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

 
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109 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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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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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 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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119 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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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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121 Oliphant, Mrs. [Margaret] (1828-1897). THE MAKERS OF VENICE: DOGES, CONQUERORS, PAINTERS, AND MEN OF LETTERS.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, ca. 1900. 
12mo. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". [i-iv]v-xiii,[1]-345. Hand-painted, full parchment binding. Upper board painted with red, blue, green, and yellow Florentine scrolls and rubricated initials. Heavily embossed in gilt. At the top corner of the upper board is a 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" embossed gilt frame. Inside the frame, a picture of mountains and the ocean is hand-painted. Gold, hand-painted scroll on spine. Lower board hand-painted in dark green with a gold dragon. Paint on upper board heavily-faded, embossed gilt dull and missing four places. Four leather ties are not present. Else very good.

 
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122 Olivero, Frederico. THE REPRESENTATION OF THE IMAGE IN DANTE.
Torino, Italy: S. Lattes & C., 1936. 
Limited Edition, #2 of 250 copies. 6 1/2" x 9 3/4". 149 pp. Half-morrocco and purple boards with gilt lettering on spine. Corners lightly bumped and paper beginning to brown around the edges. Very good.

 
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123 Orcutt, William Dana. THE MANUAL OF LINOTYPE TYPOGRAPHY. PREPARED TO AID USERS AND PRODUCERS OF PRINTING IN SECURING GREATER UNITY AND REAL BEAUTY IN THE PRINTED PAGE.
Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1923. Near Fine 
Large 4to. 256 pp. Blind-stamped brown cloth with black lettering. Strikingly printed in black, red, and green ink . Tipped-in frontispiece featuring a printer at work.

 
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124 Payne, John Howard. HOME SWEET HOME.
Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1881 (1880). 
Sm. 8vo. All edges gilt. Bright gilt pictorial design stamped on brown cloth. A fine copy in a scarce 1881 dustjacket. Dustjacket has done its job. It is chipped, torn in two at the spine, and creased on the rear panel. A previous owner name dated 1880 is inked across top of the dustjacket. According to John Carter (ABC for Book Collectors), “The earliest recorded dust jacket dates from 1832 (many decades earlier than most people would guess). But its history till the end of the century is almost entirely unexplored , and surviving examples earlier than the mid-eighties are very uncommon indeed. This is natural enough, since dustjackets were — and functionally still are — ephemera in the most extreme sense: wrappings intended to be thrown away before the objects they were designed to accompany were put to use.” A superior copy in an uncommon 19th century dustjacket. This edition, with illustrations by Miss L.B. Humphrey contains the lyrics to the famous song, "Home Sweet Home". Perhaps more famous than the song is one of its well-known lyrics, whic has lasted as long as the dustjacket: "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home."

 
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125 Peckham, Lizzie Cross. POEMS.
Los Angeles: LIzzie Cross Peckham, 1905. Else very good. 
12mo. Dark red cloth embossed with bright gilt flower design and the words, "Souvenir of California". Head and foot of spine bumped. Corners gently rubbed. Previous owner name stamped on both front and rear endpapers. A charming book of poems about the different areas of California -- Tahoe, Los Angeles, Santa Clara Valley.

 
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126 Perrault, Ch. LES CONTES DES FEES (THE TALES OF THE FAIRIES).
Paris: Librarie Theodore Lefevre Et cie.. 
3 3/4" x 5 3/4". 207 pp. Red cloth elaborately stamped in black and gilt. A late nineteenth century edition of Charles Perrault's famous Fairy Tales, published in Paris with text in French. Nine hand-colored engravings and numerous black and white wood engravings. The tales included in this book are: 1) La Belle au bois dormant -- Sleeping Beauty 2) Le Petit Chaperon Rouge -- Little Red Riding Hood 3) Le Barbe bleue -- Blue Beard 4) Le Maitre Chat, ou le chat botte -- Puss in Boots 5) Les Fees -- The Fair (or Diamonds and Toads) 6) Cendrillon -- Cinderella 7) Riquet la houpe -- Ricky with the Tuft 8) Le Petit Poucet -- Little Thumb 9) Peau d'Asne -- Donkey Skin 10) Les souhaits ridicules -- The Ridiculous Wishes 11) L'adroite princesse -- The Discreet Princess

 
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127 Porter, Jane, Ed. SEAWARD'S NARRATIVE OR HIS SHIPWRECK AND CONSEQUENT DISCOVERY OF CERTAIN ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA WITH DETAILS OF HIS RESIDENCE THERE AND OF VARIOUS EXTRAORDINARY AND HIGHLY INTERESTING EVENTS IN HIS LIFE.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 82 Cliff St., 1845 (1843). 
3 3/4" x 6 1/2". 360. pp. "Abridged and Revised". Embossed brown cloth with gilt title and decorations on spine. Frontispiece illustration and title page vignette. Cloth rubbed through in many places around edges and corners. Head and foot of spine heavily chipped. Good. Though the author asserted that she was given the diary by the family of its writer, the DNB says that it is "doubtless largely, if not wholly fictitious". True or not, the book was the cause of great sensation when it was published.

 
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128 Potter, Beatrix. THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND.
New York: Frederick Warne & Co. , (1913). 
4 3/4" x 5 3/4". [1-6] 7-93 [94] pp. Original paper boards, upper cover with pictorial label, color pictorial endpapers. Light foxing on front endpapers. First American Edition, with correct endpapers and with the text on the endpaper design on this copy including "second series" following "Timmy Tiptoes" on Notice Board. Not reproduced or noted in Linder. Quinby 22A (maroon boards). A fine copy in rare glassine dustjacket (dustjacket has some chipping and creases).

 
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129 Potter, Elizabeth Gray And Gray, Mabel Thayer. THE LURE OF SAN FRANCISCO.
San Francisco: Paul Elder & Co., 1915. 
First Edition. Near fine in very good dustjacket with a 1" tear on front panel. Eight tipped-in illustrations. A page or two in the table of contents rather clumsily opened and extremely "deckled" on the edges.

 
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130 Pullman, Margaret MacDonald. DAYS SERENE.
Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1889. 
Oblong folio. 10 1/4" x 14 1/2". All edges gilt. Grey cloth covered boards with large fieled of daisies stamped in silver, gold, and black. Lettering stamped in silver and black. Head and foot of spine lightly bumped. Illustrated from Margaret MacDonald Pullman's lovely floral and pastoral scenes. Verses from poets such as James Russell Lowell, James Greenleaf Whittier, Lm. Marquand, Goethe, and more accompany each illustration.

 
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131 Reed, Myrtle. OLD ROSE AND SILVER.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. Later printing Cloth Near Fine 
Sm. 8vo. 364 pages. Lavender cloth embossed with silver trellis and vines and pink roses. Title on front board also in silver. Gilt titles and scrolls on spine. Small "M.A." stamped in silver at bottom left corner of front board suggests this book was designed by Margaret Armstrong. Black borders around every page with head of each page and each chapter in red ink. A work of art.

 
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132 Reed, Myrtle. THE MASTER'S VIOLIN.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. Later printing Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 315 pages. Lavender cloth embossed with white daffodils outlined in gilt. roses. Title on front board also in gilt. Gilt titles and scrolls on spine. A similar copy suggests this book was designed by Margaret Armstrong. Black borders around every page with head of each page and each chapter in red ink. A work of art. Gift inscription in pencil on ffep. Some soiling to front board.

