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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
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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 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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2 Baker Caverns Pennsylvania
Williamson, Pa Bakers Caverns No Binding Fine Book 
Original orange, black and white wrapper with a black and white photograph of the inside of the cave on the front cover. 4 X 9 folded. Unfolded, 16 X 9 inches. Copy contains 7 black and white photographs, plus a map. Contents mentioned are geology, development, discovery and location. Copy is very clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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7 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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8 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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9 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 
PUBLISHER'S THREE QUARTER LEATHER BINDING. SOME EDGEWEAR, BUT JOINTS STRONG AND HOLDING. BULK OF PAGES SOMEWAHT LOOSE, DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE TEXT BLOCK. 886 PAGES, COMPETE, WITH ALL ILLISTRATIONS OCCASIONAL MINOR SPOTTING. . 8 x 10 x 2 1/2 INCHES. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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14 Original Stereocard Photograph. "Chinese Camp in California"
New York Continent Stereoscopic Company No Binding Fine Book 
Original stereocard photograph on tan boards. Board dimensions 7 X 3 1/2, photograph dimensions 5 1/2 X 3 inches. The Chinese Camp in California is in Tuolumne County California. The first Chinese laborers arrived in 1849. At one time there were 5,000 laborers living there. Photo shows 9 laborers outside of several tents with trees in the background. One photo has light foxing on top edge. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Original Stereocard Photograph. No. 2764 Lake View Park, Cleveland.
Rochester, N.Y. Webster & Albee Publishers No Binding Fine Book 
Original stereocard photograph. Circa 1870's-1880's. Board measures 6 3/4 X 4 1/4, photograph measures 5 3/4 X 3 3/4. Lake View Park was built in 1867. This photograph is part of the Artistic American Scenery Series. Copy is clean 
Price: 37.50 USD
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16 Original Stereocard Photograph. The Tabor Block, Denver, Co
Popular Series No Binding Fine Book 
Original stereocard photograph. Circa 1900. Board 6 3/4 X 3 1/4, photograph 5 1/4 X 2 3/4 inches. Photograph shows the Tabor Block in Denver Colorado. Built in 1879, the Tabor Block stood on the corners of 16th & Larimer Streets in downtown Denver. At one time is housed a drug store, a diamond and jewelery store of James P Tryner and ticket offices for the Kansas Pacific, Colorado Central and Union Pacific Railroads. It was demolished in 1972. Part of the Popular Series. Clean photograph. 
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17 Panama Canal. Panama-Pacific International and Panama-California Expositions.
Chicago International Harvester Co. 1915 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original color illustrated wrapper showing Balboa's discovery of the Pacific in 1513. 5 1/2 X 7 3/4 inches. 63 pages. Black and white illustrations or photographs on every page. This copy is a souvenir copy from the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. . Copy tells the history of the building of the Panama Canal and the machinery of the International Harvester. Slight rubbing along the edges of both covers. A few spots on the back cover. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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18 Pomfret Old Home Festival, September 9 and 10 1914
The Pomfret Nieghborhood Association. 1915 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 
Dated on the front cover as 1915. Green illustrated wrapper. Articles on Pomfret, Conn. history, the churches, women, etc. Advertisements of local businesses. 68 pages of text plus unpaginated advertising pages. Photo illustrated. 6 x 9 inches. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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19 Proceedings Of The Senate And Assembly Of The State Of New York On The Life, Character And Public Services Of William McKinley. March 4, 1902
Albany N. Y. J. B. Lyon Company 1902 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
Original blue cloth with silver lettering on front cover. 7 X 10 1/2 inches. 66 pages. Printed on one side of leaf only. The printed pages facing each other. Deckled edges. Copy has a black and white portrait of McKinley. McKinley (1843-1901) was the 25th President of the United States and the last President to of served in the Civil War. This copy contains the memorial address by Charles Emory Smith on the personal virtues and public services of William McKinley. Both covers are lightly soiled. Spine is sun fadedEdges of covers are slightly worn as are the corners and the head and tail. Pages 12 & 13 have a small spot, text is not affected. On the first pages a small rubber stamp mark reads, "Compliments of E. R. Ford: Financial Clerk, Senate," with the initials "L.L.M. and A.L. Genter" written in pencil surrounding the rubber stamp mark. Pages are complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Rand, McNally Official 1923 Auto Trails Map, District Number 11: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nor. Nebraska, E. Montana, E. Wyoming, W. Minnesota
Chicago. Rand, McNally Company 1923 1st Edition No Binding Very Good Ephemera 
Printed on white paper with blue ink. 34 x 26 inches. Folded (with no splitting at folds. No staining or soiling. Illustrated with panel of highway signs across top. Quite detailed. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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