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1 Maine teacher ambivalent about Mississippi Slavery – letter Abbott, J. J. (African-American, 1846 - Slavery) 1846 Maine teacher letter on Mississippi slavery Feb. 15, 1846 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
Current absentee: $250
(1 bid)
2 Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, written by himself. Bibb, Henry (African-American, 1849) Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave 1849 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
3 Original court documents about the Tennessee sale of an "unruly" slave (African-American, 1854 - Slavery) 1854 Slave sale dispute - Tennessee legal documents June 1854 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
Current absentee: $250
(1 bid)
4 A Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court . . . in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F. A. Sanford Howard, Benjamin C. (African-American, 1857) Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857 1857 $1,500 - $2,000
Starting bid:
$750
5 Behind the Scenes. Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House Keckley, Elizabeth (African-American, 1868) Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes 1868 1868 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
6 The Underground Rail Road. A Record of Facts, Authentic, Narratives, Letters, &c, Narrating the Hardships Hair-breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in their Efforts for Freedom.... Still, William (African-American, 1872) William Still's The Underground Railroad 1872 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
Current absentee: $500
(1 bid)
7 Travelling New York patent medicine salesman describes the lynching of a Black prisoner in Texas Bullard, John B. (African-American, 1877 - Texas Lynching) 1877 Texas lynching described by New York travelling salesman Oct. 18, 1877 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
Current absentee: $250
(1 bid)
8 New York patent medicine salesman in Texas, observes Black cotton-pickers and a Black baptism Bullard, John (African-American, 1877 - Texas) 1877 NY travelling salesman observes Black life in rural Texas Oct. 28, 1877 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
9 Old Mammy's Torment Johnston, Annie Fellows (African-American, 1897) Somewhat racist juvenile in rare dust jacket 1897 1897 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
10 Freedom and Slavery Kittle, William (African-American, 1909) Freedom and Slavery by William Kittle Signed 1900 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
11 From early NAACP to CORE – three rare ephemeral items of the Civil Rights movement (African-American, 1919-1963) Early NAACP to CORE - rare ephemera of Civil Rights movement 1919-1963 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
12 Cab Calloway's famous 1939 Jazz 'Jive Dictionary' [with] Prof. Cab Calloway's Swingformation Bureau Calloway, Cab (African-American, 1939) Classic 1939 Black Jazz ‘Dictionary’ and quiz book 1939 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
13 The Souls of Black Folk- Essays and Sketches Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt (African-American, 1953) Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk Signed Limited Edition 1953 $1,500 - $2,500
Starting bid:
$750
14 Nome and Seward Peninsula: History, Description, Biographies and Stories Harrison, E.S. (Alaska) E.S. Harrison's Nome and Seward Peninsula 1905 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
15 Old Yukon: Tales - Trails - and Trials Wickersham, Hon. James (Alaska) Old Yukon by Judge James Wickersham, 1st Edition 1938 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
16 Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist Alvarez, Luis W. Louis Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist inscribed [1987] $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
17 Pictorial broadside relaying the fatal crash of two female aviators in the mountains of Pennsylvania Associated News Service (Aviation) Women aviators crash in the Poconos 1932 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
18 The United States with an Excursion into Mexico Handbook for Travelers Baedeker, Karl Baedeker's United States first edition 1893 1893 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
19 De la Colonización de la Baja California y Decreto de 10 de Marzo de 1857 Lassépas, Ulises Urbano (Baja California) The colonization of Baja California 1857 1859 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
20 Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Made in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate Calling for Information in Relation to the Commission Appointed to Run and Mark the Boundary between the United States and Mexico. July 26, 1852. (Bartlett, John Russell) US / Mexico boundary document with 7 maps 1852 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
21 Our Base Ball Club and How it Won the Championship Brooks, Noah (Baseball) Our Base Ball Club & How it Won the Championship 1884 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
22 New Tracks in North America: A Journal of Travel and Adventure whilst Engaged in the Survey for a Southern Railroad the Pacific Ocean Bell, William A. Bell, New Tracks in North America, Color Lithographs 1870 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
23 Pioneer Artists of Taos Bickerstaff, Laura M. Pioneer Artists of Taos, signed by Bert G. Phillips 1955 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
24 New-England judged, by the spirit of the Lord. In two parts. First, Containing a brief relation of the sufferings of the people call’d Quakers in New-England, from the Time of their first Arrival there, in the Year 1656... to anno 1665 Bishop, George George Bishop, Quakers in New England 1703 1703 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
25 A Soldier's Story Bradley, Omar N. Omar Bradley A Soldier's Story 1st Edition Signed [1951] $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
