AUCTION 23

 
 

 

 
 

1057. [WESTERN OVERLANDS]. Lot of about 30 nineteenth- and twentieth-century imprints. Included are:
 
ABERT, James W. Through the Country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the Year 1845.... 1970.

ABERT, J[ames] W. Western America in 1846-1847.... 1966.

BELDEN, Josiah. 1841 Overland Pioneer: His Memoir and Early Letters. 1962.

BENNETT, James. Overland Journey to California. 1906.

BIRNEY, Hoffman. Grim Journey.... New York, 1934.

CAMP, Charles L. William Alexander Trubody and the Overland Pioneers of 1847. 1937.

CIPRIANI, Count Leonetto. California and Overland Diaries of Count Leonetto Cipriani from 1853 through 1871. 1962.

ECCLESTON, Robert. Overland to California on the Southwestern Trail, 1849. 1950.

GRAY, Charles Glass. Off at Sunrise: The Overland Journal of Charles Glass Gray. 1976.

GREGG, Josiah. Commerce of the Prairies. 1926.

GREGG, Josiah, Scenes and Incidents in the Western Prairies: During Eight Expeditions and Including a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico. Philadelphia: J.W. Moore, 1856. 320 [4, blank] + 318 pp., map, 4 plates, woodcut text illustrations. 2 vols. bound together, 8vo, original brown cloth, decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Binding moderately shelf-worn and slanted, extremities of spine chipped, a few scattered spots to edges, upper hinge and text block cracked, endpapers and text browned and with scattered foxing, front pastedown with printed bookplate, overall good.
     Reprint edition of Gregg’s Commerce of the Prairies (1844) in one volume and with different title. Howes G401n. Rader 1684n. Wagner-Camp 108:15.

HALL, Carroll D (ed.). Donner Miscellany: 41 Diaries and Documents. San Francisco: [L.D. Allen Press for] Book Club of California, 1947. [2] 97 [1, blank] pp., title in green and brown, text with yellow marginal rules, rubricated in green throughout, several black and white photographic plates and facsimiles. 8vo, original green cloth over brown, green, and yellow cloth with botanical decoration, title printed in yellow on spine. Light shelf wear, endpapers foxed, else very good.
     Limited edition (350 copies). Allen 6: “This edition was the first of only three which was not set by hand. This disturbed us, but we wanted to use Janson types, appropriate for such a text.”

IRVING, Washington. The Western Journals of Washington Irving. 1944.

ISBELL, F.A. Mining and Hunting in the Far West, 1852-1870. 1948. Burlingame, California: [printed by the Greenwood Press, San Francisco for] William P. Wreden, 1948.
 [14] 36 [4] pp., facsimile frontispiece and title page, text illustration. 8vo, original brown cloth over olive pictorial boards, spine with printed label. Endpapers lightly browned, ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, a few pages creased, small void in blank corner of pp. 31-32, overall very good.
     Limited edition (200 copies). Howes I87n.

[MAP]. JEFFERSON, T. H. Map of the Emigrant Road from Independence, Mo., to St. Francisco, California...with an Introduction and Notes by George R. Stewart. San Francisco [& Oakland: Lawton & Alfred Kennedy at Westgate Press for] California Historical Society, 1945. [2] xi [1, blank] 23 [3] pp., folding facsimile map in four sections (in rear pocket). 8vo, original red cloth, white label printed in blue on upper cover (reduced facsimile of label on original map case). Near fine, unopened.
     Limited edition (300 copies).

JOHNSON, Overton & Wm. H. Winter. Narratives of the Trans-Mississippi Frontier: Route Across the Rocky Mountains. 1932.

KELLER, Geo. A Trip Across the Plains and Life in California. 1955.

LEWIS, Meriwether and William Clark. History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis & Clark.... 1904. 3 vols.

MAXWELL, W.M. Audley. Crossing the Plains: Days of ‘57: A Narrative of Early Emigrant Travel to California by the Ox-Team Method. [San Francisco: Sunset Publishing House, 1915]. [8] 179 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 4 plates. 12mo, original brown pictorial wraps printed in gold. Fragile wraps worn at edges and with small stain, otherwise very good.
     Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 330. Graff 2728.

MONAGHAN, Jay. The Overland Trail. 1947.

MORGAN, Dale (ed.). Overland in 1846: Diaries and Letters of the California-Oregon Trail. Georgetown, California: Talisman Press, 1963. 457 [1, blank] + [4], [458]-825 [1] pp., color pictorial title pages, 2 folding maps, text illustrations. 2 vols., 8vo, original maroon cloth over rose pictorial boards. Vol. 1 with printed bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in d.j.’s (edges browned)

PRITCHARD, James A. The Overland Diary of James A. Pritchard from Kentucky to California in 1849.... 1959.

SCHALLENBERGER, Moses. The Opening of the California Trail. 1953.

STEWART, George R. The California Trail: An Epic With Many Heroes. 1962.

STEWART, George R. Donner Pass and Those Who Crossed it. San Francisco, 1960.

STEWART, George R. Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party. New York, 1936.

SULLIVAN, Maurice. The Travels of Jedediah Smith.... Santa Ana: Fine Arts Press, 1934. [16] 195 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, folding map, 11 plates, decorative initials. 8vo, original white pictorial cloth. Binding browned, rubbed, and soiled, adhesive residue on upper cover, corners bumped, endpapers browned, interior fine, overall good condition due to state of binding.
     First edition. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 441. Howes S1127.

WAUGH, Lorenzo. Autobiography of Lorenzo Waugh. 1885. Third edition.

WAYMAN, John Hudson. A Doctor on the California Trail. 1971.

WHEELER, Olin D. The Trail of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1904.... New York & London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1926. xxix [1, blank], 377 [1, blank] pp. + xv [1, blank] 149 [1, blank] pp., 2 color frontispieces, maps (2 folding), many facsimiles and illustrations. 2 vols., 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Very good.
     Second edition, with an introduction by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh.

WILKINS, James F. An Artist on the Overland Trail: The 1849 Diary and Sketches of James F. Wilkins. 1968.

($400-600)

Sold. Hammer: $400.00; Price Realized: $490.00.

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