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1 Message from the President... Communicating a report of an expedition led by Lieutenant Abert, on the upper Arkansas and through the country of the Comanche Indians, in the fall of the year 1845 Abert, James William Abert in Comanche country with map 1846 1846 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$800
2 The Art of Embossing (Advertisements) 1900 Sampler for Embossed Chromotypes [ca. 1900] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
3 Cleaver For President of the United States of America ...power to the People ...black power to Black People! (African American - Black Panther Party) Eldridge Cleaver runs for President as Black Panther [1968] $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
Current absentee: $450
(3 bids)
4 Two large press photographs of African American soldiers serving in the U.S. incursion into Mexico led by General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (African American - Buffalo Soldiers) Buffalo Soldiers serving in Mexican incursion 1916 c.1916 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
5 Two panoramic photographs of about 60 members of a marching band in an African American regiment in the U.S. Army, with their Buffalo emblem on the bass drum at the front (African American - Buffalo Soldiers) Buffalo Soldiers in marching band, c.1942 c.1942 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
6 General Orders of the War Department, Embracing the Years 1861, 1862 & 1863... Vol II. O'Brien, Thos. M. & Oliver Diefendorf (African American - Emancipation Proclamation) Civil War Orders w/ Emancipation Proclamation 1864 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
7 Has a Negro the Right to Vote? Or, the Validity of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Denied. A Historical Compilation from Original Sources and Review from a Legal Standpoint Adriaans, J.H. (African American) Legal pamphlet on 14th Amendment 1908 [1908] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $300
(4 bids)
8 Burdett's Negro Dialect, Recitations and Readings Burdett, James S. (editor) (African American) Rare guide to early AAVE [1884] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
9 "I Was a Negro in the South for 30 days" by Ray Sprigle and including "The Other Side of Jim Crow" Hodding Carter's Reply to Mr. Sprigle Sprigle, Ray; Carter, Hodding (African American) Sprigle's work on Jim Crow South [1948] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
10 Manuscript index log of letters and telegrams received by the U.S. Army Quartermaster for the Pacific Northwest & Alaska (Alaska & Pacific Northwest) Letters sent to quartermaster 1899 Pacific NW c.1899 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
11 Nine original newspapers/leaflets produced aboard the SS Spokane during an Alaska trip (Alaska) Passage to Alaska, 1908 Aug. 16-Aug. 26, 1908 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
12 Scenes from the Land of the Midnight Sun (Alaska) Yukon Gold Rush land Promotion 1908 [1908] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
13 Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times Hauser, Thomas with the Cooperation of Muhammad Ali (Ali, Muhammad) Signed by Muhammad Ali 1991 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
14 Collection of 19th century maps and tourist souvenir books (Americana) 19th c. tourist view books Various dates $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
Current absentee: $225
(2 bids)
15 Two volumes on the Cowboy Artists of America (Art) Cowboy Artists of America, 2 vols. signed [1976] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
16 Sixteen midcentury erotic and bondage photographs of a young Chinese or Chinese-American woman (Asian American Erotica) Midcentury bondage photos from a US chinatown [1950's or early 1960's?] $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
17 Collection of signed photographs of 20th century actors (Autographs) Mid-20th century movie actor autographs Various dates $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
18 Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight Langley, Samuel Pierpont and Charles M. Manly (Aviation) Langley's Memoir on Mechanical Flight 1911 1911 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
19 California's Pictorial Letter Sheets, 1849-1869 Baird, Joseph Armstrong, Jr. California's Pictorial Letter Sheets, 1849-1869 1967 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
20 History of the United States Secret Service Baker, L.C. Civil War History of Secret Service 1867 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
