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Item 1. HISTORIC SKETCHES OF THE CATTLE TRADE OF THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST
McCoy, Joseph G.
Kansas City, Missouri, 1874. [6], 427pp., including many full page engravings, with portrait opposite title page, plus 22 pp of advertisements. Generally clean throughout, with little foxing, but pp 410-427 and adv pages have slight damp staining at top edges, not affecting the text.
This first edition has been expertly rebound in a modern binding of half-calf, and preserved in a hand-made case by the same binder.
This copy contains many leaves of advertising not found in all copies.
This is one of the "big four" cattle books. McCoy opened the market for Texas cattle, acted a promoter of Abilene, Kansas, and is noted on the title page as "the pioneer western cattle shipper." This work is the first general account of the trade covering the period from the beginning of the post-Civil War opening of the cattle trade up to 1873.
"One of the pillars of any range library" - SIX SCORE 76." "One of the most important sources on ranching in Texas, Colorado and Kansas, and on the Texas cattle drives" - STREETER (SALE 2366) . ADAMS HERD 1385. GRAFF 2594. DOBIE, p.111. HOWES M72. RADER 2286. MERRILL ARISTOCRAT.
$2500.00
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Item 2: DIE AKUSTIK CHLADNI, Ernst Florens Friedrich. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1802. First edition. Engraved vignette portrait of the author on title & eleven plates. (In the collation given by N.U.C., the engraved portrait vignette on the title-page is counted as plate XII). Ep, title page, [iii]-xxxii, 1-304, 11 folding plates,1 ep. Large 4to, original paper-covered board, light foxing throughout. Very good and large copy preserved in a custom-made box. "Chladni (1756-1827), professor of physics in Breslau, was the first to reduce the general association between vibration and pitch to a tabular basis and thus to lay the foundation of the modern science of acoustics. His first results were reported in 'New Discoveries in the Theory of Sound', 1787, and were greatly enlarged in 'Acoustics', 1802. He spread sand on plates made of metal and glass, which were fixed in clamps. He then applied a violin bow to the edge of each plate and recorded the patterns produced thereby in the sand. These figures are still known by Chladni's name." ­Printing & the Mind of Man 233b. $2500
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Item 3: Early Hand-Colored Engraving of NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY in SECOND EDITION OF GEORGE W. HAWES' INDIANA STATE GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR 1860 AND 1861 George W. Hawes, Publisher and Compiler Indianapolis, 1860. Engraved frontispiece, xxxvi, 778pp, one folding RR map, illustrated with 14 engravings, including a hand-colored engraving of Notre Dame University [p350]. Indexes to advertisers and businesses. Professionally rebound by Florian R. Bieschke in full maroon leather, with an inset title on the front cover. Ads from the original are inlaid on the front and back endpapers. $475.00
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Item 4: THE CHRONICLES OF THE YELLOWSTONE. TOPPING, E.S. An accurate comprehensive history of the country drained by the Yellowstone River-Its Indian inhabitants-Its first explorers-The early fur traders and trappers-The coming and trials of the emigrants. A Full Account Of All Expeditions, Military and Civil -- The Discovery of the Geysers and Wonders of the National Park -- Fights With the Sioux by Wolfers, Trappers and Gold Seekers -- The Sioux War of 1876-77, in Which General Custer Was Killed -- Nez Perce War of 1877 -- The Advent of the Northern Pacific and Building of Towns --The Mineral and Agricultural Wealth -- and Future of the Country. Pioneer Press , St. Paul, MN, 1883. First edition. 245pp, folded map at end, 3 plates from photographs by L.A. Huffman, and other illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Some wear at extremities, and some darkening of the spine, but altogether a very good copy. see Adams, Herd, 2312. Graff 4166. Howes T300. Luther, Custer High Spots, Smith 10264. The author, Eugene Sayre Topping (1844-1917), engaged in prospecting and town building at Trail, British Columbia, in the 1890's, and made his fortune there. $1150
No Image Available IKEBANA: THE CREATIVE TRADITION Ohara, Houn Kodansha International, Tokyo/Palo Alto, 1970. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Publisher's buckram with gilt design and lettering in fine dust jacket and with publisher's printed packing case. 168 pgs. 51 full color hand-tipped-in plates including those which are folded. Fine copy, bright, clean and tight. Packing case rubbed and with moderate wear. Houn Ohara was a master in the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging - Ikebana. He was responsible for reinvigorating American flower arranging in the Japanese manner with new trends towards experiment and imaginative adaptation. In his hands, flower arrangement was a vital art in its own right. The magnificent color plates illustrate the extent of his art. $100

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