bound together: Life of General Sam Houston. Washington, 1852. [With]: BURNET, David G. Review of the Life of Gen. Sam Houston. Galveston, 1852. 2 vols. in contemporary plain wrappers. First edition of both works, the first title is common, and the second is very rare. First work: Basic Texas Books 126n. Sabin 33192. Second work: Eberstadt, Texas 162:104: “A revealing review of events that came under Burnet’s observation during the Texas Revolution, including hidden facts on the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto.”Graff 495: “Comprises a bitter attack on Sam Houston and his pretensions.” Winkler 295. The second title was the first pamphlet printed in Texas on a horse-powered press. ($1,500-3,000)
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229. [HUGHES, W.G., et al.]. G.T.T. Gone to Texas: Letters from Our Boys. New York, 1884. 8vo, original cloth. First American edition. Adams, Herd 1091: “Scarce.” Basic Texas Books 98B. Clark I:108: “A capital book [with] an excellent account of cattle and sheep ranching in Texas.” Raines, p. 121. These amusing letters from three lively English lads were edited by their Uncle Thomas Hughes, noted author of the English classic, Tom Brown’s School Days. ($100-200)
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230. HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Atlas géographique et physique des régions équinoxiales du Nouveau Continent. Paris, 1814-1834. 40 copper-engraved plates & maps (some colored, including the first printing of Juan de la Cosa’s early map to showing the New World). Large folio, contemporary morocco over marbled boards. A handsome copy, very fresh. First edition of a monumental atlas with inter alia groundbreaking maps of the Orinoco River and Cuba. This atlas was issued as part of Humboldt and Bonpland’s Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du Nouveau Continent fait en 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804 (Paris, 1808-1834), which was published in over thirty volumes over several decades. Fiedler & Leitner, Humboldt, pp. 157-163.See also: Printing & the Mind of Man (320) for a discussion of how Humboldt altered the way we view the world. ($7,500-15,000)
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231. [HUMBOLDT, Alexander von (after)]. Idea estadística y geográfica del reyno de Nueva España. Guadalajara, 1823. Small 4to, contemporary sheep. First Mexican edition. Palau 117889. Rare statistical work on Mexico and the Southwest. The Province of Texas is described as a fertile and deserted land on the frontier, coveted by Anglo Americans, its capital of San Antonio de Béjar an humble outpost. ($750-1,500)
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232. [HUMOR]. La Risa Enciclopedia de estravagancias. New Orleans, 1848-1849. 30 lithograph plates. 4to, 3 vols. in one, contemporary sheep over mottled boards. First U.S. edition. Palau 269405. MacCurdy, A History and Bibliography of Spanish Language Newspapers and Magazines in Louisiana, p. 38. MacCurdy, “A Tentative Bibliography of the Spanish-Language Press in Louisiana, 1808-1871,” The Americas, 10:3 (January, 1954), #59. Short-lived, but important, New Orleans Spanish-language humor publication, with droll New Orleans lithographs. ($600-1200)
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233. HUNT, Memucan. Address of Memucan Hunt, to the People of Texas, Soliciting the Payment of His Claims against the State.Galveston, 1851. 84 pp. (last two leaves in facsimile). Professionally washed. 8vo, unbound, as issued. First edition. Howes H808. Sabin 33881. Winkler 231 (2 locations). Pamphlet documenting Hunt’s efforts to recover his financial losses while assisting the establishment of the Republic of Texas. Perhaps of more importance is the presence of reprints of two exceedingly rare imprints relating to the Texas Revolution and annexation, respectively, both known only in single copies: HUNT, Memucan. To the Brave and Generous. [Oxford, North Carolina, 1836]. Streeter 622; and GALVESTON COUNTY. CITIZENS. Address to the People of Texas...favorable to an immediate ratification of the joint resolution of the Congress of the United States of America, offering to Texas, Annexation. Galveston, 1845. Streeter 1209. ($300-600)
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234. HUNT, R.S. & J.F. Randel. Guide to the Republic of Texas...Accompanied by a New and Correct Map. New York: J.H. Colton, 1839. Text plus very large copper-engraved map with intense original color. Original cloth. Fine copy. First edition of the first printed general guide to Texas with a magnificent map of the Republic on a scale commensurate with Stephen F. Austin’s monumental map (on which the present map is based, along with recent information mined from the General Land Office).Howes H809. Streeter 1348: “The map is important... The claim is made that the map is the only one which makes any pretentions to being based on accurate surveys.” Streeter Sale 368. Vandale 93. In the category of large-scale nineteenth-century maps of Texas, Hunt & Randel’s magnificent production, like the maps of Austin and De Cordova, had few rivals. The guidebook is a classic on its own, addressing all the needs and concerns of the prospective emigrant. ($20,000-30,000)
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235. [HUNTER, Robert Hancock & family]. Archive of materials by and about Hunter (1813-1902) and his family, including two unpublished versions in his hand of his famous Narrative (Basic Texas Books 100) of the Texas Revolution (“best account of the San Jacinto Campaign left by a veteran”—Carlos Castañeda), correspondence concerning his life and other materials relating to his family and descendants, wonderful original photographs, etc. The manuscript of Hunter’s Narrative in the Texas State Library has been published twice; the present version is unpublished. It covers many of the same events found in the published versions, but is in fact more extensive and contains more information than the published ones. Wittliff and others have praised the narrative, not only for the facts Hunter preserved but also because of Hunter’s plainspoken, direct style. Among the photographs is a ca. 1892 albumen print of Hunter and his three brothers taken by Leopold Hartmann in Houston and an iconic image of an 1883 reunion at Belton of Texas Revolution vets. For a full description and inventory see our website. ($20,000-30,000)
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236. HUNTER, Robert Hancock. The Narrative. Austin: Encino Press, 1966. Frontispiece portrait by Wittliff. Fine in original pictorial boards with Wittliff’s original pen and ink sketch and ink presentation note. Limited edition. Basic Texas Books 100A: “Beautifully designed and edited by William D. Wittliff. The most vivid of all recollections of the Texas Revolution.” ($100-200)
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237. [HUNTER, ROBERT HANCOCK]. TEXAS VETERANS ASSOCIATION. Printed form accomplished in manuscript appointing Hunter a member and signed by Walter P. Lane, Stephen H. Darden, and A. Deffenbaugh. Austin, January, 1890. This document captures in one place the signatures of several prominent Texas soldiers and veterans. ($500-1,000)
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238. INCLÁN, Luis G. Astucia el gefe de los hermanos de la hoja. Mexico, 1865. 34 lithographs by the polymathic author’s lithographic establishment. 2 vols., 8vo, modern Mexican calf. Exceedingly rare. First edition of the first Mexican novel “to integrate the theme of banditry throughout its narrative.” Not in Palau and other sources. Américo Paredes states that the author was the “first of the cowboy writers” and his work features many themes that would become characteristic of U.S. cowboy novels: bravery, horsemanship, ranch life, a code of honor, gun skills, lawmen, and violence. As such, Astucia is an important precursor to the genre. ($1,500-3,000)
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239. INDIA RUBBER, GUTTA PERCHA, AND TELEGRAPH WORKS COMPANY, LIMITED. Central and South American Cable Expedition, 1881-1882. London, 1882. 8vo, original cloth. Poor copy of very rare report on the project that expedited international communication by a quantum leap. Presentation copy with corrections from Scottish engineer Robert Kaye Gray, who served as Telegraphic Engineer-in-Chief for the project. Not in standard sources or British Museum. ($150-300)
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240. INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE GEOGRAFÍA Y ESTADÍSTICA DE REPÚBLICA MEXICANA. Boletín del Instituto Nacional de Geografía y Estadística de la República. Mexico, 1849-1850. 13 folded lithograph maps and profiles, some in color. Four parts in one vol., 8vo, contemporary sheep. First edition. Sabin 48307. Commences with a statistical history of Mexico’s population beginning with Revillagigedo’s 1793 census of Mexico, followed by Humboldt, and carried up to the 1830s (with statistics on California, New Mexico, and Texas). Superb maps (including the Texas-Tamaulipas Borderlands), highly detailed, professional, and masterfully lithographed (Hipólito Salazar is credited on a few of them). ($750-1,500)
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241. IRIARTE, Hesiquio. El Fandango Mexicano. (El Jarave). Mexico: Murguía, 1847. Large format uncolored lithograph of crowded fandango scene. Professionally washed and restored. Very rare, a remarkable survival. First edition. Not in standard sources. This is a separately issued lithograph, not an individual plate rudely plucked from a lithographic album. This superb lithograph is the first large-format lithograph of the Mexican fandango, and would serve as a model for subsequent fandango plates, including an almost immediate knockoff by Currier & Ives (see next entry). ($3,000-6,000)
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242. [IRIARTE, Hesiquio (after)]. CURRIER, N. El Fandango. New York, 1848. Lithograph with original color. First U.S. edition. Peters, Currier & Ives 584. Smaller scale gringo knock-off of Iriarte’s original Mexican edition, probably rushed to press to capitalize on U.S. preoccupation with the Mexican-American War and the success of the Currier & Ives prints of battle scenes (see Items 393-395 herein). ($600-800)
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243. [KANDINSKY, WASSILY]. GROHMANN, Will, et al. Sélection chronique de la vie artistique. Antwerp, 1933. Illustrated. 8vo, Mexican sheep. Presentation copy of a periodical signed by Kandinsky in pencil to Diego Rivera. The pamphlet is a periodical that came out from 1920-1933 with focus on modern art and artists. This number is devoted to Kandinsky and includes Diego Rivera’s homage to the Russian pioneer of modern abstract art. ($750-1,000)
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244. KANSAS PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. Kansas Pacific Homestead. Salina, 1877. Rare promotional newspaper with a map of the route of the Kansas Pacific RR and two views (Donmeyer Colony & Valley of Cedar Creek, Russell County).Not in standard sources (only a few scattered copies of any issues of the newspaper survive). Every inducement for settlement along the lands of the Kansas Pacific Railroad is set forth, including stock raising, the position of the line as the depot for transportation of cattle, the advantages of cross-breeding domestic stock with Texas longhorns, the Herd Law, etc. ($300-600)
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245. KENDALL, George W. Narrative of the Texan Santa Fé Expedition. New York, 1844. Engraved folded map, 5 engraved plates. 2 vols., 8vo, original gilt pictorial cloth. Superb fine, fresh, tight copy, binding bright, interior, plates, and map excellent. First edition, first issue of the best account of the abortive 1841 Republic of Texas expedition to establish jurisdiction over Santa Fe. Basic Texas Books 116. Fifty Texas Rarities 26. Howes K75. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 39: “A significant illustrated book”; Figures 3.59 & 3.60. Martin & Martin 34 (citing the map). Plains & Rockies IV:110:1. Streeter 1515. Streeter Sale 379. Wheat, Transmississippi West #483 & Vol. II, p. 188. ($2,800-3,400)
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246. KENDALL, George W. Narrative of an Expedition across the Great South-Western Prairies. London: David Bogue, 1845. Folded lithograph map, 2 engraved frontispieces. 2 vols., 12mo, original red cloth. Second English edition of this classic work (see preceding entry). Basic Texas Books 116C. Streeter 1515B. ($250-500)
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247. [KICKAPOO WAR GAME]. La Guerra de los Kikapoos. Mexico: Debray, [ca. 1870s]. Unrecorded chromolithograph broadside pictorial game with rules for playing printed in letterpress beneath image. The scene depicts the Battle of Dove Creek near present-day San Angelo, which occurred on January 8, 1865, in which the Kickapoo inflicted a decisive defeat on a combined Confederate and militia force. Rare Mexican lithograph of a Texas scene. Mexican lithographer Victor Debray was involved in the production of Castro’s México y sus alrededores. Very ephemeral and colorful. Doubtful we will see this one again. ($500-1,000)
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248. LANDÍVAR Y BUSTAMANTE, Rafael. Rusticatio Mexicana. Bologna, 1782. 3 copper-engraved plates. 8vo, contemporary mottled calf. Second edition, considerably expanded over the first of 1781 published at Modena. Medina 5004. Palau 131046. Sabin 38839. Eladio Cortés, Dictionary of Mexican Literature: “Stands as one of Spanish America’s greatest descriptive poems...a grandiose hymn to America.” This famous American quasi-epic poem asserts in a way previously unprecedented in European poetry the beauty, sublimity, and grandeur of American landscapes, folkways, and natural phenomena, in part as a defense of them and in part an apologia against authors such as De Pauw, who asserted that all things American were inferior and degenerate. ($2,000-4,000)
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249. [LAROS, ALLEN C.]. The Laros Murder. Easton, 1876. 36 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers. First edition of an account of true crime in Pennsylvania. McDade lists an 1876 by the same publisher, but with only 32 pp. This crime was notorious, with pioneering legal and psychological defenses. ($150-300)
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250. [LE CONTE, Joseph]. A Journal of Ramblings through the High Sierras of California by the “University Excursion Party.” San Francisco, 1875. Nine mounted albumen prints by John James Reilly (scenes in Yosemite, one of San Francisco). 8vo, original cloth. Photos very fine with good contrast. First edition. Cowan I, p. 137 (stating that only 20 copies were printed, an assertion absent in his second edition). Cowan II, p. 387. Currey & Kruska 230. Farquhar, Yosemite 14a: “Nothing can quite equal the charm of the original thin blue volume with its photographs.” Howes L175. Kurutz, California Books Illustrated with Original Photographs 1856-1890 #27. Neate, Mountaineering and Its Literature 451: “The book is regarded as one of the greatest classics of early Californian mountain travel.” ($7,000-14,000)
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251. LEA, Tom. The King Ranch. Kingsville: Carl Hertzog, 1957. Text illustrations by author (some in color), maps, facsimiles. 2 vols., original linen, publisher’s linen case, original mailing box. Excellent copy, with related pamphlet. First edition, limited edition, the Saddle Blanket edition, first issue. Adams, Herd 1319. Basic Texas Books 121A. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Lea 65); Western High Spots, p. 79 (“A Range Man’s Library”): “Belongs in any range man’s library.” Reese, Six Score 69: “Perhaps the most exhaustive ranch history ever written, and a tremendous account of the cattle industry of south Texas.” ($1,000-2,000)
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252. LEE, Arthur Tracy. Capt. Jordan’s Quarters. Original finished watercolor on paper depicting a building at the first Fort Davis, which was established in 1854. Signed at lower right in pencil: “A.T. Lee.” Undated but between 1854 and 1858. Artist Arthur T. Lee was stationed at Fort Davis, which he helped found, between 1854 and 1858. For more on Lee, see: Goetzmann & Reese, Texas Images & Visions, pp. 20-22: “Captain Arthur T. Lee made charming watercolor sketches of the remote environs of Fort Davis in far Western Texas. The watercolors of Captain Lee at Fort Davis have only come to light in recent years.” This is a rare and excellent example of an early Texas view rendered by an accomplished, eyewitness artist. The majority of Lee’s art works were bequeathed by his sole descendant to three institutions in Rochester, New York. ($10,000-20,000)
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253. LEE, Arthur Tracy. House Occupied by Dr. Sutherland at Ft. Davis. Finished watercolor on paper depicting physician’s quarters at the first Fort Davis, the U.S. flag is flying in the distance, all set in a mountainous landscape. Signed in lower right in pencil: “A.T. Lee.” Fort Davis, undated [ca. 1857]. Accompanied by documentation indicating the painting was found among General Johnston’s papers. Early Texas art from the 1820s through the 1850s by trained artists, is exceedingly difficult to find, both privately and institutionally. See preceding entry for a companion painting. ($10,000-20,000)
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254. [LESBIAN FICTION]. CARHART, John W. Norma Trist; or, Pure Carbon: A Story of the Inversion of the Sexes. Austin, 1895. 12mo, original white pictorial wrappers. Very good copy of a rare and unusual novel set in Texas. First edition of the “first known U.S. novel with an avowedly homosexual heroine” (Kim Emery, The Lesbian Index). Sister Agatha (Texas Prose Writings, p. 134) did not have a high opinion of the novel: “A psychopathic novel...a wretched attempt to write a medicated novel.” Wright III:906. ($500-1,000)
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255. [LESBIAN PULP FICTION]. Collection of twenty-seven lesbian pulp fiction works, representing several important writers and titles in the genre, published at a time when the topic was popular on the U.S. literary scene. All are duodecimo paperbacks in good to fine condition with printed illustrated wrappers. A diverse sampling from the beginnings to the waning of the genre, all graced with somewhat restrained but erotic cover art. ($800-1,200)
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256. LEWIS, Nathaniel C. Archive of original materials (manuscripts, letters, maps) by and about Lewis, his business activities, and land transactions, mostly around the San Antonio area, 1836-1872. Lewis (1806-1872) was an important San Antonio merchant, developer, and the first Anglo cattleman in the area. He served in the Texas Revolution and has a slight Alamo connection. Included is a furlough granted to Lewis from the Texian Army in July 1836, signed by George Sutherland (1787?-1855), a prominent Texas patriot, soldier, and politician who fought at San Jacinto. Valuable documentation is present on Tejano families, particularly the outstanding Zambranos (1789 to 1841). Present is a ca. 1850 copy and translation into English of an 1824 letter in which Juan N. Zambrano says he cannot successfully carry on his ranching business at Laguna de las Ánimas because of disruptions caused by the 1812-1813 Gutiérrez-Magee expedition and Native American raids (provides a good example of the issues facing early Mexican ranchers in the San Antonio area). The archive offers insight to changes around San Antonio involving the gradual displacement of Tejanos by Anglos. ($1,000-2,000)
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257. LÓPEZ DE SANTA-ANNA, Antonio. Ornate engraved pictorial mortgage bond on bank note paper within elaborate border; decorative monetary designation of $500 in oversize green plaid lettering across center. New York, 1866. Signed in full and with paraph by the debt-ridden “Napoleon of the West.” ($750-1,500)
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258. LÓPEZ DE SANTA-ANNA, Antonio & José María Tornel y Mendívil. Manuscript re military services of Agustín Iglesias, autographed and with rubrics of Santa-Anna and Tornel, on paper engraved at top with large, dramatic Mexican eagle and elaborate lettering. October 3, 1843. ($600-1,200)
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259. LORENZANA, Francisco Antonio de. Historia de Nueva-España. Mexico: Hogal, 1770. 35 copper-engraved plates (including 31 leaves of glyphs from the first printing of the Mesoamerican codex Matrícula de Tributos), 2 folded engraved maps. Folio, nineteenth-century sheep (expertly re-backed, original spine preserved). Fine, complete copy. First edition of a masterpiece of Mexican colonial printing, with important historical content and superb maps and plates. Cowan II, p. 396. Medina 5380. Sabin 42065. Wagner, Spanish Southwest 152. The map of California and the Pacific Coast, here in its first printing from the 1541 manuscript version, was made by one of the pilots on the Alcarón expedition sent out by Cortez in 1540. Although long considered to be the first map to bear the name California, this contention has been questioned. References to California map: Burrus (Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain, p. 30), Leighly (California as an Island, p. 13); Mathes in California 49: Forty-Nine Maps of California #2; Wagner (NWC, pp. 31-32), and Wheat (Transmississippi West #3 & Vol. I, p. 19). The general map of New Spain, Texas, and the Transmississippi West by José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez is based on his exceedingly rare 1768 prototype map, which is the second printed map of the entire region of the Spanish Southwest to bear the name “Texas.” See Martin & Martin 20 and Wheat, Transmississippi West #149n & Vol. I, p. 87. ($10,000-20,000)
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260. LUBBOCK, F.R. Six Decades in Texas. 20 plates, text illustrations. 8vo, original sheep over cloth.Austin, 1900. Fine. First edition, deluxe edition in the special binding with gilt star on upper cover. Basic Texas Books 130. Howes L542. Nevins, Civil War Books II:196. Parrish, Civil War Texana 59. Raines, p. 141. Texas history between the lines by one who was there. ($250-500)
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261. [LUNDY, Benjamin]. The War in Texas. Philadelphia, 1836. 8vo, disbound. First edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:503: “Much on empresario grants, one of which Lundy himself endeavored to secure. While entirely innocent of the slightest impartiality, Lundy’s dialectics are fortified with careful personal observations gleaned from three trips to Texas in 1832, 1833, and 1834.” Howes L569: “First to ascribe the Texas Revolution to a slave-holding conspiracy.” Streeter 1217. ($400-800)
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262. [LUNDY, Benjamin]. The War in Texas. Philadelphia, 1837. 8vo, disbound. Second edition, revised & enlarged (see preceding), complete with the added Gorostiza map. Howes L569. Raines, p. 141: “Anything but favorable to Texas.” Sabin 95134n. Streeter 1217A. The revisions incorporate new material that had come to the author’s attention since the 1836 edition, e.g., essays from contemporary newspapers, the Gorostiza pamphlet, official Mexican protest against U.S. recognition of Texas independence, etc. ($400-800)
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263. MACBRIDE, Thomas, Jr. Autograph letter, signed, to William W. Leibert, Philadelphia, written from Meridian, Bosque County, Texas, June 17, 1859. 6 pp., folio. Moving, detailed letter describing life on the Texas frontier in its early, wilder days: the tragic, mysterious death of Charlie (recipient’s brother); Indian depredations; destruction of his ranch; efforts of “ranging” companies (one of which he joined) to suppress such atrocities and destruction of stock, etc. ($2,000-3,000)
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264. [MAP]. AMERINE, C.H. & F.E. Willson. Amerine & Willson’s Indexed Township & County Map of California. San Francisco: Britton & Rey, 1892. Superb copy. First edition of an uncommon California pocket map. Not in Phillips, Rumsey, or other standard sources. ($750-1,500)
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265. [MAP]. ARISTA, Mariano (as re-interpreted by J.G. Bruff). A Correct Map of the Seat of War in Mexico. New York: John Disturnell, 1847. Lithographed map, original color. First edition of the second most important map of the Mexican-American War (see Jack Jackson’s article “General Taylor’s ‘Astonishing’ Map of Northeastern Mexico” in SWHQ CI:2, October, 1997, pp. 143-173). Arista's original manuscript map was the source for the present map. Arista's map was part of the spoils captured on the Resaca de la Palma battlefield and used by Gen. Taylor to superb effect with the services of a spy company of Texas Rangers. Garrett, pp. 413-414 (noting other variations). Phillips, America, p. 410. Rumsey 97. Wheat, Transmississippi West, noted in entry #583 (note). See Item 84 herein. ($2,500-5,000)
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266. [MAP]. ARROWSMITH, Aaron. A New Map of Mexico and Adjacent Provinces. London, 1815.Copper-engraved map on four sheets, original outline color of Mexican national and international boundaries, each of the four parts handsomely framed. The “Prince of Wales” issue of a cornerstone map of Texas, Mexico, and the Southwestern U.S., and the first large-scale map to depict the important discoveries of Pike and Humboldt; it became the most widely copied map of the region in the early nineteenth century. Martin & Martin 25. Streeter 1046B. Rumsey 5699.014. Wheat, Transmississippi West #295 & Vol. II, pp. 27-28. “For his improved rendering of the Brazos River, if for no other reason, Arrowsmith’s depiction of the Texas area merits inclusion as a landmark in the cartography of the region” (Crossroads of Empire—Amon Carter Museum Exhibit) ($10,000-20,000)
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267. [MAP]. BEALES’ RIO GRANDE COLONY. Map of the Republic of Texas, Exhibiting the Property of John Woodward. New York, 1842. Lithograph map with grants and borders in original bright hand coloring. First edition. The map appeared in a rare pamphlet by Woodward: Abstract of the Constitutions, Laws and Other Documents Having Reference to, and including the Empresario Grants and Contracts made by the State of Coahuila and Texas to and with John Charles Beales (not present). See Streeter 1444, who remarks that the map is important for showing the major grants in the Republic of Texas up to that time. ($6,000-8,000)
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268. [MAP]. BEYERLEIN, Sigmund. Neueste Post- u. Eisenbahn Karte der Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America. Nuremberg, 1861. Lithograph pocket map with original color and inset highlighting the California gold fields. Not in Phillips, Wheat, etc. OCLC locates one copy only, in Germany. ($600-1,200)
