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Thoreau at Katahdin.

By: [Thoreau, Henry David] Grunsky, Frederic K.

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: [thoreau,henrydavid]grunsky,frederick.25(carmich


(Carmichael, CA: Printed by Frederic Grunsky at his Press Off the Winding Way, 1998). Original printed wrappers, four pp. First printed in the Sierra Club Bulletin in 1960, it also appeared in Voices of the Earth (Sierra Club Books), 1979. This is a keepsake for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. Fine. View more info

Henry David Thoreau Chronology.

By: [Thoreau, Henry David] Kleinfeld, Leonard F

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: [thoreau,henrydavid]kleinfeld,leonardf35foresthi


Forest Hills, NY: (Self published), 1950. First edition. Original printed wrappers, 10 pp. A stated limitation of 1,000 copies. A Fine copy. View more info

Idyllists of the Country-Side.

By: [Thoreau, Henry David] Ellwanger, George H. Herman, compiler.

Price: $67.50

Seller ID: [thoreau,henrydavid]ellwanger,georgeh.herman,compi


New York: Dodd-Mead, 1896. First edition. Original green cloth, lettered in white, decorated in green and white, title in red and black, top edge gilt, 263 pp. "Six Commentaries Concerning Some of Those Who Have Apostrophized the Joys of the Open Air". Inscribed and signed by the compiler: "To John H. Howe, Esq. In Friendliest regard from the Author. Rochester, 10th Dec./95". The six apostrophizers are Isaac Walton, Gilbert White, Thomas Hardy, Richard Jefferies, Henry David Thoreau (The Sphere of Thoreau"), and John Burroughs. Ellwanger (1848-1906) was an important America... View more info

The Spell of the Open Air.

By: [Thoreau, Henry David].

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: [thoreau,henrydavid].100londonandedinburgh:t.n.f


London and Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis; Boston: Le Roy Phillips, (no date, but likely the early 20th century). Original pictorial wrappers, 43 pp., illustrated, in a custom cloth and acrylic plastic slipcase, gilt. Excerpts from several writers on outdoor themes, including Thoreau ("Life Out of Doors" and "Sunset in the Country"). Somewhat worn and stained, a Good copy. View more info

Henry David Thoreau: Studies and Commentaries.

By: [Thoreau, Henry David].

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: [thoreau,henrydavid].75rutherford,nj:fairleighdi


Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, (1972). First edition. Original cloth, gilt, pictorial dust jacket. Papers given at the third annual Nassau Community College "American Writers Festival). Leonard Kleinfeld's copy; he was a prominent Thoreau collector. Inscribed and signed by all three editors: Walter Harding, George Brenner, and Paul A. Doyle, and by a contributor, Jack Schwartzman. Other contributors include Alfred Kazin and Muriel Rukeyser. Some dust soiling, top edge foxed. Jacket stained and torn. A Very Good copy in a Fair jacket. View more info

"The Northern / 25c / Rawhide-Nevada".

By: [Token, Rawhide, Nevada]

Price: $32.50

Seller ID: [token,rawhide,nevada]32.50papertoken,green,21/4


Paper token, green, 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches, uncirculated, The Northern was a saloon. In nice condition. View more info

Ghost Life on the Mississippi" in "The Pacific Spectator".

By: [Twain, Mark, Samuel Clemens].

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: [twain,mark,samuelclemens].125paloalto:stanfordu


Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. Volumes I - X, 1947-1956. Ten volumes of The Pacific Spectator, all published, a quarterly. Uniform red cloth, gilt. The manuscript of "Ghost Life on the Mississippi" was found in the house of Samuel Clemens' sister, Pamela, in St. Louis, by a descendant. The story appears here for the first time, having been presented by Pamela's grandson. It is thought to have been written in about 1861. "The Pacific Spectator has for its purpose the interpretation and discussion of enduring human values, past and present, which have found expression in ... View more info

The Christian Examiner and General Review

By: [Unitarian Periodical]

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: [unitarianperiodical]20forjuly,1832.boston:graya


for July, 1832. Boston: Gray and Bowen. Original printed wrappers. A Fine copy. View more info

The Christian Examiner and General Review

By: [Unitarian Periodical]

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: [unitarianperiodical]20forjanuary,1835.boston:ch


for January, 1835. Boston: Charles Bowen. Original printed wrappers. A Fine copy. View more info

Government Forest Work.

By: [USDA, Forest Service].

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: [usda,forestservice].40(noplace,u.s.d.a.departme


(No place, U.S.D.A. Department Circular 211, 1927). Cover Title, illustrated, 44 pp., 4 x 6 inches. Revised and expanded from the 1922 edition. A recruitment tool with lots of history and mission information. Paper a little toned, offsetting to part of th e front from something acidic laid on. In Very Good condition. View more info

New Employee packet, USDA, Soil Conservation Service (Natural Resources Conservation Service).

By: [USDA, Soil Conservation Service].

Price: $22.50

Seller ID: [usda,soilconservationservice].22.50threeitemsgi


Three items given to new hires, late 1940's. "Working Safely in the Soil Conservation Service", no date, no publication information, unpaginated but six leaves, stapled, illustration on the front, Fine. "What's Your Future? A Guide for USDA Employees' Career Development". No place, U.S.D.A, 1945. Four leaves, illustrated. Tips for success at USDA and for promotional opportunities. In Fine condition. "Deeds. Achievements in 1949". Washington, D.C.: National Federation of Federal Employees, no date but probably 1950. One sheet folded to make four pages, with a long list o... View more info

Soil Conservation Survey Guide; Pacific Region.