 
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133 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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134 Retold by E. Nesbit. TWENTY BEAUTIFUL STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARER: A HOME STUDY COURSE Being a Choice Collection from the World's Greatest Classic Writer: Wm. Shakespeare
Chicago: The John A. Hertel Co., 1907. Very Good 
Sm. 4to. 317 pages. Limp brown leather, titles stamped in bright gilt. Tooled border front and back covers and embossed designs on spine. All edges gilt. Leather cover is scuffed, worn at spine edges. Marbled endpapers. Color frontispiece of Shakespeare. Decorative lavender borders around each page of text. Book includes 8 color illustrations (including frontis) and over 75 black and white illustrations. One color plate is loose but laid in. Interestingly, in almost all of the illustrations, the characters from Shakespeare are depicted as children.

 
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135 Ricketts, Mrs. Fanny. WOMEN OF THE WAR.
1866. First edition 


 
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136 Riley, James Whitcomb (Johnson, Benj. F.). NEGHBORLY POEMS ON FRIENDSHIP, GRIEF, AND FARM LIFE.
Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1891. Cloth Very Good 
12mo. 90 pages. Two-toned dark and light green boards stamped with gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Illustrated frontispiece. Boards, corners, and spine edge lightly rubbed. Ffep is creased. Illustrated -- black and white color plates.

 
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137 Riley, James Whitcomb. POEMS HERE AT HOME.
New York: The Century Co., 1893. First American edition Cloth Very Good 
Green cloth with gilt titles. Shelfwear. Bottom corners bumped. Charming gift inscription in ink dated 1895 reads, "Myrtle, 'Til at last she set herself to man /Like perfect music unto noble words '(Tennyson) - Al Christmas 1895. Foxing to endpapers and fore-edge.

 
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138 Riley, James Whitcomb. FARM RHYMES.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1901. Cloth Very good - 
Sm. 8vo. 187 pages. Green boards with spine and edges faded. Gilt border and titles. Lovely drawing of a farmer in a corn field stamped on front board in gilt, red, and black. One loose (but laid in) page. Will Vawter's pastoral illustrations evoke the nostalgia for country life that is so redolent in Riley's poetry.

 
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139 Riley, James Whitcomb. AN OLD SWEETHEART OF MINE.
Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1902. Cloth Near Fine 
8vo. Green boards stamped with gilt lettering. Lovely floral design and oval pictorial onlay on front board. Pink toned floral endpapers and other decorations throughout the book designed by Virginia Keep. Charming poem about a man who loves his wife, and has since childhood. Beautiful pink floral decorations around each page with text. Nineteen illustrations including frontispiece by Howard Chandler Christy. Bottom corners rubbed. Contemporary gift inscription in ink. Else fine.

 
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140 Riley, James Whitcomb; Dye, Charity. THE RILEY READER.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs -Merrill Company, 1915. Cloth Very Good + 
8vo. 116 pages. Black cloth. Front board and spine with gilt lettering. Elaborate gilt floral design stamped on front board. Very light shelfwear.

 
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141 Ritter, Mary Bennett. MORE THAN GOLD IN CALIFORNIA.
Berkeley, California: The Professional Press, 1933. First edition Very Good in Good DJ 
8vo. 451 pp. plus addenda tipped in at end. Green paper over boards. Paper covering boards is torn at the top inch of the joint covering the back cover. Joint and hinge are strong. Dustjacket, green paper stamped with gilt, has several large chips and creases. The story of a female doctor.

 
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142 Ropes, Hannah Anderson. SIX MONTHS IN KANSAS. BY A LADY.
Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1856. First edition, fourth thousand Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 231pp. Blind-stamped brown cloth. Ex-library, with call number on spine and library stamp on two pages. Moderate wear to cover. Small amount of dampstain throughout. Wagner-Camp-Becker (279c) reports, "This glowing account of conditions for settlement in Kansas consists of a series of letters written in 1855-56 from Lawrence. It contains a full account of the immigration of 1854. "

 
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143 Rossetti, William Michael, Ed. HUMOROUS POEMS.
London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh: William Collins, Sons, & Co., Limited, ca. 1884. 
5" x 7 1/4". 488 pp. Bright blue cloth boards with elaborate silver and gilt decorative devices and black borders. All edges gilt. No date, but previous owner name is dated 1884. Very good. A collection of humorous poetry featuring all of the English greats -- Chaucer, Spenser, Donne, Jonson, Herrick, Marvell, Swift, Goldsmith -- and American writers as diverse as John Quincy Adams, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Walt Whitman, and Bret Harte. Also includes a section called "Poems by Unknown Writers".

 
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144 Sangster, Margaret E. WITH MY NEIGHBORS.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896. First edition 
12mo. 4 3/4" x 7". [i-vii] vii-ix, 256 pp. + 4 pp. ads at the end of the book. Top edge gilt. Green cloth with a floral decorative device stamped on the front board and the spine in pink, green, beige, and gold. Gold-gilt floral device on rear board. Better than very good, with just a slight amount of shelfwear.

 
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145 Sargent, G. F. OLD MOTHER HUBBARD.
c. 1845. 
5" x 6 1/2" mounted on 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" paper. Watercolor by G.F. Sargent.

 
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146 Seymour Co. BESSEMER COVERS.
New York: n.d. circa 1910. 
7" x 10" . Portfolio. This trade catalogue is unfolded into three sections, one exhibiting the colors of paper available (of nine colors listed, only three are shown), one exhibiting the textures which could be imprinted on each of the colors of paper (pig skin, lizard skin, seal skin) , and one holding 16 loose scraps of paper of varying sizes and textures. Water stain in the shape of a ring on front cover. Some fading and wear to covers. Still, a very good and very uncommon example of materials used for bookbinding.

 
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147 Shakespeare, William. COMPLETE SET OF 40 ALLIED NEWSPAPER MINIATURE SHAKESPEARE BOOKS IN ORIGINAL WOOD BOOKCASE.
London: Allied Newspapers, 1932. 
Each volume measures 1 1/4" x 2". Black leatherette cloth with titles and decoratives devices lightly printed on spines. Books presented as issued in original wood bookcase. Bookcase has three shelves and measures 7 1/2" x 9". Forty volumes, each with an illustrated frontispiece of a play scene, which is printed in easily readable 6-point type. Marbled endpapers. Each book contains a page or two of explanation as a preface to each play and a list of characters. A charming and compact edition of the Bard's works.