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269. [MAP]. BIEN, JULIUS & COMPANY. Southern Cattle Fever. Washington, 1885. Lithograph map of Texas and parts of New Mexico, Indian Territory, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mexico, with parameters of fever indicated in red, brown, and green. This map was published in the Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Animal Industry for the Year 1885 (not present). See Adams, Herd 2367. ($150-250)
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270. [MAP]. BLAEU, Willem Janzs. Insvlæ Americanæ in Oceano Septentrionali. Amsterdam, 1640. Copper-engraved chart of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the east coast of North America extending north to Virginia and the Chesapeake, and the northern coast of South America. Fine copy of influential coastline map based on Gerritsz’s foundation chart of the Gulf of Mexico. Burden, The Mapping of America 242. The present map is from the 1640 Latin edition, as identified by Dr. Peter van der Krogt in Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, p. 117:(80)C; see also 9600:2B, p. 600. See also: Jackson, Flags along the Coast, Plate 5 & pp. 10-11. ($750-1,500)
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271. [MAP]. BLAEU, Willem Janzs. Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia. Amsterdam, 1643-1650. Copper-engraved map with partial contemporary color, elaborate cartouche, highly decorative, presenting the interior of New Spain in outstanding detail. This map is from the French edition of Théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas (1643-1650). It first appeared in 1579 in Ortelius’ Additamentum (Koeman, Ort 14A) and immediately achieved archetypal status, being the basis for subsequent depictions of Mexico for over a century. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 119: “The first printed real map of New Spain.” ($300-600)
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272. [MAP]. BRADFORD, Thomas G. Texas. Boston & New York, 1835. Engraved map, with original outline hand coloring of land grants. With text leaf (pp. 64B and 64C) from atlas with text on Texas. First issue of the first separate map of Texas to appear in an atlas. Martin & Martin 31. This map is from Bradford’s 1835 Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial. ($1,000-2,000)
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273. [MAP]. BRADFORD, Thomas G. Texas. Boston & New York, 1835. Engraved map, original outline hand coloring of land grants. Another copy of preceding, with early issue points. Framed. ($600-1,200)
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274. [MAP]. BRADFORD, Thomas G. Texas. Boston, ca. 1839. Engraved map on medium-weight wove paper, land grants in original pastel colors. Advanced issue of Bradford’s large-format Texas map from the same plate as the first issue (1838). Martin & Martin 31: “Bradford published a completely new atlas in 1838, in a larger format, and the map of Texas it contained was even more clearly patterned on Austin’s.” Added is the city of Austin, which is shown as the capital (established 1839); the southwestern boundary has been moved farther south (from the Nueces River to the Rio Grande); etc. ($1,000-2,000)
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275. [MAP]. BRADFORD, Thomas G. Texas. [Boston, ca. 1839]. Another issue of preceding, Bradford’s large format map of Texas, with variant coloring. Maple frame. ($600-1,200)
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276. [MAP]. CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH. RICHARDSON, J.H. & Charles Bent, Jr. Original professionally executed manuscript chart in ink and pencil on paper (folio), fancy calligraphic title at lower left: “The Course of the Bark Oxford from Boston Bound to San Francisco California. 1849,” showing the journey around the Horn. On verso of chart is Bent’s thirty-two line letter to his father. Although Gold Rush letters are not all that uncommon, the combination here of such a letter on the back of an original manuscript map illustrating a voyage to the Gold Fields is highly unusual and may be nearly unique. Three other similar but less elegant charts are known: Mystic Seaport Museum (Andalusia); Bancroft Library (Sarah & Eliza); and San Francisco National Maritime Museum (Apollo), the latter illustrated in Delgado (To California by Sea, pp. 146-147) and Hayes (Historical Atlas of California, pp. 92-93). ($12,000-14,000)
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277. [MAP]. CANFIELD, Thomas H. Map of the Country West of Dakota to the Pacific Ocean. New York, 1870. Lithograph map of Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon with original coloring of routes. First edition. Very rare, privately printed map of the Northwest for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Appeared in Canfield’s privately issued report (not present) to the directors of the Northern Pacific Railroad (see: Graff 572, Howes C114, Railway Economics, p. 243, Smith 1473). The map is not listed in Modelski or other standard cartographical sources. ($400-600)
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278. [MAP]. CHÂTELAIN, H.A. Carte très curieuse de la Mer du Sud contenant des remarques nouvelles. Amsterdam, 1719. Copper-engraved wall map on four sheets, showing the Americas (including California as an island), the west half of Africa, and the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean. This grand production celebrating America and the Age of Discovery is among the most elaborately illustrated maps in the history of cartography. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici II, Cha 7.11 (p. 38). Leighly, California as an Island 142 & Plate XX. McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 190. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 142 & Plate 85. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 511. Wheat, Transmississippi West #94. Tooley, Mapping of America, p. 130 (#80 in “California as an Island: A Geographical Misconception Illustrated by 100 Examples from 1625 to 1770”): “One of the most decorative maps of North America of the eighteenth century. Based partly on the De Fer map of 1700 it is of interest as showing some of the missions established in Southern California.” ($5,000-10,000)
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279. [MAP]. CHEFFINS, C.F. Map of the Republic of Texas and the Adjacent Territories. London, 1841. Lithograph map. First printing. Day, Maps of Texas, p. 36. Phillips, America, p. 843. Cheffins’ map was included in William Kennedy’s Texas, published in London in 1841 (not present). References to book: Basic Texas Books 117. Howes K92. Streeter 1385. Very detailed map of the Republic of Texas produced as part of a book encouraging British settlement and investment in Texas. Closely follows the Young-Mitchell map of Texas (see Items 374 and 375 herein) ($1,000-2,000)
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280. [MAP]. COLTON, G.W. & C.B. Colton’s Oregon, Washington and Idaho. New York, 1876. Lithograph map within ornamental border, original pale blue shading. First edition. Phillips, America, p. 644. This rare pocket map was intended to promote emigration to the area. Two major railroads are shown, the Northern Pacific and the Oregon Railroad. Very rare, highly detailed map of townships and physical features. ($750-1,500)
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281. [MAP]. COLTON, G.W. & C.B. Map of the Texas and Pacific Railway. New York, 1876. Lithograph map with original wash, outline color of routes, showing the U.S. roughly below the 41st parallel and northern Mexico south to Durango. First edition of a very scarce map and report. Modelski, Railroad Maps of the United States 579. Not in Day, Wheat, or other standard sources. ($750-1,500)
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282. [MAP]. COLTON, J.H. Map of the United States the British Provinces Mexico &c. Showing the Routes of the U.S. Mail Steam Packets to California, and a Plan of the Gold Region. New York, 1849. Lithograph map within ornate grapevine border and insets, original outline coloring. The first Colton map to show how to get to the California Gold Regions. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 149. Plains & Rockies IV:164a. Rumsey 170.001. Streeter Sale 2534. Wheat, Transmississippi West #591. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #70. Streeter Sale 2534. ($1,500-3,000)
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283. [MAP]. COLTON, J.H. Nebraska and Kanzas. New York, 1856. Steel-engraved map on bank note paper, wide ornate strap work border, original full hand coloring in yellow and pink, boundaries in bright rose. Separately issued pocket map presenting the High Plains north to Canada and west to the Rockies, including parts of present-day New Mexico, Colorado, the Dakotas, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. See: Rumsey 149; Plains & Rockies IV:260:1; & Wheat, Transmississippi West #886. The map appeared at a pivotal time in the history of the area, when Kansas was still “bleeding” and the slavery question was far from settled. ($1,500-3,000)
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284. [MAP]. COLTON, J.H. Texas. New York, 1857. Lithograph map on banknote paper, arabesque border, original full coloring of Texas, borders in bright rose. Pocket map in original red cloth pocket folder. Map in very good condition, superb color. Pocket folder worn. Handsome and uncommon. This scarce map is a descendant of De Cordova’s great 1849 map of Texas (see Item 287 herein). ($1,000-2,000)
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285. [MAP]. COWPERTHWAIT, Thomas & Company. Map of Texas from the Most Recent Authorities. Philadelphia, 1850. Lithograph map within ornamental borders, original hand coloring. Maple frame. Updated version of the Mitchell-Young series of Texas maps with various revisions, yet retaining the atavistic designation of the Panhandle as “naturally fertile.” ($200-400)
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286. [MAP]. CRAM, G.F. Crams New Sectional Map of Kansas. Chicago, 1880. Lithograph map on bank note paper, original full color and tinting. Very fine pocket map. Scarce. OCLC locates the Yale copy. Later edition of Cram’s 1876 map (Phillips, America, p. 347). Kansas is presented on a grid pattern with locations for counties, cities, towns, rivers, roads, post offices, and railroad lines. Portions of Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado, and Indian Territory are shown, the latter of which identifies areas ceded by Seminoles to the United States and reservations located for Cherokee, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Creek, Quapaws, Senecas, and Shawnees. ($500-1,000)
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287. [MAP]. DE CORDOVA, Jacob Raphael. J. De Cordova’s Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the Records of the General Land Office of the State, by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised & Corrected by Charles W. Pressler. Published by J.H. Colton & Co., No. 172 Williams St. New York. 1857. Lithograph map within thick ornamental border, original wash and outline color. Fine condition, handsomely framed, retaining upper cover of original red cloth pocket folder. Second issue of Pressler’s revision of De Cordova’s map, and Colton’s second printing after his purchase of De Cordova’s publication rights. The first edition was published in Houston in 1849 and several editions followed. References to various editions: Eberstadt, Texas 162:241 (1850 edition): “An important and authentic map—possibly the finest of the period.” Fifty Texas Rarities 36. Martin & Martin, Color frontispiece, Plate 39 & p. 141: “One of the first major cartographic productions after annexation to be based upon records of the General Land Office.” Rumsey 3366 & 4801. Wheat, Transmississippi West #603. This 1857 edition shows the continued political and social progress of Texas settlement. Gone, for example, is the circular inset of the 1849 edition that showed Texan pretensions to a western border along the Rio Grande, the so-called Emory conformation. Here that inset has been replaced with a map showing the western United States and a Texas Panhandle border confined to its present configuration. “Jacob Raphael De Cordova literally put Texas on a map” (Ornish, p. 58). ($30,000-60,000)
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288. [MAP]. DELISLE, Guillaume. Carte de la Louisiane. Amsterdam, 1730. Copper-engraved map, original outline color. Third edition of Delisle’s prototype 1718 map, delineating the Mississippi Valley system. “One of the most important mother maps of the North American continent” (Cumming). The present map is the direct successor of Delisle’s seminal 1718 map, the first to use the word Texas in any form on a map. The present Covens and Mortier incarnation is quite different and notably superior to the smaller format intervening second edition, because it is actually a re-engraved copy of the revised issue of Delisle’s 1718 map with New Orleans added (Tooley, p. 22, #45). Koeman, Covens & Mortier 3 (indicating a 1730 publication date). Martin & Martin 19: “Delisle’s [1718] rendering of Texas was a distinct improvement over previously published attempts. The most important notation to Texas history, however, was that appearing along the Trinity: Mission de los Teijas, etablie en 1716.” Wheat, Transmississippi West #99. ($2,000-4,000)
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289. [MAP]. DELISLE, Guillaume. Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises. Paris, 1708 or later. Copper-engraved map of North America, contemporary outline color, ornate cartouche with allegorical figures. Early issue of the original printing of 1703. Cf. Martin & Martin 14. Wheat, Transmississippi West #84 & Vol. I, pp. 58-59: “All in all, Delisle’s early eighteenth-century efforts, with the corrected course of the Mississippi and many items farther west, are towering landmarks along the path of Western cartographic development.” Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 324: “The map leaves it uncertain whether the Gulf of California was a strait or not. Father Kino’s names are plentiful on the map”; p. 147: “Delisle was the principal factor in spreading Kino’s discoveries and his ideas.” ($1,000-2,000)
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290. [MAP]. DERBY, George Horatio. Sketch of General Riley’s Route through the Mining Districts July and Aug. 1849. Washington, 1850. Lithograph map. Very fine. Squibob’s bravo performance mapping the Gold Fields. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #79 & pp. xxvii-xxviii: “Of major importance.” The map appeared in a government document (not present): California and New Mexico (references to book: Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 106a&b. Plains & Rockies IV:179b:1&2. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush #31. Zamorano Eighty #14). ($200-400)
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291. [MAP]. EDWARDS, Frank S. Map Showing Col. A.W. Doniphan’s Route through the States of New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Coahuila. Philadelphia, 1847. Lithograph military-borderland map, delineating the route and territory covered during one of the most brilliant, long marches in military history. Wheat, Transmississippi West #543 & Vol. III, p. 9: “An excellent representation of the region covered.” The map was published in 1847 in Edwards’ A Campaign in New Mexico with Colonel Doniphan in Philadelphia, 1847 (book not present). ($250-500)
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292. [MAP]. EMORY, W.H. Map of the United States and Their Territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean. Washington, 1857-1858. Lithograph map. First edition. Martin & Martin 44. Rumsey 263.001. Wheat, Transmississippi West #822*, Vol. III, pp. 241-243, illustrated opposite page 242.Goetzmann, Army Exploration of the American West: “Master map of the entire trans-Mississippi West.” Generally fine, bound in a worn copy of Emory’s Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey [Parts 1 & 2]. Washington, 1857. Basic Texas Books 57. Bennett, American Nineteenth-Century Color Plate Books, p. 41. Howes E146. Plains & Rockies IV:291. ($200-400)
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293. [MAP]. ENSIGN & THAYER. Ornamental Map of the United States & Mexico. New York, 1848. Folio broadside with printed text and lithograph map and vignettes, original full bright color. Later issue of a continuously evolving, popular Mexican-American War map reflecting Manifest Destiny and extreme patriotism. The map was reissued numerous times beginning in 1846 and as late as 1851, with additions and changes to reflect the on-going war and then the results and progressions thereafter. See Item 310 herein. Peters, American on Stone, p. 181. Streeter Sale 3872: “Map is of the same plate, but here a table of Distances in Mexico has been added at the lower left, and the statistics and their order in the table in the border have been altered.” Cf. Wheat, Transmississippi West #557 (slightly different issue). Cf. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #38 (slightly different issue): “A flamboyant affair.” ($1,000-2,000)
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294. [MAP]. EVERTS & CO, L.H. Map of Wichita Kansas. Wichita, 1887. Lithograph map showing block and lot numbers, tracts, owners of some parcels, etc., printed on smooth, thin cartographical paper, original hand coloring. First edition of one of the earliest maps of Wichita, an adaptation of Everts’ 1887 map of Wichita from his Official State Atlas of Kansas (see Item 14 herein), with additions and larger format. The map documents boosterism and growth when the town was evolving at a rapid rate due to the influx of people who came to hunt, trade, and take advantage of the town’s pivotal position on the Chisholm Trail. ($200-400)
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295. [MAP]. FISHER, R.S. Dinsmore’s Complete Map of the Railroads & Canals in the United States. New York, 1856. Lithograph map within ornate border, original hand coloring enhanced with gesso, folded into original cloth pocket covers. Not in Modelski. Very attractive pocket map of U.S. railroad lines based on an 1850 uncolored predecessor (Modelski 30). What was formerly a black-and-white utilitarian map underwent a makeover, transforming it from a rather drab but highly useful tool for travel to a striking cartographical artifact meant for mass appeal. ($750-1,500)
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296. [MAP]. FRANKLIN & BAKER SILVER MINING COMPANIES. Plan of the Franklin & Baker Silver Mining Cos’. Properties of Colorado. Colorado, ca. 1868. Lithograph map with original full hand coloring. Topographical map illustrating the mining regions of Clear Creek Valley, extending from Denver to the headwaters of Clear Creek just below Loveland Pass. Not in Ellis, Rumsey, or other sources. ($1,500-3,000)
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297. [MAP]. GALVESTON, HARRISBURG & SAN ANTONIO RAILWAY COMPANY. Correct Map of Texas. Boston, ca. 1876-1877. Lithograph map, title panel on verso with text printed in four columns: Western Texas. A Trip from Houston to San Antonio. Map and promotional providing an accurate representation of the railroad’s route and projected construction. The text was “prepared by an old resident of Western Texas,” who describes a journey on the line in March of 1875, stating that he went by the same route thirty years earlier on the back of a Spanish pony and has “lived to see Western Texas redeemed from a state of nature and Indian barbarism that enthralled her at that time.” ($250-500)
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298. [MAP]. GARCÍA CONDE, Diego. Plan General de la Ciudad de México. London, 1811. Copper-engraved map with contemporary hand coloring, sectioned into 15 parts and mounted on old cartographical linen. Very rare. First British edition, in smaller format, following the 1807 printing of the mammoth original, the plates for which were destroyed. The original survey for this map of Mexico City took place in 1793. The original 1807 map is considered the most important plan of Mexico City of the nineteenth century and became the source for subsequent renderings. This English edition reflects the growing British interest in Mexico once the War of Independence commenced. ($3,000-6,000)
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299. [MAP]. GEOGRAPHICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. Premier Series. Texas. Chicago, 1907. Wax-engraved map in full-line vivid color, side borders with portraits of Texas governors from Sam Houston to Tom M. Campbell, other illustrations including a view of the State Capitol Building, Austin Texas. Very fine, with exceptionally bold color and red borders. Uncommon. ($200-400)
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300. [MAP]. [GERMAN COLONIZATION IN TEXAS]. Texas eine geographische Skizze bearbeitet nach Berghaus Länderkunde und den neuesten Forschungen des Prinzen Carl zu Solms Braunfels und anderer Reisenden. Von Walter Farmer in Texas 1847. [Germany], 1847. Lithograph map of Texas, original hand coloring with special emphasis on the German colony in green. Fine with untrimmed margins. Rare. Searches of UT, General Land Office of Texas, Texas State Library, Yale, etc., yielded no holdings. The only record for the present map we have found is a listing in Katalog der Commerz-Bibliothek in Hamburg (Hamburg, 1864, column 1261). Handsome, detailed map intended for use by German emigrants to Texas. ($4,000-8,000)
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301. [MAP]. GRAY, F.A. Gray’s New Map of Texas and the Indian Territory. [Philadelphia, 1875]. Lithograph with full original color, borders in vibrant rose. Includes an inset of Austin showing the downtown area and the University of Texas. Very fine in handsome maple frame. Pedestrian atlas map but the price is right. ($100-300)
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302. [MAP]. GREGG, Josiah. A Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico Showing the Great Western Prairies. New York, 1844. Cerographic engraved map of the western territory stretching from the borders of Arkansas and Missouri to the Southern Rocky Mountains, printed on thin, semi-translucent paper with printed green-line underlay. Fine copy of a map important for both its content and method of production. John L. Allen, “Patterns of Promise” in Mapping the North American Plains, p. 51 & Fig. 3.7: “Gregg mapped for the first time the Llano Estacado.” Wheat, Transmississippi West #482 & Vol. II & pp. 186-188: “A cartographic landmark.” ($300-600)
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303. [MAP]. [GULF OF MEXICO]. SPAIN. DEPÓSITO HIDROGRÁFICO DE MARINA. Carta esférica que comprehende las costas del Seno Mexicano. Madrid, 1799. Copper-engraved hydrographical chart showing coastal soundings of the Gulf of Mexico. First edition of the first printed map to name Galveston. Martin & Martin, Plate 22A & pp. 105: “The first large-scale printed chart of the Texas coast based on actual soundings and explorations.” Streeter 1029 (one of the six maps Streeter considered most important for a Texas collection). The coastline configuration in this chart established a prototype for the U.S. Gulf Coast which would dominate printed cartography for many years. ($10,000-20,000)
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304. [MAP]. [GULF OF MEXICO]. SPAIN. DEPÓSITO HIDROGRÁFICO DE MARINA. Carta Particular de las Cóstas Setentrionales del Seno Mexicano. Madrid, 1807. Copper-engraved map showing the northern coastline of the Gulf of Mexico beginning at Cape San Blas on the Gulf coast of Florida and extending as far as 24º 15’ on the Mexican coast, dissected into twelve sections, laid down on contemporary linen. Revised edition of the 1799 Carta esférica (see preceding entry) on a larger scale. This 1807 detailed version of the coast is much more difficult to find than its 1799 predecessor. Martin & Martin 22B, p. 105. Streeter 1041. ($12,000-16,000)
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305. [MAP]. [GULF OF MEXICO]. SPAIN. DEPÓSITO HIDROGRÁFICO DE MARINA. Carta esférica de las costas del Seno Mexicano con parte de la isla de Cuba y cánales adyacentes. Madrid, 1836. Copper-engraved hydrographical chart showing coastal soundings and lighthouses, heavy laid paper mounted on contemporary cartographical linen. Rare sea chart of the Texas coast issued in the pivotal year of 1836. Mapoteca Colombiana 112. Not in other standard sources. Although based on the coastal chart above (Item 303 herein), and issued by the same Spanish department, this map was printed from an entirely new plate. ($1,500-3,000)
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306. [MAP]. [GULF OF MEXICO]. FRANCE. DÉPÔT GÉNÉRAL DE LA MARINE. Carte du Golfe du Mexique dressée par Mr. Keller. Paris, 1853. Copper-engraved hydrographical chart printed on heavy laid paper mounted on contemporary cartographical linen. On the map are precise contemporary ink lines and small notes showing three legs of a voyage, starting from south of Haiti to Veracruz, and thence from Veracruz to Havana, and finally north through the Strait of Florida into the mid-Atlantic. Mapoteca Colombiana 153. Not in other standard sources. Rare chart that is part of a family of maps that began with the late eighteenth-century Spanish Hydrographic Office’s survey of the Gulf of Mexico (see Streeter 1029 and preceding items). ($500-1,000)
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307. [MAP]. HABERSHAM, Robert A.. The Weekly Oregonian Map of Oregon & Washington. Chicago, 1881. Lithograph map with original full hand coloring, issued as newspaper extra (verso blank). The map was given to subscribers of the newspaper, and due to the promotional nature and manner of distribution, it is doubtful that many copies survive. OCLC locates only one copy (NY Public Library). The map probably had its genesis in Habersham’s surveys prepared for Colton’s 1874 Sectional and County Map of Oregon. ($750-1,500)
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308. [MAP]. HAMMOND, C.S. & COMPANY. Hammond’s Enlarged Map of Oklahoma. Verso with text re post offices, railroad lines, postal shipping guide, etc. New York, 1911. Lithograph map in full color, folded into original paper folder. Early map of Oklahoma after it attained statehood. No copies located in OCLC. ($100-200)
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309. [MAP]. HARPER STANDARD ENGRAVING COMPANY. Tall Tales of Texas; The United States of Texas. Texas!...The Real Promised Land...Where You Live Every Day...or Else.Dallas, 1951. Wonderful, wacky, Texas-size gag map with very silly illustrations. No reserve.
