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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
296 "Abstract Log" kept by Capt. Philip Dumaresq on a Voyage from New York to Canton, China, in 1849 Dumaresq, Philip (Ship Log Books) "Abstract Log" of voyage from New York to Canton, 1849 1848 $2,000 - $3,000
Starting bid:
$1,500
227 Journal. By Frances Anne Butler Butler [Kemble], Frances Anne 'Fanny' Kemble's American Travel Journal 1st Edition 1835 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $160
(2 bids)
454 A View of the Soil and Climate of the United States of America: with Supplementary Remarks Upon Florida: on the French Colonies on the Mississippi and Ohio, and in Canada; and on the Aboriginal Tribes of America Volney, C[onstantin] F[rancois] 1804 View of the Soil and Climate of the United States 1804 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
Current absentee: $20
(2 bids)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
401 L'Afrique dressée, sur les relations les plus recentes, et assujettie aux observations astronomiques Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles and Didier 18th c. map of Africa showing known kingdoms [1756] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
423 1915 photograph of notorious inter-racial couple in San Francisco Chinatown (Chinatown – Photograph) 1915 Photo of notorious Chinatown inter-racial couple 1910-1915 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
Current absentee: $30
(2 bids)
428 Giessen und Umgeburg (Germany) 19th c. photographs of Giessen, Germany and its Surroundings c. 1890s $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
Current absentee: $10
(1 bid)
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
248 First two Hong Kong cook books, 1st Editions, 1950-1954 (Cookery – Chinese, Hong Kong) 1st Hong Kong cook books, 1st Editions, 1950-1954 1950-ca.1954 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(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
422 Noticias del Puerto de Monterey (California - Monterey) 50 years of Monterey, California history and art journal 1957-2006 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
162 A Brief History of the Modern Whaling Industry West Coast Whaling Company (Whaling) A Brief History of the Modern Whaling Industry, 1912 1912 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
114 The first American Bible; a leaf from a copy of the Bible translated into the Indian language by John Eliot and printed at Cambridge in New England in the year 1663 Winship, George Parker (Native American) A leaf from a copy of The first American Bible 1929 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
308 A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands Williams, John A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises 1841 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
293 A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn's Island; Including an Interesting Sketch of the Present State of the Brazils and of Spanish South America Shillibeer, John A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage to Pitcairn's Island 1818 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
106 A Stove-Up Cowboy's Story McCauley, James Emmit A Stove-Up Cowboy's Story 1st Edition in DJ 1943 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
195 Letter signed by E.S. Godfrey to Major McLaughlin, Indian agent, regarding an Indian woman arrested for loitering (Godfrey, E.S.) A wry ALS from E.S. Godfrey to Indian Agent McLaughlin 1884 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
178 Elizabeth "Libbie" Custer - carte-de-visite photograph (Custer, Elizabeth) A young Elizabeth "Libbie" Custer CDV No date $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
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
219 Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy Adams, George Adams' Natural & Experimental Philosophy 1st Edition 1794 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
192 Affidavit of Alfred Fosettee regarding the loss of a black horse and the ensuing unsuccessful search - signed by Francis Marion Gibson and countersigned by William Badger (Gibson, Francis Marion and William Badger) Affidavit signed by F.M. Gibson and William Badger 1878 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
193 Affidavit of Sergeant Henry Sholl regarding the theft of 26 wagon covers and two S.S. ambulance lead harnesses at Fort Rice - signed by Francis Marion Gibson and countersigned by William Badger (Gibson, Francis Marion and William Badger) Affidavit signed by F.M. Gibson and William Badger 1878 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
201 [Lincoln and his Generals] (Lincoln, Abraham) Albumen photo of Abraham Lincoln & Generals 1884 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
189 Charles DeRudio cabinet card photograph Barry, D.F. (DeRudio, Charles) Albumen photo of Charles DeRudio No date $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
