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61 Drury, Clifford Merrill. ELKANAH AND MARY WALKER: PIONEERS AMONG THE SPOKANE INDIANS. SIGNED.
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. , 1940. First edition/ Limted: #431/500 copies Very Good + in Chipped DJ 
Sm. Quarto. 283pp. Photographs, appendices, bibliography, index. This copy bears the bookplate of Irene Simpson. 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.

 
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62 Edmonds, S. Emma E. (1841-1898). NURSE AND SPY IN THE UNION ARMY: THE ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES OF A WOMAN IN HOSPITALS, CAMPS, AND BATTLE FIELDS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.
Hartford, Connecticut: W.S. Williams and Co., 1865. First edition About very good. 
8vo. 384pp. Gilt stamped on brown cloth. Wear to cloth and spine, including a stain to the top of the front cover and a tear to the top of the cloth covering the spine. Light foxing. Tightly bound. Previous owner name inscribed on ffep. Sarah Emma Edmonds is one of about 400 women known to have served in the Union Army in the American Civil War. Her uniqueness is that she not only succeeded in remaining in the army for several years, but was also eminently successful as a Union spy -- all while impersonating a man. She disguised herself as a man, and served in various capacities as a Union soldier, "male" nurse, and spy. She went so far as to cross enemy lines and entered the Confederacy as a black man, using silver nitrate to darken her skin for disguise. This story is a fictionalized account of her adventures. Published in 1865, the book makes reference to "the present crisis" in our country's history. An amazing story and an unusual subject matter.

 
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A TREASURY OF HEROES AND HEROINES A Record of High Endeavour and Strange Adventure from 500 B.C. to 1920 A.D., Edwards, Clayton.
63 Edwards, Clayton. A TREASURY OF HEROES AND HEROINES A Record of High Endeavour and Strange Adventure from 500 B.C. to 1920 A.D.
New York: The Hampton Publishing Company, 1920. No additional printings indicated in book. Pictorial Cover Very Good 
8vo. 324 pages. Scarlet boards with color pictorial pastedown on front cover. Six fantastic color illustrations including frontispiece. No fading. Slightly faded gilt lettering on spine. Gift inscription in ink on ffep. Very light rubbing to pastedown on front board. "It would be pleasant indeed to gather the characters of this book together and listen to the conversation of wholly different but interested couples -- for this is a book of contrasts and has been written as such." Charming book containing short biographies of characters both historical and fictional. Subjects include Buddha, Julius Caesar, Saint Patrick, Dante, John Paul Jones, Florence Nightingale, Theodore Roosevelt, William Tell, Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, Rip Van Winkle, and many others.

 
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NATURE., Emerson, Ralph Waldo.
64 Emerson, Ralph Waldo. NATURE.
New York: Duffield and Company, 1909. Hardcover Fine in Very Good DJ 
12mo. 53 pages. In very good transparent cellophane (?) vellum (?) dustjacket with some small creases and closed tears at the top and small chips out of head and tail of spine. Black spine with brown boards. Edges of boards have a trace of fading. Titles stamped on boards in bright gilt, black and red. Gilt and red stamped leaves and a large (almost 2" )bright gilt square outlined in black. Inside the square are stamped the initials R.S. Each printed page in a decorative red border.

 
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65 Emmet, Rosina. PRETTY PEGGY AND OTHER BALLADS.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1880). 
Drawn on stone printed by Brett Lithographing Co. Pictorial paper over boards. Lovely chromolithograph illustrations. Very good but for heavy rubbing to edges, corners, and spine and some offsetting.

 
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66 Faber, Dr. Harold K. THE PATHOGENESIS OF POLIOMYELITIS.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1955. First edition 
Near fine black cloth with title stamped in gilt on front board and spine. In near fine, lightly age-toned dustjacket with two small closed tears (less than 1/4" each) at the top of the front panel. Book includes 16 illustrations and photos, 24 tables, and a 214 item bibliography. The book was published the same year that Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was made available to the public. Inscribed by the author to Brayton Wilbur on July 8, 1955. Harold K. Faber, M.D. made major contributions to the understanding of the pathogenesis of poliomyelitis. He was the Director of the Poliomyelitis Research Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. He was also Pediatrician-in-Chief of Stanford University Hospitals and a Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics.

