Recent Acquisitions                          June 2019 

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Happy Summer! This month is chock-full of great photos, archives, and miniature books! Items of note include a massive, wonderful, and somewhat enigmatic publication about California Missions compiled by the National Park Service; a 19th-20th century ship captain's archives; some W.H Jackson stereoviews with rarely seen imprints; and a Wells Fargo code book from the early 20th century. Enjoy!

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Wild Bill and His Era along with Drafts, Notes and TLS [Signed] 
Connelley, William Esley  

Condition: Very Good. A collection of volumes, notes, TLS, and drafts relating to William Connelley's "Wild Bill and His Era" with a total of seven items. Overall very good with light sunning to spine of book and light toning and foxing to notes and typed drafts. Items in this collection include:  
1) "Wild Bill and His Era - The Life & Adventures of James Butler Hickok" by William Esley Connelley, Late Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society with Introduction by Charles Moreau Harger; New York, Press of the Pioneers, 1933; red cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine, 8vo, 229pp; housed in a red and black cloth clamshell box.  
2) A custom-made book of duplicated letters, statements and notes collected by William Connelley for his book about Wild Bill. The book has textured red boards with manuscript title label and is bound with string; 170pp. The "duplicate book," as it is titled, is typed and has page numbers and a table of contents. The letters and notes found within contain recollections and accounts of Wild Bill from friends, family and acquaintances. Signed by Connelley on the first leaf in which he has also written in manuscript: "In this duplicate volume the pages do not correspond with the pages in the Original No. 1. In the Original some documents were included of which no copies were made for this volume - William Connelley." A few notes in pencil are also found throughout the book including underlining the account of how Wild Bill got his name (page 77).  
3) Early typed draft of Chapter VI, "Wild Bill Kills McCanles" from Wild Bill and His Era, having 44pp with many manuscript annotations in margins and on small sheets of paper attached to draft.  
4) Later typed draft of Chapter VI, "Wild Bill Kills McCanles" from Wild Bill and His Era, lengthened to 54pp, fewer manuscript annotations but still some in ink, pencil and colored pencil.  
5) Two carbon copies of latest drafts of Chapter VI, "Wild Bill Kills McCanles" from Wild Bill and His Era, each having 39pp and same content, and have no annotations. None of these seem to be the final draft, as the published work includes and excludes content found in these drafts (final published work includes introductory and concluding paragraphs and excludes a couple of detailed accounts seen in the drafts).  
6) TLS from Wendell W. McCanles, grandson of David McCanles to Pioneer Press about the chapter regarding his grandfather in Connelley's book.  
7) TLS from Rufus Rockwell Wilson to Mrs. Edith Connelley Clift on Pioneer Press letterhead concerning the limited edition printing (dated to October 10, 1932). These items are housed in a black cloth slipcase.  
An interesting look into Connelley's writing process and the captivating world of Wild Bill Hickok. Please call for more images.  018532.  $1,750
Unpublished Papers of the Order of Indian Wars, Books 1-10 [Signed] 
Carroll, John M. (editor)    
Pamphlets. Condition: Very Good. Set of 10 pamphlets containing the previously unpublished Papers of the Order of Indian Wars. Each pamphlet is signed by editor on colophon page and numbered 35/100. All pamphlets were privately published in New Brunswick, NJ; all pamphlets have a publication date of July 1977 except the first two which are undated. Pamphlets have blue wraps and are staple bound; they are paginated separately and have between 20-33 pages each. Overall very good. Light sunning to spines, otherwise clean.  
From the editor's introduction: "The Old Army Press published a book of mine which I had edited, 'The Papers of the Order of Indian Wars.' In the process of accumulating this exciting material many first-hand, personal memoirs of soldiers of the western frontier were acquired but not published in the book I finally decided to issue the material in pamphlet form and in a limited edition so that the important material would be, at least, preserved." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Editor. 018562jh.   $175
Navajo Stories of the Long Walk Period [Signed]
Johnson, Broderick H. (editor)     
Navajo Community College Press, Tsaile, Navajo Nation, Arizona, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition; Second Printing. Teal cloth boards with silver lettering and illustration. Double signed by author; signed with a long inscription on half title page to Jim Knipmeyer, author of numerous books on the Colorado Plateau, and again signed by author on title page.  Boards are slightly cocked and have light edgewear; text block is clean. Navajo history is interpreted and presented by Navajos and for Navajos. ; B & W Illustrations & Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pp; Signed by Editor. 018736.    $75

