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Winner Take All: The Trans-Canada Canoe Trail.
1 Winner Take All: The Trans-Canada Canoe Trail.
New York: McGraw-Hall Book Company, 1977 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Series: The American Trails Series, No. 15. Tall 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 363 pp. Map, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Yellow cloth spine titled in black ink, patterned brown paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by author on half-title. Fine. Lavender uses the beaver fur trade as an opening to explore the long and colorful history of the trans-Canada Canoe Trail, tracing both the political developments and the day-to-day life of the traders. 
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Illusory Consensus: Bolingbroke and the Polemical Response to Walpole, 1730-1737, Alexander Pettit
2 Alexander Pettit Illusory Consensus: Bolingbroke and the Polemical Response to Walpole, 1730-1737
Newark and London Universoty of Delaware Press 1997 0874135923 / 9780874135923 Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Signed by Author
8vo. 254 pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light shelf wear and small puncture to jacket on front panel, else a fine, unread copy. INSCRIBED AND DATED by the author on the front free end-paper. A near Fine copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Magna Carta of King John, A.D. 1215., Anonymous.
3 Anonymous. Magna Carta of King John, A.D. 1215.
Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1965 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 1,250 copies. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 inches. 70 pp. Frontispiece Arms of King John; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped beige leather, all edges gilt, decorative end pages; binding square and tight, soiling on back cover. "Ex Libris Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts" on front paste-down. Very Good. The Magna Carta (The Great Charter of Liberties) guaranteed church and aristocratic rights protected from encroachments of the monarchy. Printed from Eric Gill's Perpetua type on handmade 'Hayle' paper of the Hayle Mill, Maidstone, England, by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland, and bound by Proost en Brandt N.V., Amsterdam, Holland. PROVENANCE: Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts (1912-2010) was born in New York City and educated at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She and her husband, Nathan A. Tufts, Jr. moved to Burbank, CA in the 1930s. Charlotte received a masters degree in library science in 1963 and developed the Western History Room of the Burbank Public Library and was also librarian at the research library of the Southwest Museum in Highland Park, CA. Subsequently Charlotte Tufts worked for rare-manuscript dealer Doris Harris as assistant, and eventually partner. Tufts retired from employment with Doris Harris at the age of 80. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1918. 
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Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the Loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California., Ansel Adams (1902-1984).
4 Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the Loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California.
New York: U.S. Camera, 1944 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. 112 pp. Double page black and white photographic illustrated title page, black and white photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth boards titled in green, dust jacket with the $2.00 publisher's price intact, in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners and spine ends bumped, dust jacket rubbed especially along the spine and with small tears and chips at the extremities. SCARCE. Good. Ansel Adams was a famous American photographer and environmentalist. In 1943 he photographed the Japanese interned in Manzanar in an attempt to counter the negative depictions of Japanese in the newspapers of the time. This book is a collection of those photographs, and includes his own writing on the subject. REFERENCE: Spaulding, Ansel Adams and the American Landscape, pp. 206-210. 
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Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV.  In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple., Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780).
5 Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780). Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.
Los Angeles: The Plantin Press, 1977 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 100. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. [iv], iii, (21) pp. 1 illustration; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. A reprint of the original letter, published by W. Owen at Homer's Head near Temple-Bar in 1754. "While the pamphlet is ostensibly a comment about card playing at Oxford it is actually an allegory dealing with Parliamentary debates revolving around the Oxfordshire elections of April 1754." Introduction. The pseudonym Gyles Smith was previously attributed to either Sir William Blackstone or William King. Modern scholarship now identifies the author as Benjamin Buckler, an antiquarian and academic at the University of Oxford. REFERENCE: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 402, binding type 1. 
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You Are Now My Enemy., Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785).
6 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785). You Are Now My Enemy.
Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 1972 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. Unpaginated. [28] pp. Facsimile letter from Franklin to Strahan tipped-in on front pastedown, portraits of Franklin and Strahan tipped in, ornamentation and borders in red and blue ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue leather spine, marbled paper boards; binding square and tight, front joint cracked, shelf wear. Comes with a complimentary card from The Printery. Very Good. This volume contains a brief monograph regarding the friendship & correspondence of two Journeymen, Benjamin Franklin and the Scottish printer William Strahan, including what drew them together, what split them apart, and how their trade reunited them. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty., Borrower's Press.
7 Borrower's Press. Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.
Winterport, ME: Borrower's Press, 1976 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty., Borrower's Press.
8 Borrower's Press. Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.
Winterport, ME: Borrower's Press, 1976 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Big Bonanza., Dan DeQuille (1829-1898).
9 Dan DeQuille (1829-1898). The Big Bonanza.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Western Americana, No. 1. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. [iii], (xlii), (440), (x) pp. 79 black-and-white illustrations throughout, appendix, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth illustrated in gilt over boards, spine titled in gilt, top edge stained purple, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, sticker residue on inside of back cover, dust jacket rubbed at extremities. SIGNED by Oscar Lewis. Very Good. Dan DeQuille was an American author, journalist, and humorist. He is best known for The History of the Big Bonanza, a history of the the silver rush at the Comstock lode in Nevada, which he published in 1876. DeQuille wrote it under the mentorship of his friend Mark Twain. This is the first in the Western Americana series by Alfred A. Knopf publishing. It includes reproductions of the original illustrations and an introduction by Oscar Lewis, one of the pioneering historians of the American West. Oscar Lewis signed the front free end paper. 
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Herbert Clark Hoover, A Eulogy., David Elton Trueblood (1900-1994).
