Copyright 2000-2015 by Dorothy Sloan-Rare Books Inc. for all materials on this site. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.
51. [MISSOURI]. Lot of 24 titles on local history (mostly 8vo, cloth and wrappers, very fine to good), including:
CRISSEY, W. E. Warrensburg, Mo.: A History with Folk Lore. N.p., 1924.
FORD, R. E. History of Scott County, Missouri. Oak Ridge, Missouri: Royal E. Ford, 1939.
HEMPHILL, E. M. Early Days in Dallas County. N.p., .
[MISSOURI]. History of Webster County... Commemorating the Celebration of Webster County’s Centennial. Seymour: Webster County Citizen, 1955.
[MISSOURI]. Marceline, Missouri: Its Industrial, Commercial and Social Interests Growth and Prosperity. Kansas City: Freeman Publishing Co., n.d.
[MISSOURI]. Results of County Planning, Jackson County, Missouri. Jackson County, Missouri, n.d.
WILLIAMS, James. Seventy-Five Years on the Border. Kansas City: Press of Standard Printing, 1912.
YEALY, Francis J. Sainte Genevieve: The Story of Missouri’s Oldest Settlement. Saint Genevieve: Bicentennial Historical Commission, 1935.
Plus 16 others.
52. [MISSOURI]. MISSOURI. Journal of the Missouri State Convention, Held at Jefferson City, July, 1861... [Bound with]: Proceedings of the Missouri State Convention, Held at Jefferson City, July, 1861. St. Louis: George Knapp, 1861. 36 + 136 pp. 2 vols. in one, 8vo, later purple cloth over original paper-covered boards. Small piece of lower right blank corner of title torn away (no loss of text).
First edition. Sabin 49599. Eberstadt 138:462: “The purpose of the convention was to consider the relations between Missouri and the Federal government.”
53. [MISSOURI]. MISSOURI. Laws of the State of Missouri, Revised and Digested by Authority of the General Assembly, with an Appendix. St. Louis: Printed by E[dward]. Charless for the State, 1825. viii, 486; [2, blank] vii -974 pp. Thick 8vo, original sheep with tan leather spine label. Binding worn, rubbed and dry. Mild to moderate foxing to text. Old ink notes on spine.
First edition of the first digest of all of the laws of Missouri. American Imprints 21482. WPA, American Imprints Inventory (Missouri) 73. This imprint was created by the firm of Charless, which began with Joseph Charless, who created the first Missouri imprint in 1808. With a background of printing experience in Pennsylvania and Kentucky (and earlier in his native Ireland), Charless established the first printing press west of the Mississippi River. Meriwether Lewis, Governor for the Territory of Louisiana, was instrumental in bringing Charless to St. Louis, the Territorial capital, and there Charless launched his weekly newspaper, the Missouri Gazette, on July 12, 1808 (see David Kaser, Joseph Charless, Printer in the Western Country, Philadelphia, 1963). These Laws were printed by Edward Charless, son of Joseph and successor in the Charless firm.
54. [MISSOURI]. MURPHY, J. W. Outlaws of the Fox River Country: Story of the Whiteford and Spencer Tragedies, the Assassination of Judge Richardson, the Execution of John Baird, and the Mobbing of W. J. Young. Hannibal: Hannibal Printing Company, 1882. 138 pp., frontispiece, engraved portraits and plates. 8vo, original yellow pictorial wrappers. Slight soiling and wear to fragile wraps. Scarce.
First edition. Adams, Guns 1181: “History of the outlaws of the Navoo country. The author, an Alexandria, Missouri, editor, was personally acquainted with many of the desperate characters in this chronicle.” Graff 2935. Howes M907: “Lurid narrative of midwestern crime, comparable to Bonney’s classic Banditti of the Prairies.”
55. [MISSOURI (ST. LOUIS)]. Lot of 15 titles (mostly bindings and formats vary, fine to good), including:
BILLON, F. L. Annals of St. Louis. St. Louis, 1886-1888. Plates. 2 vols., large 8vo, original dark brown cloth, covers of Vol. 1 detached. Howes B451.
DACUS, J. A. & James W. Buel. A Tour of St. Louis: Or, the Inside Life of a Great City. St. Louis: Western Publishing, 1878. Frontispiece portrait, numerous text illustrations. 8vo, later smooth brown calf over dark brown diced cloth. Other than minor wear to spinal extremities, very fine.
[DIRECTORY]. Green’s St. Louis Directory, for 1851. St. Louis: Charles & Hammond, 1850. Numerous pictorial ads (one folding and with map) 12mo, original sheep over printed boards. Spine worn and split, some staining to boards.
LYNCH, Tom. The Volunteer Fire Department of St. Louis, 1819-1859. Saint Louis: R. & T. A. Dennis, 1880. Frontispiece portrait. Large 8vo, original dark green cloth. Fine.
MUSICK, J. B. St. Louis as a Fortified Town. St. Louis: [R. F. Miller], 1941. Fine in red cloth.
ROTHENSTEINER, John. History of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Its Various Stages of Development from A. D. 1673 to A. D. 1928. St. Louis, 1928. Numerous illustrations. 2 vols., large 8vo, original cloth. Fine in slightly worn dust wrappers.
SCHARF, J. T. History of Saint Louis City and County. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everest & Co., 1883. Numerous plates. 2 vols., thick 4to, original purple cloth (rebacked, original spines preserved). Howes S146.
SHEPARD, E. H. The Early History of St. Louis and Missouri from Its First Exploration by White Men in 1673 to 1843. St. Louis: Southwestern Book & Publishing Co., 1870. 8vo, original brown cloth. Light shelf wear, else fine. Howes S387.
Plus 7 others.
56. [MISSISSIPPI VALLEY]. Lot of 8 titles, including:
ALBACH, James R. (compiler). Annals of the West: Embracing a Concise Account of Principal Events which Have Occurred in the Western States and Territories. Pittsburgh: W. S. Haven, 1857. 1016 pp., Thick 8vo, later brown buckram. Text with some waterstaining. Revised & enlarged edition. Later edition (first edition, Cincinnati, 1846, with 592 pp.) Howes P231. Contains sections on the California Gold Rush and the Migration to California.
