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1 A Civil War Library, Several Decades in the Building, Comprising Over 2,000 Printed Items Relating to The War Between the States, 1861 - 1865
Beverly Hills, CA International Bookfinders 1965 
First Edition. Paperbound. An illustrated catalogue of Civil War material, including Confederate imprints, regimental histories, military printings, recollections of participants, travel narratives, most of the Neale publications, government printings, broadsides, Lincolniana, complete runs of rare periodicals, etc. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Original Sepia Snapshot of Amelia Earhart
[Los Angeles] n.d. (c. 1930s) 
A small (1 1/2” by 3 1/2”) photograph of a smiling Amelia Earhart standing on a sunny Los Angeles street wearing a long dress, holding a notebook and a wide-brimmed hat. Very good. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 ALBRIGHT, TOM [SAM RICHARDSON] Sam Richardson. Coordinate Line - Motion Broken by Boulder
Fullerton, CA The Art Gallery - California State University, Fullerton 1977 
First Edition. Paperbound, 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”. An illustrated catalogue issued to accompany an exhibition of an installation by Sam Richardson. With an introductory essay by Tom Albright. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 COLEMAN, COL. ROBERT M Houston Displayed, or Who Won the Battle of San Jacinto? By a Farmer in the Army
Austin Brick Row Book Shop 1964 
First Edition Thus. A facsimile reprint of the rare 1837 published account written by Col. Robert M. Coleman of the Battle of San Jacinto and Sam Houston's role in it. Limited to 500 handbound copies with an excellent introduction by John H. Jenkins with new notes and an added index at the end. Fine bright copy in original cloth. Not issued in a dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 CUSTER, ELIZABETH B. (GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER) Boots and Saddles or Life in Dakota with General Custer
New York Harper & Brothers 1913 
Later printing. From the library of actor Alan Young, with his name stamp on the front free endpaper. Illustrated. Thin split to the front hinge, else a very good lightly used copy with minor edge wear and a trace of rubbing to the spine without dust jacket. Elizabeth Bacon Custer (1842 - 1933) was the wife of General George Armstrong Custer. After his death in 1876, she wrote and spoke publicly about her husband's legacy life and accomplishments, which, in large measure, created his enduring mythic image. Alan Young worked with the most famous talking horse, Mister Ed, one of the most beloved television shows of all time. He is also known for his role of Filby, opposite Rod Taylor in the classic film version of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine (1960) directed by George Pal, and has appeared in such motion pictures as Mr. Belvedere Goes to College, Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick, Androcles and the Lion, and has provided the voice for Scrooge McDuck for Walt Disney cartoon films. In 1952 Alan Young received two Emmy's for ‘The Alan Young Show.' 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 GOLDBERG, ISAAC Tin Pan Alley. A Chronicle of the American Popular Music Racket
New York John Day 1930 
First Edition. Ownership signature. From the introduction by George Gershwin: “A book that needed to be written...a swell, a gorgeous story.” A study of the personalities and forces that gave birth to American popular music, ragtime, jazz, and “other secrets of The Great American Noise.” Illustrated. Fine in a very good colorful dust jacket with some fading, a 3/4” piece missing from the base of the spine, small chips and tears. Scare in dust jacket. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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7 GRANT, JOSEPH W My First Campaign
Boston Wright & Potter, Printers 1863 
First Edition. Journal narrative of the Twelth Rhode Island Volunteers who fought at Fredericksburg. 152 pages. Hardbound. Original stamped and decorated brown cloth with some fading and wear, a very good tight copy with a fear minor marginal tears in text, two former ownership signatures, and the contemporary bookplate of the American Seaman's Friend Society. A little fraying at top and bottom of spine. Very scarce. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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8 HARTLEY, MARSDEN, GASTON LACHAISE, ELIE NADELMAN, GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, CHARLES SHEELER, & JOHN STORRS Six American Modernists
New York Hirschl & Adler Galleries 1992 
First Edition. Paperbound, 9” x 10 1/4”. 51 pages. An illustrated catalogue issued to accompany an exhibition of paintings by Marsden Hartley, Gaston Lachaise, Elie Nadelman, Georgia O'Keeffe, Chalres Sheeler, and John Storrs. With a preface by Susan E. Menconi and James L. Reinish. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 HARWELL, RICHARD The Confederate Hundred. A Bibliophilic Selection of Confederate Books
Urbana, IL Beta Phi Mu 1964 
Second Revised Edition. Illustrated. Fine without dust jacket as issued. A well-documented selection of Confederate Civil War literature including books, ephemera, documents, letters, etc. with additional items listed that were not in the first edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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10 JUNCOSA, ENRIQUE [JUAN NAVARRO BALDEWEG] Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Recent Paintings
