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  • DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. by Larson, Erik.
    Larson, Erik.
    DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage, sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland. In addition to the account of its sinking, this focuses on the politics of World War I, on the rise of the importance of Germany's submarines, and on some of the passengers - including the famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat and pioneering female architect Theodate Pope - on the Captain, William Thomas Turner, and on the total unpreparedness for the attack, despite a warning from the Germans as the ship left New York. Notes, bibliography, index. 430 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-0307408860.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73992
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  • DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. by Larson, Erik.
    Larson, Erik.
    DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2015). First edition - On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage, sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland. In addition to the account of its sinking, this focuses on the politics of World War I, on the rise of the importance of Germany's submarines, and on some of the passengers - including the famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat and pioneering female architect Theodate Pope - on the Captain, William Thomas Turner, and on the total unpreparedness for the attack, despite a warning from the Germans as the ship left New York. Notes, bibliography. 418 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73059
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  • THE KING RANCH (2 volume set in slipcase.) by Lea, Tom.
    Lea, Tom.
    THE KING RANCH (2 volume set in slipcase.)

    Edition: First edition, first issue, with error on p 507.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1957.). Hardcover first edition - The classic history of the huge - and famous - King Ranch in Texas - illustrated with maps and drawings in soft pastels by the author. Research by Holland McCombs and annotations by Francis L. Fugate. Notes at the end of each volume. In addition, volume two includes several appendices on subjects such as breeding, soil conservation and an index. In addition to this book's merits as an account of a significant swath of western American history, this is a beautifully designed example of the printer's art. It was designed, printed and bound in El Paso, with typography by Carl Hertzog (the text was composed on the monotype and reworked by…

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    Boston: Little Brown, (1957.). Hardcover first edition - The classic history of the huge - and famous - King Ranch in Texas - illustrated with maps and drawings in soft pastels by the author. Research by Holland McCombs and annotations by Francis L. Fugate. Notes at the end of each volume. In addition, volume two includes several appendices on subjects such as breeding, soil conservation and an index. In addition to this book's merits as an account of a significant swath of western American history, this is a beautifully designed example of the printer's art. It was designed, printed and bound in El Paso, with typography by Carl Hertzog (the text was composed on the monotype and reworked by hand, the chapter titles were designed by the author and handset.) 837 pp total, illustrated endpapers.

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    Condition: Fine in rust cloth with beige spines, black and yellow panel on the spine, silver stamping, in a very good black cardboard slipcase with pasted on illustrations on both sides. (minor wear to a few corners of the slipcase.)

    Book ID: 50752
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  • Leavitt, Robert Keith.
    THE CHIP ON GRANDMA'S SHOULDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1954.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memories of life in a small town in the old colony of Massachusetts in 1900-1908 - true to the spirit of the time, even if not totally accurate, and warmly humorous. 255 pp. Dust jacket painting by Douglas Gorsline.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, 2 short closed tears near side of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 38130
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  • THEY SAW THE ELEPHANT: Women In The California Gold Rush. by Levy, JoAnn.
    Levy, JoAnn.
    THEY SAW THE ELEPHANT: Women In The California Gold Rush.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. SIGNED - Based on many previously little known diaries, this tells of women who came West seeking the 'elephant' alone, as well as with their families. The women whose stories are told ranged from innkeepers to prostitutes to school teachers to gamblers--there's even a Wells Fargo & Co. stagecoach driver. INSCRIBED on the title page. Black and white illustrations throughout. Bibliography, index. 265 pp.

    Condition: Very good (some soiling to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 68907
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  • THE SACRAMENTO RIVER. by Lewis, Oscar.
    Lewis, Oscar.
    THE SACRAMENTO RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Rivers of America Series for Young Readers. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Michael Hampshire. Index. 89 pp. ISBN: 0-030816106.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (initials on first page, a bit of wear to the upper edge of dj and toning to the spine of the dj). Overall, a clean and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 72311
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  • THIS WAS SAN FRANCISCO: Being First-hand Accounts of the Evolution of One of America's Favorite Cities. by Lewis, Oscar, compiled and edited by.
    Lewis, Oscar, compiled and edited by.
    THIS WAS SAN FRANCISCO: Being First-hand Accounts of the Evolution of One of America's Favorite Cities.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: David McKay Company, (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A history of San Francisco from its beginnings in 1776 to the 1906 earthquake. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography, index. Dust jacket design by John O'Hara Cosgrave. 291 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket with significant wear to the upper edge of the front cover.