21 The Southwestern Journals of Adolph F. Bandelier 1880-1892 Lange, Charles H. & Carroll L. Riley, editors (Bandelier, Adolphe F.) Southwestern Journals of Adolph F. Bandelier 1880-1892 1966-84 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
22 Letter from P.T. Barnum discussing a biographical sketch that had been requested Barnum, P.T. Letter signed by P.T. Barnum August 18, 1890 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
23 Baja California, 1535-1956 [and] Baja California II, 1535-1964: A bibliography of Historical, Geographical and Scientific Literature relating to the Peninsula of Baja California and to the Adjacent Islands in the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean, Including a Chronological Index to Books I and II Barrett, Ellen C. Barrett's Baja California signed limited 1 of 50 sets 1957; 1967 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
24 Six photographs of Ethel Barrymore (Barrymore, Ethel) 6 photographs of Ethel Barrymore, 1 signed Various dates $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
25 An Account of a Visit to California 1826-'27 Beechey, Frederick William Beechey's Visit to California in 1826-27 [1941] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
26 Drei Jahre in Amerika. 1859-1862 Benjamin, Israel Joseph [Benjamin II] Benjamin II's Travels Across North America 1862 $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
Current absentee: $400
(1 bid)
27 David Jacks of Monterey, and Lee L. Jacks his daughter Bestor, Arthur Eugene Jr. Monterey Jack, the man behind the cheese 1945 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
28 California Gold-field Scenes: Selections from Quien Sabe's Gold-field Manuscripts Bigham, Robert W. California Gold-field Scenes, 1866 1886 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
29 My Playhouse was a Concord Coach: An Anthology of Newspaper Clippings and Documents Relating to Those Who Made California History During the Years 1822-1888 Boggs, Mae Helene Bacon, comp. My Playhouse was a Concord Coach; Mae Helene Bacon Boggs [1942] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
30 Kino's Historical Memoir of Pimería Alta: A Contemporary Account of the Beginnings of California, Sonora, and Arizona, by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino,... 1683-1711. Bolton, Herbert Eugene, editor Kino's Historical Memoir of PimerĂ­a Alta, 1/250 1919 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $300
(4 bids)
31 Anza's California Expeditions Bolton, Herbert Eugene 5 vol. Anza's CA expedition 1930 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $300
(2 bids)
32 The Hundredth Book: A Bibliography of the Publications of the Book Club of California & A History of the Club Magee, David and Robert D. Harlan (Book Club of California) 100th book of Book Club of California 1958 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
33 Collection of 20th century boxing photographs and autographs (Boxing) Collection of early-to-mid 20th century boxiana Various dates $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
34 Scrapbook recording the career of boxer Frankie Klick, onetime World Jr. Lightweight champion (Boxing) Career of San Francisco boxer Frankie Klick 1927-1931 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
35 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 & Papers 1944 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $160
(2 bids)
36 Picturesque America, or, the Land We Live in. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country. Bryant, William Cullen, editor Picturesque America 1872 [1872-74] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $250
(3 bids)
37 Life and Marvelous Adventures of Wild Bill, the Scout Buel, J.W. Illustrated Life and Adventures of Wild Bill 1881 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
Current absentee: $500
(1 bid)
38 Theater handbill signed by Francis X. Bushman (Bushman, Francis X.) Theater handbill signed by Francis X. Bushman [c.1931] $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
39 History of Beverly Hills Benedict, Pierce E., ed. (California - Beverly Hills)) History of Beverly Hills, Walter McCarty's copy 1934 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $225
(3 bids)
40 Carisa Chemical Company: Incorporated under the Laws of the State of California (California - Carisa Chemical Company) Sulphate of soda field in central California 1905 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
41 Coronado Beach, San Diego County, California. Its Attractions as a Health and Pleasure Resort, Its Wonderfully Equable Climate which makes it as Delightful in Summer as in Winter, Its Luxurious Hotel, The Hotel Del Coronado, the Largest Resort Hotel in the World (California - Coronado Beach) Promotional brochure for Hotel del Coronado [c.1896] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
