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41 Boyden, Anna L. WAR REMINISCENCES. A RECORD OF MRS. REBECCA R. POMEROY'S EXPERIENCE IN WAR TIMES.
Boston: D. Lothrop Company, (1884) . 
4 3/4" x 7 3/4". 250 pp. + 4 pp. ads a the back. Hinges and joints professionally repaired. Bound in its original, floral screenprinted cloth boards. This scarce record of a "noble type of good heroic womanhood" tells the story of Rebecca R. Pomeroy, a widowed northern woman who served as an army nurse in the American Civil War. She cared for wounded Union troops and later for the family of Abraham Lincoln in the White House when Lincoln's sons Tad and Willie were sick and when Mrs. Lincoln was overcome by grief in the aftermath of Willie's death. Book appears to have been reprinted in 1887 under the title Echoes from Hospital and White House.

 
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RAB AND HIS FRIENDS., Brown, John M.D.
42 Brown, John M.D. RAB AND HIS FRIENDS.
Boston: L.C. Page and Co.. Cosy Corner Series Pictorial Cover Very Good + 
16mo. 44 pages plus six additional pages of advertisements for other "Books for Young People" in the Cosy Corner Series. Light green boards with a vivid and intact pictorial pastedown on front cover. Eleven black and white illustrations including frontispiece. Light shelfwear. No dustjacket. Very Good Plus.

 
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43 Burton, Richard F. THE KASIDAH OF HAJI ABDU EL-YEZDI, TRANSLATED AND ANNOTATED BY HIS FRIEND AND PUPIL F.B.
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher , 1911. Eighth edition Else very good. 
16mo. 124 pages. Eighth edition, one of 925 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. Bound in limp brown leather with gilt titling and design on spine and gilt device (crescent moon) on front cover. Leather faded, fraying at spine, and a few small chips. Previous owner name on ffep. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece features a picture of Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) with a facsimile of his signature underneath. Includes four uncut pages of bibliography at the end of the poetry. About very good.

 
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44 Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824). CHILDE HAROLD, A ROMAUNT.
London: J.M. Dent and Co., November, 1902. Third edition 
24mo. 4" x 6 1/2". [i-vi], vii-xii, [1-2] 310 pp. Although this book is a not uncommon third edition from the well-known Temple Classics Series, it is housed in a beautiful binding. Majestic full parchment covers, hand-painted in a colorful medieval style with elaborate floral borders, rubricated initial letters in the title, gothic lettering. Two metal clasps shaped like the heads of cherubs hold the book closed. The binding also has five raised bands. Vellum cords with fleur-de-lis shaped raised device and yapp edges give a medieval style to the binding. The upper board features a painting of an oil lamp framed by Laurel leaves. The lower board, which is covered in a green and red floral pattern, also has a pinting of a lion in a frame of laurel leaves. Spine painted with scarlet flourishes.

 
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45 Cabot, Elizabeth Dwight (1830-1901). LETTERS OF ELIZABETH CABOT, VOL. I AND VOL. II.
Boston: Privately Printed by the Rockwell and Churchill Press, 1905. 
8vo. Illus. Two volumes. Suede. Elizabeth Dwight Cabot was a member of the large Cabot family of Boston. Rare two-volume set of correspondence. Inscribed, "Lydia Lyman from Phillip and Gertrude Cabot, Christmas 1939. This is on e of the few remaining copies of my mother's letters privately printed. They are interesting in the selves and give a good picture of the women of the governing class in this country half a century ago." Privately printed. The lifetime of a woman from a prominent Boston family in letters, written 1844--1901 from Boston and elsewhere in New England and the U. S. and from abroad. We find no record of this title offered at auction in the past 30 years.

 
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46 Canin, Ethan. BLUE RIVER.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. First edition 
Near fine in near fine dustjacket.

 
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47 Canin, Ethan. THE PALACE THIEF.
New York: Random House, 1994. First edition 
Near fine in near fine dustjacket.

 
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FARM LEGENDS., Carleton, Will.
48 Carleton, Will. FARM LEGENDS.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1876. Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 130 pages plus four pages of advertisments for other Harper titles. Dark green boards stamped with bright gilt borders, gilt titles, and a gilt portrait of a farmer, sitting at his hearth (with gun and powder horn) and speaking to his wife, who is knitting and his children . Also blind stamped with farm scenes in black. 20 black and white, tissue-guarded illustrations including frontispiece. Head and tail of spine beginning to fray. Bumping to corners. Small (1") ink scribble on top left corner of rear board. We also have another title by Carleton, "City Ballads". These two books have beautiful front covers and would make a delightful set.

 
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49 Carr, Robert V. COWBOY LYRICS.
Chicago: W.B. Conkey Company, 1908. First edition 
12mo. 4 1/4" x 7". [1-4] 5-182 pp. Green ribbed cloth. Previous owner calling card (Alexander T. Leonard) pasted down on front endpaper. A previous owner has also pasted an additional poem, "A Cowpuncher's Farewell" by Charlton Lawrence Edholm, on the rear endpapers. The poem, about a cowboy who loses his beloved "Bronc" in a bet, adds more Western charm to this otherwise near fine book.

