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Auction 7 Catalogue

Lots 1-50

1. [AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. Lot of 8 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings), including:

ANDRÉ, John. Journal: An Authentic Record of the Movements and Engagements of the British Army in America from June 1777 to November 1778...Edited by Henry Cabot Lodge. Boston: Bibliophile Society, 1903. xx, 135 [1] + [10] 80 pp., 3 engraved pictorial titles, one of which is signed by the engraver and bears a remarque, 2 illuminated titles, 2 portraits (one etched, another engraved, both signed by their creators), numerous maps and facsimiles (some folding or double page). 2 vols., 4to, original full vellum gilt, t.e.g. Very fine, unopened set in publisher’s slightly worn felt-lined red cloth slipcase.

First edition, limited edition. Howes A239: “First printing of this military journal which lay undiscovered in England until 1902.”

JACOB, John J. Biographical Sketch of the Life of the Late Captain Michael Cresap. Cincinnati: Jno. F. Uhlhorn, 1866. 158 [23] pp. Small 4to, early three-quarter dark brown morocco. Other than a bit of marginal staining to last few leaves, fine, with the 23-page supplement by Boyer (A Journal of Wayne’s Campaign...against the Northwestern Indians). This supplement is not always found with the book. William E. Connelley’s copy, with his bookplate. Howes J32: “Defense of Cresap from Jefferson’s charges against him in the Logan affair.”

MOORE, George H. The Treason of Charles Lee: Major General Second in Command in the American Army of the Revolution. New York: Charles Scribner, 1860. 8vo, original red diced cloth (covers stained).

YATES, Robert (compiler). Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Convention Assembled at Philadelphia, in the Year 1787, for the Purpose of Forming the Constitution of the United States of America. Albany: Websters & Skinners, 1821. 308 pp. 8vo, original sheep (covers detached and worn). Signed by John Sergeant. Howes Y3.

__________. Louisville, 1844. Another edition of preceding. 12mo, original embossed navy blue morocco (rubbed and small split at head of spine).

Plus 3 others.

(10 vols.)


2. [CIVIL WAR]. BOUTON, Edward. Events of the Civil War. Los Angeles: Kingsley, Moles & Collins Co., [1906]. 115 pp., plates Large 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Mint. Very scarce.

First edition. Shiloh, Corinth, Death of Albert Sydney Johnston, “My Last Meeting with Grant,” Bouton’s Battery, “The Ambushers Ambushed,” war-time railroads.

1 vol.


3. [CIVIL WAR]. CONFEDERATE IMPRINT. GEORGIA. Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, Passed in Milledgeville, at an Annual Session in November and December, 1863; also, Extra Session of 1864. Milledgeville: Boughton, Nisbet, Barnes & Moore, State Printers, 1864. 174 pp. 8vo, original printed wrappers with title: Laws of Georgia, Passed in November and December, 1863, and March, 1864. Foxed and browned, fragile wraps spotted and warbled.

First edition. Parrish & Willingham 2780.

(1 vol.)


4. [CIVIL WAR]. Lot of 15 titles (mostly 8vo & folio, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

CROFUTT, W. A. (editor). Fifty Years in Camp and Field: Diary of Major-General Ethan Allen Hitchcock, U.S.A. New York: Putnam’s, [1909]. Frontispiece portrait. Large 8vo, original charcoal buckram. Light outer wear, overall very good.

LOCKWOOD, James D. Life and Adventures of a Drummer-Boy; or, Seven Years a Soldier. Albany: John Skinner, 1893. Howes L418. Frontispiece portrait. 12mo, original beige pictorial cloth. Light outer wear and staining.

ROGERS, Fred B. Soldiers of the Overland: Being Some Account of the Services of General Patrick Edward Connor & His Volunteers in the Old West. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1938. Frontispiece portrait, folding map. Large 8vo, original beige linen over blue decorated boards. Slight wear, generally fine.

SMEDLEY, Robert C. History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania. Lancaster, 1883. Frontispiece portrait, plates. 12mo, original black cloth. Binding a worn and blank flyleaf clipped at top.

[RECONSTRUCTION]. Message...In Relation to Outrages Committed by Disloyal Persons in North Carolina and Other Southern States. Washington: SED16, 1871. In a bound volume of government reports for 1871 (55 reports present). Thick 8vo, original full sheep (spine perished, internally fine). The volume contains other similar reconstruction reports for Texas (SED10), Tennessee (SED2), South Carolina (SED29), etc. Other valuable reports in the volume include Doane on Yellowstone (SED51), Holabird on the Dakotas (SED8), Improvement of the Umpqua and Willamette Rivers, in the State of Oregon (SED14), annexation of Santo Domingo with map (SED17), Expedition against the Pi-Ute Indians in 1860 (SED19), Council of Indian Tribes held at Ocmulgee, in December, 1870 (SED26), transportation and protection of overland mail and freight from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean (SED44), Ku Klux Klan in Kentucky (SED 46), etc.

WINKLER, Mrs. A. V. The Confederate Capital and Hood’s Texas Brigade. Austin: Eugene von Boeckmann, 1894. Plates. 8vo, original grey cloth decorated in gilt and black. Binding lightly rubbed and with a few spots and stains, interior fine.

First edition. Howes W568. Parrish, Civil War Texana 105: “One of the most important and substantial sources on Hood’s Brigade, preceding Polley’s account by several years. Written by the wife of Clinton M. Winkler, who rose to the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel.” Raines, p. 221.

Plus 9 others.

(15 vols.)


5. [CIVIL WAR]. DICKINSON, Henry C. Diary. [Denver: Williamson-Haffner, 1889]. 8vo, original grey gilt-decorated cloth. Small stain at top of upper cover and one corner bumped, front hinge cracked.

First edition, limited edition (225 copies). Howes D325.

(1 vol.)


6. [CIVIL WAR]. Lot of 12 titles (8vo & folio, original bindings, mostly mint to very good), including:

DODGE, Grenville M. Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, etc. Council Bluffs: Monarch Printing Co., 1911. Portraits. 8vo, original pale green cloth. Fine.

DUFUR, S. M. Over the Dead Line: Or Tracked by Blood-hounds. [Burlington: Free Press Association, 1902]. Portraits. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Very fine.

HAWES, Jesse. Cahaba: A Story of Captive Boys in Blue. New York: Burr Printing House, [1888]. Frontispiece portrait, map, plate. Thick 8vo, original red cloth. Back cover stained at top edge.

HYDE, William L. History of the One Hundred and Twelfth Regiment N.Y. Volunteers. Fredonia: McKinstry, 1866. Lithographed portraits. 12mo, original brown cloth. Light outer wear, mild to moderate interior foxing.

MORGAN, A. T. Yazoo; Or, On the Picket Line of Freedom in the South. Washington: A. T. Morgan, 1884. 8vo, original dark green cloth. Slightly shelf-slated and some mild staining to covers. Howes M795.

OSTRANDER, A. B. Army Boy of the Sixties. Yonkers-on-Hudson, New York: World Book Company, 1924. Text illustrations. 8vo, original grey cloth over pictorial boards. Mint.

Plus 6 others.

(12 vols.)


7. [CIVIL WAR]. Lot of 7 titles (mostly 8vo, original cloth and wrappers, generally very fine), including:

FISHER, Margaret M. Utah and the Civil War. [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1929]. Very fine in original blue pictorial cloth.

NANKIVELL, John H. History of the Military Organizations of the State of Colorado. Denver: W. H. Kistler Stationery, [1935]. Numerous illustrations. Large 8vo, original blue cloth in plain brown d.j. Very fine.

SLATER, Milo H. Dedication of the Monument to the Memory of the Colorado Soldiers of the Federal Army Who Fell during the Civil War. Denver: Wahlgreen Printing, 1907. 12mo, original red printed wrappers.

STANTON, Irving W. Sixty Years in Colorado. Reminiscences and Reflections of a Pioneer of 1860. Denver, 1922. Frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original brown cloth. Graff 3948. Howes S887.

Plus 3 others.

(7 vols.)


8. [CIVIL WAR]. STANTON, E. M. & L. W. Wallace. Expositor Extra! Sheridan Attacks Lee and Routs Him! Gen. Ewell Captured. Washington: L. W. Wallace & Company, April 7, 1865. Original broadside measuring approximately 5 x 9 inches. Small void at top blank margin (no loss), else fine, with contemporary pencil note on verso: “I tore this from a hook [thus explaining the void at the top] in Adrian’s Post Office April Seventh at 6 o’clock P.M. 1865. Heaven [?] send the news are true. Charles M. Walter.”

