Recent Acquisitions                          July 2019 
                           

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Our recent acquisitions list this month features some gorgeous deluxe editions, an L. A. Huffman collotype, a 1917 social register for Southern California, and a rare Powell report.  
 
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With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture  
Roubo, Andre-Jacob; Donald C. Williams; Michele Pietryka-Pagan; Philippe Lafargue  
    
Lost Art Press, Fort Mitchell, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Deluxe Edition. English translation of 'L'art du , menuisier' by André-Jacob Roubo published by Lost Art Press in a beautifully crafted deluxe edition. Edition is limited to 1,000 copies and is housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Patterned paper boards over quarter cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine; includes illustrations, plates and decorative lettering. The photography of the plates from the original 1768 edition of 'L'art du Menuisier' were made at 42-Line by E. M. Ginger and Martha Blegen in Oakland, California; the book was printed at Capital Offset in Concord, New Hampshire and bound at Roswell Bindery in Phoenix, Arizona. Fine, no wear or soiling present.  
 
 
"'With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture' is the first English translation of the 18th-century masterpiece: 'L'art du Menuisier' by André-Jacob Roubo In addition to the translated text and images from the original, [this volume] also includes five contemporary essays on Roubo's writing by craftsmen Christopher Schwarz, Don Williams, Michael Mascelli, Philippe Lafargue and Jonathan Thornton. 'Roubo on Furniture' is filled with insights into working wood and building furniture that are difficult or impossible to find in both old and modern woodworking books" (Lost Art Press). One copy found at Yale as of July 2019. ; Plates and Photographs; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 435 pp. 019027ros.    $425

 
Building and Builders in Hispanic California, 1769-1850 
Schuetz-Miller, Mardith K.     
 
 
 
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Presidio Reseach Publication, Santa Barbara, CA, 1994. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. White wraps with color illustration and black lettering on front wrap. Wraps have light soiling and light wear to edges; text block is clean. This publication contains biographical outlines of California artisans associated with the building trades, historical background of the time period, the organization and development of the workforce and more. ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 231 pp. 018952.   $45  
 
 

Bibliography of California's Miniature Mission Books  [Signed] 
Weber, Francis J.     
 
 
Junipero Serra Press, San Fernando, CA, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Taupe boards with red lettering and design on spine and front board respectively. This book is in fine condition. 2 7/8" x 2 1/8". Frontispiece features pasted down 1922 wine vintage. A bibliography of California's miniature mission books. Bradbury - Junipero Serra Press 62.; Miniature; 34 pp; Signed by Author. 018986.   $56
 
 
 
 
 

Following Bernhardt Wall [Signed]
Weber, Francis J.     
 
 
Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, CA, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited to 200 copies. Quarter bound charcoal and taupe boards with gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece features pasted down "Ye Etcher". 2 3/8" x 1 5/8". Signed by the author. This book is in fine condition. Features pasted down copies of Wall's work. Bradbury - Dawson's Book Shop 52.; Miniature; 18 pp.  018979.   $60
    
 
Kipling & the Owl
Kipling, Rudyard  
 
 
Pamphlet. Condition: Fine. Mottled dark grey paper wraps with light grey lettering and illustration; fore edge deckled. Numbered 119/175. No wear or soiling present. An untitled and largely unknown poem written by Rudyard Kipling, published here as a keepsake for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs in 2010. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 4 pp.  018924.   $50


Moby-Dick; or the Whale
Melville, Herman    
 
 
 
University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. The California Deluxe Edition has blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine, and is housed in a matching cloth slipcase. Spine is only very slightly detaching from boards, otherwise fine. This is the California Deluxe Edition of "Moby Dick; Or the Whale" by Herman Melville. It was reproduced by the University of California Press from the 1979 edition designed by Andrew Hoyem, printed and published by the Arion Press in San Francisco. The printing of this edition was done by Kingsport Press and was limited to 750 copies. Hoyem's folio "was the most majestic presentation of America's most monumental novel" and included one hundred stunning engravings by Barry Moser; they are beautifully reproduced here. ; Engravings; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 576 pp. 018839.   $750
 