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310. [MAP]. HAVEN & EMMERSON. Map of the United States and Mexico, Including Oregon, Texas and the Californias. New York, 1846. Broadside with lithograph map and printed text (maps and seals with original outline color). Streeter Sale 3866: “The northern border of Oregon is here depicted as 49°.” Wheat cites two editions of other incarnations of the present map (Wheat, Transmississippi West #513, 514 & 557, Vol. III, pp. 38, 40-41 & 49 & and Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region 26, 38, & 47). Very fine copy of a map that illustrates the stirrings of Manifest Destiny as it relates to the Northwest Territory. Apparently this map was published near the onset of the Mexican-American War by John Haven, whose bombastic Mexican-American War maps and broadsides were frequently recycled. See Item 293 herein. ($1,000-2,000)
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311. [MAP]. HIRSCHFELD, F. Map of Nebraska Published by the State Journal Co, Lincoln, Neb. 1883. Lincoln, 1883. Lithograph map of Nebraska and parts of Wyoming, Colorado (including Denver), Kansas, Missouri, and Dakota, in original vivid full color, folded into original pocket covers. Not in standard sources, Baskes, or Rumsey, although Modelski (Railroad Maps of the United States 249) lists an 1886 edition. ($500-1,000)
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312. [MAP]. HUDSON-KIMBERLY PUBLISHING COMPANY. KANSAS CITY TIMES. The Kansas City Times’ Map of Oklahoma. Kansas City, ca. 1889. Lithograph map with yellow shading, printed on flimsy newsprint. First edition of one of the earliest separately printed maps of Oklahoma, documenting unassigned lands in the 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush. Separately issued newspaper maps of this type are understandably difficult to locate. Exceedingly rare. A mounted copy of the present map was in the Streeter Sale (590), where he comments: “Though undated, it was probably issued before a large block of this land north of the Canadian was opened for settlement on April 22, 1889, by presidential proclamation.” The so-called Oklahoma Land Rushes were the culmination of a centuries-old process in which European settlers constantly and relentlessly pushed Native Americans from the Eastern Seaboard towards the interior, despite lavish promises made to the tribes when they were settled in Oklahoma and even later ones, such as the 1885 treaty that promised them their lands “as long as the grass grows and water runs.” ($1,000-2,000)
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313. [MAP]. HUDSON-KIMBERLY PUBLISHING COMPANY. Map of Oklahoma. Kansas City, ca. 1893. Full color lithograph map of Oklahoma Territory on a grid pattern, decorative pictorial cartouche with Native American theme. Another very early separately printed map of Oklahoma. The present map is unrecorded and not in Phillips, Gilcrease, or other standard sources. We trace no sales records. This commercial map is likely based on and adapted from an official map issued in 1893 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The map issued in conjunction with the opening of Cherokee lands for sale as homesteads in the Cherokee Outlet in Oklahoma Territory. ($1,000-2,000)
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314. [MAP]. HULLMANDEL, C.J. & J.F. Walton (lithographers & printers). A Correct Map of the Bay of San Francisco and the Gold Region to April 1850. London, ca. 1850. Lithograph map showing mountain ranges, bodies of water, major streams and rivers, roads, towns, distances between points, and mining operations. English map of the California Gold Fields that is an updated version of Jarves’ 1849 map. Warren Heckrotte, “Addenda” 7 (in the reprint of Wheat’s Maps of the California Gold Region, Martino, 1995). Very rare (copies located at Yale and Bancroft, under Bullmandel rather than Hullmandel). Hullmandel was a pioneer of English lithography. ($12,000-16,000)
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315. [MAP]. HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Carte Générale du Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne. Paris, ca. 1808-1812. Copper-engraved map on four joined sheets. Sharp impression, handsomely framed. First edition of Humboldt’s monumental map of New Spain, legendary for presenting relatively little-known areas in Mexico and the American Southwest, and forever changing cartographical representation by the introduction of hachure. Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 100-101. Cf. Martin & Martin, 23n (describing the less desirable first English edition in reduced format) & pp. 19, 32. Rumsey 328. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Plate 139 & p. 127: “Humboldt’s map remained the standard map of the Great Basin region until Frémont’s expeditions thirty-five years later.” Streeter 1042 (rating Humboldt’s map as one of the six most important maps for a Texas collection; see p. 329 in Streeter): “In speaking of the Texas coastline, Humboldt says, ‘I have followed...the map of the gulph of Mexico, published by order of the King of Spain in 1799’ [see Item 303 herein]. [Humboldt’s map] is without question the best representation of Texas that had thus far appeared.” Wheat, Transmississippi West #272 & Vol. I, pp. 132-138. ($7,500-15,000)
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316. [MAP]. IMRAY, James. Chart of the Coast of California from San Blas to San Francisco. London, 1849. Engraved large-scale blueback chart on two sheets of high-quality paper, mounted (as issued) on strong, rich blue manila paper, cloth selvages, original cloth string ties. Visually striking and rare working blueback chart from the California Gold Rush era, depicting the Pacific coast from Cape Corrientes in Mexico northward to Trinidad Bay, California. The blueback is a format that seldom survives due to intended use. This map is in remarkably fine condition. ($4,000-8,000)
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317. [MAP]. JOHNSON, E.F. Map of the Country from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean. New York, 1867. Folded lithograph map on two joined sheets of bank note paper, original full color and shading. First edition. Very fine copy of a separately issued map, produced by the Coltons, with extraordinary detail of the “best natural highway for commerce from ocean to ocean” for the Northern Pacific Railroad. See Wheat’s lengthy, laudatory note in Transmississippi West¸ #1169 & Vol. V, Part 1, pp. 205-209. ($300-600)
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318. [MAP]. KANSAS PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. The Best and Shortest Cattle Route from Texas. St. Louis, Missouri, 1872. Lithograph map on thin onion-skin paper showing Texas and parts of Indian Territory, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico; cattle trails colored in red from Texas to Kansas. Lower printed original wrapper with extensive text. Overall the map is very fine and crisp, excellent condition for a legendary rarity. Early unspecified edition, showing only a few trails in Texas and the main trail from Red River Station to the Kansas railhead, the word “Route” in the map title instead of “Trail,” and lithographed by Levison and Blythe. For other editions and issues, see: Adams, Herd 1255. Howes W204. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, pp. 10-11 & 26. Fifty Texas Rarities 44. ($5,000-10,000)
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319. [MAP]. KEELER, J.M. Mining Map of Inyo County. San Francisco, 1884? Lithograph map, folded into original pale blue paper pocket map covers. Very fine. First edition of a rare promotional map and a model of geological cartography. Currey & Kruska 222: “Though brief, the description is notable for inclusion of a very early reference to the Sierra Golden Trout.” Not in Cowan, Rocq, or any of Edwards’ bibliographies on Death Valley. ($2,500-5,000)
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320. [MAP]. KELLY, Santiago T. Plano de la Habana dibujado. Lithograph map of the city of Havana showing the streets and port, on two sheets of thin paper with original vivid hand coloring, folded into original red sheep pocket covers. New York, 1837. Excellent copy with exceptional color. First edition. Map not in standard sources. Copies located at the Library of Congress, the British Library, Tulane, and the University of Kentucky. One curious feature shown is the powder house. Oddly, it appears that a U.S. flag is flying over the fort of El Moro. During the nineteenth century, Southern politicians in the U.S. plotted the island’s annexation to strengthen pro-slavery forces. ($2,000-4,000)
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321. [MAP]. KEMBLE, W. Texas and Part of Mexico & the United States. New York, 1844. Engraved map on thin paper. Handsome maple frame. Martin & Martin, p. 131 (plate 34): “Stimulated renewed interest in Texas and represented another major step toward the inevitable solution to the Texas question later in the decade.” Wheat, Transmississippi West #483 & Vol. II, p. 188. From an undetermined edition of Kendall’s Narrative of the Texan Santa Fé Expedition (see Item 345herein).($200-400)
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322. [MAP]. KEULEN, Johannes van & Claes Jansz Vooght. Pas Kaart Van de Golff van Mexico. Amsterdam, [after 1695, but before 1734]. Copper-engraved map on heavy laid paper, baroque cartouche flanked by two winged cherubs, one with falcon and anchor, the other with snake and mirror. A strong impression of this handsome old sea chart on an unusual orientation with north being to the right. Keulen’s sea chart was the first to depict the western Gulf of Mexico, including the Texas coast. This state is not recorded by Burden (592), but is between his states 3 and 4. Koeman (1967-1970), Vol. IV, Keu, p. 384 (129*). Lowery 236. Martin & Martin 11. Nordenskiöld 121:111. ($2,500-5,000)
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323. [MAP]. [KINO, Eusebio Francisco]. Passage par Terre à la Californie. Paris, 1781. Folded copper-engraved map on watermarked laid paper (bound in a volume of Jesuit letters). Kino’s momentous map of California refuting the concept of an insular California first appeared in print in Paris, 1705, on which see: California 49, Map 11 & pp. 22-23n. Leighly, California as an Island, pp. 40-42. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Plate 75. Streeter Sale 2424. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 483. Wheat, Transmississippi West #89n & Vol. I, p. 76: “Kino’s map exerted a great influence on contemporary cartography, especially after the French mapmaker, Guillaume Delisle, adopted the redoubtable missionary’s thesis.” The present engraving differs in only one respect from the 1705 edition, which had at top left an engraved instruction to the binder. ($500-1,000)
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324. [MAP]. [KINO, Eusebio Francisco]. A Passage by Land to California. London, 1731. Copper-engraved map on laid paper, embedded in a large volume of varia, Philosophical Transactions published in London in 1731. Second English edition of Kino’s momentous map of California (see preceding entry). In the book in which this map is bound are extracts from the Jesuit letters containing the report of Piccolo—”Of a Passage by Land to California, and a Description of that Country” (pp. 191-196). See Wagner (Spanish Southwest 74a) who comments that the first edition of Piccolo’s report on California published in Mexico in 1702 has usually been considered the first printed account of California. ($1,200-2,400)
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325. [MAP]. KNIGHT, Wm. H. Bancroft’s Map of Central California. San Francisco, 1869. Lithograph map, original full pastel color, folded into original pocket covers. Very rare, outstanding condition. Rumsey 4106 (not yet described or illustrated). Rumsey (5184) fully describes the subsequent 1871 edition. Although the present map is not within the scope of Wheat, he briefly mentions this map and its 1871 revised and enlarged edition (Transmississippi West, Vol. V, Part 2, p. 273). ($4,000-8,000)
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326. [MAP]. LANGERMANN, A.B. The Railroad System of Texas on September 1st, 1881. Galveston, 1881. Wood-engraved map within issue of The Galveston Daily News for September 1, 1881 (Vol. XL, No. 139), with copious text on the various lines and the entire system; this text is not found in other versions of the map. ($300-600)
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327. [MAP]. LAPIE, A.É. Carte des États-Unis du Méxique. Paris, 1838. Engraved map of North America from Southern Canada to south of Yucatan, original hand-colored boundaries, with Texas shown as an independent Republic, in its pre-Panhandle incarnation, heart-shaped and quite diminished in size. The map appeared in an edition of Atlas Universel de Géographie. Kapp, Central America 108. Framed. ($150-300)
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328. [MAP]. LOW, Esther (publisher). Georgia from the Latest Authorities. New York. ca. 1831. Copper-engraved map with original hand coloring, folded into contemporary drab blue paper pocket covers, paper label on upper cover. Shown is the region from eastern Louisiana and the Mississippi River to the Atlantic seaboard (present-day Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi) as far north as the Tennessee River, with an emphasis on Native American tribes. Unusual pocket map published by an early American female mapmaker. Low is mentioned by Alice Hudson and Mary Ritzlin in “Women as Mapmakers,” a study of European and American cartographers, who note that “women mapmakers have often been overlooked and their work has been unrecognized. Even though the number of American women working in the map trade before the twentieth century was small, the works that they produced were of noteworthy quality.” ($300-600)
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329. [MAP]. Manuscript map of North America with place names, title, etc. in Dutch. Netherlands, [nineteenth century, after 1836 and before 1867]. Original ink, watercolor, and wash on laid paper. Fine copy of an attractive Dutch map showing Texas as an independent political entity, in a slightly squashed Emory conformation. ($2,000-4,000)
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330. [MAP]. MARTÍNEZ DE CASTRO, Mariano. Mapa Oficial del estado de Sinaloa Mexico. London, 1891. Lithograph wall map on heavy paper, showing the Mexican state of Sinaloa and parts of Sonora, Durango, and Chihuahua, original color, numerous insets and bird’s-eye views, sectioned and mounted (24 sections). Professionally mounted on new linen, varnish removed, a well-preserved copy in very good condition. Very rare. Several versions of the map appeared at the same time, and the present version is the most elaborate and largest of the various incarnations. See El Territorio Mexicano, Vol. II, p. 550, for a version with only the central portion. ($1,200-2,400)
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331. [MAP]. [MATAGORDA, TEXAS]. Untitled manuscript map of Matagorda in ink and watercolor on paper, mounted on contemporary cartographic linen. Matagorda, 1835. Signed and in the handwriting of S. Rhoads Fisher, a founder of Matagorda and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Professionally washed and reaffixed to new, sympathetic linen; nevertheless still missing areas at lower right, upper left, and along central folds, stained. A rare Gulf Coast survival of a pre-Republic of Texas manuscript map. From the estate of William Selkirk, who helped lay out Matagorda and made the first maps of Matagorda County. Finely detailed map, showing numerous streets, town lots, and other features such as the public square. The grantees are all founders of Texas, including the Father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin. ($7,500-15,000)
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332. [MAP]. MAVERICK PRINTING HOUSE & John H. Traynham. Map of Bexar County, Texas. San Antonio, 1889. Rare & ephemeral broadside map rich in local history and unabashed boosterism, from the printing establishment of Sam Maverick, Jr. (see Item 129 herein). First edition, and based on the GLO map of Bexar County and the John D. Rullmann survey. Among the ads is that of Lone Star Brewing (“Brewers of the Celebrated ‘Pilsener’...A Texas Institution”). ($1,500-3,000)
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333. [MAP]. MELISH, John. United States of America. Philadelphia, 1821. Copper-engraved map on bank note paper, original hand coloring, ornately lettered title. Early, reduced edition of Melish’s influential “Manifest Destiny” map published in 1816, depicting the U.S. Louisiana Purchase extending far beyond the Mississippi River. Day, p. 12. Wheat, Transmississippi West #344n. References to the large 1816 version include: Edney, Mapping the Republic: Conflicting Concepts of the Territory and Character of the U.S.A., 1790–1900; Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 102-104; Martin & Martin 26: “Of lasting value [because of the] widespread dissemination of new information concerning Texas geography”; Streeter 1057; Wheat 322. ($400-800)
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334. [MAP]. MERCATOR, Michael. Four separate maps which together constitute the entire world as perceived by Mercator at that time: America siue India Nova; Africa; Asia; Europe. [Duisburg or Amsterdam, 1595-1639].In four beautiful matching gold leaf frames, the maps float framed on natural linen. Copper-engraved maps, with contemporary outline and wash color, ornate mannerist decoration, stipple engraved seas. The map of America is a hemispheric map within floral design surrounded by four rondels, including the Gulf of Mexico. Burden, The Mapping of North America I:87. Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 9000:1A. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 179. Wheat, Transmississippi West #26. The well-executed map of the Americas records the Dutch sphere of influence in the New World and perpetuates the myth of the Northwest Passage. The “Mare Dulcium Aquarum” probably reflects the first hint of the Great Lakes (see Karpinski). California is correctly shown as a peninsula. ($6,000-12,000)
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335. [MAP]. MID-WEST MAP COMPANY. Highway Map and Guide of Texas. Aurora, Missouri, [ca. 1928]. Illustrated broadsheet map with extensive text providing authorized service centers, hotels, cafes, index to cities and towns with population, etc. Very scarce, early highway map of Texas. ($100-300)
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336. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S. Augustus. Map of Mexico, including Yucatan & Upper California. Philadelphia, 1847. Separately issued lithograph map within decorative border on thin wove paper, original hand coloring with bright rose outline coloring around Texas in its Emory conformation with greatly extended Panhandle, yellow border, pink shading to battle plan at top, Mexico in full color. Second edition, first issue, with inset plan at top entitled “The Late Battlefield.” A plethora of cartobibliographical variances of this colorful map streamed forth during the Mexican-American War, beginning in 1846, giving evidence of persistent revision. See: Rumsey 3119 & 4594. Streeter Sale 3868 & 3869. Taliaferro 284. Wheat, Transmississippi West #548. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #35. ($2,000-4,000)
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337. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S. Augustus. Map of Texas from the Most Recent Authorities. Philadelphia, 1846. Lithograph map within ornate border, original full hand coloring, Handsome Texas map descended from Young’s great series of Texas maps (see Items 374 & 375 herein). Day, Maps of Texas, p. 40(various issues).Streeter 1629 (1845 issue). The map was published in both engraved and lithograph versions in Mitchell’s1846 New Universal Atlas, about which Rumsey (537.036) comments: “This atlas is important in American printing history in that it was the first American atlas to be converted from engraved map plates to lithographic map plates—greatly reducing the cost of production and thus making the book widely affordable by the general public” (Rumsey 537.036). ($300-600)
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338. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S. Augustus. Mexico & Guatemala. Philadelphia, 1846. Lithographic transfer from engraved plate (showing the Californias, Texas, New Mexico, and areas south to Costa Rica), original full hand coloring of Mexico and insets, ornate pink and green double borders, in original roan pocket covers. Superb copy. Early issue (without the battle flags), unrecorded pocket map format. A subsequent issue appeared in a Mitchell atlas (see next item). This map is much more than the title Mexico & Guatemala would imply, being dominated by the Transmississippi West (based on Frémont) and Mexico, with Guatemala relegated to an inset. Texas is shown as an independent entity with its western border at the Rio Grande reaching all the way into northern Mexico as far as Taos. ($3,000-6,000)
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339. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S. Augustus. Mexico & Guatemala. Philadelphia, 1847. Lithographic transfer from engraved plate, original full color. Fine copy of the second issue of the 1846 Mitchell map with added flags indicating the early battles in Texas at the commencement of the Mexican-American War. See preceding entry for more on the genesis of this map in general. Day, Maps of Texas, p. 43. Phillips, Atlases 6104. Wheat, Gold Region #27n; Transmississippi West #519 & Vol. III, p. 35. ($150-300)
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340. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S. Augustus. A New Map of Texas Oregon and California.Philadelphia, 1846. Lithograph map on bank note paper, original full hand coloring, ornamental vine border in pink. Folded, as issued, in original roan pocket covers with text: Accompaniment. First edition. Baughman, Kansas in Maps, p. 35. Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 134-135. Cowan II, p. 433. Howes M685. Martin & Martin, pp. 134-135, Color Plate XI (p. 56). Plains & Rockies IV:122b. Rumsey 534. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 276. Streeter Sale 2511. Wheat, Transmississippi West #520, Vol. III, pp. 34-35, illustrated before p. 29. Wheat, Maps of the Gold Region #29, pp. xv-xvi. This map and its accompanying emigrant guide have been widely and frequently praised as the most accurate and current information then available in separate cartographic form for the regions shown. ($6,000-12,000)
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341. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S. Augustus & W. Williams. Mitchell’s New National Map. Philadelphia, 1856. Immense engraved wall map on four sheets, original hand coloring (shading and outline), wide ornate floral borders, map mounted on original cartographical cloth, remains of green silk selvages, light contemporary varnish, original black wooden rollers. First edition of one of the finest large-scale delineations of the United States and surrounding countries with an emphasis on the recently acquired West and Texas after the dust of Manifest Destiny had settled. Wheat, Transmississippi West #896, Vol. IV, p. 49. ($2,000-4,000)
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342. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S. Augustus, Jr. County Map of the State of Texas. Philadelphia, 1879. Lithograph map, original hand coloring (pastel shading of counties and pink outlining), ornate grapevine border. Very fine copy, maple frame. Greer County is depicted intact and as part of Indian Territory, preceding its dismemberment within a few short years. ($150-300)
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343. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S. Augustus, Jr. County Map of Texas. Philadelphia, 1890. Lithograph map with ornate grapevine border, original pale blue hand-colored shading, Texas outlined in blue. Last gasp of a classic and popular map of Texas in the nineteenth century, produced by the son of the innovative and prolific map publisher, S. Augustus Mitchell. ($150-300)
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344. [MAP]. MOLL, Herman. A New Map of the North Parts of America. Dublin, 1710. Copper-engraved map on two joined sheets of laid paper with original hand coloring of borders to reflect the contested boundaries of North America between France, England, and Spain at the time, some color wash, compass rose. Cartographic propaganda—French pretensions in North America refuted in boundaries and extensive text. McLaughlin’s State 2. See: Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps, pp. 21-24: “The map presents details of the Southeast found in no other printed map.” Leighly, California as an Island 180. McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 197. Pritchard & Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America, #21; Figures 18, 98-102, pp. 19-20, 122. Streeter Sale 118 & 119 (lists two issues but not the present one). Wheat, Transmississippi West #105. ($2,500-5,000)
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345. [MAP]. MORSE, Sidney E. & Samuel Breese. Texas. New York, 1844. Cerographic engraved map of Texas, printed blue-line underlay, original hand coloring of borders in blue. First printing. This atlas map was published as Map 23 in the first cerographic atlas, Morse’s North American Atlas (New York, 1842-1845). Day, Maps of Texas, p. 38. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 154. Rumsey 2301.033. ($400-800)
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346. [MAP]. MUNSON, Saml. B. A New Map of the Western Rivers. Cincinnati, 1846. Lithograph map, original outline hand coloring of rivers, tributaries, and boundaries, folded into original pocket folder, marbled paper over stiff boards, original printed paper label on upper cover. A nation on the move and the rising western economy, which was dependent upon river transportation, made this map popular and long-lived, with succeeding editions recorded by Newberry in 1843, 1844, 1845 (Streeter Sale 1382), and 1851. All editions are very rare. This is a choice copy, gently restored. ($2,000-4,000)
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347. [MAP]. ORTELIUS, Abraham. Maris Pacifici. Antwerp, 1589. Copper-engraved map of the Pacific Ocean, full contemporary color, large dedicatory cartouche with ornamental strap work, banners, strings of beads, human and lion heads, cartouche at top right with strap work and ornamentation, three ships at sea (including Magellan’s surviving ship Victoria with scene of warfare and a guiding angel on her prow), stipple-engraved seas. Excellent impression of “the first printed map to be devoted to the Pacific Ocean.” First state (with date 1589 in lower left cartouche); first issue, Latin text on verso, with signature mark “6” in pen and ink at lower right below text on verso. Burden 74. Krogt (editor), Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici, New Edition, Vol. III, Part A, p. 93, No. 31:041. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, p. 289, No. 156 & pp. 72-76: “Constitutes a distinct departure, being unlike any map of the northwest coast published before 1589.” Wheat, Transmississippi West #24. ($7,500-15,000)
