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Auction 11, Cartography
Rarities

Items 201-225

201. MATTHEWS, Sallie Reynolds. Interwoven, a Pioneer Chronicle. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1936. x [2] 234 pp., frontispiece portrait of author and her husband. 8vo, original tan cloth. Fine in acetate d.j. Signed by seven members of the family, with presentation inscription to Carl Hertzog signed by Watt R. Matthews.
        First edition. Adams, Herd 1454. Basic Texas Books 139. Campbell, p. 93. Dobie, p. 62: "More than any other ranch chronicle that I know, [it] reveals the family life of the old-time ranchers." Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 6n. Dykes, Western High Spots, pp. 80 & 103. Green, The Fifty Best Books on Texas 21. Howes M426. Reese, Six Score 78: "One of the best portraits of ranch life from a woman's point of view." A basic source on the history and customs of the West Texas frontier during the pioneer period, sensitively and honestly written.
($1,000-1,500)

 

 

ONE OF THE RAREST BOOKS ON THE TEXAS OIL INDUSTRY

202. McBETH, Reid Sayers. Pioneering the Gulf Coast: A Story of the Life and Accomplishments of Capt. Anthony F. Lucas. [Beaumont]: Published by the author, ca. 1915. 80 pp., 21 photographic illustrations (including frontispiece portrait), 3 maps, log record of the Lucas Gusher, text illustrations and diagrams. 8vo, original brown boards. Fine. The Smithsonian and Library of Congress copyright duplicate with their ink stamps on front free endpaper and title verso.
        First edition of one of the rarest book on the Texas oil industry, the full story of the Lucas gusher at Spindletop. Clark, Chronological History of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries (1901): "January 10-The liquid fuel age born when the famous Lucas Gusher comes in at Spindletop, south of Beaumont, Texas, flowing 100,000 barrels per day.... It is the first discovery of oil on the prolific salt dome structures of the Gulf Coast." Swanson, A Century of Oil and Gas in Books, p. 38: "Life and work of Captain Anthony F. Lucas, discoverer of Spindletop field"; p. 175: "Discovery and development of Spindletop oilfield, salt and sulphur exploration and production; use of rotary drill at Spindletop, development and use of valve to check back-pressure and addition of mud to drilling fluid." Blue pencil lines have been marked through several poems inspired by the oil discovery, as though someone thoroughly disapproved of these poetical "masterpieces," one entitled "The Lucas Gusher March Song." Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
($250-500)

 

 

"ADVENTURES IN TEXAS, CHIEFLY IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1840"

203. McCALLA, W. L. Adventures in Texas, Chiefly in the Spring and Summer of 1840, with a Discussion of Comparative Character, Political, Religious and Moral, Accompanied by an Appendix, Containing an Humble Attempt to Aid in Establishing and Conducting Literary and Ecclesiastical Institutions with Consistency and Prosperity, upon the Good Old Foundation of the Favour of God Our Saviour. Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, 1841. 8, 13-199 pp. (irregular pagination, but complete). 16mo, original dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered on upper cover. Slight shelf wear, front pastedown abraded where bookplate was removed, very mild foxing.
        First edition. American Imprints 3207. Clark, Old South III:209. Eberstadt, Texas 162:507: "McCalla includes a narrative of his journey by sea to Galveston, then to Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Goliad, with generally favorable observations on the country." Graff 2575: "The author, a Presbyterian clergyman, was favorably impressed by Texas." Howes M34. Rader 2275. Raines, p. 142. Streeter 1387: "Rather unfavorable observations on Texas.... One of the items in the Appendix is Proposed Charter of Galveston University." Vandale 107. The article on McCalla in the Dictionary of American Biography characterizes him as "Presbyterian clergyman, controversialist."
($1,500-3,000)

 