Slouching Towards Bethlehem [Signed] 
Didion, Joan  

 
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, New York, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Tan blind embossed boards with orange binding with gilt on spine. Top edge stained red and is slightly dusty. Toning to edges of boards. Bright yellow endpapers; clean interior. Unclipped dust jacket has several small chips at top edge plus very small chips at folds of jacket. Light toning inside jacket flaps. Didion's landmark collection of essays documenting her take on 1960's California. Her second book and first collection of essays. Becoming hard to find. This copy signed boldly on first endpaper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 238 pp; Signed by Author. 018908.   $1,650

 
 
Near Woods, The
Lopez, Barry    
 
 
Tangram, 2005. Pamphlet. Condition: Fine. Illustrated by Hobson, Charles (illustrator). Brown wraps with title label on front, string bound. Includes two tipped in illustrations by Charles Hobson which are monotypes with pastel that have been reproduced as digital pigment prints. 1/165 copies. Fine condition. "In the year 2000 Barry Lopez wrote an essay, The Near Woods, which described the elusive and magical space between the wild, deep woods and the civilized space of humans. Jerry Reddan, a master letterpress printer and typographic designer, came upon the essay and published it in a small edition of 165 copies in paper covers through his Tangram Press in 2005" (Charles Hobson). This beautifully composed essay begins "A bear came last night. It came down through the trees into the clearing around the house, most certainly in the bright moonlight." ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 018884.  $275

 
Beyond the Visible Terrain: The Art of Ed Mell [Signed]
Hagerty, Donald J.    
 
Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A., 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Illustrated by Mell, Ed (illustrator). First Edition. Special artist's edition signed by artist Ed Mell and author Donald Hagerty; slipcased and limited to 75 copies; this copy is unnumbered and does not included a lithograph. Signed by author and artist on limitation page. Oatmeal cloth slipcase; grey cloth boards over quarter leather binding with color illustration on front board. Slipcase has light soiling; spine has light sunning. A beautiful book showcasing one of Arizona's iconic and best 20th century artists. ; Book; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 164 pp; Signed by All Authors. 019032ros.   $75


Such a Landscape! A Narrative of the 1864 California Geological Survey Exploration of Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon from the Diary, Fieldnotes, Letters & Reports of William Henry Brewer [Signed]
Brewer, William Henry; William Alsup; Cathleen Douglas Stone    
 
 
Yosemite Association and Sequoia Natural History Association, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Tan paper boards over quarter cloth with gilt lettering on spine; includes a prospectus for the book. Signed and numbered by William Aslup on colophon page. Numbered 263/500. Boards have moderate sunning and gilt lettering is moderate worn; text block is clean. This account of William Brewer's exploration of the Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite areas was assembled by William Aslup. Aslup journeyed the route of Brewer and the California Geological Survey, taking many photos which have been nicely reproduced in this volume. ; B&W Plates ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 119 pp. 018940.    $78
  
 
Space Silence Spirit: Maynard Dixon's West
Hays, A. P.     
 
 
Paradise Valley, AZ. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Dixon, Maynard (illustrator). First Edition. Yellow cloth boards with brown debossed title on front board and spine. A gorgeous compilation of poetry and artwork by Maynard Dixon from the A. P. Hays collection. ; Color Illustration; 4to 11" - 13" tall. 019047.   $20
 
 
Buffalo Grazing the Big Open North Montana 1880 (B)
Huffman, L. A.  