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348. [MAP]. ORTELIUS, Abraham & Gerónimo de Chaves. Three maps on one sheet: Pervviæ avriferæ regionis; La Florida [Gulf Coast from northeastern Mexico and Texas to Florida]; Gvastecan Reg. Antwerp: Plantin Press, 1591-1592. Copper-engraved maps, contemporary partial, outline, and shaded hand coloring, decorative cartouches, symbolic ornaments, ships at sea, stipple-engraved seas, fine italic calligraphy. Very fine, with outstanding contemporary coloring. First state, early issue (third Latin issue). Burden 57. Cumming, p. 12. “One of the half-dozen most important mother maps of southeastern North America.” Krogt (editor), Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici, New Edition, Vol. III, Part A, p. 95, No. 31:041(9). Martin & Martin, pp. 18 & 75n: “The small map entitled La Florida became the prototype which was copied by the map trade for several decades. Privy to all of the official reports of the Spanish explorers, Chaves’ map recorded the discoveries of Cabeza de Vaca, de Soto, and Moscoso.” Schwartz & Ehrenberg, pp. 79-81 & plate 35: “The first regional map representation of Florida.” ($1,500-3,000)
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349. [MAP]. OWEN, A.K. Nuevo mapa, estadístico de México. Philadelphia, 1884. Grand lithograph wall map showing Mexico, the U.S. from San Diego to Montgomery, Alabama (Texas from Llano Estacado to Texarkana), and northern Central America, original shading of coastlines in blue, boundaries in pink, products of states in red lettering, sectioned and mounted on contemporary cartographical linen (32 sections), contemporary marbled paper on verso of two sections. Not in standard U.S. or Mexican sources. This map is a beautiful, enthusiastic representation of everything progressive and enlightened that Mexican President Porfirio Díaz sought to develop in his country. The map constitutes a promotional for a Topolobampian utopia, the brainchild of railroad projector and colonizer A.K. Owen, who passed his youth in his father’s New Harmony colony in Indiana, where he was imbued with idealistic principles he sought to establish in Mexico. ($2,000-4,000)
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350. [MAP]. PECK, Frank S. Map of Ore District of the Northern Black Hills. South Dakota, 1904. Lithograph map on two sheets of thin smooth paper showing range and township grid, folded into original dark brown printed paper folder. First edition of a rare pocket map displaying multiple mining claims in the Lawrence County Black Hills of South Dakota. ($250-500)
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351. [MAP]. PRODUCERS MAP COMPANY. Oklahoma City. [Oklahoma City, ca. 1930s]. Blueprint plat map showing tracts of land identifying owners and date of purchase, railroad lines, proposed roads, etc. Oklahoma City development map. ($150-300)
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352. [MAP]. [RAILROAD PROMOTIONAL]. ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILROAD. Railroad and Connections with 3.000.000 Acres Land for Sale on Eleven Years Credit & Seven Percent Interest. [Kansas City? 1874?]. Broadside promotional with woodcut map on verso, Rare railroad promotional map urging emigrant settlement in Kansas with an enthusiastic endorsement in Swedish by a former secretary of the Bishop Hill Colony. First edition? Not in standard sources; OCLC lists only the Yale copy. (Wichita State University also has a copy.) ($200-400)
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353. [MAP]. RAND, McNALLY & COMPANY. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Chicago, ca. 1902. Lithograph wall map printed on stiff polished paper with original black wooden rollers, original full color and shading, railroads in black and red, ship lines in red, original pink cloth selvages and burgundy ribbon ties at top. Not in Newberry and other standard sources. This highly detailed map shows the United States from the Pacific coast east to Mobile, Alabama, and Lake Michigan, along with the southern Canadian provinces and northern Mexico to Veracruz. ($600-1,200)
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354. [MAP]. RAPKIN, J., John Tallis, et al. Mexico, California and Texas. London, ca. 1850-1851. Steel-engraved map with contemporary hand coloring in wash and outline, The Newly Discovered Districts in California hand-colored in yellow, ornate botanical border with regional fruits and vegetables. Preferred state, with the vignette of California gold washers, the Gold Region colored yellow, and the territory acquired by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo outlined in green. Rumsey 466.072. Wheat, Transmississippi West #694 (1850), #737 (1851). Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #200. ($250-500)
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355. [MAP]. RICHARDSON, W. Richardson’s New Map of the State of Texas. New York: J.H. Colton, ca. 1872.Lithograph map on onion-skin paper, original full coloring, ornate vine border, five insets including “The Great West.”Very good copy of an uncommon Texas map, intended to go in the 1872 Texas almanac (see Howes T138 and Basic Texas Books 172R, neither of which mention this map). Winkler (3099) notes the almanac and the map, and states that the map cost 50 cents extra. ($1,000-2,000)
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356. [MAP]. ROBINSON, John H. A Map of Mexico, Louisiana and the Missouri Territory, including also the State of Mississippi, Alabama Territory, East & West Florida, Georgia, South Carolina & Part of the Island of Cuba. Philadelphia, 1819. Huge, large-scale copper-engraved map printed from 6 plates on paper (12 sections), boundaries with original hand-coloring, about 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 feet, large pictorial cartouche symbolizing friendship of the U.S. and Mexico. Mounted on archival tissue, cleaned and deacidified, some small losses supplied in facsimile. A rare survival of one of the grandest and most significant maps showing early nineteenth-century U.S. territorial ambitions. First edition, Martin’s third issue. “There are apparently fewer than ten extant originals” (David E. Narrett, “Liberation and Conquest: John Hamilton Robinson and U.S. Adventurism toward Mexico, 1806-1819” in Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. XL, No. 1, Spring 2009, pp. 23-50). Allen, “Patterns of Promise: Mapping the Plains and Prairies, 1800-1860”, pp. 41-62: “Robinson’s map was an augury of the future rather than a reflection of the past, and among all the maps of the decade it most clearly depicted the patterns of promise.” Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 105-107: “The largest printed map of the West published up to that time. The map has now become a much sought after rarity.” Martin & Martin 27. Streeter 1073. Wheat, Transmississippi West #334. Wheat, California Gold Region #3: “This large, showy and monumental map is not only excessively rare, but is a distinct novelty, insofar as California is concerned.” ($200,000-300,000)
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357. [MAP]. ROCK OIL & SULPHUR COMPANY. “Washington County, Texas.” [Houston, ca. 1919]. Manuscript oil and gas map in red and black ink on thin, coated cartographical cloth with symbols for railroads, state highways, roads (first, second, and third class), county lines, abstracted lands, certificate, wells (drilling, producing, abandoned, dry hole, gas) and legend for the Rock Map Company including three miniscule gushing oil wells. Tracing over lands of Stephen F. Austin’s former colony in pre-Republic Texas. ($250-500)
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358. [MAP]. ROEMER, Ferdinand. Topographisch-geognostische Karte von Texas mit Zugrundelegung der geographischen Karte. Bonn, 1849. Lithograph map with geological formations in original hand coloring (rose, blue, and green). First edition of the first printed geological map of Texas, a monument of Texas cartographic history. Basic Texas Books 179. Graff 3549: “First geological map of Texas.” Howes R407: “Roemer was the father of Texas geology.” Vandale 144. ($7,500-15,000)
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359. [MAP]. ROESSLER, A.R. New Map of the State of Texas. New York, 1875. Lithograph map on bank note paper, full original color. Very fine copy of Roessler’s Texas map, in the book in which it appeared: Albert Hanford’s Texas State Register for 1876 (Galveston, 1876), original printed wrappers. Following the publication of Roessler’s large-format map of Texas in 1874 (Taliaferro 349), at least three reduced-format versions appeared, including the present map. The present version is among the important geological maps of the nineteenth century (see Taliaferro 52A). Winkler 3895. ($3,000-6,000)
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360. [MAP]. ROSS, John. Course of the River Mississipi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres. London, 1775. Copper-engraved map on two joined sheets of heavy laid rag paper, original yellow outline hand coloring. Fine copy with large margins of the first official English survey of the Lower Mississippi. First edition, issue “b.” The map was published on the eve of the American Revolution in Sayer and Bennett’s American Atlas, which Schwartz & Ehrenberg describe as “one of the most authoritative and most comprehensive atlases covering the revolutionary period...the primary cartographic publication consulted by both contestants in planning strategy, and after the war it was valuable in setting boundary disputes” (The Mapping of America, p. 204). Sellers & Van Ee 781. Taliaferro 168. ($2,000-4,000)
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361. [MAP]. SENEX, John. A Map of the World Corrected from the Observations Communicated to the Royal Societys [sic] of London and Paris. London, 1728-1749 [University of Oxford Library dates its copy 1740]. Copper-engraved map on heavy laid paper, two sheets joined to form large double-hemisphere map of the world, pictorial cartouche showing female representations of the four continents surrounding dedication, contemporary hand coloring, wind directions shown by arrows, Halley’s magnetic variations indicated by lines, extensive inset texts by Sir Isaac Newton and Edmond Halley. Leighly, California as an Island 156. Portraits of the World, #47, p. 56. Whitfield, The Image of the World, pp. 110-111: “This map represents the complete ascendancy of scientific taste in the eighteenth-century.” ($2,000-4,000)
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362. [MAP]. SINCLAIR, T.S. Map of Mexico Showing the Seat of War. Philadelphia, ca. 1846? Lithograph map with original hand coloring, showing railroad routes, folded into original cloth pocket covers. Washed, stabilized and backed with archival tissue. Fair copy only, but comparable to the Rumsey copy (5536), one of three copies located (Yale and Huntington have the Beinecke and Wagner copies respectively). Rumsey comments: “Very rare map with no reference to it found in any of the normal bibliographies.” No real battles are shown on this imprecise map, although a mysterious battlefield is indicated west of Laredo. This suggests that it may have been rushed to press to pander to the Manifest Destiny-obsessed masses hungry for news of the Mexican-American War. ($2,000-4,000)
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363. [MAP]. SMITH, R.P., et al. Map of Richland Co. Ohio from Actual Surveys. Philadelphia, 1856. Mammoth lithograph wall map with townships outlined in original bright pink, decorative border, 42 sections mounted on contemporary cartographical linen, original pink cotton selvages, four original brass hanging rings, and one section with marbled paper on verso. This highly unusual cartographical production combines street maps with key business directories for every town shown on the insets, resulting in a map that also serves as a directory for all the little towns in the county. Phillips, America, p. 747. We locate only one copy (Library of Congress). ($1,500-3,000)
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364. [MAP]. SUTTON, R. Oil Map of Auglaize Co. Ohio. N.p., 1886. Lithograph map in full pastel color, mounted on original linen, folded into original dark brown cloth pocket folder. Unrecorded; OCLC locates no copies, although Ohio State holds a copy of Sutton’s 1886 Oil Map of Allen County, Ohio. Similarly, no copies located using other online resources. Very rare. Among the early maps to focus on the newly-discovered petroleum resources of western Ohio. ($1,000-2,000)
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365. [MAP]. TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY CO. Dimmit County, Texas. Office, Land Department, Texas & Pacific Rail Co., Marshall, Texas. St. Louis, [1879?]. Lithograph map on bank note paper, unsold lands of T&PRR colored in yellow. Very fine copy of one of the earliest printed maps of Dimmit County. ($300-600)
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366. [MAP]. TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY. Map of the Texas & Pacific Railway and Connections. Chicago, ca. 1889. Engraved map with outline color in yellow, recto with timetables and railroad ads. Attractive promotional map in fine condition. ($100-200)
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367. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. Map of the United States and Their Territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean. [Washington, 1851]. Very rare, separately issued copper-engraved map of the Transmississippi West and Northern Mexico, on two joined sheets. First edition. Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 158-159. Rumsey 5142. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 279: “At mid-century the U.S. Corps of Topographical Engineers published a composite map of the trans-Mississippi West which graphically summarized their geographical knowledge of the regions.” Streeter Sale 3880. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region #177. Wheat, Transmississippi West #696, Vol. III, pp. 110-113, in Chapter XXVI, “Maps of Personal Experience, 1850-1852”; plate opposite p. 110. ($1,000-2,000)
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368. [MAP]. UNITED STATES & THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. JOINT COMMISSION FOR MARKING BOUNDARY. Map of the River Sabine...as Marked and Laid down by Survey in 1840. Washington, 1842. Lithograph map of the Sabine River and the eastern border of Texas with the U.S. Second edition (the first edition was oversize and rarely encountered). Streeter 1432. Martin & Martin, p. 36n. An exceedingly important map setting the final boundary between Texas and the United States from the Gulf of Mexico to the Red River. ($400-800)
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369. [MAP]. VANDERMAELEN, Philippe M.G. Five lithograph maps on heavy rag paper with original outline hand coloring, together showing Texas and surrounding regions: Amér. Sep. Parties des États-Unis et du Nouveau Mexique 48; Amér. Sep. Partie du Mexique 54; Amér. Sep. Partie des États-Unis 55; Amér. Sep. Partie du Mexique 59; Amér. Sep. Partie du Mexique 60. Bruxelles, 1825. First printing of the largest scale map of Texas printed at the time. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici (Vander Maelen 1) III, pp. 142-145. Martin & Martin, p. 32. Streeter 1095 (listing all five maps): “The five sheets are difficult to assemble for a study of Texas as a whole.” Cf. Wheat, Transmississippi West #378 & Vol. II, pp. 94-95. ($1,500-3,000)
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370. [MAP]. VICTORIA, TEXAS. Untitled very small survey manuscript map of Victoria, ink and pencil on thin paper, showing the town proper, railroad, Main Street, and property of the J.O. Wheeler family. N.p., n.d. [nineteenth-century, after 1860]. ($150-300)
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371. [MAP]. WHITE, C.A. Map of Washington Territory West of the Cascade Mountains. New York, 1870. Grandiose lithograph map on four sheets (approximately 5-1/2 x 4 feet overall), original outline and wash coloring, highly ornate grapevine border, handsomely framed. Very fine copy of a rare and unusual map. First edition. Streeter Sale 3257. This magnificent map on a generous scale locates towns, cities, forts, wagon roads, Native American lands and reservations, government reserves, prairies, mountain ranges (with major mountains, such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker and Mt. Adams), counties, townships, etc. ($2,500-5,000)
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372. [MAP]. WHITMAN, E.B. & A.D. Searl. Map of Eastern Kansas. Boston, 1856. Lithograph map on bank note paper, reservations and Fort Riley with original hand coloring in pink, green, yellow, and blue, folded into original cloth pocket covers. First edition. Baughman, Kansas in Maps, pp. 52:3. Heaston, “Kansas Pocket Maps” #4. Rumsey 3069: “An early map for settlers and speculators.” Streeter Sale 3903. The primary colored features on the map are tribal lands. ($1,500-3,000)
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373. [MAP]. WOODWARD & TIERNAN PRINTING COMPANY. Map of the Missouri Pacific Railway, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, Rio Grande Western Railway, Rio Grande Southern Railroad, St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railroad, Texas & Pacific Railway, International & Great Northern Railroad, St. Louis Southwestern Railway. St. Louis, ca. late nineteenth-early twentieth century.Lithograph wall map with original wooden rods, printed on stiff polished paper, original tinting of land masses in pale yellow, water in blue, boundary lines for states in bright yellow, border with Mexico in orange, railroad lines in vivid primary colors. Very fine. Very rare wall map of the central U.S. railroad system. Not in Modelski, LC, Newberry, or other standard sources. ($750-1,500)
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374. [MAP]. YOUNG, J.H. A New Map of Texas, with the Contiguous American & Mexican States. Philadelphia, 1836. Copper-engraved map on bank note paper, original full hand coloring, title ornately lettered, piano key border, folded into original roan pocket cover. Fresh, vividly colored pocket map. Second issue, considered by many to be the most desirable issue, being the first one published after Texas became an independent republic in that pivotal year 1836. Streeter 1178A (one of the few maps singled out by Streeter for inclusion in his bibliography of Texas): “The same plate is used for all editions of this map and it covers substantially the same area as the Burr map first published in 1833.” In the present issue, Texas is shown divided into the various empresario grants under the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas and is smaller than the area claimed by Texas after independence. The southern boundary is shown at the Nueces River. The lengthy text insets constitute an early emigrant guide to Texas. ($7,500-15,000)
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375. [MAP]. YOUNG, J.H. A New Map of Texas. Philadelphia, 1837. Original pocket covers present. Map extensively restored and with some facsimile. Third issue of preceding. Streeter 1178B. ($2,000-4,000)
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376. [MAP]. YOUNG, J.H. Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities. Philadelphia, 1854. Lithograph map within ornate border in yellow, map with original full hand coloring, insets, numerous descriptive texts on navigability of the Rio Grande, population and statistics of Texas, and railroads in Texas, folded into original roan pocket covers. Fine copy of a rare Texas pocket map, a descendant of Young’s wonderful series of maps of the Republic of Texas (see preceding two entries), brought up to reflect statehood and updated boundaries, such as Texas’ border with New Mexico as determined by the Compromise of 1850. ($5,000-7,000)
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377. [MAP: TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO SEQUENCE]. TANNER, H.S. A Map of the United States of Mexico. Philadelphia, 1826. Copper-engraved map on bank note paper, original outline coloring and partial shading. Professionally restored and backed with archival paper.Exceedingly rare copy (last sold at auction in 1968, Streeter Sale 3824, resold by our firm in 2003). First imprint in the Treaty Map sequence; first edition, second issue of Tanner’s map. The first issue was in 1825, but it was in the present 1826 issue that Tanner shifted the New Mexico boundary north, which Disturnell incorporated into his so-called Treaty map (see Item 379 below), which became the stumbling block to the U.S. and Mexico’s harmoniously settling the boundary dispute. Martin, “Disturnell’s Map” #37n. Martin & Martin, pp. 55-56. Rittenhouse, Disturnell’s Treaty Map, pp. 13-14. Rumsey 5176.001 (defective copy). Wheat, Gold Region #33n. Wheat, Transmississippi West #364n & Vol. II, pp. 89-90: “This 1826 issue became the source for Disturnell’s celebrated [map] first published in 1846.” The Tanner map was a primary source for cartographic intelligence on Mexico and the emerging western territories of the United States for three decades. ($15,000-25,000)
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378. [MAP: TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO SEQUENCE]. ROSA. Mapa de los Estados Unidos Mejicanos. Paris, 1837. Lithograph map with original outline coloring, sectioned and mounted on cartographical linen (18 sections). Professionally restored, mounted on new linen and with new selvages, washed. First edition of the Rosa version of the Treaty map (see preceding and next entries). Martin, “Disturnell’s Map,” pp. 343-344). Martin & Martin, Plates 37 & 38. Rittenhouse, Disturnell’s Treaty Map, p. 14: “When the boundary disputes arose after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, three publishers’ maps were brought into the argument—the Tanner map, the Disturnell map, and the Rosa map.” Streeter Sale 233. Wheat, Transmississippi West #429: “A palpable plagiarism of Tanner’s Mexico.” This rare European map is thought to be the most elusive segment in the evolution of the Treaty map. Three auction records: 1966 (Streeter Sale 233 @ $90); 1999 (Sotheby’s @ $20,000); 2006 (Sloan @ $85,000). ($30,000-60,000)
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379. [MAP: TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO SEQUENCE]. DISTURNELL, John. Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico. New York, 1846. Copper-engraved map on two sheets of strong, thin paper, original hand coloring (outline, shading, and wash), original cloth pocket folder. Overall a very fine copy in tiger maple frame with gilt liner. Colonel Martin’s “Sixth Edition” (p. 348), a revised edition of the oft reprinted “Treaty Map,” a widely influential map delineating the Mexico-United States border in the mid-nineteenth century that led to an international dispute over the U.S.-Mexico boundary. For various editions, see: Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 142-144). Martin & Martin, Color plate XII, pp. 37-38, 137-139. Newberry Library, Mapping Manifest Destiny: Chicago and the American West 3.8. Rittenhouse, Disturnell’s Treaty Map, 1846.6 & pp. 15-18. Rumsey 5175 & 2541). Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Plate 170 & p. 276. Wheat, Gold Region #33. Wheat, Transmississippi West #507 & Vol. III, pp. 35-36, 45. ($20,000-40,000)
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380. [MAP REFERENCE]. LOWERY, Woodbury. The Lowery Collection. A Descriptive List of Maps of the Spanish Possessions within the Present Limits of the United States, 1502-1820. Washington, 1912. Delightful colorful lithographic title with cartographic theme (by the Hoen firm). 8vo, original cloth. First edition. Essential map reference work, reflecting Lowery’s researches into early Spanish possessions within the United States. ($100-200)
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381. MARCY, R.B. Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana. Washington, 1854. 2 vols., 8vo, original cloth, 65 plates & 2 maps. Third edition. Important account of mid-nineteenth-century West Texas explorations, with the first published views of Palo Duro Canyon. Basic Texas Books 135B. Howes M276. Pilling 2472. Plains & Rockies IV:226:3. Sabin 44512. Wheat, Transmississippi West #791 & #792. ($400-800)
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382. MARTÍNEZ CARO, Ramón. Verdadera idea de la primera campaña de Tejas. Mexico, 1837. 8vo, contemporary calf with original printed wrappers bound in. Very fine. First edition of an unbridled report of Santa-Anna and the Texas Campaign. Basic Texas Books 138: “Eyewitness account of the Texas Revolution written by Santa-Anna’s private secretary [who] was captured at San Jacinto and imprisoned with Santa-Anna. An insider’s view of the whole campaign, the capture at San Jacinto, the negotiations for the treaty, and life as a prisoner.” Fifty Texas Rarities 16. Sabin 10950 & 44950. Streeter 923. First printing in Mexico of the secret Treaty of Velasco and other primary documents. ($4,000-6,000)
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383. MATAGORDA. PROPRIETORS. Printed form completed in manuscript, printed text commencing: Town of Matagorda. San Felipe de Austin: G.B. Cotten, 1830 or early 1831. Oblong 8vo broadside. First printing of a rare pre-Republic of Texas imprint relating to the establishment of towns in Texas. Streeter 18.1 (new entry in the revised Streeter; only one copy is located—in a private collection). Signed by several pioneer Texans who were Austin Old Three Hundreds or founders and soldiers in the Texas Revolution, e.g., Ira Ingram (soldier, legislator, first alcalde of Matagorda, penned the Goliad Declaration of Independence); Elias Wightman (surveyor, partner of Stephen F. Austin in the founding of Matagorda, and recruiter of U.S. emigrants to Texas with David Burnet in 1828); Hamilton Cook (Old Three Hundred family); Daniel D.D. Baker (San Jacinto vet and Texas legislator for Matagorda). Wonderful early Texas ephemera. ($1,000-2,000)
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384. [MAVERICK, Mary Ann Adams]. Manuscript copy of her memoirs in the hand of her son, Sam, Jr. San Antonio, March, 1881. 8vo, undetermined number of leaves. Manuscript is tightly rolled, friable, and needs to be professionally relaxed. Two partial leaves restored. The manuscript was found with the Civil War memoir of her son, Sam, Jr. (see Item 129 herein). Paula Marks Mitchell: “Mary Maverick’s memoirs had a freshness, an immediacy of detail, a relative frankness that brought me closer to her frontier experience. Here in all its emotional intensity was the real frontier experience of a literate, observant frontier woman.” See next entry for more on the extraordinary Mary Maverick. ($1,000-2,000)
