Austin: Encino Press, 1970. xix, 91 pp. Illus. with b/w woodcuts. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Barbara Mathews Whitehead, illus. Inscribed by both the author and illustrator on the half title and gift inscription on rear end-paper. Book review laid in loose. Light foxing on edges else a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.
Albuquerque: Univ. New Mexico Press, (1954). x, 186 pp. Illus. with b/w drawings. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Dorothy L. Peters, illus. Inscribed by the author on title and with an ALS to collector and historian Al Lowman. Fabiola Cabeza de Baca [Gilbert] (1898-1991) was the author of 'Historic Cookery' (1931), perhaps the first book on New Mexico cooking. A very good copy with two small soiled spots on fore edge, in a very good dust jacket with darkened spine.
Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office, 1902. 50 pp.,  + map. Illus. with a 26.5 X 39.5 inch folding map and 5 figures. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Contains John H. Clark's important 'Map of the United States and Texas Boundary Line and Adjacent Territory Determined and Surveyed in 1857-8-9-60.' Baker discusses the history of the Texas surveys, beginning with Jones and Brown (1859), Clark (1859-60), Johnston (1857), Macomb (1859), Darling' (1868), Chaffee and Major (1869 and 1872), Major (1874), Chaney (1881), Mabry (1882-85), Taylor and Fuss (1883), Pritchett (1892), and Preston (1900). Clark completed the map in 1860 but not all the work as the Civil War intervened; the final report was not published until 1882 in Senate Ex. Doc No. 70., but without the large map which was published for the first time in this report by Marcus Baker in 1902. Removed from a larger volume, a company stamp on the series title and the title page; the series title, last page, and rear blank wrapper detached. Edges browned on leaves but map fine. Wheat 1022.
Los Angeles: Bennett & Marshall & Westernlore Press, 1957, 1967. Frontis, xx, 284 pp.; frontis, xvii, 250 pp. Sm. 4to. Blue cloth, covers stamped in blind, gilt titles, map end-papers. First editions. One of 550 copies. The basic bibliography of Baja. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Very good to near fine, small bookplate on front pastedowns, sunning to spine and top edge of volume one.
Norman: Univ. Oklahoma Press, (1962). xxiii, 408 pp. Illus. with 32 b/w photos and 7 maps. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Inscribed by the author. An important work on the exploration and mapping of the west in the years mid-19th century by Hayden, King, Powell, and Wheeler. Scattered foxing else a very good copy with inscription on half-title and later owner's review of the book on last blank in a like dust jacket with faint foxing mostly to inside panels.
London: Printed for Hunt and Clarke, 1828. xxiii, 472 pp.; 545 pp. Illus. with engraved frontis, 3 plates, 2 folding plans, and large folding map of the Mississippi. 8vo. Three quarter dark brown morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands decorated in gilt, black morocco lettering pieces, gilt volume numerals. First English edition. Giacomo Costantino Beltrami was a naturalist and explorer who left Italy for Europe after a period of political persecution, then journeyed to America where he traveled from Pittsburgh down the Ohio and up the Mississippi to Ft. Anthony; then to Canada, down the Red River, across to the Missouri and down the Mississippi to New Orleans. For a while he had joined up with an expedition led by Major Stephen Long in 1823 but left to travel again on his own after relations with Long soured. Vol. II. is "almost entirely devoted to the author’s travels among the North-western Indians, of whom he gives some novel particulars. The narrations of what he witnessed are tinged with the peculiar glow of the author’s temperament. Beltrami must have moved in a gigantic world, if he saw external objects through the same media with which he viewed his own person and accomplishments," Field, Indian Bibliography, p. 28. The work was not well received. Nearly invisible repair to front hinge, else a very good set, extremities worn, scattered foxing; tear at inner margin to first few leaves, offsetting on title, folding map remounted, creased, trimmed to exclude the left side neat line but without loss to map, mainly marginal repairs to two tears on verso of one plan. Sabin 4605. Field 111. Pilling: Proof Sheets, 340. Eberstadt 107-20. Howes B338. Wagner-Camp 26a: 2. Clark II: 182. Monaghan: French Travellers 178B. Larned 1591. Hubach 59. Buck 181.
New York: Edward Eberstadt:, n.d. 45 pp. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition thus. Printed in an edition of 200 copies from the files of the New Harmony Times where the journal appeared serially March 16-August 3, 1906. "A colorful report," Mintz p. 15. Covers April thru September, 1850. "...substantial descriptions including social and camp scenes, quarrels, deaths, Indian trade, hunting, impressions of the great migration; fairly interesting," Matthews, p. 324. Slight browning to wrappers and leaves else a near fine copy. Graff 261. Howes B375. Mintz 33. Heckman 31. Matthews p. 324.
