July 7th, 2020
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This week we are happy to present a nice selection of Native Americana, a mini archive of Hubble Trading Post material, a fun photographic print of the Warren-Bisbee Railway in Territorial Arizona, a neat photo album depicting scenes from Aztec, New Mexico and Southern California, and a beautiful three-volume set of Captain William Dampier's voyages.

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A New Voyage Round the World--5th Edition 1703, (And) Voyages and Descriptions. Vol. II. in Three Parts--3rd Edition, (And) a Voyage to New Holland, & C. in the Year 1699--2nd Edition, Bound with a Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland--1st Edition.   
Dampier, Captain William   
 James Knapton, London. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Four volumes in three bound in modern 1/2 leather over marbled boards with five raised bands on spine with title, volume number and year stamped on black leather. Boards and binding in uniformly very good condition. New endpapers. Red speckled fore edge and bottom edge. Top edges soiled. Paper is generally clean with a range of moderate toning near front and back of volumes to very clean interiors. Very little foxing. Trimming is a little uneven, but no text lost. Vol. 1 with three folding maps for a total of four maps (calls for four folding maps), plus tables. Map of East Indies has five inch tear (taped) plus fore edge taped. Vol. 2 is complete with four folding maps. The fore edge of two maps slightly extends beyond book block. Volume 3 and 4 (bound together) are complete with 5 maps and 10 plates plus tables; volume 4 complete with 12 maps, one folding, plus five plates. See Hill Collection 417, 419, 420 and 421.

Captain William Dampier was an English explorer and navigator becoming the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia. He also was the first to apparently describe a kangaroo outside of Australian texts. Dampier is also credited as the first person to circumnavigate the world three times, which considering the times was indeed an accomplishment. His work on the natural history of Australia lends some to credit him as that country's first natural historian. Dampier's voyages were sandwiched bet ween those of Walter Raleigh and James Cook. The report from his first expedition (wh ich explored the Atlantic Coast of North America entering the Pacific via Cape Horn and sailing up the Americas on the Pacific side) was published in 1697 as a huge commercial success and led to his commission to explore New Holland, or Australia on his second expedition. The third circumnavigation also plied Pacific waters before heading west across the Pacific. Overshadowing much of the natural history work he accomplished was Dampier's pillaging of treasure from other ships on the high seas effectively raising money for the crown. In all, these four volumes (in three) are in very nice condition and would be a worthy addition to any exploration library. ; Maps, plates, tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 550, 184, 132, 112, 162, 198 pp. 021412.   $4,500 

Navaho Weaving its Technic and History 
Amsden, Charles Avery    
Fine Arts Press, Santa Ana, CA, 1934. Pictorial Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. Red Blue Black and White pictorial Boards depicting a Navaho Blanket, in mylar cover. Colors lightly faded with light soiling and edgewear. Front and back gutters shows slight separation. Previous owners signature on endpaper. Endpapers are map of the Navajo Reservation. Lightly rumpled deckled fore edge. Contains the large serigraph print of the Saxony yarn sarape printed by Jack Reed of Fine Arts Press. Print in fine condition with light soiling on back. Comes with 1/2 black leather over red cloth custom clamshell box with title stamped in gilt on spine. Also contains all six color plates printed on oilcloth.  
First in-depth study of the technical aspects of Navaho weaving, plus history of the loom and its prototypes in the prehistoric Southwest, analysis and description of weaves, and dyes. This classic remains in print today. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 261 pp. 021408.   $175  
Navajo Native Dyes - Their Preparation and Use
Bryan, Nonabah; Stella Young    
Education Division, U. S. Office of Indian Affairs, 1940. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Orange wraps, edges are speckled; includes many plant illustrations. Wraps have light wear and soiling.  
This publication contains directions for dyeing with plants; recipes formulated by Mrs. Nonabah G. Bryan, a Navajo woman. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 75 pp. 021420.   $20
Bibliography of the Navaho Indians 
Kluckhohn, Clyde; Katherine Spencer    

J. J. Augustin Publisher, New York, 1940. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Red cloth with gilt lettering on front. Boards have light shelf wear; ink scribble on front board.

A bibliography of the Navajo with publications from the 16th century onward. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 93 pp. 021429. $20 

Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico. American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 44, No. 4, Part 2 - October-December, 1942.  
White, Leslie A.      

