June 15th, 2020
              
 
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This month we feature rare carte-de-visites from Colorado and Utah, an ALS with detailed content on San Francisco in 1879, a couple flashy Utah promotionals, and an eye-catching Small Business Administration poster. Enjoy!
 
We are currently working on our next catalogue (Catalogue 22!) which will feature strictly Western Americana material. We know we've teased you for a while about Cat. 22 but the pandemic has slowed the process.

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Resources and Attractions of the Territory of Utah 
Utah Board Of Trade  

Printed By the Omaha Republican Publishing House, [Omaha, Nebraska], 1879. Pamphlet. Condition: Good. Light pink wraps with black lettering. Wraps have moderate soiling and minor chipping to edges, wraps are torn 2 1/2" along spine; a few leaves are wrinkled along bottom edge.  
 
Promotional for the Territory of Utah with plates depicting scenes from Salt Lake City and the surrounding area (Alta City and the Emma Mine, Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Ontario Mill, the hot springs). ; B & W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 74 pp. 021295.    $350  

 
 
Canyon De Chelly National Monument--Arizona Proclamation 1933
Hoover, Herbert    
 
 
United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1933. Ephemera. Condition: Very Good. 10 1/2 x 8 inch 2-page government document with one previous fold and very light creasing; very light browning to edge.  
 
This proclamation established Canyon De Chelly National Monument with the consent of the Navajo Tribe of Indians. The monument includes all lands In the three canyons of Del Muerto, De Chelly and Monument and the lands within one-half miles of these rims. Native cultures have lived in the lands of the monument for over 5,000 years. The Monument lands lie entirely within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation and is jointly managed with the National Park Service. ; 1 pp. 021293.   $85 

Great Salt Lake, Utah
Currier & Ives 
 
 
 
Currier & Ives, New York. Print. Condition: Good. Illustrated by Currier & Ives (illustrator). Color lithograph measuring 8 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches image size on 11 1/4 x 14 13/16 inches sheet. Sheet is off white with light soiling. Archival repair of closed tear at base barely running into image and slightly affecting the caption title. Has been backed with several repairs to the margins.  
 
As usual Currier and Ives take liberties with western landscapes situating the young town of Salt Lake City literally on the edge of the Great Salt Lake with towering mountains dropping to the edge of the lake. This bird's eye view shows three men standing on a bluff overlooking the city with two major avenues leading to waters edge. Easterners were very curious about western landscapes and a Mormon town in the inter-mountain west was especially unique. Picturing America #829 estimates this print was published as early as 1870. Reps--Views & Viewmakers 4022. ; Color Lithograph. 021292.   $675

 
Twelfth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories: a Report of Progress of the Exploration in Wyoming and Idaho for the Year 1878. in Two Parts. No Atlas
Hayden, F. V.    
 
Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1883. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Brown government binding with gilt title on spine. Binding and condition much better for these massive volumes than normally seen. Spine on Part 2 somewhat faded. Both volumes show light bumping to corners and rubbing to boards. Frontis and tissue in Part 2 is loosening. Large map in Part 1 has six inch tear and wrinkling across one panel. All plates and maps fully collated and present except for the 6 maps published in a separate atlas folder. Illustrated with in text figures, plus numerous lithographic plates and maps (some folding).  
 
These two volumes like many early government reports are simply remarkable in their breadth and scope. These volumes cover the Geology, Paleontology, Thermal Springs, and Topography of the Yellowstone area. The many many plates truly are beautiful works of art. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 809; 490 pp. 021282.   $500  
 
Cancelled Bond Coupon for Territorial Montana, 1869
McMurtry, L.    
 
Montana Territory, 1869. Ephemera. Condition: Very Good. 2.5 x 2.25 inch Bond Coupon in blue print with double-ruled border.  
 
Issued by the Montana Territory with payment due with interest June 1, 1869. THE TERRITORY OF MONTANA WILL PAY SEVEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS TO L. McMURTRY.or order for Six Months Interest, date June 1, 1869, on Bond No. 277 (the actual bond is not present--this coupon would have been attached at base of bond and removed upon redemption) . Signed by Wm. H. Rodgers, Auditor, and by W. G. Barkley, Treasurer. Signed on the verso by L. McMurtry and witnessed by T. T. Sheffield. Cancelled with three diamond-shaped perforations. Very good condition. McMurtry's name appears in Territorial records of the day, including as sponsor of "An Act defining the boundary lines of the counties of Montana Territory." A nice little piece of Montana Ephemera. ; 1 pp. 021281.   $85
 
 
Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States: Collected and Prepared under the Direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Per Act of Congress of March 3rd, 1847
Schoolcraft, Henry R.   

Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1851-1857, Philadelphia, PA, 1851. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Six-volume set bound in later blue cloth with leather labels on spine. Cloth is lightly soiled and specked with numerous small dots of white. Binding is tight on all volumes. Interior generally clean with scattered areas of light foxing. Most tissues for plates are present. This is an ex-library set of first editions. As best as I can tell, EACH and EVERY plate, map and illustration and title page has a library stamp, often smack within the map or plate. If you can get past the issue of the library stamping, this would make an excellent research set for any library.  
 
 
"Henry Schoolcraft worked for years on the history and survey of the Indian tribes of the United States. It was published in six volumes from 1851 to 1857 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. Of Philadelphia. Critics praised its scholarship and valuable content by Schoolcraft, and the meticulous and knowledgeable illustrations. Schoolcraft engaged the artist Seth Eastman, a career Army officer, as illustrator. An Army brigadier general, Eastman was renowned for his paintings of Native American peoples." (Wiki) . An estimated 336 illustrations, maps (some hand colored) , figures and plates bring this work to life. The set remains one of the most ambitious studies of the American Indian to date. Shipping will cost extra due to weight of volumes. Howes S-183.; Folio 13" - 23" tall. 021291.   $6,850
 


Conspiracy of Nauvoo 
Cummings, Horace    
 
Magazine Printing Co., Salt Lake City. Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. Buff wraps with black lettering; contemporary manuscript on front wrap. [1880s]. Wraps have moderate creasing and have a ½" closed tear on rear wrap; first leaf of text block has moderate toning.  
 
First published in the magazine "The Contributor" at 10 pages. This is a rare variant issued in 15 pages. This is the story of two young men, Denison L. Harris and Robert Scott, who remained loyal to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Their story shows something of the nature of the conspiracy within the Church against the Prophet. Five copies found in OCLC and no copies of this variant found in commerce as of June 2020. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 15 pp. 021302.   $300
 
 
American Journal of Mining, Engineering, Geology, Mineralogy, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Etc. 
 
These journals contain articles about advances in mining, engineering and the sciences in the United States, and depict hundreds of detailed illustrations. A reader could become completely absorbed in these fascinating articles, and a handy index for each volume is helpful to direct ones interests. Perfect for the mining and engineering enthusiast. $300 each.  
 
   
 
American Journal of Mining, Engineering, Geology, Mineralogy, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Etc. [Volumes V & VI] 
Western & Company, New York, 1868. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Two volumes in one including Vol. V, January-June 1868 and Vol. VI, July-December 1868. Ex-library copy in brown cloth; each volume is paginated [1]-412pp. Library sticker on spine, library rubber stamps and catalog numbers in pencil on title page, pencil marginalia on both title pages; boards have light soiling and gutters are loose; text block has light toning and soiling. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall. 021297.  $300   
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Journal of Mining, Engineering, Geology, Mineralogy, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Etc. [Volumes VII & VIII] 
Western & Company, New York, 1869. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Two volumes in one including Vol. VII, January-June 1869 and Vol. VIII, July-December 1869. Ex-library copy in brown cloth; each volume is paginated [1]-412pp. Library sticker on spine, library rubber stamps and catalog numbers in pencil on title page, pencil marginalia on both title pages; boards have light soiling and are cracked along spine; text block has light toning and soiling. Folio 13" - 23" tall. 021296.  $300 
 

 
Ogden Canyon - Nature's Glory in the Rockies 
Larson, J. David (compiler)     
 
 
Union Pacific Railroad Co. and Ogden Publicity Bureau, 1913. Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. Colorful, illustrated wraps with gilt lettering; unpaginated, approximately 40pp. Wraps have light wear, else very good.
 
Ogden Canyon is found in the Wasatch Range in Weber County, Utah. This promotional contains a description of the beauty and natural resources of the area, and many illustrations. Seven copies found in OCLC as of June 2020. ; B & W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 021308.   $185  
 





Set of 14 Colorado Views
Carter, C. W.     
 
 
Condition: Very Good. Set of 14 Carte-de-visite by C. W. Carter. All are on light green mounts with "C. W. Carter - Portrait & View Artist - Salt Lake City, Utah" imprint on verso. All measure 4" x 2 ½". All have printed titles on front of mount, except two which have titles written in contemporary ink on verso; all have contemporary numbering on verso. Mounts have light soiling but else very good.
 