204. McCORMICK, Richard C. Arizona: Its Resources and Prospects. A Letter to the Editor of the New York Tribune.... New York: Van Nostrand, 1865. 22 pp., folding map of Arizona with parts of the Californias, Nevada, Utah, and Sonora. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers with seal of the Territory of Arizona. Tiny chip at lower corner of front wrapper and first leaves, else fine (map very fine), in folding cloth case with gilt morocco label.
        First edition. Bradford 3134. Graff 2583. Howes M65. Plains & Rockies IV:419. Detailed promotional for the development of Arizona Territory, with information on resources, counties, and Native American tribes. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
($50-100)

 

205. McKENNEY, Thomas L. Kee-She-Waa. A Fox Warrior. Philadelphia: Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1843. Hand-colored lithographic print, 43 x 30.4 cm (16-7/8 x 12 inches). Moderately browned, otherwise very good. Matted, under glass, wooden frame.
        From Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall, History of the Indian Tribes of North America (the Folio Edition-Philadelphia, 1836-38, 1844). The book was embellished with 120 portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War at Washington. Bennett, American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books, p. 79. Howes M129: "Mostly the work of King, these are the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed.... The original oil paintings of which the plates were copies were all destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire." Many of the prints were after paintings by Charles Bird King.
($400-800)

 

206. McKENNEY, Thomas L. Memoirs, Official and Personal, with Sketches of Travels among the Northern and Southern Indians.... New York: Paine and Burgess, 1846. viii, [17]-340; vi [9]-136 [2] pp., 15 plates (including 2 frontispieces, 1 in color), all but 3 by F. O. C. Darle, errata slip tipped in. 2 vols. in 1, 8vo, original black blind-stamped cloth, spine extra gilt. Light to moderate foxing to text (the plates are virtually free of foxing).
        First edition, first issue. Clark, Old South III:70: "Contains an account of a trip in September and October, 1827.... He traveled by steamboat from St. Louis to Memphis, thence overland into northern Mississippi where he held a council with the Chickasaws, through the Choctaw country, and back to Washington by way of Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, and Augusta. Has a good description of the currents, snags, sawyers, and other obstructions to navigation in the Mississippi River; also some descriptive material relating to the Indians in general and to some particular chiefs." Field 993. Gilcrease-Hargrett, p. 376. Graff 2628. Howes M130. Hubach, p. 63. Howes and Graff call for fewer plates. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
($250-500)

 

207. McKINNEY, Thomas F. Autograph letter, signed, written to Sam Houston, dated at Galveston on December 3, 1841. 3 pp., integral address. Fine condition, excellent content.
        McKinney, pioneer colonist and one of the founders of Galveston, warns Sam Houston against his intention to appoint P. Edmunds as Texian consul at New Orleans, in part because Edmunds has engaged in forgery (a pastime that has remained a favorite with Texans). "His general reputation in the U. States will be a stain upon your country's character which is already low enough God knows." Earlier, McKinney himself had petitioned Houston for the consulate appointment.
($500-1,000)

 

208. MERCER, A. S. The Banditti of the Plains or the Cattlemen's Invasion of Wyoming in 1892 [The Crowning Infamy of the Ages]. [Cheyenne, 1894]. [4] 139 pp., 5 engraved illustrations, 6 portraits, 1 map. 8vo, later black cloth. Title and preface leaf abraded and repaired. Bookplate of Albert E. Hilton on preface.
        First edition. Adams, Guns 1478: "The first edition of this book is one of the rarities of western Americana. It had a tempestuous history. Immediately after it was printed, the Wyoming cattlemen objected to having their activities thus exposed, and in the course of a libel suit the entire issue was impounded by a local court and ordered destroyed"; Herd 1474; One-Fifty 103. Campbell 101:65. Dykes, Western High Spots, pp. 7, 80: "The classic of the Johnson County (Wyoming War)." Graff 2750. Howes M522: "Basic authority on the Johnson County War [between big cattle interests, supported by Wyoming officials, and independent ranchers]. Most copies burned by interested authorities; others bought up and destroyed by individuals whose relatives were unfavorably mentioned." King, Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup, p. 17: "Includes an account of the hanging of 'Cattle Kate,' who was accused of rustling cattle in Wyoming." Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country, p. 21. Reese, Six Score 79: "The book is usually listed as being published in Cheyenne; however, both of Mercer's children maintain that it was printed in Denver.... Mr. Fred Rosenstock, the well-known Denver bookseller, stated to me that he believed the book to be published in Denver." Streeter Sale 2385. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
($1,000-2,000)

 

SIGNED BY SAM HOUSTON, THOMAS RUSK, THOMAS HART BENTON AND OTHER NOTABLES.

209. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. HOUSTON, Samuel, Thomas H. Benton, Thomas J. Rusk, et al. Manuscript letter, signed by Houston, Rusk, Benton, and 13 others. Addressed to the president, dated February 2, 1847. 1 p., folio, with 3 of the signatures on verso. Creased where folded, a few ink smears, otherwise very good.
        The letter recommends Charles F. Vernon of Kentucky "for appointment as an officer in one of the...Regiments about to be raised for the War with Mexico.... We believe that he is well quallified [sic] for a Captaincy, but in his anxiety to obtain a station in the Army we suppose he would be pleased to accept a Lieutenancy." Signed by William Thomasson, Joshua Bell, John Tibbitts, Andrew Trumbo, J. J. Crittenden, Garret David, John P. Martin, Henry Grider, and Bryan R. Young, all then representatives in Congress from Kentucky; Edward A. Hannegan, senator from Indiana; Sam Houston and Thomas J. Rusk, then senators from Texas; Stephen A. Douglas from Illinois; and Thomas H. Benton, then senator from Missouri. Sam Houston was the first president of the Republic of Texas, a member of the Texas congress, then again president, and later governor of the state of Texas. Thomas Rusk was a delegate to the convention that declared Texas Independence in 1835, the first secretary of war of the new Republic of Texas, a member of its second Congress, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and president of the convention that confirmed the annexation of Texas to the U.S. in 1845. Stephen Douglas went on to defeat Abraham Lincoln in a bid for the Senate in 1847 and ran for the presidency in 1852 and 1856. John J. Crittenden served as attorney general under the Harrison and Fillmore, and also as governor of Kentucky. Benton was influential in western exploration, especially that of John Frémont, whose wife Jesse was Benton's daughter. Joshua Bell became secretary of state of Kentucky in 1849 and was a commissioner to the peace convention of 1861 in Washington, which was an attempt to avoid impending war.
($4,000-6,000)

 

SANTA ANNA ENTICES U.S. SOLDIERS TO DESERT

210. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. MEXICO (Republic). PRESIDENT (Antonio López de Santa Anna). The President of the Mexican Republic to the Troops Engaged in the Army of the United States of America. The circumstances of war have brought you to the beautiful valley of Mexico; in the midst of a wealthy and fertile country. The American Governement [sic] engaged you to fight against a country from which you have received no harm.... In the name of the Nation I represent, and whose authority I exercise, I offer you a reward, if deserting the American standard you present yourselves like friends to a nation that offers you rich fields and large tracts of land, which being cultivated by your industry, shall crown you with happiness and convenience.... General Quarters in the Peñon, August 15, 1847. 1 p., small 4to. Slightly foxed, generally very fine.
        First printing of rare, colorful, and ephemeral Santa Anna leaflet with good exhibit potential and an interesting printing history (probably printed on a portable Mexican army printing press). Garrett, Mexican-American War, p. 479. Streeter Sale I:265. Not in Graff, Howes, Palau, and other standard references. Santa Anna appeals to U.S. troops to desert and join the Mexican cause, offering rich property as an inducement and stating that "the Mexican Nation only look upon you as some deceived foreigners and hereby stretch out to you a friendly hand [and] offer to you the felicity and fertility of their territory." U.S. soldiers are invited to apply directly to Santa Anna.
($1,500-3,000)

 

 