 
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148 Shakespeare, William. HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK. A TRAGEDY BOUND WITH A LATER EDITION OF COMEDY OF ERRORS.
Printed in the Year 1709. 
Sm. 8vo. 4 3/4" x 7 3/4". Fragile, age-toned wraps. This copy of HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK was most likely excised from the Nicholas Rowe's seven-volume, 1709 edition of THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE. It is bound with coarse brown string along with a later version of COMEDY OF ERRORS. The cover of the production, most likely the title page of the play from Rowe's HAMLET is loose, and has multiple tears, and a 1/2" hole in the middle of the word "Denmark". Additionally, an early owner of the book who I presume thought he had a sense of humor, has inked the words, "Mr. Thompson" under "Hamlet" and has also written, "By N. Smith, Esq. He composed it himself." The verso of the title page lists Dramatis Personae and the play begins on page 2367. Hamlet continues in its entirety to page 2466. The play is immediately followed by what, in the 1709 Rowe edition is its illustrated frontispiece, page 2365. When the book was rebound, the frontispiece, paginated to be the frontispiece was moved to the end of the play. Additionally, the previous owner has added his own flourishes to the copper engraving that is the first known illustration of HAMLET, drawing breasts in ink on the body of Gertrude, making closed cuts around the portrait of Old Hamlet, and sketching a dog next to the ghost of Claudius. COMEDY OF ERRORS follows the appearance of HAMLET, though its pagination is entirely out of sequence from HAMLET which precedes it. COMEDY OF ERRORS begins on page 120 and ends on page 181. It is printed on a different paper and in a different font than HAMLET. Despite the many flaws in this copy, the 1709 Rowe edition of HAMLET is central to all illustrated editions of Shakespeare, as it was the first illustrated edition. The image's mode of production -- copper engraving -- added to the way that a person encountering Shakespeare on the page rather than the stage perceived the story. The ghost appears as an ethereal figure through the very sparing use of engraved lines, giving a translucent effect quite impossible in the contemporary theatre. As well as being achievable only in this medium, the approach is essential to the image's referential meaning, since without it there would be no direct indication of the ghost's identity as a spirit. The upturned chair assumes a compositional, not a dynamic meaning, when moved from stage to page, since now it points upward to the portrait of Old Hamlet hanging directly above Gertrude. The effect is to convey meaning through a device specific to a static visual design, the geometric arrangement of forms to convey a relationship central to the play. Bate does not, however, complete the point by making clear its significance when the print is considered as the frontispiece, the first element of the play encountered by the reader. For someone who knows the play, the difference between Old Hamlet and Claudius; for one approaching it afresh, it hints at some relation between the ghost and the portrait. Focus on the composition reveals another important level of implication, contained in the placing of Gertrude. Located in the centre of the design, framed between the three male figures - live, spectral, and painted - she is visually enmeshed in their relationship. A reader familiar with the text will recognize her complicity, and one encountering it afresh will be offered a suggestion as yet imprecise, and perhaps not consciously assimilated, but giving impetus to the play's larger movement. A most unusual presentation of the important first illustrated edition of this play.

 
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149 Shakespeare, Willilam. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Piazza S. Marco, Venice, Italy: S. Rosen Publisher, 1906. 
2" x 3". 256 pp. Miniature book bound in parchment with hand-painted binding. Florentine-style scrollwor, rubricated initials, and embossed gold adorn the upper board. Spine and lower board also meticulously handpainted. One of two small leather ties is present. Very good.

 
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150 Sharp, Dallas Lore. WHERE ROLLS THE OREGON, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, June, 1914. 
Sm. 8vo. 5" x 7 1/2". [i-vii]vii-ix, [1-3],4-251pp. Moss green cloth. Lettered in gilt, with two tall gilt pine trees surrounding a color vignette of two men climbing a mountain. Lacking dustjacket. Near fine. Dallas Lore Shar, a popular nature writer in his time, left his home in Boston to join writer and wildlife photographer William L. Finley in Oregon in 1912. During their travels, Finley and Sharp covered much of Oregon including climbing Three Arch Rocks off the Oregon coast in order to observe sea bird colonies, crossing the high desert to Malheur Marsh, seeking Big Horn Sheep inthe Wallowa Mountains, and scaling Mt. Hood. WHERE ROLLS THE OREGON is an exciting recount of their adventures.

 
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151 Sharp, Margery. THE RESCUERS.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1959. First American edition Hardcover Very Good + in Very Good DJ 
Sm. 8vo. 149 pages. Stated first edition. With charming illustrations by Garth Williams. In light blue boards with silver titles. Light fading to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep. Else fine. In a moderately worn dustjacket with original price intact. Some small closed tears and minor chips to top and bottom, age toning to rear panel, rubbing to spine folds.

 
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152 Shay, Felix. Foreword by Henry Ford. ELBERT HUBBARD OF EAST AURORA.
New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co., 1926. First edition Cloth Very Good + in Edgeworn/Chipped DJ 
8vo. 553 pages. Tan cloth with paper label. Dampstaining to upper and lower right corners of front board. Dampstaining to lower corners of flyleaf, frontispiece and title page. No text or illustration harmed -- dampstaining to margins only. Binding tight. Dustjacket is dampstained at edges and chipped and edgeworn at top. Frontispiece is photograph of Elbert Hubbard. Numerous illustrations in red and black by W.W. Denslow, who would later achieve lasting fame as the illustrator of L.Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

 
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153 Smith, Huntington, editor. AN EMERSON CALENDAR.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, 1905. Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 117 pages. Chocolate brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles and gilt bell decoration on front board. Edge of front board faded. Gilt titling and cover picture of bells are still intact and bright. Photogravure portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Under the picture is a facsimile of Emerson's signature reading, "With great regard, R.W. Emerson."

 
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154 Snyder, Gary. RIPRAP.
San Francisco: Origin Press, 1959. 
Second edition (only 500 copies issued in first edition). Bound Japanese style, tan paper wraps with a purple stitched binding. White paste-on with black lettring. Some age toning to tan paper. Few small creases. Printed in Kyoto Japan by Genichido Co. and distributed by City Lights Books in San Francisco.

 
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155 Spielman, M.H. and Layard, G.S. KATE GREENAWAY.
London: Adam and Charles Black, [December] 1905. Second printing 
8vo. 301 pages. Half leather and cream colored buckram. Gilt titles and ornaments on spine. Stain to top of leather covering the spine and a small bit of soiling to buckram. Moderate wear to edges of leather. Tightly bound. Marbled edges and endpapers. Very Good. Includes 52 tissue-guarded, color plate illustrations, 34 black and white illustrations, and 56 thumbnail and other sketches throughout the text. List of illustrations includes the name of the (then) owner of the original work. In addition to the many illustrations and a thorough biography of the illustrator, the book also includes a "list of books illustrated wholly or in part by Kate Greenaway" with complete bibliographic information. A useful resource for the Greenaway collector.

 
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156 Stenhouse, Mrs. T.B.H. [Fanny]. "TELL IT ALL" THE STORY OF A LIFE'S EXPERIENCE IN MORMONISM.
Hartford, CT: A.D. Worthington & Co., Publishers, 1875. 
8vo. 623pp. Green cloth with decorative gilt stamping to backstrip and decorative blind stamping to boards. Frontis. Faint rubbing to corners, frontis and tissue guard foxed. Name in small ink on front free endsheet. Better than very good.

 
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157 Stewart, George R. ORDEAL BY HUNGER: THE STORY OF THE DONNER PARTY.
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin: The Riverside Press, 1960. Revised - first published in 1936 Cloth Very Good + in Very Good DJ 
In a moderately worn and slightly chipped dustjacket with original price intact. Black cloth boards with silver lettering. Book is in better than very good condition, and has five maps and twelve illustrations. Laid in is a notecard that says, "With Compliments of the Publishers, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. Pub. date August 19, 1960. Ordeal by Hunger, revised ed." Previous owner's signature on ffep. Previous owner was Aubrey Neasham, an historian and a restorer of Old Sacramento. A nice association copy for the history buff.

