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The First Battle : a Story of the Campaign of 1896, Bryan, William Jennings
The First Battle : a Story of the Campaign of 1896
Bryan, William Jennings
47.50 USD

Original Sepia Portrait Photograph - William Hemsley Emory, Emory, William Hemsley
Original Sepia Portrait Photograph - William Hemsley Emory
Emory, William Hemsley
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1 101 Economies for the Motorist: with a Special Tractor Section of Interest to the Farmer
New York Tide Water Oil Sales Corporation 1924 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original publisher's black, white, and orange wrapper. 5 1/8" x 7 1/4." Ninety-three pages, complete. Pages are clean. Binding is tight. This book has 101 "economies" or tips for vehicle maintenance and repair. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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2 Acts of Parliament Extending the Jurisdiction of Great Britain over Certain Parts of North America. In the Senate of the United States, January 13, 1845.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Senate 1845 No Binding Very Good Book 
Beige-colored Senate pamphlet. 28th Congress, 2nd Session. January 13, 1845. 5 1/2" x 9." Eight pages, complete. A very clean copy. This document addresses the printing of British Parliament acts for the use of the U.S. Senate. The acts include Cap. CXXXVIII, which extended the jurisdiction of British courts in Lower and Upper Canada, and Cap. LXVI, which regulates the fur trade. 
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3 An Announcement Congresses, Conferences, Conventions. Panama-Pacific International Exposition. February 20 to December 4.
San Francisco, California. Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 
Original tan wrapper with brown lettering on the front cover. 6 X 9 inches. 86 pages. This copy contains information for those attending the exposition. Such information is, the congress program, service the central thought, the "grouping plan", the advance survey, a summary, information on routes and rates, Panama Canal route from Atlantic, hotel reservations for 1915, climate and a list of the 822 congresses, conferences and conventions for 1915. A previous owner, using a blue pencil, marked with a check mark on 2 of the conferences, otherwise pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Central California, Exposition Map (Bulletin No. 13)
Tourist Association of Central California Soft cover Very Good Map/Print 
Original map of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco with green, black, and white coloring. No date, circa 1915. Folds out into five sections. 24 3/4" x 9" unfolded. 5" x 9" folded. Included are black and white photographs of places in the Bay Area and "Central California." Exposition map has green, black, and white coloring. Also included are brief descriptions of local cities and points of interest in the Bay Area and Central California such as San Jose, Monterey, Salinas, Santa Rosa, Mt. Tamalpais, and Muir Woods. The exposition was held from February 20, 1915-December 4, 1915 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. 
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5 Churubusco En La Accion Militar Del 20 De Agosto De 1847
Mexico Museo Historico De Churubusco 1947 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original tan wrapper with red and black lettering on front cover. 7 1/4 X 9 1/2 inches. 85 pages. From the Instituto Nacional De Antropologia E Historia. Copy contains uncut pages. Copy also contains numerous black and white photographs and illustrations. Copy is clean. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Civil War Times. Volume 1, April 1959-Feb., 1960
Civil War Times Hardcover Fine Book 
Original gray cloth with dark blue lettering on the front cover. 12 X 17 1/2 inches. 108 pages. From the label on the inside front cover, "This binder is designed to hold the 10 volumes of Volume 1 of Civil War Times. These are the issues dated April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December, 1959, and January and February, 1960. Please note that no issues were published for September, 1959 and March, 1960" Copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 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, MT Independent Publishing Company 1889 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original publisher's pink wrapper. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4." Seventy-six pages, complete. Pages are clean. Binding is tight. A very clean copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Dedication of The Palomar Observatory and the Hale Telescope. June 3, 1948
San Francisco, California. Grabhorn Press 1948 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original blue wrapper with white paper and black lettering on front cover. 9 1/4 X 13 inches. 34 pages. Contents include, Dedication Palomar Observatory, The Challenge of Knowledge by Raymond B. Fosdick, Man and Matter by Max Mason, The Men of Palomar by Lee A. Dubridge, Two Observatories Operate as One by Vannevar Bush and The Telescope at Work by Ira S. Bowen. Copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Document, Gold Dust Assay Receipt.