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385. MAVERICK, Mary Ann Adams. Memoirs. San Antonio, 1921. 8vo, original wrappers, 16 plates. First edition, first issue. Adams, Herd 1460: “Gives the history of her husband’s experiences in his cattle venture, and the true origin of the term ‘maverick’ as applied to unbranded cattle.” Basic Texas Books 140: “One of the most interesting and important narratives of life in Texas during the 1830s and 1840s.” CBC 351. Howes M443: “First woman from the States to settle in San Antonio.” King, Women on the Cattle Trail, p. 17. ($100-200)
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386. McCALLA, W.L. Adventures in Texas, Chiefly in the Spring and Summer of 1840. Philadelphia, 1841. 16mo, original cloth. First edition. Clark III:209. Graff 2575. Howes M34. Phillips, American Sporting Books, p. 242. Raines, p. 142. Streeter 1387: “Account by a Presbyterian minister of a journey by sea to Galveston and then to Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Goliad.” Sabin 42979. Vandale 107. McCalla was one of the more controversial Presbyterian clergy of his time. The first half of the book recounts the author’s trip through Texas “alone on a pony,” interspersed with adventures with Native Americans and hunting; the latter sections contain reflections on Texas morals and manners. ($750-1,500)
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387. McCONNELL, H.H. Five Years a Cavalryman. Jacksboro, 1889. Printed on pink paper. 8vo, original cloth. Presentation copy of first edition from Texas bookman “Shorty” Shettles. Adams, Guns 1393: “Scarce.” Adams, Herd 1380: “The appendix concerns cowboys and cattle thieves.” Basic Texas Books 131: “This is the most lively and authentic account of cavalry life in West Texas after the Civil War.” Dobie, p. 52: “Bully.” Howes M59. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2809: “A valuable primary account of soldiering at Ft. Richardson, Texas, during some of the most important confrontations between Comanches and Kiowas of the late 1860s and early 1870s.” ($150-300)
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388. MÉNDEZ, Juan Nepomuceno. Very large and important archive of letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera relating to Méndez and his family. Manuscripts cover the period 1831-1894; printed ephemera date from 1862 to about 1892; and photographs (many identified) show subjects during the period 1858-1928. A liberal leader, Méndez served as governor of Puebla, president of the military supreme court, interim president of Mexico, and in a number of other civil and military offices. For fuller description see our web site. ($10,000-20,000)
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389. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. ALCÁRAZ, Ramón, et al. Apuntes para la historia de la guerra entre México y los Estados-Unidos. Mexico, 1848. 28 lithograph plates & maps (including Palo Alto battle plan fought on Texas soil, which is often missing). 8vo, modern sheep. First edition. Garrett, p. 3: “Excellent source of material for the Mexican side of the war.” Howes A105. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 24 & 56. Palau 14138. Raines, p. 170. Sabin 1858 & 48281: “Extremely rare.” Streeter Sale 279. The book was so controversial that Santa-Anna ordered it destroyed and arrested the authors. ($2,500-5,000)
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390. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. ALCÁRAZ, Ramón, et al. & Alfred C. Ramsey. The Other Side: or, Notes for the History of the War between Mexico and the United States. New York, 1850. 24 lithograph plates & maps. 8vo, original cloth. First edition in English, with translator Ramsey’s added notes. Cambridge History of American Literature, pp. 166-167: “A counterview of the Mexican War...a useful corrective to the chauvinistic versions of the American versions of the War.” Connor & Faulk 142. Garrett, pp. 3-4. Howes A105. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, p. 119. Raines, p. 170. Sabin 57845. ($300-600)
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391. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. “Breve reseña histórica de los principales acontecimientos,” pp. 42-71 in Calendario de A. Rodríguez para 1848. Mexico, 1848. 16mo, original wrappers. First edition. Garrett, p. 13n & Howes R397 (both listing only the 1849 almanac). Detailed, angry account of events from the beginning of unrest in Texas before the Texas Revolution until the surrender of Santa-Anna. Tutorow 3258: “Excellent history of the Mexican War.” ($200-400)
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392. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. BUSTAMANTE, Carlos María de. El nuevo Bernal Díaz del Castillo ó sea historia de la invasión de los anglo-americanos en México. Mexico, 1847. Lithograph frontispiece of author. 2 vols. in 1, 8vo, contemporary half sheep. First edition. Garrett, p. 12. Howes B1047. Palau 37738. Raines, p. 38. Sabin 9584. Tutorow 3269: “This is undoubtedly one of the best contemporary accounts of the Mexican War.” ($750-1,500)
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393. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. CURRIER, N. Battle of Resaca de la Palma May 9th 1846. New York, 1846. Folio hand-colored lithograph. Matted & framed. First edition of a popular view of an early Mexican-American War battle fought on Texas soil. Conningham 426. Gale, Currier & Ives: A Catalogue Raisonné 477. Peters, Currier & Ives, Vol. I, p. 238; Vol. II, p. 193, (Checklist #955). Ratcliff, Painting Texas History to 1900, p. 58 (illustrated, Fig. 43). Sandweiss, et al., Eyewitness to War, p. 20 (illustrated, Fig. 6). Tyler, The Mexican War: A Lithographic Record, p. 16 (#7). ($250-500)
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394. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. CURRIER, N. Third Day of the Siege of Monterey. New York, 1846. Folio hand-colored lithograph. Professionally washed and mounted on archival paper, excellent color retention. Matted, wooden frame, glazed. Colorful depiction of a pivotal battle in the war involving Texas Rangers and the San Patricios. Rare. Conningham 6008. Gale, Currier & Ives: A Catalogue Raisonné 6476.Not in Peters or Sandweiss, although the latter has a similar print (Eyewitness to War, Figure 20, p. 29). ($250-500)
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395. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. CURRIER, N. [CAMERON, John (artist)]. Storming of the Fortress of Chapultepec. New York, 1847. Folio hand-colored lithograph. Professionally restored, washed, and laid down on archival paper (wants portions of blank margins). Framed and glazed. Gale, Currier & Ives: A Catalogue Raisonné 6277. For undated variant title, see: Conningham 5826, Peters, Currier & Ives, Vol. II, p. 369 (Checklist #938a). The first day of battle at Chapultepec, a day of infamy in Mexican history, is skillfully depicted here by Scottish artist John Cameron, chief lithographer for Currier & Ives. See Sandweiss’ favorable comments on his careful handling of draftsmanship, composition, sense of perspective, and shading (Eyewitness to War, pp. 21-22). Peters grants that Cameron’s brilliance cannot be denied, even if he was a hunchback addicted to drink (American on Stone, p. 130). ($250-500)
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396. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. GAXIOLA, F.J. La Invasión norte-americana en Sinaloa. Mexico, 1891. 2 lithograph portraits. 8vo, later half sheep, lower original wrapper bound in, with author’s presentation. Extremely rare. First separate edition. Palau 100857. Tutorow 3452. Very rare volume documenting military operations on the Pacific front, including Commodore Shubrick’s little-known U.S. Navy operations, surfboats, and horse marines around Mazatlán. ($600-1,200)
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397. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. [GIDDINGS, Luther (attributed)]. Sketches of the Campaign in Northern Mexico. New York, 1853. 8vo, original cloth (skillfully rebacked). Very good copy in the rare red gilt presentation binding, apparently issued without map and plan. First edition of a work documenting and glorifying the Ohio volunteers. Garrett, p. 139. Howes G156. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, pp. 139-140. Palau 3157. Sabin 27330 & 81574. Includes a section on the San Patricio brigade, and some censorious yet insightful commentary on the Texas Rangers: “Neither Cavalier nor Cossack, Mameluke nor Mosstrooper are like him; and yet, in some respects, he resembles them all.” ($500-1,000)
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398. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. HARTMAN, George W. A Private’s Own Journal. Pennsylvania, 1849. Last leaf in expert facsimile. 12mo, stitched. First edition. Haferkorn, p. 45. Howes H268 (“aa”). Sabin 30703. Not in Garrett, Tutorow, and other standard sources in English and Spanish. Very rare account of the life of a common soldier in the Mexican-American War, 1847-1848. Although only a private, he was a literate, wry observer with a good appreciation of overall battle strategy and tactics and of how his unit fit into the greater scheme of the actions he describes. ($2,000-4,000)
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399. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. KENDALL, George W. & Carl Nebel. The War between the United States and Mexico Illustrated. New York & Philadelphia [Paris: Plon], 1851. Map + 12 lithograph plates. Large folio, original half roan (skillfully rebacked). The plates in this excellent copy are untrimmed, with original rich coloring and highlights intact (rarely found thus). First edition of an extraordinary color plate book. Bennett, American-Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books, p. 65: “The very best American battle scenes in existence.” Garrett, p. 31. Howes K76. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, p. 148: “The most brilliant and famous published views of the major battles.” Palau 188868. Peters, America on Stone, p. 295. Sabin 37362. Sandweiss, et al, Eyewitness to War, p. 36. Tyler in his unpublished work on lithographs of nineteenth-century Texas: “An extraordinary portfolio...Palo Alto being the only Texas scene.... Probably the finest lithographic view of Texas produced in the nineteenth century.” For more on the remarkable creators, see Items 245 & 435 herein. ($25,000-35,000)
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400. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. Lantern slide showing Scott’s entry into Mexico City. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1870]. Dramatic scene, probably adapted from one of the many lithographs and books concerning the war, showing Scott, his officers, and troops parading before the National Palace. ($50-100)
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401. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. MUSTER ROLL. U.S. ARMY. KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS. 1846. Folio, printed muster roll, completed in ink and signed by Colonel William R. McKee. The Kentucky Volunteers were led by Colonels Henry Clay, Jr. and William R. McKee, both of whom perished in early 1847 during the terrible ravine episode at the Battle of Buena Vista, the last major battle of the Northern Campaign. Mexican-American War muster rolls are uncommon on the market. ($750-1,500)
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402. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. ROA BÁRCENA, José María. Recuerdos de la invasión norte-americana 1846-1848. Mexico, 1883. 8vo, contemporary half sheep. First edition in book form. Garrett, p. 45: “This work is considered basic to the study of the Mexican-American War and it is among the best accounts by a Mexican author.” Griffin 4245: “The most impartial, detailed, complete, and well-written account on the North American invasion.” Howes R333. Palau 270660. Raines, p. 22. Sabin 71705. ($300-600)
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403. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. TAYLOR, F.W. The Broad Pennant. New York, 1848. Foldout lithograph frontispiece of the U.S. Gulf Squadron Fleet off Point Isabel and Brazos de Santiago. 12mo, original cloth. First edition. Eberstadt, Mexican War 857: “One of the few descriptions of the naval operations of the war.” Garrett, p. 170. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, p. 174. Palau 328458. Sabin 94455. Tutorow 3366. Dr. Tyler will include the plate in his forthcoming study on nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas. This account of U.S. Navy operations in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Texas was written by the Chaplain of the U.S. flagship Cumberland. ($750-1,500)
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404. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. Official List of Officers Who Marched with the Army under the Command of Major General Winfield Scott.Mexico, 1848. Lithograph military map (often lacking). Oblong 4to, stitched, map, 2 errata slips (lacks wrappers). First edition of an American Star imprint. Garrett, p. 131. Howes S243. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, p. 179. Sabin 56771. Detailed look at the actions and fates of the officers who were in Scott’s army. ($500-1,000)
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405. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. WOODVILLE, Richard Caton, Sr. (artist) & Alfred Jones (engraver). Mexican News. Engraved from the Original Picture by the American Art-Union 1851. New York, 1851. Folio broadside (black and white line engraving with stipple etching, on heavy paper), professionally stabilized. Difficult to find in good condition because of the brittle paper on which it was printed.First edition.Garrett, p. 580. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, p. 200. This iconic image of United States citizens reacting to the success of their country in the Mexican-American War was created during the throes of its Westward expansion, fueled by a passionate belief in its Manifest Destiny. Woodville’s image is a strong example of the development of genre and narrative painting in the U.S., reflecting so-called American traits and a sense of equality (even if illusory). ($750-1,500)
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406. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. AYGUALS DE IZCO, Wenceslao. Manual del cocinero y cocinera. Puebla, 1849. Lithograph title and plates. 12mo, contemporary half sheep. First edition. Cagle, A Matter of Taste (2d edition) 1201. Pilcher, p. 259. Highly sophisticated, albeit humorous, cookbook containing numerous recipes covering all classes of food, their preparation, and presentation at the table. The image of Don Abundio Estofado is a masterpiece of Mexican lithography and humor. ($1,000-2,000)
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407. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. “Conserva de granaditas de China.” Manuscript cookbook in Spanish, containing about fifty recipes. 1804. 13 leaves in two hands. Nineteenth-century Mexican manuscript cookbooks and earlier are exceedingly rare in commerce (none found in auction records). All the recipes employ regional foods and methods, reflecting a general lack of outside influences, as would be expected at this early date. With two other later manuscript Mexican cookbooks. ($1,000-2,000)
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408. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. ESPINOSA, Manuel. Manual de cocina Yucateca. Mérida de Yucatán, 1906. 8vo, original half sheep. Fourth edition. Augmented and corrected edition of a desirable cookbook, adding three of the most celebrated moles of Yucatan. Not in standard sources. ($200-400)
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409. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. GALVÁN RIVERA, Mariano (publisher). Diccionario de cocina, ó el nuevo cocinero mexicano. Mexico, 1845. Hand-colored lithograph frontispiece of interior of a kitchen and 2 arrangements of salads, plus 6 lithograph plates (table settings and foodstuffs), wood-engraved text illustrations. 8vo, full contemporary calf. Third revised, enlarged edition of the first cookbook printed in Mexico. Palau 96950. An omnibus publication that covers all aspects of cooking, from setting the table to preparing both the simplest and most elaborate dishes. ($750-1,500)
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410. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. LIBRERÍA DE CH. BOURET (publisher). Nuevo Cocinero Americano en forma de diccionario. Paris & Mexico, 1878. 8 lithograph plates. 8vo, contemporary half sheep. Later edition of what is probably the most popular nineteenth-century Mexican cookbook. This edition reflects the growing French influence on Mexican cuisine. Bitting, pp. 584-585: “Rare.” Palau 196445. ($750-1,500)
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411. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. POSADA, José Guadalupe (illustrator). Cuaderno Quinto de la Cocina en el Bolsillo. Mexico, n.d. [after 1887]. With: El Niño mágico, Mexico, n.d. [after 1887]. Two Posada illustrated chapbooks—one on Mexican cooking and another on magic tricks for children. Both in original printed wrappers. ($100-200)
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412. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. RODRÍGUEZ, Ana. Nuevo libro de cocina. Guadalajara, [ca. 1900?]. 12mo, original wrappers. This cookbook reflects foreign influences on Mexican cuisine. Very rare survival of a cookbook fascicle in as-issued condition. ($50-100)
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413. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. El Tesoro de la Cocina Diccionario de las familias. Mexico, 1866. 5 lithograph plates. 4to, contemporary sheep. First edition of a rare mid-nineteenth-century Mexican cookbook not listed in standard sources. This anonymously written dictionary-cookbook is divided into four sections: recipes; setting the table (illustrated by the lithographs); a gastronomical calendar indicating which vegetables and spices are in season; and the art of carving at the table (also illustrated by lithographs). ($400-800)
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414. [MEXICAN COSTUME]. [MUNGUÍA, VICENTE]. Del orígen, uso y bellezas del trage propio de las Mejicanas. Guadalajara, 1851. Lithograph frontispiece of Señora de Guadalajara by Decaen. 8vo, later half sheep. First edition. Palau 184660. Toussaint, La Litografía in México, p. xviii. Very scarce pamphlet, with a stunning Decaen fashion lithograph of a lady wearing a rebozo; text concerns the career and inventions of Mexican industrialist Vicente Munguía. ($200-400)
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415. [MEXICAN FOLK ART]. Anonymous untitled reverse glass primitive painting of Christ Carrying the Cross. Mexico, early twentieth century? Fine. Mexican folk art in this medium has a low survival rate. As is typical with this genre of art painted in reverse on glass, the present example is effused with radiance and exceptionally vibrant colors. ($300-600)
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416. [MEXICAN JOURNAL]. Revista Mexicana. Mexico, 1835. Vol. I, nos. 1-5 (all published). 8vo, later sheep, with most original wrappers bound in. First edition. Palau 253834 & 264447. Sabin 70318. Scarce Mexican journal that reflects a bid to continue and foster Mexican intellectual life at a time when the nation faced many challenges. Includes an 1825 letter from Humboldt to A. Coquerel concerning the religious and social aspects of North America; also prints a 1790 report from Texas governor Rafael Martínez Pacheco concerning Juan de Ugalde’s expedition to the Borderlands and his victory at the Arroyo de la Soledad Battle over the Apache and other tribes. ($400-800)
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417. [MEXICAN LITHOGRAPHY]. El Album Mexicano. Periódico de literatura, artes y bellas letras. Mexico, 1849. 100 lithographs (about half with original color). 2 vols., 4to, non-uniform contemporary sheep. First edition. Very good copy, complete with fanciful hand-colored French lithographs and others by Cumplido. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 24 & 56. Palau 5414. Porrúa 8968: “Importante para el estudio de la literatura mexicana del siglo XIX.” Toussaint, p. xxv. As the introduction makes clear, this publication was born out of the ashes of the Mexican-American War and intended to ameliorate some of the societal evils that the editors observed. ($750-1,500)
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418. [MEXICAN LITHOGRAPHY]. El Mosaico Mexicano. Mexico: Cumplido, 1836, 1840, 1841, 1842. About 70 lithographs. Vols. 1, 3, 5, & 7 (of 7). 8vo non-uniform contemporary bindings. First editions. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 17-19 & 55. Palau 183326. Very rare bound volumes of “Mexico’s first illustrated newspaper,” with an article on Daniel Boone. This famous periodical is the nineteenth-century Mexican equivalent of a combination of Scientific American, The Dial, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Popular Mechanics. ($750-1,500)
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419. MEXICO (Republic). CONSTITUTION. Bases y leyes constitucionales de la República Mexicana. Mexico, 1837. 12mo, stitched as issued. The Constitution that helped incite the Texas Revolution because of discontent with the centralized government it created. Under this new constitution, Texas was divided from Coahuila and made a separate department, the two Californias were made one, and New Mexico was declared a department. Sabin 48303. Streeter Sale 238. ($400-800)
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420. MEYRICK, Edwin. The Texian Grand March for the Piano Forte. New York, 1836. Sheet music with lithograph of Santa-Anna surrendering to Sam Houston. Eberstadt, Texas 162:542. LC, Texas Centennial Exhibition 96. Streeter 1171B (identifies three different issues with no priority; the present imprint identifies the lithographer as “Swett” above title and monogram AF not present). Streeter Sale 349. ($250-500)
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421. [MIER EXPEDITION & ISRAEL CANFIELD PAPERS]. Archive of fourteen manuscript documents and letters relating to events in Texas, including the Mier Expedition, Canfield’s military services, and his claims against Texas; includes some documents written by others. Included are materials that appear to be contemporaneous notes that may have been kept as part of his Mier Expedition diary but were not incorporated in it, such as an unpublished manuscript plan of Perote Prison and a prisoner list. For additional information, please see our web site. ($15,000-20,000)
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422. [MILLER, Alfred Jacob (artist)]. WEBBER, Charles Wilkins. Wild Scenes and Song-Birds. New York, 1855. 20 colored lithographs, including five plates of Native American scenes by Alfred Jacob Miller. 8vo, original cloth. First edition, early issue, with the less modest version of the plate Indian Girl Swinging. Bennett, American Nineteenth-Century Color Plate Books, p. 111. Henderson, Early American Sport, p. 251. ($500-1,000)
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423. [MISSIONS]. CATHOLIC CHURCH. POPE. Breve apostólico de Pio Sexto. Madrid, 1781. 8vo, contemporary calf (rebacked). Scarce. First edition. Medina 4983. Palau 226994. Sabin 7748 & 63168. Wagner, Spanish Southwest 163. John Carter Brown Exhibit, Incunables: The Birth of Printing in the Americas 47: “This published edition of Pope Pius’s Breve (Rome, 17 Nov. 1779) conceded to the King of Spain the right to establish custodias in the northern frontier provinces of New Spain. This concession was designed to address the religious vacuum in these provinces which followed the expulsion of the Jesuits from the Spanish colonies. With this authority, the King established San Carlos in Sonora, San Gabriel in California, San Antonio in Nueva Viscaya [Texas-Mexico Borderlands], and Concepción in New Mexico.” ($1,200-2,400)
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424. MÖLLHAUSEN, H.B. Reisen in die Felsengebirge Nord-Amerikas bis zum Hoch-Plateau von Neu-Mexico. Leipzig, 1861. Folding map + 14 wood-engraved plates: 2 full color plates of Native Americans, 10 tinted plates (landscapes), 1 facsimile in black and white (Humboldt map and manuscript). 2 vols. in 1, 8vo, contemporary three-quarter cloth. First edition. Farquhar, Colorado River 22: “Valuable supplement to the Ives report, including several scenes not depicted elsewhere.” Howes M712. Plains & Rockies IV:362:1. Spamer, Bibliography of the Grand Canyon and the Lower Colorado River 1540-1980, p. 39. Streeter Sale 178. Wheat, Transmississippi West #1032. Möllhausen’s journal of the Ives’ expedition, which opened up the unknown Colorado River and conducted the first scientific exploration of the Grand Canyon. ($750-1,500)
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425. MONTES DE OCA, José María. Vida de San Felipe de Jesús protomartir de Japon. Mexico, 1801. 28 leaves of engravings, nineteenth-century sheep. Overall a very fine copy. First edition of one of the earliest entirely engraved Mexican imprints, the subject being the patron saint of Mexico (this is the original printing, rather than the restrike). Mathes, Illustration in Colonial Mexico 1802:9461. Mayer, México ilustrado, pp. 138 & 139. Palau 363045. Romero de Terreros, Grabados y grabadores en la Nueva España, pp. 500-503. Sabin 76028. These extraordinary engravings relate the curious incident that culminated in the canonization of Mexico’s first martyr. In 1596 a storm forced a galleon of New Spain to land at Japan. Aboard was San Felipe de Jesús, a young Mexican preparing for the priesthood, who with his fellow priests was eventually crucified at Nagasaki. ($2,000-4,000)
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426. MOORE, Francis, Jr. Map and Description of Texas. Philadelphia & New York: Tanner & Disturnell, 1840. 8 engraved plates + map (Genl. Austins Map of Texas With Parts of the Adjoining States). 12mo, original cloth. Fine copy of book, and a choice copy of the alpha Texas map. First edition of a primary emigration guide for Texas, with Stephen F. Austin's map pulled from the plate of the first printing of that epochal map (the most complete edition of the map and the only one in full original color), and with engraved, eye-witness scenes of Texas (among the earliest such images, including the first published view of the Alamo). Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 110-113). Howes M764. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 7. Martin & Martin, Plate 29, pp. 52 & 120-121. Raines, p. 151. Sabin 50353. Streeter 1363. Texana of the highest order. ($200,000-300,000)
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427. [MOREL, Juan Carlos (artist)]. Gaucho y sus armas. [Buenos Aires?, ca. 1839]. Folio lithograph on thin blue wove paper, dynamic image depicting a virile equestrian gaucho dominant in the foreground of a vast pampa, riding on a horse at full gallop and swinging his bola with his left hand while giving his horse free reign with the right. A fine copy of a rare, fragile image by Argentina’s first important national painter. ($600-1,200)