American Anthropological Association, 1942. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Mottled brown wraps with previous owner's name written on front wrap. Wraps have light soiling to edges; text block has minor soiling along bottom edge.

An ethnographic study of the Pueblo of Santa Ana, or Tamaya, based on field research conducted between the years 1928 and 1941. ; B & W Illustrations and Plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 360 pp. 021432.   $45


Acoma, the Sky City--A Study in Pueblo-Indian History and Civilization 
Sedgwick, William T, Mrs.     
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1926. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Second Edition. Light green boards with Acoma bird on cover with darker green spine and gilt imprint. Top edge gilt. Light rubbing. Interior is clean. First signature is pulling. Jacket is price-clipped. 2 1/2 inch closed tear on front along with several small chips missing from jacket. Jacket in mylar wrapper. Clean interior. Light soiling to jacket. Comes in custom made slipcase paper and cloth box with paper label on spine.  
A general historical narrative of the Sky City and its peoples--the oldest permanent settlement in what is now the United States. 2nd edition. ; Narrow 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 309 pp. 021409.   $38

J. L. Hubbell Trade Card, Catalogue and Price List Plus 2 Mailing Envelopes
Red, white and blue printed trade card for J. L. Hubbell--Navajo Blankets measuring 3 x 4 inches. Verso has a schedule of Ceremonies and Dances for the Hopi (Moqui) Pueblos. Circa 1908. Card in near fine condition. The Catalogue and Price List is undated but probably first decade of the twentieth century. Folding pamphlet (6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches folded) with 14 pages filled with black and white photos of Navajo and Puebloan textiles, silverware, jewelry, baskets and pottery. Printed by the Press of Hollister Brothers, Chicago. Slight soiling to front panel and light wear. A 9 x 12 foot Chief's Blanket would have cost $100 to $125 in the early 20th century. Also two letterpress mailing envelopes (6 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches) with a colorful Hubbell Indian Trader advertisement on front. Verso blank. One envelope has written address on front; second envelope has no address written. Both have advertisement. Both envelopes had been sealed; top edge opened on both with second envelope also edge opened. Advertising the main Ganado, Arizona Trading post and their branch store in Keam's Canon, Arizona. 
John Lorenzo Hubbell began trading with Navajo and Pueblo Indians at the Ganado location in 1878.  $75.00  021456

Uintah Railway Coupons 
Ephemera. Condition: Fine. Four unused coupons for the Uintah Railway. These tickets would have been good between 1915 and 1925. Coupons measure 9 ½" x 3" with text on recto only.
The Uintah Railway began operating in 1903, its route approximately 65 miles between Mack, Colorado and Watson, Utah. 021438.   $25

Mineral Wealth, Climate and Rain-Fall, and Nature Resources of the Black Hills of Dakota
Jenney, Walter P.     
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1876. Pamphlet. Condition: Good. Tan wraps with black lettering; includes folding map "Preliminary Map, 1875", depicting the geology of the Black Hills. 4th Congress, 1st Session, Senate, Ex. Doc. No. 51. Rear wrap has been affixed with archival tape, and wraps have light toning; map has a 2" tear that has been fixed with archival tape.  
This document contains Chapters V, VI, and VII of the final report titled "Report on the Geology and Resources of the Black Hills of Dakota" by Henry Newton and Walter Jenney published in 1880. Jenney's contributions to the report - climate, mineral wealth, and map - were called for in advance by the U. S. Senate and were published in 1876. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 71 pp. 021435.   $425

