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1 Loomis, Noel M. WELLS FARGO: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. INSCRIBED TO WELLS FARGO HISTORIAN.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1968. First edition Near Fine in Very Good DJ 
Quarto. 344 pages. Brown cloth boards in pictorial dustjacket. Dustjacket has several closed tears and two small chips. Spine panel of dustjacket is faded. Includes over 300 illustrations that capture the flavor of the West and the excitement of one of the great institutions of past and present America. Inscribed on the half-title page: "To Irene Simpson, These past eight years would have been much longer without your help. Noel M. Loomis." Additionally, the author has hand-corrected a piece of information on the inside front panel of the dustjacket. Irene Simpson Neasham was a woman of numerous talents, not the least of which was being the first woman president of the California Historical Society (1970). She graduated from Stanford and later worked for Wells Fargo Bank and Union Trust Company. She spent almost 30 years compiling and documenting a mixed collection of books, artifacts, pamphlets, photographs, articles, and ephemera on the era between Wells Fargo's founding in 1852 and the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. She became nationally known as a speaker on Wells Fargo and the American West. She later married historian Aubrey Neasham, a restorer of Old Sacramento.

 
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2 Mann, Mrs. Horace [Mary Tyler Peabody] (1807-1887) and Peabody, Elizabeth P. (1804-1894). MORAL CULTURE OF INFANCY AND KINDERGARTEN GUIDE WITH MUSIC FOR THE PLAYS. SECOND EDITION. MATERIALLY REVISED.
New York: J.W. Schemerhorn & Co. , 1869 (1869). 
5 1/4" x 7 1/2". 266 pp.. + 10 pp. music. Very good in original brown cloth binding with lightly faded spine and lightly bumped corners. A scarce book in any edition or condition. Originally published in 1863 by two sisters who were champions of reform movements, pioneers in modern educational theory, founders of the kindergarten movement in America and supporters of the arts. They were also central conduits in the small, complicated web of relationship that comprised the Transcendentalist movement. Together Mary and Elizabeth published Moral Culture of Infancy and Kindergarten Guide in 1863, explaining their ideas for the education of young children -- a rejection of fear-based discipline, an emphasis on nature and the senses, and the innate goodness of children. Further influenced by Horace Mann's belief that public education could create citizens who would celebrate democracy and work to eradicate social injustices, and Channing's belief that evil could only be transmitted to innocent children through an evil and unjust environment, Elizabeth became especially interested in the possibilities of a free public kindergarten in disadvantaged neighborhoods. After collecting adequate funds for the first such school, Elizabeth traveled and lectured widely, advocating kindergartens and recruiting and training kindergarten teachers. Mary served an invaluable supporting role, seeing to much of the business behind the scenes and editing and contributing to the Kindergarten Messenger. (Notable American Women, p. 488).

 
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3 Reichenbach, William. AUTOMATIC PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP.
Plantersvillle, SC: Small-Arms Technical Publishing Company , (1937). 
4 1/2" x 7 1/2". Red cloth with gilt titles. All edges red. 140 pp. + two pages advertisements. Illustrations. Very good in very good pictorial dustjacket

 
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4 [ALIGHIERI, DANTE]. Penrose, Thomas. A SKETCH OF THE LIVES AND WRITINGS OF DANTE AND PETRARCH WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF ITALIAN AND LATIN LITERATURE IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.
London: John Stockdale, 1790. 
12 mo. [4] 114 pages + [2] pp. publisher's ads/ Facsimile of Petrarch's handwriting on p. 105. Recent quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt spine with burgundy morocco label. A little very light foxing, a couple of pencil marks. A very good, uncut copy. First edition. ESTC lists only six copies in North American libraries. Thomas Penrose (1769-1851) was the son of Thomas Penrose, the poet (1742-1779). The younger Penrose was admitted on the foundation of Winchester College, became fellow of New College, Oxford, and vicar of Writtle-cum-Roxwell. (See Oxford DNB.)

 
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