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428. MORFI, J.A. History of Texas 1673-1779. Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1935. Map, plates (including photogravure of the Alamo). 2 vols., original half cloth over boards. First edition (#257 of 500 copies). Basic Texas Books 145: “Best contemporary eighteenth-century history of Texas.” Howes M792. Tate, The Indians of Texas 1814: “Morfi’s lengthy discussion of the various Indian tribes in Texas comprises the best report of his generation.” ($150-300)
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429. MOXÓ Y DE FRANCOLI, B.F. de. Cartas mejicanas. Genova, ca. 1837. 6 copper-engraved plates. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter sheep. First separate edition, greatly expanded and improved. Glass, p. 658: “Describes unknown Testerian manuscript [and] unknown Tarascan lienzo.” Palau 183811. Pilling 2675n. Sabin 51213n. Perhaps the most important result of the work was its contribution to an upsurge of interest in Mesoamerican archaeology and art. Palau 183811. ($250-500)
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430. MYERS, E.E. The New Capitol of Texas. Cleveland, 1885. Large chromolithograph in full bright color, with inset portraits (Sam Houston, David Crockett, Stephen F. Austin), vignette of the storming of the Alamo. Fine in original frame. Professionally restored. First edition. Rare print of a proposed Texas capitol building that never was; will be included in Dr. Tyler’s forthcoming study of nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas. ($4,000-8,000)
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431. [NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACT]. Sioux-style beaded hide pipe bag, with rolled top, tab-bottom form terminating with tassels. Ca. early twentieth century. Length: 48 cm (top to bag bottom); 61 cm (with fringe). ($1,000-2,000)
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432. [NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACT]. Sioux buckskin female doll with bead work, hide head, and muslin body. Late nineteenth century. 50 cm tall. Doll is worn and somewhat primitive, suggesting it functioned as an actual play item rather than pandering to tourist interest. ($750-1,500)
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433. [NATIVE AMERICAN PORTRAITS]. [KING, Charles Bird (after)]. McKenney, T.L. & J. Hall. Three hand-colored, professionally washed and stabilized lithographs from a folio edition of McKenney and Hall’s Indian Tribes of North America, including Hayne Hudjihini Eagle of Delight; Tuko-See-Mathla, a Seminole Chief; and Wa-Na-Ta, the Charger. Hayne was thought to be the most beautiful of all the Native American wives who visited Washington but unfortunately died of measles shortly after her return home. ($1,200-2,400)
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434. [NAVARRO, José Ángel]. COAHUILA AND TEXAS (Mexican State). LAWS (May 20, 1835). GOBIERNO SUPREMO. 4to broadside, signed by Navarro, important Tejano patriot and a signer of the Bexar Remonstrance. First edition. Decree repealing broad powers granted to the governor to use whatever measures necessary to repress thieves in Coahuila y Tejas. Kimball 324. ($150-300)
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435. NEBEL, Carl. Voyage pittoresque et archéologique dans la partie la plus intéressante du Mexique. Paris, 1836. 50 exquisite lithograph plates (20 hand-colored and with gum arabic highlights) illustrating Nebel’s original art work of Mexican costumes, types, and activities; city views and rural scenery; archaeology and pre-Cortesian artifacts. Large folio, contemporary three-quarter leather. An excellent, fresh copy, superb plates. Signed presentation letter from Nebel. Complete copies are exceedingly rare. First edition of the premier nineteenth-century plate book on Mexico. Colas II:2184. Lipperheide 1623. Palau 188866. Sabin 52177: “A beautiful volume, now scarce.” Nebel’s views of Mexico are considered the very best of the era, leaving an indelible record of the rich tapestry and vibrant color of Mexican life. Nebel’s images were widely copied for decades, most often without attribution, by illustrators from all parts of the world. Nebel, German artist and architect, traveled in Mexico from 1829 to 1834, having been inspired by the work of the great savant Humboldt, who wrote the introduction to the present work. Nebel’s iconography incorporated new technical innovations perfected by his French lithographer, Lemercier. These lithographs are at once highly artistic, amazingly accurate, and incredibly valuable as documentation. ($40,000-80,000)
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436. [NEW MEXICO]. The Climate of New Mexico and Las Vegas Hot Springs. Chicago, 1883. Wood-engraved illustration opposite title. 8vo, original wrappers. First edition. Not in standard sources. Promotional issued by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad focusing on the health benefits of New Mexico, especially Las Vegas Hot Springs, with emphasis on the Montezuma Hotel. ($250-500)
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437. [NEW MEXICO]. MILLS, T.B. New Mexico. San Miguel County, Illustrated. Las Vegas, 1885. Wood-engraved text illustrations (some full page) of architecture and scenes. 8vo, original wrappers (map on lower wrapper). Lacks folding Rand McNally map sometimes found with the work. OCLC locates 5 copies. First edition. Howes M631. Rader 2404. Illustrated promotional pamphlet designed to show an image of solidity, prosperity, and growth. Contains ranching content, but not in Adams Herd ($250-500)
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438. [NEW MEXICO]. SPAIN. LAWS (January 26, 1813). SUPREMO MINISTERIO DE LA GOBERNACIÓN DE ULTRAMAR. Folio broadside decree establishing a bishopric and seminary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mexico City, 1813. First Mexican edition. Not in Medina. ($150-300)
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439. [NEW MEXICO]. STAPP, William B. Collection of twelve account and letter books, wonderful photographs, manuscript map, and other materials documenting the activities of William B. Stapp as Fort Bascom’s sutler and later as a merchant and cattle rancher at Las Vegas, New Mexico. 1860s-1900. Rare documentation on military life, ranching, Comanche depredations, Comancheros, claims related to Native American rustling and raids, Charles Goodnight, etc. Provenance: Stapp heirs. ($2,500-5,000)
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440. [NEW MEXICO]. UNITED STATES. WAR DEPARTMENT.JOHNSTON, J.E., J.H. SIMPSON, et al. Reports...with Reconnaissances of Routes from San Antonio to El Paso. Washington, 1850. 72 lithograph plates based on the art work of the Kern brothers (many colored, some folding); 1 (of 2) maps. 8vo, original cloth. First edition, first appearance in print of Simpson’s significant and influential report on New Mexico, which was separately issued two years later (Plains & Rockies IV:218). Bennett, American Nineteenth-Century Color Plate Books, pp. 63 & 98. Garrett, pp. 298-299.Graff 2228. Howes J170. Plains & Rockies IV:184. Sabin 36377. Wheat, Transmississippi West #641. “The major archaeological endeavor undertaken in the Southwest before the days of William Henry Jackson and W.H. Holmes. No serious student of these sites can afford to neglect Simpson’s pioneer report even in the present day” (p. 327 in Goetzmann’s Exploration and Empire). ($500-1,000)
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441. [NEW MEXICO EMIGRATION]. SPAIN. LAWS (August 26, 1803). D. Joseph De Yturrigaray, Caballero profeso de la Órden de Santiago. Mexico City, 1803. Folio broadside. First edition. Not in Medina. By these important exceptions to normal colonial economic and trade policies, Charles IV attempted to help New Mexico grow and flourish. Among the orders and provisions are forgiving taxes on precious metals mined in the area, the establishment of an annual fair, and a promise to send skilled artisans in textiles and fabrics from Mexico City to promote local industry. ($300-600)
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442. Niles’ Weekly Register. Baltimore, 1835-37. 3 vols., contemporary sheep. First editions. Floyd, pp. 174-178. Lamazow, American Periodicals 97: “A widely circulated weekly, with an emphasis on politics and current events. An important source of Americana, unique in its scope and longevity.” The freshest advices from Texas—establishment of Texas Rangers, Goliad captured, Bastrop burned, Alamo heroes buried, Santa-Anna’s release, &c., &c., &c. ($200-400)
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443. NOMBELA Y TABARES, J.S.J. La fiebre de riquezas siete años en California. Madrid, 1871. 21 lithograph plates. 2 vols., 8vo, contemporary half cloth. First edition. Adams, Guns 1616. Cowan II, p. 455. Howes N170. Palau 192632. Streeter Sale 2933: “Much of this novel relates to California in the gold rush days, and there is much about well-known California characters such as Joaquin Murieta.” Although based on various sources, including John Ridge’s Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta (San Francisco, 1854; Zamorano Eighty #64), Nombela’s work clearly reflects his own resources and imagination, having many twists and turns with a Dickensian cast of characters. The well-executed plates feature unusual California iconography, including a lurid scene of Joaquín Murieta’s head on a pole, ensconced in a wire cage, and being viewed by the populace. ($600-1,200)
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444. NORDENSKIÖLD, Gustaf. Ruiner af Klippboningar i Mesa Verde’s Cañons af Nordenskiöld. Stockholm, 1893. 5 maps, 17 plates (including 12 exceptionally beautiful photogravure plates on 9 sheets printed on heavy rag paper, numerous text illustrations. Folio, original cloth. Fine, bright, and tight copy. First Swedish edition of the first scientific investigation of Mesa Verde, “Queen of the Pueblos.” Howes N174. Larned 671: “[Nordenskiöld’s] contribution to the literature of this interesting field of American archaeology is one of the best that has ever been presented.” Powell, Southwestern Century 69. ($1,500-3,000)
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445. [OKLAHOMA]. JACKSON, A.P. & E.C. Cole. Oklahoma! Politically and Topographically Described. Kansas City, 1885. 18 wood-engraved plates, 21 wood engraved text illustrations. 12mo, wrappers, title page, map, and ad leaf in facsimile. First edition. Very rare copy of the first book published under the title “Oklahoma.” Adams, Herd 1140: “Rare.” Gilcrease-Hargrett, p. 290 (lacking map): “Excessively rare.” Graff 2174 (reported as having map but not present). Howes J3. This work is a bitter diatribe against the railroads and cattle barons and their supposed accomplices in the U.S. Congress by a man who made determined attempts to move into the Oklahoma Territory. ($750-1,500)
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446. [OKLAHOMA-INDIAN TERRITORY]. CONOVER, George W. Archive of unpublished material by and relating to rancher, businessman, and Indian agent George W. Conover and his life in southwestern Oklahoma near Anadarko at the turn of the twentieth century. Oklahoma, 1891-1907. Includes diaries, account books, ledgers, letters, historic photographs, and several rare maps of the area, including the preliminary version of Hitchcock’s Map of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indian Reservation Oklahoma Territory Showing Lands to Be Opened for Entry on August 6, 1901, done for the Department of the Interior (the following reprint brought $5,750 in the Siebert Sale in 1999). Considerable material on Native Americans in the area. Among the correspondence are letters to Conover from Laurie Tatum, Society of Friends peace ambassador sent to the Oklahoma Territory in 1869 to convert and civilize Native Americans rather than make war on them, a post he held until 1873, serving at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency, Fort Sill. Among the superb ephemera is a rare survival—a printed calendar for 1902 for the First National Bank of Anadarko with photograph of a makeshift bank in a tent sitting in the middle of a field (photo by Mrs. C.R. Hume). This collection, especially the diaries, are worthy of much further research and publication. For full description, see our web site. ($8,000-12,000)
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447. [OKLAHOMA-INDIAN TERRITORY]. CONOVER, George W. Sixty Years in Southwest Oklahoma. Anadarko, 1927. Frontispiece portraits, text illustrations. 12mo, original cloth. First edition. Adams, Herd 565. Graff 854. Pioneer autobiography describing life on the plains of Oklahoma. See preceding entry for a large Conover archive, most of which does not appear in this book. ($100-200)
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448. ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ICON. Saint George Slaying the Dragon. N.p., n.d. Icon with silver-plated ornate bas relief riza with enamel painted face of Saint George. Mounted on old wooden board. ($500-1,000)
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449. [PACIFICA]. [COOK & LA PÉROUSE EXPEDITIONS]. GRASSET DE SAINT SAUVEUR, Jacques. Tableau des Découvertes du Cap.ne Cook, & de la Pérouse. Paris, ca. 1788-1789. Folio copper-plate engraving with contemporary hand coloring. See Forbes 281 & Colas 1301. The image presents twenty-four separately identified groups of two, three, or four inhabitants from the different regions and islands of the Pacific Basin, including Hawaii. Print is in original state, as issued, never folded into a book. Provenance: Sir Maurice Holmes. ($4,000-8,000)
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450. PARKER, W.B. Notes Taken during the Expedition Commanded by Capt. R.B. Marcy. Philadelphia, 1856. 12mo, original cloth. Fine, tight copy. First edition. Basic Texas Books 135n. Graff 3195: “Especially valuable for the northwest part of Texas.” Howes P91. Plains & Rockies IV:279. Raines, p. 162. Streeter Sale 397. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2176: “Valuable report by one of the civilians who accompanied Capt. Randolph B. Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors across northwestern Texas looking for a site upon which reservations could be created for Penateka Comanches and the small, displaced tribes of Texas.” Vandale 129. ($300-600)
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451. PATTON, Jack & John Rosenfeld, Jr. Texas History Movies. Dallas, 1943. Filled with lively cartoons providing a spirited overview of Texas history. 4to, original cloth. Larry McMurtry remarks in Sacagawea’s Nickname (pp. 92-93): “The weirdest western textbook ever published.... The effect, not to mention the irreverence, of those comics would be hard to overstate.” ($20-40)
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452. PEÑUELAS, Pablo Antonio. Breve noticia de la Prodigiosa Imagen de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles. Mexico, 1781. Copper-engraved plate of the miraculous “Asunción de Isayoque” and shrine. 8vo, contemporary vellum. First edition. Mathes, Illustration in Colonial Mexico 1781:7252. Medina 7252. Palau 217732. Sabin 60841. This book relates the history of an image of the Virgin Mary during the 1580 Mexico City flood. The beautiful copper-plate engraving has very fine detail and an unusual rendering of perspective, giving a bird’s-eye view of the plaza and church in Mexico City in 1781. ($600-1,200)
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453. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [BONUS ARMY]. Two gelatin silver prints by Levin C. Handy of men in the Bonus Expeditionary Force, a gathering of thousands of World War I veterans in the summer of 1932. Tragically, the Bonus Army was eliminated by an attack on the veterans by U.S. Army soldiers under the command of General Douglas MacArthur and George S. Patton, resulting in several deaths and many injuries. ($150-300)
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454. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [BUFFALO BILL’S WILD WEST SHOW]. Thirteen photographic images by various photographers, many from the collection of Nate Salsbury, owner and manager of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Contemporary images of Buffalo Bill himself and others associated with his career and Wild West Show, including Ned Buntline, Texas Jack, and Sitting Bull. For a full description, see our web site. ($3,000-6,000)
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455. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. CHAMBERLAIN, W.G. (photographer). Early Denver albumen carte de visite, mounted on Chamberlain’s cardstock, dated 1870. Image of James B. Thompson (chief Ute agent at the time) and S.M. Sanders (pioneer livery and stable entrepreneur in Colorado Springs). Below image in contemporary pencil: “After 600 miles in the saddle”—and the two men do look a bit worse for the wear! Chamberlain was the most important photographer in the area at the time. See Item 169 herein. ($400-600)
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456. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [CIVIL WAR]. [CONFEDERACY]. Rare hand-colored, cased 6th plate ambrotype three-quarter portrait of armed Confederate infantryman. The soldier’s uniform and hat indicate that he may be a Texas soldier, with a five-point star attached to his kepi (although soldiers from other Confederate states sometimes wore a star insignia on their headgear). He is holding a musket with unsheathed bayonet and wearing an eight-button frock coat with branch of service trim on coat, cuffs and collar, and a leather waist belt with typical Confederate frame buckle. An excellent, sharp, clear image of a genre particularly difficult to find. ($2,000-4,000)
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457. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [GERONIMO]. Two images: portrait of Geronimo (1905, but a later copy print), and another purported to be his daughter (ca. 1896). Geronimo has an extremely rare Dance revolver stuffed in his cartridge belt. ($500-1,000)
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458. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [LIMA, PERU]. [COURRET HERMANOS]. Panoramic photograph of Lima, Peru. Lima, ca. 1870. Five individual albumen prints forming a continuous panoramic image about five feet in length. This view shows the city from a low height to the north, looking generally to the south and centering on the Plaza De Acho. Despite a few flaws, a rare survival of a fragile artifact, among the most important nineteenth-century images of Lima. ($4,000-8,000)
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459. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [LINCOLN, ABRAHAM & TAD]. [BRADY, Mathew (studio)]. BERGER, Anthony (photographer). Albumen print on card stock, Abraham Lincoln reading to his son, Tad. One of the iconic domestic images of Lincoln. Nineteenth-century copy print, after 1864 (the original was made in Mathew Brady's studio in 1864). ($150-300)
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460. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [McCULLOCH, BENJAMIN]. FREDRICKS, Charles D. (photographer). Mounted albumen carte de visite bust portrait of Ben McCulloch. New York, ca. 1859. After commanding one of the Twin Sisters at San Jacinto, McCulloch went on to become an extremely prominent Texas figure, active as a Texas Ranger, Indian fighter, and politician. He was killed at the Battle of Pea Ridge in 1862. ($750-1,500)
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461. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [CAMP MABRY, AUSTIN, TEXAS]. Two historical silver prints of this major Texas military facility, one showing Governor Neff addressing troops (1923), the other an aerial view of the camp (ca. 1892-1895). ($30-60)
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462. [PHOTOGRAPY]. [NEW MEXICO: LAS VEGAS]. FURLONG, J.N. (photographer). Four sepia-toned gelatin silver prints of street scenes showing the town 1870s-1880s, developed and printed ca. 1900 from negatives dated 1876-1889. All signed on verso by New Mexico pioneer W.M. Stapp. These views show Las Vegas just as it was beginning to grow substantially, about the time the railroad arrived in 1880. The contrast between the quiet side streets and the more vibrant downtown areas such as those around the plaza is of interest for social and town history. ($2,000-4,000)
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463. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. NEW ORLEANS. ST. CHARLES HOTEL. EDWARDS, Jay Dearborn (photographer). Mounted salt print of street scene in New Orleans dominated by the majestic St. Charles Hotel. New Orleans, ca. 1860. Among the earliest known photographic views of New Orleans, one of a few dozen fine city views of antebellum New Orleans made by photographer Edwards between 1858 and 1861. This rare and historic photograph is a real and compelling linkage to a vanished icon of American architecture. ($10,000-20,000)
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464. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. NIMITZ, Chester William. “The Japanese Surrender U.S.S. Missouri Tokyo Bay Sept. 2, 1945.” Professional black and white glossy silver print photograph, signed twice by Nimitz and inscribed to a relative. Matted & framed under glass. A fine example of an historic moment with an excellent personal association. ($1,500-3,000)
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465. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [NIMITZ, TOEPPERWEIN, NAUWALD, MEUSEBACH & RELATED FAMILIES]. 54 photographic prints in various media. Includes rare images of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and his family, sharpshooters Adolph and Elizabeth Toepperwein, photographer Emil Toepperwein, and numerous members of their extended families in a variety of settings. Also included are various unattributed views of activities and venues in Leon Springs, Menard, and other locations in that region of Texas, many of which were probably taken by Emil Toepperwein. The Nimitz, Nauwald, Meusebach, and Toepperwein families were extensively related by marriage. See Item 477 herein. For a complete description of photographs in the lot, consult our web site. ($6,000-10,000)
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466. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [OAKLEY, ANNIE]. PERCIVAL, Anthony (photographer). Gelatin silver print mounted on card with gilt edges. Inscription in ink below image “Compliments of Annie Oakley Strassburg, April 18th, 1891.” [London, ca. 1890]. A rare, unusually beautiful portrait with wonderful provenance, apparently unpublished. Ironically, this iconic lady of the Wild West was never really part of the reality of the West, but she was among the most vivid of her gender in the West of the imagination. During an era in which women were not allowed to vote, petite Annie Oakley, who was able to outshoot almost any man, came riding up in buckskin with six-shooters blazing and captured the imagination of Victorian America and the crowned heads of Europe and England. ($10,000-20,000)
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467. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [OAKLEY, ANNIE]. STACY (photographer). Mounted gelatin silver print, three-quarter portrait of Annie Oakley wearing hat with star pin, fringed dress, and gloves, cradling a rifle. Brooklyn, 1894. Wonderful association, from the collection of Nate Salsbury, owner & manager of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Here the markswoman extraordinaire is particularly elegantly attired to emphasize her perfect melding of strength, modesty, and femininity. ($2,000-4,000)
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468. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [PARKER, QUANAH]. JACKSON, W.D. (photographer). Mounted albumen print cabinet card showing Quanah Parker seated. Waco, ca. 1880s. Parker is attired in Native dress (fringed lap robe and shirt, braids in wraps, holding a feathered symbol of his authority) and sitting before a painted rural backdrop with trees and a fence. ($1,000-2,000)
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469. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [PIERCE, ABEL HEAD (“SHANGHAI”)]. CARLISLE’S PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY & FRAME STORE (photographer). Mounted albumen print carte de visite, seated portrait of Shanghai Pierce, legendary cattle raiser, pioneer of the cattle trail, tick fever researcher, and importer of the Brahman breed into Texas. Fall River, ca. 1865. Contemporary photographic images of Pierce are very rare. ($1,000-2,000)
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470. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. PRETTYMAN, Wm. S. (photographer). Seven photographic prints taken by key Western photographer Prettyman, including Native Americans and scenes probably in Kansas or Indian Territory, all ca. 1885. Prettyman (1858-1932), born in Maryland, migrated west as a young man and apprenticed to Civil War photographer I.H. Bonsall in Arkansas City, Kansas, and soon opened a gallery in that city. ($750-1,500)
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471. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. ROSE, Noah H. Collection of 104 gelatin silver prints, mostly copy prints of earlier images collected by Rose. Subjects include Quanah Parker, Satanta, and Sitting Bull; Texas Rangers (five group shots, mostly ca. 1906, identifying individual Rangers), outlaws and lawmen (Frank James, William Longley, Charles Siringo, et al.); firearms (Samuel Colt and Colt revolvers); Indian Wars (Battle of the Little Bighorn, etc.); and western personalities (Kit Carson, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Texas Jack, et al.). A large number of the prints feature Texas scenes and personalities, including Judge Roy Bean, Bigfoot Wallace, longhorn cattle, and group shots of Texas cowboys and lawmen. Thank goodness Rose was prescient in preserving many images which are no longer extant. ($1,000-2,000)
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472. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [SAN ANTONIO: ALAMO PLAZA]. [GOLDBECK, EUGENE O. (studio)]. DUPREE, H.L., Jr. Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Tex. San Antonio, [1935]. Gelatin silver print on two sheets (approximately 4 and 8 feet respectively). Panoramic view from the west, with the center of the photo looking to the east up Crockett Street. Major buildings visible include the old Post Office, the San Antonio Express News, the Medical Arts building, the Alamo, the Crockett Hotel, the Menger hotel, and Joske’s department store. ($4,500-6,500)