 
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158 Students of the University of California. UNDER THE BERKELEY OAKS: STORIES BY THE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1901. 
12mo. 5" x 7 1/4". 227 pp. Navy blue cloth with gilt stamped pictorial design and title on front board. Corners still sharp, though gently rubbed. Head and tail of spine lightly rubbed, with head just beginning to fray. Very good. Published in order to raise money to start a fund to "erect a fountain on the campus of the University of California to be in harmony with the great Hearst architectural plan", this collection of stories was selected by the Editorial Staff of the University of California Magazine. Includes stories by Frank Norris, Ralph E. Gibbs, Richard Walton Tully, James Hopper, Gertrude Henderson, and more.

 
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159 Tasistro, L.F., late of the State Department. MORRISONS' STRANGER'S GUIDE FOR WASHINGTON CITY; WITH ETIQUETTE TO BE OBSERVED IN CALLING UPON THE PRESIDENT, OFFFICERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, FOREIGN MINISTERS &C. ILLUSTRATED WITH WOOD AND STEEL ENGRAVINGS, ENTIRELY RE-WRITTEN, AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME.
Washington DC: W.H. & O.H. Morrison, 1866. 
24mo. 3 3/4 "x 5 3/4". 71pp. Sixth edition. Blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering. Light foxing, corners bumped. With two fold-out maps of the floorplan of the Capitol Buidling and three fold-out engravings, including a birds-eye view of "Washington City". Very good. Rewritten not long after the Union was made whole again at the end of the Civil War, this guide contains, "the essential rules of polite society" in the metropolis of Washington, DC. According to the authors, "It is believed that no work of the kind embraces a greater amount of valuable information for stangers and citizens in so short a compass."

 
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160 Thackeray, William Makepeace. VANITY FAIR.
New York: Hurst and Co., 1907. No edition stated. Pictorial Cover Very Good 
16mo. 688 pages. Lovely pictorial pastedown on front cover. Green boards with faded white titling. White titling completely worn off of spine. Else very good. At the back of the book are excerpts and illustrations from several "Novels by Eminent Hands" in addition to the usual publisher's advertisements for other titles and series.

 
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161 Thackeray, William Makepeace. PENDENNIS: HIS FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES, HIS FRIENDS AND HIS GREATEST ENEMY.
New York: International Book Company. 1/2 leather Very Good 
12mo. Two volumes bound as one in beautiful brown half leather and marbled boards. Gilt titles on maroon labels on spine. Three compartments elegantly embossed in gilt designs. Leather corners and spine edges rubbed and worn. Corners worn through. Marbling worn off of right edge of front board.

 
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162 Theobald, John and Lillian. WELLS FARGO IN ARIZONA TERRITORY. INSCRIBED TO WELLS FARGO HISTORIAN.
Tempe, Arizona: The Arizona Historical Foundation, 1978. First edition 
Green boards with gilt titles. Pictorial endpapers. Green pictorial dustjacket with one small (1/2") chip to rear panel, one closed tear to rear panel, and four small (1/8" each) closed tears to top of spine panel. Inscribed on the half-title by Lillian Theobald and the book's editor, Bert M. Fireman: "To our dear friend Irene Neasham, who so generously gave us assistance and encouragement. With love and best wishes, Lillian Theobald and Bert M. Fireman." 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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163 Townsend, Juliana. SEVEN SPRAYS AND A GOLDEN POPPY: POEMS, A SONG, AND A STORY.
Los Angeles: Press of Times-Mirror Printing and Binding House, 1919. 
16 mo. 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Charming paper-covered, pictorial boards with grey, green, and orange drawing of poppies. Poetry, music, and pictures by a ten-year old girl. Previous owner signature on front endpaper. Near fine.

 
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164 Unknown. SCHOOL GIRL'S HOLOGRAPHIC AUTHOGRAPH BOOK, 1890-91, WITH HAND-PAINTED COVER.
Grant, Iowa: 1890-91. 
A school girl's autograph book from 1890-91 with a hand-painted cover. The cover features a dainty. romantic scene of people in a rowboat on a placid lake. The painting is framed by an elaborate circular floral border. At the bottom right corner of the cover are drawn in a cruder hand an elephant "ready for work" and (somewhat humorously) a pig "after dinner". Among the various inscriptions in the book are nuggets of children's wisdom such as this: "School is long and boys are plenty. Don't get married until you're twenty." A bit ragged around the edges but a very good example of the thoughts of school children in the 19th century.

 
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165 Unknown. FOUR PAGE FRAGMENT OF A LETTER FROM A SOLDIER DESCRIBING A BATTLE IN WHICH HE FOUGHT DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

5” x 8”. Four-page fragment of a holographic letter from a Union soldier describing his participation in a battle on April 16. The letter fragment is not dated, but based on his description of fighting with the Fourth Regiment from Vermont on April 16, it is possible that the skirmish of which he writes took place in 1862, when the Fourth Vermont Regiment saw conflict at the Battle of Lee's Mill (also known as the Battle of Yorktown) on April 16, 1862. The author, who signs this letter to his mother only as “George” describes his own role in the battle: “I must say that on the day of the battle, April 16th, the day when the artillery shelled the rebels out of their works, four company's of the Vermont Regt. (I think it was 4th Co.) undertook to cross the creek and drive the rebels from their rifle pits but did not succeed. They lost in killed and wounded about 150, the next day our Co. was sent out to cover the Sharp Shooters, but instead of covering them we crawled down to the edge of the creek so as to have a chance at them ourselves. I kept well under cover of the trees and had at last found a nice, large pine close to the creek that I could get behind and see their rifle pits and the men at work behind it as it was not much higher than a man's waste in that place. I crawled along on my breast till I got to it and then looked out around to see if they had any chances to give in to me besides the one I had seen and within 6 feet of me layed the body of one of the poor Vermonters. I stayed their all day and at night with three others brought up the body.” Next, he describes being shot at by Confederate forces, saying, “They knocked the bark off of the tree but did not hit me. One chap went by on a white horse. I dropped the horse and how he swore and damned the Yankee's. Then came a whole volley into the tree tops not hitting a man and then we sent back a mocking laugh at them. I call it a fair specimen of Indian warfare.” In an effort to make sure his mother doesn't worry, “George” ends the letter with: “I have given you a rather hard description of our work out in this place, but I hope you will not let it excite you and make you sick for it does not make me so. I am as cool as a cucumber and calculate my distance just the same as I would if I was deer hunting on the Bluffs at the Mississippi.” An intriguing firsthand account of the heat of battle from the American Civil War. Please email for full text of letter.

