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The Overland Monthly, 1868-71, Volumes 1-6.
1 The Overland Monthly, 1868-71, Volumes 1-6.
San Francisco: A. Roman & Co, The first six annual volumes. Hardcover, green pebbled cloth, gilt titles and logo on spine. Each volume 550-600 pp. First appearance of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, as well as early contributions by Mark Twain and tales and poems by California Bohemian founders Charles Warren Stoddard and Ina Coolbrith. Among the tales and articles in this short run are Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Ambrose Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," Mark Twain is represented by four travel logs that ultimately formed the basis for A Tramp Abroad. Numerous works by Stoddard and Coolbrith. NOTE: Volume 2 is not hard-bound; it is bound in original green printed wrappers with black buckram spine and in fair condition only: moderate wear, hand-printed paper label attached to spine, moderate edgewear with ¼ cut at lower of back wrapper; internally very good as with other volumes.. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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2 Burke, William and RichardAN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA in Six Parts. An accurate Description of the Settlements in it, their extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius and Disposition of their Inhabitants: The Interests of the several Powers of Europe with respect to those settlements; and their Political and Commercial Views with regard to each other.
London: for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall Mall, 1760. Two 8vo volumes. pp. [8], xii, 324; xii, 308; 2 folding maps The third edition with improvements. [First published 1757.] Speckled calf, gilt borders and titles, five raised bands on spine. Joints and hinges cracked; edge and corner wear, latter rubbed and bumped; moderate surface wear overall; original titles between top two bands have been replaced with paper labels, cracked. Pastedowns and end paper age-toned; overall text block is clean and tight. Binding, though contemporaneous, does not appear to be original. The author(s) are uncertain, but generally believed to have been William and Richard Burke (cousin and brother of Edmund Burke to whom the work is sometimes attributed.) Folding maps in each volume by Emanuel Bowen are general maps of North and South America.. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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North American Indian: The Southwest, Curtis, Edward S., Roosevelt, Theodore (Forward)
3 Curtis, Edward S., Roosevelt, Theodore (Forward)North American Indian: The Southwest
Santa Fe NM: Classic Gravure Corporation, 1980. limited to 228 copies printed by the Amaranth Press, San Francisco. Curtis self-portrait on Frontispiece. Text only, no images. -- the publisher intended to reproduce Curtis’s complete work but went out of business after issuing this first volume of text, which was written and published by Curtis beginning in 1906 and was ultimately accompanied by more than 2000 photos and images. Includes the forward written by Theodore Roosevelt, and introductions by Beaumont Newhall and Fred Eggan. Part 1, Apaches, Jicarillas, Navaho; Part 2, Pima, Papago, Qahatika, Mohave, Yuma, Maricopa, Walapai, Havasupai, Apache-Mohave or Yavapai; Part 3, The Hopi; Part 4, The Tiwa and the Keres; Part 5, The Tewa and the Zuni. Very good-near fine; some surface wear and light scratches to cover; interior pristine.. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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4 Edna Bryan BuckbeeThe Saga Of Old Tuolumne
NY: The Press Of The Pioneers, Inc, 1935. First Edition. 8vo Red Buckram with gilt titles. 526 pp, History of the gold rush era Tuolumne Co California. General history plus a list of the pioneers, physicians and surgeons prior to 1854, and the towns and camps of the region. Sixteen full-page photographs. Pristine copy copy in a fine jacket. The d/w has a ¼”x1” closed tear at bottom of spine, otherwise also pristine, not price-clipped. The best copy we have seen.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces., Franklin, Benjamin
5 Franklin, BenjaminPolitical, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces.
London: J. Johnson, 1779. 8vo, half-leather, marbled boards, black label with gilt titles and ribbed lines on spine. 565 pp. plus 8-page Addenda and Corragenda. 1st edition thus. [Published earlier that year in an exceedingly rare 4to format] This definitive collection of Franklin essays, many printed here for the first time, is the only edition of Franklin's political and philosophical writings printed during his lifetime. The collection was edited by his friend Benjamin Vaughan with Franklin's knowledge and consent, and contains an 'errata' [Addenda & Corrigenda] made by him for it. Published in London while Franklin was serving as America's ambassador, the work includes many of his writings on the colonial rebellion and British measures leading up to it. Lacking the portrait frontispiece portrait prepared for the 4to edition and found in some copies of the 8vo but with the three scientific plates (one folding), and folding table. Good+:Front hinge lightly cracked, end papers soiled; 19th century bookseller seal [T. Connlly - Dublin] on front pastedown. Light-moderate wear overall with rubbing to spine and extremities. Text block and plates clean and tight with light scattered foxing, An extremely good copy overall. [Ford 342. Howes F330. Sabin 25565.]. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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6 Gernon, Blaine BrooksLincoln in the Political Circus
Chicago: The Black Cat Press, 1936. 1st ed., in d/w, limited to 1000 copies. A critical study of Abraham Lincoln's political relationships, with previously unpublished election materials. Some light soiling along top edge and pencil erasures on ffep where a price was apparently removed, otherwise a fine copy. Dustjacket is fair only with several large open tears and darkened spine.. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Profile: Cesar Chavez, Matthiessen, Peter
7 Matthiessen, PeterProfile: Cesar Chavez
Los Angeles: UAW Western Region 6, 1969. First thus, 1st ed., 8-1/2x11" stapled wrappers. Pamphlet offprint published by the UAW of two New Yorker articles [June 21 and 28, 1969, that were the basis for his later book Sal Si Puedes. Signed by Matthiessen on the cover below his name 24 pp. [Nicholas p. 13] A pristine copy.. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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CALIFORNIA: FOR HEALTH, PLEASURE, AND RESIDENCE. A Book For Travellers and Settlers., Nordhoff, Charles
8 Nordhoff, CharlesCALIFORNIA: FOR HEALTH, PLEASURE, AND RESIDENCE. A Book For Travellers and Settlers.
Harper & Brothers, 1872. 1st ed., 8vo. Brown decorated cloth, gilt titles. 255 pp. [Publisher's catalogue of Travel books] + Frontis Map. Illustrated with drawings and maps. A good+ copy. Generally clean and tight but with rubbing at exteremities and corners.. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Phillips, George LewisAmerican Chimney Sweeps / An Historical Account of a Once Important Trade
Trenton NJ: The Past Times Press, 1957. Edward Gee Jackson. 1st ed., 8vo, marbled boards without dust jacket (as issued). Limited edition (unstated number), signed by the Author George Lewis Phillips on the title page. Also inscribed by the author on the front end paper, with a pencil sketch of Phillips by the book's illustrator, California/Southwestern artist Everett Gee Jackson. A fine copy with some light toning on front end paper where a newspaper clipping lightly discolored the paper. [The clipping is inside an envelope pasted inside front cover.]. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Sleepy Lagoon Case, Welles, Orson
10 Welles, OrsonThe Sleepy Lagoon Case
1st ed., second printing with the original 5c price at the bottom of the cover. Covers age-toned with a couple of light stains. Paper cover pulling from one of the staples, but still intact. Pencil erasures on back cover and one interior page.. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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11 Whittaker, FrederickA Complete Life of Gen. (General) George A. Custer
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1876. 1st edition (1876) in gilt decorated green cloth. The interior is generally clean and tight, with foxing along the outside edge but very little foxing inside. Contemporary inked signature on end paper, foxing on endpapers, title page, and portrait facing title page. Hinges loose but fully intact; covers rubbed at top and bottom of spine and corners.. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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