Portage at Log Cabin Cliff
Beaman, E. O.     
Department of the Interior. Condition: Very Good. U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. Views on the Green River, Canon of Desolation Series, No. 94. Bright yellow card with imprint on verso. Photo has light silvering, else very good.  
This image depicts the party portaging near Log Cabin Cliff. E. O. Beaman was the photographer of Powell's second Colorado River Expedition from 1871-72. After leaving the survey he continued photographing Native Americans in New Mexico and Arizona.; 4 1/2" x 7". 021440.   $250
Little Rapid 
Hillers, [John K. ]    
Department of the Interior. Condition: Very Good. U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. Views on the Rio Virgen, Pa-ru-nu-weap Series, No. 13. Bright yellow card with imprint on verso. Photo has a 1/8" damage to bottom edge, else very good.  
Photo taken circa 1873 by second Powell expedition member John K. Hillers. Although originally hired as a boatman, the German-born Hillers assisted Beaman and became the most prominent photographer of the expedition due to his enthusiasm for learning the techniques and willingness to carry heavy equipment. Powell had intended that his cousin Clem would assist, but he proved unenthusiastic. Powell fired Beaman, and hired another photographer Fennemore, who left the expedition because it was too physically strenuous. At this point, Powell made Hillers the head photographer, and after the Colorado River expeditions, he continued to work for Powell at the USGS and Bureau of Ethnology until his retirement. ; 4 1/2" x 7".  021439.   $225  
Burt Family Album [Featuring New Mexico and California]
Burt, Burton O.; Mrs. L. S. Burt; Charles S. Burt    
Album. Condition: Very Good. Photo album containing 18 photographs of New Mexico and California, taken by members of the Burt family. 10 photographs depict scenes of Aztec, New Mexico, 6 depict scenes of Los Angeles, Covina, and possibly Riverside, California, and 2 depict scenes of unknown locals. Early 20th century, c. 1900-1915. Black album covers with gilt imprint on front; black paper leaves with photos corner mounted. Overall very good with minor creasing, silvering and yellowing to photos.
The album is comprised of RPPCs, albumens, and gelatin silvers (some printed on textured paper). Almost all photos have manuscript notes on verso, describing the scene and sometimes providing the name of the photographer. Burton O. Burt, Charles S. Burt and Mrs. L. S. Burt are mentioned as being photographers (at this time it is unknown how they are all related). It seems that most of the photographs in this album were taken by Burton O. Burt, and some have the imprint "Burt" or "Burt, Frisco" ("Frisco" possibly referring to "San Francisco") in the negative. A few of Mrs. L. S. Burt's photos can be found at Cal. State Fresno and Fresno State; Burton O. Burt Collection is found at the Seaver Center for Western History Research (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County).  
Burton O. Burt was engaged in photography throughout his life, working first o ut of Los Angeles and then out of Covina. He is also known to have worked as a linotype operator for the Covina Citizen throughout the 1920s, and the Pomona Valley Citizen in the 1940s (Online Archive of California). Little is known about Mrs. L. S. Burt except that she operated out of Fresno in 1891-92 (Mautz p.110). She is credited with taking the first shot foun d in this album and it's a nice one: the image depicts a late 19th/ early 20th century street view of Aztec, New Mexico showing Charles S. Burt and a pup riding in a horse and buggy. Other imag es of Aztec, New Mexico include: a young woman sketching "Mr. and Mrs. Burt May 1912" onto a rock wall (annotation on verso reads "photographer's wife, Aztec, New Mexico, 1912."), and six images of W. S. Dalton's Indian Trading Pos t and Native Americans of Aztec, New Mexico (attributed to Burton O. Burt). Images of California include: an RPPC of the Burt family, posing in front of palm trees; an image of the "Clune-Brown Talking Electric Sign" taken in 1915 by Burton O. Burt or his brother (likely in Los Angeles); 37th Street Cash Grocery, Ernie's 5 cent Café, and 716 Copper Front swap shop in Covina. There are two images of children pretending to run a grocery (young boy playing the salesman, young girl the customer); the locations of these images are unknown. Overall a great album attributed to a talented family of photographers. ; 7" x 10". 021426.   $825  

Principal Drainage Basins - Soil Erosion Service 
Gannett, Henry  
Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey, Washington, 1935. Condition: Very Good. Map measures 20" x 30 ½" and is backed with linen. Minor foxing, else very good. Edition of 1916, reprinted in 1935.  
Map of the United States depicting principal drainage basins and waterways; drainage basins are outlined in red and waterways are depicted in blue. 021411.    $45   
Gold Rush - The Journals, Drawings, and Other Papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff [Volumes I and II]
Bruff, J. Goldsborough; Georgia Willis Read and Ruth Gaines  
Columbia University Press, New York, 1944. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Two volume set housed in cloth slipcase. Quarter black cloth and brown paper boards; includes many illustrations and plates. Boards have light shelfwear and soiling; text block has light soiling.  
This set is the first publication of Joseph Goldborough Bruff's journals and drawings, which cover the period of April 2, 1849 (when he left Washington) through July 20, 1851 (when he returned to Washington). Bruff was employed as a topographical and architectural draftsman for the War Department until the gold rush hit. In the spring of 1849 he organized the Washington City and California Mining Association and captained an expedition of sixty-six well-equipped men in uniforms of his own design across the continent. He organized the armaments and obtained the 14 wagons, 14 large tents and 70 mules required on the journey west (Library of Congress). His journals of the trek to and from California are comprehensive, incredibly detailed and well-illustrated. ; B&W & Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1404 pp. 021441.   $175 