New York Marlborough Chelsea 2005 
First Edition. Paperbound, 11 3/4” x 9 3/8”. An illustrated catalogue issued to accompany an exhibition of paintings by Juan Navarro Baldeweg. With an essay by Enrique Juncosa. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 SLOAT, JOHN D Original Pay Receipt Signed by United States Navy Officer John D. Sloat
New York 8 1/4” x 2 1/2” 1855 
Original pay receipt issued to John D. Sloat and signed by him in the amount of $297 from J. Geo. Harris, Purser United States Navy, dated August 1, 1855. Printed on light blue gray paper with a decorative vertical design. Fine condition. John D. Sloat (1781 - 1867) began his military career in the Navy in 1800 when he was appointed midshipman and served in the War of 1812, for which he was promoted to lieutenant for conspicuous gallantry in the capture of the frigate HMS Macedonian. He went on to various appointments and in 1844 became the commander of the Pacific Squadron, and in 1846 was involved in securing California's inclusion as part of the United States. At the time of his retirement in 1866 he was promoted to Rear Admiral. His legacy includes having the USS Sloat (DE-245) and the USS Sloat (DD-316) named in his honor, as well as several streets and schools in California. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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12 SUKENICK, RONALD Down and In. Life in the Underground
New York Morrow 1987 
First Edition. Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The story of the alternative fringe culture that thrived in New York's Greenwich Village where artists, writers, and musicians like Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Frank O'Hara called home. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 [CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS]. BRENT, JOSEPH LANCASTER The Lugo Case - Capture of the Ironclad “Indianola”
New Orleans Search & Pfaff 1926 
First Edition. Paperbound in the publisher's orignal printed covers. Very good clean copy. Two books bound by the publisher in one volume, each with a separate title page. It is the two books bound by the publisher together.The Lugo Case 69 pages and Ironclad 84 pages. The reflections of Joseph Lancaster Brent, Brigadier General in the Army of the Confederate States of America. Rare book. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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14 [CIVIL WAR OPIUM ADDICTION]. ANONYMOUS Opium Eating - An Autobiographical Sketch By An Habituate
Philadelphia Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger 1876 
First Edition. 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth decorated in gilt on spine with title, border decoration in blind stamp on front cover. Tiny upper left hand corner of flyleaf chipped. A sound, very good copy with top and bottom of spine somewhat frayed. Some light stains to boards. Minor foxing to preliminaries. A scarce Civil War and drug literature title, the first full length memoir of the drug experiences of an American opium addict. In 1861, the author enlisted in the Union Army as a drummer boy and was soon fighting as a regular armed soldier notably in the battles of Sharpsburg and Chickamauga. It was at Chickamauga in 1863 that the author was captured by Confederate forces and then sent to prisons in Richmond, Danville, and finally experienced the horrors of Andersonville which he describes in moving detail. Released as part of a prisoner exchange late in the war, the author returned home with his stomach damaged due to the severe starvation. Unable to properly eat, a physician tried injections of morphine and soon the author was addicted. The book is a remarkable description of all the effects of the drug as experienced by the author which he discusses at length and also comments on the opium writings of De Quincey and Coleridge. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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15 [LINDBERGH, CHARLES A.] Original Broadside Flier Honoring the Historic Transatlantic Solo Flight of Charles A. Lindbergh
N.p. Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. 1927 
First Edition. A one page, 6” x 9” broadside flyer printed to commemorate Lindbergh's great accomplishment of being the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. With twenty “Suggested Telegrams Welcoming Lindbergh on His Homecoming”, where for a mere sixty cents a specially decorated telegram would be delivered to Mr. Lindbergh with a special message; for example, “America's heart goes out to you. Welcome home.”, “Back seats for George and Albert. We're prouder than kings. Welcome home.”, “It's true you belong to history, but you also belong to us. Welcome home.”, etc. About fine with some very faint creases from folding. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 [WILLIAMS, FORREST] BING, ALISON Forrest Williams. Passage
San Francisco, CA Heather Marx Gallery 2005 
First Edition. Paperbound, 9 3/4” x 11”. An illustrated catalogue issued to accompany an exhibition of paintings by Forrest Williams. With an introductory essay by author and art critic Alison Bing. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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