    Book ID: 52427
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  • NOTICIAS: Lincoln Letters, Volume X, No. 4, Autumn 1964. Quarterly Bulletin of the Santa Barbara Historical Society. by Lincoln, Anna Blake.
    Lincoln, Anna Blake.
    NOTICIAS: Lincoln Letters, Volume X, No. 4, Autumn 1964. Quarterly Bulletin of the Santa Barbara Historical Society.

    Edition: First printing, a slim pamphlet..

    Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Historical Society. 1964. First edition - Issue focuses on the letters from Abbie Smith Patrick Lincoln to her family back in Boston, telling them of her move to Santa Barbara in 1869. Photographs. Activity report, list of officers and new members, etc. 24 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated cream stapled wrappers (erasure on front cover, some inked comments on members of the group, mailing label on back cover)

    Book ID: 75539
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  • Loftis, Anne.
    CALIFORNIA: Where the Twain did Meet

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "social geography" - the story of the various human layers - Native Americans, Spanish Americans and Mexicans, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and other Asian immigrants, African Americans, gold miners, Irish immigrants and more - and how a multicultural, multilingual - but 'strangely xenophobic' culture was built. References at the end of each chapter, index. 282 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, but missing the front endpaper, in a good dust jacket with some wear at the top of the spine, no markings.,

    Book ID: 37722
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  • FROM MANASSAS TO APPOMATTOX: Memoirs of the Civil War in America. by Longstreet, James (1821-1904)
    Longstreet, James (1821-1904)
    FROM MANASSAS TO APPOMATTOX: Memoirs of the Civil War in America.

    Edition: Second edition, revised.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1903. Hardcover - An important history of the Civil War as told in the first person by one of the great generals in that war. Lieutenant-General James Longstreet began the American Civil War in New Mexico and served with great distinction throughout the course of the conflict. He was commander of the Confederate Army's First Corps, which in its various incarnations fought through most of the major wartime campaigns, and a friend, confidant and close advisor to General Lee. After the war, a clique of former Confederate officers began blaming General Longstreet for the army's defeat at Gettysburg, and this criticism intensified about General Robert E. Lee's death, when he could no longer counter it. Illustrated with…

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    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1903. Hardcover - An important history of the Civil War as told in the first person by one of the great generals in that war. Lieutenant-General James Longstreet began the American Civil War in New Mexico and served with great distinction throughout the course of the conflict. He was commander of the Confederate Army's First Corps, which in its various incarnations fought through most of the major wartime campaigns, and a friend, confidant and close advisor to General Lee. After the war, a clique of former Confederate officers began blaming General Longstreet for the army's defeat at Gettysburg, and this criticism intensified about General Robert E. Lee's death, when he could no longer counter it. Illustrated with 15 portraits, engravings and 16 maps (14 colored) especially prepared for this work. Index. vii, 698 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gold stamping on the spine, top edge gilt (previous owner's name and address stamped, some offsetting on the endpapers, minor wear to covers, but overall a tight and sturdy copy.)

    Book ID: 57538
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  • LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic. by Lord, Bette Bao.
    Lord, Bette Bao.
    LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by this author who was born in Shanghai, raised in New York City from the age of eight, and who returned to China from 1985 to 1989 as the wife of American Ambassador Winston Lord. .Her Chinese relatives present a cross-section of the population, from high to low, communists to dissidents, heads of state to ordinary citizens, and in addition to telling her own story, she gives us glimpses that help to explain the enigma of China. Chronology of the 150 years of Chinese history from 1839. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-394583256.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 40303
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  • LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic. by Lord, Bette Bao.
    Lord, Bette Bao.
    LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by this author who was born in Shanghai, raised in New York City from the age of eight, and who returned to China from 1985 to 1989 as the wife of American Ambassador Winston Lord. .Her Chinese relatives present a cross-section of the population, from high to low, communists to dissidents, heads of state to ordinary citizens, and in addition to telling her own story, she gives us glimpses that help to explain the enigma of China. Chronology of the 150 years of Chinese history from 1839. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-394583256.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket. (stain on interior of dj.)