Charles William Carter was pioneering photographer in Utah, active in Salt Lake from 1867 to 1896. Carter was born in England in 1832 and emigrated to the United States after he converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Carter worked for C. R. Savage for three years, and partnered with other photographers such as J. B. Silvis, C. W. Symons and Mikkael Faldmo. "In his early years, Carter produced numerous photographs of Indians, emigrant trains, and other western scenes in carte-de-visite and stereoview format" (Mautz p. 601). He was known to sell CDVs for 75 cents a dozen; these small photographs were popular in the late 19th century and were specifically designed to be slipped into horizontal photo albums. Carter's photographs were extremely popular. The images in this set include: Scene in Egeria Park (3 images), Cattle in Middle Park, Stockmen in Camp at Middle Park, Scene in Bear Creek Canyon (2), Garden of the Angels (4), Scene in Bolder Canyon, Scene in Twenty Mile Park (now known as Red Rocks Park), and On the Road to Black Hills. An excellent set of Colorado views. 021298.   $4,200 
 
 
Little Zion Valley - South End, Headwaters - Rio Virgin 
Savage, C. R.     
 
 
 
C. R. Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah. Condition: Very Good. Stereoview by C. R. Savage. Circa 1870s. Green mount; title and series are printed on front of mount; photographer's "Pioneer Art Gallery" imprint on verso. Stereoview has light yellowing and mount has light soiling on verso.
   
A beautiful image of the Little Zion Valley with the Virgin River running through it. ; 3 1/2" x 7". 021303.   $225
 
 
Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake Cities, for 1884.  
Sloan, Robert W. (editor)     
 
Herald Printing and Publishing Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1884. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Black cloth with imprint on spine; includes folding color map of Utah. Boards have moderate soiling and wear, spine has light sunning; previous owner's rubber stamp on front endpaper; map have 1 ¼" tear where bound in (not affecting content; text block has light toning.  
 
This gazetteer contains a history of Utah, its natural resources, and attractions. It also provides a business directory of the Territory, general directories for the major cities in Utah, and many local advertisements. Found at California State Univ. Northridge, Boise State, and Provo City Public Library. Flake 7761. ; Map; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 634 pp. 021305.   $750
 
 
Outings in the Playgrounds, Resorts and Vacation Haunts of Utah and Idaho   
 
 
Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. [Union Pacific System, 1921]. Folded pamphlet with 46 pages on 14 leaves (each leaf is divided into two columns on recto and verso). Colorful wraps with cover title "Utah Idaho Outings." Wraps have light soiling and light wear.  
 
A nicely illustrated promotional with detailed descriptions of recreational opportunities found along the Union Pacific System. Copies from this year found at Yale and BYU as of June 2020. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 021307.   $75
 
 
Colorado - Sectional Map Guide for Tourists [Cover Title] 

 
Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. [Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1926]. Folded pamphlet containing 12 maps with natural features in green, and railroad route and roads in black. Green and white wraps with black and white lettering; [15pp]. Wraps have light soiling.  
 
The maps show a popular railroad line in Colorado, "the Burlington Route, Vacation Line." The area shown extends from Fort Collins in the north to Como in the South, and from Grand Lake in the west to Denver in the east. An excellent promotional from the railroad enthusiast. Found at Pikes Peak Library and the Denver Public Library at of June 2020. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 021306.   $250
 
 
"Sequoyah" Movement 
Allen, C. M.     
 
Harlow Publishing Co., Oklahoma City, 1925. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt imprint on front and spine; all plates are present; ex-library copy. Boards have moderate soiling and residue from library sticker on spine; evidence of library envelope on front pastedown and rubber stamp on rear pastedown and a few leaves of text block; gutters are cracked.  
 
This volume contains a study of the 1905 Sequoyah Convention which was an American Indian-led attempt to secure separate statehood for Indian Territory (instead of merging with Oklahoma Territory to become one state). Although there are many copies found in OCLC this book is rarely seen in commerce. ; B&W Plates ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 102 pp.
021294.   $125 

 
ALS with Content on San Francisco 
[Wheeler, Thomas]    
 
1879. Condition: Very Good. Autograph letter signed written to Mrs. Abby Rauger (? ) of New England from her Uncle Thomas in San Francisco, California. Letter is dated to January 1st, 1879. Letter has light toning on page 8.  
 