 
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166 Utica Saturday Globe. THE KING OF DESPERADOES IS THE NOTORIOUS OLIVER CURTIS PERRY, WHO ESCAPED LAST WEEK FROM MATTEAWAN (N.Y.,) ASYLUM, WITH THREE RUFFIAN COMPANIONS. HE IS THE MOST SENSATIONAL AND DARING TRAIN ROBBER AND ALL AROUND CRIMINAL OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, OUTDOING JESSE JAMES IN CUNNING AND BOLDNESS.
Utica, NY: The Utica Saturday Globe, ca. 1892. 
4 1/2" x 9". Near-fine broadside advertising the April 20, Utica (NY) Saturday Globe Newspaper: "The Utica Saturday Globe of April 20, will Detail and Illustrate the Startling Career, Desperate Deeds, Life in Prison, and Remarkable Escape of this Gifted Ruffian." The first person to rob a train solo (as opposed to being accompanied by gang of thieves like the James Gang), Oliver Curtis Perry was indeed a "gifted ruffian" and the "king of desperadoes" who outdid "Jesse James in cunning and boldness." In a dramatic and great train robbery involving swinging into a moving train car on a piece of rope while wearing a mask and a red cloak, stealing $78,000 in currency, and stealing a locomotive, Perry made headlines all over the country before he was finally captured. This broadside is undated but details his (temporary) escape from prison and was printed in Utica, NY, the region where this bold crime was committed.

 
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167 Van Cleve, Charlotte Ouisconsin. THREE SCORE YEARS AND TEN: LIFE-LONG MEMORIES OF FORT SNELLING, MINNESOTA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WEST. INSCRIBED.
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Harrison & Smith, (1888) 1895. Third Edition Very Good 
8vo. 176 pp. Green cloth blind-stamped in black with title stamped in gilt. Frontispiece portraits of the author and her husband, General Horatio Phillips Van Cleve. Cloth soiled. Bumping to corners and head and tail of spine. The author, who, according to Howes (V21), was the first white child born in Wisconsin, inscribed this copy, "Wm. F. Broadhead, Feb. 16, '99, From Mrs. Charlotte O. Van Cleve, its authoress, at the request of my old Montana friend A.H. Wilcox of Frazee, Minnesota. Mrs. Van C's address is Minneapolis, Minn., No 6035, 5th Street S.E."

 
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168 Volkmann, Ludovico. ICONOGRAFIA DANTESCA: LA RAPPRESENTAZIONI FIGURATIVE DELLA DIVINA COMMEDIA.
Firenze-Venezia: G. Locella, 1898. First Italian Edition 
4to. [i-v]vi-xix], [1]2-166pp. First Italian Edition of this major survey of the figurative representation of The Divine Comedy. Illustrated throughout. Chromolithographic frontispiece, red silk bookmark, gilt floral endpapers. Bound in full, elaborately gilt parchment with the binder's tag of Giulio Giannini, Piazza Pitti, Florence. Except for the usual yawning of the vellum and a small amount of soiling, this is a better than very good copy. Though there is no statement of limitation, Fiske states that this edition was printed in an edition of 250 copies (p.486). This particular copy was given as a gift to American Arts and Crafts binder Fletcher Battershall (Bookbinding for Bibliophiles) by a friend, and bears a dedication to him.

 
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169 Wentworth, May. POETRY OF THE PACIFIC: SELECTIONS AND ORIGINAL POEMS FROM THE POETS OF THE PACIFIC STATES.
San Francisco: Pacific Publishing Co., 1867. First edition Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 415 pages. Plum colored cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine, all edges gilt. Fraying to head and foot of spine and corners. Light shelfwear. Light spots on endpapers. Previous owner name penciled on ffep and a blank prelim. Featuring the poetry of Ina Coolbrith and others.

Cowan p. 675 
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170 Wharton, Richard, Esq. M.P. FABLES: CONSISTING OF SELECT PARTS FROM DANTE, BERNI, CHAUCER, AND ARIOSTO. IMITATED IN ENGLISH HEROIC VERSE.
London: Printed by T. Bensley . . . for Payne and Mackinlay, 1804. 
8vo. 199 pp. Inscribed by the author's wife, "Given to Mr. J.W. Phipps by Mrs. Wharton, March 13, 1812." In navy blue embossed leather with gilt decorative devices and gilt letters on spine. A.e.g. Joints and corners heavily rubbed. Corners lightly bumped. Else very good. Though Henry Francis Cary was the first to translate the entire Divine Comedy into English, several English authors translated various cantos of the work into their native tongue prior to him. According to ESTC, the first such partial translation of Dante's poetry into English appeared in 1773. Wharton's 1804 translation of cantos 3 (the description of the entrance to Hell), 32 and 33 (the story of Ugolino, a traitor at the lowest depth of Hell) into English Heroic Verse is one several early appearances of Dante in English. The three cantos translated in this work are among the best known scenes in Inferno. Fables renders select parts of Dante's well-known terze rime in English Heroic verse, imitating the style of English poet, dramatist, and critic, John Dryden. This book, offering selections from several major literary works, is an interesting example of the skimmed milk that was served up to the eighteenth century reader as an example of Dante's poetry. It is best appreciated when compared with the later, complete, and (arguably) more competent translations such as Cary's and Longfellow's. Scarce. ABPC locates no copy offered at auction in the past 30 years. OCLC locates but copies.

 
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171 Wharton, Richard, Esq. M.P. FABLES: CONSISTING OF SELECT PARTS FROM DANTE, BERNI, CHAUCER, AND ARIOSTO. IMITATED IN ENGLISH HEROIC VERSE.
London: Printed by T. Bensley . . . for Payne and Mackinlay, 1804. 
8vo. 199 pp. Inscribed by the author and with the bookplate of Peter Isaac. Gray, paper-covered boards with parchment spine. Corners bumped, gray paper worn away at bottom corners. Else very good. Though Henry Francis Cary was the first to translate the entire Divine Comedy into English, several English authors translated various cantos of the work into their native tongue prior to him. According to ESTC, the first such partial translation of Dante's poetry into English appeared in 1773. Wharton's 1804 translation of cantos 3 (the description of the entrance to Hell), 32 and 33 (the story of Ugolino, a traitor at the lowest depth of Hell) into English Heroic Verse is one several early appearances of Dante in English. The three cantos translated in this work are among the best known scenes in Inferno. Fables renders select parts of Dante's well-known terze rime in English Heroic verse, imitating the style of English poet, dramatist, and critic, John Dryden. This book, offering selections from several major literary works, is an interesting example of the skimmed milk that was served up to the eighteenth century reader as an example of Dante's poetry. It is best appreciated when compared with the later, complete, and (arguably) more competent translations such as Cary's and Longfellow's. Scarce. ABPC locates no copy offered at auction in the past 30 years. OCLC locates but 2 copies.

 
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172 White, Henry . THE MASSACRE OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW, PRECEDED BY A HISTORY OF THE RELIGIOUS WARS IN THE REIGN OF CHARLES IX.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1868. 1/2 leather Poor 
8vo. 505 pages. 1/2 leather with marbled boards with leather spine. Top edge gilt. Five raised bands on spine with elegant, highly detailed tooled gilt cartouches. Rear board completely and cleanly detached but present. Front board very loose but still attached. Rubbing to edges of boards. Marbled enpapers. Three full-page black and white illustrations. Foxing to free enpages and light foxing to edges of some pages in the book. No bookplates, markings in book. Text block tight. A good candidate for repair.

 
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173 Wilcox, Ella Wheeler. POEMS OF PASSION.
Chicago: W.B. Conkey Company, 1883. Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 160 pages. Blue boards stamped with blue and gilt floral design on front board and spine. A few white spots on top half of front board. Shelfwear. Brown endpapers. This is perhaps the author's best known book, and it includes her poem, "Solitude", which contains the famous lines, "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone."