Printed broadsheet announcing the defeat of General Robert E. Lee: “Expositor Extra! Sheridan Attacks Lee and Routes Him! Gen. Ewell Captured. Washington, April 7, 2:30 P.M. General Sheridan attacked and routed Lee’s army yesterday, capturing Gen. Ewell, Kisshan, Button, Corse, and many other general officers, several thousand prisoners, and a large nnmber [sic] of cannon, and soon expects to force Lee to surrender all that is left of his army. Details will be given as speedily as possible, but the telegraph is working badly. Signed E. M. Stanton, Sec’y of War.-----Lee’s Army Has Surrendered. Detroit, 3:30 P.M. W. H. Stone & Co:--We have positive dispatches that Lee’s Army has surrendered. L. W. Wallace & Co.”

Lee offered the surrender of the Army of Virginia on April 8, 1865. The following day Lee surrendered the Confederacy at Appomattox Courthouse. Grant had pursued Lee unrelentingly. Sheridan had destroyed his supplies, and Lee’s army was virtually starving. Lee tried to escape to join Johnston’s army further west, but was trapped between Sheridan’s forces in front and Grant’s in the rear. The defeat of Ewell’s corps at Sailor’s Creek was the last straw.

Plus 2 others.

(3 broadsides)


9. [CIVIL WAR]. WILLIAMS, Ellen. Three Years and a Half in the Army; or, History of the Second Colorados. New York: Fowler & Wells, [1885]. [4] 178 [8, ads] pp., frontispiece portrait. 12mo, original red cloth decorated in gilt and black. One blank endleaf with about an inch cut away at top, ex-library (ink stamp of a Denver institution on title and another number ink stamp on title verso and old library note. A very bright copy and tight copy.

First edition. Eberstadt 138:171: “Printed in a few copies. A valuable personal narrative of campaigns on the plains and Rockies, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.” Howes W452.

(1 vol.)


10. [CIVIL WAR: BORDER WARS]. Lot of 9 titles (mostly 8vo, bindings vary, fine to fair), including:

BRONAUGH, W. C. The Youngers’ Fight for Freedom. Columbia: E. W. Stephens Publishing, 1906. Plates. 8vo, original maroon cloth (shaken and worn). Adams, One-Fifty 20: “Scarce.”

BUEL, J. W. The Border Outlaws...the Younger Brothers, Jesse and Frank James, and Their Comrades in Crime. [And]: The Border Bandits...Frank and Jesse James St. Louis: Dan. Linahan, Publisher, 1881. 252 [2] 148 [4] pp., plates (some colored). 8vo, original brown cloth (early rebacking--plain brown buckram). Binding worn, some soiling to text, rear flyleaves absent. Better than the condition report sounds, with bright plates. People read these outlaw books to death.

First edition. Adams, Guns 313. Graff 446. Howes B933.

CONNELLEY, W. E. Quantrill and the Border Wars. Cedar Rapids: Torch Press, 1910. Illustrated. Large 8vo, later red buckram. Light marginal smoke damage. Howes C689.

EDWARDS, John N. Noted Guerrillas, or the Warfare of the Border. St. Louis: Bryan, Brand, 1877. Plates. 8vo, original brown cloth. Binding worn and shaken (hinges broken). First edition. Howes E53.

Plus 5 others.

(9 vols.)


11. [CIVIL WAR: KANSAS & MISSOURI]. Lot of 11 titles (mostly 8vo and in original cloth, very fine to very good), including:

CRAWFORD, Samuel J. Kansas in the Sixties. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1911. Frontispiece. 8vo, original black cloth. Light wear.

RICHARDS, Ralph. Headquarters House. Fort Scott, Kansas: Fort Scott Tribune, 1954. 8vo, original printed goldenrod wrappers. Fine.

SCHRANTZ, Ward L. Jasper County, Missouri, in the Civil War. Carthage: Carthage Press, 1923. Map, illustrations. 8vo, original red cloth. Very good.

SPEER, John. Life of Gen. James H. Lane: “The Liberator of Kansas,” with Corroborative Incidents of Pioneer History. Garden City, Kansas: Printed by the Author, 1896. 336, plates. 8vo, original green gilt-decorated cloth (slightly rubbed).

First edition. Eberstadt 137:584: “An important historical work by an early Kansas pioneer. The author gives a detailed account of Lane’s campaign for Frémont, his military defense of Kansas in 1856, his election to the U.S. Senate and his subsequent labors in the Border outrages; the Wakarusa War; the Bloody Winter of 1855-56; the Leavenworth Constitution; the Jenkins homicide; Quantrell’s massacre; Gen. Price’s Raid; and Lane’s southern Expedition.” Howes S828.

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, MISSOURI DIVISION. Reminiscences of the Women of Missouri during the Sixties. [Jefferson City: Hugh Stephens Printing Co., 1913]. 8vo, original grey cloth. Very fine.

Plus 6 others.

(11 vols.)

12. [CIVIL WAR: 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 brown buckram over marbled boards, red leather spine label. Hinges reinforced with white library cloth tape. Binding rubbed. First edition. Eberstadt 138:462: “The purpose of the convention was to consider the relations between Missouri and the Federal government.”

(1 vol.)


13. [CIVIL WAR: MOSBY’S RANGERS]. Lot of 2 titles , including:

SCOTT, John. Partisan Life with Col. John S. Mosby. New York: Harper & Bros., 1867. Portraits, map, text illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt pictorial spine. Binding worn, hinges cracked, some browning where old newspaper clipping was laid in. First edition. Howes S234.

WILLIAMSON, James J. Mosby’s Rangers: A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from its Organization to the Surrender. New York: Ralph B. Kenyon, 1896. Frontispiece portrait, numerous illustrations. 8vo, original slate blue gilt pictorial cloth. A superb copy. First edition. Howes W498.

(2 vols.)


14. [CIVIL WAR: NEW MEXICO & ARIZONA]. Lot of 16 titles (mostly 8vo, original cloth with dust wrappers, one in wrappers, very fine to very good), including:

KELEHER, William A. Turmoil in New Mexico 1846-1868. Santa Fe: Rydal Press, [1952]. Very fine in d.j. First edition. Rittenhouse 344.

MUMEY, Nolie. Bloody Trails Along the Rio Grande: A Day-by-Day Diary of Alonzo Ferdinand Ickis. Denver: The Old West Publishing Co., 1958. Limited edition (500 signed copies). Very fine in d.j.

NOEL, Theophilus. A Campaign from Santa Fe to the Mississippi Being a History of the Old Sibley Brigade. Houston: Stagecoach Press, 1961. Very fine in d.j.

Limited edition (700 copies). Harwell, In Tall Cotton 134n. Howes N167n. Plains & Rockies (1953 ed.) 420an. The Sibley Brigade was a Confederate force that fought entirely west of the Mississippi.

STANLEY, F. The Civil War in New Mexico. [Denver: World Press, 1960]. Fine in d.j.

WHITFORD, William Clarke. Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War: The New Mexico Campaign in 1862. Denver: The State Historical and Natural History Society of Colorado, 1906. [4] 9-159 pp., frontispiece. Very good in original cloth. First edition. Howes W378.

Plus 11 others.

(16 vols.)


15. [CIVIL WAR: PAMPHLETS]. Lot of 44 titles (mostly 12mo & 8vo, original wrappers, very fine to good), including:

[BROWN, JOHN]. The Life, Trial and Execution of Captain John Brown, Known as, “Old Brown of Ossawatomie,” with a Full Account of the Attempted Insurrection at Harper’s Ferry. New York: Robert M. De Witt, [1860]. Howes B851.

HARRIS, Gertrude. A Tale of Men Who Knew Not Fear. [San Antonio, Alamo Printing Co., 1935].

JOHNS, George S. Philip Henson, the Southern Union Spy. St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing, 1887.

OWEN, Robert Dale. The Future of the North-West: In Connection with the Scheme of Reconstruction without New England. Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, 1863.

Intriguing essay, published for free distribution. The author was son of Robert Owen, the social reformer who in 1829 proposed establishment of a Utopian colony in Texas (see Streeter 1110).

[PAINTER, H. M.]. Brief Narrative of Incidents in the War in Missouri, and of the Personal Experience of One Who Has Suffered. Boston: Press of the Daily Courier, 1863. Howes P35.