BANDO ISSUE OF "ONE OF FUNDAMENTAL LAWS RELATING TO TEXAS"—STREETER

211. MEXICO (Empire). LAWS. (January 4, 1823). [Decree of the Junta Nacional Instituyente, passed January 3, 1823, approved by Iturbide on January 4, and promulgated the same day by José Manuel de Herrera: A general colonization law, commencing]: D. Jose Antonio de Andrade.... Mexico, January 7, 1823. Double folio bando, printed on recto. Very fine, with official signatures and rubrics. Very rare in bando issue. Preserved in a half tan morocco slipcase.
        The superlatively rare Mexico City bando issue of the important general colonization law, which Streeter (694) calls "one of the fundamental laws relating to Texas." The colonization law first issued in Mexico on January 4, 1823, as a four-page printed folder. The bando issue was published three days later in this magnificent format, intended to be posted on public walls for the general populace. The bando issues of laws seldom survived, as they were intended to be discarded after public posting. Streeter mentions this bando issue, noting that Yale has a copy. Eberstadt, Texas 162:437 (citing the bando issue): "A piece of first importance and great rarity.... The first issue is selected by Mr. Streeter in his Introduction as one of the ten outstanding items; the present bando, issued several days later, is apparently the rarer of the two."
($750-1,500)

212. MEXICO (Republic). Printed circular order reprinting a decree of Benito Juárez issued in Chihuahua on November 20, 1866, issued by Coahuilan governor Andrés S. Viesca, Saltillo, December 12, 1866. With ink manuscript rubric of Governor Viesca. Marginal notes in ink and signature of another official (Florencio Valdez), dated December 20, 1866, bringing this decree to the attention of the political chief of the district of Monclova. 1 p., folio. Edges chipped, else fine.
        Orders that all military within the borders of the Mexican Republic who have failed to recognize the republican government and have disobeyed orders of it are discharged without rights and can only be rehabilitated by act of congress.
($150-300)

 

 

EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO SECURE SANTA ANNA'S LIBERTY FROM TEXAS

213. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS. Decree of the Congreso general, with heading Secretaria de Guerra y Marina. Seccion central. Mesa 1.a , approved by José Justo Corro, president ad interim, on May 20, 1836, and promulgated the same day by José Maria Tornel, pledging every effort to secure the liberty of Santa Anna, but stipulating that any promises he makes while a prisoner will not be binding on the government of Mexico. Mexico, May 10, 1836. 4-page folio folder, printed on p. [1]. Very fine.
        First printing. Eberstadt, Texas 162:705: "This law was passed the day after Corro had announced the capture of Santa Anna by the Texans." Streeter 879 (locating only his copy, now at Yale): "This law was passed the day after the capture of Santa Anna had been announced.... On the same day the president declared a national state of mourning to continue while Santa Anna was a prisoner." Yale, The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 91. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
($400-800)

 

 

RARE MEXICAN REPORT ON TEXAS & CALIFORNIA—1825

214. MEXICO (Republic). SECRETARÍA DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES. [ALAMÁN, Lucas]. Memoria presentada a las dos Camaras del Congreso General de la Federacion, por el Secretario de Estado y del despacho de relaciones esteriores é interiores al abrirse las sesiones del año de 1825. Sobre el estado de los negocios de su ramo. [Mexico City]: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos en Palacio, 1825. [2] 51 [1] pp. 8vo, modern three-quarter brown calf over brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Light foxing to title, small crease and tear to several leaves, else fine.
        First edition. Bancroft (California, III, pp. 2-3) says that after Alta California became a territory of Mexico, "but slight attention was paid to this distant frontier." Alamán advises reforms and a quick resolution to stop the demoralization of the area, which has the potential of being "one of the richest and most productive of the federation" (pp. 28-29). He also reports on colonization of the town of San Felipe de Austin in Texas (p. 47) and colonization in California (p. 48). Cowan, p. 827. Howes A97: "Contains information on the missions in California and Texas." Palau 4579 & 16087. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
($500-1,000)

 