Washington [D.C.]: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1845. 21 pp. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. John Macpherson Berrien (1781-1856) was a United States Senator and Andrew Jackson's Attorney General. He grew into a hard-liner and he became aligned with the short-lived Southern Rights Party formed to oppose the Compromise of 1850 and the Wilmot Proviso. A very good unopened (uncut), untrimmed, and unstitched copy, edge wear, faint stain, mail fold. Sabin 4982. Streeter: Texas A36. Amer. Imprints 45692. Moser: John Tyler Bibliography 324.
Berkeley: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1964. 54, 32 pp. Illus. with 1 folding b/w map. Sm. 4to. Turquoise and brown plaid cloth, gilt title on spine. First edition. No. 12 in the series of Keepsakes issued by the Friends of the Bancroft Library. Francis P. Farquhar, intro. Contains 32 pages of facsimile of Bidwell's journal. A fine unopened (uncut) copy.
Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1958. xxv, 237 pp. Illus. with b/w plates and drawings. 8vo. Cloth with gilt titles, stamped in blind, and map endpapers. First edition. Westerlore Great West and Indian series: 12. One of 750 copies. With the original illus. of Hooper, McDougall, Chapin, Hatfield, and Frederic Remington. Foreword, intro. and notes by Arthur Woodward. The journal of the Apache Campaign of 1886 by John Bigelow, Jr. (1854-1936) was first appeared as a series of articles in Outing Magazine published by his brother, while Bigelow was serving with the 10th U.S. Cavalry, one of the "Negro" Regiments known as the Buffalo Soldiers. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Abajian 26.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1883. x, 509 pp., 6 [adv]. Illus. with 113 wood engravings, and maps. Sm. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. A very good- copy, spine sunned and soiled, ends worn mostly at heel, light soiling on boards, bookseller stamps on free front endpaper, first blank and title (not affecting text). Cowan 55. Palau 29979 (London ed.).
Albuquerque: Univ. New Mexico Press, 1949. xvi, 490 pp. Illus. with 3 b/w folding maps and 1 plate. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Coronado Cuarto Centennial Publications, 1540-1940, Vol. I. Bolton won the Brancroft Prize and Whittelesy House Southwestern Fellowship Award for this, his last work. Also published in a trade edition the same year by Whittelesy House. Undated newspaper book review laid in loose. Minor foxing on fore edge else a near fine partially unopened (uncut) copy in the elusive dust jacket, a very good price-clipped copy, though edge worn and with two small tape repairs.
New York: Macmillan, 1936. xv, 644 pp. Illus. with 54 b/w photos, 3 facsimiles, and 8 folding maps. 8vo. Cloth with gilt titles. First edition. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. A very good copy, gift inscription on free front end-paper, small bookplate on pastedown, offsetting on front end-papers, light scattered foxing to top edge, in a very good- price-clipped dust jacket with a few chips and tears.
New York: Coward-McCann, 1930. ix, 301 pp. Illus. with b/w drawings, and 1 folding map. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt titles. First edition. Stallo Vinton, ed., intro., and. Also includes a trip over the Santa Fe Trail. A near fine copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Wagner-Camp 222 (note). Rittenhouse 82. Rader 472.
Washington [D.C.]: Printed at the Globe Office, 1845. 8 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Brinkerhoff argues that the Annexation of Texas is not necessarily in the interests of the U.S., but solely in the interests of the South. A very good copy with creases to corner of a few leaves, light soiling and light foxing. Sabin 7991. Amer. Imprints 451020. Streeter: Texas A53.
Kaycee, Wy. Margaret Brock Hanson; Frontier Printing, 1981. xiii, 510 pp. Illus. with 66 b/w plates and photos. Sm. 4to. Brown leatherette, titles stamped in gilt, map endpapers. First edition. Signed by the editor & publisher. "A collection of historical stories mostly gathered by J. Elmer Brock and his family and friends." A fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket with light scuffing.
Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1939. Illus. with 1 color and 25 b/w plates + 2 charts. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the first blank. "Very scarce," Adams (Herd, p. 54). Adams states only 150 copies were printed, but according to Clark & Brunet, 1025 copies were published, though only 250 were for sale. A near fine copy. Howes, B814. Adams: Rampaging Herd 332. Clark & Brunet (1992) 29.
[Washington D.C.]: n.p. 1844. 24 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Does not have pp. 25--27, containing “a bill to extend the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the Territory of Iowa over all our Pacific and intermediate possessions, which is not present in all copies. A very good copy with a faint damp stain throughout. Howes B825. San 57564.