    Book ID: 43561
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  • LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic. by Lord, Bette Bao.
    Lord, Bette Bao.
    LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by this author who was born in Shanghai, raised in New York City from the age of eight, and who returned to China from 1985 to 1989 as the wife of American Ambassador Winston Lord. .Her Chinese relatives present a cross-section of the population, from high to low, communists to dissidents, heads of state to ordinary citizens, and in addition to telling her own story, she gives us glimpses that help to explain the enigma of China. Chronology of the 150 years of Chinese history from 1839. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-394583256.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 40949
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  • LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic. by Lord, Bette Bao.
    Lord, Bette Bao.
    LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1991.). Memoir by this author who was born in Shanghai, raised in New York City from the age of eight, and who returned to China from 1985 to 1989 as the wife of American Ambassador Winston Lord. .Her Chinese relatives present a cross-section of the population, from high to low, communists to dissidents, heads of state to ordinary citizens, and in addition to telling her own story, she gives us glimpses that help to explain the enigma of China. Chronology of the 150 years of Chinese history from 1839. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-449-906205.

    Condition: Near fine (prev owner's name stamp.)

    Book ID: 47246
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  • Lord, Bette Bao.
    LEGACIES: A Chinese Mosaic.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Chapman's, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by this author who was born in Shanghai, raised in New York City from the age of eight, and who returned to China from 1985 to 1989 as the wife of American Ambassador Winston Lord. .Her Chinese relatives present a cross-section of the population, from high to low, communists to dissidents, heads of state to ordinary citizens, and in addition to telling her own story, she gives us glimpses that help to explain the enigma of China. Chronology of the 150 years of Chinese history from 1839. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-394583256.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46938
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  • UNIFORMS OF THE CIVIL WAR. by Lord, Francis A. (illustrations by Arthur Wise.)
    Lord, Francis A. (illustrations by Arthur Wise.)
    UNIFORMS OF THE CIVIL WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London & South Brunswick: Thomas Yoseloff, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An interesting and well-researched book which points out that the traditional commonly-held idea that the Southern soldiers wore gray and the North blue was not always true, especially for the Confederates - and that many uniforms were much more colorful - and many units, on both sides, had their own distinctive uniforms. Includes an appendix which lists uniform suppliers to both armies. Illustrated with many black and white photographs and drawings byArthur Wise, bibliography, index. Large format, measuring 11 1/2 inches tall by 8 3/4 inches wide. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-498-067319.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some edgewear to dj, and rubbing and wear to folds.)

    Book ID: 35329
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  • LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - McPhee's fascinating and entertaining "portrait of Switzerland as seen through its ubiquitous army." 150 pp. ISBN: 0-374182418.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (some light specks of foxing to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 79756
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  • LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - McPhee's fascinating and entertaining "portrait of Switzerland as seen through its ubiquitous army." 150 pp. ISBN: 0-374182418.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (embossed seal on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 64675
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  • INTO THE WEST: From Reconstruction to the Final Days of the American Frontier. by McPherson, James M.
    McPherson, James M.
    INTO THE WEST: From Reconstruction to the Final Days of the American Frontier.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully illustrated book for older children by this Pulitzer prize winning historian -"Contains personal narratives from settlers and soldiers as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many important historical persons involved in Reconstruction and the movement west, such as President Andrew Johnson, General George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull, and more." Index. Large square format, 96 pp. Timeline on endpapers. ISBN: 0-689865430.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67506
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  • HEROIC STATUES IN BRONZE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Introducing The Hoosier Youth of Paul Manship. by Mead, Franklin B.
    Mead, Franklin B.
    HEROIC STATUES IN BRONZE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Introducing The Hoosier Youth of Paul Manship.

    Edition: Limited first edition.

    Fort Wayne, IN: The Lincoln National Life Foundation, 1932. Hardcover first edition - Color frontispiece, plus a section of black and white photographs of all of the statues discussed. illustrations. in conjunction with the unveiling of this statue in Fort Wayne, Indiana by the noted American sculptor, Paul Manship (1885-1966), this also describes other statues of Lincoln - in Illinois, as the Emancipator, at the inaugurations, as president, standing and seated, etc. Limited to 300 numbered signed copies, but this copy is neither numbered nor signed. Includes lists of the sculptors of the various statues and their locations. 93 pp.