PETTIS, George H. The California Column: Its Campaigns and Services in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, during the Civil War. With Sketches of Brigadier General James H. Carleton, Its Commander, and Other Officers and Soldiers. Santa Fe: Historical Society of New Mexico, 1908. Howes P269.

RUSSELL, Don. One Hundred and Three Fights and Scrimmages. Washington: United States Cavalry Association, 1936.

Plus 37 others.

(45 vols.)


16. [MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA]. Lot of 63 titles (mostly 8vo, in original bindings, very good to fine), including:

GERHARD, Peter. Pirates on the West Coast of New Spain, 1575-1742. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1960. 8vo, original cloth. Clark & Brunet 95: “Piracy in the Pacific between Panama and the Californias was never given the attention that the Caribbean pirates received.” Hill, p. 430.

JACOBSEN, J. V. Educational Foundations of the Jesuits in Sixteenth-Century New Spain. Berkeley: University of California Press, [1938]. 8vo, original maroon cloth.

NEW YORK & CUBA MAIL STEAMSHIP CO. Nassau and Cuba, the Winter Sanitariums. New York: [James E. Ward & Co.], n.d. [late nineteenth century]. 12mo, original lithographed pictorial wrappers. Promotional with many illustrations, including an unusual underwater view of a coral reef.

[PERIODICAL]. El perico. Papel del Pueblo. Mazatlán, October 4, 1855. Vol. 1, No. 1. 4 pp., 8vo. Fine. Mazatlán periodical which includes discussion of the Plan de Ayutla.

Railways in Mexico: A Brief Review of the Railway History of New Spain. N.p., n.d. (late nineteenth century). 8vo, original self wrappers. Light marginal darkening.

ROUAIX, P. Diccionario geográfico, histórico y biográfico del estado de Durango. Mexico: Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, 1946. 4to, original printed wrappers.

RUXTON, George F. Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. 12mo, original brick red diced blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt. Head of spine with small split, slightly shelf slanted and occasional mild foxing to text.

First American edition. Howes R553. Plains & Rockies IV:139:2. Rittenhouse 499: “Ruxton had gone first to Mexico, then to Santa Fe and eastward on the Santa Fe trail.”

THOMPSON, Waddy. Recollections of Mexico. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. 8vo, original dark brown cloth. Poor copy (spine defective and binding worn). Cowan, p. 897: “Includes a little discussion upon the condition of California in 1844.” Hill, p. 591. Palau 331864. Raines, p. 204: “A memoir both readable and reliable.” Handbook of Texas II:775: “Thompson early favored the annexation of Texas, and as minister to Mexico he helped to obtain the release of the prisoners of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. He published an account of his mission to Mexico in his Recollections.

WILSON, Robert A. Mexico and Its Religion. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855. 12mo, original black blind-stamped cloth. Very good.

Plus 62 others.

(71 vols.)


17. [MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA]. PRESCOTT, William H. History of the Conquest of Mexico. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. 3 vols., complete, maps, portraits, plates, original dark brown blind-stamped cloth. Light shelf wear, mild staining to last signatures of Vol. 3, overall a very good set, the cloth bright and the bindings tight. Contemporary ownership inscriptions in each vol. dated January 1845.

First American edition, first issue, with “track” on p. 5 of Vol. 1. Glass, p. 677. Grolier, American Hundred 51: “Set a new standard for the narrative type of history.” Hill, p. 240. Prescott’s history is a cornerstone work for any collection on American literature or Mexico.

(3 vols.)


18. [MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA]. Lot of 9 titles, including:

SAHAGÚN, Bernardino de. A History of Ancient Mexico. [Nashville]: Fisk University Press, 1932. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Fine. Palau 285006.

__________. Códices Matritenses de la Historia general de las cosas de la Nueva España. Madrid: Porrúa, 1964. 2 vols., large 8vo, original printed wrappers bound in half dark red morocco over red cloth. Very fine, except upper wrapper with short split at lower inner edge. Palau 285002. Griffin 1305: “Vol. 1 describes the several native and Spanish manuscripts in the libraries of the Royal Palace and the Academy of History. Vol. 2 reproduces photographically in color the drawings of Primeros memoriales (1558-1560).” The Códices Matritenses were written in Spanish and Náhuatl at Tepepulco (Hidalgo), Tlatelolco, and Mexico City around 1559-1575. “The Náhuatl texts compiled by Sahagún and written by his native informants form one of the most comprehensive collections of material for the study of the Aztecs” (Glass 1097).

SCHOLES, France V. & Eleanor B. Adams. Don Diego Quijada, Alcalde Mayor de Yucatán. Mexico: Robredo, 1938. 2 vols., small 4to, original printed wrappers. Fine. Palau 304997. Quijada served as Alcalde Mayor of Yucatán from 1561 to 1565; he also held various positions in Nicaragua and San Salvador. The present work constitutes our primary source on a Spanish colonial administrator’s life in Mexico and Central America, as well as illuminating affairs of that most interesting region during a rapid transitional period.

SIGÜENZA Y GÓNGORA, Carlos de. Piedad heroyca de Don Fernando Cortés. Madrid: Porrúa, 1960. Large 8vo, original printed wrappers bound in half dark red morocco over red cloth. Very fine. Palau 312985n.

Plus 5 others.

(11 vols.)


19. [MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA]. SQUIER, E. G. Travels in Central America, Particularly in Nicaragua: With a Description of Its Aboriginal Monuments, Scenery, and People, Their Languages, Institutions, Religion, &c. New York: Appleton, 1853. [iii]-xxii [2] 324 + [2] iv [3]-452 pp., 21 lithographed plates (mostly colored or on toned grounds, one folding), 9 wood-engraved plates, 4 maps (2 folding), text engravings. 2 vols., 8vo, original green cloth, gilt pictorial spines. Light outer wear, hinges starting (upper hinge of Vol. 2 cracked), occasional mild foxing or age-toning, the plates and maps fine.

First edition. Bennett, American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books, p. 100. Hill, pp. 580-81: “The author was an American journalist, archaeologist, and diplomat. Squier was first assigned to Central America in 1849 as chargé d’affaires. He became an authority on Central America and on the archaeological ruins.” Palau 321785. Parker, Travels in Central America 1821-1840, p. 323. Pilling 3719. A fitting footnote to the archaeological books of Stephens (see next entry).

(2 vols.)


20. [MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA]. Lot of 2 titles, including:

STEPHENS, John L. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan. New York: Harper, 1841. 2 vols. [With]: Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. New York: Harper, 1843. 2 vols. Together, 4 vols., complete (over 200 illustrations of Maya antiquities, maps, plans, 8vo, original brown pictorial cloth gilt-stamped with Mesoamerican motifs. First title: Bindings worn (particularly at extremities; Vol. 2 spine split at joints and at center, but no loss and easily repairable). Second title: Bindings with light to moderate wear and fading. Both sets with intermittent mild to moderate foxing, but generally very good condition. Nineteenth-century ink ownership inscriptions. These titles are usually found in deplorable condition, marred by heavy foxing and the bindings beyond repair. First edition printings of these classics are increasingly tough to find.

First editions. Glass, p. 707. Griffin 1212-13: “Probably the most widely read books on American archaeology. There are modern editions, but they do not do justice to the fine Catherwood illustrations.” Hill, p. 28: “Stephens, an American traveler, was given an appointment to a mission to Central America, which gave him an opportunity to start explorations of Maya ruins with his friend Frederick Catherwood. This famous journey was nearly 3,000 miles in length, and visits were made to forty-four ruined cities.” With the research of Stephens and Catherwood, the serious study of Mesoamerican archaeology commenced.

(4 vols.)


21. [NEW FRANCE]. Lot of 7 titles (8vo, original bindings, fine to good), including:

HENNEPIN, Louis. New Discovery of a Vast Country in America. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1903. 2 vols., small 4to, original vellum over grey boards. Some discoloration to endsheets, occasional minor foxmarks. Frederick W. Skiff copy, with his bookplates. Howes H416n.

PARKMAN, Francis. Discovery of the Great West. Boston: Little, Brown, 1869. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Ex-library, with white ink call letters on spine, red ink stamp on title, Lunenberg Town Library on front pastedown, remains of library slip on rare pastedown. Slightly shelf slanted, first signature loose. Howes P98. Raines, p. 162.

SHEA, John G. Early Voyages Up and Down the Mississippi.. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1861. Small 4to, original tan linen over slate-blue boards, printed paper spine labels. Slight discoloration to lower board, otherwise fine. Limited edition (#255 of 500 copies). Howes S358. A particularly lovely Munsell imprint with its glazed boards, and a nice companion piece to the next item, both in content and pleasing physical qualities.

