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Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.

By: Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Plantin Press,: 1977

Seller ID: II317-004


LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 100. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. [iv], iii, (21) pp. 1 illustration; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. A reprint of the original letter, published by W. Owen at Homer's Head near Temple-Bar in 1754. "While the pamphlet is ostensibly a comment about card playing at Oxford it is actually an allegory dealing with Parliamentary de... View more info

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You Are Now My Enemy.

By: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kirkwood, MO:, The Printery,: 1972

Seller ID: GO617-058


LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. Unpaginated. [28] pp. Facsimile letter from Franklin to Strahan tipped-in on front pastedown, portraits of Franklin and Strahan tipped in, ornamentation and borders in red and blue ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue leather spine, marbled paper boards; binding square and tight, front joint cracked, shelf wear. Comes with a complimentary card from The Printery. Very Good. This volume contains a brief mono... View more info

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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.

By: Borrower's Press.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1976

Seller ID: IY915-275


LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. View more info

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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.

By: Borrower's Press.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1976

Seller ID: IY915-276


LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, ... View more info

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Ill Fares the Land: Migrants and Migratory Labor in the United States.

By: Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston:, Little, Brown and Company,: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-118


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. [viii], 419 pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Full beige cloth titled in brown, maps in end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, small defect in upper right corner of front free end-paper, stain on bottom edge, price-clipped dust-jacket chipped and torn at extremities. Very Good. "In 1939 Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath blew the lid off the problem of American migratory labor. Before t... View more info

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Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government.

By: Charles Howard Shinn (1852-1924).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1948

Seller ID: GY815-290


Series: Western Americana. 8vo. 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches. [iii], xxvi, 291, (ix) pp. Text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Mining Camps "was written some thirty years after the gold rush because Shinn, then a student in political science at Johns Hopkins University, felt this record of a hitherto neglected phase in American development to be a contribution to the practical political experience of the rac... View more info

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Herbert Clark Hoover, A Eulogy.

By: David Elton Trueblood (1900-1994).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Skokie, IL:, Black Cat Press,: 1977

Seller ID: IY915-121


LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies. Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 7/16 inches. Unpaginated. [27] pp. Frontispiece, headpiece; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. Fine. Bound by Bela Blau. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. A eulogy for President Hoover (1874-1964), delivered by David Elton Trueblood. Trueblood was a noted 20th-century American Quaker author and theologian, and for... View more info

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The Telluride Story.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003), George H. H. Huey, photography.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ouray, CO:, Wayfinder Press,: 1987

Seller ID: GY815-288


Oblong 4to. 8 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches. 68 pp. Printed on two kinds of paper, color and black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. INSCRIBED to Bob and Maureen Cates by David Lavender, November 5, 1988. Very Good. "David Lavender, one of America's leading authors of books about the West, has written a memorable history of the Colorado town where he was raised." Back cover. View more info

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The Way to the Western Sea: Lewis and Clark Across the Continent.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Row, Publishers,: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-192


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xviii), 444 pp. 8 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled brown cloth spine, blind-stamped maroon paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by author, May 9, 1989. Fine. "In The Way to the Western Sea, a distinguished historian of the American West tells the dramatic story of one of the great adventures of our nation's earliest years: the Lewis and Clark expedition of... View more info

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The Story of Cyprus Mines Corporation.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Marino, CA:, The Huntington Library,: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-190


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. x, 387 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Harvey Seeley Mudd, 49 illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, all edges foxed, dust jacket toned and faded on spine. INSCRIBED by author on half title. Very Good. In 1916, Colonel Seeley W. Mudd and his son Harvey Seeley Mudd - American engineers, prospectors, and pioneers - founded ... View more info

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Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, HarperCollins Publishers,: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-188


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. xii, 403 pp. Maps, 16 pages of black-and-white plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled black cloth spine, gilt-stamped tan paper over boards, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, remainder mark on bottom edge, sticker residue and slight soiling on dust jacket. Very Good. "Let Me Be Free tells the dramatic, heart-breaking story of the desperate attempt of Chief Joseph and ... View more info

