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101 Leonard, Elizabeth Jane. THE CALL OF THE WESTERN PRAIRIE.
New York: Library Publishers, 1952. First edition Cloth Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ 
8vo. 339 pp. Green cloth binding. Frontis photograph of Buffalo Bill at the Battle of Wounded Knee and other inserted plates. Bit of soiling to top edge. Beautiful pictorial white, blue, and green dustjacket is in near fine condition.

 
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102 Leslie, Miriam Florence [Mrs. Frank]. CALIFORNIA: A PLEASURE TRIP FROM GOTHAM TO THE GOLDEN GATE (SIGNED).
New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1877. 
First edition. 8vo. (viii) 286pp. +2 publisher's advertisements. Numerous wood engravings (23 full page, 25 tailpieces, 33 headpieces). Original green cloth with black stamping and bright gilt lettering to spine; lavender endpapers. Laid in is an utograph sentiment SIGNED from the author, dated 1891 by its recipient. The sentiment reads, "A sorrow grandly/borne becomes a/jewel. Frank Leslie." Minor wear to extremities; light stain to lower board. 1" closed tear p. 165 (page uncut) otherwise near fine.

 
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103 Levitt, Dr. I.M. A SPACE TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO MARS.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1956. First edition 
8vo. [i-vi], vii-x, 175 pp. Rust-colored boards with black lettering on spine. From the dustjacket (which is in two pieces now protected by mylar): "The bulk of the book makes interplanetary flight sound as if it were just around the corner." Near fine book in good dustjacket.

 
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104 Lewis, Oscar, et al. SEVEN (7) PIONEER SAN FRANCISCO LIBRARIES.
San Francisco: Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, 1958. First edition Very Good + 
One of 500 copies designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. Stiff blue wraps. Very light fading to spine. Foreword by Oscar Lewis. Better than very good.

 
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105 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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THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII., Lytton, Edward Bulwer.
106 Lytton, Edward Bulwer. THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Pictorial Cover Very Good 
4to. Nine color illustrations including frontispiece. VG/None. Color pictorial pastedown on front cover. Gilt titling on spine. Black boards. Hardcover. Some fading to black on spine, but gilt titling is intact and bright. Rubbing to front cover pastedown. Previous owner name pencilled on top of half-title page.

 
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107 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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108 McCrady, Elizabeth F. MARIA AND CARLOS OF SPAIN.
The Platt & Munk Co. , 1936. 
7" x 8". 18cm. x 20cm. Illustrated softcover. Fine.

 
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109 McCrady, Elizabeth F. OLGA OF NORWAY.
The Platt & Munk Co. , 1936. 
7" x 8". 18cm. x 20cm. Illustrated softcover. Fine.

 
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110 McCrady, Elizabeth F. WILHELMINA OF HOLLAND.
The Platt & Munk Co. , 1936. 
7" x 8". 18cm. x 20cm. Illustrated softcover. Fine.

 
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111 Mighels, Ella Sterling (aurora Esmeralda). LIFE AND LETTERS OF A FORTY-NINER'S DAUGHTER. SIGNED.
San Francisco: Harr Wagner, 1929. First edition/ Ltd. to 1600 copies 
Sm. Quarto. xv, 371pp. with "The Story of Her Life Told with the Aid of the Camera" after page 371. Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt. Gilt faded on spine. Few scuffmarks to front board. Wear to corners, head and foot of spine. Front hinge just beginning to weaken. Signed. #115/1600 copies. Aurora Esmeralda is the pen name of Ella Sterling Mighels, daughter of forty-niner Sterling B.F. Clark (HOW MANY MILES FROM ST. JO?). Though born after the death of her father, Ella writes eloquently of the "stained glass radiance of my life" and in 1919 became the first Literary Historian of California. The addenda at the back contains poetry, a song written by Mighels, and photos of the author and other Gold-Rush era Californians.

 
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112 Miller, Alice Duer. THE BURGLAR AND THE BLIZZARD.
New York: Hearst's International Library Co., 1914. 
Very good, with light rubbing to corners and head and foot of spine. Interestingly, the story is not listed in the online bibliographies of the work of either Alice Duer Miller or Charlotte Harding.

 
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113 Miller, Florence Shankland. TWO 19TH CENTURY PATENTS GRANTED TO A WOMAN, ONE SIGNED BY A FORMER UNION GENERAL.

