Category: Americana


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A Complete Life of Gen. (General) George A. Custer

By: Whittaker, Frederick

Price: $175.00

Publisher: 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. View more info

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A History of THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL From Its Establishment in 1863 to December, 1876; and of The Island of Rock Island, The Site of The Arsenal, From 1804 to 1863. ORDNANCE MEMORANDA NO. 20.

By: Flagler, Maj. D.W.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office, 1877

1st ed., 485 pp., plus 13 fold-out plates, one photographic plate, and a fold-out frontispiece. Rebound in maroon cloth. Text block is clean and tight with no foxing. One of the plates is split in half but intact. some of the other plates have small tears or stains, but not affecting image. Frontispiece is detached. View more info

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A Time To Heal

By: Ford, Gerald R.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, 1979

Edition: First Edition

First edition, first printing, signed by the former U.S. President and author on tipped in first blank page. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gilt to front board and spine. Top edge of front cover faded; bottom edge stained. Jacket lightly soiled, but no tears or chips. View more info

American Chimney Sweeps / An Historical Account of a Once Important Trade

By: Phillips, George Lewis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Trenton NJ, The Past Times Press, 1957

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 pas... View more info

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California Jubilee

By: Ainsworth, Ed

Price: $45.00

1st ed., 1948. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket, signed by author Ainsworth as well as the cover artist, Clyde Forsythe and Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz. The book is in fine condition; the d/w has light wear along the edges and a few nicks at top and bottom of spine. View more info

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Early Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2

By: Carpenter, Edwin

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop, 1973

Edition: 1st ed.

1st ed., limited to 300 copies. 8vo, illustrated boards, 48 pp. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and graphics - LA cemeteries up to the year 1885. Fine, without d/w -- as issued. View more info

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Historia de la Conquista del Nuevo Mundo (9 vols)

By: Don Antonio de Solis

Price: $1,400.00

Publisher: Madrid, Imprenta de Los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela, 1829

Nine volumes, 12mo full leather. Most volumes consist of contemporary historical accounts, translated and republished into the Spanish of the time. Contents (full Spanish titles reproduced below): Volume I: History of the Conquest of Mexico. Volumes II, III, IV and V: Royal Commentaries of the origin of the Incas of Peru. Volumes VI and VII: La Florida del Inca, by Hernando de Soto Volumes VIII and IX: Chronological General History of Florida Each volume is b... View more info

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $22.00

First edition. NY: Viking, 1983. Fine in price-clipped d/w. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse chronicles the history between the Sioux and the United States government, with emphasis on the 1971 shoot-out at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a 71-day, armed stand-off between federal and state agents and upon the 1975 shootout involving the AIM activist Leonard Peltier in which two FBI agents were killed. Matthiessen investigates his later trial and conviction; and the cont... View more info

Lincoln in the Political Circus

By: Gernon, Blaine Brooks

Price: $55.00

Publisher: 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. View more info



By: Bailey, Henry D. B.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY: Fishkill Standard, 1874

Edition: 1st ed.

8vo, dark brown cloth, gilt titles on spine. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Bailey tipped in, 431 pages. Slavery, Freedom, and Ghosts in the Hudson River Valley - a mixture of fact and fable. Good. Rubbed at top bottom of spine, corners; bits of newspaper residue on back cover. Newspaper obituaries of Bailey glued to front end papers. Some damp-staining to flyleaf page with tipped portrait but not affecting the photo. Front hinge weak but intact. Text block othe... View more info

Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Convention Assembled at Philadelphia in the Year 1787, for the Purpose of Forming the Constitution on the United States of America

By: Martin, Luther

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Alston Mygatt, 1838

"From The Notes Taken By The Late Robert Yates, Esq. Chief Justice Of New York, And Copied By John Lansing, Jun. Esq. Late Chancellor Of That State, Members Of That Convention Including The Genuine Information Laid Before The Legislature Of Maryland By Luther Martin, Esq. Then Attorney General Of That State, And A Member Of The Same Convention Also, Other Historical Documents Relative To The Federal Compact Of The North American Union." This is a later printing; first p... View more info


By: Woods, Daniel B.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers, 1851

Edition: 1st ed.

12mo, Rebound in maroon linen. Text block complete with the 8 pp. advts at end but with only two of the three flyleaves at front and one of the two at back. Woods, a Philadelphia clergyman arrived in San Francisco in June of 1849. His is one of the earliest published accounts of the Mexican route to the gold fields. Kurutz 696A; Howes W651;; Sabin 10512; Zamorano 80: 80. Good: Moderate foxing throughout; first signature loose but intact. This copy ex-libris Ruth Ann N... View more info

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The Cat and the Cherub and other Stories.

By: Fernald, Chester.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Co., 1896.

Edition: First Edition.

A chidren's book about early San Francisco Chinatown. View more info

The Fremont Cannon / High Up and Far Back / Unravelling the Puzzle of the brass conon abandoned in 1844 and never recovered from California's Sierra Nevada

By: Lewis, Ernest Allen

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Glendale CA, Arthur H. Clark Company, 1981

1st ed. "The Fremont Cannon" is Volumn 11 in the Frontier Military Series. This book covers J.J. Fremont's attempt to bring a brass cannon from the Mississippi River to California. The effort failed and the cannon has been lost to history. The prevalent theories at that the cannon was buried somewhere on the east slope of the Sierra Nevadas and never found or that the cannon was dug-up by Native Americans and dumped into one of the deep remote canyons found on the easter... View more info

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The Sleepy Lagoon Case

By: Welles, Orson

Price: $60.00

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. View more info