 
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50 Clarke, Waldo, Compiler. IN PRAISE OF SHAKESPEARE, AN ANTHOLOGY FOR FRIENDS.
London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1951 (1949). Second impression 
4 1/2" x 5 1/2". 11cm/ x 14cm. 55pp. Navy blue boards illustrated with elaborate red, white, and yellow design. Corners, head and tail of spine very gently rubbed. Very good. Compilation of what others, such as Milton, Swinburne, Dryden, Pope, and Hazlit had to say on the topic of The Bard.

 
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51 Cleary, Beverly. RALPH S. MOUSE.
New York: William Morrow and Co., 1982. First edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good (Price-Clipped) DJ 
Sm. 8vo. 160 pages. Very good in a very good, price-clipped dustjacket.

 
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52 Collis, Septima M. (mrs. General Charles H.t. Collis). A WOMAN'S TRIP TO ALASKA: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE THROUGH THE INLAND SEAS OF THE SITKAN ARCHIPELAGO IN 1890.
New York: Cassell Publishing Company, (1890). 
194 pp. Red cloth spine with light blue cloth boards. Title and picture of a totem pole stamped in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. Edges and corners heavily rubbed. Some bumping to head and foot of spine. Folding frontispiece of Muir Glacier, photographs, illustrations, and map. The author writes of her book, “My sole object, is to put on paper, for the benefit of others, the impressions made upon me by the voyage, and to explain how this delightful excursion can be enjoyed without the slightest fatigue or discomfort, and at a trifling expense.” Includes a description of her visit to Alaska Company's Gold Mine (commonly called the Treadwell Mine) and descriptions of Sitka and Juneau along with other sites in the Northwest and Alaska.

 
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53 Coolbrith, Ina. CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco: Book Club of California [Printed by John Henry Nash], 1918. Cloth 
Quarto. ii, 9pp. 1 of 500 copies printed by John Henry Nash. Early Book Club of California Publication (seventh). Coolbrith, named the first Poet Laureate of California in 1915, was asked to compose a poem for the third commencement of the University of California in 1871, the first time a woman had been asked to write a commencement poem for any American university. According to Gary Kurutz, California State Librarian, in his book CALIFORNIA PRINTING, though the poem was published in several formats beginning in 1881, in 1917, " the Publications Committee of the Book Club of California decided to produce a fine press edition of Coolbrith's 'love song' . Coolbrith, then the reigning Poet Laureate of California, agreed to write a short introduction. The committee commissioned John Henry Nash, the distinguished San Francisco printer, to print 500 copies to be sold for $2 each." A leak in the BCC's office sometime during 1920 ruined some of the 500 copies. This copy in better than very good condition.

 
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54 Coolidge, Mary Roberts. THE RAIN-MAKERS: INDIANS OF ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. First edition 
Illustrated with photo plates. A history of the Pueblo, Apache, and other Indians. Large chips at jacket spine head, smaller ones at foot and corners. A few short tears. Price-clipped. Else near fine in a very good dustjacket. Scarce in dustjacket.

 
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55 Crafts, Mrs. E.P.R. PIONEER DAYS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY.
Redlands, California: Kingsley, Moles & Collins Co., 1906. First edition 
Sm.8vo. 5 3/4" x 7 3/4". [1-11]12-214 pp. Frontispiece portrait, 24 additional leaves of portraits and plates. Brown cloth, front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Boards lightly rubbed. Very good. Arriving in the Valley at age 29, in 1854, Hannah Crafts lived there for the rest of her long life, eventful life. She wrote this book at age 80, and according to E.I. Edwards, "Mrs. Craft's book makes for interesting reading and it may well be considered one of the more important among the relatively few source records available for the early history of the San Bernardino Valley." Cowan (II), p. 149; Edwards, p. 61; Rocq 7104.

 
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56 Crafts, Mrs. E.P.R. PIONEER DAYS IN THE SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY.
Redlands, California: Kingsley, Moles & Collins Co., 1906. First edition 
Sm.8vo. 5 3/4" x 7 3/4". [1-11]12-214 pp. Frontispiece portrait, 24 additional leaves of portraits and plates. Brown cloth, front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Boards lightly rubbed. Very good. Arriving in the Valley at age 29, in 1854, Hannah Crafts lived there for the rest of her long life, eventful life. She wrote this book at age 80, and according to E.I. Edwards, "Mrs. Craft's book makes for interesting reading and it may well be considered one of the more important among the relatively few source records available for the early history of the San Bernardino Valley." Cowan (II), p. 149; Edwards, p. 61; Rocq 7104.