__________. Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley. Albany: Joseph McDonough, 1903. Portrait, map. Small 4to, original tan linen over slate-blue boards, printed paper spine labels. Frontispiece portrait of LaSalle detached, otherwise fine. Limited edition (500 copies). Howes S357.

Plus 3 others.

(8 vols.)


22. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST]. Lot of 10 titles (12mo & 8vo, original cloth bindings, generally very fine), including:

BOLTON, H. E. (editor). Anza’s California Expeditions. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1930. 5 vols., complete, 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Fine set (dust wrappers not present).

First edition. Cowan, p. 60. Howes B583: “Monumental work containing translations of the original manuscript 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, pp. 37, 64. Zamorano Eighty 7.

Plus 9 others.

(14 vols.)


23. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST]. Lot of 14 titles (8vo & 4to, original cloth and printed wrappers, very good to fine), including:

BOLTON, H. E. Coronado, Knight of Pueblos and Plains. New York & Albuquerque: Whittlesey House & University of New Mexico Press, [1949].

HAMMOND, George P. Don Juan de Oñate: Colonizer of New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1953. 2 vols., thick 8vo. Very fine in dust wrappers.

HALLENBECK, Cleve. Land of the Conquistadores. Caldwell: Caxton Printers, 1950. Maps, illustrations. Laird, Hopi 1055. Spanish New Mexico, with chapters on the Pueblo Revolt, missions, commerce, industries, colonial life and dress, etc.

[HAMMOND, George P. (editor)]. CASTAÑEDA DE NÁJERA, Pedro de. Narratives of the Coronado Expedition 1540-1542. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, [1940]. Basic Texas Books 28F: “Best account of Coronado’s famous expedition in search of the seven cities of gold.”

Plus 10 others.

(15 vols.)


24. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST]. Lot of 16 titles (8vo & 4to, original cloth and boards, one in wrappers, mostly fine), including:

BOLTON, H. E. Coronado on the Turquoise Trail: Knight of Pueblos and Plains. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1949. Griffin 2466: “Model biography of Coronado by the foremost modern student of his expedition.”

GÁLVEZ, Bernardo de. Instructions for Governing the Interior Provinces of New Spain, 1786. Berkeley: Quivira Society, 1951. 8vo, original boards.

First edition in English. Howes N224. Wagner, Spanish Southwest 167n. The original edition of these instructions on Indian policy and frontier administration were first published in 1786.

LAFORA, Nicolas de. Frontiers of New Spain...1766-1768. Berkeley: Quivira Society, 1958. 8vo, original boards. Lafora served as cartographer on the Rubí expedition. See Wagner, Spanish Southwest 159.

LOWERY, Woodbury. Spanish Settlements within the Present Limits of the United States 1513-1561. New York: Putnam’s, 1911. 8vo, original green cloth. Howes L536.

__________. Spanish Settlements within the Present Limits of the United States Florida 1562-1574. New York: Putnam’s, 1911. 8vo, original green cloth. Howes L536.

PINO, P. B., A. Barreiro & J. A. de Escudero. Three New Mexico Chronicles. Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1942. 8vo, original boards. Limited edition. Collectively these three reports present the most accurate picture of the province of New Mexico in the nineteenth century, up to U. S. takeover, 1846-47. Howes B169 & P383. Plains & Rockies IV:10a, 45a & 167c.

SIMPSON, L. B. (editor). The San Sabá Papers: A Documentary Account of the Founding and Destruction of San Sabá Mission. San Francisco [Lawton Kennedy for] John Howell-Books, [1959]. Fine in original red cloth.

VILLAGRÁ, Gaspar Pérez de. History of New Mexico. Los Angeles: Quivira Society, 1933. 8vo, original boards. Collection of the earliest printed chronicles and manuscripts on New Mexico. Howes S455.

Plus 8 others.

(17 vols.)

25. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST]. Lot of 21 titles (small folio, 4to, & 8vo, original cloth, boards, and wrappers, mostly very fine), including:

BURRUS, Ernest J. Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain. [Tucson]: Arizona Pioneers’ Historical Society, 1965. [10] 104 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait, 5 plates, 17 maps. Folio, original red cloth. Very fine. First edition. Hill, p. 41: “[Kino’s 1705 map of California] is the earliest extant showing the Gila River, the Colorado River, and southern Arizona, on the basis of exploration. His letters, diaries, and map are indispensable sources for knowledge of the development of geographical ideas concerning California and for the early history of the region south of the Gila on both sides of the Gulf of California.”

COWAN, Robert E. A Bibliography of the History of California and the Pacific West 1510-1906. Columbus: Long’s College Book Store, 1952. 4to, original cloth. Very fine. Cowan, p. 146. Zamorano Eighty 23n.

HALLENBECK, Cleve. Spanish Missions of the Old Southwest. Garden City & New York: Doubleday, Page, 1926. Small folio, original cloth. Campbell, p. 181. Rocq 16272. Saunders 2526. Steck, p. 14: “Historical and descriptive account of the Spanish missions in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.”

PALÓU, Francisco. The Founding of the First California Missions. San Francisco: Nueva California Press, 1934. Fine in worn d.j. Howes P56 (citing the 1787 edition printed in Mexico): “The most extensive early work on upper California.” Wagner, Spanish Southwest 168n. Zamorano Eighty 59n.

Plus 12 others.

(17 vols.)


26. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST]. Lot of 12 titles (8vo & 4to, original cloth and boards, very fine to very good), including:

HALLENBECK, Cleve. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: The Journey and Route of the First European to Cross the Continent of North America 1534-1536. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1940. Basic Texas Books 24BB.

[HAMMOND, George P. (editor)]. New Spain and the Anglo-American West: Historical Contributions Presented to Herbert Eugene Bolton. [Lancaster: Privately Printed, 1932]. Frontispiece portrait of Bolton. 2 vols., large 8vo, original brown cloth in worn slipcase. Fine set, with original glassine wrappers.

First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Laird, Hopi 1992. Festschrift to Bolton with contributions by Hammond, Kinnaird, Hackett, Neu (“The Annexation of Texas”), William C. Binkley (“Reports from a Texan Agent in New Mexico, 1849”), et al. For those collecting overland narratives, the work contains Maria A. Belshaw’s diary of an overland journey from Indiana to Oregon in 1853.

WAGNER, Henry R. The Spanish Southwest 1542-1794. Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1937. 2 vols. Basic Texas Books B202: “The essential starting point for any study of Spanish Texas.” Griffin 2278.

(13 vols.)


27. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST]. Lot of 9 titles (8vo, original cloth, one in wrappers, mostly fine, though some dust wrappers are bit worn or chipped), including:

HALLENBECK, Cleve & Juanita H. Williams. Legends of the Spanish Southwest. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1938. Clark & Brunet 112: “A contribution to the romantic myth of the missions and missionaries in the Southwest.”

HARRIS, W. R. The Catholic Church in Utah. A Review of Spanish and Missionary Explorations, Tribal Divisions. Journal of the Franciscan Explorers and Discoverers of Utah Lake. Salt Lake City: Intermountain Catholic Press, 1909. 8vo, original green gilt-decorated cloth. Ex-library (remains of card on front pastedown, library notes and ink stamps on title), binding tight and bright.

First edition. Flake 3869. Graff 1797. Howes H238: “Contains first English translation of Escalante’s account of his Utah discoveries.”

Plus 7 others.

(9 vols.)


28. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST: NEW MEXICO & ARIZONA]. Lot of 4 titles (8vo & folio, original bindings, mostly fine), including:

BRINCKERHOFF, S. B. & O. B. Faulk. Lancers for the King. A Study of the Frontier Military System of Northern New Spain. Phoenix: Arizona Historical Foundation, 1965. Small folio, original cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j. First edition. Includes a complete facsimile of the 1834 edition of the Royal Reglamento of 1772, with translation and notes. See Cowan (p. 256), Graff (4914), Howes (N225), Streeter (Texas 76B), and Wagner (Spanish Southwest 159) for information on the Reglamento, which established a plan of frontier defense for the Spanish Southwest.

READ, Benjamin M. Illustrated History of New Mexico. [Santa Fe]: Benjamin M. Read, 1912. Royal 8vo, original blind-stamped and gilt-lettered purple cloth. A few spots on lower cover, generally very good to fine.

First edition in English (first published in Spanish in Santa Fe the prior year), limited edition (500 copies). Graff 3430. Howes R90. Saunders 545.