215. MILLER, Mrs. S. G. Sixty Years in the Nueces Valley: 1870-1930. San Antonio: Naylor, [1930]. [10] viii [2] 374 pp., photographic plates and maps. 8vo, green cloth with tipped-on photograph. Edges slightly foxed, otherwise fine, in original glassine d.j.
        First edition. Adams, Herd 1491: "Published with 'Autobiography of a Revolutionary Soldier,' by John M. Roberts, first published in 1859." CBC 3575. Howes M618. King, Women on the Cattle Trail and in the Roundup, p. 17: "A good portrayal of early ranches in the Nueces Valley of Texas." Rader 2402. The author married a rancher in 1870 and discusses many ranch matters, such as problems with fence cutters, tick fever, and improvements made to the ranch and herd.
($150-300)

 

216. [MINING. BORDERLANDS]. File of claims against abandoned mines in the Sierra de los Potrerillos, Coahuila, with testimony, survey, publication of claims, certification of compliance. Monclova, 1819-1830. 33 leaves, removed from larger volume. All are on original sealed paper for use in Coahuila y Tejas. Folio, sewn. Very fine.
        Claims include: Claim of Santiago Hewetson to mine San Estanislao alias El Agua, 1830; claim to mine Los Nuñes (incomplete), 1825; claim to mine San Antonio by Julián Esteban Wilson, 1826; claim to mine San Rafael by Julián Wilson, 1825; claim to mine Las Ánimas by Julián Esteban Wilson, 1825; petition for extension of time for confirmation of mine Pabellón by Agustín Martínez, 1819. See The Handbook of Texas Online (James Hewetson; Stephen Julian Wilson). Wilson, a native of North Carolina, arrived in the state of Coahuila as early as 1822 and engaged in mining at Santa Rosa, New Mexico, in 1823. By May 1826, he was residing in Mexico City and negotiating an empresario contract with the state of Coahuila y Tejas. Hewetson, born in Ireland, came to the U.S. as a young man, intending to seek his fortune in Mexico, when he encountered Stephen F. Austin in St. Louis, Missouri, and accompanied him to New Orleans and then to Texas in 1821. Hewetson left the Austin party at Bexar, continued on to Mexico and settled at Saltillo and Monclova, becoming a Mexican citizen in 1827. He engaged in manufacturing, mercantile, and mining enterprises and in 1826 he and James Power formed a partnership to establish a colony in Texas (see The Handbook of Texas Online: Power and Hewetson Colony).
($400-800)

 

217. [MODERN OVERLANDS]. AUDUBON, John W. Audubon's Western Journal: 1849-1850. Being the Ms. Record of a Trip from New York to Texas, and an Overland Journey through Mexico and Arizona to the Gold Fields of California. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1906. 249 [3] [10, ads] pp., folding map, plates. 8vo, original dark green cloth. Corners bumped, else fine. The Rosenbach copy.
        Revised, augmented edition of the exceedingly rare original edition of 1852. Clark & Brunet, The Arthur H. Clark Company 10: "Audubon was the son of the famous ornithologist.... A vivid first-hand picture of the overland experience." Cowan, p. 23. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 12. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 12: "Supplies an abundance of factual data on the 1849 gold rush movement via the Southern route, with its intimate descriptions of the emigrants congregated along the Colorado and Gila rivers." Graff 111n. Howes A390. Kurutz, Gold Rush 22. Plains & Rockies IV:208n. Journal recording a trip from New York to the California gold fields via New Orleans, Texas, and Northern Mexico in 1849 and 1850. He traveled as second in command of Col. H. L. Webb's California Company. The party's stay in Texas was marred by theft, lawless Texans, and an outbreak of cholera. Audubon's keen observations on natural history and social conditions along the California trail make his account one of the outstanding overlands. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
($150-250)

 

218. [MODERN OVERLANDS]. Lot of 6 titles:

(1) HILL, Jasper S. The Letters of a Young Miner: Covering the Adventures of Jasper S. Hill during the California Gold Rush, 1849-1852. San Francisco: [Barbara & Bill Holman for] John Howell Books, 1964. Fine in original boards. First edition. Kurutz, Gold Rush 330. This was the first book printed and designed by the Holmans.