    Condition: Very good in sienna boards with a tan cloth, paper labels on spine and front cover , top edge gilt (bookplate, a bit of sunning to front , corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 77767
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  • YOUNG NORTHWEST. by Montgomery, Richard G.
    Montgomery, Richard G.
    YOUNG NORTHWEST.

    Edition: Second edition, indexed and revised (orig published in 1941.)

    Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, (1948.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An entertaining general history of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon in particular: the geology, the original inhabitants, early explorations of Captain Robert Gray, Lewis and Clark, Dr. John McLoughlin, the overland wagon trains, and more, including the growth of industry with the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams. SIGNED by the author on the half title page "Yours in Rotary" and dated in 1956. Stamped on this page is "The Rotary Club, Portland, OR." Illustrated by Harold Price. Index. 318 pp. Map on front endpapers.

    Condition: Very good + in a good only dust jacket (several chips to top edge of dj).

    Book ID: 57318
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  • A PRIVATE IN THE TEXAS RANGERS: A. T. Miller of Company B, Frontier Battalion. by Morris, John Miller.
    Morris, John Miller.
    A PRIVATE IN THE TEXAS RANGERS: A. T. Miller of Company B, Frontier Battalion.

    Edition: First edition.

    College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Frontier Ranger diaries are almost as scarce as rain is in West Texas... This book makes an excellent contribution to Texas Ranger lore." Contains three diaries, covering the years 1887-1888, excerpted and annotated by Miller's great grandson. SIGNED on the half title page with the words 'Saddle Up Pardner!' and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings. A title in the Canseco-Heck History series, Jerry Thompson, general editor. Index, Notes, Bibliography. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-890969647.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55228
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  • SOUTHERN FOLK MEDICINE: 1750-1820. by Moss, Kay K.
    Moss, Kay K.
    SOUTHERN FOLK MEDICINE: 1750-1820.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Explores methods of cure during a time when the South relied more heavily on homespun remedies than on professionally prescribed treatments." INSCRIBED, "For---, who may recognize a few roots of modern medicine in our Southern folk heritage," and also SIGNED on title page. Notes, index, appendices, select cited works. xv, 259 pp. ISBN: 1-570032890.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55908
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  • LET JUSTICE BE DONE: Crime and Politics in Early San Francisco. by Mullen, Kevin J.
    Mullen, Kevin J.
    LET JUSTICE BE DONE: Crime and Politics in Early San Francisco.

    Edition: First edition.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Nevada Studies in History and Political Science No. 28. The first study of the establishment and development of San Francisco's courts, police, and jails from the American conquest in 1846 through 1852, by a retired San Francisco police officer. Mullen concludes that "the legends of raging violent crime in early San Francisco are overblown. " Illustrated with reproductions of early engravings and photographs. Appendix, notes, bibliography, index. xix, 313 pp. ISBN: 0-87417-1466.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52714
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  • CLAN MUNRO MAGAZINE, No. 13, 1975. by Munro, David, editor.
    Munro, David, editor.
    CLAN MUNRO MAGAZINE, No. 13, 1975.

    Edition: First printing.

    Skinnergate, Perth: Clan Munro Association (Munro & Scott, printers.) 1975. First edition - Includes articles on the ending of a steel factory, on the estate Balconie and more, as well as general news about the activities of the association and its members. Illustrated with photographs, Advertisements. Small format. 44 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled glossy white wrappers.

    Book ID: 53911
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  • CLAN MUNRO MAGAZINE, No. 15, 1979. by Munro, David, editor.
    Munro, David, editor.
    CLAN MUNRO MAGAZINE, No. 15, 1979.

    Edition: First printing.

    Skinnergate, Perth: Clan Munro Association (Munro & Scott, printers.) 1979. First edition - Includes articles on agricultural improvement in the 1840s, on General Sir Charles Munro, recipes, and more, as well as general news about the activities of the association and its members.. Illustrated with photographs, Advertisements. Small format. 48 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled glossy white wrappers.