Bread Upon the Sands [Signed] 
Yost, Billie Williams  

The Caxton Printers, Caldwell, ID, 1958. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Buff dust jacket with black lettering and red decoration; yellow cloth boards with red lettering. Ex-libris with author's bookplate on front endpaper. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper to Jim Knipmeyer, author of numerous books on the Colorado Plateau:  "kindest regards to Jim Knipmeyer. Billie Williams Yost." Dust jacket has light soiling and minor chipping to edges; boards have light wear to edges and light soiling; text block has light soiling. "Here is the story of W. F. Williams, Indian trader, his wife and family, together with an account of their interesting and sometimes dramatic experiences at Red Lake Trading Post, forty-five miles northwest of Winslow, Arizona." ; B & W Illustrations & Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 245 pp; Signed by Author. 018753.    $50

Recollections of the Rickreall [Signed]
McArthur, Harriet Nesmith    
Portland, Oregon, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Buff paper over green quarter cloth binding; title label on front board; fore edge deckled. Signed and inscribed by author to Francis P. Farquhar on front endpaper: "Francis P. Farquhar from Harriet N. McArthur 30 Nov. 1930." Boards have moderate toning and light wear to all edges; pastedowns and endpapers have light toning. A description of the author's life with her family in the Rickreall Valley west of Monmouth, Oregon, beginning in 1855 when she was child. Howes M-14. ; B&W Plates ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pp; Signed by Author. 018563.   $175  

Bridger Trail - A Viable Alternative Route to the Gold Fields of Montana Territory in 1864 with Excerpts from Emigrant Diaries, Letters, and Comparative Material from Oregon and Bozeman Trail Diaries
Lowe, James A.   
The Arthur H. Clark Company, Spokane, WA, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine; includes a color folding map before title page. 1/750 copies. Fine. "A definitive study of Jim Bridger's trail and the people who traveled it and their personal experiences" (preface). ; American Trail Series XIX; B & W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 326 pp. 018803.   $70

Railroad Photographs from Terry, Montana
Wiley Bros.     
Wiley Bros. , Photographers, Miles City, Montana. Condition: Very Good. Collection of 5 mounted albumen prints depicting scenes along the railroad near Terry, Montana. All images were taken circa 1890. Three albumen prints measure 9 ½" x 7 ¼", mounts measure 12" x 10"; one albumen print measures 9 ½" x 7 ¼", mount measures 10" x 8"; one albumen print measures 7 ½" x 4 ¾" mount measures 8" x 5". The four larger albumen prints have photographer's imprint stamped on verso reading, "Wiley Bros. Photographers - Successors to L. A. Huffman - Miles City, Montana." Three of these four have manuscript annotations on mounts reading, "Bridge 148. Trestle to be abandoned; 352' long 63' high - Bridge 148 Terry, Yell Div." , "Detail of Culvert Walls - Bridge 148, Yell Div." Outlet of Culvert - Bridge 148 Yell Div." The smallest albumen print does not have photographer's information but has manuscript annotations on verso reading "Oct. 1st 1890 - Terry - Montana. Just Beginning." Overall very good. All have light to moderate yellowing and mounts have light wear to edges and soiling.  
Located near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Powder Rivers, Terry, Montana was an important railroad hub in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Northern Pacific Railroad began construction in 1881 and the Milwaukee Road around 1906. The larger albumen prints depict the construction of a culvert which has the year "1890" carved into the archway and which was located near "Bridge 148." The images show Bridge 148 with Northern Pacific railcars across it, and men moving and laying rock for the culvert. All of these photographs are quite detailed, in the foreground of one image showing worn gloves, buckets and many layers of stone. The smaller print depicts a surveyor with his equipment "just beginning" his work near Terry, Montana. Mautz, p. 372. 018548.   $575