MERRICK, George Byron. Old Times on the Upper Mississippi: The Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot from 1854 to 1863. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1909. Very fine in original blue cloth. Binding rubbed, some browning to text. Howes M539.
MILBURN, William Henry. Pioneers, Preachers and People of the Mississippi Valley. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1860. 8vo, original blue cloth. Eberstadt 115:707: “Life and observation in the South from 1829 onward.”
PETERSEN, William. J. Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi. The Water Way to Iowa. Some River History. Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1937. Binding with a bit of flecking, otherwise fine and bright. Fist edition. Howes P263.
[FILLEY, CHAUNCEY I.]. Public Services of Mr. Chauncey I. Filley of St. Louis, MO. On the Natural Developments of the Mississippi Valley. St. Louis: Slawson Printing, 1896. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers. Fragile wraps a bit worn.
ROTHERT, Otto A. The Outlaws of Cave-In-Rock. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1924. Adams, Guns 1908. Howes R466. Very fine in original maroon cloth.
ROZIER, Firmin A. History of the Early Settlement of the Mississippi Valley. St. Louis: G. A. Pierrot & Son, 1890. Frontispiece, plates. 8vo, original green cloth. Front hinge cracked and first few leaves loose. First edition. Howes R488.
WALKER, C. B. The Mississippi Valley, and Prehistoric Events. Burlington, Iowa: R. T. Root, 1880. 784 pp., 4 tinted lithographed plates and maps. Thick 8vo, original sheep. Binding loose and worn, interior sound, the plates and maps fine. Not in Howes.
57. [MISSISSIPPI VALLEY]. Lot of 29 titles (various formats and bindings, condition varies), including:
BECKWITH, Thomas. The Indian or Mound Builder. Cape Girardeau: Nalter Brothers, 1911. Very good in original red cloth.
FAWCETT, Joseph W. Journal of....Diary of his Trip in 1840 down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Gulf of Mexico and up the Atlantic Coast to Boston. Chillicothe, Ohio: David K. Webb, Private Press, 1944. 16mo, original black cloth over tan printed wrappers. Very fine. Not in Howes.
GOULD, E. W. Fifty Years on the Mississippi; or, Gould’s History of River Navigation. Columbus, Ohio: Long’s College Book Co., 1951. Very fine in d.j. Graff 1602. Howes G273.
LEWIS, Henry. The Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1967. Very fine in d.j. Howes L312.
RATHBONE, P. T. (editor). Mississippi Panorama. St. Louis: City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1950. Fine in d.j.
THOMAS, Lewis F. and J. C. WILD. Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated in a Series of Views. St. Louis: Joseph Garnier, 1948. 4to, original cloth. Very fine in box. Limited edition (number 213 of 300). Howes T178.
Plus 23 others.
58. [MISSISSIPPI VALLEY]. Lot of 3 titles, including:
FLINT, Timothy. The History and Geography of the Mississippi Valley. Cincinnati: E. H. Flint, 1833. 469; 310 pp. 2 vols. in one, 8vo, later black buckram. Foxed. Third edition. Howes F200.
FLINT, Timothy. Recollections of the Last Ten Years. Boston: Cummings, Hilliard & Co., 1826.  395 pp. 8vo, original three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, red leather spine label. Joints cracked, but covers holding strong. Intermittent light foxing. First edition. Graff 1359. Howes F204 & F210; Graff 1359.
KIRKPATRICK, John Ervin. Timothy Flint: Pioneer, Missionary, Author, Editor 1780-1840. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1911. Very fine in original maroon cloth.
59. [MISSISSIPPI VALLEY]. HOWARD, H. R. (editor). The History of Virgil A. Stewart, and his Adventure in Capturing and Exposing the Great “Western Land Pirate” and his Gang, in Connexion with the Evidence; Also of the Trials, Confessions, and Execution of a Number of Murrell’s Associates in the State of Mississippi during the Summer of 1835, and the Execution of Five Professional Gamblers by the Citizens of Vicksburg. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. 12mo, late nineteenth-century three-quarter green sheep over mottled boards. “Binding worn and upper cover detached. Contemporary ownership signature on title and 1905 Denver ownership signature and stamp on front flyleaf.
First edition. Adams, One-Fifty 73: “The earliest account of a detective’s experiences in bringing to justice the Murrell gang of outlaws”; Guns 1045: “Rare.” American Imprints 38118. Dykes, Rare Western Outlaw Books, pp. 29-30. Howes H700. Lamar, Reader’s Encyclopedia of the American West, pp. 783-4: “Murrell’s career was symptomatic of a banditti group so pervasive in the lower Mississippi Valley that citizens felt threatened, culturally and materially, by its existence and were increasingly obsessed with fears of a slave uprising.”
60. [MISSISSIPPI VALLEY]. MONETTE, John W. History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. xxiii  567 + xv  595  pp., 3 maps (2 double-page in full color), 4 plans, 2 plates. 2 vols., original full blind-embossed sheep, spine gilt with raised bands and black leather labels, a.e.g. Binding rubbed at joints and lower portion joint of Vol. 2 starting binding and edges, generally very fine, the maps excellent.
First edition. Field 1801. Howes M722. Larned 1183: “Standard work on the history of the Mississippi Valley...from the first Spanish discoveries of Florida to the admission of Texas into the Union.” Thompson 842: “A work of great value. Relation of the French and Spanish discovery of the Territory, and [their] association...with the Indians and their wars with the various tribes.” See Martin & Martin 31. A very important book for Texas collectors, containing a colonization map of Texas based on Bradford’s 1835 map. This map alone sold for $575 at our Auction 6.
61. [NORTHEAST]. Lot of 5 titles (8vo & folio, original bindings, fine to good), including:
DE HASS, Wills. History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia. Wheeling, 1851. 416 pp., 5 plates. 8vo, original dark brown gilt-pictorial cloth. Head of spine chipped, binding a bit light at top of upper cover, occasional mild foxing. Howes D223: “Valuable compilation based on reliable sources.” Sabin 19308.
DOW, George Francis & John Henry Edmunds. Pirates of the New England Coast 1630-1730. Salem: Marine Research Society, 1923. Howes D437. 8vo, original brick red cloth (slightly faded).