(2) LOCKLEY, Fred (editor). Across the Plains by Prairie Schooner. Personal Narrative of B. F. Bonney of His Trip to Sutter's Fort, California in 1846, and of His Pioneer Experiences in Oregon during the Days of Oregon's Provisional Government. Eugene, n.d. 20 pp. 8vo, tan sheep over tan boards, black gilt-lettered label. Mint, with original green printed wrappers preserved. Bonney, a circuit preacher in Oregon and Washington, relates his childhood memories of crossing from Illinois to Oregon and discusses interactions with Native Americans, discovery of gold in the Sacramento Valley, problems between Mexico and the U.S. over immigration of American families into California, Sutter's colonizing plans in California, etc.

(3) LOCKLEY, Fred (editor). Captain Sol. Tetherow, Wagon Train Master. Personal Narrative of His Son, Sam. Tetherow, Who Crossed the Plains to Oregon, in 1845, and Personal Narrative of Jack McMemee, Who Was Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1848, and Whose Father Built the Fourth House in Portland. Portland: By the author, n.d. 27 pp. 8vo, brown cloth, original tan printed wrappers preserved. Fine. Presentation copy, signed by author on front wrapper. Not in Graff, Howes, or Plains & Rockies. Oral histories recorded by Lockley, with accounts of Native Americans, gold, pioneer life. Includes portions from Sol Tetherow's journal.

(4) SMEDLEY, William. Across the Plains in '62. [Denver, 1916]. [2] 56 pp., frontispiece, plates, map. 12mo, original brown cloth over gray printed boards. Fine. Signed by author. First edition. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 438. Howes S566. Mintz, The Trail 427: "Smedley's interesting day-by-day diary tells of still another instance where the author, quite sickly during his lifetime, develops into a robust pioneer once on the trail."

(5) [YOUNG, Frank C.] Across the Plains in '65. Denver: Privately printed, 1905. [2] vi [4] 224 pp., folding map. 12mo, original maroon cloth. Fine. Presentation copy, signed by author. First edition, limited edition (#147 of 200 copies). Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 541. Graff 4787. Howes Y25: "Day-by-day journal of a trip from Atchison to Julesburg and Denver. Properly a companion volume to [his Echoes of Arcadia]." Mintz, The Trail 627: "Young traveled to Pike's Peak."

(6) [YOUNG, Frank C.]. Echoes from Arcadia: The Story of Central City, as Told by One of "The Clan." Denver: For Private Circulation, 1903. [4] iii [7] 220 pp. 12mo, original maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Fine. First edition, limited edition (200 copies). Graff 4788. Howes Y26: "Minute record of fifteen golden years, reviving a unique social life and a ghost-town's departed glory."

(Lot of 6 items)
($550-1,100)

 

219. [MODERN OVERLANDS]. Lot of 5 titles, donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell:

(1) INMAN, Henry & William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). The Great Salt Lake Trail. Topeka: Crane & Company, 1899. xiii [1] 529 pp., plates and map. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth with gilt lettering, t.e.g. Fine. Reprint. The Salt Lake Trail was also the route followed by the expeditions of Frémont , Stansbury, and Lander, and by the Pony Express and the overland stage. Dobie p. 79. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 242. Howes I55. Smith 4924.

(2) ORR, Thomas. Life History of Thomas Orr, Jr. Pioneer Stories of California and Utah. N.p., 1930. [4] iii [3] 51 [1] pp., plates. 8vo, original stiff light-brown wrappers. Wrapper edges a bit worn, else fine. First edition. Adams, Guns 1655. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 368. Orr was a "California Argonaut, survivor of emigrant train of Brigham Young." His autobiography was published as a serial in October 1915 by the Republican and Nugget at Placerville and is reprinted in this compilation published by Orr's daughter, which also includes Orr family history and an account of "California's first railroad, the Sacramento-Folsom line."