Poplar, Montana Panoramic Photographs 
Underwood, F.   
F. Underwood, M.D., Poplar, Mont. Condition: Good. Set of five panoramic silver gel photographic prints depicting ranching scenes from Poplar, Montana. Circa 1900. All measure 9 ½" x 3 ½", have photographer's information in the negative and have contemporary manuscript annotations on verso. The handwriting is somewhat hard to read but generalities can be obtained, and some seem to be written to a family member (Dad and Ma are mentioned). Overall good. Photographs have pinholes and moderate creasing at corners, affecting content; one photo had 1 ½" piece cleanly torn from right side but was repaired with archival tape on verso.  
Images depict men and women, and all scenes but one are from "Dr. Atkinson's Farm" (or ranch) in Poplar. There is no record of Dr. Frank Underwood in Mautz but due to the size of the photos and titles in the negative, it seems he was more than just an amateur photographer. Both Dr. Frank Underwood and Dr. James L. Atkinson are listed in "Polk's Medical Register and Directory" of 1917 as working in the town of Poplar, Montana. Dr. James L. Atkinson worked as physician at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation starting in 1887, and after 30 years of service continued his private practice in Poplar until about 1918 (Stout, Tom, "Montana, Its Story and Biography"). Scenes depict a group of young men watching happily as their friend gets thrown from a bull; two images of wild horses being wrangled and corralled; a few men standing around a horse, looking inquisitive; and "Haase's Sidewalk Crew at Poplar," although on verso annotations read that the title was a mistake and the scene actually depicts an impressive wheat hauling crew in Poplar. 018550.   $375
Mavericks - The Salty Comments of an Old-Time Cowpuncher [Signed]
King, Frank M.     
Trail's End Publishing Co., Pasadena, Calif., 1947. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Illustrated by Russell, Charles M. (illustrator). First Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine; includes a color frontis by Charlie Russell. Signed and inscribed by author on copyright page. Boards have light wear to edges; pastedowns and endpapers have moderate toning; price sticker on page 274, otherwise text block is clean. Written in the "language of the cow-country" this book deserves a place on the shelf of every fan of Western lore. ; B & W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pp; Signed by Author. 018802.   $45

Joaquin Murieta: The Brigand Chief of California
Farquhar, Francis P. (Introduction)    
The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, CA, 1932. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Illustrated by Charles Nahl (illustrator). First Edition. Green cloth with decorative paper covers; title label on spine; includes a folded broadside, reproduced from one in Edwin Grabhorn's collection, tipped in at rear. Boards have moderate toning and are slightly bumped at corners. Produced in a limited edition of 400, this title was part of the first series of Rare Americana reprints undertaken by The Grabhorn Press, a preeminent publisher of fine press books from the 1920s to the 1960s.  
Originally published as a pamphlet in 1861, this edition preserves and honors the outlandish story of Joaquin Murieta with its beautiful production values. Entirely letterpressed, the textured and deckled pages feature decorative headings and elegant typesetting. Colorful illustrations from acclaimed California artist Charles Nahl add further panache to the spirited story. The dramatic (if perhaps somewhat fanciful) narrative of infamous bandit Joaquin Murieta. ; Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 116 pp. 018683.    $115
Life and Career of Tiburcio Vasquez - The California Stage Robber
Sawyer, Eugene T.     
Biobooks, Oakland, CA, 1944. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Limited Edition. Red cloth wrapped in marbleized paper with title label on spine. Boards have light wear to all edges, light sunning to spine and moderate soiling; text block has light toning throughout. Published in a limited edition of 500 by The Grabhorn Press, a renowned small press printer, this volume is vivid and beautifully produced account of California outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez. Entirely letterpressed on richly textured paper with deckled edges, the text is elegantly set with colored section titles throughout. A fold out illustration features a color reproduction of W. H. Wilson's 1876 painting "California Stage Coach."; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 91 pp. 018685.    $48

Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank of San Francisco Code Book
Condition: Very Good. Rare code book for Wells Fargo, dated to the early 20th century (likely the first decade). Flexible black morocco, with no lettering or illustration on boards; all edges are dyed red. The number of the book, "No. 272", is written in manuscript under the title, and a typed label is tipped onto the front pastedown and reads "Old Code No. 25, Returned Jan. 24, 1911." Boards have light rubbing to all edges and spine, and light scratching; text block is clean.
Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank was formed in 1905 when it merged with Nevada National Bank, and was called as such until it merged again in 1924 with the Union Trust Company. The code used in this book is enthralling and would have been an important aspect of security for the bank in the early 20th century. "Just as companies now seek foolproof encryption systems for computers, sensitive telegraph messages between San Francisco and New York offices were sent in code. There was a yearly cipher book used to encode and decode correspondence. Messages on each day of the week began with a test word" ("Stagecoach: Wells Fargo and the American West," Philip L. Fradkin, page 155). The inventive code used both genuine and made-up words, which stood for other words, phrases, company names, numbers, dates and locations. We find that "Jurassic" stands for "no trouble"; "Cabanal" for "January 15"; "Garrana" for "California Wine Association"; "Effete" for "Gold Bullion"; "Eleveranno" for "Fairbanks, Alaska"; "Cancelo" for "Answer by telegraph in cipher" and so on. We have never handled a Wells Fargo code book before and find it just fascinating. No copies found on OCLC or in commerce as of June 2019. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 269 pp. 018813.    $1,500