GREGG, Frank M. The Founding of a Nation as Told in the Journals of Francis Beaumont, Cavalier. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1915. 2 vols., original burgundy cloth, t.e.g. Fine set. Clark & Brunet 100: “Francis Beaumont, a creation of the author, is the vehicle through which the story of the Mayflower and Pilgrims is told.”
[MASSACHUSETTS]. A Full and Graphic Account of the Terrible Mill River Disaster, Caused by the Breaking of a Reservoir in Hampshire County, Mass., May 16, 1874. Springfield: George H. Wood, 1874. Plates. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers. Fragile wraps a bit worn, some staining.
Plus 3 others.
62. [NORTHEAST]. Lot of 27 titles (mostly 12mo and 8vo, mostly original bindings, condition varies), including:
DONALDSON, Alfred L. A History of the Adirondacks. New York: Century, 1921.
HAMILTON, Alexander. Hamilton’s Itinerarium. St. Louis: William K. Bixby, 1907. Dated presentation from publisher William K. Bixby to L. H. McKinnie (whose bookplate is on pastedown). Frontispiece portrait, folding map, plates facsimiles. Large 8vo, original three-quarter tan sheep over tan cloth boards. Binding with mild to moderate staining, interior very fine.
First edition (edition limited to 487 copies). Howes H125.
HUBBARD, J. Niles. Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha, or Red Jacket and His People 1750-1830. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1886. Handsome engraved frontispiece of Red Jacket. Small 4to, original purple cloth, printed paper spine label (rubbed).
Morrison’s Stranger’s Guide and Etiquette for Washington City and its Vicinity. Washington: W. H. & O. H. Morrison, 1864. Numerous plates and plans (some folding). 16mo, original brown embossed cloth. Contemporary owner’s notes on flyleaf. Ink stamp of a Denver bookseller on contents leaf. Overall fine. Fascinating content.
RICHARDS, H. M., et al. Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania: Clarence M. Busch, 1896. 2 vols.
Plus 22 others.
63. [NORTHEAST]. Lot of 18 titles (mostly 8vo, in original bindings, fine to fair), including:
MILBURN, William Henry. The Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-Bags, and Other Lectures. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857.
SAFFORD, William H. Life of Harman Blennerhassett. Chillicothe: Ely, Allen & Looker, 1850. Howes S13.
SEARIGHT, Thomas B. The Old Pike: A History of the National Road. Uniontown: Thomas B. Searight, 1894. Howes S257.
SHELTON, W. H. The Jumel Mansion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. Large 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Limited edition. Howes S382.
SMITH, W. H. (editor). The St. Clair Papers. The Life and Public Services of Arthur St. Clair. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1882. 2 vols., large 8vo, early three quarter dark purple morocco. William E. Connelley’s copy, with his bookplate. Howes S26.
Plus 13 others.
64. [SOUTH]. Lot of 48 titles (various formats, very fine to good), including:
[HOFFMAN, C. F.]. A Winter in the West, by a New Yorker. New York: Harper, 1835. 2 vols., 12mo, later full green smooth calf with red leather labels. Text waterstained.
First edition. Clark, Old South III:55. Howes H568.
JANES, Thos. P. A Manual of Georgia for the Use of Immigrants and Capitalists [title on upper cover]. [Atlanta: Jas. P. Harrison & Co.], 1878. [1, errata] 119 pp. 8vo, original brown cloth. Minor binding wear, else fine.
First edition. Not in Howes. RLIN indicates 5 locations (collation matches present copy).
NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA & ST. LOUIS RAILWAY. Winter in Dixie Land. Dixie Flyer. Chicago: Poole Bros., n.d. [ca. 1910]. Many maps and illustrations. Promotional in pictorial self-wrappers. Mild staining.
[NEW ORLEANS: VIEW BOOK]. New Orleans: the Crescent City from Late Photographs. Denver: Frank S. Thayer, n.d. (early twentieth century). Folding map, photographic illustrations. Oblong folio, original pictorial wrappers. Two tears to map.
NOLTE, Vincent. Fifty Years in Both Hemispheres, or, Reminiscences of the Life of a Former Merchant. New York: Redfield, 1854. 484 [8, ads] pp. 12mo, original brown cloth. Binding rubbed and with a few nicks. Clark, Travels in the Old South, II:161. Graff 3026. Howes N169. Second English edition.
OWEN, Mary Alicia. Voodoo Tales as Told Among the Negroes of the Southwest. New York & London: Putnam, 1893. Text illustrations. 8vo, original beige pictorial linen. Front hinge broken.
First American edition. BAL 11667 (for contribution by Charles Godfrey Leland).
PIERSON, Rev. Hamilton W. In the Brush: Old-time Social, Political, and Religious Life in the Southwest. New York: Appleton, 1881. iv, 321 [1, blank] [10, ads] pp., wood-engraved plates by W. L. Sheppard. 8vo, original blue pictorial cloth. Joints rubbed and with two small splits at top, spine extremities a little worn, interior fine. Author’s signed presentation copy to his niece.
First edition. Author mentions many rivers, 1 tributary of the Mississippi in reference to the Southwest. He says he has been to the Pacific Ocean. He describes how his ministry takes him to mountainous, rough country, perhaps the Alleghenies. As an outspoken abolitionist, he has run-ins with the KKK in the South and likely in states such as Kentucky, Tennessee & Missouri. “Brush” is always upper case.
[WILLIAMS, J. S.]. Old Times in West Tennessee...by a Descendant of one of the First Settlers. Memphis: W. G. Cheeney, 1873. 8vo, original dark teal cloth. Extremities chipped and some outer wear, internally very fine. First edition. Howes W472.
Plus 41 others.
65. [ARIZONA]. Lot of 14 titles, including:
BREAKENRIDGE, William M. Helldorado Bringing the Law to the Mesquite. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1928.
FORREST, Earle R. and Edwin B. Hill. Lone War Trail of Apache Kid. Pasadena: Trail’s End Pub. Co., . Deluxe edition, numbered and signed by both authors.
FORREST, Earle R. Arizona’s Dark and Bloody Ground. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., . Adams, Guns 747; Herd 823.