198 Captain Myles Keogh cabinet card photograph (Keogh, Myles) Albumen photo of Cptn. Myles Keogh, 7th Cavalry No date $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
205 George B. McClellan cabinet card (McClellan, George B.) Albumen photo of George B. McClellon c. 1880 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
123 Album with 14 albumen photographs, of Yosemite, San Francisco etc., + one of the Columbia River Taber, Isaiah W. (Photographs - California) Albumen photos of Yosemite & San Francisco by Taber c.1880-90 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
Current absentee: $250
(1 bid)
231 The Costume of China, Illustrated in Forty-eight Coloured Engravings Alexander, William (China) Alexander's Costume of China 1805 1805 $1,500 - $2,500
Starting bid:
$1,000
101 The Larkin Papers: Personal, Business, and Official Correspondence of Thomas Oliver Larkin, Merchant and United States Consul in California Larkin, Thomas Oliver All Eleven Volumes of Larkin papers, Inscribed & Signed 1951-1968 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
Current absentee: $250
(1 bid)
221 All Round the World: An Illustrated Record of Voyages, Travels, and Adventures in All Parts of the Globe Ainsworth, W.F. All Round the World, W.F. Ainsworth [1861] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
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
240 The Chinese Empire: Historical and Descriptive. Illustrating the Manners and Customs of the Chinese, in a series of steel engravings, from original sketches by T. Allom, Esq. [Wright, George Newenham] (China) Allom's China with 148 steel engravings c.1860 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$750
446 Lot of three Americana and cartographic references and catalogues, including hardcover Warren Heckrotte catalogue (Reference) Americana & Cartography Reference Various dates $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
Current absentee: $10
(1 bid)
349 Amerique [Anonymous] (California as an Island) Amerique w/California as an island 1700s [17__?] $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
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
135 The Annals of San Francisco; Containing a Summary of the History of the First Discovery, Settlement, Progress, and Present Condition of California... Soulé, Frank, John H. Gihon and James Nisbet Annals of San Francisco, 1855 1855 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
138 Archive of Adrian F. Michaelis, producer and program manager for Standard Oil Company's The Standard Hour radio broadcast, also known as The Standard School Broadcast (Standard School Broadcast) Archive of radio producer Adrian Michaelis [1930's-1960's] $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
288 Ethnographisches Materialen aus den Neues Hebriden und den Banks Inseln - a manuscript English translation of what appears to be a partial text of Speiser's first book [with] an archive of albumen photographs of Samoan islanders Speiser, Felix (New Hebrides and Banks Islands) Archive related to Felix Speiser's New Hebrides c. 1980's? $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
435 An Atlas of Ancient Geography compiled from original Authorities for the Use of Schools Arrowsmith, Aaron (Maps & Atlases) Arrowsmith, Atlas of Ancient Geography 1829 1829 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
Current absentee: $10
(1 bid)
164 Memorial of A. Whitney, Praying a grant of public land to enable him to construct a railroad from Lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean Whitney, Asa Asa Whitney's proposal for a railroad to the Pacific 1846 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
309 Atlas des Enfans, ou Nouvelle Méthode pour apprendre La Géographie, avec un Nouveau Traité dé la Sphere, et XXIV Cartes Enluminées [bound with, as issued] Nouveau Traité de la Sphere [Schneider, J.H.]. (Atlas des Enfans) Atlas des Enfans 1778 1778 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
316 Atlas of eight jigsaw maps circa 1840 with box Fremin, A.R., Ambroise Tardieu (Games and puzzles) Atlas of 8 jigsaw maps circa 1840 with box [c.1840] $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
354 Scenic Auto Trips Radiating from the Pikes Peak Region: Colorado Springs and Manitou, Colorado (panel title) (Colorado) Auto trips around Pikes Peak c.1920's $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
215 Alfred H. Terry - signed carte-de-visite photograph (Terry, Alfred H.) Autographed CDV of Alfred H. Terry No date $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
207 Wesley Merritt - signed carte-de-visite photograph (Merritt, Wesley) Autographed CDV of Wesley Merritt No date $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
224 Axis in Agony! Artzybasheff, Boris Axis in Agony! by Boris Artzybasheff 1st Ed. 1944 $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