 
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67 Farnham, Eliza W. LIFE IN PRAIRIE LANDS.
New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1846. First edition Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 408 pp. Nicely rebound in black cloh with gilt lettering. According to Notable American Women , Farnham disdained "to struggle for equality with an 'inferior' sex. Eliza Farnham arrived at a feminist philosophy quite differeent from that of the advocates of women's rights. . . Women, she contended, should strive to elevate society as mothers and homemakers. Far from being downtrodden in America, they formed an increasingly pampered group which played a powerful part in making family decisions and often lived at ease while men toiled." Life in Prairie Land studies the customs and institutions of a rapidly developing frontier democracy in Illinois.

 
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68 Fergurson, Anna. THE YOUNG LADY.
Lowell, MA: Nathaniel L. Dayton, 1848. First edition 
32mo. 3" x 4 1/2". vi, [7]-144pp. All edges gilt. Blindstamped brown cloth with floral devices. On the front cover is a gilt center ornament of flowers, two hearts, and a key. Title and decorative devices on spine in gilt. Hand-colored, tissue-guarded frontispiece. Very good, with only slight fading to the gilt on spine. A collection of poetry and prose, compiled to instruct young, Christian ladies "in the attainment of excellence which all desire, and which all should pursue, as intelligent and accountable beings" (Preface). The pieces chosen for the book were written by Catherine Beecher, Lydia Marie Child, Margaret Coxe, and Theodore Parker, among others. Topics covered include, "Social Intercourse", "Idle Daughters", "Government of the Thoughts", and "Duties of Women to their Country", and many more.

 
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69 Fisher, Harrison. PICTURES IN COLOR.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. 
Folio (17 1/2 inches). Cloth backed boards, illustration mounted on front cover with gilt lettering below. Edges rubbed/worn, dampstains on covers, binding fragile. B&w portrait and 16 (of 16) color plates in very good condition.

 
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70 Fowler, William W. PIONEER WOMEN OF AMERICA. A VALUABLE AND AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF THE HEROISM, ADVENTURES, PRIVATIONS, CAPTIVITIES, TRIALS, AND NOBLE LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE MOTHERS OF THE REPUBLIC.
Hartford, Connecticut: S.S. Scranton & Company, 1896. Later printing Very Good 
8vo. 527pp. Bright blue cloth stamped in gilt with title and a picture of a woman in a canoe pummeling an Indian in the water with the butt of a rifle. Title and author stamped in gilt on spine. Rubbing to joints, head and tail of spine. Bumped corners. This book begins, "The story of woman's work in great migrations has been told only in lines and passages where it ought instead to fill volumes. " This volume seeks to right that wrong.

 
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71 Fowler, William, W. WOMAN ON THE FRONTIER A Valuable and Authentic History of the Heroism, Adventures, Privations, Captivities, Trials, and Noble Lives and Deaths of the "Pioneer Mothers of the Republic"
Hartford: S.S. Scranton and Co., 1877. First edition Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 527 pages. 16 leaves of plates. Copyright date is 1876 and imprint date on title page is 1877. Very scarce in first edition. Not in Sabin. Not in Howes. Eberstadt shows an 1878 date. Dark green blindstamped boards with bright, intact gilt titles on front board and spine. Shelfwear, corners bent. Fraying beginning at top of spine. Foxing to illustrated half-title page and its tissue guard. Slight rubbing to boards. Else very good.

 
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72 Frear, Mary Dillingham. MY ISLANDS: VERSES.
New York: Frank D. Beattys and Co., 1911. First edition Cloth Very Good + 
Another copy. 12mo., 70pp. Ribbed gray cloth covers with gold lettering . Gift inscription on ffep by contemporary owner.

 
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73 Frear, Mary Dillingham. OVER TWO SEAS: THE LOG OF A SPINSTER.
New York: Harold Vinal Ltd., 1928. First edition Cloth Very Good in Very Good DJ 
Sm. 8vo. 237 pp. Toning to endpapers, few small stains on foredge. Light shelfwear. Red pictorial dustjacket with light fading to spine. Travelogue of Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land presented as letters. Book was written by the wife Walter F. Frear, the third territorial governor of Hawaii (governor from 1907-1913). She was also the daughter of parents who early settlers of Hawaii (1832).