Plus 2 others.

(4 vols.)


29. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST: NEW MEXICO & ARIZONA]. Lot of 10 titles (4to & 8vo, original cloth, boards, & wrappers, mint to very good), including:

CHÁVEZ, Angélico. Origins of New Mexico Families in the Spanish Colonial Period. Santa Fe: Historical Society of New Mexico, 1954. Illustrated by José Cisneros. 4to, original pictorial wrappers over flexible boards. Minor shelf wear, generally fine. Basic source work for the colonial era.

SALPOINTE, J. B. Soldiers of the Cross: Notes on the Ecclesiastical History of New-Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Banning: St. Boniface’s Industrial School, 1898-[1900]. [16] 299 [8 (appendix)] [1] pp. 8vo, original plum cloth. Very fine.

First edition, second issue (with the added 8-page appendix). Eberstadt 120:179: “Printed on the local mission press by resident Indian boys. Very few copies were printed. An important contribution to the history of the West.” Howes S55. Laird, Hopi 2304.

SMITH, Fay Jackson, et al. Father Kino in Arizona. Phoenix: Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966. 4to, original navy blue leather over blue cloth. Mint in slipcase. Limited edition (#16 of 200 copies, signed by Barry Goldwater and others).

Plus 7 others.

(10 vols.)


30. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST: NEW MEXICO & ARIZONA]. Lot of 9 titles (8vo & folio, original cloth, boards, and wrappers, very fine to very good), including:

COUES, Elliott (editor). On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer: The Diary and Itinerary of Francisco Garcés (Missionary Priest) in his Travels through Sonora, Arizona, and California 1775-1776. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1900. 2 vols., original blue cloth (binding a bit mismatched in color).

First edition in English. Howes C801. Rocq 16260. Weber, p. 27. “The journal of the intrepid Franciscan missionary whose explorations in the southwest prompted the Anza expedition and the opening of the Mojave Trail. His Diario is an excellent source of information on both the Indians and the country that he observed” (Howell, California 50:1538).

HORGAN, Paul. Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. New York: Rinehart & Company, 1954. 2 vols., 8vo, original black cloth in publisher’s case. Very fine.

First edition, later issue, without publisher’s logo on title verso. Basic Texas Books 93: “Most thorough and most civilized account of the vast region draining into the river that forms 1900 miles of Texas border.” Herd 1065.

Plus 7 others.

(12 vols.)


31. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST: NEW MEXICO & ARIZONA]. Lot of 7 titles (8vo, original cloth and wrappers, very fine to good), including:

PRINCE, L. Bradford. Concise History of New Mexico. Cedar Rapids: Torch Press, 1912. 8vo, original red cloth (binding with some staining and moderate insect damage) Adams, Guns 1771: “Contains some material on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid.” Saunders 4529.

__________. Historical Sketches of New Mexico. New York: Leggat Brothers, 1883. 8vo, original black cloth (slightly faded and with some shelf wear, particularly at edges). First edition. Howes P611. Raines, p. 168. Saunders 2609.

__________. Spanish Mission Churches of New Mexico. Cedar Rapids: Torch Press, 1915. 8vo, original pictorial terracotta cloth. Lower hinge cracked, else fine. Howes P613.

Plus 4 others.

(7 vols.)


32. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST: NEW MEXICO & ARIZONA]. Lot of 7 titles (8vo, original cloth & wrappers, very fine to good), including:

SMITH, Buckingham (editor). [NENTUIG, J. (attrib.)]. Rudo Ensayo. San Augustin de la Florida [Albany: Munsell] 1863. x, 208 pp., title printed in red and black. Square 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Lower wrap lacking, fragile upper wrap worn, chipped, and detached), interior fine.

First edition, limited edition (160 copies printed). Eberstadt 138:38: “An edition of 160 copies was supposed to have been printed but actually, it is said, only 80 copies were printed. The author...lived for eleven years near the River Yaqui in close association with the Opatas and travelled through Sonora.” Field 1430. Graff 2979: “Contains a good deal of fascinating information about the Indians of Arizona and New Mexico.” Howes S578.

Plus 6 others.

(7 vols.)


33. [SPANISH SOUTHWEST: TEXAS]. Lot of 12 titles (4to & 8vo, original cloth and boards, very fine to good), including:

BANDELIER, Adolph F. A. Contributions to the History of the Southwestern Portion of the United States. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 1890. 206 pp., folding map. 8vo, three-quarter contemporary black sheep over blue cloth. Binding worn and chipped at head of spine. Gutter of first few leaves stained and torn (not affecting text or map image). First signature loose and mild waterstaining to first few signatures. Small label with ink signature of noted ethnologist J. W. Fewkes pasted on map verso.

First edition. Vol. V, Papers of the Archaeological Institute of America (American Series). Howes B93. Saunders 346. This book constitutes Bandelier’s pioneering work on early Spanish expeditions into the far Southwest, especially Cabeza de Vaca, Niza, and the Villasur expedition of 1720.

BOLTON, H. E. Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1915. Maps, plans. Large 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Wrappers with several small tears. Basic Texas Books 20. Howes B589.

PORTER, Eugene O. San Elizario: A History. Austin: Jenkins, 1973. 4to, original brown cloth, pictorial label on upper cover. Very fine. Illustrated by José Cisneros.

Plus 9 others.

(12 vols.)

34. [UNITED STATES: PRESIDENTS]. Lot of 28 titles (various formats, very fine to poor), including:

GARFIELD, James A. Speech...Delivered at Cleveland, Ohio, October 11, 1879. Washington, 1880. Waterstained.

HAGEDORN, Hermann. Roosevelt in the Bad Lands. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1921].

[LINCOLN, ABRAHAM]. CONCEIÇÃO, José Manoel de. As Exequias de Abrahão Lincoln. Rio de Janeirô: Eduardo & Henrique Laemmert, [1865]. 40 pp. Small 12mo, original grey printed wrappers, sewn. Wraps slightly soiled, else fine.

First edition. Sabin 15101. Not in Palau. Brazilian imprint on the death and funeral of Lincoln.

[__________]. The Assassination and History of the Conspiracy: A Complete Digest of the Whole Affair from Its Inceptions to Its Culmination, Sketches of the Principal Characters, Reports of the Obsequies, etc. Fully Illustrated. Cincinnati: J. R. Hawley & Co., 1865. [2] xi [1] [21]-163 [1] pp., wood-engraved illustrations. 8vo, original yellow pictorial wrappers bound in contemporary black leather over black cloth. Spine rubbed and dry, wrappers neatly mounted and reinforced, mild to moderate intermittent foxing.

First edition, first issue (with 163 pp., rather than 201 pp.). Howes L337. Lincoln Bibliography 378.

[ROOSEVELT, THEODORE]. TABOR, Silver Echo. Our President Roosevelt’s Colorado Hunt. Denver: Silver Echo Tabor, 1908. Sheet music. Ephemeral.

WASHINGTON, George. Journal of...Commanding a Detachment of Virginia Troops, sent by Robert Dinwiddie...1754. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1893. Map. Square 8vo, original beige glazed printed boards (rubbed and slightly soiled). Howes W134 (locating only 9 copies of the original edition printed in 1754). Old LC purple ink release stamp on verso of title.

__________. The Daily Journal 1751-2, Kept while on a Tour from Virginia to the Island of Barbados. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1892. 4to, original beige glazed printed boards (rubbed and slightly soiled). Old LC purple ink release stamp on verso of title.

__________. The Political Memorial Containing Washington’s Farewell Address to the People of the United States. Concord: George Hough, 1827. Engraved portrait (trimmed below, but no losses). 24mo, original roan over mottled boards. Worn and occasional foxing and staining.

[__________]. BROOKS, John. An Eulogy, on General Washington, Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Medford. Boston: Samuel Hall, 1800. 15 pp., title within black border. 8vo, three-quarter dark green nineteenth-century calf over marbled boards. Scattered foxing.

Plus 21 others.

(28 vols.)


35. [UNITED STATES: PRINTING (1792-1812)]. Lot of 13 titles (12mo & 8vo, various bindings, mostly original, fine to good condition), including:

CHANNING, W. E. A Sermon, Preached in Boston, July 23, 1812, the Day of the Publick Consequence of the Declaration of War against Great Britain. Boston: Greenough and Stebbins, 1812. 8vo, contemporary plain yellow wrappers (marginal darkening). American Imprints 25048.