(3) STUART, Robert. The Discovery of the Oregon Trail: Robert Stuart's Narratives of His Overland Trip Eastward from Astoria in 1812-13.... New York: Edward Eberstadt & Sons, [1935]. cxxxvii [1] 391 pp., frontispiece portrait, plates, maps. Royal 8vo, original maroon buckram, spine gilt-lettered. Fine in glassine d.j. This narrative first appeared in a collection of French voyages published in 1821. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 466. Howes S1103: "First English publication of this diary of a trip from Astoria to St. Louis, in 1812-13." Plains & Rockies IV:19n. Smith 9977. Tweney, Washington 89 #66: "With the possible exception of Lewis and Clark, this book is probably the most important source of overland travel and the history of the Pacific Northwest. It was on this trip that Stuart discovered South Pass, and hence was the first to travel the route that became known as the Oregon Trail."

(4) TALBOT, Theodore. The Journals of Theodore Talbot, 1843 and 1849-52.... Portland: Metropolitan Press, 1931. x [2] 153 pp. 4to, original blue cloth. Very fine. First edition. Edited, with notes, by Charles H. Carey. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 472. Howes T13. Raines 115n. Account of author's 1843-44 expedition beyond the Rocky Mountains and exploration of Oregon Territory (with much on Native Americans), his journey by sea from New York to Oregon via Honolulu, and his residence in Oregon Territory 1848-52.

(5) WAUGH, Lorenzo. Autobiography of Lorenzo Waugh. Oakland: Pacific Press, 1883. xi [2] 14-311 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations. 8vo, original blue-green pebbled cloth, gilt. Fine. First edition. Cowan 672. Decker 41:350: "The scarce original edition. Waugh came by the overland trail to San Francisco in 1852. In this work he gives a personal narrative of his experiences on the plains and...life in California." Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 517. Howes W181.

(Lot of 5 items)
($150-300)

 

220. MOELLER, Hugo. Grand-Prairie. Geschichten und Bilder aus Deutsch-America. San Antonio: Published by the author, 1909. [7] 347 pp., text decorations. 8vo, original printed pictorial wrappers depicting cactus in foreground, a sheep standing in the shade of a large tree, with ranch house and fields in the background. Fragile wraps worn and chipped. Given the cheap paper upon which this book was printed, this is a very good copy.
        First edition. A German novel set in Grand Prairie, Texas. Not in CBC and standard sources.
($400-800)

221. MOKLER, Alfred James. History of Natrona County, Wyoming. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1923. xiv, 477 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fine.
        First edition. Adams, Guns 1524: "Privately printed in a small edition and very scarce, this book has some excellent material on train robberies, the Johnson County War, outlaws, and the hanging of Cattle Kate and of Jim Averill"; Herd 1509. Howes M719.
($200-400)

 

221. MOKLER, Alfred James. History of Natrona County, Wyoming. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1923. xiv, 477 pp., frontispiece, photographic plates. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fine.
        First edition. Adams, Guns 1524: "Privately printed in a small edition and very scarce, this book has some excellent material on train robberies, the Johnson County War, outlaws, and the hanging of Cattle Kate and of Jim Averill"; Herd 1509. Howes M719.
($200-400)

 

222. MONCLOVA GARRISON. [Text begins]: En la ciudad de Monclova capital del Estado libre de Coahuila y Tejas, el Señor comandante militar ciudadano Vicente Arreola, y demas oficiales de la guarnicion.... [declaration in favor of the] "Plan por el cual se pronunció la guarnicion de Monterrey." [Monclova, 23 July 1834]. Small folio broadside. Fine.
        Streeter 813 (only two copies located): "Robles in Coahuila y Texas [1821-1848], Vol. I, p. 507-508 discusses this Monclova declaration and gives its text." The Monterrey pronunciamiento of 17 July 1834 is here printed in full and adopted by the Monclova garrison. The declaration strongly favors a federal republic but is lukewarm to Santa Anna for its president. Santa Anna's stock as National Hero-a highly volatile issue-had been trading at depressed levels, but at this juncture was about to stage a brisk rally. Before the day was out, Monclova covered its short position by issuing a decree "relinquishing" its former sentiments and recognizing Santa Anna as president. Donated to the Texas State Historical Association by Shirley and Clifton Caldwell.
($250-500)