 
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57 Cuyler, Rev. Theo L. GOLDEN THOUGHTS ON MOTHER, HOME, AND HEAVEN FROM POETIC AND PROSE LITERATURE OF ALL AGES AND ALL LANDS.
New York: E.B. Treat, 1878. Very Good 
[ii], 414 p., [3] leaves of tissue-guarded plates, including frontispiece, illustrations ; 23 cm. Blind stamped brown leather embossed with gilt design of an angel hovering a mother and her two small children next to the hearth. Elaborate gilt titles and designs on spine. Gilt on spine faded. Rubbing on joints, corners. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Lovely presentation page filled out in a fine contemporary script. Laid in is an old photograph of a house, labelled, "Birthplace of W.H. Stokes. Town Porter Rock Co., Wis., Built in the year 1842.

Note of interest to fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder: a copy of this title was given to Laura by her husband, Almanzo Wilder in THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS (check). Book contains inspiration prose and poetry around the themes of making a happy home, child-rearing, and religion. Contributors include Lydia Sigourney, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alexander Pope, and Benjamin Franklin, among others. 
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58 Davis, Almond H. THE FEMALE PREACHER, OR THE MEMOIR OF SALOME LINCOLN, AFTERWARDS THE WIFE OF ELDER JUNIA S. MOWRY.
Providence: Elder J.S. Mowry at the Bookstore of Isaac Wilcox, 5 Market Square. Boston: For sale by D.S. King and Co., No. 1 Cornhill, 1843. 
16mo. 4" x 6 1/4". [i-iii]iv-viii, 2-162 pp. Brown cloth, elaborately blind stamped. Title and design on spine stamped in gilt. Corners lightly rubbed. Some bumping to head and tail of spine. 1/2" of the cloth on the edge of the front board is faded from top to bottom. Tissue-guarded frontispiece engraving of Salome Lincoln. Very good. The eldest of six children born to Ambrose and Susanna Weston Lincoln, Salome Lincoln was born in Raynham, Massachusetts, grew up in a Christian home, and experienced a religious conversion at age 15. Preaching her first sermon in 1827, she financially supported herself by working in factories. In 1829 she led the weavers at Taunton in a walkout when the owners reduced their wages. Shortly after this event, Lincoln devoted her full time to preaching. As an itinerant minister, she preached 12 revival meetings in Boston and on many occasions at Martha's Vineyard. She married Junia S. Mowry in 1835 and continued to preach occasionally, until she died following complications from the birth of her second child. Almond Davis, who compiled her memoir, presents her as an egalitarian preacher even though she was a member of the Baptist Church. He writes, "Her labors were not confined … to any particular denomination. She was not possessed with narrow contracted sectarian views, it was not congenial with her nature. Whenever, or wherever she found the image of Christ, soul mingled with soul, and to such a one, she felt that she was bound by a chord stronger than earthly, and by ties dearer than those which unite parties, sects and denominations; and with such a one, though she might differ on some minor points, she could heartily join, in carrying forward all the benevolent enterprises of the day. Her's [sic] was a Divine mission; her credentials she received from the Prince of princes, and to his tribunal alone she stood accountable" (92). An important record of an early American female preacher. We find no copies offered at auction in the past 30 years and OCLC only locates Microform copies of this work.

 
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59 Delamotte, F. (Freeman), 1814-1862. THE BOOK OF ORNAMENTAL ALPHABETS, ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL, FROM THE EIGHTH CENTURY WITH NUMERALS, INCLUDING GOTHIC;CHURCH TEXT, LARGE AND SMALL; GERMAN ARABESQUE; INITIALS FOR ILLUMINATION, MONOGRAMS, CROSSES &C.
London: Lockwood and Co., 1863. 
Oblong 8vo. 6 3/4" x 9 1/4". 54pp. Blindstamped brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. Fifth edition of this book of alphabet specimens, scarce in any edition. Corners rubbed, narrow stain down left side of front cover. Each page depicts in color various alphabets, ornaments, and styles, including lettering and initials, from the 8th until the 17th century.

 
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CALIFORNIA'S PIONEER CIRCUS., Dressler, Albert.
60 Dressler, Albert. CALIFORNIA'S PIONEER CIRCUS.
San Francisco: H.S Crocker Co., 1926. First edition Cloth Else fine 
8vo. 98 pages. This copy is #381 of 1,250 copies, 50 of which were reserved for private distribution. Association copy inscribed by the editor: "To Irene Simpson, from Albert Dressler, San Francisco, July 31, 1947. " Irene Simpson 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. Numerous illustrations and facsimiles. This book details the Pioneer Circus of Joseph Andrew Rowe, who travelled with his circus to the cities and gold camps of California from 1849 to 1858. An interesting documentation of an unusual business during the Gold Rush era. Bright blue boards with bright gold decorative borders and titles. Gold picture of a circus ringmaster and four horses also on front cover. Slight age toning to endpapers. Very light shelfwear to head and tail of spine.

 
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