COBBETT, William. A Collection of Facts and Observations, Relative to the Peace with Bonaparte, Chiefly Extracted from the Porcupine. Philadelphia: [John Morgan], 1802. 8vo, original tan paper over drab boards. Fragile boards moderately worn (particularly the paper spine) and with some foxing and staining; mild to moderate foxing and age-toning to text. An appealing unsophisticated copy in its lovely original boards binding and uncut. American Imprints 2044.

DODDRIDGE, Philip. Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul. Philadelphia: Thomas & William Bradford, [1794]. 12mo, original full sheep, red leather label. Binding worn and dry. Last leaf torn (loss of a letter or two). Foxed. Front flyleaf not present. Evans Supp. 47033.

[PHILLIPS, Sir Richard]. A Concise Account of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the Inhabitants of Japan, Kamtschatka, Cochin China, Siam, Pegu, Pelew Islands, and New J. Goldsmith [pseud.]. Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner, 1810. 54 pp., 3 engraved plates. 16mo, original orange printed stiff wrappers (stained and somewhat worn). Contemporary ownership inscription in ink. American Imprints 21072 (3 loc.). Primitive yet charming engraved plates of natives.

HAMILTON, Alexander. Examination of the President’s Message, at the Opening of Congress December 7, 1801, Revised and Corrected. New York: New York Evening Post, 1802. 8vo, disbound. A few interior leaves stained. American Imprints 2363. Howes H112. Hamilton expounds on Jefferson.

LANGWORTHY, Edward. Memoirs of the Life of the Late Charles Lee, Esq. New York: T. Allen, 1792. 12mo, original sprinkled sheep, red leather label. Light shelf wear, but generally fine. Evans 24456. Howes L83.

[LADD, William]. A Letter to Aaron Burr...on the Barbarous Origin, the Criminal Nature and the Baneful Effects of Duels Occasioned by his Late Fatal Interview with the Deceased and Much Lamented General Alexander Hamilton. By Philanthropos. New York: John Low, 1804. 8vo, modern navy blue cloth. Other than few old ink stains to title, fine. American Imprints 7053. Howes L10.

MADISON, James. Important State Papers. Declaration of War. Washington, June 18, 4 o’clock, P.M. The Injunction of Secresy [sic] Was about an Hour ago Removed from the following Message, Report, and Act. N.p., [dated at end, Washington, June 19, 1812]. 20 pp., collating as follows: [1, caption title followed by text] 6-24 pp. 8vo, disbound. Marginal darkening and one small tear to first leaf (neither affecting text).

American Imprints (27145) lists an imprint for the Declaration of War with Great Britain with the same title as the present work, with 20 pages and place of printing as Boston (RLIN locates two copies: Harvard and Massachusetts Historical Society). This imprint needs more research.

SPRING, Samuel. A Discourse, in Consequence of the Late Duel, Addressed to the North Congregational Society of Newburyport. Newburyport: E. W. Allen, 1804. 8vo, disbound. Mild foxing. Not in American Imprints.

WOOD, John. A Correct Statement of the Various Sources from Which the History of the Administration of John Adams Was Compiled, and the Motives for Its Suppression by Col. Burr: With Some Observations on a Narrative by a Citizen of New York. New York: G. F. Hopkins, 1802. 8vo, disbound. Marginal chipping to first and last leaves (loss of a letter or two on last leaf). American Imprints 3578. Howes W629.

Plus 3 others.

(13 vols.)


36. [UNITED STATES: PRINTING (1815-1823)]. Lot of 9 titles (12mo & 8vo, mostly original sheep and calf, one in boards, another in plain wraps), including:

[O’CONNOR, Thomas]. An Impartial and Correct History of the War Between the United States of America and Great Britain. New York: John Low, 1816. Engraved plate of Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. 12mo, original tree sheep, red leather spine label. Binding rubbed and dry. Plate with a few small holes due to oxidation of ink in contemporary ownership note on verso of plate. Third, revised. American Imprints 37514. Howes O21.

CLINTON, De Witt. An Introductory Discourse Delivered Before the Literary and Philosophical Society of New York, on the Fourth of May, 1814. New York: David Longworth, 1815. 8vo, original grey printed boards, uncut. Boards reattached. American Imprints 34371. Clinton states: “History and observation justify the remark that while the movements of conquest have been from the north to the south, and the course of precious metals from west to the east...”

McAFEE, Robert B. History of the Late War in the Western Country. Lexington: Worsley & Smith, 1816. 8vo, original full sheep, brown leather label. Binding rubbed and cracked, blank flyleaves almost detached and with some marginal staining, affecting title just a bit, mild to moderate foxing, generally very good, with rebuttal leaf at end.

First edition. American Imprints 38117. Graff 2568. Howes M9: “For scope and authenticity rivaled only by Dawson’s Life of Harrison. Material was supplied by two of the ablest commanders, Harrison and Shelby.” Jones 781. Thomson 738.

WIRT, William. Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry. Philadelphia: James Webster, 1818. Engraved portrait of Patrick Henry after Sully. 8vo, full tree calf, red leather label. Lower joint cracked and binding dry and shelf worn, interior fine and crisp.

Third edition. American Imprints 46839. Howes W586.

Plus 5 others.

(9 vols.)


37. [UNITED STATES: PRINTING (1823-1834)]. Lot of 8 titles (format and bindings vary, mostly original, condition very good to poor), including:

[DAVISON, Gideon M]. The Traveller’s Guide Through the Middle and Northern States, and the Provinces of Canada. Saratoga Springs: G. M. Davison, 1833. Engraved plates. 24mo, original sheep over boards. Covers detached, book split at center. Occasional mild foxing to text. With a contemporary owner’s travel notes in pencil dated 1834. “Fifth edition, enlarged and improved.” American Imprints 18504. Howes D143.

DUNCAN, John M. Travels through Part of the United States and Canada in 1818 and 1819. New York: W. B. Gilley, 1823. 2 vols., 16mo, old sheep (covers detached and worn). American Imprints 12404. Howes D561.

GARDEN, Alexander. Anecdotes of the American Revolution, Illustrative of the Talents and Virtues of the Heroes and Patriots who Acted the Most Conspicuous Parts Therein. Charleston: A. E. Miller, 1828. 12mo, original tan muslin over drab blue boards, uncut. Fragile boards worn and stained, small snag to cloth on spine. Some waterstaining at rear of volume. Presentation copy from Alister Garden to Mrs. G. Richardson. American Imprints 33320. Howes G61.

[WALSH, Robert]. Biographical Sketch of the Life of Andrew Jackson, Major General of the Armies of the United States, the Hero of New Orleans. Hudson: William E. Norman, 1828. 65 pp., including primitive frontispiece portrait of Jackson. 16mo, original pink cloth over yellow printed boards. Fragile boards rubbed and stained, occasional staining to text. Early unskillful repair to blank portion of last leaf.

First edition, second issue, title dated 1828 and upper cover with date 1832. American Imprints 37075. Howes W68.

Plus 5 others.

(9 vols.)


38. [UNITED STATES: PRINTING (1836-1848)]. Lot of 10 titles (8vo, original cloth and wrappers, very good to fair), including:

CHIPMAN, Daniel & Jared Sparks. Memoir of Colonel Seth Warner...To Which is Added The Life of Colonel Ethan Allen. Middlebury: L. W. Clark, 1848. 16mo, original dark brown cloth. Spinal extremities chipped and shelf worn. Howes C388.

EDWARD, David. The History of Texas. Cincinnati: J. A. James & Co., 1836. 12mo, original cloth. Joints split, binding worn, text foxed. Defective copy, lacking the map.

First edition. American Imprints 37254. Basic Texas Books 53: “One of the best accounts of Texas on the eve of the Revolution.” Howes E48. Streeter 1199: “One of the essential Texas books.”

GILMAN, Caroline. The Poetry of Travelling in the United States. New York, 1838. 12mo, original brown cloth embossed with floral and vine design. Minor outer wear, lower hinge starting, endpapers discolored.

First edition. American Imprints 50502. Howes G183.

LOVEJOY, Joseph C. & Owen. Memoir of the Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy, Who Was Murdered in Defence of the Liberty of the Press, at Alton, Illinois, Nov. 7, 1837. With an Introduction by John Quincy Adams. New York: John S. Taylor, 1838. 12mo, original dark brown diced cloth. Binding with a few splits at joint and head of spine chipped.

First edition. American Imprints 51343. Howes L522.

PRIEST, Josiah. Stories of the Revolution, with an Account of the Lost Child of the Delaware. Albany: Hoffman and White, 1838. Folding wood-engraved plate. 8vo, modern cloth. Title stained Third edition. American Imprints 52435. Howes P600.