LOCKWOOD, Frank Cummins. Arizona Characters. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1928.
RICKARDS, Colin. Buckskin Frank Leslie Gunman of Tombstone. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1964.
Plus 9 others.
66. [ARIZONA]. Lot of 10 titles, including:
BRINCKERHOFF, Sidney B. & Odie B. Faulk. Lancers for the King: A Study of the Frontier Military System of Northern New Spain, with a Translation of the Royal Regulations of 1772. Phoenix: Arizona Historical Foundation, 1965.
GARCES, Francisco. A Record of Travels in Arizona and California 1775-1776. San Francisco: John Howell-Books, 1965. Limited edition. Designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy.
Plus 8 others.
67. [ARIZONA]. Lot of 7 titles, including:
CARTER, W. H. Old Army Sketches. Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1906.
DU BOIS, John Van Deusen. Campaigns in the West, 1856-1861 The Journal and Letters of Colonel John Van Deusen Du Bois with Pencil Sketches by Joseph Heger. Tucson: Arizona Pioneers Historical Society, 1949.
HOWARD, O. O. My Life and Experiences Among our Hostile Indians. Hartford: Worthington, .
Plus 4 others.
68. [ARIZONA]. Lot of 31 titles, including:
FARISH, Thomas Edwin. History of Arizona. Phoenix, . 4 vols. Howes F37.
HORNADAY, William T. Camp-fires on Desert and Lava. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909.
McCLINTOCK, James H. Mormon Settlement in Arizona: A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert. Phoenix, 1921.
SACKS, B. Be It Enacted: The Creation of the Territory of Arizona. Phoenix: Arizona Historical Foundation, 1964.
TERRELL, John Upton. War for the Colorado River. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1965. 2 vols.
Plus 26 others.
69. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 6 titles, including:
ALTER, J. Cecil (editor). Utah Historical Quarterly. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1943.
BOLTON, H. E. Pageant in the Wilderness. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1950.
BOLTON, H. E. Coronado on the Turquoise Trail, Knight of Pueblos and Plains. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1949. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 2f.
HARRIS, W. R. The Catholic Church in Utah. Salt Lake City: Intermountain Catholic Press, . Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 8e, “Dean Harris’ translation, pages 125-242 was the best available until the works of Auerbach and Bolton were published.”
KINO, Eusebio Francisco, S. J. Kino’s Historical Memoir of Pimeria Alta. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1948. 2 vols. in 1. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 4d.
Plus 1 other.
70. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:
BELL, William A. New Tracks in North America: A Journal of Travel and Adventure. New York: Scribner, Wilford & Co., 1869. 2 vols.
Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 25, “Contains one of the important documents in the White case, a lurid account of the raft journey, augmented by a ‘terrific’ picture, not from a photograph.” Cowan, p.45. Graff 246. Howes B330.
BELL, William A. New Tracks in North America: A Journal of Travel and Adventure. Albuquerque: Horn & Wallace, 1965. Reprint.
71. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON AND THE COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 11 titles, including:
BERTON, Francis. Voyage on the Colorado, 1878. Los Angeles: Dawson, 1953. Limited edition.
GRIFFIN, John Strother. A Doctor Comes to California: The Diary of John S. Griffin, Assistant Surgeon with Kearny’s Dragoons, 1846-1847. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1943.
Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 13: “General Kearny’s ‘Army of the West’ came down the Gila and crossed the Colorado in the fall of 1846. Dr. Griffin’s account is selected for present purposes in preference to the well known ‘Notes of a Military Reconnaissance’ by the then Lieutenant W. H. Emory.”
HILL, Joseph J. The History of Warner’s Ranch and Its Environs. Los Angeles, 1927.
Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 11a: “This book is included because of Chapters 6 and 7 in which are summarized the approaches to California by way of the Gila and the Colorado, a valuable contribution to a subject upon which information is scattered and obscure.” Cowan, p.280. Herd 1036 Howes H486.
IVES, Joseph C. Report Upon the Colorado River of the West. New York: Da Capo Press, 1969. Plains & Rockies IV:375n. Howes I94n.
PATTIE, James O. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1905. Becker 45. Howes P123. Rittenhouse 452.
SUMMERHAYES, Martha. Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1908.
Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 28a: “This is a choice book from many points of view, a welcome addition to a Colorado River library. There are lively descriptions of steamboat journeys, of life at an army post at Ehrenberg in 1875, and an adventure on the Little Colorado.”
Plus 5 others.
72. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 4 titles, including:
BIRNEY, Hoffman. Zealots of Zion. Philadelphia: Penn Publishing, .
Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 37: “Of particular importance because of the chapters on the migration to the San Juan and the amazing episode of ‘The-Hole-in-the-Rock.’”
LITTLE, James A. Jacob Hamblin, a Narrative of his Personal Experience as a Frontiersman, Missionary to the Indians and Explorer. Faith-Promoting, V. Salt Lake City: [Juvenile Instructor Office], 1881.
Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 32, “A source book for any study of Jacob Hamblin’s exploits on the Colorado River and on both sides of it in the years 1854-1886.” Howes L384. Graff 2511.
McCLINTOCK, James H. Mormon Settlement in Arizona: a Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert. Phoenix: N.p., 1921.
Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 35: “Important not only for the history of the Mormon settlements on or near the Colorado and its tributaries, but also for accounts of early crossings of the river at the Grand Wash, at the mouth of the Paria (Lees Ferry), and at the Crossing of the Fathers.”
MILLER, Albert E. The Immortal Pioneers: Founders of City of St. George, Utah. [St. George, Utah]: Albert E. Miller, 1946.
Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 36: “Supplement’s McClintock’s work (#35). Of special interest is the account of the Mormon pioneer boat trip, in 1867, from the Grand Wash through Boulder Canyon.”
73. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. BOLTON, H. E. Anza’s California Expeditions. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1930.  529 +  473 +  436 +  552 +  426 pp., 14 maps (many folding), 106 plates, 47 facsimiles. 5 vols., complete, 8vo, original navy cloth.