No Binding Collectible-Fine Book 
Gold dust assay receipt. Palmer & Day's Assay Office. Folsom, Ca. March 9th,1861. 3 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches. The receipt is numbered 3371. Palmer and Day issue a receipt to John McCombe for 6 2/3 ounces of gold dust. Charles T.H. Palmer (1827-1897) came to California from Connecticut during the Gold Rush. He was a pioneer businessman and later practiced law in San Francisco. Receipt bears the business signature of "Palmer & Day". The Palmer & Day Assay Office was located on Sutter St. in Folsom. It also served as the western terminus for the Pony Express from July1860 to October 1861. The receipt has mild soiling on the upper left corner and a small rubbed spot in the center. It has also been folded. 
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10 Drake's Plate Of Brass. Evidence Of His Visit To California In 1579
San Francisco, California. California Historical Society 1937 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
Original tan cloth with tan paper with red lettering and green illustrations on the front cover. Tan paper with red lettering on spine. 7 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches. 57 pages with 6 pages of information on California Historical Society. Copy contains 5 black and white illustrations and 2 black and white maps. From the colophon, "Printed for the California Historical Society by Lawton R. Kennedy, April 1937. Typography by Harold N. Seeger." Contents in this copy are "Francis Drake's Plate of Brass" by Herbert E. Bolton, "Drake and California, The Finding of Evidence of His Visit and Its Implications" by Douglas S. Watson, "The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake" by Richard Hakluyt's "The Principall Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation," London, 1589 "The Anonymous Narrative" Harleian Manuscripts, British Museum, No. 280, folio 23, "The World Encompassed by Sir Francis Drake" Carefully Collected Out of the Notes of Master Francis Fletcher, London: Printed for Nicholas Bourne, 1628 (pp. 64-81). Copy also has a Bibliography of one hundred works relating to Sir Francis Drake, compiled by Eleanor Bancroft. Copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 History of Alameda County, California Including Its Geology, Topography, Soil and Productions Together with.Seperate Histories of Each of the Townships.and Biographical Sketches of early and Prominent Citizens and Representative Men.
M. W. Wood, Publisher. Oakland. 1883 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
New leather spine using original leather label. 8 X 10 1/2. 999 pages. Marbled edges. Full leather. 92 black and white plates of prominent men. Some internal spotting. 1st edition. Howes M-879. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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12 History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, Together with Sketches of Their Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Representative Citizens (also) History of Iowa Embracing Accounts of the Pre-Historic Races and a Brief Review of its Civil and Military History, Illustrated
Springfield, Ill. Union Publishing Company 1884 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Price: 175.00 USD
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13 History Of Parker County (Texas)
Weatherford, Texas Parker County Historical Commission 1980 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
Original tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. 9 1/4 X 12 1/4 inches. 704 pages. Many black and white photographs throughout. Copy contains seven pages of family names that are in this copy. Contents in this copy are, "Early History of Parker Co.", "History of District Court and Judges", "City Government", "Parker Co. Education", "parker Co. Churches, Communities and Schools", "Old Businesses", "Current Businesses", "Organizations", "Old Home Sections", "Special Events", "Family Stories", "Memorials and Tributes". Copy is very clean and binding is tight. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 Lassen Glimpses. The Lassen Park Guide Book
Mineral, California Collins & Lind 1929 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original tan wrapper with a color illustration of cinder cones with Butte Lake on the front cover. Dark brown lettering on the front cover. 8 1/2 X 6 3/4 oblong. 32 pages. Copy contains 20 black and white photographs, 7 black and white illustrations, 1 color photograph and a sketch map of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Copy also has a small black and white sketch of Stephen T. Mather, who was the first Director of the National Park Service. Front copy is slightly bent. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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15 Men of America
Chicago Stevens Davis Co. 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
52 booklets, issued in 1928-29, complete. In publisher's fabricoid portfolio. Biographies, both historical and contemporary. Each biographical booklet is six pages, counting the front and back cover and measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches. Illustrated portrait of each subject on front cover. A complete list of all booklets is available at the Purdue University Library website. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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16 Original Map: U.S. Coast Survey. Reconnaissance Of The Western Coast Of The United States Middle Sheet From San Francisco To Umpquah River. (J No. 2)
1854 No Binding Fine Book 
Original black and white map. 22 1/4 X 22 inches. The map shows the coast from San Francisco northward to Umpqua (Umpquah) River. On the left side of the map has general sailing directions and information on tides. The right side and lower portion of the map have 12 black and white illustrations of coastal views. Slight chipping on edge. Map is folded. A small hole along the fold crease. Map is clean. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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17 Original Photograph "William Jennings Bryan"
No Binding Fine Book 
Circa 1898. Original black and white photograph of William Jennings Bryan. Photograph on and off white board. Board measures 5 1/2 X 6 1/4 inches, photograph measurements, 3 3/4 X 4 3/4 inches. Byran (1860-1925) was the 41st United States Secretary of State and served under Woodrow Wilson. Written on the back of the photograph reads, "William Jennings Bryan, Taken by Beula when he lectured in Odessa." Photograph shows Bryan with several men walking away from a buggy. Several horse drawn buggies are in the background. Bryan and the men are in a field with trees in the background. There is a small X by one of the men in the photograph. Board is showing signs of foxing. Photograph is clean. 