Condition: Very Good. Sepia toned collotype measuring 7 ½" x 10"; no notation on plate; no content on verso. Captioned in black ink on the print "Buffalo on Big Dry North Montana 1883 - L. A. Huffman Photo"; caption is not in Huffman's hand but is contemporary. Very light wear to corners and light soiling on verso. The title was taken from the volume "The Collotypes of L. A. Huffman - Montana Frontier Photographer" by Gene & Bev Allen, whose extensive collections of Huffman's work show the collotype variants of this specific photograph. This is the smallest version of this collotype. Hoffman has altered the background of the image in the negative and "in addition to a painted background, the tiny buffalo in the distance have also been added" (Allen, Gene & Bev, p. 158). Huffman photographed Montana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, documenting a time of great change. 018909.   $275
 

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Park 
Haynes, F. J. ; J. E. Haynes  

 
 
Haynes Inc., 1913. Condition: Near Fine. Hand-colored silver gel print of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Catalogue number 13040. Print measures 10 ½" x 13 ¼"; heavy cardstock mat measures 17 ½" x 21" and has "Haynes Inc. , Yellowstone Park" blind stamped in bottom right corner; copyright information including title and catalogue number are printed on verso. Near fine condition with light foxing on verso on mount; hand-coloring is still bright. This hand-colored photo print is copyrighted to 1913, and was taken by F. J. Haynes, or his son, J. E. Haynes. Frank Jay Haynes was an accomplished photographer with a long resume. He worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad, producing numerous views to use in promotionals; traveled to Yellowstone in 1882 to help publicize the Northern Pacific Railroad; operated a photographic concession in Yellowstone at Mammoth Hot Springs from 1884 to 1915, and was known as the official park photographer (Mautz, p. 347). F. J. Haynes' son Jack Ellis Haynes took over the family business in 1916 and continued as official photographer of Yellowstone until his death in 1962 (MSU Bozeman, Special Collections). A beautiful hand-colored photograph of the most famous geyser in the Park. We can find no hand-colored copies of this size in commerce as of June 2019. 018912.   $225  
 
Pueblo Indian Painting - 50 Reproductions of Watercolor Paintings by Indian Artists of the New Mexican Pueblos of San Ildefonso and Sia 
Highwater, Jamake; Dr. Hartley Burr Alexander    
 
 
 
 
Bell Editions, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1979. Condition: Fine. A beautiful facsimile edition of "Pueblo Indian Painting" which includes 50 richly-colored reproductions of watercolor paintings and a monograph about the artists and their work. The items are housed in a portfolio with a color plate on the front board. The portfolio measures 16" x 20". 1/750 copies.This copy is out-of-series and is unnumbered and unsigned. Fine condition with no wear or soiling present. 
 
From the colophon: "This is a facsimile of the 1932 edition of 'Pueblo Indian Painting' published by C. Szwedzicki in Rue de France, Nice, France, and is reproduced from copy number 93 of that printing. The new text is set in clearface bold. The color separations are made by Colorgraphics of Arizona, Phoenix. The plates are printed by six-color offset lithography. Text and plates are printed on Rising Art Print by Land O' Sun Printers, Scottsdale, Arizona. The portfolio cases are made by Roswell Bookbinding, Phoenix, Arizona. This edition is limited to 750 numbered and signed copies." The monograph contains an introductory essay written by Jamake Highwater titled "Rediscovering America Through Indian Art" which was created for this edition, and an introduction and notes (in English and French) from the 1932 edition by Dr. Hartley Burr Alexander. Each plate and artist is described in detail, and a general history of the rich and ancient iconography of the Southwest is provided. The artists of these gorgeous paintings are Julian Martinez, Encarnacion Peña, Abel Sanchez, Romando Vigil, Louis Gonzalez, Richard Martinez, Awa Tsireh, Miguel Martinez, and Velino Herrera.; Folio 13" - 23" tall. 018926ROS.   $425  
 
 
Great Basin Atlatl Studies
Hester, T. R. ; M. P. Mildner; L. Spencer   
 
 
Ballena Press, Ramona, CA, 1974. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Buff wraps with black lettering and illustration on front wrap; perfect bound. Wraps have moderate soiling and light wear to edges; text block is clean. Atlatl studies in the Great Basin of the west with 21 b&w illustrations. ; Ballena Press Publications in Archaeology, Ethnology and History, No. 2; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 60 pp. 018939.    $55
 