Western Places Series - A series of publications about mining rushes, transportation (roads, railroads, stagecoaches, early autos), and general history of old Western towns. Sold Separately.  
Bennettville and the Tioga Mining District [Western Places: Vol. 7, No. 1]  
Patera, Alan H.    
Western Places, Lake Grove, Oregon, 2003. Softcover. Condition: Fine. Illustrated wraps with green lettering. W Located just north of Tioga Pass, Bennettville (in the Tioga Mining District) had the highest elevation of any post office in California during its 1882-1884 heyday. Although the mining district never produced, the efforts at the Great Sierra Mine are worthy of telling. ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 44 pp. 021443.   $20

Hornsilver/Gold Point Nevada-Silver Turns to Gold [Western Places: Vol. 7, No. 2]
Patera, Alan H.     
Western Places, Lake Grove, Oregon, 2003. Softcover. Condition: Fine. Illustrated wraps with brown lettering. The town of Hornsilver boomed in the spring of 1908 after the Great Western Mine made a series of rich ore shipments. In 1931 the name of the town changed to Gold Point. ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 86 pp.  021444.   $15

Rhyolite's Demise [Western Places: Vol. 7, No. 4] 
Patera, Alan H.     
Western Places, Lake Grove, Oregon, 2004. Softcover. Condition: Fine. Illustrated wraps with black and gilt lettering. The town of Rhyolite was laid out in 1905 and the rush to the area was greatest of the 1900s. B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 64 pp. 021442.   $20


Belmont Nevada [Western Places: Vol. 8, No. 1]
Patera, Alan H.     
Western Places, Lake Grove, Oregon, 2005. Softcover. Condition: Fine. Illustrated wraps with brow n lettering. The town of Belmont had periods of prosperity between 1866 and the 1890s, and was not only a mining town but a mercantile and transportation hub in its hey-day. ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 107 pp. 021445.   $25


Between Tonopah and Goldfield - A History of Klondike, Gold Reef and Divide [Western Places: Vol. 8, No. 2]
Patera, Alan H.    
W estern Places, Lake Grove, Oregon, 2007. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Illustrated wraps with black lettering. Light wear to wraps. A look at the lesser-known mining towns located between and overshadowed by the bustling towns of Tonopah and Goldfield, Nevada. ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 107 pp.  021446.   $20  

Abandoned Settlements of the Eastern Mojave [Western Places: Vol. 8, No. 3]
Hensher, Alan    
Western Places, Lake Grove, Oregon, 2007. Softcover. Condition: Fine. Illustrated wr aps with black and brown lettering.This publication deals with the mining and homesteading settlements of Hart, Vanderbilt, Vontrigger, Lanfair, Maruba, Dunbar, and Barnwell. ; B & W Illus trations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 51 pp. 021447.   $20
Fremont and '49 - The Story of the Remarkable Career and Its Relation to the Exploration and Development of our Western Territory, Especially California
Dellenbaugh, Frederick    
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York And London, 1914. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. Boards have light wear and minor chipping at head of spine; spine is slightly shaken, else very good.  
A scholarly work on the life and career of John C. Fremont with many plates, illustrations and folding maps. ; Plate and Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 547 pp. 021450.   $50 
North-Americans of Yesterday - A Comparative Study of North-American Indian Life, Customs, and Products, on the Theory of the Ethnic Unity of the Race
Dellenbaugh, Frederick   
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York And Lone, 1902. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition; Second Printing. Decorative cloth with mylar cover; top edge gilt; housed in modern cloth and paper-covered slipcase. Boards have moderate wear and soiling, and minor dampstaining; block has moderate dampstaining along top edge and rear gutter is starting to crack.  
Filled with sketches and photos, Dellenbaugh's narrative relates histories of Native Americans of North America that were based off of lectures held at the Lowell Institute in Boston in 1894. ; B & W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 487 pp. 021382.   $25
Schat-Chen - History, Traditions and Narratives of the Queres Indians of Laguna and Acoma 
Gunn, John M.     
Albright & Anderson, Albuquerque, N. M., 1917. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Green cloth with black lettering; includes frontis and b&w illustrations throughout. Boards have moderate wear and soiling; previous owner's name on front endpaper; text block has moderate toning; light marginalia on title page.  
From the copyright page: "A part of this history was published in 'Records of the past, ' Washington, D.C., in 1904.The drawings in this book are drawn by Queres Indians." ; B & W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 222 pp. 021384.   $55 
Masked Gods: Navaho and Pueblo Ceremonialism
Waters, Frank    