42 County Directory including Lassen, Plumas, Del Norte, Siskiyou, Sierra, Shasta, Trinity, Modoc and Tehama Counties (California - Directories) Northern California counties directory, 1885 1885 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
43 Fontana Orange Groves (wrapper title) (California - Fontana) Brochure promoting Fontana, Cal., 1915 1915 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
44 Two panoramas of Fort Winfield Scott in San Francisco Nock, C.R. (California - Fort Winfield Scott) Two San Francisco military panoramas No date $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
45 Resources of the Southern San Joaquin Valley, California. Fresno, Tulare and Kern Counties. Topography, Soil, Climate, Productions, Railroads and General Advantages. 1,000,000 Acres of Government Land Subject to Homestead and Pre-emption. Large Tracts of Cheap Private and Railroad Land. (California - Fresno, Tulare & Kern Counties) Southern San Joaquin Valley, 1885 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
Current absentee: $200
(1 bid)
46 Archive relating to an imposter grandson of Johann Sutter, pioneer California landowner (California - Johann Sutter) "Imposter" grandson of J.A. Sutter 1927 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
47 Lake County. The Sanitarium of California, The Switzerland of America (California - Lake County) Lake County, Switzerland of American by rail 1898 $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
48 Lake Tahoe, Cal. (wrapper title) Putnam & Valentine, Photo (California - Lake Tahoe) Original photographs of Lake Tahoe c.1915 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
49 Chadwick's 1915 Street Directory and Pocket Guide of Los Angeles City with Latest City Map. Contains all Streets, Car Lines, Apartments, Hotels, Lodgings, Banks, Clubs... Etc. (caption title) Chadwick, James P. (California - Los Angeles) Los Angeles Street Guide with map, 1915 1914 $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
Current absentee: $400
(1 bid)
50 Souvenir of the Pacific Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: Los Angeles County, California (California - Los Angeles) Home for disabled soldiers in Los Angeles 1900 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(1 bid)
51 Mill Valley Beautiful (wrapper title) (California - Mill Valley) Scarce view book of Mill Valley, Cal., c.1905 c.1905 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
52 The Romance of El Camino Real. With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-) and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions (California - Missions) Romance of El Camino Real w/ 25 Kaloprints 1933 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $160
(2 bids)
53 Baywood Park Estates Otto, Richard S. (California - Morro Bay) Scarce Morro Bay real estate brochure 1949 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
54 History of Napa and Lake Counties, California, Comprising Their Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography, Springs and Timber...Milling, Mining, Pisciculture Wine Interests... (California - Napa) History of Napa & Lake Counties California 1881 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $100
(2 bids)
55 Nevada County N.G.R.R.: Trains will leave and arrive at Nevada City on and after Sunday, Nov. 17, 1889, as follows... (California - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad) Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad schedule 1889 1889 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $180
(2 bids)
56 General Plan, City of North Sacramento, California, 1960: A Report to the North Sacramento City Planning Commission prepared by the Sacramento County Planning Department... (California - North Sacramento) Development plan for North Sacramento, 1960 1960 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
57 Oakland 1852-1938: Some phases of the Social, Political and Economic History of Oakland, California Hinkel, Edgar J. and William E. McCann, eds. (California - Oakland) History of the City of Oakland, 1939 1939 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
58 Sylvan Crest, Oakland - promotional flyer + blueprint map (California - Oakland) Real Estate in Oakland's Sylvan Crest area 1907 1907 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
59 Summary of Operations, California Oil Fields... Annual Report of the Sate Oil and Gas Supervisor issued by California State Mining Bureau (California - Oil) California oil industry, 1919-1936 1919-1936 $5,000 - $8,000
Starting bid:
$2,500
60 Ordinances of the Board of Trustees of the City of Orange, California (California - Orange) Ordinances of Orange California 1905 1905 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
