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The True History of the Conquest of Mexico by Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of the Conquerors. Written in the Year 1568. Translated from the Original Spanish by Maurice Keating Esq.

By: Bernal Diaz del Castillo (circa 1492-1585).

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for J. Wright, by John Dean,: 1800

Edition: First English Edition.

Seller ID: WY716-001


FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Bernal Diaz del Castillo's first-hand account of the Aztec conquest of Hernan Cortes. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. viii, 514 pp. Frontispiece map of Mexico City; edges of the map chipped and torn affecting only the margins, early ink notes on 2 pages of the Table of Contents, LACKS the errata. Early full tree calf, re-backed with brown leather, black leather spine label, label titled and ruled in silver; binding square and tight, leather flaki... View more info

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The Way to the Western Sea: Lewis and Clark Across the Continent.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Row, Publishers,: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-192


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xviii), 444 pp. 8 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled brown cloth spine, blind-stamped maroon paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by author, May 9, 1989. Fine. "In The Way to the Western Sea, a distinguished historian of the American West tells the dramatic story of one of the great adventures of our nation's earliest years: the Lewis and Clark expedition of... View more info

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The Myths of California Isle.

By: Frank J. Thomas (1916-1993).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Tenfingers Press,: 1966

Seller ID: GO1015-001


LIMITED EDITION of 200 numbered copies, this is number 97. Miniature Book. 2 13/16 x 2 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [48, last blank] pp. Frontispiece map tipped-in, 6 illustrations printed in various colors, bibliography, printer's device opposite the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Quarter tan cloth, decorative paper over boards, printed paper spine label, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Printed by hand on dampened rives paper by Phyllis and F... View more info

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Expedition on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in 1817.

By: Fray Narciso Duran (1776-1846) and Charles Edward Chapman (1880-1941).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California, Berkeley,: 1911

Seller ID: EE516-244


OFFPRINT. Series: Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Vol. 2., No. 5. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. [ii], 331-349 pp. Original diary entries and English translations on opposing pages; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Narciso Duran was a Franciscan friar and missionary. Under his leadership Mission San Jose became one of the most prosperous Spanish missions in California. He also served as the foreign vicar and eccle... View more info

Image for A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People.

A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People.

By: Hiram Bingham (1789-1869).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hartford; New York:, Hezekiah Huntington; Sherman Converse,: 1848

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: WY716-007


SECOND EDITION. Thick 8vo. 9 1/2 x 61/4 inches. 616 pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Bingham with tissue guard, Explanations of Hawaiian Orthography and Pronunciation, family trees of 3 Sandwich Island Chiefs, 6 wood engraved plates, figures, large folding map of the Hawaiian Islands at the rear; text unmarked, occasional foxing, offsetting at pages 408-409. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, yellow end-papers; binding square and ... View more info

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The Grand Canon of the Colorado

By: John Muir (1838-1914).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-224


FIRST EDITION. Extract from: The Century Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 1, November, 1902, pp. 107-116. 8vo. 9 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches. Text clean, unmarked. 5 loose leaves from the original publication; puncture holes in the gutter, Louis Lanzer Books & Prints business card attached to the upper corner. Sold AS IS. In this essay, Muir urged visitors to walk to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Muir also deplored the conditions of the roads and railroads by which tourists woul... View more info

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Expedition to San Francisco Bay in 1770.

By: Pedro Fages (1734-1794) and Herbert Eugene Bolton (1870-1953).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California, Berkeley,: 1911

Seller ID: EE516-243


OFFPRINT. Series: Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Vol. 2., No. 3. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. [ii], 143-159 pp. Original diary entries and English translations on opposing pages; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, head of spine bumped. Very Good. Pedro Fages was a Spanish explorer and served as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Californias and second and fifth Governor of Alta California. He led several expeditions ... View more info

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Meriwether Lewis: A Biography.

By: Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York:, Coward-McCann, Inc.,: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-208


8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. (xx), 364 pp. Double title page, 16 pages of black-and-white plates, index. Blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, decorative end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket price-clipped, toned with small chips. INSCRIBED by author on half-title, "This vol. is said to be my best book. (I'll not argue the point.) R. H. Dillon." Very Good. Meriwether Lewis, of the famed Lewis and Clark Expe... View more info

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Stephen Long and the Great American Desert.

By: Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Falls, MT:, The Montana Historical Society,: 1968

Seller ID: GY815-203


In: Montana the Magazine of Western History, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Summer, 1968. Great Falls, MT: The Montana Historical Society, 1968. 4to Periodical. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. 58-75 pp. Entire issue: (97) pp. 7 articles including this one by Dillon, illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Self-wraps, color illustrated, stapled, original subscription cards; binding square and tight, spine faded, shelf wear. SIGNED by author on table of contents next to his art... View more info

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The Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

By: Union Pacific System.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Omaha, NE:, Union Pacific System,: 1928

Seller ID: GO1012-1


8vo. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. 48 pp. Black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, 5 maps (most in two-colors); text clean, unmarked. Green pictorial wrappers embossed in blind, red, and light blue-green, stapled; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, else Fine. Copyright 1928 by C. J. Collins, General Passenger Agent, Union Pacific System. Gives a overview of what one might expect riding the Union Pacific Railroad throughout the states of Oregon, Wa... View more info