Early patents for new and useful improvements to a mechanical dishwasher. Though the U.S. awarded the first patent in 1790, the first awarded to a woman was not granted until 1808. Florence Shankland Miller of Hoopeston, IL was granted United States Patent Number 414,562 on November 5, 1889 and Number 455,988 on July 14, 1891 for inventing new and useful improvements to mechanical dishwashers. Interestingly, one of the two patents is signed by Union General Cyrus Bussey (1833-1915), who, in 1889, was Assistant Secretary of the Interior. During the Seige of Vicksburg, Bussey served as chief of Calvary for Grant's army. 8 x 12. 4 pages each. Orange seal affixed with blue silk ribbon on first page. Patent includes specifications and diagram of the inventions. Some minor toning. Else Very Good.

 
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CHIMNEYSMOKE., Morley, Christopher.
114 Morley, Christopher. CHIMNEYSMOKE.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921. Leather Bound Very Good 
12mo. 253 pages. Color frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations in this delightful volume of poems about domestic tranquility and family harmony. Inscription on ffep: "Valentine Greetings, Vickie Dear, from Sir Christopher and Marykins. February 14th, 1925". Book has been rebound by someone in three different types of leather with the title stamped on the spine. Enpapers look like the bark of a tree. A unique copy of this charming little book.

 
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115 Moulton, C.W. PRIZE SELECTIONS: FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS FROM ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTHORS FROM CHAUCER TO THE PRESENT TIME.
Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 1887. Cloth Near Fine 
16mo. 242 pages. Navy blue boards with gilt titles and "$300.00" written on bottom of front cover. The $300 was to be a prize from the publisher for the reader who could correctly guess the authors of lines quoted from 825 poems. Blue entry blank still intact and bound into front of book. Small (1/8") chip out of top of spine and light shelfwear. Short gift inscription on ffep dated 1888. Else fine. A very interesting and unusual little book.

 
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116 Muir, John. THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. Later printing Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 294 pages. May 1947 printing. Green cloth with black titles, pine tree, and decorative borders. Shelfwear to head and tail of spine and corner tips. Portrait frontispiece of John Muir and nine black and white plates illustrated by the author. The front interior panel of the dustjacket is laid in the book. This panel promotes eight other titles written by eminent naturalist Muir.

 
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117 Neuhaus, Eugen. THE ART OF THE EXPOSITION: PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF THE ARCHITECTURE, SCULPTURE, MURAL DECORATIONS, COLOR SCHEME, AND OTHER AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF THE PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION.
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, August, 1915. Third edition, revised Very Good 
[i-vi] vii-x, 91 pages plus illustration of the official poster of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, ground plan of the Exposition, and colophon. Tan colored cloth with gilt titles. Gilt darkened at top and bottom. Some pages unopened. Many tipped in plates with photographs of views of the Exposition. Light shelfwear.

 
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118 Neuhaus, Eugen. THE ART OF THE EXPOSITION: PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF THE ARCHITECTURE, SCULPTURE, MURAL DECORATIONS, COLOR SCHEME, AND OTHER AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF THE PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION.
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, August, 1915. Second edition, revised Very Good in Good DJ 
[i-vi] vii-x, 91 pages plus illustration of the official poster of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, ground plan of the Exposition, and colophon. Tan colored cloth with gilt titles. Many tipped in plates with photographs of views of the Exposition. Light shelfwear. Dustjacket has some small chips and closed tears with some spotting. Book is in better than very good condition.

 
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119 Neuhaus, Eugen. THE GALLERIES OF THE EXPOSITION: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE PAINTINGS, STATUARY, AND THE GRAPHIC ARTIS IN THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS AT THE PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION.
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, July, 1915. Very Good 
[i-v] v-xii, 96 pages plus floor plan of Palace of Fine Arts and Colophon. Tan boards with gilt lettering. Some age darkening to spine. Light shelfwear. Includes tipped-in photographic plates of the art of the Panama Pacific Exposition.

 
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120 Nunis, Doyce B., Jr. THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY'S FIRST FUR BRIGADE TO THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY: ALEXANDER MCLEOD'S 1829 HUNT.
Fair Oaks, California: The Sacramento Book Collector's Club, 1968. First edition Near Fine 
Quarto. 59 pp. Map. Bibliography. Index. Designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Near fine in beige boards with gilt titles. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Aubrey Neasham, a historian and a restorer of Old Sacramento.

 
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