First edition. Cowan, p. 60. Edwards, p. 11. Hill, p. 29. Howell 50: 310. Howes B583: “Monumental work containing translations of the original MS. diaries of Anza, Díaz, Garcés, Font and Palóu, relating to the 1773 and 1774 expeditions and the founding of both Monterey and San Francisco.” Libros Californianos (Dawson-Howell and Hanna lists), pp. 37, 64: Bolton’s introductory volume is a brilliant presentation of the whole scene of Spain’s expansion in the New World.” Powell, California Classics, pp. 3-16. Southwestern Book Trails, p. 11: The greatest of all Bolton’s great works.” Weber, The California Missions, p. 9. “Juan Bautista de Anza was the foremost land explorer in Spanish California. With his expedition of 1774 he opened up the land route between the established settlements of Sonora and the new colonies of Alta California, and his expedition of 1776 brought overland the colonists who founded San Francisco. Anza’s accomplishments were not well understood and hence not appreciated until Bolton assembled all the diaries, journals, and correspondence of Anza and his associates in this publication. Incidentally, I agree with Bolton in his assertion that the Font long diary of the 1776 expedition contained herein is the greatest single diary of exploration in the history of Latin America.” – P. T. H. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Howes B583. Cowan, p.60.
74. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. BROWNE, J. Ross. Adventures in the Apache Country: A Tour through Arizona and Sonora, with Notes on the Silver Region of Nevada. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1869. 535  4 [ads] pp., 155 woodcut illustrations by author. 8vo, original green cloth. Some shelf wear.
First edition. Alliot, p. 40 (listing the English edition and a later NY edition). Edwards, pp. 24-5. Field 197. Graff 437. Howes B875. Paher 218. Rader 529. “A thoroughly delightful and informative travel narrative, characterized by what Edwards calls ‘the rich food Browne has heaped on Arizona’s table,’ and described by Paher as ‘among the all time great Nevada books.’ Browne, an Irishman by birth, had a varied career as a traveler, author, government servant (including a brief appointment as Minister to China) and reporter. He had a keen sense of humor as well as a sharp eye, and his narrative descriptions and sketches of the Southwest provide an invaluable historical record. Paher refers to the woodcuts in this volume as ‘priceless,’ remarking further that many of them are ‘the only representation of the people and places ever made’”--Richard B. Reed. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 26: “Worthy of note both for its descriptions of the Colorado Desert and Yuma and, more especially, for the introduction of a type of humor originated in Western literature by Derby (John Phoenix) and passed on by Browne to Mark Twain.”
75. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:
COUES, Elliott (editor). On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer: The Diary and Itinerary of Francisco Garces. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1900. 2 vols.
Limited edition. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 6: “Until a fresh translation appears, with annotations based on information not available to Coues, this work remains the chief source of information about Garces and his life and death on the Colorado.” Howes C801. Cowan, p.94.
GARCES, Francisco. A Record of Travels in Arizona and California 1775-1776. San Francisco: John Howell Books, 1965.
76. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:
DELLENBAUGH, Frederick S. The Romance of the Colorado River. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Knickerbocker Press, 1906.
DELLENBAUGH, Frederick S. A Canyon Voyage. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Knickerbocker Press, 1908. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 45a: “Dellenbaugh, then 17, was a member of the party. The excellent illustrations are from the author’s sketches and from photographs by Beaman. An unusually attractive book.”
77. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 6 titles, including:
Glimpses of the Grand Canon of the Colorado. Denver: Frank S. Thayer, n.d. Color views. Wraps.
Plus 5 others.
78. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 9 titles, including:
LINGENFELTER, Richard E. First through the Grand Canyon. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1958. Limited edition.
JAMES, George Wharton. In & Around the Grand Canyon: The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1900. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 64a: “Because so much of the book records personal experiences it has special historical value and is in many respects one of the best of the Grand Canyon books.”
KIPP, J. B. The Colorado River. Los Angeles: Muir Dawson, 1950. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 40: “One of the earliest accounts of White’s raft voyage.” 180 copies printed.
LOCKWOOD, Frank Cummins. Pioneer Days in Arizona, from the Spanish Occupation to Statehood. New York: Macmillan Co., 1932. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 114, “A good review of early history of the Colorado and the Gila.” Adams, Herd 1343; Guns 1351. Howes L417.
STONE, Julius F. Canyon Country: The Romance of a Drop of Water and a Grain of Sand. New York: G. P. Putnams’s Sons, 1932. First edition. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 52: “A detailed circumstantial diary of a boat trip made in 1909 all the way from Green River, Wyoming, to Needles, California. Stone was fortunate in having with him Nathaniel T. Galloway, one of the greatest of Colorado River boatmen.”
SYKES, Godfrey. A Westerly Trend, Being a Veracious Chronicle of More than Sixty Years of Joyous Wanderings, Mainly in Search of Space and Sunshine. Tucson: Arizona Pioneers Hist. Society, 1944. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 93: “There is a good deal here and there about the lower portion of the river.” Adams, Herd 2226.
Plus 3 others.
79. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. PALMER, Wm. J. Report of Surveys Across the Continent in 1867-’68. On the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-second Parallels. for a Route Extending the Kansas Pacific Railway to the Pacific Ocean at San Francisco and San Diego. Philadelphia: W. B. Selheimer, 1869. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 24: “The comprehensive map on which a marked improvement is shown in plotting the course of the river and on which ‘Grand Canyon’ appears for the first time as a place name. Further distinction in that a few copies are known in which there are twenty plates from photographs, notably, in State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver, and in the Huntington Library.”
80. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. SITGREAVES, L. Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers. Washington: Robert Armstrong (SED 59), 1853. 198 pp., 78 (of 79, lacking one botany plate) lithographed plates (some toned, one folding), large folding map. 8vo, original dark brown blind-stamped cloth. Ink stamp of The Belcher Library of Gaysville on pastedown, engraved booklabel of William G. Belcher on flyleaf, ink ownership inscsription on title. Some shelf wear, plates and maps fine.
First edition. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 16: “The plates and map by R. H. Kern are important in the development of knowledge of the region.” Graff 3809. Howes S521. Plains & Rockies IV: 230:1: “The expedition consisted of Sitgreaves, Lieutentant J. G. Parke, Dr. S. W. Woodhouse, R. H. Kern, with Major H. L. Kendrick in command of the escort and Antoine Leroux as guide. The group left Santo Domingo, New Mexico, on August 1, 1851, stopped at Zuni in September, and arrived at San Diego on November 30. Wheat discusses the route of the Sitgreaves expedition and highly praises the map, calling it ‘a monumental achievement....generally correct and...exceedingly well done.” Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 763.
81. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & THE COLORADO RIVER)]. WAGNER, Henry R. Spanish Voyages to the Northwest Coast of America in the Sixteenth Century. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1929. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 1: “Wagner’s translation of the Ulloa narrative is the best available account of the discovery of the mouth of the Colorado River.” Howes W11.
82. [ARIZONA (GRAND CANYON & COLORADO RIVER)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:
WHIPPLE, A. W. Report. Lieutenant Whipple’s Expedition from San Diego to the Colorado. [Washington], 1851. Howes W339. Plains & Rockies IV:207a.
WHIPPLE, A. W. The Whipple Report: Journal of an Expedition from San Diego, California, to the Rio Colorado, from Sept. 11 to Dec. 11, 1849. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1961. Limited edition.
83. [ARIZONA (LOCAL HISTORY)]. Lot of 10 titles, including:
BURNS, Walter Noble. Tombstone: An Iliad of the Southwest. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1927.
CLUM, John P. It All Happened in Tombstone. Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1965. Limited edition. Adams, Guns 445.
MacDONALD, Eleanor Davenport & John Brown Arrington. San Juan Basin: My Kingdom Was a County. Denver: Green Mountain Press, .
MARTIN, Douglas D. Yuma Crossing. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1954.
WALTERS, Lorenzo D. Tombstone’s Yesterday. Tucson: Acme Printing Co., 1928. Howes W73. Adams, Guns 2300.
Plus 5 others.
84. [ARIZONA (NATIVE AMERICANS)]. Lot of 28 titles, including:
Among the Pimas; or the Mission to the Pima and Maricopa Indians. Albany: The Ladies’ Union Mission School Association, 1893.
CUSHING, Frank H. The Nation of the Willows. Flagstaff: Northland Press, . Limited edition. Reprinted from two 1882 issues of the Atlantic Monthly.
DAVIS, Britton. The Truth about Geronimo. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1929. Rader 1966.
DORSEY, George A. Indians of the Southwest. N.p.: Passenger Dept. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System, 1903.
HODGE, F. W. Prehistoric Irrigation in Arizona. [Washington: Judd & Detweiler, 1893].
HODGE, Gene Meany. The Kachinas are Coming: Pueblo Indian Kachina Dolls with Related Folktales. Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1967. Facsimile edition.
HOUGH, Walter. The Moki Snake Dance. [Santa Fe]: Passenger Dept., Santa Fe Route, 1899.
LOCKWOOD, Frank C. The Apache Indians. New York: Macmillan Company, 1938. Howes L415.
MATTHEWS, Washington. Navaho Legends. Boston: American Folk-Lore Society, 1897. Howes M427.
PINKLEY, Edna Townsley. Casa Grande: The Greatest Valley Pueblo of Arizona. N.p.: Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, 1926.
PINART, Alphonse. Journey to Arizona in 1876. Los Angeles: The Zamorano Club, 1962.
Plus 17 others.
85. [ARIZONA (NATIVE AMERICANS)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:
BOURKE, John G. The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona Being a Narrative of a Journey from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Villages of the Moqui Indians of Arizona. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1884. xvi  371 pp., 33 lithographed plates (17 colored, one folding). 8vo, original green gilt pictorial cloth. First edition. Aliot, p. 36. Bennett, American 19th Century Color Plate Books, p. 16. Graff 368. Howes B655. Saunders 1471. This outstanding ethnological work, which Dobie called “the pioneer work on the subject,” remains unsurpassed both in content and illustration of the ancient snake dance of the Moqui Indians. “One of the last in the tradition of humanist-scientific military officers who recorded the American West, Bourke’s historical work is vivid, observant, and humorous, and his ethnological studies remain invaluable to modern scholars” (Lamar). A very scarce Southwestern color plate book.
HAYES, Jess G. Apache Vengeance. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1954. xviii  185 pp. 12mo, original blue cloth.
86. [ARIZONA (RANCHING)]. Lot of 9 titles, including:
BARNES, Will C. Apaches & Longhorns; the Reminiscences of Will C. Barnes. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1941. Adams, Herd 208: Guns 142.
HISLOP, Herbert R. An Englishman’s Arizona: The Ranching Letters of Herbert R. Hislop 1876-1878. Tucson: [Carl Hertzog] The Overland Press, 1965. xxii  74  pp., frontispiece plates, photographic and portrait plates, illustrations by Hazel Fontana, endpaper maps. 8vo, original half olive over green cloth with printed label on front cover, spine gilt-lettered. First edition, limited edition (510 copies printed). Lowman 193. Reese Six Score 57: “An excellent picture of Arizona ranching in the late 1870’s. Hislop provides another Englishman’s view of the ranching industry.”
HORN, Tom. Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter. Denver: Louthan Book Company, . Graff 1957. Adams, Herd 1066; Guns 1033.
LOCKWOOD, Frank C. With Padre Kino on the Trail. Tucson: University of Arizona, 1934.
WAGONER, Junior Jean. History of the Cattle Industry in Southern Arizona, 1540-1940. Tucson: University of Arizona, 1952. University of Arizona Bulletin, Social Science Bulletin, no. 20. Adams, Herd 2417.
Plus 4 others.
87. [CALIFORNIA (BIBLIOGRAPHY)]. Lot of 8 titles, including:
BAIRD, Joseph Armstrong. California’s Pictorial Lettersheets. San Francisco: David Magee, 1967.
HANNA, Phil Townsend. Libros Californianos: or Five Feet of California Books. Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1958. Revised, enlarged edition.
Plus 6 others.
88. [CALIFORNIA]. BECKER, Robert H. Designs on the Land: Diseños of California Ranchos of Their Makers. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1969.  pp., 65 colored maps. Oblong folio, original tan suede over brown cloth. Mint.
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Reese, Six Score 9: “This book depicts contemporary maps of ranchos in California from the Mexican period. A beautiful book, designed by the Grabhorns and printed in an edition of 500.”