Plus 7 others.

(12 vols.)


39. [UNITED STATES: TRAVELS]. CARVER, Jonathan. Travels through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768. London: Printed for the Author & Sold by J. Walter and S. Crowder, 1778. [20] 544 pp., 4 engraved plates (including members of the Sioux and Fox tribes), 2 folding engraved maps with original outline coloring. 8vo, original full sheep with original red leather label. Joints cracked, mild foxing and occasional mild age-toning to text. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ink ownership inscriptions.

First edition. Buck, p. 24: “[Carver’s] descriptions received the praise of the poet, Coleridge.” Howes C215. “While Cook was charting the Pacific Ocean, Jonathan Carver led the first overland expedition in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage. Carver got no farther west than the Sioux villages on the Minnesota River and, of course found no Northwest Passage, but he had traveled farther inland than any other British explorer.... Carver’s book proved to be one of the most popular of all travel accounts, translated into several other languages and published in twenty-three editions.... [Carver’s] journal proved informative if not actually useful to Zebulon M. Pike, Lewis and Clark...and, perhaps even to Maj. Stephen H. Long.... More powerful than the pictures, however, was Carver’s map, which illustrated his vision of what lay westward, beyond his farthest camp. Combining the eighteenth-century naturalist’s preoccupation with unknown mountain ranges and the rumors that he had heard, Carver postulated the existence of the ‘shining mountains,’ the hub of the continent, from which rivers flowed in every direction.... It would be many decades before the American West would be fully explored and pictured for the American people, decades before its wonders would be documented and made public. But its grasp on the popular imagination was already firm. These early expeditions had extended the mind-set of eighteenth-century European explorers to America.... The West possessed an abundance of the masterpieces yet to be revealed” (Ron Tyler, Prints of the West, pp. 17-18 & Plates 4, 19 & 20 illustrating two plates and the excellent map).

(1 vol.)


40. [UNITED STATES: TRAVELS]. CRÈVECOEUR, M. G. St. Jean de. Voyage dans la Haute Pensylvanie et dans l’état de New York, par un membre adoptif de la Nation Oneida. Paris: J. R. Hawley & Co., 1801. 3 vols., (complete, with engraved portraits, folding plates and maps, plan, tables), 8vo, original half tan calf over tan boards. Spines of Vol. 2 and 3 detached (but present), fragile boards rubbed, interior crisp and clean. Bookplate of W. J. Holliday, Jr.

First edition. Howes C884: “Original work, presented under the guise of a translation.” The French author’s works were influential in attracting European immigration to the United States during the post-revolutionary period, and his social commentary during the era is unrivaled. See illustration.

(3 vols.)


41. [UNITED STATES: TRAVELS]. [PRINCE, Thomas]. The Vade Mecum for America: Or a Companion for Traders and Travellers. Boston: S. Kneeland and T. Green, for D. Henchman and T. Hancock, 1732. [8] 220 pp. Narrow 16mo, original sheep (rebacked). Binding scuffed, hinges repaired with old tape. Contemporary ink notes on pastedowns.

Second edition. Evans 3598. Howes P616. Contains the names of towns and counties in New England, New York, New Jersey, etc., a description of the principal roads from the mouth of the Kennebec River to the James River in Virginia, also the names of the streets in Boston, and the names of the taverns and public houses along the roads leading out of Boston and other points.

(1 vol.)


42. [UNITED STATES: TRAVELS]. WELD, Isaac. Travels through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, during the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. London: John Stockdale, 1800. [20] 427 + [8] 376, 16 folding plates (one colored in outline), maps, and tables. 2 vols., 8vo, original tree calf (neatly rebacked in tan calf, red and black morocco labels). Some binding wear, fresh endsheets, mild to moderate internal foxing.

Fourth edition. Clark, Travels in the Old South II:132: “A loyal Englishman with enough aristocratic prejudices not to understand the American frontiersmen.” Howes W235.

(2 vols.)



43. [MIDWEST]. Lot of 26 titles (mostly 8vo, in original bindings, very fine to poor), including:

BRAINERD, C. N. My Diary: Or Three Weeks on the Wing. A Peep at the Great West. New York: Egbert, Bourne & Co., 1868. 8vo, original orange printed. Very slight wear to wraps.

EDWARDS, Richard & M. Hopewell. Great West and Her Commercial Metropolis, Embracing a General View of the West, and a Complete History of St. Louis, from...1764, to the Present Time. St. Louis: Edwards’s Monthly, [1860]. Profusely illustrated. Thick 8vo, original brown diced gilt-pictorial cloth. Front joint with three-inch split at top. Howes E69.

ENGLISH, W. H. Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio 1778-1783 and Life of Gen. George Rogers Clark. Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, 1896. 2 vols., large 8vo, original brown gilt-pictorial cloth. Moderate outer wear, internally fine. Howes E157. Numerous illustrations.

FORDHAM, E. P. Personal Narrative of Travels in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky; and of a Residence in the Illinois Territory, 1817-1818. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1906. 8vo, original dark green cloth (light outer wear). Clark, Old South II:29. Clark & Brunet 85. Howes F257.

GALL, John F. & David K. Webb. Massacre of the Wigton Family. Chillicothe, 1934. 16mo, self-wrappers, laid in slate blue folder. Fine. Very scarce.

GARRAGHAN, G. J. The Jesuits of the Middle United States. New York: America Press, 1938. 3 vols., original dark blue cloth. Fine set.

GRIFFITH, G. W. E. My 96 Years in the Great West, Indiana, Kansas, and California. [Los Angeles: Griffith, 1929]. 8vo, original brown cloth. Cowan, p. 851.

HOWELLS, W. C. Recollections of Life in Ohio, from 1813 to 1840. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1895. Howes H734. Introduction by biographer’s son, William Dean Howells. Poor copy, extremities severely chipped.

HULBERT, A. B. The Ohio River: A Course of Empire. New York: Putnam, 1906. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Fine. Includes a chapter on the outlaws of the Ohio Valley.

JONES, N. E. The Squirrel Hunters of Ohio or Glimpses of Pioneer Life. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke Co., 1898. Illustrated. 8vo, original brown pictorial cloth. Lower hinge cracked, else fine.

[MICHIGAN]. Appeal by the Convention of Michigan, to the People of the United States; with Other Documents, in Relation to the Boundary Question Between Michigan and Ohio. Detroit: Sheldon M’Knight, 1835. 8vo, disbound. Title dusty. First edition. American Imprints 33023 (locating 5 copies). Howes M580.

Plus 17 others.

(30 vols.)


44. [MIDWEST]. Lot of 21 titles (various formats, mostly very good to fine, including:

KOHL, J. G. Kitchi-gami. Wanderings Round Lake Superior. London: Chapman and Hall, 1860. 8vo, contemporary polished brown calf over marbled boards, spine with raised band and extra gilt. Upper hinge cracked but very strong. Howes K247.

[MICHIGAN]. History and Location of Eaton Rapids, Michigan: The Magnetic Mineral Springs. How Discovered. Analysis of the Waters. Opinions of Eminent Medical and Scientific Authority. Class of Diseases Successfully Treated. Certificates of Physicians and Invalids. What People Abroad Think of the Springs. Accommodations, Bath Houses, Railroads, &c. N.p: Saturday Journal Print, 1874. Folding map. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers. Fragile wraps soiled and chipped. Rare.

PARKER, N. H. Iowa as It Is in 1856: A Gazetteer for Citizens and a Hand-book for Immigrants. Chicago: Keen and Lee, 1856. 282 pp., map & plates. 12mo, original brown blind-stamped cloth. Waterstained. Second edition, second issue. Howes P83.

ROENIGK, Adolph. Pioneer History of Kansas. [Lincoln, Kansas]: Adolph Roenigk, [1933]. Fine in d.j. Adams, Herd 1932; Guns 1884.

VOLWILER, Albert T. George Croghan and the Westward Movement, 1741-1782. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1926. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Clark & Brunet 262. Howes V141a. Thesis format.

WELLS, C. W. A Frontier Life, Being a Description of My Experience on the Frontier the First Forty-two Years of My Life. Cincinnati: Jennings & Pye, [1902]. 12mo, original maroon cloth. Fine. Howes W244: “Life in Nebraska and the Black Hills, in the sixties.”

Plus 15 others.

(22 vols.)


