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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW,  GLEN EYRIE--FROM THE NORTH.  Showing Echo Rock, Garden of the Gods, and Cheyenne Mountain.  Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway
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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW, GLEN EYRIE--FROM THE NORTH. Showing Echo Rock, Garden of the Gods, and Cheyenne Mountain. Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway

By Colorado / Gurnsey, Byron H.

Colorado Springs: Gurnsey, 1872. Original photograph. Very Good. Two sepiatone images (3.5" x 3..25"), mounted side by side on yellow card stock, 4" x 7" Glen Eyrie Castle, built by Colorado Springs founder William Jackson Palmer, is seen on the mountaintop overlooking the rugged landscape and Arkansas River in the foreground.

$45.00

STEREOSCOPIC VIEW,  SUMMIT OF PIKE'S PEAK--THE CRATER.  Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway
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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW, SUMMIT OF PIKE'S PEAK--THE CRATER. Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway

By Colorado / Gurnsey, Byron H.

Colorado Springs: Gurnsey, 1872. Original photograph. Very Good. Two sepiatone images (3.5" x 3..25"), mounted side by side on yellow card stock, 4" x 7" At the right is a man seated on a rock, overlooking the canyon below. [OCLC finds only a similar (snow-covered) view, held by Pike's Paak Library District.].

$50.00

STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF "LITTLE CHIEF" IRON SPRING, ONE MILE FROM MANITOU HOUSE, MANITOU, COLORADO.  Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway
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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF "LITTLE CHIEF" IRON SPRING, ONE MILE FROM MANITOU HOUSE, MANITOU, COLORADO. Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway

By Colorado / Gurnsey, Byron H.

Colorado Springs: Gurnsey, 1880. Original photograph. Very Good. Two sepiatone images (3.5" x 3..25"), mounted side by side on yellow card stock, 4" x 7" "Exterior view looking northeast of the original 'Summer House' at Ute Iron Springs in Manitou Springs, Colorado; a shingle roofed pavilion (1880) with latticed balustrade and wooden arched columns. On the left is a buggy (top down) with a man and a woman in it. A woman with a folded parasol is seated by the entrance of the spring; she is holding a glass of water, and another woman is standing between her and the buggy. Another woman is seated to the right of the pavilion, with a child next to her. All four are wearing hats, bodices and full dresses. In the background are lodgepole pines and mountains, and in the foreground is a tree and bushes" [Denver Public Library description].

$45.00

STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF CLEAR CREEK CANYON:  Colorado Mountain Scenery
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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF CLEAR CREEK CANYON: Colorado Mountain Scenery

By Colorado / Chamberlain, William Gunnison

Denver: W.G. Chamberlain, 1875. Original photograph. Good. Two sepiatone images (3.5" x 3..25"), mounted side by side on green card stock, 4" x 7". Dampmark on verso. Printed slip on verso: "Clear Creek Canyon. This canyon is traversed by the Colorado Central Rail Road with an ascent of 106 to 175 feet to the mile. The road is firmly and safely built, although it has sharper curves and more of them than any road in the country. The scenery is bold and magnificent, and no written description will convey an adequate idea of its sublime grandeur, equaling the most noted localities in California" "A railroad bridge, the first wooden one, crosses Elk Creek, and is barely visible behind a leafy tree in this view of Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado" [Ronzio Collection description]. The Chamberlain studio was at the corner of Larimer & 15th Streets, Denver.

$35.00

SOUVENIR VIEWS OF RAWHIDE, NEVADA
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SOUVENIR VIEWS OF RAWHIDE, NEVADA

By Nevada, Rawhide / Johnson, Ned E. and F.W. Clark

Rawhide, Nevada: N.E. Johnson, 1970. Softcover. Very Good. pp: (1) text, (41) views from photographs with captions, (1) portrait of Ned E. Johnson (photographer), folding panorama bound in at back. The one-page text, "Rawhide," is by F.W. Clark, Pacific Coast Agent. Bound in pictorial green wrappers. Private bookplate inside cover, otherwise in fine condition. 8" x 10.5" [Eberstadt 132:506, "the most phenomenal gold camp the world has ever known."] This is a high-quality 1970s reprint of the rare 1908 edition.