89. [CALIFORNIA]. Lot of 21 titles, including:
BIDWELL, John. Journey to California. San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1937.
Life and Adventures of George Nidever: [1802-1883]. Berkeley: 1937.
DRESSLER, Albert. California’s Pioneer Mountaineer of Rabbit Creek, John Thomas Mason. Campbell, California: Westerner Publishers, 1930.
GRAVES, Jackson A. My Seventy Years in California: 1857-1927. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1929. xvii  478 pp., frontispiece portrait, 17 plates. 8vo, original gilt-lettered navy blue cloth. Occasional foxing (primarily to fore-edges), some staining (mostly affecting lower cover). Author’s signed presentation copy to R. D. Henson.
First edition. Cowan, p. 247. Howell 50:498: “The author came to California in 1857 by ship, and after eighteen years in Marysville and San Francisco moved to Los Angeles, where he lived until the publication of this book. He describes turn-of-the-century life in Los Angeles, commenting on hunting clubs, the legal profession, the Chinese, the political bosses, and the Oil Boom.” Rocq 3857.
HAMILTON, W. T. My Sixty Years on the Plains. New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Co., 1905.
KELLY, Charles & Maurice L. Howe. Miles Goodyear: First Citizen of Utah. Salt Lake City: Western Printing Company, 1937. Limited edition (350 numbered copies).
SKINNER, Emory Fiske. Reminiscences. Chicago: Vestal Printing Co., 1908.
THOMPSON, William. Reminiscences of a Pioneer. San Francisco, 1912.
Plus 13 others.
90. [CALIFORNIA]. Lot of 50 titles, including:
DERBY, George H. Topographical Reports of Lieutenant George H. Derby. N.p., n.d.
GLOVER, William. Mormons in California. Los Angeles: Dawson, 1954. Limited edition.
JOHNSON, Kenneth M. Aerial California. Los Angeles: Dawson, 1961.
MORGAN, Dale (editor). Overland in 1846: Diaries and Letters of the California-Oregon Trail. Georgetown, California: Talisman Press, 1963. 2 vols.
NASATIR, Abraham P. French Activities in California: An Archival Calendar-Guide. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1945.
Santa Catalina Island: A Descriptive View Book in Colors. N.p., n.d.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC. Lake Tahoe California. San Francisco, n.d. Timetables.
TAMMEN, H. H. Shasta Route: On the Road of a Thousand Wonders. Los Angeles: H. H. Tammen Co., n.d.
YOUNG, John. Journalism in California. San Francisco: Chronicle Publishing Co., 1915.
Plus 41 others.
91. [CALIFORNIA]. Lot of 26 titles, including:
NUNIS, Doyce B. (editor). Hudson’s Bay Company’s First Fur Brigade to the Sacramento Valley. N.p., 1968.
NUNIS, Doyce B. Andrew Sublette: Rocky Mountain Prince 1813-1853. Los Angeles: Dawson, 1960.
SIMPSON, Sir George. Narrative of a Voyage to California Ports in 1841-42. San Francisco: Thomas C. Russell, 1930. Limited edition. Edited by Thomas C. Russell.
Plus 23 others.
92. [CALIFORNIA]. OMEGA HYDRAULIC GOLD GRAVEL MINE AND DITCH PROPERTY. Memorandum. Omega Hydraulic Gold Gravel Mine and Ditch Property, Nevada County, California. London: Chiswick Press, 1871. 14 pp. 8vo, original drab grey printed wrappers. Creased where formerly folded, else fine. First edition. Not in Rocq or Cowan. The Company operations were located on the south bank of the South Yuba River, in Nevada County, fifteen miles from the Central Pacific Railroad and about twenty miles east of Nevada City. Good detail on the history and technology of mining in the area.
93. [CALIFORNIA]. Lot of 22 titles, including:
WILLIAMS, Mary Floyd. History of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1851. Berkeley: Univ. of Calif. Press, 1921. Fine in original blue cloth.
Plus 21 others.
94. [CALIFORNIA (DESERT)]. Lot of 7 titles, including:
BAILEY, Paul. For This My Glory: A Story of a Mormon Life. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, . Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 16: “Fictionalized account of the famous Mormon Battalion in its notable desert trek.”
BAILEY, Paul. Sam Brannan and the California Mormons. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, . Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 177: “History of the Mormons in San Bernardino, and the activities of the Mormon Battalion.”
GOLDER, Frank Alfred. The March of the Mormon Battalion from Council Bluffs to California. New York: Century, . Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 95. Rittenhouse 245.
ROBERTS, B. H. Mormon Battalion: Its History and Achievements. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1919. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 211.
TYLER, Sergeant Daniel. A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War 1846-1847. N.p., 1881. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 239: “Details the sufferings of the men of the Battalion.”
Plus 1 other.
95. [CALIFORNIA (DESERT)]. BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco: The History Co., 1888. 39 vols. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 19: “Whether it be desert, mountain, lake or river, Bancroft describes it. No important character or event escapes his scrutiny. Any listing of desert material dares not omit the inclusion of Bancroft without impairing its effectiveness as a medium of reference.”
96. [CALIFORNIA (DESERT)]. Lot of 7 titles, including:
BELDEN, L. Burr. Death Valley Heroine, and Source Accounts of the 1849 Travelers. San Bernardino: Inland Printing and Engraving, . Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 23: “This excellent book afford[s] the reader a condensed account of the Death Valley venture of 1849.”
BELDEN, L. Burr. Goodbye, Death Valley!: The 1849 Jayhawker Escape. Palm Desert, California: Death Valley ’49ers, . Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 24: “Belden has authored two of the relatively few outstanding books to be written thus far on the subject of Death Valley. The instant item is one of them; his ‘Death Valley Heroine’ is the other.”
MANLY, William Lewis. Death Valley in ’49: Important Chapter of California Pioneer History. San Jose, Calif.: Pacific Tree and Vine Co., 1894. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 162-63: “The student of Death Valley literature will do well to fraternize with his Manly before proceeding to any other item on Death Valley. Not only will it give him perspective in his initial approach on the subject; it will afford premise for a surer interpretation of those inter-related events and emotional patterns associated with the Death Valley incident.” Cowan, p. 412. Graff 2675. Howes M255.