26 Fresh imported Hard-Ware Goods. James Foster at his store... the Market... Cutlery, Ironmongery, and Hard-Ware Goods (Broadside) Hardware merchant in Boston, 1805 1805 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
27 Resources of the Pacific Slope: A Statistical and Descriptive Summary of the Mines and Minerals, Climate, Topography, Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous Productions, of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains. With a Sketch of the Settlement and Exploration of Lower California Browne, J. Ross J. Ross Browne Resources of the Pacific Slope 1869 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
28 Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings and other Papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff, Captain, Washington City and California Mining Association, April 2, 1849 - July 20, 1851 Bruff, J. Goldsborough Bruff's Gold Rush Journals, Drawings, and Papers 1944 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
29 Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain Burrus, Ernest J. Spanish Exploration, Cartography of the Southwest 1965 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
30 First Annual Report of the Audubon Society of California for the Protection of the Wild Birds, the Wild Game and Forests (California - Audubon Society) 1st annual report of Audubon Society of California 1907 1907 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
31 Beverly Hills, California: Midway between Los Angeles and the sea [Reuss, Velma, compiler] (California - Beverly Hills) Beverly Hills promotional booklet 1920's [1920's] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
32 Packet of election matter mailed to voters in the 1922 general election (California - Contra Costa County) Election material for 1922 1922 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
33 Book of Rates No. 3 California. For the Use and Guidance of Fire Underwriters (California - Fire Insurance) Insurance rates in California, 1910 1910 $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
34 Bond prospectus for Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre (California - Hollywood) Warner Bros. build Hollywood Theatre, 1926 1926 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
35 Long Beach: The City by the Sea (caption title) Kendall, Sidney C. (California - Long Beach) Long Beach promo booklet 1903 1903 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
36 Legal summons relating to a restraining order sought against several Los Angeles Police officers who were harassing the owners and members of the Little Tokio Social Club of Los Angeles (California - Los Angeles) Police harass Japanese social club in Los Angeles 10 Oct. 1929 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
Current absentee: $250
(1 bid)
37 Los Angeles: The Great Seaport of the Southwest (California - Los Angeles) LA, Seaport of the Southwest, 1922 [1922] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
38 Portion of Menalto Tract - San Mateo County (California - Menlo Park) Land for sale in Menlo Park, 1910 c.1910 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
39 Report of Proposed Annexation of Parchester Village (California - Richmond) Richmond's Parchester Village requests annexation November 1957 $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
40 The Best Spot on Earth is in the Sacramento Valley, California: Great plant introduction garden established by the United States Department of Agriculture, where soil and climate are best suited to production of the widest possible variety of plant life (wrapper title) (California - Sacramento Valley) Sacramento Valley, Best Spot on Earth, 1904 brochure 1904 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
41 San Diego. Climate, Resources, Topography, Productions, etc. Illustrated Gunn, Douglas Maxwell (California - San Diego) Illustrated guide to San Diego 1887 with map 1887 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
42 6 Day Bike Race: Third [Fourth & Seventh] International Race, Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco... (California - San Francisco - Bicycle Races) Rare bike race programs from 1930's 1935-[1937?] $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
43 US Navy officer who officially "named" the city of San Francisco - letter as Coast Surveyor to a pioneering meteorologist Bartlett, Washington A. (California - San Francisco) Letter from US Navy Lieutenant who officially "named" San Francisco Oct. 13, 1851 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
44 Boulevard Lighting Standards... Design 12 O'Shaughnessy, M.M., City Engineer (California - San Francisco) Blueprints for San Francisco Streetlight c.1930 c.1930 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
45 Boulevard Lighting Standards... Design 16 O'Shaughnessy, M.M., City Engineer (California - San Francisco) Blueprints for San Francisco Streetlight c.1930 c.1930 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
46 San Francisco News Letter and California Advertiser - thirteen issues (California - San Francisco) San Francisco News Letter and California Advertiser - 13 issues 1890 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
47 San Francisco Traffic Ordinances Regulating Moving Vehicles, Taxicabs, Jitneys, Street Cars, etc. Published by Authority of the Board of Supervisors (California - San Francisco) Traffic laws of San Francisco, 1924 August 1, 1924 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
48 Society Events: Season 1901-1902 (California - San Francisco) High Society of San Francisco 1902 1902 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
49 Index to Assessment Rolls, Sonoma County, for 1885 (California - Sonoma County) Citizenry of Sonoma County assessed, 1885 1885 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