61 Three panoramic photographs of California (California - Panorama Photographs) Three panorama photographs of California 1910; 1913; 1946 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
62 San Rafael Pasadena: 15 minutes from Los Angeles via Arroyo Seco Parkway & Ave. 64 (California - Pasadena) Tract homes for sale in Pasadena, 1941 1941 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
63 Brochure and Map of Pismo Beach Calif. (California - Pismo Beach) Pismo Beach in 1967 1967 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
64 Poll Tax Roll 1907 Plumas County (cover title) (California - Plumas County) Ledger for Plumas County Poll Tax Roll, 1907 1907 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
65 Illustrated History of Plumas, Lassen & Sierra Counties, with California from 1513 to 1850 (California - Plumas, Lassen & Sierra Counties) Illustrated history of Plumas Lassen & Sierra counties 1882 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $160
(2 bids)
66 Pomona, California: Descriptive Booklet of Pomona City and Pomona Valley Fitch, J. A. (California - Pomona) Real estate in Pomona, Cal., 1907 1907 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
67 Printed letter describing the experiences of a woman who survived the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 Emmons, Rosie (?) (California - San Francisco Earthquake) Printed account of S.F. earthquake, 1906 May 18, 1906 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
68 Twenty panoramic and birdseye views of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (California - San Francisco Earthquake) 20 panoramics of 1906 San Francisco 1906 $1,500 - $2,500
Starting bid:
$750
69 Three panoramic views of San Francisco H.S. Crocker Co. (California - San Francisco Panoramas) Three San Francisco views, 1914 1914 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
70 Abstract of Title for a plot of land in San Francisco on Montgomery Street between Sutter and Bush (California - San Francisco) Title abstract for S.F. Financial District with map Oct. 9, 1906 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
Current absentee: $250
(1 bid)
71 An act concerning the city of San Francisco and to ratify and confirm certain ordinances of the Common Council of said city (California - San Francisco) Settling land titles in San Francisco, 1858 1858 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
72 Log book kept by F. Anderson recorded his duties and activities while serving in the San Francisco Police Department Anderson, F. (California - San Francisco) San Francisco policeman's log book 1896 1896 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
73 "An Invitation from San Francisco California" (wrapper title) - proposal to hold the 1928 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, with original signed letters and mounted photographs (California - San Francisco) S.F. bids for 1928 Democratic Convention 1927 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
74 The San Francisco Directory for the Year commencing September, 1862: Embracing a General Directory of Residents and Business Directory: Also a Directory of Streets, Public Offices, Etc.... Langley, Henry G., compiler (California - San Francisco) San Francisco Directory for the Year 1862 1862 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
75 A Senator of the Fifties: David C. Broderick of California - Dedication Copy inscribed to Edward Robeson Taylor Lynch, Jeremiah (California - San Francisco) Inscribed to San Francisco Mayor Edward Robeson Taylor 1911 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
76 Firemen's hand book: Practical Data for the Recruit Murray, George H. (California - San Francisco) S.F. Firemen's handbook c.1920 c.1920 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
77 Neunzehnhundertste Jahresfeier der Schlacht im Teutoburger Walde Gedenkblätter an das Fest der Deutschen von Californien ; San Francisco, 1. und 8. August 1909 (California - San Francisco) San Francisco Germans celebrate 2000 year old victory 1909 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
78 Official Program, Native Sons Roundup: Ewing Field, Fri.-Sat.-Sun. -- September 9-10-11 - [1921] (California - San Francisco) Rodeo in San Francisco, 1921 1921 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
79 The San Francisco Block Book. Fourth Edition: Comprising Fifty Vara Survey, One Hundred Vara Survey, South Beach, Mission, Horner's Additions, Potrero, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract, etc....Size of Lots...Names of Owners (California - San Francisco) San Francisco Block Book 4th Ed October 1906 1906 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