10 David Elton Trueblood (1900-1994). Herbert Clark Hoover, A Eulogy.
Skokie, IL: Black Cat Press, 1977 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies. Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 7/16 inches. Unpaginated. [27] pp. Frontispiece, headpiece; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. Fine. Bound by Bela Blau. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. A eulogy for President Hoover (1874-1964), delivered by David Elton Trueblood. Trueblood was a noted 20th-century American Quaker author and theologian, and former chaplain both to Harvard and Stanford Universities. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 2946. 
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Climax at Buena Vista: The American Campaigns in Northeastern Mexico, 1846-47., David Lavender (1910-2003).
11 David Lavender (1910-2003). Climax at Buena Vista: The American Campaigns in Northeastern Mexico, 1846-47.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1966 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Series: Great Battles of History. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 252 pp. 6 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt- and silver-stamped blue cloth, top edge stained blue, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine of dust jacket toned, stain on back panel of dust jacket. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. "Climax at Buena Vista is the complete story of the decisive battle of the Mexican War - from which General Zachary Taylor emerged with the Presidency in hand... and the United States with two fifths of the enemy's territory." From the dust jacket. Maps drawn by John Carnes. 
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Colorado River Country., David Lavender (1910-2003).
12 David Lavender (1910-2003). Colorado River Country.
New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc., 1982 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 238 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth spine titled in bronze foil, beige paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by the author on front free end paper, January 17, 1987. Fine. "A 500-year history of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized and settled the American West from the Rockies to the deserts of California." From the dust jacket. 
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Land of Giants: The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950., David Lavender (1910-2003).
13 David Lavender (1910-2003). Land of Giants: The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1958 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Mainstream of America, No. 12. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), 468 pp. 6 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth blocked in black and titled in gilt, decorative end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, front inner hinge cracked, offsetting to end-papers, shelf wear, dust jacket toned and chipped. INSCRIBED by author on front free end-paper. Very Good. "The Pacific Northwest is a country of superlatives. In Land of Giants, David Lavender has described, in exciting and vivid detail, all the tremendous richness and beauty of this vast Paul Bunyan land and the courageous spirit of the men who conquered it." From the dust jacket. 
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Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy., David Lavender (1910-2003).
14 David Lavender (1910-2003). Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. xii, 403 pp. Maps, 16 pages of black-and-white plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled black cloth spine, gilt-stamped tan paper over boards, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, remainder mark on bottom edge, sticker residue and slight soiling on dust jacket. Very Good. "Let Me Be Free tells the dramatic, heart-breaking story of the desperate attempt of Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce Indians of Idaho to elude annihilation by the strong forces of the U.S. Cavalry and civilian volunteers on their attempted escape to Canada - one of the tragic epics in the long saga of our mistreatment of Native Americans." From dust jacket. 
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One Man's West., David Lavender (1910-2003).
15 David Lavender (1910-2003). One Man's West.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. [vi], 316 pp. Line drawings throughout; text clean, unmarked. Silver-titled black cloth spine, dark red cloth over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket price-clipped with minor shelf wear. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper. Very Good. One Man's West is Lavender's ode to his days on the Continental Divide and the story of his experiences making a living in the not so wild but not yet tamed West. This third edition includes line drawings by William Arthur Smith (1918-1989), and a new chapter about the uranium boom of the 1950s. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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River Runners of the Grand Canyon., David Lavender (1910-2003).
16 David Lavender (1910-2003). River Runners of the Grand Canyon.
Tuscon, AZ: Grand Canyon Natural History Association and University of Arizona Press, 1986 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
4to. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. [iv], 147 pp. 75 photographs, 1 map, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Silver-titled blue cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by author on title page, January 17, 1987. Fine. Lavender traces the history of those river runners who first explored the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. 
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The American Heritage History of the Great West., David Lavender (1910-2003).
17 David Lavender (1910-2003). The American Heritage History of the Great West.
New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., Bonanza Books, 1982 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. 416 pp. 427 color and black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and maps, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled brick red cloth, dust jacket; binding square and tight, light shelf wear on dust jacket. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper, January 17, 1987. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. David Lavender tells America's most important moments in history from the perspective of the western pioneers and settlers. He not only recounts the familiar western narratives of the Gold Rush and wars with Mexico and the Indians, but he gives a new spin to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, telling them from the perspective of the pioneers and settlers in the west. 
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The Fist in the Wilderness., David Lavender (1910-2003).
18 David Lavender (1910-2003). The Fist in the Wilderness.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. xiv, 490 pp. 4 maps, index; text clean, unmarked. Brick red cloth blocked in green and titled in gilt, maps in end-pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear, dust jacket toned. INSCRIBED by author on half-title. Very Good. "This is an exciting narrative history of the American fur trade and indirectly the story of the opening up of the West in the first three decades of the 19th century. ...Based on original documents and providing the first fresh study of the American Fur Company to appear in over thirty years, The Fist In The Wilderness is an important book by one of America's finest historians." From the dust jacket. 
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The Great Persuader., David Lavender (1910-2003).
19 David Lavender (1910-2003). The Great Persuader.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), 444 pp. 33 illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth titled in silver, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, foxing along inner hinges, dust jacket toned and bruised at spine ends. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Very Good. This is a biography of Collis P. Huntington, the robber baron who built America's first trans-continental railroad. David Lavender researched this groundbreaking biography using materials from the Huntington Library which had previously been unavailable to the public. 
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The Overland Migrants: Settlers to Oregon, California, and Utah., David Lavender (1910-2003).
20 David Lavender (1910-2003). The Overland Migrants: Settlers to Oregon, California, and Utah.
Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, Division of Publications, 1980 First Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 inches. (112) pp. Color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect-bound pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear on spine. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Very Good. This official government handbook tells the story of the pioneers and Mormons who set out for the West in wagon trains, and crossed the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to settle in Oregon, Utah, and California. 
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