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1 Chicagoans Collect in the Eighteenth Century. An Exhibition Comprising Sundry Enlightening and Handsome Books, Manuscripts, Maps, and Artifacts from the Libraries of Roger Barrett, Rudy L. Rugles, Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang, Herman Dunlap Smith, William M. Spencer, Herbert R. Strauss
Chicago The Newberry Library 1967 
First Edition. Paperbound. Fine in printed wrappers. A 22 page finely printed catalogue which accompanied an exhibition of six collections of contemporary Chicagoans including an assortment of letters, manuscripts, contracts, notes, drawings, and other documents from Napoleon Bonaparte, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, James Madison, etc. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 CALIFORNIA GOLD MINING & GOLD RUSH DISTRICT Original 1914-1915 Mining Company for Union Hill Ming Company - Union Hill Mines of Nevada County, California
Union Hill / Grass Valley, California 1914-1915 
Original hardcover ledger 11.5” x 8”, bound in half leather with gilt stamping over light brown corduroy, metal spine with locking mechanism (no key), marbled paper pastedowns, and gilt embossed leather alphabet tabs on front page edges. 168 pages of handwritten text showing detailed internal records from the historic Union Hill Mining Company that had offices in both Grass Valley and San Francisco. Union Hill is adjacent to Grass Valley. Detailed information for 1914-1915 including operating expenses, profit and loss, income, expenses, production, vendors, payroll, cash, bullion production, tungsten production, names, vouchers, insurance, and marketing. Entries include operating expenses for the South Idaho Mine, and names of the local companies they did business with such as Grass Valley Hardware, Empire Mining Company, Nevada County Narrow Gauge R. R. Company, and Thomas Diggs Company, an entry for Augustus D. Cox who was the Mine supervisor, to very specific mining operating expenses for example: “Shaft Above 600' Level”, “Shaft Below 600' Level”, “Storage Dam 600' Level” with expenses for mining tools, hoisting, compressing, fire protection, etc. A rare and unique Gold Country artifact, this original handwritten Ledger offers compelling insight into an historic Mother Lode gold mine. The corduroy covers have some staining, the rear leather corner has a corner chip, the rear spine fold has a two inch half oval chip revealing the board beneath, the front hinge is split and the metal spine has some rust, internally, the ink stamp of the Union Hill Mining Company on the front endpaper. Gold was discovered at Union Hill in 1854, the first recorded claim was in 1866 as Union Hill Gold Quartz Mine, and Mining Stock Certificates for Union Hill Mining Company exist from the 1860's. Although very profitable, it appears Union Hill Mine opened & closed, changed ownership &/or operators several times from the 1870's until purchased by Idaho-Maryland Mines Company around 1920. In 2016 this historic mine was purchased by a gold mining company with plans to restart operations in the unexplored areas below the Idaho-Maryland Mine Property. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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3 HEARST, WILLIAM RANDOLPH The William Randolph Hearst Collection Part I. Historical, Literary, Autographs & Manuscripts
New York Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. 1938 
First Edition. 167 pages. Illustrated auction catalogue of material from William Randolph Hearst's fabulous collections, including ‘Great Events in American History Described by Participants' - Cotton Mather, George Washington, William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Robert Fulton, and others. With manuscripts by famous American authors, including ‘Eulalie' by Poe, ‘The Skeleton in Armor' by Longfellow, and works by Bryant, Cooper, Clemens, Hawthorne, Harte, and more. Paperbound. Very good plus copy with just a hint of use and very minor edge wear in printed wrappers. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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