 
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74 Golson, Josephine Polley. BAILEY'S LIGHT: SAGA OF BRIT BAILEY AND OTHER HARDY PIONEERS.
San Antonio, TX : The Naylor Company, 1950. First edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good DJ 
Blue cover with white lettering. Very light shelfwear to head and foot of spine. In lightly chipped pictorial dustjacket. James B. "Brit" Bailey (1779-1832), a veteran of the War of 1812 and one of the Old Three Hundred colonists to receive land grants in Stephen F. Austin's first colony, reportedly remarked, "Bury me standing, facing West, with my gun at my side. All my life I have never looked up to any man, so I do not want it said, 'Here lies old Brit Bailey', but 'Here stands Bailey.'" Though Bailey claimed to have bought his land claim from the Spanish government, his claim was not recognized by Mexico after its independence from Spain, and his controversial reputation as a forger when he had lived in Kentucky preceded him. Eventually, he was ordered to leave the Austin colony, though he remained as a squatter and became known for eccentric behavior and brawls. His ghost is said to appear in Texas in the area known as "Bailey's Prairie" searching for whiskey as a round, white ball of light referred to as Bailey's Light. The ancestors of the author, Josephine Polley Golson, also lived in Stephen Austin's settlement, and much of this story was passed down through her family. An interesting piece of Texana, in the original dustjacket.

 
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75 Grandgent, Charles H. (1862-1939). DISCOURSES ON DANTE.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1924. First edition Better than very good. 
Sm. 8vo. vii, 201 pp. Navy blue gilt cloth. Better than very good condition but for rubbing to the Harvard University Press insignia at foot of spine. A professor at Harvard University form 1896-1932, Grandgent lectured on Dante as well as Romance linguistics and phonetics. He produced an edition of Divine Comedy, as well this book and another also featured in this catalogue, Ladies of Dante's Lyrics (Item___).

 
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LADIES OF DANTE'S LYRICS., Grandgent, Charles H. (1862-1939).
76 Grandgent, Charles H. (1862-1939). LADIES OF DANTE'S LYRICS.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1917. First edition Very Good 
8vo. iv,181pp. Dark green cloth. Gilt title on spine. Light rubbing and edgewear. A McBride Lecture sponsored by Harvard, the text of this book was originally delivered as in February, 1917. Of the many ladies that appear in Dante's works, this book focuses on five: Violetta, Matelda, Pietra, Beatrice, and Lisetta. A professor at Harvard University form 1896-1932, Grandgent lectured on Dante as well as Romance linguistics and phonetics. He produced an edition of Divine Comedy, as well this book and another also featured in this catalogue, Ladies of Dante's Lyrics (Item___).

 
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POPULAR TALES. Hand colored plates., Guizot, Madame, translated by Mrs. L. Burke.
77 Guizot, Madame, translated by Mrs. L. Burke. POPULAR TALES. Hand colored plates.
Boston: Crosby, Nichols and Company, 1854. First edition Cloth Very Good 
16mo. 404 pages. Navy blue, blindstamped cloth boards. Titles and decoration on spine in still bright gilt. Fraying to head and tail of spine. Rubbing to boards. Text block tightly bound. Light foxing throughout. Six hand-colored plates.

 
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78 Habberton, John. SOME FOLKS. (SOLD ONLY BY SUBSCRIPTION).
New York and San Francisco: Derby Brothers (NY) and A. Roman & Co. (SF), 1877 (1877). 
6 1/4" x 9". 9-502 [1] pp. First edition. Terra cotta cloth stamped in black and gilt with an Egyptian design. Head and foot of spine lightly bumped. Else very good. According to Cowan, "Many Californian stories are included in this interesting and entertaining volume. Re-printed as Romance of California Life in 1879." Cowan, p. 256. Wright III, 2355.

 
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79 Hafen, Mary Ann. RECOLLECTIONS OF A HANDCART PIONEER.
Denver, Colorado: Privately printed for her descendants, 1938. 
Sm. 8vo. 117pp. Textured green boards with gold lettering. Foredge of boards worn and frayed. Else very good. Printed in an edition of only 50 copies, this book provides a woman's perspective on pioneering. "The author was the niece of the Utah pioneer, John Stucki, and mother of historian LeRoy R. Hafen. The work is one of a very few personal narratives of those who crossed the plains with handcarts. It describes the family's immigration from Switzerland to Utah and their subsequent settlement in Bunkerville, Nevada. " Includes black/white photographs.

 
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80 Hale, Edward Everett. A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY.
New York: Barse and Hopkins, No date.. Stiff Boards Else very good. 
12 mo. 46 pages. No date. Appears to be early 20th Century. Stiff board binding. Marbled paper wraps with gilt title bound by string tied through two holes. Some dampstains to edges. Rough-cut edges. Tissue guarded portrait of Hale is frontispiece. Decorative title page. Appears to be a gift edition.

 
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