80 The Carrier Dove, Volume VI. Nos. 1 -52. Schlesinger, Julia, editor. (California - San Francisco) The Carrier Dove, Volume VI 1889 1889 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
81 Sixty Miles Around San Francisco with Driving Instructions (California - San Francisco) Motor guide to San Francisco Bay Area with map, 1918 1918 $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
82 Souvenir of San Francisco Compliments of Goldberg, Bowen & Co. (California - San Francisco) Promotional souvenir booklet of San Francisco, c.1880 [c.1880] $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)
83 Station Log Book 6-18-47 to 10-11-47 S.F.P.D. (California - San Francisco) Massive San Francisco police log book, 1947 1947 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
84 Sutro Baths - Cliff House - Sutro Heights (California - San Francisco) Taber photos of Sutro Baths & Cliff House 1895 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
Current absentee: $350
(1 bid)
85 Manuscript sermon preached by the Rev. S.C. Thrall at Trinity Church in San Francisco in 1856 Thrall, Rev. S.C. (California - San Francisco) Ms. sermon preached in San Francisco 1856 1856 $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
86 Traveler's Guide to San Francisco (California - San Francisco) Detailed guide to San Francisco in 1928 1928 $700 - $1,000
Starting bid:
$350
87 History of San Joaquin County, California. With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks and Manufactories. From Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability (California - San Joaquin County) History of San Joaquin County, 1879 1879 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
Current absentee: $250
(2 bids)
88 South Pasadena and San Marino City Directory 1932 Jones, Francis A., compiler & publisher (California - San Marino) Rare directory of San Marino & South Pasadena 1932 1932 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
89 Moore & De Pue's Illustrated History of San Mateo County, California (California - San Mateo County) Moore & De Pue's Illustrated San Mateo County 1878 $3,000 - $5,000
Starting bid:
$1,500
90 Historical Atlas Map of Santa Clara County, California (California - Santa Clara County) Thompson & West Santa Clara Atlas Map 1876 $800 - $1,200
Starting bid:
$400
91 Santa Cruz Venetian Water Carnival (California - Santa Cruz) Santa Cruz Venetian Water Carnival 1895 1895 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
Current absentee: $160
(2 bids)
92 Historical Atlas Map of Solano County, California (California - Solano County) Thompson & West Atlas of Solano County Cal. 1878 1878 $1,500 - $2,500
Starting bid:
$750
93 History of Solano County Comprising an Account of its Geographical Position; the Origin of Its Name; Topography, Geology and Springs...also, A Full and Particular Biography of Its Early Settlers and Principal Inhabitants. (California - Solano County) History of Solano County California 1879 $200 - $300
Starting bid:
$100
94 Historic Sonoma County in California's Redwood Empire Wonderland /Fascinating Sonoma County in California's Redwood Empire Wonderland (California - Sonoma County) Historic & Fascinating Sonoma County 1955 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
95 An Illustrated History of Sonoma County, California (California - Sonoma County) Illus. History of Sonoma County, California 1889 1889 $400 - $600
Starting bid:
$200
96 Index to Assignm'ts of Mortgages & Leases - Sonoma County (spine title) (California - Sonoma County) Mortgages in Sonoma County, 1851-1889 c.1850s to 1880s $500 - $800
Starting bid:
$250
97 Motor Map of California... El Paso to Long Beach: Make Venetian Square Your California Home... (California - Southern) Rare route map Memphis to Long Beach 1932 1932 $600 - $900
Starting bid:
$300
98 History of Stanislaus County, California, with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Farms, Residences, Public Buildings, Factories, Hotels Business Houses, Schools, Churches, and Mines (California - Stanislaus County) History of Stanislaus County, California 1881 1881 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
99 History of Sutter County California, With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks and Manufactories [Chamberlain, Wm. H. & Harry L. Wells] (California - Sutter County) History of Sutter County California 1879 1879 $1,000 - $1,500
Starting bid:
$500
100 Plan and Profile of State Highway in Ventura County, between Westerly Boundary and ½ mile East of West Casitas Pass... (California - Ventura County) State highway through Ventura County 1934 1934 $300 - $500
Starting bid:
$150
Current absentee: $150
(1 bid)