This letter was written by Thomas Wheeler (1801-1886) of Illinois. The letter starts off with Thomas mentioning his poor health of late, the reason for him travelling west, and mentions visiting his children Charles Colvin and Mary (Wheeler) Colvin in Forrest Hill near Chicago. He then writes "I left Chicago for this City [San Francisco] Dec. 10th at 1030 am ticketed on a palace sleeper car, and after 5 ½ days constant travel day and night, I arrived, without accident or delay, at Oakland, the east side of San Francisco Bay at 630 pm where I met my son Jason D. Wheeler, who conducted me across the Bay on a ferry boat to this city and to his house 434 Greenwich Street." He then goes on to describe the city in detail, painting a picture of San Francisco in 1879. Wheeler describes the "peculiar" climate of California, how the rivers flow into Bay, the "made land, where the shoal waters have been filled in by grading down the hills," the fruit and flowers, and the immigrant population. He writes of the Chinese immigrants and Chinatown, and presents them in a favorable light compared to the "drunk, disorderly, criminal" Irish immigrants. A fascinating letter that should excite interest in the collector of Californiana and Western Americana. ; 8 ½" x 5 ¾"; 8 pp. 021314.   $275  
 
 
Travels in the Interior of North America, Volume IV (Atlas)  
Maximilian, Prince Of Wied; Reuben Gold Thwaites (editor)     
 
 
The Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, OH, 1906. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Bodmer, Charles. Atlas only. The coveted atlas of the Prince of Wied's Travels in North America edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites and published by the Arthur H. Clark Company in 1906. Atlas includes 81 plates. 502 copies were printed for the large set edited by Thwaites (titled "Early Western Travels, 1748-1846") , and 379 copies were printed as separates. This copy is one printed as a separate, as stated on the title page. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Boards have moderate wear; previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown; plates are clean.  
 
Prince Maximilian of Wied (1782-1867) was a German explorer, ethnologist, and naturalist who traveled up the Missouri River in 1832. He was accompanied by the artist Karl Bodmer (also recorded as Charles Bodmer), who was hired to record images of rivers, towns and peoples they saw along the way, including many tribes of Native Americans. All 81 of his plates are exquisitely reproduced in this edition along with a fold-out map (28" x 14 1/2") that traces the route of the expedition. Although this listing only includes the Atlas, it is the most difficult volume in the set to find. We have only found one other copy in commerce as of June 2020. Clark/Brunet 282. ; B&W Plates ; Folio 13" - 23" tall. 021310.   $650    
 
 
Oil in New Mexico - An Illustrated Report on New Mexico's New Wonder Oil Fields in San Juan Basin [cover title]  
Lovewell, Edward R.     
 
Oil Exchange & Board of Trade, Farmington, New Mexico, [1925]. Pamphlet. Condition: Good. Buff wraps with orange lettering and illustration; includes b&w illustrations and a map. Wraps have been folded three times and have moderate soiling, rear wrap has moderate toning, 1 ½" tear along spine.  
 
A report on the San Juan Basin in New Mexico featuring the Bloomfield, Rattlesnake, and Hogback oil fields. This report was written and illustrated by Edward R. Lovewell, at that time a geologist for the Oil Exchange & Board of Trade and affiliated oil companies. Includes a sketch map of the San Juan Basin oil fields, geologic cross-sections of the fields, and illustrations of loading racks and natural features of the area. No copies found in commerce, and only two copies found on OCLC at the OCLC FAST project library and SMU. ; B & W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 15 pp. 021313.   $500 
 
 
Teton Range. North-west.  
Jackson, W. H.     
 
 
 
E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., New York. Condition: Very Good. Bright orange mount with "Views in the Rocky Mountains - Dep't of Interior, U. S. Geological Survey of the Territories" stamp and title on front; publisher's imprint on verso. Negative number 67. Published c. 1872. Mount has light wear to edges and photo has light foxing.
 
Image depicts a beautiful scene in the Teton Range with snow and rocky peaks. William H. Jackson presented the world the first photographs of the Tetons in 1872 while working as official photographer of the Hayden Survey. ; 4" x 7". 021316.   $125
 
 
Franciscans Present Navajo Craft [cover title]
 
 
The Franciscan Missionary Fathers [1935], St. Michaels, Arizona, 1935. Pamphlet. Condition: Good. Burnt-orange wraps with black lettering and illustrations on front wrap; includes an unused order form, laid in. Wraps have light soiling, 1" closed tear, minor dampstaining, also affecting last leaf in text block; previous owner's signature in pencil on inside of rear wrap and on page 1.  
 