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Colorado River Country.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York:, E.P. Dutton, Inc.,: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-178


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 238 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth spine titled in bronze foil, beige paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by the author on front free end paper, January 17, 1987. Fine. "A 500-year history of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized and settled the American West from the Rockies to the deserts of Californ... View more info

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The Southwest.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Row, Publishers,: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-179


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. [xii], 352 pp. 2 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gray cloth spine titled in brown ink, brown paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine toned, dust jacket toned. INSCRIBED by author on title page, August 30, 1981. Laid in are ten 3 x 5 index cards with reading notes from a previous owner. Very Good. Lavender explores the land of the southwest, tells the history of its inhabita... View more info

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Climax at Buena Vista: The American Campaigns in Northeastern Mexico, 1846-47.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, J. B. Lippincott Company,: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-172


Series: Great Battles of History. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 252 pp. 6 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt- and silver-stamped blue cloth, top edge stained blue, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine of dust jacket toned, stain on back panel of dust jacket. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. "Climax at Buena Vista is the complete story of the decisive battle of the Mexican War - from which General Zachary Taylor emer... View more info

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The Overland Migrants: Settlers to Oregon, California, and Utah.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, National Park Service, Division of Publications,: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-171


8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 inches. (112) pp. Color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect-bound pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear on spine. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Very Good. This official government handbook tells the story of the pioneers and Mormons who set out for the West in wagon trains, and crossed the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to settle in Oregon, Utah, and Calif... View more info

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The Great Persuader.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday & Company, Inc.,: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-189


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), 444 pp. 33 illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth titled in silver, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, foxing along inner hinges, dust jacket toned and bruised at spine ends. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Very Good. This is a biography of Collis P. Huntington, the robber baron who built America's first trans-continental railroad. David Lavender researched this g... View more info

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An archive of 14 United States Government Documents Concerning California Indian Treaties.

By: Edward F. Beale (1822-1893) et al.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, 1851

Seller ID: DG915-021


Various Publishers, 1851-1855. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. Various Paginations. Please inquire for a full list of items in this lot. Most of the items are dis-bound, some removed entirely from a larger volume, some without their cases, 2 in contemporary cloth (these would be the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1855 and 1858. Sold AS IS. These materials were brought together by a single individual who sought to understand how Indian treaties were n... View more info

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Mining Camp Days.

By: Emil W. Billeb.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, Howell-North Books,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-156


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (x), 229 pp. Map frontispiece, 203 black and white photographs, index; text clean, unmarked. Brick red cloth titled in black ink over boards, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar, photographs in end papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Emil Billeb lived and worked in many of the mining towns of California and Nevada. He recounts the history of these towns with over 200 of his own photographs and decades of first-hand experience. View more info

History As A Social Science

By: Folke Dovring

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York and London, Garland Publishing: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: RP479-126


Series: History an Historiography, No. 9. 8vo. [iv], vi, 97, [4] pp. List of current writings on the subject; text clean, un-marked. Green cloth, gilt spine, no dust-jacket (as issued?); binding square and tight. This is a reprint edition of the original edition printed in the Hague in 1960, from the Series, History an Historiography, a thirty-one volume facsimile series of classic books for both historians and students on the nature of history, how history is commu... View more info

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The Bayeux Tapestry.

By: Francis J. Weber (b. 1933).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Junipero Serra Press,: 2003

Seller ID: YA2-80


LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies. Miniature Book. 3 1/4 x 2 5/16 inches. 17, [1] pp. Half-title, color frontispiece with detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, decorative initial; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stitched; binding square tight, light shelf wear. From Corry Nethery's personal collection. Very Good. Designed, printed letter press, and bound by Regis Graden at his Nut Quad Press, Oceanside, CA. Background about the Bayeux Tapestry, "one of Europe's m... View more info