 

223. [MONTANA]. Constitution of the State of Montana, as Adopted by the Constitutional Convention Held at Helena, Montana, July 4. A. D. 1889 and Ending August 17, A. D. 1889 and also an Address to the People. Helena: Independent Publishing Co., [1889]. 76 pp. 8vo, original pink printed wrappers. Wrappers faded at edges, lower spine chipped and split, text browned, else fine.
        First edition. Eberstadt, American Constitutions 166:91: "Official publication of the Montana State Constitution under which Montana was admitted to the Union. The 'Address' explains the various features and urges ratification: 'Our population represents individuals who have enjoyed constitutional government in different States in the Union, and those whose lives and aspirations have been circumscribed within the narrow limits of Territorial vassalage.'" Kuhlman, p. 43.
($400-800)

 

224. [MOORE, Ealy]. HALEY, J. Evetts (editor). A Log of the Montana Trail-As Kept by Ealy Moore. [Amarillo, 1932]. [13] pp. 8vo, original white wrappers. Clean split to fragile wrappers at spine, otherwise fine, with Haley's signed presentation inscription to Winnie Allen.
        First separate edition (originally appeared in vol. 5 of Panhandle-Plains Historical Review the same year). Robinson, Haley 114: "Intimate details of trail life from the daybook of one of the early XIT Ranch bosses."
($100-200)

 

 

RARE WORK RELATED TO COMMODORE MOORE & THE TEXAS NAVY

225. [MOORE, E. W.]. Action of the Legislature of the State of Texas, in Reference to the Charge of Defalcation against Commodore E. W. Moore and the Construction Put upon the "Annexation Resolutions," by the Government of the United States. Washington: T. Barnard, Printer, 1849. 14 pp. 8vo, modern half burgundy levant morocco over maroon cloth. Small hole at inner margin of title (no loss). "9" inked on title.
        First edition. A rare work relating to Commodore Moore and his problems with the Texas Navy. In 1839 Moore was made commander of the Texas Navy, a difficult position at best, since Sam Houston's usual first response to shrinking Republic funds was to cut off appropriations to the navy. Moore often used his own funds to keep the fleet afloat. The present imprint relates to Moore's attempt to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenditures he made in 1840-41 while sailing off the Mexican coast to hasten peace negotiations between Texas and Mexico. On collapse of the negotiations, Moore made a de facto alliance with the Yucatán rebels and captured the town of Tabasco. On September 18, 1841, Moore received orders to guard the Yucatán coast in conformity with the Texas-Yucatán treaty and on December 13, 1841, he left Galveston with three ships to join the Yucatán fleet at Sisal. He captured several Mexican vessels and returned to Galveston. Moore was then commissioned by President Sam Houston to blockade the Mexican coast. When funds for the blockade were withheld, Moore, financed by Yucatán, joined to break the Mexican blockade of Yucatán, thereby saving federalist Yucatecans from hasty peace with centralist Santa Anna.
        By June of 1843, the Texas Navy controlled the Gulf, but Moore then received Houston's proclamation accusing him of disobedience and suspending him from the Texas Navy, so Moore returned to Galveston on July 14 and demanded a trial. Texas Congress recommended a court-martial to try him for disobedience, contumacy, mutiny, piracy, and murder, and Moore was found not guilty except on four minor charges; Congress gave him the right to continue in the navy. After the dissolution of the Texas Navy, Moore spent many years in prosecuting financial claims against Texas. This imprint relates to those efforts. Moore County in the Panhandle is named for him.
($1,500-3,000)

 

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