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18 Original Stereocard Photograph - "849. Reflection--Donner Lake--View from Pollard's Hotel, Eastern Summit in the Distance."
San Francisco Thomas Houseworth and Company 1868 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Photographic Image 
Original stereocard on pink and orange board. Board measures 6 7/8" x 3 1/2"; photograph measures 6 1/8" x 3 1/8." Clean copy. Title printed below the right image. "Central Pacific Railroad" printed on left side of board. A tranquil scene of Donner Lake is shown with a pine tree on the left and a fallen tree lying in the foreground. The back says, "Paris International Exhibition, 1867, The Highest Prize, A Bronze Medal, Awarded to Thomas Houseworth & Co., 317 & 319 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, for the Superiority of their Stereoscopic and Mammoth Photographic Views of Scenery on the Pacific Coast." Thomas Houseworth (1828-1916) was an optician and stereoscopic photographer. He and George Lawrence, an optometrist and fellow stereoscopic photographer, operated Lawrence & Houseworth from 1864-1867 which was known for its landscape photographs of the American West. In 1868, Houseworth established Thomas Houseworth & Co. with his staff. The company's address on 317 and 319 Montgomery Street became the staging area for Houseworth's new line of photography: celebrity portraits. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Original Stereocard Photograph - "Clayton" (Estelle Clayton)
No Binding Collectible-Very Good Photographic Image 
Original stereocard on yellow board. No date, circa late 1800s to early 1900s. Board measures 6 7/8" x 3 1/2"; photograph measures 5 1/4" x 2 3/4." "New H Series." on left side of board. "Portraits of Celebrities" on right side of board. Photograph show a portrait Estelle Clayton in side profile with the left side of her face showing. She wears a bonnet, dress, earrings, and pearl necklace. "Clayton" listed on bottom of right half of photograph. A clean copy. Estelle Clayton (1867-1917) was an American stage actress, singer, dancer, and librettist. Although she was famous for her performing roles in comic operas, she wrote several librettos and was known for adapting novels and stories for stage performance. The photograph of Clayton in this stereograph was originally taken by New York photographer William R. Howell (1846-1890) whose subjects were often celebrities in the theater industry. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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20 Original Stereocard Photograph - "The Sound Steamer, 'Bristol'."
New York American Views No Binding Collectible-Very Good Photographic Image 
Original stereocard on pale orange board. No date, circa 1870s. Board measures 7" x 3 1/2"; photograph measures 5 1/2" x 2 7/8." Clean copy. "American Views" is printed on either side of the board. The photograph shows the stern view of the sidewheel steamer, Bristol, at Robins Dry Dock, Erie Basin, Brooklyn, NY in 1870. This photograph was originally taken by Henry T. Anthony (1814-1884), an American photographer and vice president of the largest manufacturer and distributor of photographic supplies in the nineteenth century, E. & H. T. Anthony & Company. Bristol was designed by notable American shipbuilder and philanthropist William H. Webb (1816-1899). This "floating palace" was launched in 1866 by Webb for the Merchants Steamship Company. It made many trips around New York and Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay until 1888. American Views was a New York-based company that primarily published images primarily of Canada and the eastern U.S. from the 1870s to 1890s. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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