225 Banks' Florilegium: A Publication in Thirty-four Parts of Seven Hundred and Thirty-eight Copperplate Engravings of Plants Collected on Captain James Cook's First Voyage Round the World in H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1771 Banks, Joseph, Daniel Charles Solander and Sydney Parkinson Banks' Florilegium, printed from original copper plates 1980-1990 $5,000 - $8,000
Starting bid:
$2,500
328 Portrait of Andrew Kippis Bartolozzi, Francesco Bartolozzi engraved portrait of Cook biographer Kippis [1792] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
137 America's National Game: Historical Facts...Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball with Personal Reminiscences of its Vicissitudes, its Victories and its Votaries Spalding, Albert G. Baseball America's National Game, 1st Ed. variant binding 1911 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
171 William W. Belknap carte-de-visite from The Brady National Gallery with an official requisition form signed by Belknap requesting a fresh pair of trousers (Belknap, William) Belknap requests a fresh pair of trousers No date $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
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)
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
228 Bill of lading for cargo shipped from Canton aboard the Ship Active by Robert Hare and Thomas Davy, and bound for Philadelphia (China Trade) Bill of lading for China trade, 1806 January 8, 1806 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
350 Bird's-Eye View of the Key Route System, showing Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Claremont, Alameda, Richmond and Intervening Territory, Served by the Key Route and its Affiliated Lines. The area covered by this map is approximately seventy-five square miles Green, Charles (California) Bird's-eye Oakland & adjacent area 1911 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
Current absentee: $550
(2 bids)
346 View of the Town and Harbour of San Francisco, California From The Signal Hill Collinson, Captn. [Richard?] (California - San Francisco) Bird's-eye view of San Francisco 1851 1851 $6,000 - $9,000
Starting bid:
$4,000
Current absentee: $4,000
(1 bid)
181 Autograph expense report signed "Gen. G.A. Custer" on U.S. Army document (Custer, George Armstrong) Black Hills gold rush document signed by Custer 1875 $6,000 - $9,000
Starting bid:
$3,000
136 Black Hills Views (South Dakota) Black Hills Views 1903 [1903] $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
122 Letter from General John J. Pershing to American singer and songwriter Carrie Jacobs Bond, congratulating her on the song "A Perfect Day" Pershing, John J. Black Jack Pershing writes from headquarters in France, 1917 September 10, 1917 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
319 General Atlas of the World: Containing Upwards of Seventy Maps Hall, Sidney Black's General Atlas of the World, 1856 1856 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
329 Americae Nova Tabula Blaeu, Willem Blaeu map of North & South America c.1633 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
378 South Pacific Imray, James Frederick, Jr. Blue-backed chart of South Pacific 1865 1865 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
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
330 Sih-Chidä & Mahchsi-Karehde - Mandan Indians Bodmer, Carl Bodmer aquatint of two Mandan Indians c.1840-43 $2,000 - $3,000
Starting bid:
$1,000
294 Two journals kept by Matthew Pear on the voyage from Boston to San Francisco and the return voyage to Boston via the Sandwich and Society Islands, along with abstract logs he kept for each voyage, and lists of passengers, all bound together Pear, Matthew (Ship Journals) Boston to San Francisco & back via Hawaii, 1852-4 journals 1852-1854 $6,000 - $9,000
Starting bid:
$4,500
419 Boswell's Journal of A Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Pottle, Frederick A. and Charles H. Bennett (Boswell, James) Boswell in the Hebrides 1936 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
Current absentee: $20
(2 bids)
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
436 A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial Bradford, T[homas] G[amaliel] (Maps & Atlases) Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas 1835 1835 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
311 A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial - with rare map of Texas Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas w/rare Texas map 1835 1835 $2,000 - $3,000
Starting bid:
$1,000
232 Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis, from 1840 to 1843; and of the combined naval and military operations in China: comprising a complete account of the colony of Hong-Kong, and remarks on the character and habits of the Chinese. From the Notes of Commander W.H. Hall, R.N. with personal observations, by W.D. Bernard... Bernard, William Dallas, & William Hutcheon Hall (China) British navy in 1st Opium War 1844 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$750