$100.00

AMERICAN EMIGRATION.  A DISCOURSE IN BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY, PREACHED IN THE CITIES OF NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN,  MAY, 1857
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AMERICAN EMIGRATION. A DISCOURSE IN BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY, PREACHED IN THE CITIES OF NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN, MAY, 1857

By Sturtevant, Julian Monson

New York: American Home Missionary Society / John A. Gray, Printer, 1857. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 34pp. Bound in decorated yellow wrappers, sewn. 9" x 5.75" Sturtevant was then president of Illinois College. Here, he discusses emigration to the 16 non-slaveholding States. "For obvious reasons...we shall leave out of our estimate the colored population of the Free States. The free white population of the Free States was by the census of 1850, in round numbers, 13,000,000...." Re the American Home Missionary Society, "Its function is to follow such families to the heart of the Western wilderness, to the banks of the Columbia, and the gold fields of California....The very conception of a migration to Kansas, or Minnesota, or Oregon implies knowledge, resources, self-reliance in a very high degree....If an uncultivated, uneducated, laboring population does emigrate, it will not carry civilization with it....Its colonies will languish for ages in ignorance and barbarism...." [Sabin 93277].

$35.00

WHO MADE IOWA?  An Address Delivered on "Pioneer and Old Settlers' Day," at the Semi-Centennial Celebration,  Burlington,  October 2, 1896
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WHO MADE IOWA? An Address Delivered on "Pioneer and Old Settlers' Day," at the Semi-Centennial Celebration, Burlington, October 2, 1896

By Iowa / Parvin, Theodore Sutton

Burlington, Iowa: Egbert, Fidlar, & Chambers, Printers, 1896. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 51pp; frontispiece portrait, tissue guard; other illustrations from portraits and views, one full-page. Bound in printed wrappers; two chips from rear cover, else clean and tight. 9" x 5.75"

$50.00

KANZAS AND THE CONSTITUTION.  By "Cecil."
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KANZAS AND THE CONSTITUTION. By "Cecil."

By Kansas / Fisher, Charles Edward

Boston: Printed by Damrell & Moore, 1856. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp. Printed self-wrappers. 9.25" x 5.75" A pro-slavery lawyer looks at Southern intent to extend slavery into the territories to balance the power of the Free States. [First published in the Philadelphia North American for July 31, 1856, and susbsequently reprinted in the Boston Daily Advertiser. Sabin 24456. Dumont, Antislavery in America, 52: "Sometimes wrongly ascribed to S.G. Fisher."].

$45.00

UTAH LAND INVESTMENT AND TRUST ASSOCIATION:  STOCK CERTIFICATE,  AUGUST 30, 1889
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UTAH LAND INVESTMENT AND TRUST ASSOCIATION: STOCK CERTIFICATE, AUGUST 30, 1889

By Utah, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City: Utah Land Investment & Trust Ass'n, 1889. Original document. Very Good. Issued to F.N. Shelton, Certificate No. 99, for one share of the assets of Series B, to be paid in 12 assessments of 10 dollars each. Par value of each share, $120. Engraved, decorated border, printed in blue. Signed by Walter Murphy, Secretary, and by F.S. Bascom, President of the Association. Several payments recorded in ink on the verso, and signed by Murphy. 5.25" x 9.75" F.S. Bascom, M.D. was also a practicing physician who extolled the health benefits of the Salt Lake City climate, the nearby sulphur springs, and the waters of the Great Salt Lake.