University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1950. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Pictorial dust jacket; tan cloth boards with decorative border and black lettering. DJ has moderate soiling and minor chipping at foot of spine; boards have light soiling to edges; not price-clipped.  
A look at the culture and beliefs of southwestern native cultures. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall; 438 pp. 021360.   $25
Pottery of San Ildefonso Pueblo
Chapman, Kenneth M.   

School of American Research, Albuquerque, N. M., 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Cloth boards with black illustration on front cover. Quarter-bound black cloth spine with yellow lettering. Pictorial dust jacket.  
A visual representation of patterns and shapes of ancient Puebloan pottery. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 260 pp. 020855.   $25 

Testimony in Relation to the Ute Indian Outbreak, Taken by the Committee on Indian Affairs of the House of Representatives. 

Washington, 1880. Condition: Very Good. House of Representatives, 46th Congress, 2d Session, Mis. Doc. No. 38. Disbound with evidence of wraps along spine. Text block has uniform toning.

This government document contains details of the Meeker massacre and captivity. The "Meeker" or "White River" massacre took place in September of 1879 and involved a band of Ute Indians resisting the agricultural lifestyle that was being forced upon them at the Indian Reservation. Nathan Meeker, Indian agent of the White River Ute Reservation, and a handful of other members of the agency were killed during the uprising. Josie Meeker, her mother and a few other women and children were held captive by the Ute Indians for almost a month. No copies found in commerce as of July 2020. Howes U-35. ; 8vo  8" - 9" tall;  204pp. 021452.   $225

Kootenay National Park & the Banff Windermere Highway 
Williams, M. B.     
Department of the Interior, Ottawa, 1929. Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. Colorful wraps; includes two folded maps at rear. Wraps have light wear.  
This informative pamphlet tells and shows the reader the beauty of Kootenay National Park in Southeastern British Columbia. ; B & W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 45 pp. 021449.   $15

Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park
Edwards, J. Gordon   
Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Salmon-pink dust jacket over bright blue boards; DJ has mylar cover. Boards have light wear; DJ has minor chipping to top edge and sunning to spine.  
This volume contains general and area maps, climbing route diagrams, skyline drawings of the major summit views, and 48 pages of photographs. A bright, clean copy. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 141 pp. 021448.   $38  

Warren-Bisbee Railway Photograph 
Condition: Very Good. Mounted photographic print depicting a scene in Bisbee, Arizona. Taken in 1908. Photo measures 5" x 7" and is mounted; mount was likely trimmed down to be the same size as the photo. Rubber stamp on verso reads: "Photo from Randolph Brandt, San Francisco, Calif." (likely previous owner). Photographer is unknown. Gelatin silver has minor yellowing and deterioration.
This image depicts a street in Bisbee, Arizona packed with onlookers of the first electric railway into town. Known as the Warren-Bisbee Railway, the interurban rail began service in March 1908 and ran 8 miles, connecting the towns of Warren and Bisbee. In 1908 the area was the largest copper-producing districts in the world with around 250 million pounds of copper mined annually. The image of this bustling city is detailed and shows men, women and children crowding the street, hanging out of windows and climbing street lamps to get a view of the railcars. A great view of an auspicious day in territorial Arizona. 021451.   $450