 
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174 Wilson, Neill C. 400 CALIFORNIA STREET: THE STORY OF THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AND ITS FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS IN THE FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE PACIFIC COAST.
San Francisco: Lawton Kennedy, 1964. Fine in fine slipcase. 
87 pages. Blue cloth with gilt titles in blue slipcase. #12 of an edition limited to 100 copies signed by Charles DeBretteville, then president of the Bank of California. An interesting look at the role this bank played in the financial development of the West.

 
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175 Wilson, Niel C. 400 CALIFORNIA STREET: A CENTURY PLUS FIVE.
San Francisco: The Bank of California National Association, 1969. Second edition Near Fine in Near Fine slipcase 
106 pages. Tan cloth with gilt lettering. #40 of 100 copies of the 2nd edition signed by Charles de Bretteville, then Chairman of the Board and president of the Bank of California. Designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy, this history of the bank is profusely illustrated and is an updated edition of the original, published in 1964. One small spot on spine (1/8") and slip case has some spots on bottom.

 
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176 Wood, Stanley. OVER THE RANGE TO THE GOLDEN GATE. A COMPLETE TOURIST'S GUIDE TO COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, UTAH, NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, PUGET SOUND AND THE GREAT NORTH-WEST.
Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., Publishers, 1899 (1894). 
Pictorial brown cloth with gilt titles. Very good.

 
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177 Woodford, Jack. UNWILLING SINNER.
New York: The Woodford Press , 1952. First edition Very Good in Edgeworn/Chipped DJ 
Tan cloth with red lettering on spine. Top-edge stained red. Spine slightly cocked. In pictorial dustjacket featuring, a buxom blonde in a skimpy red dress with a come-hither look in her eye. Dustjacket is chipped and rubbed with a hole in the spine but still vibrant. Original price of $2.00 intact. A prolific writer of pulp fiction, Woodford (1894-1971) also wrote several books on writing, including HOW TO WRITE AND SELL A NOVEL. Among his fans (and students of his writing) were Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, and Piers Anthony. His other novels include such racy titles as HERE IS MY BODY, TEMPTRESS, RENTED WIFE, ILLICIT, and SAVAGE HONEYMOON. A nice example of pulp fiction so well-written and so eminently readable, that it was published in hardcover.

 
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178 Woodford, Jack. MIRAGE OF MARRIAGE.
New York: The Woodford Press , 1948. First edition Very Good in Edgeworn/Chipped DJ 
Tan cloth with blue lettering on spine. Spine very slightly cocked. Small dampstain in bottom right corner of front board. Text block fine. In pictorial dustjacket featuring a man and woman embracing inside a wedding rirng, surrounded by other women in dresses that don't leave much to the imagination. Dustjacket is chipped and rubbed but still vibrant. Original price of $1.98 intact. A prolific writer of pulp fiction, Woodford (1894-1971) also wrote several books on writing, including HOW TO WRITE AND SELL A NOVEL. Among his fans (and students of his writing) were the authors Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, and Piers Anthony. His other novels include such racy titles as HERE IS MY BODY, TEMPTRESS, RENTED WIFE, ILLICIT, and SAVAGE HONEYMOON. A nice example of pulp fiction so well-written and so eminently readable that it was published in hardcover.

 
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179 Worden, Col. Alfred M. I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT A FLIGHT TO THE MOON. SIGNED.
New York: Doubleday, 1974. First edition 
Sm. 4to. 64 pp. Near fine book in a bright dustjacket with a few closed tears (repaired on the reverse with tape) and creases. Inscribed by the author, an Apollo 15 astronaut. Written for children (with an introduction by none other than Mr. Rogers), Worden, the astronaut-author, answers such questions as: Why go to the moon? What would you do if you were stuck in space forever? How do you eat in space? How do you go to the bathroom? With a newspaper clipping laid-in, dated Friday,November 8, 1974 and featuring Worden signing copies of the book for children. An interesting space-age souvenir, with children as its intended audience and signed by the author.

 
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180 Wragg, Hester A. HOLOGRAPHIC LETTER FROM A MOTHER DESCRIBING HER SON'S SURVIVAL OF THE BATTLE OF CEDAR CREEK AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S 1864 RE-ELECTION.
Paterson, NJ: 1864. 
5” x8” 2pp. Holographic letter from Hester A. Wragg of Paterson, NJ to her friend Mrs. Drake, dated November 8, 1864, shortly after Abraham Lincoln's re-election. In addition to discussing her own life, she describes “the splendid turn out here for Mr. Lincoln” and how the city of Paterson “is all in an uproar. The Copperheads have been parading the streets all day yesterday and all night last night.” The Copperheads were a vocal group of Democrats in the Northern United States who opposed the American Civil War, wanting an immediate peace settlement with the Confederates. The name Copperheads followed from their practice of cutting the Liberty heads from copper pennies and wearing them as lapel pins. Their opponents also associated them with the venomous copperhead snake. Wragg goes on to give thanks that her son, “Sammy” has survived the crucial Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864. The Battle of Cedar Creek, or The Battle of Belle Grove, October 19, 1864, was one of the final, and most decisive, battles in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War. The final Confederate invasion of the North, led by Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early, was effectively ended and the Confederacy was never again able to threaten Washington, D.C., through the Shenandoah Valley, nor protect the economic base in the Valley. The reelection of Abraham Lincoln was materially aided by this victory and Union Army Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan received lasting fame. Email for full text of letter.

 
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181 Wynn, Marcia Wittenhouse. PIONEER FAMILY OF WHISKEY FLAT.
Los Angeles: Haynes Corporation, 1945. First edition Cloth Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket 
8vo. 130 pp. Red boards with gilt title on spine. Very light shelfwear to boards and and light toning to endpapers.

 
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182 [ALIGHIERI, DANTE (1265-1321)]. Gardner, Edmund G. DANTE.
London: Aldine House, J.M. Dent & Co. , June, 1903. Third edition Very Good 
16mo. vi,166pp. A rather pedestrian Temple Primer on Dante bound in a very sophisticated, hand-painted vellum binding with five raised bands. Vellum cords with fleur-de-lis shaped raised device and yapp edges give a medieval style to the binding. Upper board painted with a rubricated initial, floral border, and a central frame of laurel leaves featuring a portrait of Dante in his scarlet robes against a starry sky. Lower board features an urn with flames against a starry in a similar frame of laurel leaves and floral border. Spine painted with scarlet flourishes. Unique.

 
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183 [ALIGHIERI, DANTE [1265-1321]]. Riedisser, Ida. INSCRIPTIONS FROM DANTE'S DIVINA COMMEDIA IN THE STREETS OF FLORENCE.
Milan: Alfieri & Lacroix, 1913. About very good. 
12mo. iv, 88pp. Age-toned, cardstock covers meant to resemble vellum with title and a color coat of arms on front cover. Yapp edges, which originally had ties to close the book. Ties missing. Dampstain to bottom of endpapers. Some soiling on top of pages 2 and 3. All 21 tipped-in color coats of arms are present. The city of Florence put up inscriptions from Dante's Commedia to mark all the places mentioned and all the sites where stood the houses of the families in the epic. The author arranges the inscriptions in the book chronologically, rather than topographically, and in doing so gives a concise history of Florence up to the time of Dante. An interesting revelation of what remains of the city of Florence as Dante knew it.