 
Calico Carnival Broadside 
 
 
1899. Condition: Very Good. Green and white calico broadside with black lettering; measures 8 ½" x 6". Broadside was at one time folded twice; edges are starting to fray slightly. Broadside which advertises a Chicago Calico Carnival in astonishing alliteration. Taking place in 1899, the St. Patrick's Calico Carnival entitled the participants to enjoy a "conspicuous course served in confused compactness, one cup of communicative cordial (containing no chicory) or one cup choice churned cream." The "fines" continue the comedy: "Any gentleman who fails to wear a calico tie, 5 cents" and "Any person who sits in the corner and refuses to converse will be fined $50.00". A comical 19th century broadside. 018851.    $185 
 
 
Dufour & Co's Old Anchor Brand Bolting Cloth, Established 1833 - Charles Mill Supply Co., 15 South William Street, New-York [cover title] 
 
 
Pamphlet. Condition: Good. Decorative wraps with text block folded accordion style into 6 leaves; 23 samples of mesh affixed to leaves. Front wrap is faded; torn along spine but wraps still attached; 1/8" chip from bottom right corner. No publication date but circa 1900, due to an award date printed on front wrap. Peter A. Dufour, of Dufour & Co. , invented a loom in 1830 which created a sturdy square mesh and revolutionized the bolting cloth industry (American Miller and Processor, Volume 49, 1921). This sample catalog provides 23 examples of "Extra-Heavy Double-Extra Heavy Silk for Centrifugals and Plansifters", showing varying degrees of mesh coarseness. Charles Mill Supply Co. seems to be the supplier for Dufour & Co. Products. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 018847.   $275
 

Montana Company, Limited - Directors' Report, Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts, for Half Year Ending 30th June, 1889 -To Be Presented At the Eleventh Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders, At Winchester House, Old Broad Street, London 
 
The Montana Company, Limited, London, 1889. Condition: Good. A 19th century mining report for Montana's richest gold mine, the Drumlummon. Includes a folding map titled "Longitudinal Section of the Drumlummon Mine, Owned by The Montana Company, Limited." This was the copy of Professor Thomas Egleston of Columbia University. His name is written in blue pencil on front wrap "Prof. Thomas Egleston, Columbia College, New York City." Egleston (1832-1900) was founder and professor of Columbia's School of Mines. Buff wraps have moderate chipping to all edges, front wrap is detached; at one time pamphlet was folded in half vertically; text block has light soiling; folding map is clean. The Drumlummon Mine in Marysville, Montana was found by Thomas Cruse in 1876. He spent the next four years driving a 500-foot tunnel. In 1882 "Cruse transformed his small claim into a return of $1,500,000 by selling the Drumlummon to British investors. The Drumlummon would become Montana's richest gold mine, delivering over $16,000,000 in bullion over time. In 1883 the British syndicate organized the Montana Mining Company, Limited, to repurchase and operate the property" (University of Montana, Missoula, Archives and Special Collections). One copy found at the Huntington as of June 2019. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 25 pp. 018895.   $95   

 
Onoko Mines Company Ephemera 
 
 
 
Onoko Mines Company, Denver, CO, 1904. Condition: Very Good. Small collection of ephemera relating to Onoko Mines Company out of Denver, Colorado, and dated to 1904. Collection includes two folded broadsides measuring 13" x 9" and 14" x 8 ½"; one application form for purchasing stocks, measuring 8" x 4"; one prospectus card measuring 5 ½" x 3 ½"; and one envelope with the company's address on it, measuring 6" x 3 ½". Lettering printed on items is in black, blue, and red ink. Very good with light soiling, light creasing and wear to edges, and mailing folds to the two larger items. This collection of prospectus material invites the customer to purchase shares in the Onoko Mines Company. Their Paola Mine was sure to produce a good investment. No copies of these items in OCLC as of June 2019. 018887.   $125