Missions of California, The 
Hall, Ansel Franklin edited by Herbert L. Smith  

United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Berkeley, CA, 1937. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Maroon fabrikoid boards with gilt title on spine. Edge wear to corners with moderate soiling. Decorative mottled endpapers. Each leaf is adhered to binding by binders tape creating a hinge allowing ease of opening. Book is nearly 5 inches high at spine with 263 pages total. Despite the heft of the book ( 11 1/2 lbs. ) the binding is holding well. Each leaf is stiff brown construction-like paper, numbered in upper right hand corner. Almost random numbers in lower corner of verso in pencil or typeset. Content of book only on recto.  
As stated on the title page, this volume was published by the National Park Service' Field Division of Education under the Department of the Interior. The collection (more on that later) was assembled under the direction of Ansel Franklin Hall, and edited by Herbert L. Smith in Berkeley, California, 1937. This collection is somewhat of an enigma. Seemingly unrecorded, this massive project would have required hundreds of hours to produce with the apparent goal of documenting all 21 California Missions along the El Camino Real using photos of historic sketches, cultural artifacts, artist renditions and actual photos. Interestingly, the National Park Service does not administer any of the California Missions, but was involved in many peripheral preservation and documentation projects during the depression. Ansel Hall was appointed the first Chief Naturalist of the nascent National Park Service and authored an early guidebook to both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Hall also organized and led the Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition, 1933-1938. Hall was for a time the Head of Education for the Western Region, National Park Service, based at UC-Berkeley, where he no doubt met Herbert L. Smith, editor of this project. The Bancroft Library courtesy of Herbert Smith provided many of the photos used in this book. The Santa Barbara Historical Society, the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, the San Diego Historical Society plus several missions also contributed photos for the project. Artwork from Henry Chapman Ford and Edward Vischer are also photographed.  
A typed introductory page is included for each mission followed by a series of photos documenting various states of each mission over time, plus some photos of cultural artifacts. Each tipped in photo includes a typed legend and ruling around the photo. Typed legend and ruling appears to be printed, perhaps suggesting a plan of creating multiple copies of this book. Photos measure 5 x 7 1/8 inches. The silver gelatin photos range from matte sheen to glossy with fairly uniform deterioration to a yellow tone with most detail becoming slightly fuzzy. A back story is out there but undiscovered by this cataloger. Too much work went into this project for a one-off but we find no record in OCLC, commerce or auction records. Possibly unique and definitely a wonderful and massive documentation of the missions of California.  ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 263 pp. 018786.   $1,250
Cameron's Cone from "Tunnel 4," Colorado Midland Ry. 
Jackson, William Henry    
W. H. Jackson & Co., Denver, Col. Condition: Very Good. Mammoth albumen photographic print by William Henry Jackson depicting a scene along the Colorado Midland Railway. Title and photographer's information in the negative and reads, "1203. Cameron's Cone from 'Tunnel 4,' Colorado Midland Ry. W.H. Jackson & Co. Phot. Denver, Col." Published circa 1879. Photo measures 20 ¼" x 16 ¼", and was mounted on stiff board and shrink-wrapped. Photo has not been examined out of shrink wrap. Very good condition. 1 ½" closed tear near left edge, and a 2" x ¾" closed tear near right edge, both affect content but have been repaired; otherwise photo has only minor chipping to edges. Overall very good contrast, background (Cameron's Cone) has only good contrast and light yellowing.  
This nicely composed image depicts a group of well-dressed travelers in front of a railcar with the rocky entrance of tunnel framing the shot and a backdrop of Cameron's Cone. After the Hayden Surveys were completed in 1879, Jackson set up a studio in Denver, Colorado and began working for railway companies and hotels (Mautz p. 384). Jackson's matchless glass-plate railroad photography is exemplified in this amazing image. One copy found at J. Paul Getty Museum which measures slightly larger (21" × 17 5/16"). 018628.   $850   
Looking Up Echo Canon Stereoview
Jackson, William Henry    
Jackson Bros., Omaha, Nebraska. Condition: Very Good. An early William Henry Jackson stereoview of Echo Canon, Utah with the railroad and road seen in the distance. Stereoview is on a yellow card with title in manuscript. The card has photographer's imprint in elaborate text and a detailed illustration on verso, and reads: "Scenery of the Union Pacific R.R. - Photographed by Jackson Bros., Omaha, Nebraska." Published between 1867-1871. Very good with light soiling and light wear to edges of card. W.H. Jackson began Jackson Brothers studio with his brother Edward in 1867 in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1871 he sold his Omaha studio to Parker & Johnson so he could work on the Hayden Survey publications, in 1879 opening another studio in Denver, Colorado (Mautz p. 384). We have never before handled W.H. Jackson stereoviews with this imprint. Image depicts recto and verso of stereoview. ; 6 ¾" x 3 ¼".  018523.   $40