 
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184 [Alighieri, Dante] Birk, Sandow. SIGNED PROMOTIONAL POSTER. "CALIFORNIA ARTIST SANDOW BIRK CREATES A MULTI-MEDIA CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION OF THE CLASSIC DANTE'S INFERNO USING REFERENCES TO CURRENT EVENTS AND PEOPLE IN A LANDSCAPE POPULATED BY MINI-MALLS, FAST-FOOD RESTAURANTS, AND ATMS."
Fullerton, CA : California State University, Fullerton, 2006. Fine. 
18" x 24" poster intended to be folded and sent as a mailer advertising an event at the Main Art Gallery of California State University, Fullerton, February 4 - March 10, 2006. This particular copy was never folded or used and is in perfect condition. Illustrated on both sides in Birk's black and white drawings, which feature Dante's Hell as if it took place in the popular culture of California. SIGNED by Birk.

 
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185 [ALIGHIERI, DANTE]. Lillie, Mary Prentice. THE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH UNRHYMED HENDECASYLLABIC VERSE.
San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1958. Limited Edition 1/300 
4to. 3 volumes. Cream boards, spines gilt-lettered. Carboard slipcase. One of 300 sets. Near fine. In 1919, the brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn came from Indianapolis to San Francisco and immediately caught the attention of the community of bibliophiles with their imaginative and colorful books and ephemeral printing. The Grabhorn Press is one of the best-known fine press publishers in the United States.

 
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186 [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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187 [ANDERSON, MELVILLE BEST (1851-1933)]. Alighieri, Dante. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA CON POSTILLE E CENNI INTRODUTTIVI DEL PROF. RAFFAELLO FORNACIARI.
Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, No date, circa 1925. Edizione Minuscola Very Good in very good slipcase 
32mo. xxii, 577pp. Small book bound in light brown suede with a brass medallion of Dante on the front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Some fading to suede. Book comes in a plain cardboard slipcase that has some bumping to corners but is still sturdy and completely intact. Inscription on ffep.: "Agnes (Marchesa Mannucci Capponi) from Melville. Christmas, 1925."

Melville Best Anderson was an author, translator, and teacher at Stanford University whose particular interest was the work of Dante. His most celebrated literary achievement was his translation of the Divina Commedia (Oxford University Press: 1932 and Limited Editions Club: 1932). He maintained a correspondence with his former student, Agnes Smith Manucci Capponi (which is now part of Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives), and gave her this copy of his favorite work as a Christmas gift. A personalized copy of Dante's masterpiece, from one who knew it intimately. 
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188 [BANDINI, ALBERT R.]. Alighieri, Dante (Translated by Rev. Albert R. Bandini). DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY: A LINEAL AND RHYMED TRANSLATION.
San Francisco: The People's Publishing Company, 1928. No edition stated. Very Good + in Very Good DJ 
Three volumes bound as one. 8vo. xxiv, the pages of each volume numbered separately -- 220, 233, and 279 pp. respectively. Signed and inscribed by the translator, Albert R. Bandini on a blank prelim: "To Al Williams, I am sure you will enjoy the D.C. -- but take it in small doses. -- A.R. Bandini, The Translator." Additionally, Bandini has hand-corrected a number of line translations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Red dustjacket with black borders and lettering. Book is in very good + condition with light shelfwear. Very good DJ with small chips to head and tail of spine and to edges. There is also a tipped in Errata/Corrige page near the end of the book.

A Catholic priest born in Florence. Bandini was also a scholar, a poet, and an attorney who is perhaps best known as a founder of the Italian Catholic Federation. This lineal and rhymed translation by Bandini is scarce. It is especially so signed, inscribed, and corrected in his hand. 
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189 [BASKIN, LEONARD (1922-2000)]. Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321). THE DIVINE COMEDY. Three Volume Set. Translated by Thomas G. Bergin and Illustrated by Leonard Baskin
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1969. First printing Near fine in very good slipcase 
Folio. Three volume set in slipcase. Brown boards with ivory colored, cloth covered spines. Titles stamped on each volume's spine in gilt. One small spot on the spines of both volume 1 and volume 3. Brown slip case with intact paper label affixed to front. Some wear to edges of slipcase, but still sturdy and in very good condition. Each volume filled with Baskin's dramatic illustrations. This set is inscribed on the ffep of volume 1, "To Pat Clifford from Leonard Baskin". It is not one of the limited edition of 100 signed copies, but instead a personalized inscription.

 
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190 [BOTTICELLI, SANDRO (1445-1510)]. Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321). [Translated by Jefferson Butler Fletcher (1865-1946)]. THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. Translated by Jefferson Butler Fletcher.
New York: Macmillan, 1931. First edition Very Good 
Small 4to. xii, 471 pp. This book is number 69 of a limited edition of 212 copies, 200 of which were for sale. Signed by the translator. Paper covered boards, bound in a paper imitating vellum, with tie closures. Title lettered in black on spine. Tissue guarded frontispiece and 14 tissue-guarded illustrations (with quotations printed on the tissue) by Botticelli.

An introduction by the translator notes that Botticelli's artistic rendering of Dante's work is different than other well-known Dante illustrators such as Dore, Flaxman, and Blake: "Perhaps in part because he too was a Florentine, Botticelli could enter more intimately into the imaginative temper of his countryman, could see and draw what Dante saw and sang." 
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191 [BOTTICELLI, SANDRO]. Alighieri, Dante / Giovanni Peterlongo. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (LA DIA KOMEDIO) / VERSIONE CON TESTO A FRONTE E COMMENTO IN ESPERANTO DI GIOVANNI PETERLONGO'S ILLUSTRAZIONI PER "LA DIVINA COMMEDIA" DI SANDRO BOTTICELLI.
Milano: SEIE, 1963. Eidzione Speciale 
4to. 8 1/2" x 11". 709 pp. + errata sheet. Fine pictorial cream-colored cloth in fine transparent dustjacket. With original publisher's prospectus and in slipcase as issued. But for age-toning and one 4" closed tear at the bottom seam, slipcase is in very good condition. Side-by-side translation of Dante in Italian and Esperanto, a language created by L.L. Zamenhof in his book Unua Libro in 1887. Zamenhof hoped to create an easy to learn and politically neutral language that would serve as a universal second language to foster peace and international understanding.Esperanto has had continuous usage by a community, estimated at between 100,000 and 2 million speakers for over a century, and approximately one thousand native speakers. Although no country has adopted the language officially, Esperanto did get official recognition by UNESCO in 1954. A most unusual translation.

 
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192 [BOYER, JANE ALLEN]. Fryer, Jane Eayre. THE MARY FRANCES SEWING BOOK: ADVENTURES AMONG THE THIMBLE PEOPLE.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, (1913). 
Large 8vo. 280 pp. Blue cloth with pictorial pastedown and pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition with all 10 tissue paper sewing patterns intact.