 
Springville Co-Operative Mercantile Institution Stock Certificate 
 
 
 
Springville Co-Operative Mercantile Institution, Springville, Utah Territory. Condition: Very Good. An unused stock certificate from territorial Utah dated to the 1870's. Stock certificate measures 8 ¼" x 11 ½" and includes a 5" perforated stub; no content on verso; vignette depicts two farmers with the iconic Utah beehive. In very good to near fine condition with very light foxing. The Springville Co-operative Mercantile Institution was established in 1868 and was headed by Bishop Aaron Johnson, William M. Bromley, and C. D. Evans. "It was patterned after the Zion Co-operative Mercantile Institution in Salt Lake City with shares held in common by the community members. The co-op lasted until the 1890's despite increasing competition" (National Register of Historic Places, Springville Historic District). 018861.   $100
 
 
Utah Ozokerite (Mineral Wax) Development Company Stock Certificate 
 
 
 
Utah Ozokerite (Mineral Wax) Development Company, 1881. Condition: Very Good. Stock certificate from a Territorial Utah company dated to 1881. Stock certificate measures 10 ¾" x 6 ½", has a decorative border, and contemporary manuscript denotes name of shareholder and amount of shares. Docket on verso is printed and is slightly faded. In very good condition with fold lines and light toning. The purchase of 200 shares by "Miss C.M. Post" was witnessed in Kittery, Maine on December 23rd, 1881. 018820.   $100
 
 
Los Charros Del Desierto
Fina, Mark    
 
 
Los Charros Del Desierto, Tucson, AZ. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Brown leather boards with debossed title on front board and spine. Pastedowns and free end papers are a full black and white photograph. First edition printing limited to 400 copies. A stunning collection of memorabilia and photographs celebrating fifty years of the Los Charros del Desierto riders from 1956-2005. Designed and edited by Mark Fina. ; B&W & Color Photographs/Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 186 pp. 019044.   $200



Social Register, Southern California, Los Angeles, Pasadena, 1917 - Vol. XXXI, No. 13 - November, 1916 
 
 
Social Register Association, New York, 1916. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. This is the winter social register for Southern California for the year 1917; includes the perforated leaf at the beginning which advertises the Dilatory Domiciles issued throughout the year and is stamped with the number "462." A subscription card for the Social Register is laid in; this leaflet is printed on folded newsprint and measures 6 ¾" x 4 ¾". The volume has black boards with red lettering; pastedowns and endpapers are on pink paper. Boards have light bumping to all corners and minor creasing along length of right edge; text block is lightly toned. Published semi-annually, this publication indexes the social elite of the country. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 90 pp. 018846.   $375  
 
 
To the Top of the Continent - Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-Arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906. 
Cook, Frederick A.     
 
Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1908. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and white illustration on front cover; top edge gilt; includes many b&w plates. Boards have light soiling and wear to all corners, bottom edge of front cover has a minor impact mark; text block has light toning and a few pages have light foxing. Frederick A. Cook led and accompanied many expeditions in Alaska and the arctic. His claims at reaching the summit of Denali in 1906 and being the first person to reach the North Pole in 1908 have both been discredited. This volume recounts Cook's journey to Mt. McKinley, to what he believed was the summit, and details possible approaches and routes. Neate 184. ; B&W Plates ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 321 pp. 018920.   $195 
 
 
Report of Explorations in 1873 of the Colorado of the West and its Tributaries 
Powell, J. W.     
 
 
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1874. Pamphlet. Condition: Good. Buff wraps with black lettering. Ex-library with cancellation stamps and marginalia on front wrap and title page; wraps have moderate toning and light creasing; text block has light toning. Report given by John Wesley Powell on his work accomplished in 1873 and a request to obtain more funding which would "enable him to connect his surveys with those of Clarence King on the north, and those of Dr. Hayden on the east" (page 3). We have never-before handled this report. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 36 pp. 018844.   $250