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473. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [SAN ANTONIO: MILITARY PLAZA]. “Military Plaza San Antonio Texas.” San Antonio, ca. 1861? Faded, low contrast. Rare and early photograph of large, public gathering at Military Plaza in San Antonio, conjectured to possibly related to events surrounding surrender of U.S. forces under Brigadier General David E. Twiggs to legendary Texas Ranger Colonel Ben McCulloch and the Confederates on February 16, 1861. The only other copy is at the DRT Library at the Alamo, where it is part of a very rare series of related images. See our web site for further details. ($2,500-5,000)
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474. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [SHERMAN, WILLIAM TECUMSEH]. CARBUTT, J. (photographer). Mounted albumen print carte de visite studio portrait of Sherman, seated, with lad standing left of image, maps of Alabama, Georgia & Carolinas in background. Chicago, 1865. Poor condition (scorched, like Georgia), but rare. ($250-500)
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475. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [SIRINGO, CHARLES A., EMMETT DALTON, PAWNEE BILL & ONE OTHER UNIDENTIFIED MAN (sitters)]. Gelatin silver print, small snapshot of four men standing outside Siringo's home. The occasion was a gathering of old-timers, friends, and colleagues through the years. This is a poignant, informal view of Siringo during the last months of his life when he had fallen on hard times. ($200-400)
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476. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [TEXAS & THE WEST]. Twelve photographic prints and reproductions of assorted figures including Plains Indians gambling with scout in front of small tipi with ledger painting, Kit Carson, his daughter Josephine Carson Squires, Cherokee Bill, and Steve “Rocky Mountain” Hicks. Mostly turn of the century. ($300-600)
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477. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. TOEPPERWEIN, Emil. Account book for Toepperwein’s photography studio. Leon Springs, Texas, 1891-1895. Original half cloth, approximately 70 pages. An extremely detailed account book from the first period of Toepperwein's career when he was an active Texas photographer, recording that he went into business in 1891, with assets of a $30 camera and a cash debt to Adolph Toepperwein for an equal amount. In many cases, the accounts are detailed enough to determine exactly how much he charged per image. Rare type of photographic documentation. ($300-600)
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478. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. [WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE"]. HILLYER, H.B. (photographer). Mounted albumen print showing "Lizzie" in ringlets, seated and decked out in a beautiful, well-tailored Victorian gown, with all the elegant fashion accessories. Austin, ca. 1870. A rare and wonderful image of a legendary, early Texas "cattle queen" who is thought to be the first woman in Texas to ride the Chisholm Trail with a herd of cattle that she had acquired under her own brand. Lizzie was considered eccentric by some in her day, a not unusual attitude toward a successful woman, then and now. ($1,000-2,000)
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479. PINDER, Ulrich. Speculum passionis domini nostri Jesu Christi. Nuremberg, 1519. 41 woodcuts & numerous woodcut initials, including 39 full-page woodcuts. 4to, early vellum rebacked. Brunet IV:664-665. Fairfax Murray, German Books 333. British Museum (German Books), p. 697. Graesse V:298. Proctor 11132. Among the masterworks of German book illustration reflecting the strong influence of Dürer, most of the woodcuts were created by Hans Schäufelein (ca. 1480-1540), Dürer’s student and journeyman. Occasional neat contemporary inking over of a derrière or other nude body part for modesty’s sake by some contemporary pious soul. ($10,000-20,000)
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480. [POKER]. KELLER, J.W. The Game of Draw Poker. New York, 1892. 12mo, original half cloth over pictorial boards. Later edition of an early and popular treatise and paean to draw poker. ($50-100)
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481. PORTILLO, E.L. Apuntes para la historia antigua de Coahuila y Texas. Saltillo, 1886. 8vo, contemporary half sheep over marbled boards. First edition of the first publication of documents of the Bosque-Larios expedition to Texas in 1675. Also valuable for its early histories of Borderland missions and towns, many of which had vanished by the time this book was published. Howes P492. Palau 233502. Rader 2696. Steck, Spanish Borderlands, p. 64. Tate, The Indians of Texas 494. ($500-1,000)
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482. [POWDER HORN]. Provincially made colonial-era powder horn, with highly unusual iconography of archetypal, stylized Spanish design, in fine, untouched condition. Heavily decorated with various scenes and figures, including a hare, hunter, Christ crucified, Satan, etc. ($750-1,500)
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483. RAMÍREZ APARICIO, Manuel. Los conventos suprimidos en Méjico. Mexico, 1862. 33 lithograph plates (portraits & architecture). 8vo, contemporary three-quarter sheep over paper-covered boards. First edition of a classic illustrated work on monasticism and the religious orders of Mexico. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 30. Palau 246647. Sabin 67657. ($1,500-3,000)
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484. RANNEY, William Tylee. The Trappers Last Shot. Cincinnati, 1850. Folio steel engraving on heavy paper, superb technique. First printing (not to be confused with the Currier & Ives knock-off) of a large, handsome iconic Western image by a pioneer genre artist of the region. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, Figure 4.2. ($2,500-5,000)
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485. RAWLINGS, C.C. Our Neck O’ the Woods. Sheridan, Wyoming, 1972. 8vo, original cloth. Fine in fine d.j. Scarce, privately printed Wyoming local history title containing material on Custer. ($200-400)
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486. REED, Nathaniel. The Life of Texas Jack. Tulsa, ca. 1936. Author's name in contemporary pencil scrawl on last page. 8vo, original wrappers. First edition. Wretched copy of a supposed outlaw rarity. Adams, Six-Guns 1831. Adams, One-Fifty 115: “A much sought collector’s item.” The author was a reformed outlaw who had been an Oklahoma cowboy in his early days. He took to street preaching with the theme that crime does not pay. He sold this autobiography for 25 cents in his declining years. Apparently, street preaching was not so profitable either. Maybe this is a sleeper, but it seems doubtful. ($100-200)
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487. REED, St. Clair G. A History of the Texas Railroads. Houston, 1941. 8vo, original cloth in glassine d.j. First edition, limited edition, signed by author. Basic Texas Books 169: “One of the most comprehensive studies of the railroading history of any state, this is by far the best on Texas railroads.” ($200-400)
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488. RICHARDSON, R.N. The Comanche Barrier to South Plains Settlement. Glendale, 1933. 8vo, original cloth. First edition. Basic Texas Books 174. Clark & Brunet 207: “A classic in frontier literature.” Greene, The Fifty Best Books on Texas, p. 68. ($200-400)
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489. [RICKMAN, John]. An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Philadelphia, 1783. 2 vols. in one, 8vo, contemporary sheep. One of the rarest accounts of Cook's Third Voyage. First American edition. Evans 17921. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 54. Graff 3501. Holmes 38n. Howes R276. O’Reilly-Reitman 430. The second account of a voyage to the American West Coast to be published in the United States (preceded by Ledyard). Davidson, p. 64 (listing it as one of the “five other items” in addition to the official account that collectors should seek). ($7,500-15,000)
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490. RIEDESEL, Friederike Charlotte Luise von (Baroness). Auszüge aus den Briefen und Papieren des Generals Freyherrn von Riedesel und seiner Gamalinn, gebornen von Massow. Berlin, 1800. 8vo, nineteenth-century roan over boards. Barlow bookplate. First editionof the account of aGerman Baroness captured during the American Revolution, privately printed for the author’s family. The Baroness arrived in Canada with three daughters in tow—ages four years, two years, and ten weeks. While on parole in New York City in 1779, another daughter was born, whom she named America. Riedesel’s book is considered one of the most accurate eyewitness accounts of the Burgoyne Campaign. Clark, Old South I:295. Howes R294. Sabin 71299. ($1,000-2,000)
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491. ROBERTS, Thomas P. Report of a Reconnaissance of the Missouri River in 1872. Washington, 1875. 10 maps, plans & plate (all but one folding and 3 of which are oversize railroad survey maps of the Upper Missouri River from Three Forks to Montana and environs). 8vo, original cloth. First edition, one of 250 copies. Documents the 1872 survey of the Upper Missouri River in Montana to determine the navigational potential of the Upper Missouri River for light steamboats and conducting a partial survey of the Great Falls area for a proposed narrow-gauge railroad. ($1,000-2,000)
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492. ROBINSON, Richard P. (aka Richard Parmalee) et al. Manuscript indenture written in ink, obligating the notorious Richard Parmalee to pay John Berry $3,014 as part of a land contract in Angelina County, Texas. Folio, 3-1/2 pp. Nacogdoches County, 1853. Parmalee, a successful, respected G.T.T.-er, fled New York City and moved to Texas after being acquitted in the face of a seemingly strong case accusing him of murdering with a hatchet a beautiful New York lady of the evening. See McDade, The Annals of Murder, 804. ($100-200)
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493. ROBINSON, William Davis. Memoirs of the Mexican Revolution. Philadelphia, 1820. Exceptionally fine in original boards, uncut & with original printed paper label. First edition of the earliest contemporary account of the Mexican War of Independence and the Mina Expedition launched from Galveston (during which Samuel Bangs created the first Texas imprints). Howes R380: “Chief contemporary authority on the audacious filibustering expedition against Mexico, under Mina, launched with a handful of men, through Texas in 1817. Notable also for its advocacy of a communication between the Atlantic and Pacific via Nicaragua.” Palau 271093n. Raines, p. 176. Sabin 72202. Streeter 1080. ($200-400)
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494. ROCK, James & W.I. Smith. Southern and Western Texas Guide. St. Louis, 1878. First edition of this uncommon guide, complete with the oft-missing map of Texas. Adams, Herd 1927. Day, Maps of Texas, p. 94. Howes R389. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, pp. 212-216. An excellent, reliable, and well-illustrated guide to Texas, with essays on each county and major town. ($200-400)
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495. ROCKWELL, J.A. A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law. New York, 1851. 8vo, original full sheep. First edition. Cowan II, pp. 538-539. Robinson 70:401: “Light reading for the Gold Hunter on his voyage around the Horn.” Sabin 72430. Rare and fascinating legal volume, with special emphasis on mining and land laws in the Borderlands after the Mexican-American War. The work was timely, appearing shortly after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and during the California Gold Rush. ($750-1,500)
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496. ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter. New York, 1905. 49 photographic plates, including frontispiece photogravure portrait of TR. 8vo, original three-quarter pigskin. First edition, limited edition (#171 of 260 large paper copies, signed by TR). Phillips, American Sporting Books, p. 320. Wheelock, p. 10. A scarce work essential for the presidential collector and vital to understanding the national parks movement. Undoubtedly, some modern readers find Roosevelt’s interests contradictory and judge him “politically incorrect,” but in the true lens of history, the manner in which Roosevelt carried through initiatives on national parks and conservation cannot be denied. ($2,000-4,000)
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497. [SAN FRANCISCO]. HESS, Frederick. San Francisco. San Francisco, late 1860s. 4to, steel-engraved letter sheet with exquisite detail of the architecture of mid-nineteenth-century San Francisco in thirteen vignettes. Baird (California Pictorial Letter Sheets 232) comments that this was one of the last of the letter sheets. For a larger version of this print with added vignettes, see Late Arrival Item 573 herein. ($250-500)
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498. [SAN FRANCISCO]. MUYBRIDGE, E.J. Views of San Francisco. San Francisco, 1880. Accordion fold view book. Seventeen photolithographic views of San Francisco reproduced from Muybridge’s early pioneering photographic work. Very fine, fresh copy. ($250-500)
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499. SARDO, Joaquín. Relación histórica y moral de la portentosa imagen de N. Sr. Jesucristo crucificado. Mexico City, 1810. Copper-plate engraving of the miracle at Chalma cave. 4to, contemporary full sheep. First edition of an important source on an outstanding example of the fusion of a Native American deity and a Roman Catholic image as an aid to religious conversion and national unity. Mathes, Illustration in Colonial Mexico 1810:875. Medina 10516. Palau 302085. Sabin 76936. ($600-1,200)
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500. SCHERPF, G.A. Entstehungsgeschichte und gegenwärtiger Zustand des neuen, unabhängigen, amerikanischen Staates Texas. Augsburg, 1841. 2 folded maps (one of which is based on the Hunt & Randel map of Texas; see Item 234 herein). 8vo, contemporary three-quarter sheep. First edition of one of the books that inspired German nobles to found the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas. Howes S157. Raines, p. 182. Streeter 1395. “Scherpf says he writes to give information about Texas to those considering emigration to America. He gives a brief sketch of its colonization, of the events leading up to the Texas revolution, and of the military engagements of the years 1835 and 1836.” ($6,000-12,000)
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501. [SCRIMSHAW]. “The Alabama.” Sperm whale tooth scrimshaw showing the Confederate raider. N.d. [after 1894 to early twentieth century]. Port or left facing portrait under sail and steam of the Alabama over an identifying legend inscribed “The Alabama.” A highly unusual Civil War subject. Authenticated by Stuart M. Frank, Ph.D., Senior Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Director, Scrimshaw Forensics® Laboratory, Director Emeritus, Kendall Whaling Museum. Research by Andrew Jacobson, Marine Antiques, Ipswich, Massachusetts. ($1,000-2,000)
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502. SEGUÍN, Juan Nepomuceno. Manuscript power of attorney, in the hand of John James, signed by Seguín and twenty-one other Tejanos granting James power of attorney to pursue repayment for services the men rendered in summer 1839 in punitive raids against Comanches. Bexar County, September 28, 1860. The combined Anglo-Tejano force was led by Henry Wax Karnes. Extremely rare documentation of Tejanos in a ranging company. ($1,500-3,000)
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503. SHIELS Y CÁRDENAS, Arturo. El partido del Cármen. Mexico, 1870. 2 lithograph maps. 8vo, original printed wrappers. First edition. Palau 312133. Very fine copy of an excellent survey of the town of Cármen with outstanding maps by Salazar. Some of the areas shown had not been previously surveyed. ($300-600)
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504. [SILHOUETTES]. Collection of 25 silhouettes in various techniques, including painted, hand scissored, machine cut, and printed; mostly bust profiles, a few full-length. Primarily American, nineteenth century, a few from the late eighteenth century, many sitters identified. The high spot of the collection is a stately signed portrait of George Washington by Folwell, after his 1795 drawing of Washington from life. Silhouettists represented are Peale Museum, Augustin-Amant-Constan-Fidèle Edouart, William James Hubard, and William Henry Brown. ($7,000-14,000)
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505. SIRINGO, Charles Angelo. Two Evil Isms: Pinkertonism and Anarchism. Chicago, 1915. Fine in arresting original pictorial wraps. Exceedingly rare. First edition. Adams, Guns 2033. Adams, One-Fifty 126. Howes S519. Reese, Six Score 99n. When the Pinkertons sabotaged the publication of Siringo's cowboy memoirs, he published the present exposé of the detective agency's deceptive methods and corruption out of spite, and possibly as blackmail. ($500-1,000)
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506. SOLÍS RIVADENEYRA, Antonio de. Historia de la conquista de México. Barcelona, 1789. 8 copper-engraved plates & maps. 3 vols., 12mo, original vellum. Later edition in fine, original condition of “the most popular history of Mexico that had then been written.” Medina 5386. Palau 318624. Sabin 86466. ($150-300)
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507. SOLÓRZANO PEREIRA, Juan de. Política Indiana. Antwerp, 1703. Folio, contemporary full vellum. Second edition. European Americana 1703/149. Griffin 1309: “For all aspects of Indian life, this is a major source” & 2111: “The classical examination of Spanish administration in America by a seventeenth-century jurist.” Medina2089. Palau 318982. Sabin 86535. Streit I:753. ($750-1,500)
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508. SOSA, Francisco. El Episcopado mexicano galería biográfica ilustrada. Mexico, 1877. 31 lithograph plates by Iriarte & Hernández. Folio, contemporary half sheep. First edition. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, p. 41. Toussaint, La Litografía en México en el siglo XIX, pp. xxi-xxii. Biographical study of the archbishops of Mexico that includes finely executed lithograph portraits. ($400-800)
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509. SOULÉ, Frank, et al. The Annals of San Francisco. New York, San Francisco & London, 1855. 6 plates & 154 text illustrations by leading artists. 8vo, original morocco (rebacked, original spine preserved). First edition of "the best single book ever written on the city" (Kurutz). Cowan II, p. 601. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush #193. Wheat, Transmississippi West #798n. Zamorano Eighty #70. ($250-500)
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510. SOWELL, Andrew Jackson. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas. Austin, 1900. 12 plates, numerous text illustrations. 8vo, post-fire red buckram, 12 plates. Rare first edition, second issue of this compendium of early stories of Texas, rich in social history and with several accounts by or about women. Basic Texas Books 193: “The work contains 132 accounts of early pioneers, mostly as told by them directly to Sowell. Most of the work relates to Indian fights and Texas Rangers.” Graff 3909. Howes S797. Raines, p. 193. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2432. ($200-400)
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511. STARR, Frederick. Indians of Southern Mexico: An Ethnographic Album. Chicago: Privately printed, 1899. 141 gravure plates (mostly by Charles B. Lang). 4to, original cloth, dust wrapper, publisher's box. First edition of a classic of American anthropology, limited edition (#329 of 500 printed on heavy paper, numbered and signed by author). Palau 322064. Starr covered 1,500 miles accompanied by photographer Charles B. Lang. ($1,500-3,000)
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512. STEPHENS, Alexander Hamilton. Autograph letter, signed, to Georgia Governor George W. Crawford, Washington, D.C., December 19, 1844. 4to, 4 pp. The future Confederate Vice President discusses politics and Texas annexation. Stephens played an important role in Texas annexation; he offered, in consultation with Tennessee Senator Milton Brown, the joint resolution (January 16, 1845) declaring the terms under which Congress would admit the Republic of Texas to the Union as a state. ($1,000-2,000)
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513. STIFF, Edward. The Texan Emigrant. Cincinnati, 1840. Rare Republic of Texas map & two early engraved plates of Texas. 12mo, original publisher’s sheep. First edition. Fine copy of a popular, controversial guide to Texas. Basic Texas Books 199. Howes S998: “One of the objective accounts of Texas affairs issued in the days of the Republic.” Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, pp. 39 & 42. Streeter 1367: “Conventional accounts of the physical features of Texas and of its cities and towns are interspersed with gossipy comments on various named individuals and on life in Texas in general, making it quite an entertaining book.” ($6,000-10,000)
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514. STRECKER, Herman. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, Indigenous and Exotic; with Descriptions and Colored Illustrations. Reading, 1872 [1879]. 14 (of 15) hand-colored, highlighted plates of butterflies & moths. 4to, contemporary three-quarter roan. Second edition (first issued in parts). Bennett, American Nineteenth-Century Color Plate Books, p. 102n. British Museum (Natural History), p. 2035n. Beautiful, precise depictions of butterflies and moths, including specimens from Texas and the West. Strecker was an autodidactic entomologist. Will be included in Dr. Ron Tyler's study on nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas. ($1,500-3,000)
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515. STUART, James Everett. Two large original oil “sketches” of Western scenes with artist's notes, including one in Oregon, by a prolific American painter. Original gilt frames. Stuart was best known for his depictions of Western scenes. ($600-1,200)
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516. TEXAS (REPUBLIC). LAWS. Collection of eleven separate imprints (laws), all somewhat early Texas imprints, 1838-1845. 8vo, twentieth-century cloth. Important collection of the founding laws of the Republic of Texas, from the Declaration of Independence to Annexation. Streeter 249, 277, 353, 354A, 415, 416, 478, 479A, 537A, 570, 603 & 651. Bedrock Texana—A rare collection that would take many years to accumulate. In many ways, these publications provide insight and information on the early days of Texas not available in any other source. ($10,000-15,000)
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517. [TEXAS ANNEXATION]. Collection of nine separate pamphlets, 1844-1845, on the annexation of Texas. 8vo. All but one is a Streeter Texas item. Streeter 1469, 1484, 1489, 1493, 1533, 1579, 1588A & 1617. ($100-200)
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518. [TEXAS COOKBOOK]. The Texas Cook Book. Houston, 1883. 8vo, original cloth. Very rare. First edition of the first cookbook published in Texas and only the third cook book published in the U.S. west of the Mississippi, preceded only by Kansas and California. Eberstadt, Texas 162:196. Not in Culinary Americana. Includes both recipes and medicinal compounds: Spanish float, whip syllabub, tipsy squire, ammonia jumbles, and cure for cholera. ($500-1,000)

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519. [TEXAS CURRENCY & BANK NOTES]. Collection of thirteen engraved pictorial specimens, of which nine are separate notes and of which four are on an uncut sheet; includes a rare $500 note. Most have been cancelled. Beautiful, precise engravings on notes issued by banks, individuals, and the Republic. Fascinating iconography expressive of Texas' perception of its own nationhood. Dr. Kelsey includes some of the images in his study of nineteenth-century engravings of Texas. ($750-1,500)
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520. [TEXAS NAVY]. Collection of artifacts, documents, photographs, images, and ephemera related to Edwin Ward Moore, the fabled commander of the second Texas Navy, and his fleet. The high spot of the collection is W.L. Ormsby’s original drawing for the engraving on the Colt Navy revolver cylinder, presented to Moore by Samuel Colt. Also in the collection are several rare contemporary depictions of Moore himself, Texas Navy uniform accoutrements, and ephemera. Because the second Texas Navy was so short lived, any artifacts or other documents relating to it are rare. ($75,000-100,000)
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521. [TEXAS NAVY]. HILL, Jim Dan. The Texas Navy in Forgotten Battles and Shirtsleeve Diplomacy. Chicago, 1937. Fine copy in d.j. First edition, limited edition. Scholarly work on the Texas Navy. Basic Texas Books 42n. Howes H485. ($50-100)
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522. [TEXAS PRESIDIOS: SAN AUGUSTÍN DE AHUMADA & LOS ADAES]. Five contemporary manuscript copies of documents relating to the troubled Spanish Texas presidios San Agustín de Ahumada and Los Adaes, 1771. Both outposts were at various times critical to the settlement and protection of the Texas frontier. Signers include Spanish governors of Texas. ($3,000-6,000)
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523. [TEXAS RANGERS]. BARRY, James Buckner (“Buck”). Manuscript bill of sale signed J.B. Barry, Bazette, Navarro County, Texas, April 4, 1849, to William M. Love. Folio, 1 p. Rare Barry autograph, written during the heyday of his active service as sheriff, Indian fighter, and Texas Ranger. ($1,500-2,500)
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524. [TEXAS RANGERS]. DOLAN, Pat. Monthly Return of Company “F” Frontier Forces, State of Texas. Printed form completed in manuscript, signed by Dolan.Camp Wood, Edwards County, March, 1878. Folio, 1 p. Report by legendary Texas Ranger, including a discussion of the Company’s activities, stating they covered over 500 miles and expended nearly 900 rounds of rifle and pistol ammo. ($1,500-2,500)
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525. [TEXAS RANGERS]. [DURBIN, WALTER]. SAVAGE, C.H. (photographer). Mounted albumen carte de visite bust portrait of Texas Ranger Walter Durbin. San Antonio, 1885. Fine albumen print of the controversial Texas Ranger and lawman. ($1,000-1,500)
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526. [TEXAS RANGERS]. FORD, John Salmon (“Rip”). Autograph letter signed, Brownsville, TX, August 5, 1860, to Ranger John J. Dix with statement and signatures of seven fellow Rangers on verso with notary public certification. 2 pp., 4to. The confluence in the document of the signatures of so prominent a Ranger as the legendary Ford and seven of his Rangers is unusual. The signatories attest that Dix was not forced to leave his Company but left for personal reasons. ($6,000-12,000)