This pamphlet describes the art and tradition of the Navajo rug. It includes color illustrations of Navajo rugs and order forms. Nine copies found in OCLC as of June 2020. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pp.  021311.   $225  

 
 
Western Territories of the United States 
 
 
Condition: Good. Hand-colored map of the western territories of the United States. Map is copyrighted to 1847 by D. F. Robinson. Map measures 18 ¾" x 12" when unfolded (including margins). Map has moderate soiling and minor creasing at corners; previous owner has written a poem in pencil on verso.  
 
This map depicts the territories of the western United States near the end of the Mexican-American War. Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, Minnesota, California, and small portions of Iowa, Texas, and Indian Territory are all delineated on this map. This map takes a snapshot of great changes taking place in West during this time period. 021312.   $250  
 
 
Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution, Town Clock Store, S. Cooper & Bro.
Carter, C. W.    
 
 
Condition: Very Good. Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, C. W. Carter.    4" x 2 1/2". Carte de visite by C. W. Carter. Circa 1870. Original cream-colored mount with photographer's imprint on verso: "C. W. Carter's View Emporium, Great Salt Lake City, U. T. , adjoining Wells, Fargo & Co." Photograph is crisp and mount is clean.  
 
Charles William Carter was pioneering photographer in Utah, active in Salt Lake from 1867 to 1896. Carter worked for C. R. Savage for three years, and partnered with other photographers such as J. B. Silvis, C. W. Symons and Mikkael Faldmo. This image depicts a town clock store in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, run by S. Cooper & Bro. for Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution. Two men and two boys stand in the storefront. 021300. $400
 
 
Hoar Frost Scenes, S. L. City, Dec. '76   
Carter, C. W.     
 
 
 
Condition: Very Good. Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, C. W. Carter.   4" x 2 1/2". Carte de visite by C. W. Carter. [1876]. Light green mount with "C. W. Carter - Portrait & View Artist - Salt Lake City, Utah" imprint on verso. Measures 4" x 2 ½". Printed title on front of mount, negative number written in contemporary ink on verso. Mount has light soiling and photo have light yellowing but else very good.
 
This image depict a large home with trees and shrubs adorned with pretty frost.  021299. $350
 

Colfax, Otis, and Bowles "Just out of the Colorado Mines"   

Condition: Fine.  Carte-de-visite depicting three members of the "Colfax Party." [1865]. 2 ½" x 4". No photographer information. Titled in manuscript on front of mount; no content on verso. Very light wear to edges, else fine.

This image depicts Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, George Otis, agent for the Overland Stage Line, and Samuel Bowles, editor of the Springfield, Massachusetts, "Republican." Interest in the transcontinental railroad spurred these three men along with William Bross, lieutenant governor of Illinois, and Albert D. Richardson, a correspondent for the "New York Daily Tribune" to make an exploratory journey west of the Mississippi. This journey would help Colfax become accurately informed on the actual condition and needs of the Territories. He could then better advocate for their cause. The group embarked on May 22nd, 1865 and traveled via stage, steamer and railroad. "They saw the gold mines of Colorado, the many wives of Utah, the silver lodes of Nevada, and in California learned of turnips weighing twenty-six pounds" (Building the Pacific Railway by Edwin L. Sabin p. 275-6). This great images depicts Colfax, Otis and Bowles "just out of the Colorado Mines" with dirt on their clothes (it looks like they have nice clothes underneath their thick coats and pants) , and two of three are smoking cigars. We have found no comps of this portrait as of June 2020. 021317.   $550
 
 
I Want You Mr. Small Businessman to Grow and Prosper! See Your Small Business Administration, A Federal Agency  
 
Condition: Good. [Washington, D. C. ], U. S. Government Printing Office, 1970.  14" x 18".  Illustrated poster, printed on cardboard; Minneapolis Small Business Administration rubber stamp on lower right corner. Poster has moderate creasing and rubbing, and light soiling.  
 
The Small Business Administration was established in 1953 to counsel, assist, and protect the interest of small businesses. This poster depicts an image of Uncle Sam encouraging "Mr. Small Businessman" to take advantage of the assistance offered by the SBA. This poster was possibly produced for the establishment of the agency's Surety Bond Guarantee Program in 1970 or in conjunction with the annual National Small Business Week, which sometimes involved a poster contest. A great, eye-catching poster that is certainly a win in our book. We have found no copies of this poster in commerce or in OCLC as of June 2020. 021318.   $200