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  • Parke-Bernet Galleries and Edward Eberstadt
    AMERICAN HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE STOCK OF EDWARD EBERSTADT & SONS, April 9, 1968. Sale Number 2682.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Auction catalogue listing 222 lots. Includes materials related to the California and Arizona missions, to the Civil War, to the Tennessee frontier settlements, Ross settlement in Texas, the Lewis and Clark expedition and more. Many black and white illustrations of items included in the auction. Index. 81 pp plus information on rates, etc. Prices realized laid in.

    Condition: Fine in green cover with gilt lettering on front and spine, chipping to original glassine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32225
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  • Scott, Bernice.
    JUNIPERO SERRA, PIONEER OF THE CROSS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Fresno, CA; Valley Publishers, 1976. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fictionalized biography of the founder of the California mission system. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary paintings and drawings and with drawings by Gilbert Richards. Preface by Gwendolin B. Cobb. INSCRIBED by the author on the front pastedown. ISBN: 0-913548-32-4.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (some slight fading and soiling to dj.)

    Book ID: 16829
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  • OBSERVATIONS OF BENJAMIN CUMMINGS TRUMAN ON EL CAMINO REAL. by [Truman, Benjamin Cumings, 1835-1916] Weber, Msgr. Francis J., editor.
    [Truman, Benjamin Cumings, 1835-1916] Weber, Msgr. Francis J., editor.
    OBSERVATIONS OF BENJAMIN CUMMINGS TRUMAN ON EL CAMINO REAL.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1978. Hardcover first edition - One of 400 copies printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press. Truman had a long and varied life, including working for Andrew Johnson in Tennessee and later in the White House - he first went West in 1866 as a special agent for the US Postal Service. These observations on El Camino Real were originally published in newspaper form in 1867, but were not included in his 1903 publication of the Missions of California. They have been collected from clippings in his scrapbook, edited, and annotated by Weber. Illustrated with several sections of sepia tone photography by A. C. Vroman of the Missions and a black and white frontispiece photograph of Truman with his wife and daughter. xvi, 109 pp. ISBN: 0-870933094.

    Condition: Fine in purple and blue patterned boards, with black cloth spine, gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 76773
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  • FRAY JUNIPERO SERRA AND THE CALIFORNIA CONQUEST. by Wise, Winifred E.
    Wise, Winifred E.
    FRAY JUNIPERO SERRA AND THE CALIFORNIA CONQUEST.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1967.) dj. Hardcover - A biography for young adults telling of the later years of Serra's life and the establishment of the California Missions, a task he was given in 1769, when he was already 55 years old, and suffering from a sore leg. Illustrated with photographs and vintage prints. Bibliography, index. 184 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, in a good dj.

    Book ID: 40252
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