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527. [TEXAS RANGERS]. GILLETT, James B. Autograph letter in ink signed on Barrel Springs Ranch illustrated letterhead to R.W. Connor concerning Gillett’s service as a Texas Ranger with Connor’s father. Marfa, Texas, March 3, 1916. 3 pp., 4to. This warm, chatty letter lends insight into the special bonds that united members of Texas Ranger units on the frontier, where danger was constant and duty often challenging and hazardous. ($2,000-3,000)
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528. [TEXAS RANGERS]. HUGHES, John R. Autograph letter signed by the famous, long-serving Texas Ranger, who here styles himself as "The Old Texas Ranger." Austin, June 7, 1940. 4to, 1 p. Hughes thanks the Village of Elks Gulch for electing him “Chief of the Texas Rangers,” but says he probably will not be able to attend their next meeting because: "[I am] such a rambler that I am not sure where I will be just at that time.” ($300-600)
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529. [TEXAS RANGERS]. [LONG, IRA]. Fine mounted albumen bust portrait of Texas Ranger Ira Long in later years. Long was celebrated for several exploits, including the capture of desperado Sam Hare. ($750-1,000)
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530. [TEXAS RANGERS]. MUSTER ROLL. Contemporary secretarial manuscript Texas Ranger muster roll, probably in the hand of George Aldrich. Nacogdoches, Texas, November 2, 1836. Folio, 1 p. Very rare and early documentation on the Texas Rangers, apparently the only known contemporary copy of this roll. Clapp was elected captain of a Company of Texas Rangers on September 10, 1836, and this muster roll is an initial accounting of that first Company, which enlisted for three months. ($6,000-10,000)
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531. [TEXAS RANGERS]. WEBB, Walter Prescott. The Texas Rangers. Boston & New York, 1935. 8vo, original cloth in d.j. First edition, first issue. Adams, Guns 2333. Adams, One-Fifty 145: “The most thorough and reliable work to date on the Texas Rangers, and contains much material on Texas outlaws.” Howes W194. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2449. ($100-200)
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532. [TEXAS REVOLUTION]. MEXICO (Republic). CONGRESO GENERAL. Manifiesto del Congreso General en el presente año. Mexico, 1836. 8vo, original printed wrappers. First edition. Signed and dated in type: Mexico, July 29, 1836, Angel G. Quintanar, José R. Malo, and Rafael de Montalvo. Lengthy address written in dark times to the Mexican populace praising the noble traditions and ancient courage of Mexico and denouncing in the roundest terms the Texas rebels, characterized as ungrateful adventurers. Palau 148995. Streeter 859. ($500-1,000)
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533. [TEXAS REVOLUTION]. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (October 15, 1836). Printed decree. Toluca, October 20, 1836. 4to broadside. Decree opening the ports north of Matamoros to importation of provisions intended for the Mexican Army in Texas. Streeter (881) lists only the Mexico City edition, first issued by the President of Mexico on October 15, 1836. ($250-500)
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534. [TEXAS REVOLUTION]. MEXICO (Republic). LEGACIÓN. UNITED STATES. Correspondencia que ha mediado entre la legación extraordinaria de México. Mexico, 1837. 8vo, disbound. First Mexican edition of this controversial pamphlet that led to a break in U.S. diplomatic relations with Mexico. Streeter 1220A. ($150-300)
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535. [TEXAS REVOLUTION]. La Opinión. Periódico del Gobierno de San Luis Potosí. San Luis Potosí, 1836. 4to, [4] pp. First edition. Issue of newspaper devoted almost entirely to news and discussions of Texas, none of which is flattering, including several vicious attacks on Texans as slaveholders and scoundrels. Offers a rare glimpse into the mood and tenor of the Mexican collective consciousness in late 1836, when events were still both recent and raw. ($200-400)
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536. [TEXAS & NAPOLEONIC SPIES]. SPAIN. SOVEREIGNS (Ferdinand VII). El Rey Don Fernando Séptimo. Madrid, 1810. Folio, 4 pp. Rare. First edition. Not in Streeter. Decree on Napoleon’s spies & agents provocateurs in Texas in 1810, reflecting the growing fear concerning Napoleon’s intentions towards Spain and her colonies and ordering New World officials to be alert to Napoleon’s agents seeking to enter Mexico through Texas. These apprehensions were well founded. ($1,000-2,000)
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537. [TEXAS & THE WEST]. Rare collection of eight Texas & Western accordion-fold view books with about 477 photolithograph images, including El Paso, San Antonio, and Galveston. Various places, 1880s-1900. All in original bindings. Very good to very fine. It would take many years and quite a bit of effort and expense to gather such a fine collection of these view books, which provide invaluable documentation. ($1,200-2,400)
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538. TEXAS VETERANS ASSOCIATION. [BRYAN, Moses Austin (compiler)]. Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Texas Veteran Association. Houston, 1874. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Rough condition; restored. First edition of what amounts to a domesday book of Texas veterans. Raines, p. 66: “Abounding in historical reminiscences” of those who served in the Texas Revolution and up through annexation. Rare in any condition. ($750-1,500)
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539. THORPE, Thomas Bangs. The Hive of “The Bee-Hunter.” New York, 1854. 9 wood-engraved plates by Darley (including 3 Texas scenes). 12mo, original cloth. First edition. American sporting classic that influenced Faulkner, containing the author’s adventures and natural history observations in Texas and the South. Bennett, American Book Collecting, p. 115. Graff 4146. Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators 1610. Howes T233. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 87. ($100-300)
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540. [TOBACCO]. Five late eighteenth-century French pamphlets bound together, discussing the controversial proposal to allow universal tobacco cultivation in France itself. First editions. Some of the pamphlets discuss tobacco cultivation in the U.S. One of the imprints is illustrated with six handsome plates showing various aspects of tobacco cultivation and processing. ($300-600)
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541. [TOEPPERWEIN, ADOLPH (“AD”)]. “Ad” Topperwein. World’s Foremost Fancy Shot. Free Exhibition of Shooting Showing the Amazing Accuracy of Winchester Guns and Ammunition. N.p., n.d. Broadside completed in manuscript. The poster documents one of “Ad” Toepperwein’s public sharp-shooting exhibitions to promote Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This may be the only surviving copy. ($1,000-2,000)
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542. TORNEL Y MENDÍVIL, José Maria. Carta...a sus amigos. Mexico, 1839. 8vo, original wrappers. First edition. Palau 334527. Sabin 96198. Analysis of Mexican military forces, including a folding plate detailing specific armaments and their locations in Mexico. Tornel documents that 3,400 guns are available to the Ejército del Norte, but that only twenty-four were to be found in California, with none in San Diego, San Francisco, or Santa Barbara. ($200-400)
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543. [TRIPLETT, Robert (attributed)]. Roland Trevor: Or, the Pilot of Human Life. Being an Autobiography of the Author. Philadelphia, 1853. 12mo, original cloth. First edition. Semi-fictional account of a man much involved in the financial affairs of the Texas Revolution. Eberstadt, Texas 162:858. Graff 3556. Raines, p. 206: “Contains a sketch of the Texas Revolution. The author...became the financial agent for the Republic.” Streeter Sale 393. Many of Texian Loan certificates are made out to Triplett. ($300-600)
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544. TSA TOKE, Monroe. The Peyote Ritual Visions and Descriptions. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1957. 14 full-page vividly colored text illustrations of Tsa Toke’s ceremonial art work. Folio, original half linen. First edition, limited edition of a fine press book of great beauty with special interest for students of ethnobotany, Native American religion, and the Kiowa School. Grabhorn 589. White, Peyotism and the Native American Church 370. ($300-600)
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545. UNITED STATES. American State Papers...Commencing March 1, 1837, and Ending March 1, 1838...Vol. VII, Military Affairs. Washington, 1861. 8 maps. Folio, original three-quarter sheep. First edition. Howes A212. Sabin 1228. Massive detailed and well-documented volume on the official relations of the U.S. government with Native Americans and preparations to defend the West. Texas content includes Poinsett's report and map on protection of the Western frontier (see Streeter 1338). The reports and maps document the earliest work of several of the men who would on July 4, 1838, become the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers (Abert, Johnston, Hood, et al.), “a central institution of Manifest Destiny” (p. 4, Goetzmann, Army Exploration in the American West, 1803-1863). ($250-500)
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546. UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR. Report on Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed in the United States (except Alaska) at the Eleventh Census: 1890. Washington, 1894. 205 plates & 25 maps. 4to, original cloth. First edition. Graff 4396. Howes D418. McCracken, 101, p. 47:This beautifully illustrated volume enumerates the Indian population in every imaginable category [and] contains a wealth of the sort of statistical information that only the government can produce.” One of Julian Scott’s chromolithographs entitled “Issue Day” is a lively rendition of Native Americans chasing cattle. ($750-1,500)
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547. UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (Thomas Jefferson). Message...to Both Houses of Congress. 8th November, 1804. Washington, 1804. 8vo, modern wrappers. First edition of the first U.S. publication about Missouri as contained in Moses Austin’s report on his mines, which is also likely the first publication concerning mining west of the Mississippi River. American Imprints (1804) 7551. Graff 4405. Howes A401. Plains & Rockies IV:2d. Streeter Sale 1580. ($2,000-4,000)
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548. UNITED STATES. WAR DEPARTMENT. PACIFIC RAILROAD SURVEY. Reports of Explorations and Surveys. Washington, 1855-1860. Over 600 maps & plates. 12 vols. in 13, 4to, modern full leather, First edition of the most important report on the western United States to appear up until that time, a monumental survey from microcosm to macrocosm, which Goetzmann describes as “an American encyclopedia of the western experience.” Cohen, Mapping the West pp. 172-175 (Warren map). Howes P3. Plains & Rockies IV:262-267: “First adequate topographic treatment of the entire West based on field reconnaissance surveys.” Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p. 287. Wheat, Transmississippi West 822-824, 843-846, 852-853, 864-867, 874-875, 877-882, 936. ($4,000-8,000)
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549. [VAN HORN, ISAAC & CO.]. Brains and Money vs. Resources Illustrated and Embellished with Views. Boston, ca. 1901. Plates, text illustrations. 4to, original cloth. First edition. Not in standard sources. Rare Colorado-Wyoming promotional item seeking investors in a trust. “Money is attractive, not because it is money, but because it is the means whereby that happiness which seems so elusive may be acquired.” Needless to say, this publication flaunts the region’s advantages in almost every respect. ($500-1,000)
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550. [VILLA, PANCHO]. CHIHUAHUA. BANCO DEL ESTADO DE CHIHUAHUA. Rare and very fine specimen of the ornate illustrated engraved currency issued under the leadership of Pancho Villa and created by the masterful American Bank Note Company. A superb example of the iconography of currency, perfectly embodying the political spirit of those authorizing its issue. ($100-200)
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551. [VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE]. Album de la Coronación de la Sma. Virgen de Guadalupe. Mexico, 1895. 4to, contemporary sheep. First edition. Palau 5565. Elaborate, copiously illustrated album published as part of the 1895 celebration of the coronation of the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. ($200-400)
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552. WALL, Bernhardt. The Anthony Kroll collection of etchings, etched and printed books, post cards, ephemera, and research material relating to Bernhardt Wall, including a special copy of Wall's master work, Following Abraham Lincoln, with Wall’s hand-painted covers. Wall is acknowledged as a pioneer in the fields of etching and fine press books. For a detailed inventory, consult web site. ($25,000-50,000)
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553. WALL, Bernhardt. The Etched Monthly. Vol. I, Nos. 1-12, October 1928 to September 1929. 12 issues, 8vo, original wrappers, of this beautiful periodical, containing 197 pristine etchings. An exceptionally fine, complete set (usually found in tattered and chipped wraps). A few of the etchings are by other artists, including one of a charro by noted Texas artist, Mary Bonner, and airplane and sailing ship by Duncan Gleason. ($1,000-2,000)
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554. WARD, Henry G. Mexico in 1827. London, 1828. 13 plates & 2 maps. 2 vols., 8vo, contemporary three-quarter sheep. First edition of this account of the political and social climate in Mexico in the early nineteenth century with plates after the celebrated art work of Lady Ward. Includes Arthur G. Wavell’s account of Texas. Palau 374005. Raines, p. 215. Sabin 101302. Streeter 1104. ($750-1,500)
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555. WARD, Lynd. Wild Pilgrimage. New York, 1932. 95 plates. 8vo, original cloth. First edition. Printed entirely from wood-engraved plates by the founding father of the American graphic novel. The present work reflects Ward’s concern with labor and class issues. ($150-300)
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556. [WESTERN SCENE]. MATHEWS, Alfred E. (after). Estados Unidos—Aspecto de una calle de una nueva ciudad de California. Paris? ca. 1870. Copper printing plate purporting to show a California street scene but, in fact, showing one in Denver. The present copper plate is an interesting, enigmatic example of how views were morphed and adapted to whatever need a publisher had for new, fresh material about a Western locale, without regard to accuracy. ($500-1,000)
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557. WILCOCKE, Samuel H. History of the Viceroyalty of Buenos Ayres. London, 1807. 3 copper-engraved maps (2 folded) & 4 plates (2 hand colored). 8vo, recent cloth First edition, second issue. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Vol. II, 703. Palau 375259. Sabin 103963. This British armchair traveler celebrates the British conquest of Buenos Aires in this early, well researched text on the area. Among the plates are the llama and the method of catching bullocks in Paraguay. ($500-1,000)
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558. WILLIAMS, R.H. With the Border Ruffians, Memories of the Far West, 1852-1868. Photographic plates. 8vo, original cloth. London, 1906. 8vo, original cloth. First British edition. Adams, Guns 2411: “Lawless days of Kansas and Texas.” Adams, Herd 2528: “Scarce.” Graff 4686. Howes W475: “After a lurid frontier apprenticeship in Kansas, this young Englishman ranched in Western Texas and served with the Rangers [under Ben McCulloch].” Parrish, Civil War Texana 104. This is a wonderful account, immediate, visceral, and superbly written, in which we see a wild, rebellious young man evolve to question the principles of slavery for which he had fought. ($200-400)
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559. [WITHERS, Marcus A.]. Very large archive of manuscripts, reminiscences, legal and business documents, and photographs (1869-1936) relating to the life and activities Marcus A. Withers, Texas trail driver, rancher, and cattleman, who served in the Civil War in Company I, Thirty-sixth Texas Cavalry (see Handbook of Texas & J. Marvin Hunter’s The Trail Drivers of Texas, pp. 96-103). The archive also includes the papers of Leonidas Storey, Texas lawyer, land agent, lieutenant governor, and Captain of Company B, Twenty-sixth Texas Cavalry in DeBray's brigade in the Civil War (see Handbook). The Storey material starts in 1825 with a slave bill of sale and includes manuscript materials on Army claims, signed by three officers of the Texas Revolution Army: Matthew Caldwell, Texas Declaration of Independence Signer, “the Paul Revere of the Texas Revolution,” and early Texas Ranger; William C. Swearingen (?-1839), veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto and Mier Expedition survivor; and James C. Neill (1790-1845), soldier and diplomat who fired the first gun for Texas at the beginning of the revolution—the famous Gonzales “Come and Take It” cannon. See our web site for more information and copious illustrations. ($5,000-10,000)
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560. WOLFF, John Eliot. Route of the Manly Party of 1849-50. Santa Barbara, 1931. Text illustrations, map. 8vo, original half cloth. First edition. Edwards, Enduring Desert 261: “Perhaps the first published attempt to trace the physical route of the Manly-Bennett Party, locating their exodus from Death Valley through Redlands Canyon.” Eberstadt, Modern Overlands 321. Rocq 2350. ($100-200)
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561. WREDE, F.W. von. Lebensbilder aus den vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika und Texas. Cassel, 1844. 8vo, original boards (chipped & worn). First edition, second issue of an account of a German Napoleonic veteran who emigrated to Texas and was scalped near Austin. Clark, Old South III:259: “His itinerary included New Orleans, Natchitoches, Baton Rouge, Natchez, St. Louis, various points in Illinois and Missouri, a return to New Orleans [and] Texas.” Graff 4751. Howes W690. Streeter 1560. An excellent travelogue with discussion of the opportunities and difficulties of colonists on the American frontier and in Texas. ($1,000-3,000)
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562. WRIGHT, Robert M. Dodge City the Cowboy Capital and the Great Southwest. Wichita, 1913. 41 plates. 8vo, original cloth. First edition, first issue of one of the first books written about Dodge City, the northern terminus of the great cattle drives up from Texas. Adams, Guns 2456. Adams, Herd 2564. Adams, One-Fifty 149. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 27. Reese, Six Score 118: “Much on Dodge City as a cowtown, and on ranching in the area, as well as the trail driving phase.” ($150-300)
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563. WYOMING (Territory). SECRETARY OF THE TERRITORY. Resources of Wyoming, 1889. Cheyenne, 1889. Numerous text illustrations. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers. First edition of a Wyoming territorial imprint, “the first state promotional issued on the advent of statehood.”Adams, Herd 2037. County-by-county reports, each written by a citizen of the particular county. ($1,000-2,000)
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564. YOAKUM, Henderson K. History of Texas from Its First Settlement. New York, 1856. 11 lithographs plates & 5 maps. 2 vols., 8vo, original cloth. Second edition of a classic work which has been called the first scholarly history of Texas. Basic Texas Books 224A. Howes Y10. Rader 3773. Raines, p. 223. Tate, The Indians of Texas 202. Contains much valuable, original source material, including some supplied by the author’s friend, Sam Houston. An indispensable source, from the frontiersman's viewpoint. ($250-500)
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565. [ZACATECAS]. ‘La Bufa’ Zacatecas. Unattributed, unsigned oil painting on canvas mounted onto Masonite. Framed. N.p., [after 1924]. Strong, beautifully executed image focusing on El Cerro de la Bufa, the prominent natural feature rising above the town. A beautiful and enigmatic painting of Zacatecas. ($2,500-5,000)
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566. ZAMACOIS, Niceto de. La destrucción de Pompeya. Mexico, 1871. 38 lithograph plates by Iriarte (wants map). 2 vols., folio, original half sheep. First edition. Palau 378907. Plates are views and archaeological scenes after the original artwork of Ramón Rodríguez y Arangoiti. One of the most difficult of Iriarte’s works to obtain. An original work of fiction that attempts to more vividly recreate daily life in Pompeii based on archaeological discoveries. Exotic illustrated Mexicana. ($250-500)
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567. ZAVALA, Lorenzo de. Ensayo histórico de las revoluciones de Mégico. Paris & New York, 1831 & 1832. First edition. Palau 378346: “Rarisima.” Raines, p. 224. Sabin 106277. Streeter 1128: “Included because of the prominent part played by Zavala in Texas affairs. A mine of information on political events and personalities of the period covered.” Zavala, a disillusioned Mexican political figure and diplomat who emigrated to Texas upon the usurpation of Santa-Anna, was a prime mover in both the Mexican and Texas revolutions and first vice president of the Republic of Texas. As an author, he is best known for this work. ($1,000-2,000)
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568. ZAVALA, Lorenzo de. Ensayo histórico de las revoluciones de México. Mexico, 1845. 5 lithograph plates. 2 vols. in one, 8vo, contemporary calf. First illustrated edition and first Mexican edition of preceding. Palau 378347. Streeter 1128A. The lithograph portraits of Zavala and Mier y Terán are included in Dr. Tyler’s preliminary study on Texas lithographs of the nineteenth century ($750-1,500)
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569. ZAVALA, Lorenzo de. Viage a los Estados Unidos del norte de América. Paris, 1834. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter calf. First edition of “an incredibly important, although little known, meticulously written narrative about the democratic culture and institutions of the United States.” Clark, Old South III:118. Howes Z3. Onís, The U.S. as Seen by Spanish-American Writers, pp. 112-115: “Of particular interest because of the author’s personality and the prominent part he played in inter-American relations. A close friend of Poinsett, he was at all times associated with the interests of the U.S.” Palau 378349. Raines, p. 224: “One of the few books of travel in the U.S. worth reading.” Sabin 106280. Streeter 1156. ($750-1,500)
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570. [ZAVALA, LORENZO DE]. Prisión de Zavala y Complices por nueva conspiración. Mexico, 1830. Folio, 4 pp. First edition of a rare pamphlet not in standard sources. Virulent denunciation by an anonymous writer against Zavala and the Federalists who he declares are driven only by greed and the ambition to rule, rather than by some higher, purer motive. This pamphlet is a rare glimpse into the early reputation and career of a man who would be extremely influential in the founding of the Republic of Texas. ($300-600)
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571. FRÉMONT, John C. Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains...and to Oregon and North California. Syracuse, 1847. 2 plates + Rufus Sage map. 8vo, original cloth. Early commercial edition (first edition 1845; see Item 199 herein). This is the only edition of Frémont’s narrative to contain the rare and important Sage map, Howes (F370) rates this Syracuse 1847 edition with the map the “best edition.” Plains & Rockies IV:115:9. Streeter Sale 3132. References to Sage map: Wheat, Transmississippi West 527 & Vol. II, pp. 40-43. Wheat, California Gold Region 30. ($3,000-5,000)
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572. [MAP]. GENERAL LAND OFFICE OF TEXAS. Navarro County State of Texas April 1888. Austin, early twentieth century. Photographic reproduction of printed map from 1888, mounted and sectioned on contemporary linen, with extensive manuscript annotations in various colors keying various plots of land and owners in the County. Unusual working cadastral map with copious annotations. The original 1888 map is very rare. ($500-800)
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573. [SAN FRANCISCO]. HESS, Fredrick. San Francisco—California. Darmstadt & Washington, [ca. 1875]. Steel-engraved panoramic view surrounded by 22 vignettes of landmarks, on thin paper. See Reps 322 for the 1874 version. The panoramic view shows San Francisco as a sophisticated metropolis and cultural center in the seventies, during its phase of prodigious urban development after the Gold Rush and before the 1906 earthquake. Each of the finely engraved miniature scenes surrounding the central image depicts little jewels of architecture and landmarks. ($1,000-2,000)
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574. [YELLOWSTONE]. [RAYNOLDS TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP]. Map of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and Their Tributaries. N.p., n.d. [1867?, but published in an 1868 report (not present)]. Lithograph map, uncolored, on light-weight paper. Report issue of a map of the last major unexplored region of the Far West. Blevins, Mapping Wyoming #106 & pp. 66-69. Hasse, p. 89. Howes R88. Graff 3429. Jennewein 29. Phillips, America, p. 1130. Wheat, Transmississippi West #1012 & Vol. IV, pp. 183-187: “Extremely well-drawn map. Probably the best map of its area that had been produced.” See Items 575 & 576 following for other maps in the sequence. ($300-600)
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575. [YELLOWSTONE]. [HAYDEN GEOLOGICAL MAP]. Map of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and Their Tributaries. [untitled key to geological strata, in two columns]. N.p., n.d. [Washington, ca. 1867-1868]. Large, strikingly colored geological map of the Yellowstone region, previously unrecorded until Bruce H. Blevins in 2007 (Map 128 in Mapping Wyoming, Martino Publishing). ($5,000-8,000)
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576. [YELLOWSTONE]. [HAYDEN GEOLOGICAL MAP]. Map of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and Their Tributaries. [untitled key to geological strata, in one column] Printed by Julius Bien, N.Y. [issued with Hayden’s 1869 Geological Report of the Exploration of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers (not present)]. Lithograph geological map with original full color. Second state of preceding map, from the same stone. See Items 574 & 575. Fulfills on both historic and aesthetic levels. ($1,200-2,000)
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