Captain Edwin B. Hoffman Archive 
Hoffman, Edwin    
Condition: Very Good. Archive of the personal records of Captain Edwin Bertolet Hoffman (sometimes spelled Bertolette), including approximately 200 pages of ALS, TLS, deeds, invoices, notices, forms, and telegrams along with 4 photographs and 1 RPPC. The content is housed in two binders and is in very good condition overall. The content in this archive is dated from 1901 to 1921, with most of the content from 1915 to 1921; most content is professional correspondence and records, but there is also personal correspondence and photos included.  
Edwin Hoffman served on numerous ships throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his service taking him to the Pacific Ocean around Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and also to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Liverpool, Shanghai, and other locations. Born March 27th, 1875 in Reading, Pennsylvania to Henry Greisemer Hoffman and Emma Catherine [Ehst] Hoffman, Edwin Hoffman began his career as a seaman at an early age. In 1893 he attended the Pennsylvania Nautical School aboard the USS Saratoga. Hoffman's service on well-known ships and his career with historically important agencies can be followed using the correspondence and records found in this archive. His resume included, but is certainly not limited to, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, U.S. Lighthouse Service, and U.S. Shipping Board. In the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard), Hoffman served on the famed USRC "Bear" in 1895-96, a ship which gained worldwide fame for its part played in the rescue mission of the disastrous Greely Expedition of the Arctic (he was not aboard for the rescue mission). In the U.S. Lighthouse Service between 1909-10, he was stationed on the historic "Umatilla Reef Light Vessel No. 67," the first of its kind on the Washington coast and an important navigation aid (Hanable, William, "Lightships on Washington's Outer Coast"). At the U.S. Shipping Board (USSB) Hoffman served on the ships "West Eagle," "Puget Sound," "Elkton," "Havilah," and "Eastern Leader" from 1918-21. The USSB (established in 1916 and decommissioned in 1934) was an emergency agency that provided crucial service during the First World War. At the United States' entry into the War, the agency's primary focus changed rapidly from general strengthening of the nation's maritime position to a massive wartime program. The "Eastern Leader," where Hoffman served as Master in 1921, was built for the USSB in Osaka, Japan in 1920 (Pacific Marine Review, Vol. 17). Other ships he served on as mate and/or master include: P.J. Abler, Thomas Corwin, Shelikof, West Eagle, Puget Sound, Havilah, Puget Sound, Elkton, and Victoria.  
Items of note include much correspondence (telegrams, official and personal correspondence) regarding the loss of the U.S. Revenue Cutter "P.J. Abler" in September 29, 1915 by fire while Hoffman was captain; TLS noting that Hoffman was pilot on the first torpedo flotilla aboard the U.S.S. Whipple (July-August 1909); a crew list for the "West Eagle" on Department of Commerce, Bureau of Navigation letterhead; ALS written by Hoffman detailing the collision of the schooners the "Dorr" and the "Oklahoma" in January of 1916; and one binder (around half of the content in this archive) contains material concerning his service as Master of the steamer "Eastern Leader" including expense accounts, Bills of Health for the British Consulate, Port Sanitary Statements, foreign manifests, typed copies of the ship's log, harbor regulations, and many typed letters to family members, friends and colleagues. With scores of correspondence and other documents, this archive not only tells the story of one man's career but of an industrious, eventful period in maritime history.018640.   $1,200 
Official NASA Memos and Press Releases for Apollo 10 and 11 
Condition: Very Good. Archive of official NASA memos and press releases regarding the preparations of the first Moon landing in 1969. Approximately 180 pages (all content on recto), most apparently Xeroxed, in a black three-ring binder. Most content dated to 1969. Overall very good. A few leaves have light soiling and toning; binder has light wear and soiling. The consignor of this archive says that this copy belonged to Jesco Von Puttkamer, German-American aerospace engineer, with his manuscript annotations in green ink on a few leaves (otherwise not marked as such). Van Puttkamer was born in Germany and joined the NASA team in 1962. He is also known for being a pulp science fiction writer and consultant for the 1979 film "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." The content of this archive concerns Apollo 10 and 11 missions and includes a lengthy transcript of the Mission Director's Briefing, technical sketches and diagrams, a preliminary flight plan for Apollo 11, and a crew profile with biographical data on the then little-known astronauts Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall. 018549.   $475

Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral [Signed]
Ackerman, Diane    
William Morrow & Company, New York, 1976. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Black wraps with pink lettering, perfect bound. Signed and inscribed by author to Stephen Jay Gould on half title page: "For Stephen Jay Gould, With all good wishes, Diane Ackerman." Wraps have light wear to spine, light rubbing, and bottom right corner of front wrap has minor creasing; text block is clean. In this, her first book, Diane Ackerman creates a wonderful collection of poems where "astronomy, fantasy, satire, myth, confession and bawdiness meet." Also a major work on the then-recent findings of planetary astronomy, it includes drawings and photos of the galaxy. This copy has added value, as it is inscribed to the late evolutionary biologist, Stephen Jay Gould. ; B & W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 159 pp; Signed by Author. 018807.    $200
Tarot Shows the Path [Signed]
Nordic, Rolla D.     
Samuel Weiser, New York, 1979. Softcover. Condition: Good. Pictorial wraps, perfect bound; includes tarot deck in original box and instructions. Signed and inscribed by author on half title page. Volume has moderate sunning to spine and top edge, and moderate soiling; text block is clean. Tarot box has moderate soiling, tarot deck has light wear to edges, instructions are folded and have moderate soiling. The "R. D. Nordic Deck" is a guide to an ancient wisdom that was the result of many years of research throughout the world. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 127 pp; Signed by Author.  018788.    $95

Herbal Woodcuts and Legends 
Irwin, Frank E.     
Hillside Press, Tilton, NH, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Orange woven-style boards with stamped black design on front board. Frontispiece features a plant. 2 3/8" x 2". This book is in fine condition. A short history of the medical properties of herbs. Bradbury - Hillside Press 30.; Miniature; 56 pp; Signed by Author.  018700.    $38
Graphics [Signed]
Devenyi, Mary E. 
Beaux Art Publishing, Toronto, Canada, 1995. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Quarter bound black and white boards with a decorative image on front board. Gilt lettering on spine. 3" x 2 1/2". This book is in fine condition. A short life history of Mary Devenyi with reproductions of her work. ; Miniature; Signed by Author.  018768.   $75  
Bela Blau Bookbinder, 1914-1993
Weber, Francis J. and Glen Dawson    
Bela and Mariana Blau, Los Angeles, CA, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Black boards with gilt design and lettering on front board and spine. Patterned paste downs and end pages. 2 1/16" x 1 9/16". Keepsake for the Eleventh Grand Conclave of the Miniature Book Society. Bradbury - Bela and Mariana Blau 16.; Miniature; 26 pp. 018690.   $58

Queen Mab [Signed] 
Shakespeare, William

Pequeño Press, Bisbee, AZ, 1997. Stiff paper. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Nifty 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" cube, which opens on four sides revealing a little silver Queen Mab riding in her carriage drawn by a gnat. Accordion fold. No. 19 out of only 60 copies. Signed by the designer and producer Pat Baldwin. Bradbury - Pequeño Press 30. ; Miniature. 018656.    $150
Gold Fever! Indian Attack on Michigan Emigrants 
Willie's Workshop, Dundee, MI, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Quarter bound chocolate and brown boards with stamped black design on front board. Frontispiece features a man panning for gold. 2 3/4" x 2". This book is in fine condition. Tipped in fold-out map of the Overland Trail. Pasted down 3 cent American stamp issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of gold in California. ; Miniature. 018778.  $94    
Lawman and Mildred Taitt
Haley, J. Evetts    
Arm & Hammer Press, Sugar Land, TX, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Limited Edition. Sand and brown colored boards with print design on front board. No. 14 out of only 50 copies. Letterpress printed from hand-set type by Gordon Rouze. Spine is slightly uneven. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4". ; Miniature; 22 pp. 018684.   $45