 
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193 [DORE, GUSTAVE]. Alighieri, Dante. DANTE'S INFERNO and DANTE's PURGATORY AND PARADISE.
New York: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, c. 1868-1872. 
4to. 12" x 15". Published by Cassell, these two sets complement one another and are bound in their original light blue wrappers. Each set (Inferno and Purgatory and Paradise) contains Parts 1-13 of 25, for a total of 26 of 50 issues. The Cassell, Petter & Galpin editions of Dore appear on the market most often as two bound volumes. Though this set is incomplete, the individually issued parts in wrappers turn up much less frequently. In very good condition, with three to five , full-page, tissue-guarded Dore plates in each issue followed by several pages of Dante's text, as translated by Henry Francis Cary. Many pages in each issue unopened. Occasional light foxing and small publisher and binder's stamp, "S. Walker & Co." on the cover of each issue.

 
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194 [FLAXMAN, JOHN (1755-1826)]. Alighieri, Dante. COMPOSITIONS FROM THE HELL, PURGATORY, AND PARADISE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. FLAXMAN'S DESIGNS FROM DANTE. Engraved by Thomas Piroli from the drawings in the possession of Thomas Hope, Esq. 1793.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orne, 1807. Very Good 
Folio (oblong). 110 leaves of plates; 38 plates to Inferno, 38 to Purgatorio, and 33 to Paradiso. One plate, between Purgatorio and Paradiso is not numbered and entitled, "Faith, Hope, and Charity". In rich, chocolate colored boards with vellum spine. Spine solied. Vellum cracked on back of spine. Boards rubbed, edges have small chips (less than 1/8" each) and corners fraying. Age toning to edges of pages. Foxing throughout, though generally affecting the margins.

This collection of plates illustrated by John Flaxman was commissioned by the art collector Thomas Hope (1769-1831), and were probably begun in April or May 1792, at the same time as Flaxman's work on drawings for Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Flaxman was the leading Neo-classical sculptor in late eighteenth-century Britain and a well known designer for Wedgwood pottery. After working as a designer for Josiah Wedgwood, Flaxman spent seven years studying in Rome. Britain's National Portrait Gallery describes this time as one that "transformed him from an obscure British designer and sculptor into a major international figure with a proven record in monumental sculpture and decorative design. His outline engravings of 1793-5 illustrating Homer and Dante won him an international reputation unmatched by any contemporary British artist. He was also appointed the Royal Academy's first Professor of Sculpture in 1810." Though over two hundred years old, Flaxman's stark line drawings are eerily modern in their interpretation of Dante's classic poem. Uncommon. 
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195 [FLAXMAN, JOHN (1755-1826)]. Alighieri, Dante. "THE CARNAL", AN ENGRAVING FROM "COMPOSITIONS BY JOHN FLAXMAN FROM THE DIVINE POEM OF DANTE ALIGHIERI" Purgatory, Canto 25, The Carnal
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. 
11" x 17". Heavy paper. From a portfolio of engravings published in 1807. The engravings were designed by John Flaxman and engraved by Thomas Piroli. This particular engraving is from Canto 25 of Dante's Divine Comedy and is entitled "The Carnal" . It depicts the souls of those who in mortal life were slaves to their carnal appetites. Single sheet. A few areas of foxing. Three small closed tears around the edges and two pinpoint size holes on the left and right edge. Suitable for framing. About very good.

Flaxman's Dante illustrations were commissioned by the art collector Thomas Hope (1769-1831), and were probably begun in April or May 1792, at the same time as Flaxman's work on drawings for Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Flaxman was the leading Neo-classical sculptor in late eighteenth-century Britain and a well known designer for Wedgwood pottery. After working as a designer for Josiah Wedgwood, Flaxman spent seven years studying in Rome. Britain's National Portrait Gallery describes this time as one that "transformed him from an obscure British designer and sculptor into a major international figure with a proven record in monumental sculpture and decorative design. His outline engravings of 1793-5 illustrating Homer and Dante won him an international reputation unmatched by any contemporary British artist. He was also appointed the Royal Academy's first Professor of Sculpture in 1810. " Though over two hundred years old, Flaxman's stark line drawing has a modern sensibility in its interpretation of Dante's classic poem. 
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196 [FLIPPIN, JANE JEFFERSON]. Caldwell, George W., M.D. LEGENDS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco: Phillips & Van Orden Co., (1919). 
Sm. 8vo. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". 101 pp. Three black and white line drawings. Beige, paper-covered boards with color line drawing of a Indian. Poetry based on legends of Southern California's Soboba Indians. Near fine.

 
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197 [GREENAWAY, KATE]. Speilman, M.H. KATE GREENAWAY: SIXTEEN EXAMPLES IN COLOUR OF THE ARTIST'S WORK WITH AN INTRODUCTION.
London: A & C Black, 1911. 
8vo. 12 pp. with 15 mounted color plates. Original green cloth with cover illustration mounted on upper cover.

 
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198 [HEILMAN, DAN]. Baum, L. Frank. ORIGINAL INK OZ DRAWING BY DAN HEILMAN OF "OZ" CHARACTERS.
ca. 1960. 
Circa 1960. On artist's Bristol board measuring 19 1/2" x 5 3/4". DAN HEILMAN (1922-1966) was a cartoonist who worked with Ken Ernst on the MARY WORTH cartoon strip and with Roy Crane on the BUZ SAWYER cartoon strip. He was the original cartoonist for Nicholas P. Dallis's JUDGE PARKER STRIP (which debuted on November 24, 1952) until 1965. He died in 1966 and the strip was continued, most notably, by Harold Le Doux. The pen and ink drawing is in strip form and is signed by the artist at lower center. The panel features OZ CHARACTERS including the Sawhorse, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Jack Pumpkinhead. Please see enlargements for details. In fine condition. Believed to be previously unpublished. In fine condition.

 
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199 [HOMER, WINSLOW (1836-1910)]. Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891). THE COURTIN'.
Boston: James R. Osgood and company, 1874 (1873). 
7 3/4" x 10". Unpaginated. With seven tissue- guarded drawings by Winslow Homer, reproduced in heliotype. Pictorial brown cloth with stamping and embossing in gilt and black. All edges gilt. Boards rubbed. Rubbed through at corners and head and foot of spine. A charming collaboration between a popular American poet and a beloved American artist. BAL 13306.

 
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200 [KENT, ROCKWELL]. THE ANNUAL OF BOOKMAKING: THE COLOPHON 1938.
New York: The Colophon, 1938. Very Good 
4to. 320 pages. Beige and blue buckram embossed with silver gilt and black lettering. Profusely illustrated. According to Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt's One Hundred Books About Bookmaking, "A good survey of American bookmaking in the interwar period, built up from a series of brief monographs of outstanding personalities and organizations, presses, publishing firms, and machine composition houses. The signatures of the book are in themselves examples of careful designing and printing, each of them produced independently from the others and printed by a different firm or individual." Includes sections on Binding Design by W.A. Dwiggins, The University of California Press, Rydal Press of Santa Fe, Riverside Press, Walpole Printing Office, Derrydale Press, Hawthorn House, George Grady Press, Ward Ritchie Press, Yale University Press, Taylor & Taylor, Press of the Wooly Whale, Limited Editions Club, Overbrook Press, Lakeside Press, and Pynson Printers, with each section designed and produced at each.

 
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