By: [USDA, Soil Conservation Service].

Price: $32.50

Seller ID: [usda,soilconservationservice].32.50noplace,usda


No place, USDA, January 1951 (revised). Original printed wrappers, 24 pp. "Regional Guide for Farm Planning Soil Conservation Surveys". The Soil Erosion Service was formed in 1933 in response to the Dust Bowl. It was renamed "Natural Resources Conversation Service" in 1994. Ownership signature on the front, else Fine. View more info

Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: [Virginia City, Nevada]

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: [virginiacity,nevada]60nodate,butlikelytobebefor


No date, but likely to be before 1883. From a young woman to her sister, describing a prospective trip to Mexico, via San Francisco, on the brig "Hesperian", as companion to a woman who would marry, on board ship, a "Mr. Snider that belongs to the telegraph Company....a widower with 2 children. He has a fine postition. Tom knows him and her to. I wroat (sic) and told him." Captain Winding, of the "Hesperian", a friend of Mr. Snider, would perform the marriage. The "Hesperian", was built in Eureka, CA., in 1865 by E. and H. Cousins, at a cost of $22,500. H... View more info

Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: [Virginia, 1866]

Price: $70.00

Seller ID: [virginia,1866]70datedlaurelbrook(nearsussexcity


Dated "Laurel Brook" (near Sussex City, Virginia), April 4, 1866 - a few days short of the first anniversary of the surrender of Robert E. Lee. Signed "G.A. Bendall, to "My own dear Cousin", lots of talk of family activities, deaths, a marriage, the farm - wheat, cotton, chickens, geese, turkeys. She has seen her mother, "All her negroes left her Christmas, they have been compelled to hire white labour, which is rather difficult to do." One sheet, 1 1/2 x 11 inches, two conjugate leaves, four pages, closely written. View more info

A Map, "Johnson’s California, Territories of New Mexico and Utah".

By: [Western Americana, 1860].

Price: $775.00

Seller ID: [westernamericana,1860].775publishedbyjohnsonand


Published by Johnson and Browning. A hand-colored map, undated but about 1860 (David Rumsey Map Collection, Stanford Univ., online. The Rumsey copy is designated the first issue, and has atlas page numbers 47-48; the map for sale here is identical except for the atlas pagination, 54-55, and may be a later issue). Showing much of the far West with boundaries much different than they are today. This was a fraught time for the far west and the federal government. Two examples are shown in this map: the early development of Nevada and Arizona. For years the people of western Utah Territory had bee... View more info

“The Yager Journals: A Diary of a Journey Across the Plains”

By: [Western Americana] Yager, James Pressley.

Price: $55.00

Seller ID: [westernamericana]yager,jamespressley.55inthenev


in the "Nevada Historical Society Quarterly" – complete in six parts, Spring, 1970 through Summer, 1971. All six issues in original pictorial wrappers. Printed from copies of the original manuscript diary provided by a descendant of James Pressley Yager, who crossed the plains in 1863. This has never appeared in book form. With notes and commentary by Dr. E.W. Harris of the University of Nevada (UNR), whose grandparents, all four of them, crossed the plains in th 1850’s and early ‘60’s to settle in Dayton, Nevada. Plus: “Arthur M. Menefee’s Travels Across the Plains, 1857... View more info

(James McNeill) Whistler.

By: [Whistler, James McNeill] Laver, James.

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: [whistler,jamesmcneill]laver,james.25london:fabe


London: Faber and Faber, Limited, (1930). First edition. Red half-calf and red cloth, both gilt-decorated, marbled endpapers. A specially bound "Prize Book" from an English girl's school to one of its students. A little rubbing and some stray marks, a Very Good copy. View more info

Walt Whitman. A Selection of the Manuscripts, Books and Association Items Gathered by Charles E. Feinberg.

By: [Whitman, Walt] Feinberg, Charles E.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: [whitman,walt]feinberg,charlese.75detroit:detroi


Detroit: Detroit Public Library, 1955. Original printed wrappers, 128 pp., illustrated. With an introduction by David C. Mearns, Chief, Manuscripts Division, The Library of Congress, where Feinberg's collection ultimately settled. A presentation copy: "To Dick Fair in appreciation of his help & advice & work in the making of this catalogue. Charles Feinberg." Richard Fair was the designer. Some soil and wear, a Very Good copy. View more info

Alias Walt Whitman.

By: [Whitman, Walt] O'Higgins, Harvey.

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: [whitman,walt]o'higgins,harvey.75newark:thecarte


Newark: The Carteret Book Club, 1930. First edition. Quarter cloth, gilt, and printed paper boards, 49 pp. One of 200 copies printed at the Georgian Press. An interesting criticism of Whitman, especially critical of his newspaper career and the self-promotion of the poetry. He does offer some praise, too, and he exerts a lot of energy issuing the opinion that Whitman was not a homosexual. Bookplate of the Zamorano Club. Spine sunned, board corners rubbed. A Very Good copy. View more info

The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman.

By: [Whitman, Walt] Thomas B. Harned, editor.

Price: $80.00

Seller ID: [whitman,walt]thomasb.harned,editor.80gardencity


Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1918. First edition (BAL 21463). Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, illustrated, 243 pp. A Fine copy. View more info