MANLY, William Lewis. Death Valley in ’49: An Important Chapter of California Pioneer History. New York: Wallace Hebberd, .
MANLY, William Lewis. Jayhawkers’ Oath and Other Sketches. Los Angeles: Warren F. Lewis, 1949. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 163: “[Reprints] from The Pioneer, published at San Jose from 1877 to 1904, about fifty short articles written by William Lewis Manly.”
SNELL, George. And - If Man Triumph. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1938. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 226: “The author endeavors to fictionalize the actual experiences of the Manly-Bennett Death Valley party of 1849. The result is a fresh and spirited novel.”
Plus 1 other.
97. [CALIFORNIA (DESERT)]. Lot of 3 titles, including:
BELL, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger or Early Times in Southern California. Los Angeles: Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, 1881. Powell, Land of Fact 2: “Earliest Los Angeles classic, picturing a frontier town, now again in our time infamous for its violence.” Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 25-26: “Gives Bell’s account of ‘The Great Colorado Desert,’ ‘The Desert to be Filled with Water,’ ‘The Widney Sea,’ and ‘The Ship of the Desert.’ In this chapter we find the author’s poem, ‘La Jornada de Muerte.’ Ch. 30 contains the interesting legend of the lost city of Mojave; also, Bell’s notable old poem, ‘The Phantom City.’”
CLEMENS, Samuel L. Roughing It by Mark Twain. Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing Co., 1872. viii -591 [1, ad] pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, plates, numerous text illustrations. 8vo, original gilt pictorial black cloth. Rough condition.
First American edition, with the ad on p. 592 and p. 242 with lines 20-21 reading “premises--said he / was occupying his” (Blanck notes that State A probably came first). Adams, Guns 443. BAL 3337. Cowan, p. 130. Graff 762. Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators 1289. Hill, pp. 377-78. Howell 50:378. Howes C481: “Valuable as an autobiographical chapter in the author’s life and as a vivid portrayal of Nevada mining life in the ’60s.” Johnson, pp. 13-16. Libros Californianos, p. 66. Paher 350: “This is one of Nevada’s all time books.” Powell, California Classics, pp. 92-102. Wright II:554. “A rambling reminiscence of the author’s journey by overland stage from Missouri to Nevada, together with his sojourns in the latter state, California, and the Hawaiian Islands, in the course of which a projected trip of three months lengthened to one of seven years. The author’s delightful humor has taken in its stride “the eternal Spring of San Francisco,” “the deathless Summer of the Sacramento Valley,” Twain’s literary labors for the Golden Era and the Californian, “pocket mining” in old Tuolumne, and has endeared him to all confirmed Californians with perhaps the finest and certainly one of the best known descriptions of Mono Lake.”—Leslie E. Bliss.
MAJORS, Alexander. Seventy Years on the Frontier: Alexander Majors’ Memoirs of a Lifetime on the Border...edited by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1893. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 161-62: “One of the very early accounts of Death Valley.”
98. [CALIFORNIA (DESERT)]. Lot of 13 titles, including:
BELL, William A. New Tracks in North America: A Journal of Travel and Adventure. Albuquerque: Horn and Wallace, 1965. 2 vols. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 272.
[HAYES, Benjamin]. Pioneer Notes From the Diaries of Judge Benjamin Hayes 1849-1875. Los Angeles: [privately printed], 1929. Adams, Guns 952. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 110: “Impressive description of Warner’s Ranch, Agua Caliente and Temecula.” Cowan, p. 271.
BREWERTON, George D. Ride With Kit Carson Across the Great American Desert and Through the Rocky Mountains. Palo Alto: Lewis Osborne, 1969. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 33: “The route over the California desert was from the crossing of Cajon Pass Northeast over the Mojave. Ch. 2 – ‘From the Mojave to the Archilette’ is rich in desert interest.”
FOWLER, Harlan D. Camels to California. Stanford: Stanford University Press, . xi  93  pp., plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original tan illustrated cloth. Fine in d.j. with minor tearing and ink-stamped date. Edwards, Desert Voices, p. 61; Enduring Desert, p. 88: “The singular episode of the camels in America is closely associated with California’s desert history.”
GRAVES, Jackson A. California Memories: 1857 1930. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1930. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 97: “Ch. 37 relates to Death Valley; and Ch. 27 contains appropriate material under the caption ‘Touring to the Owens River Valley.’”
LESLEY, Burt Lewis (editor). Uncle Sam’s Camels: The Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 155-56: “Included is the Journal of May Humphreys Stacey and the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale. Singular and awe-inspiring are the weird tales that emerge from out the heart of desert land.”
NEWMARK, Harris. Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1926. Second, revised Edition. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 88: “The singular episode of the camels in America is closely associated with California’s desert history.” Powell, Land of Fact 20: “Los Angeles’ most basic book--gathering of history, biography, and anecdote.”
Plus 6 others.
99. [CALIFORNIA (DESERT)]. Lot of 6 titles, including:
BIEBER, Ralph P. (editor). Southern Trails to California in 1849. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1937. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 27-28: “The section on the John E. Durivage ‘Letters and Journal’ is the book’s most important contribution to the source records of overland travel via the southern route.” Edited by Ralph P. Bieber.
BANDEL, Eugene. Frontier Life in the Army, 1854-1861. Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark, 1932. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 19: “California desert interest centers in his letters relating to the Mojave Expedition and the encampment in Southern California.” Translated by Olga Bandel and Richard Jente. Rittenhouse 20.
COOKE, Philip St. George, William H. C. Whiting & Francois X. Aubry. Exploring Southwestern Trails, 1846-1854. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1938. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 27. Rittenhouse 47.
YOUNG, Otis E. The West of Philip St. George Cooke, 1809-1895. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1955. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 54.
Plus 2 others.
100. [CALIFORNIA (DESERT)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:
BOLTON, H. E. Anza’s California Expeditions. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1930. 5 vols. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 11: “Captain Anza first crossed the Imperial Valley in 1774.”
[PORTOLÁ, Gaspar de]. Noticias de California. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1958.
|<Back to Table of Contents||Home||<View previous group of lots||View next group of lots>|