Current absentee: $750
(1 bid)
312 Atlas Universel de Géographie Physique, Politique et Historique. Ancienne et Moderne... Brué, Adrien Hubert Brué's 1822 Atlas Universel 1822-[1827] $1,500 - $2,000
Starting bid:
$750
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
429 Buffalo Jones' Forty Years of Adventure Inman, Colonel Henry, compiler Buffalo Jones' Forty Years of Adventure 1899 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
206 Special Orders No. 13 - troop movement order by Lt. Colonel E.H. Leib, signed by 2nd Lt. of the 7th Cavalry Donald McIntosh, summoning buffalo soldiers of the 10th Cavalry to the Saline River (McIntosh, Donald) Buffalo Soldier march orders, Donald McIntosh 1869 $1,500 - $2,500
Starting bid:
$750
332 Mappe Monde Buffier, Claude Buffier, Mappe Monde 1764 [1764] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
333 [Western Hemisphere] Burnet, Thomas Burnet's Western Hemisphere California as an island 1681 [1681-1698] $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
226 A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome - Volumes III and IV of the Memorial Edition of the Works of Richard Burton Burton, Richard Burton's A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome 1893 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
441 Two title-pages to geographies with maps showing California as an island (Maps - California as an Island) California an island on title pages 1717 & 1759 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
383 Tabula Californiae Anno 1702 Ex autoptica observatione delineata à R. P. Chino è S.I. Kino, Eusebio Francisco California proves not to be an island 1726 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
52 California McCarthy, John Russell, editor (California Series) California series signed by California pioneers [1928-1929] $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
450 Catalogue des Espèces de l’Ancien Generis Scolia (Sensu Latiori), Contenant les Diagnoses, les Descriptions et la Synonymie des Espèces, Avec des Remarques Explicatives et Critiques. Saussure, Henri (Louis Frédéric) de & Sichel, Jules Catalogue des Espèces de l’Ancien Generis Scolia 1864 1864 $10 - $100
Starting bid:
$10
Current absentee: $10
(1 bid)
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
146 Charles Goodnight: Cowman & Plainsman Haley, Evetts J. (Texas) Charles Goodnight: Cowman & Plainsman 1936 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
361 Carte de l'Hemisphere Austral Montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les plus Celebres par le Capitaine Jacques Cook Cook, James Chart of southern hemisphere from French Cook c.1775 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
362 Entree de la Riviere Endeavour dans la Nle. Galles Meridle... [on sheet with] Baye de Botanique dans la Nle. Galles Meridionale... Cook, James Charts of Australian harbors from Cook's 1st voyage 1774 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
236 The Chater Collection: Pictures relating to China, Hongkong, Macao, 1655-1860; with Historical and Descriptive Letterpress Orange, James (China) Chater Collection of pictures of China, 1/750 copies [1924] $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$900
238 The Oldest and the Newest Empire: China and the United States Speer, William (China) China and the US by Speer, 1870 1870 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
234 La Chine Ouverte: Aventures d'un fan-kouei dans le pays de Tsin. Par Old Nick [Forgues, Emile Daurand] (China) China at mid-19th century 1845 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
237 A Narrative of an Exploratory Visit to each of the Consular Cities of China, and to the islands of Hong Kong and Chusan, in behalf of the Church Missionary Society, in the years 1844, 1845, 1846. Smith, George (China) China through eyes of Hong Kong Bishop, 1847 1847 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
230 Letter from the merchant house of Russell & Co. in Canton, to Captain Samuel Very, Jr., of the clipper Hurricane, about to sale from Hong Kong to San Francisco Russell & Co. (China Trade) China Trade letter 1856 Oct. 22, 1856 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
49 Index to Assessment Rolls, Sonoma County, for 1885 (California - Sonoma County) Citizenry of Sonoma County assessed, 1885 1885 $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
298 Two log books, recording the maiden voyages of the clipper ships “Bald Eagle” and “Romance of the Seas, the captain of each being Philip Dumaresq Dumaresq, Philip (Ship Log Books) Clipper ship log books 1852-1854 1852-1854 $6,000 - $9,000
Starting bid:
$4,000
353 America Cluver, Philip Cluver's America with California as an island 1661 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250