$50.00

OROVILLE MINES LIMITED:  OPERATING IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:  2,500.000 Shares - Par Value 10 Cents - Stock In Treasury, $150,000 - 1902
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OROVILLE MINES LIMITED: OPERATING IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON: 2,500.000 Shares - Par Value 10 Cents - Stock In Treasury, $150,000 - 1902

By Washington State / Oroville Mines

Rossland, British Columbia: Oroville Mines, 1902. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8pp, oblong quarto, printed in dark-red ink; 8 views from photographs showing scenes at the mines. Two vertical folds for mailing. 9" x 11.75". Laid in is a printed "Strong Endorsement" by Canadian journalist Percy F. Godenrath. [This vintage gold & silver mine prospectus is unrecorded by World Cat.] Oroville, situated four miles south of the Canadian border in the Okanogan Highlands in north-central Washington, has a population near 2,000. The town was established as Oro in 1892, ten years before the date of this prospectus. Of the 1,694 mining claims that had been filed, only 37 remain active, according to information published by the The Diggings.

$250.00

MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COMMUNICATING A COPY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF INDIAN TRIBES HELD AT OCMULGEE, IN DECEMBER, 1870.; 41st Congress, 3d Session, Senate, Ex. Coc. No. 26
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MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COMMUNICATING A COPY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF INDIAN TRIBES HELD AT OCMULGEE, IN DECEMBER, 1870.; 41st Congress, 3d Session, Senate, Ex. Coc. No. 26

By Grant, Ulysses S.

Washington DC: Committee on Indian Affairs, 1871. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 23pp. Neatly removed from a nonce volume, and spine reinforced with archival paper. 9" x 5.75"

$40.00

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX:  Vol. 2, No. 115, Friday Morning, January 16, 1903
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MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX: Vol. 2, No. 115, Friday Morning, January 16, 1903

By Indian Territory, Muskogee

Muskogee, I.T.: Clarence H. Douglas, Editor & Publisher, 1903. First Edition. Good. 6pp, few illustrations, printed on pulp stock. Articles include: Went to Indianola: Editor of Negro Publication Visits Mississippi Town; The Fire Fiend Again: Heroic and Efficient Work of the Fire Department...; Murder at Fort Gibson; Sanitarium Burned; Ready for Statehood; Ozark & Cherokee Central; ads for local businesses including bath house, buggies, stoves, physicians, attorneys, men's clothing, 3000 acres of coal lands, &c. 22" x 15". Never folded. Fragile.

$100.00

THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN IN CALIFORNIA [cover title]
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THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN IN CALIFORNIA [cover title]

By California / La Mirada Land Company

[Chicago]: [Rand, McNally & Co.], 1896. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 48pp; frontispiece and 17 other illustrations from photographs, map (7"x7"). Bound in pictorial cream wrappers, cover picture, red lettering. Small dampmark at foot of spine, otherwise in fine condition. 7" x 4.5" With Andrew McNally as President, and E.D. Neff as Manager, the La Mirada Land Company sought to promote their 2,300-acre La Mirada town site and orchard tract, 17 miles southeast of Los Angeles. This booklet covers the climate of coastal California, the 1895 Tournament of Roses as Pasadena, the impressions of Dr. Chauncey Depew, Southern California colonies, access by rail, olive and lemon orchards, the surf a Long Beach, Lake Windermere, irrigation, olive oil production, uses, and profits, etc. The topographical map shows the locations and acreages of various crops on the property of the La Mirada Land Company and Windermere Ranch.