50 Constitution and by-laws of the California Academy of Sciences. Founded April 4th, 1853. Academy Building - S.W. Corner of California and Dupont Sts., San Francisco, California (California Academy of Sciences) Constitution of California Academy of Sciences 1881 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
51 Letter-Diary of Oregon Emigrant's 50 day journey by covered wagon from Indiana to Missouri Brandt, C.[harles] A. (California Gold Rush – Oregon Emigrant diary) 1851 Letter-diary, Oregon Emigrant trip from Indiana to Missouri March 11-May 1, 1851 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
Current absentee: $200
(1 bid)
52 California McCarthy, John Russell, editor (California Series) California series signed by California pioneers [1928-1929] $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
53 California for the Home Maker: Some facts of interest to men who work for themselves (California) Guide for relocating to California 1908 1908 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
54 "Come to California: the Land of Sunshine and Sights to See" - broadside page from a newspaper (California) The lure of California during WWI January 26, 1918 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
55 The Currency Question. In the Supreme Court of the State of California. James Lick, appellant, vs. William Faulkner, et al., respondents. Argument for appellant, by H.H. Haight, of Counsel Haight, Henry Huntly (California) Future Cal. governor argues against paper money 1864 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
56 Californien Ueber Beffen Gevolkerung Und Gesellschaftliche Zustlande, Politische, Religiose Und Schul-verhaltffe, Handel, Industrie, Minen, Ackerbau U. F. W. Ruhl, Karl (California) Karl Ruhl's Californien w/color maps 1867 1867 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
57 Schedule of Rates for the Sale of Electric Energy and Rules, Regulations, Information Affecting Rates and Service of Northern California Power Company, Cons. In the Counties of Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Butte, Yolo and Trinity... (California) Electric power rates in Northern California 1917 c.1917 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
58 Californian (Californian Newspaper) Third issue of the Californian newspaper, 1846 Saturday, August 29, 1846 $2,000 - $3,000
Starting bid:
$1,000
59 The Californian. Vol. 2, No. 4. June 12, 1847 Semple, Robert, editor (Californian Newspaper) The Californian newspaper, June 12, 1947. 1847 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
60 North American Indians: Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839 Catlin, George Catlin's North American Indians 1913 edition 1913 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
61 Chicago To-Day attracts World Wide Interest (Chicago) Invest in Chicago real estate, 1912 c.1912 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
62 Special Message of Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood, In Reply to a Resolution of Inquiry, Passed by the House of Representatives, March 2d, 1860, in Relation to the Requisition of the Gov. of Virginia, for One Barclay Coppic (Civil War - John Brown's Raid) Rare John Brown's Raid Pamphlet 1860 1860 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
63 The Spy of the Rebellion Pinkerton, Allan (Civil War) Allan Pinkerton's The Spy of the Rebellion Early Edition 1883 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
64 Hood's Texas Brigade: It's Marches It's Battles It's Achievements Polley, J.B (Civil War) Hood's Texas Brigade by J.B. Polly 1910 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
65 Reports of the Committee on the Conduct of the War: Fort Pillow Massacre & Returned Prisoners United States House of Representative (Civil War) Senate Reports on Fort Pillow Massacre & Prisoners 1864 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
66 Confederate Capital and Hood's Texas Brigade Winkler, Mrs. A. V. (Civil War) Hood's Texas Brigade 1894 1894 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
67 My Life on the Range Clay, John John Clay My Life on the Range [1924] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
68 Three Years in California Colton, Walter Three Years in California, Walter Colton 1852 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
69 The History of the Life and Actions of Adm. Christopher Columbus, and of his Discovery of the West-Indies, Call'd The New World, Now in the Possession of his Catholick Majesty Columbus, D. Ferdinand (Columbus, Christopher) Life of Christopher Columbus by his son [1704] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
70 Voyage au Golfe de Californie Grands Courants de a Mer...Description de la Sonora et de ses Richesses Minerales. De la Basse Californie, ses Volcans, ses Produits... Combier, C[yprien] Voyage au Golfe de Californie by Combier [1864] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
71 The Jackson County Cook Book: Favorite Recipes of Jackson County Ladies Dworak, Dorothy E., compiler (Cookery) Scarce Jackson County Kansas Cookbook 1933 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
72 Our New Music: Leading Composers in Europe and America - inscribed Copland, Aaron Aaron Copland Our New Music - inscribed [1941] $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
73 Appreciation of loved ones who made life rich for many. My father, John Francis Cross; my mother, Sarah Jane Cross Cross, Lilian A. Family Account of California Pioneer Couple Signed 1933 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
74 Histoire de la Conquete de la Floride De la Vega, Garcilaso Explorations of De Soto in North America French Ed. 1709 1709, 1711 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
75 Proceedings of the Friends of a Rail-Road to San Francisco, at Their Public Meeting, Held at the U.S. Hotel, in Boston, April 19, 1849. Including an Address to the People of the U. States; Showing that P. P. F. Degrand's Plan is the Only One, as yet Proposed, Which Will Secure Promptly...by a Single Act of Legislation, the Construction of a Railroad to California, in the Shortest Time Allowed by its Physical Obstacles Degrand, P. P. F. Pacific Railroad proposal SF 1849 1849 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