45. [ILLINOIS]. Lot of 6 titles (mostly 8vo, original cloth and wrappers, good to fine), including:

KINZIE, Juliette A. Wau-bun, The “Early Day” in the North-west. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. 498 pp., lithographed frontispiece of the first house built in Chicago, 5 plates after author’s illustrations. Large 8vo, original blind-stamped plum cloth, gilt pictorial spine. Joints rubbed, spinal extremities slightly worn, spine faded, mild marginal waterstaining to tops of first few signatures.

First edition. Ayer 175. Buck 230. Field 833. Graff 2340. Howes K171. The author, who came to Chicago in 1830 on her honeymoon, gives a classic account of the Old Northwest. Her account of the massacre at Fort Dearborn remains the primary source on this event. See Notable American Women II:337.

Plus 5 others.

(6 vols.)


46. [IOWA]. Lot of 25 titles (mostly 8vo, condition varies), including:

FULTON, A. R. The Red Men of Iowa: Being a History of the Various Aboriginal Tribes Whose Homes Were in Iowa. Also an Appendix Relating to the Pontiac War. Des Moines: Mills, 1882. 26 plates (mostly portraits of Native Americans). 8vo, rebound in new dark green cloth. Howes F411.

HARLAN, E. R. Execution of William McCauley: The Only Legal Hanging that Ever Occurred in Van Buren County. [Keosauqua: The Republican, 1905]. 8vo, sewn. Slightly soiled and creased at center.

[IOWA]. Dubuque County Early Settlers’ Association. Dubuque, Iowa: Iowa Farmer, [1906]. Fine in original wrappers.

[IOWA]. The History of Clinton County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879. Lithographed portraits. Thick 8vo, original sheep over black cloth. Spine detached and binding worn, internally very good.

[IOWA]. The History of Lee County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879. Numerous engraved and lithographed plates and text illustrations. Thick 8vo, original three quarter sheep over black gilt boards. Binding rubbed and slightly shelf-slanted.

JOHNSON, R. L. The Newspaper Accounts of B. F. Wright, Esq., and Others of Louisa County, Iowa. Denver: Robela Publishing, 1967. 4to, original red cloth. Fine.

PARKER, N. H. Iowa As It Is in 1855: A Gazetteer for Citizens, and a Hand-book for Immigrants. Chicago: Keen and Lee, 1855. 264 pp., 9 plates (no map present). 12mo, original brown cloth (waterstained). Howes P83 (calls for 2 plates and a map). The present copy appears to be a state unrecorded by Howes, and we note at least two other copies like the present one in auction records.

PERKINS, D. A. W. History of O’Brien County, Iowa. Sioux Falls: Brown & Saenger, 1897. 8vo, original black cloth. Hinges reinforced with white library cloth tape.

Plus 17 others.

(25 vols.)


47. [MINNESOTA]. Lot of 11 titles (mostly 8vo in original bindings, fine to fair), including:

CARLEY, Kenneth. The Sioux Uprising of 1862. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1961. Fine in d.j.

HUGHES, Thomas. Old Traverse des Sioux. St. Peter, Minnesota: Herald Publishing Company, 1929. Fine wraps.

NEILL, Edward D. History of Ramsey County and the City of St. Paul, Including the Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota. Minneapolis: North Star Publishing Company, 1881. 4to, original three-quarter sheep over cloth. Binding and shaken.

RODDIS, Louis H. The Indian Wars of Minnesota. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Torch Press, [1956]. Fine in slightly soiled d.j.

STEVENS, John H. Personal Recollections of Minnesota and Its People, and Early History of Minneapolis. Minneapolis, 1890. Engraved frontispiece portrait, plates. 8vo, original three-quarter morocco over purple cloth. Joints rubbed, otherwise fine. First edition. Howes S969.

VAN CLEVE, Charlotte O. “Three Score Years and Ten,” Life-Long Memories of Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and other parts of the West. [Minneapolis: Harrison & Smith] 1888. Frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original green cloth. Binding spotted, some occasional light staining to text.

First edition, first issue, with copyright notice on slip. Howes V21: “Authoress was the first white child born in Wisconsin.” Myres, “Following the Drum”: “Charlotte Van Cleve was born in 1819 while her parents were on route from Hartford, Connecticut, to Fort Snelling, to which her father had been assigned. She grew up in the army [and] married into it...Her experiences were numerous and she tells them with intelligence and charm” (Hanna, Yale Exhibit).

WILLIAMS, J. Fletcher. A History of the City of Saint Paul, and of the County of Ramsey, Minnesota. Saint Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1876. Plates. 8vo, original terracotta cloth. Binding worn and stained.

Plus 4 others.

(20 vols.)


48. [MISSOURI]. Lot of 26 titles (mostly 8vo and 12mo, in original bindings, fine to fair), including:

BENECKE, Louis. Handbuch für Immigranten und Kurze Darstellung der Vortheile, welche Chariton County, im Staate Missouri, den Immigranten Bietet. St. Louis: Riedner Menning, 1873. 12mo, original slate blue printed wrappers. Very fine. First edition. Not in Howes. Handbook for immigrants outlining the advantages of Chariton County, Missouri.

BENECKE, Louis. Some Light Upon a Chariton County Episode of ‘64. [Brunswick, 1895]. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Fine.

CRITTENDEN, H. H. The Crittenden Memoirs. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1936. 8vo, original brown cloth.

GÖBEL, Gert. Länger als ein Menschenleben in Missouri. St. Louis: C. Witters, [1877]. 8vo, original pale green printed wrappers (worn).

First edition. Howes G217: “Autobiography of a pioneer who settled in Missouri in 1834.”

HOGAN, J. J. On the Mission in Missouri, 1857-1868. Kansas City: John A. Heilmann, [1892]. 12mo, original grey cloth. Worn and split at joint; paper friable. Howes H573.

SWALLOW, G. C. Geological Report of the Country along the Line of the South-Western Branch of the Pacific Railroad, State of Missouri. St. Louis: George Knapp, 1859. 2 lithographed plates, large folding map. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth (part of spine missing). Text foxed.

THORP, Joseph. Early Days in the West along the Missouri One Hundred Years Ago. Liberty: Irving Gilmer, Liberty Tribune, [1924]. 8vo, original brown pictorial wrappers. Howes H231: “Inspired Emerson Hough’s Covered Wagon.”

WETMORE, Claude. The Battle Against Bribery, Being the Only Complete Narrative of Joseph W. Folk’s Warfare on Boodlers. St. Louis: Pan-American Press, 1904. 12mo, original pictorial wrappers (worn and chipped). Scarce.

Plus 8 others.

(18 vols.)


49. [MISSOURI]. Lot of 9 titles (mostly 4to & 8vo in original bindings, fine to good), including:

BILLON, F. L. (compiler). Annals of St. Louis in Its Early Days under the French and Spanish Dominations. St. Louis: G. I. Jones and Co., 1886. Plates. 4to, new brown buckram. Small tape repair on title. Howes B901.

BRYAN, W. S. & Robert Rose. A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri. [Columbia: Lucas, 1935]. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Very fine. Howes B901. Facsimile of the 1876 original.

JACKSON, Wm. Rufus. Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members Past and Present. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1935. Plates, illustrations. 3 vols., large 8vo, original dark brown cloth. Very fine.

WILLIAMS, Walter (editor). A History of Northeast Missouri. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1913. Plates. 3 vols., 4to, original brown leather over black cloth. Vol. I spine perishing, some shelf wear to all 3 vols., intermittent staining to text.

Plus 5 others.

(13 vols.)


50. [MISSOURI]. Lot of 6 titles (mostly 8vo in original cloth and wrappers, very fine to very good), including:

BRONAUGH, W. C. The Youngers’ Fight for Freedom. Columbia: E. W. Stephens Publishing, 1906. Plates. Very fine in original maroon cloth. Adams, Guns 283: “A book different from all others dealing with the James and Younger brothers, and reliable.”

EDWARDS, John N. Noted Guerrillas, or the Warfare of the Border. St. Louis: Ryan, Brand & Co., 1877. [4] ix-xi [2] 14-488 [2, ads] pp., frontispiece portrait, 13 engraved plates. 8vo, original decorated terracotta cloth. Moderate outer wear, title and frontispiece foxed, occasional spotting to text.

First edition. Adams, One-Fifty 51: “The author was an honest man and believed what he wrote, but he obtained most of his information, which proved to be false, from the James boys while they were hiding out. Included here because it is now a collector’s item.” Graff 1213. Adams, Guns 238. Howes E53.

Plus 4 others.

(6 vols.)


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