$450.00

MINNESOTA:  ITS ADVANTAGES TO SETTLERS ... Its History and Progress, Climate, Soil, Agricultural and Manufacturing Facilities, Commercial Capacities, and Social Status;  Its Lakes, Rivers and Railroads;  Homestead and Exemption Laws ... Climatology, in a Hygienic and Sanitary Point of View;  Its Unparalleled Salubrity, Growth and Productiveness, as compared with the older states;  and the Elements of Its Future Greatness and Prosperity.; Fifth Edition.  For Gratuitous Circulation
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MINNESOTA: ITS ADVANTAGES TO SETTLERS ... Its History and Progress, Climate, Soil, Agricultural and Manufacturing Facilities, Commercial Capacities, and Social Status; Its Lakes, Rivers and Railroads; Homestead and Exemption Laws ... Climatology, in a Hygienic and Sanitary Point of View; Its Unparalleled Salubrity, Growth and Productiveness, as compared with the older states; and the Elements of Its Future Greatness and Prosperity.; Fifth Edition. For Gratuitous Circulation

By Hewitt, Girart

St. Paul, Minnesota: Girart Hewitt, 1867. Fifth Edition. Softcover. Very Good. pp: 36, (8) full-page ads. The ads are by: Winona & St. Peter Railroad, selling "250,000 acres of the finest farming lands in the northwest"; Hastins & Dakota Railway, offering Actual Settlers Only portions of a 1,280,000-acre land grant; Milwaukee & Saint Paul Railway, best route to the northwest, and with a fine line of steamers; Minnesota Valley Rail Road Company, with a land grant of 1,200,000 acres; North Western Union Packet Co. with splendid steamers on the Upper Mississippi; Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad, offering lands to Immigrants and Settlers; Minnesota Central Railway, serving tourists; and Southern Minnesota Rail Road Company, offering 40,000 acres of land at $3 to $8 per acre. Bound in printed tan wrappers, state seal on cover. 8.5" x 5.5". Spine faded. [Howes, U.S.iana H455. Eberstadt 127:282.].

$250.00

A VACATION EXCURSION FROM MASSACHUSETTS BAY TO PUGET SOUND.  By O.R.
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A VACATION EXCURSION FROM MASSACHUSETTS BAY TO PUGET SOUND. By O.R.

By O.R. (Rand, Olive)

Manchester, N.H.: Press of John B. Clarke, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 203pp; frontispiece view of Mount Hood. Bound in brown cloth, decorated in black and gilt. 7.5" x 4.75" [Joyce, Personal Writings by Women, 3789.] Contents [taken from WorldCat]: Chapter I. First notes --At Chicago --Chapter II. From Chicago to Pueblo --Pueblo --Chapter III. Manitou and its environs --Chapter IV. Denver --Clear Creek Cañon --Central City --The Grand Cañon --Marshall's Pass -- Chapter V. Leadville --La Veta Pass -- Over Raton Mountain to New Mexico -- Chapter VI. Sante Fé -- Chapter VII. From Sante Fé to Los Angeles -- Chapter VIII. Los Angeles -- Chapter IX. The Yo Semite Valley -- Chapter X. San Francisco notes -- Chapter XI. Monterey -- San José and Santa Clara -- The Napa Valley -- On the Pacific [and Astoria] -- Chapter XII. The Lower Columbia River -- Portland -- Chapter XIII. Puget Sound and its ports -- Victoria -- Chapter XIV. Tacoma -- Chapter XV. The Willamette Valley -- Salem -- The middle Columbia -- Chapter XVI. On the Northern Pacific and Utah & Northern railroads -- Butte City Chapter XVII. Salt Lake City -- Chapter XVIII. Finally, [homeward bound].

$120.00

FREE HOMES FOR FREE MEN:; Speech of Hon. G.A. Grow, of Pennsylvania.  Delivered in the House of Representatives, February 29, 1860
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FREE HOMES FOR FREE MEN:; Speech of Hon. G.A. Grow, of Pennsylvania. Delivered in the House of Representatives, February 29, 1860

By Grow, Galusha Aaron (1822-1907)

Detroit: Republican Executive Congressional Committee, 1860. First Edition. Printed self-wraps. Very Good. 8pp, two-column text. Removed, spine reinforced with archival paper. 9" x 5.5" Grow spoke within the Presidential Campaign of 1860, arguing in favor of homestead law. Printed at the Detroit Tribune Office.

$20.00