    Book ID: 53912
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  • Navarro, Ramon Gil. (edited by Maria Del Carmen Ferreyra & David S. Reher)
    THE GOLD RUSH DIARY OF RAMON GIL NAVARRO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First publication of one of the most interesting diaries written during the California gold rush: Navarro did not just come to California from Argentina by himself: he founded a company with 120 investors. His diary (which is a true diary - that is, one written at night each day, rather than a reconstruction of events based on diary notes) actually covers more than the three years that he spent in California, and only about half of the California portion is included in this book (extremely repetitive elements have been reduced, as well as comments about his family back in South America.) From the introduction: " 'I am going…

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    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First publication of one of the most interesting diaries written during the California gold rush: Navarro did not just come to California from Argentina by himself: he founded a company with 120 investors. His diary (which is a true diary - that is, one written at night each day, rather than a reconstruction of events based on diary notes) actually covers more than the three years that he spent in California, and only about half of the California portion is included in this book (extremely repetitive elements have been reduced, as well as comments about his family back in South America.) From the introduction: " 'I am going to California! Everyone has heard about California. This entire society, from the wisest of the wise to the most rustic hillbilly, has been talking about California. The friars at church talk about its gold, and on walks, in drawing rooms, and even while praying people ask the Lord for a safe trip up there. ..They say so much about that far-off land that my diary, even if it were to be completely filled, could never contain all the news that reaches us all the time from that remote land. Summing it up, they say that everyone who gets there can make his fortune. Then fine, that is where I am going.' Navarro diary entry for 15 February 1849. ...[this] is a diary written by an Argentinean political exile who first took refuge in Chile, just beyond the reach of the Argentinean political hatreds, disputes, reprisals, and singular lack of political tolerance. From there, he, like thousands of people from all over the world, heard the call of California, the California where gold had been discovered. Heading up a Chilean mining company, he set sail in search of his own personal fortune and destiny. Navarro's intensely personal account is about California and about gold, of course, but it is also about life, love, success, and frustration. A stunning tale of his own experience as a forty-niner, the diary is also an often intensely lyrical exploration into our human condition. Navarro was a keen but seldom dispassionate observer of life with a penchant for literary description. He was strongly, Argentinean in his education, outlook, and temperament, but he was also a man enthusiastically caught up in the maelstrom of life that took place in California during the gold rush." Among the California locations which are part of this diary are San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento, Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras, Melones, San Andreas, Marysville, and more. Photographs, maps, chronology, glossary of key person, notes, bibliography, index. xx, 305 pp. ISBN: 0-803233434.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (corners slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 38014
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  • [Nelson, Horatio, 1758-1805 ] Pocock, Tom.
    HORATIO NELSON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of one of the best known figures in British history, based in part on previously unpublished diaries and other materials. This covers his life from boyhood adventures in the Arctic, to being a captain in Nicaraguan jungle, his first love affair with a married woman, to his scandalous relationship with Emma Hamilton and his death at Trafalgar at the height of his fame. Maps, 55 illustrations, chronology, bibliography, notes on sources and Nelsonian sites. xx, 367 pp. ISBN: 0-394-570561.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34750
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  • THE ANTIETAM AND FREDERICKSBURG (The Army in the Civil War, Volume V) by Palfrey, Francis Winthrop.
    Palfrey, Francis Winthrop.
    THE ANTIETAM AND FREDERICKSBURG (The Army in the Civil War, Volume V)

    Edition: Subscription edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1885.). Hardcover - A detailed first hand account of the campaigns of the East in the summer of 1962. Frontispiece of Burnside, with tissue guard. Maps. Index. Bound in the original quarter leather over marble boards, marbled endpapers. Spine lettered and decorated in gold, top edge gilt. x, 228 pp.

    Condition: Exlibrary, but with relatively few markings and overall very good condition.

    Book ID: 57620
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  • THE MURDER OF KING TUT: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller. by Patterson, James and Martn Dugard.
    Patterson, James and Martn Dugard.
    THE MURDER OF KING TUT: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy. . . .Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence - X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages - to arrive at their own account of King Tut's life and death." Authors' note maps, ix, 332 pp. ISBN: 978-0316034043.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78733
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