76 Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior Emory, William H. US & Mexican boundary survey H.R. issue 1857-59 1857 $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
77 The Missions and Missionaries of California Englehardt, Zephyrin Englehardt's Missions and Missionaries of California 1913-1930 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
78 A Descriptive Hand-Book of the Great Overland Route between Europe and Australia, China, Japan and India... (wrapper title) (Erie Railway Company) Hand-Book of the Great Overland Route 1876 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
79 Report of the Secretary of the Interior, in Answer to a resolution of the Senate calling for information in relation to the operations of the commission appointed to run and mark the boundary between the United States and Mexico (with) Part II: . . . Additional correspondence relative to the operations of the commission, etc. 31st Congress, 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 34 Ewing, Thomas Boundary between the United States and Mexico 1850 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
80 Sketches of America. A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through The Eastern and Western States of America Fearon, Henry Bradshaw Henry Bradshaw Fearon Sketches of America 1819 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
81 Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California...To Which is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State. By Hon. George C. Gorham Field, Stephen J. Reminiscences of Early Days in California - presentation copy [1893] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
82 Handwritten California Fishing Diary (Fishing) Handwritten Fishing Atlas of California c.1975 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
83 California: A History of Upper and Lower California Forbes, Alexander Forbes History of Upper and Lower California 1937 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
84 A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod Garrison, Everett and Hoagy B. Carmichael Building a Bamboo Fly Rod, 1/128 copies [1977] $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
85 Photograph portrait of razor blade entrepreneur King Gillette, inscribed and signed on the mount Gillette, King C. Signed by razor blade entrepreneur King Gillette 1906 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
86 Andrew Jackson Potter, The Fighting Parson of the Texan Frontier. Graves, H.A. Andrew Jackson Potter, The Fighting Parson of the Texan Frontier, 1st Ed. 1882 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
87 Stolen Kisses Griswold, Frank Gray Stolen Kisses by Frank G Griswold, signed 1914 1914 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
88 The Life of Rev. John Clark Hall, Rev. B. M Native American missions in Wisconsin, Texas 1856 1856 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
89 The Overland Monthly, Devoted to the Development of the Country Harte, Bret, editor The Overland Monthly Vols. I-XI, 1868-73 1868-1871 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
90 The Journal of Lieutenant John McHenry Hollingsworth of the First New York Volunteers [Stevenson's Regiment], September 1846-August 1849 Hollingsworth, John McHenry Journal of Lt. John McHenry Hollingsworth 1 of 50 1923 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
91 The Child Captives: A True Tale of Life Among the Indians of the West Hosmer, Margaret Kerr The Child Captives, 1st Ed. [1870] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
92 Trap Shooting Rules of the American Shooting Association. Revised Jan. 1, 1893, by C.W. Dimick. American Shooting Association (Hunting) Trap Shooting Rules of the American Shooting Association 1893 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
93 Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California...including the Mammoth Trees of Calaveras; Caves and Natural Bridges; the Yo-Semite Valley; the Mammoth Trees of Mariposa and Frezno; Mount Shasta... Hutchings, James Mason Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in CA, 1st ed. [1860] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
94 Ramona: A Story [and] two related volumes. Jackson, Helen Hunt Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona and related volumes 1900 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
95 Exposition Memories: Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1916 - inscribed James, George Wharton George Wharton James Exposition Memories inscribed 1917 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
96 2 original movie studio press books for movies relating to Japanese-American internment in World War II (Japanese-American Internment - films) 2 pressbooks for movies relating to Japanse-American wartime internment 1959-1960 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
97 Civilian Exclusion Order No. 41 - Notice. Headquarters Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California DeWitt, Lt. Gen. J.L. (Japanese-American internment poster) San Francisco 1942 Japanse Internment order poster May 5, 1942 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
98 Rare imprints about the Japanese-American interment of World War II (Japanese-American Internment) Japanese-American interment of World War II - rare imprints 1944-1949 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
99 Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839 Kemble, Frances Anne Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1st Edition 1st Issue 1863 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
100 Round Cape Horn. Voyage of the Passenger-Ship James W. Paige, from Maine to California in the Year 1852 Lamson, Joseph Journey round the horn in 1852 1878 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100